Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

How man ended his wife's nagging  
The man jumped into a fast-flowing river because he couldn't take his wife's nagging anymore.
The Chinese lorry driver, known as Zhou, and his wife were on a ferry on the Yangtze River when it all became too much for him, the Chongqing Evening Post reports.
Members of the ship's crew saw the man suddenly run out of his cabin with his hands covering his ears, and shouting: "I can't stand it any longer."
They initially thought he was suffering from an ear injury and went to help him but found he was unhurt.
"While we were still puzzling over the this, his wife ran up and continued nagging him," said a crewmate."
The husband covered his ears again and said: 'I need a break' before jumping over the side into the rushing river.
"We immediately found lamps to light up the water but found nobody. The possibility of survival can be zero."
However, later that night, police found the man who had managed to swim about 2km across the broad river.
"I felt I was dying, but even that's better than my wife's nagging," he reportedly told the police.
The couple were reunited the following morning at the local police station where Zhou's wife promised to give up her habit of nagging him.
Man recovers after being punched and robbed while impaled on stake
An Australian man is in a stable condition in hospital after he was impaled by a garden stake in a motorcycle crash, then reportedly robbed and assaulted at the accident scene.
A South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service spokesperson said the 39-year-old man, who was airlifted to St George Hospital on Sunday afternoon, was originally admitted in a serious but stable condition but had since improved.
The man allegedly stole a motorbike and was riding it along Adelaide St, Greenwell Point, when he lost control and slid into a garden bed at 1.45pm on Sunday. A timber meter-long garden stake was driven through his right armpit and out his back, while a puncture wound was also found on his leg.
NSW Ambulance officers said they responded to reports of a man who had a garden stake in his torso and required surgical intervention.
Paramedics arrived to find the man conscious and the stake already pulled from his body. Nowra police said there was no motorcycle at the scene when authorities arrived.
A source said the owner of the bike had caught up with the rider, pulled out the stake and punched him on the nose before taking his wallet and reclaiming the motorcycle. The injured man was taken to hospital suffering internal injuries and a suspected broken nose.
Wisconsin Girl, 13, Charged in Fatal Stabbing Over Milk
A 13-year-old Milwaukee girl accused of fatally stabbing her step-grandfather because he poured her milk down a drain is being held on $150,000 cash bond.
The girl appeared Tuesday in Milwaukee County Children's Court. She is accused of stabbing 48-year-old Robert A. Moon in the neck on Saturday after he allegedly poured out milk that she wanted for her cereal.
Public defender Joy Sherard says there's a family history that has required intervention from county officials, but declined to elaborate.
The Associated Press previously released the girl's name but is no longer doing so after Judicial Court Commissioner Kevin Costello banned the media from identifying her. Costello says he wants to protect her privacy because the case may get waived back to juvenile court.
Man to marry pillow
A Nigerian man who says he cannot get a girlfriend because of his bad stutter has announced plans to marry his pillow.
Okeke Ikechukwu, 26, a labourer, from Lagos, told the Daily Metro that his stammer made it difficult for him to speak to girls.
"Since I am a stutterer, ladies have always laughed at me whenever I try to talk to them," he said.
"I have needs, and so I have taken to sleeping with my pillow in my arms ever since I was 16. I have grown to fall in love with it, and I intend to spend the rest of my life with it."
Mr Ikechukwu also said that, unlike a woman, the pillow would cost him little or nothing to maintain for the rest of its life.
"I think it will make the ideal mate for me," he said.

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