Thursday, June 21, 2007

CNN news of the weird

Two "news" stories caught my eye this morning.

It's good to see that stupidity is certainly not limited to the United States:
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand authorities have blocked a couple's bid to officially name their new son "4real," saying numerals are not allowed.

Pat and Sheena Wheaton said they decided to name their new baby "4real" shortly after having an ultrasound and being struck by the reality of his impending arrival.

"For most of us, when we try to figure out what our names mean, we have to look it up in a babies book and ... there's no direct link between the meaning and the name," Pat Wheaton told TV One on Wednesday. "With this name, everyone knows what it means."

But when the parents filed the name with New Zealand's Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, they were told names beginning with a number were against the rules.

I've always found it kind of odd that nursing homes don't have more wild parties. I mean, what do they have to get up for? I guess they might just be too old or something but apparently not in Russia. And not to make light of the tragedy but:
MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- A fire swept through a nursing home Thursday and killed at least 10 people, the latest in a series of deadly fires, many of which were caused by rampant neglect of safety rules.

He said the fire apparently had been caused by a violation of fire safety rules by patients, many of whom were drunk after a party the previous night.


Blogger daddioux said...

But it never gets weirder than New Jersey:

1:06 PM  

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