OK loons, one more time. If you proclaim to be able to get out of a cage after being lowered into a river, you better have a foolproof escape plan. An Indian magician is missing after having been lowered in the Ganges (that alone could kill him) and failed resurfaced. Jadugar Mandrake was tied up with rope and chains inside a cage that was lowered (by a crane) into the murky waters of India’s most infamous river. Family, friends, media and spectators waited in anticipation of seeing the magician emerge but alas after minutes ticked by panic set in. Authorities have yet to find the cage or the magician following an extensive search.
Jadugar Mandrake attempted a similar stunt a few years back but it failed dismally after onlookers could clearly see a fake door in the cage. He was mocked and attacked by angry onlookers.
If by some miracle he is found alive, I think he should seriously consider a different occupation.
Heavens to Murgatroyd, a town in Ohio (friggin home of Bearman) has pink water coming out of the faucets. Apparently, the bright colour is due to a malfunction at the water treatment plant. Whoopsie, too much sodium permanganate. My bad?
Despite the scary colour, authorities have announced, “the chemical is not dangerous if ingested, but it could dye clothes washed in affected water.” You know what, I would be stepping away from the taps, shower, dishwasher and washing machine and taking a nice vacation or alternatively give Erin Brockovich a buzz.
PSST If you really want to worry just Google “Is sodium permanganate dangerous?”
To say I am disturbed is an understatement. A healthy (somewhat) 17-year-old Dutch girl legally chose euthanasia this week. I get that she had a friggin horrible start to life being raped and abused, but my mind can’t reconcile that as a society we accept such a young person could choose euthanasia. In Australia, she wouldn’t even be old enough to vote. I also understand she could have just as easily chosen suicide. However, suicide is not a legal process. The precedent that was chosen through the legal system is a frightening one.
In writing this I don’t want to diminish the pain and trauma this girl had suffered in her short life but I do question a few things. Firstly age. Teens are confused little beings with hormones in turbo spin. They are generally rebelling against not only themselves but anything and everything. Maturity doesn’t smack them in the face until they exit their teen years. To say that she was accessed by a medical expert before the courts allowed this does not sit well.
Secondly, the precedent that has been set. I am not opposed to euthanasia. I have put numerous pets to sleep when they no longer had the quality of life and I do believe people with terminal or debilitating illnesses have that right too. I do however have reservations about the precedents that are set. Euthanasia is a legal process and once it allows relatively healthy teens to choose death, the boundaries have extended too far. What next? Euthanasia for the elderly who can’t afford a nursing home?
PSST: Apparently, in the Netherlands, the starting age for euthanasia is 12 years of age.
Winter has come and I am still on season 2 of Game of Thrones. I have been dodging the spoilers like a white walker, hoping that I can binge the next 5 seasons without a head rolling out of the bag. I am afraid that my quest will last as long as Ned Stark’s appearance.
Timmothy Pitzen has been missing for seven years, presumed dead after his mother ‘s body was discovered in a hotel room. She had left a note saying that Timmothy was safe but no one would ever find him. Well, apparently that is not the case, he has been allegedly found ALIVE. Yesterday a teenager in Kentucky was roaming the streets asking for help. He said he was Timothy and he had been held captive for 7 years and had managed to escape by running across the State line from Ohio into Kentucky. No confirmation the boy is Timmothy but fingers crossed for his father’s sake.
Please note: If you get held hostage and have the slightest window of opportunity… RUN. And I don’t mean run down the block, I mean run as fast as you can for as long as you can until you can find help. There must be hundreds of missing people around the world trapped in houses, dungeons or sheds. I often think of Madeleine McCann and hope if she is alive she has the opportunity and courage to make a run for it. I also hope there is a special place in hell for the people who take these poor innocent victims.
UPDATE: As suspected he is not Timmothy Pitzen. However, on a positive note, it has put fresh light onto the case.
This I didn’t know. Beware loons if you came across a fallen tree. Evidently, they can spring back up and crush you, like some horror movie. Who friggin knew? A kid in Queensland is lucky to be alive after he was playing around a fallen tree when it sprang back up and crushed him under its roots. Fortunately, his quick thinking family members were able to use nearby vehicles and chains to lift the tree. He’s OK but had to nurse broken ribs and femur, two collapsed lungs and a squashed heart. Luckily, if a tree falls in Queensland you can hear a scream!
Want to earn $26,000 for two months work? Well, it really isn’t work it’s basically being lazy-assed while NASA and the European Space Agency use you as a guinea pig. A lazy-assed guinea pig. All you have to do is lie down and do nothing for 60 days. Kinda feel like I do that already but anywho, applicants are being sorted. It does come with some bummers, firstly, it is in Cologne, Germany and secondly, you’ll probably have to lie down with other like-minded lazy creatures in shared accommodation. Oh, and if you want (or care) what the experiment is for, it’s to do with testing weightlessness in space.
PSST: If you can decipher German you can find the application here