October 07, 2014

And now . . . this - Oct 7/14

These days I consider myself lucky if I can grab a couple of weird news stories in a day. So today is a smorgasbord!

A mother of a 4-year-old was arrested after her daughter brought heroin into a daycare and began passing it out to other children, Delaware State Police say. . . .

Police say a 4-year-old girl unknowingly brought the small bags of heroin into the childcare in a backpack that her mother gave her after hers had become ruined by the family pet sometime in the night.

Upon thinking the packets were candy, she began passing them out to her classmates.

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Kids these days.

Of course, she's probably the driving force behind the class president by now.

South Africa's controversial first gay-friendly mosque, which also allows Christian worshippers and women to lead prayers, was damaged by a fire overnight, its founder and the police said Saturday. . . .

Andre Traut, police spokesman for the city, said they "are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fire". The mosque, which welcomes gay people, Christians, and treats men and women equally, opened peacefully in Cape Town last month amid opposition and threats of violence.

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To date no perpetrators have been found, but they strongly suspect the Joooos.

Scientists have successfully grown penises in a laboratory and say they could be tested on humans within five years. . . .

Scientists there are now assessing engineered penises for safety, function and durability, The Guardian reports.

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Safety, function, and durability. Are they strapping them onto crash test dummies? (I should be gratified they aren't testing them on animals.)

Much higher levels of radioactivity than normal have been found among Norway's grazing animals, especially its reindeer population, a study revealed on Monday.

Almost 30 years after the nuclear plant explosion in Chernobyl, this autumn, more radioactivity has been measured in Norwegian grazing animals than has been noted in many years.

Lavrans Skuterud, a scientist at the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (Statens strålevern), said: "This year is extreme."

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Red. Bright, bright red. Perfect for some foggy Christmas Eve.

Well, have a weird day.