Wednesday, 1.10.2014

From their brunette hair to their dress sense, twin sisters Vicki and Valerie Darger have a number of things in common. But the 42-year-olds share more than just their looks - they are both married to the same man. The sisters are in a polygamous marriage with Joe, 43, who is also wed to a third woman - their cousin Alina. The Dargers, who are fundamentalist Mormons from Salt Lake City, Utah, live together in a large family home and have 24 children between them. Vicki, currently a stay-at-home mother, has been married to Joe, who runs a construction company, for 22 years. Valerie joined the family as his third wife in 2000.

 


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Copenhagen Phil playing Peer Gynt


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Zhang Bangsheng, a very dedicated Chinese zoo keeper, had to lick a constipated money's bottom for over an hour after the three-month-old Francois Leaf monkey swallowed a peanut whole. The monkey showed signs of stomach problems and was unable to defecate. It was too young to be given laxatives so the only way to encourage it was by licking its behind (Zhang used warm water to clean the area before he began). His efforts were rewarded an hour later when the monkey defecated a single peanut.

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South Korea says it will increase customs inspections targeting capsules containing powdered human flesh. The Korea Customs Service said it had found almost 17,500 of the capsules being smuggled into the country from China since August 2011.

The powdered flesh, which officials said came from dead babies and foetuses, is reportedly thought by some to cure disease and boost stamina. But officials said the capsules were full of bacteria and a health risk.


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Their awesome power had been harnessed by the Americans ten years earlier to help bring about an end to the Second World War but a US Air Force crew nearly wrought similar destruction on its own people after accidentally dropping a nuclear bomb on south Carolina at the height of the Cold War.


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It took months to find the right tree to build on, and when he did, it was on public land looking down on a row of multi-million dollar Canadian homes but that didn't stop Joel Allen from building this incredible egg-shaped treehouse in Whistler forest.

The computer technician-turned-carpenter started off by creating a scale model of his design to test its strength and durability, before beginning the months-long quest to find the perfect tree.

 


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Up there with the very best.


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The Lamborghini Urus is expected to be the brand's first foray into the SUV market. Unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show, the concept vehicle (or a similar SUV) is due to enter production in 2015.

 


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A child dubbed 'turtle boy' because of a giant mole that covered his back like a shell, can now live a normal life thanks to a British surgeon.

Didier Montalvo, six, from Colombia, had the rare condition Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. There was a chance the growth could turn malignant but Didier's mother Luz could not raise the money for the operation.

The family were also ostracised from their rural village as the superstitious residents said Didier's condition was due to being conceived during an eclipse. They feared he was touched by evil forces which meant he could not attend school or be baptised.  


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An Italian couple are to become the world's oldest divorcees, after the 99-year-old husband found that his 96-year-old wife had an affair in the 1940s. The Italian man, identified by lawyers in the case only as Antonio C, was rifling through an old chest of drawers when he made the discovery a few days before Christmas.

Notwithstanding the time that had elapsed since the betrayal, he was so upset that he immediately confronted his wife of 77 years, named as Rosa C, and demanded a divorce.


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Earlier this week the 33rd annual Beautiful Bulldog pageant took place at Drake University (its mascot is a bulldog) in Iowa. The results are nothing short of spectacular.

 


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In scenes reminiscent of the 1951 film 'Westward the Women', starring Robert Taylor and Denise Darcel, bachelors in the town of Candeleda are being introduced to women from Madrid.

The small town of 6,000, which sits on the banks of the picturesque Lobera River, hosted a weekend fiesta to welcome 68 women for a meet-and-greet with the village's single men. The stategy is a desperate attempt to stem a severe bride shortage which is threatening to decimate the local population.


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Snoop Dogg’s Rolling Words Smokable Songbook is a collection of the rapper’s best lyrics printed onto rolling papers. It’s about as illegal as literature gets.

Designed to promote Snoop’s new range of Kingsize Slim Rolling Papers, the book is made from detachable sheets of hemp seed paper, printed with various songs from Snoop’s back catalogue. It’s published in non-toxic ink and bound in a twine cover with a match striking surface fitted onto the spine so you can light off the book itself.


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Internet & every boy's dream.


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At the Russian Babochki Anticafé customers pay by the minute but eat and drink for free. Patrons are charged 1.5 Kopecks/minute which equates to HKD40 cents/minute, while the price of all the snacks and beverages are waived.

The aim is to create a relaxing space where customers can do what they want with their time. The venue offers tea, coffee and desserts at no charge, and patrons can even bring their own refreshments. An assortment of board games are also available along with Xbox games, WiFi and a cinema room.

Who wants to try it in HK?


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At the Russian Babochki Anticafé customers pay by the minute but eat and drink for free. Patrons are charged 1.5 Kopecks/minute which equates to HKD40 cents/minute, while the price of all the snacks and beverages are waived.

The aim is to create a relaxing space where customers can do what they want with their time. The venue offers tea, coffee and desserts at no charge, and patrons can even bring their own refreshments. An assortment of board games are also available along with Xbox games, WiFi and a cinema room.

Who wants to try it in HK?


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Smartwatch for iPhone & Android Breaks Crowdfunding Records


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When 19-stone rugby player Chris Birch suffered a stroke during a freak accident, his life was transformed - but not in a way that anyone could have predicted. When he regained consciousness, the 26-year-old, who was engaged to his girlfriend at the time, found his sexuality had completely altered. 'The Chris I knew had gone and a new Chris sort of came along. I came to the realisation that the stroke had turned me gay,' he said.

Chris had been attempting a forward roll down a hill in 2011 when the blood supply to his brain was cut off causing a stroke. During a stroke the areas starved of oxygen, brain cells die and this can cause damage. However, the brain can make new neural connections and find different pathways to achieve the same thing.


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We've never seen it this good.


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Wish we could have been a fly on the wall for this one.


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