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It's NOT one world | Another Way to Tell If You're Really, Really Drunk

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Feb. 24, 2016

It's NOT one world |  Another Way to Tell If You're Really, Really Drunk

Syrian refugees (mostly, Muslims) may pose a humanitarian and political crisis for Germany, but the Virginia Care company of Recklinghausen, Germany, said they are good for its business: sales of fake hymens, for women to convince Muslim grooms to believe they were wedding-night virgins. The non-chaste Virginia Care buyer inserts a packet of two membranes (about $54) that will burst by penetrative sex, releasing blood coloring. (The "blood" is available either in "original" dark brownish red, which parents are said to expect, or "advanced" brighter red, thought to be more satisfying to husbands.) [Daily Mail (London), 12-15-2015]

Her passengers had run away, leaving Elena Bartman-Wallman, 23, behind the wheel but oblivious on a December afternoon in Aleknagik, Alaska, and her car's tires had started to smoke. She had lodged her foot against the accelerator, facing the wrong way on the road, with her wheels spinning continuously, and by the time police arrived (to discover Bartman-Wallman passed out), the front tires had melted down to the rims. [Alaska Dispatch News, 12-28-2015]

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