Mama’s Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Arizona
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed legislation creating an annual “National Day of the Cowboy” to honor the Western state’s “unique cowboy culture” and recognize its proper place in history. In a statement, Brewer said, “Many of the blessings enjoyed by Arizonans today are because of the contributions of our Keepers of the Range: The Arizona cowboy and cowgirl. These men and women – of all races and backgrounds – are among the truest symbols of the American southwest.” The cowboys will be honored every fourth Saturday in July although sorry government workers — it will not be a paid legal holiday. Three other states do the same thing– New Mexico, Wyoming and California. (Reuters)
Mugshot Leads To Marriage Proposals!
Apparently even drunk, 27-year-old Meagan Simmons of Tampa, Florida looks pretty hot. Her mugshot has gone viral, prompting declarations of love and even proposals of marriage from around the world. Simmons was arrested for drunk-driving in 2010 and the mugshot photo of her in an orange jumpsuit was recently posted on Reddit. The separated mother-of-four has since received an avalanche of gentlemanly attention, including dozens of marriage proposals. Men added their own corny captions to the mugshot such as ‘GUILTY – of taking my breath away’, and ‘Arrested for breaking and entering – YOUR HEART’. Another added: “I hope if you have a man he takes care of you and showers you with love and tenderness. If we were together you would need for nothing.” Simmons wrote on Twitter: “It’s crazy lol – I don’t understand what all the hype is about. That arrest was in 2010 get over it already. I think the pic is terrible honestly.” (Ananova)
You Don’t Know a Poodle From a Ferret!
In Buenos Aires, several dog lovers paid out hundreds of pounds for fashionable ‘toy poodles’ – only to discover they were fluffed-up ferrets on steroids. One senior citizen was duped into buying two of the “pedigree” pets but when he took them to a vet for their vaccinations he was told he had bought two ferrets which are known in Argentine as ‘Brazilian rats’. The ferrets had been given steroids at birth to increase their size and then had some extra grooming to make their coats resemble a fluffy toy poodle. Toy poodle puppies can cost as much as $700 while ferrets can be had for as little as $50. (Ananova)
Chocolate Breath Will Get You Every Time
In Bremerton, Washington, it was chocolate breath that gave away a 15-year-old boy accused of shoplifting candy bars. An officer responding to the shoplifting call caught up with the suspect on a bicycle. First the boy denied taking candy bars, but the officer could smell an odor of chocolate and called witnesses who identified him. The boy finally confessed and said he was hungry and did it for the thrill. (Kitsap Sun)
I Would Walk 600 Miles!
Here’s a case of true fatherly love. A 72-year-old Chinese man walked more than 600 miles over 71 days to visit his son in prison. The poor guy had planned to take the train but had his money stolen shortly after leaving home. He begged along the way and sometimes ate food from garbage cans during his two month journey. He said, “I didn’t see him for two years. I am here to visit him and tell him not to worry about me and transform himself for good, while in prison.” Prison wardens were so touched by his story that they even bent the rules to allow him to see his son. The son, Xie Fei, revealed that his father is actually is his adoptive father, as his real parents died when he was ten. Fei said, “He adopted me and loves me very much, but I have nothing to repay all this.” The return home was a little easier as prison guards all chipped in to buy him a train ticket. (Ananova)
Cultures Different Than Ours
In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 11-year-old Mohammed al-Rashidi has married his 10-year-old cousin and told local reporters, “I am ready for this marriage. It will help me study better.” But in Yemen, a courageous 8-year-old girl walked in to a courtroom alone and demanded that the judge grant her a divorce from the 30-year-old man her father had contracted to marry her. The judge, rejecting tradition, granted the divorce. (Yemen Times)
The World’s First Flying Car
It may be the world’s very first flying car — but not in a good way. A man in Yanbian City, China got the shock of his life when the car he was driving during a severe windstorm was literally lifted off the ground and blown onto the roof of a nearby building! The driver said he had just turned a corner when it suddenly felt as if his car was flying through the air. He added, “Before I realized what was happening, my car had landed on the roof.” Police said the bizarre accident was a combination of the lay of the land, as well as the wind. Meteorologists said wind gusts had reached up to 80 miles per hour during the storm. (China News Network)
Who Spiked the Lunch?
Police in Russia say junior high students, aged 13 to 15, went wild after someone laced the school lunches with the drug ecstasy. Pupils were reported stripping off clothing, trying to climb walls and laying on the floor laughing. Teachers said it was as if the school had turned into “a lunatic asylum” after lunch. Fortunately nobody was seriously injured and a big old investigation is underway — KGB style no doubt. (Ananova)
This article was written by CARL LAMAR