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Wedding couple get buzzed — literally

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A Chinese couple have got married wearing clothes made of thousands of living bees.

Li Wenhua and Yan Hongxia are both enthusiastic beekeepers and work for the Nanhu forestry commission at Ning’an city in northern China.

via Ananova – Bee my wife.

July 23, 2009 Posted by | Strange | , | Comments Off on Wedding couple get buzzed — literally

Is it raining yet?

Farmers in an eastern Indian state have asked their unmarried daughters to plow parched fields naked in a bid to embarrass the weather gods to bring some badly needed monsoon rain, officials said on Thursday.

Witnesses said the naked girls in Bihar state plowed the fields and chanted ancient hymns after sunset to invoke the gods. They said elderly village women helped the girls drag the plows.

via Naked girls plow fields for rain–Yahoo

It will work too, if they keep it up long enough. But then so would anything else since it will rain eventually.

July 23, 2009 Posted by | Strange | , , , | Comments Off on Is it raining yet?

Repeat after me: Bison are wild animals

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A bull bison at Yellowstone National Park gored a 55-year-old tourist after the man got within 10 feet of the animal in a campground. A news release from the park says the Norco, Calif., man was taking pictures of the bison when it charged him Wednesday morning.

The bison gored the man in his upper left thigh and punctured his leg. The man was taken to a park clinic and then to St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson. The injury is not life-threatening, according to the park.

via USATODAY.com

Let’s go over that one more time: Bison are big, fast,  ill tempered, aggressive, not overly bright  wild animals that out weigh you by at least a factor of ten. Yes, even the ones in Yellowstone.

July 23, 2009 Posted by | animals, Dumb Stuff, Dumb Tourist | , | Comments Off on Repeat after me: Bison are wild animals