Sunday, June 21, 2009

Couples ditch 'death do us part'

Couples are abandoning "till death do us part" wedding vows in favour of those with a get-out clause, just in case their love "shall falter or fail".
Celebrants claim that only one in five couples from almost 40,000 marriages in NSW last year stuck to traditional vows.
Instead, some are dropping phrases about lifelong commitment, replacing them with finite pledges including "as long as our love lasts''.
A few even make agreements to review their marriage after as little as five years
Divorce rates have dipped slightly, but one in three marriages ends in divorce and celebrants say the trend is acknowledged in ceremonies.
Celebrant Coral Kortlepel said many newlyweds had accepted "if you're not happy, you don't have to stay together'' and some were writing it into their wedding vows.
"I actually had a couple recently that said: `I will love you today, I will love you tomorrow and if our love shall falter or fail, I will respect you for the period of time that you were in my life','' she said.

String of tampon machine thefts hit MSU

A heavy flow of break-ins and thefts from feminine-hygiene dispensers across campus led MSU Police to launch an investigation.
Apparently, a string of tampon machine thefts is plaguing the Michigan State University campus of late. The campus rag, The State News, is reporting the destruction and theft of money and perhaps content, of numerous tampon machines placed in women’s bathrooms.
The campus police are busy investigating the latest campus crime wave, noting the thieves have targeted machines in the the Chemistry Building, the Human Ecology Building and the Computer Center. MSU police Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor said, "thefts from feminine-hygiene dispensers have been spotty in the past."
The thefts involved at least six tampon dispensing machines, with a reported loss of at least $7.50 in change. All the thefts took place between June 1-12.
Some of the feminine-hygiene machines "appeared to have been entered with an unknown tool," said McGlothian-Taylor.
The tampon machines are worth about $400. Campus officials are not sure if they have to be replaced.

Woman banned from having any more virginity operations

Doctors have warned obsessed Natalia Kazapova to give up plastic surgery after she nearly died having her SIXTH operation to restore her virginity. Natalia, 30, has undergone the hymen restoration procedure every year as a wedding anniversary present for her husband, Grigory, 33.
Now surgeons in Moscow have ordered her to stop after she nearly died following the latest operation.
"A serious infection set in and went untreated and she collapsed. She was technically dead but mercifully we were able to revive her. But enough is enough," said one surgeon.

The Toilet Bowl Game


Print Of Iconic Einstein Photo Sells For $74K

One of the original signed prints of Albert Einstein sticking his tongue out at photographers has been sold by a New Hampshire auction house for $74,324.
Bobby Livingston, of in Amherst, says the picture was taken in 1951 after a 72nd birthday celebration for the physicist.
Einstein had nine prints made. He signed the print that was auctioned on Thursday and gave it to journalist Howard K. Smith.
In his inscription, Einstein said his gesture was aimed at all of humanity. Livingston says it also was aimed at the Red Scare and the McCarthy anti-Communist hearings of the 1950s.
David Waxman of Great Neck, N.Y., is the new owner. He is a specialist in important scientific books and autographs.

Man filmed his new yacht being lauched

The guy says "I can't believe!" when the yacht falls from the lift

Unveiling the blinking phone dress

Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova presented a prototype dress to reporters that is designed to light up when the wearer's cell telephone rings.
British fashion student Georgie Davis dreamed up the above knee-length sleeveless white dress as part of a school project with cell phone-maker Sony Ericsson to figure out ways of incorporating new technology into fashion.
Davis said the dress is designed to eventually be connected to the wearer's phone by Bluetooth wireless technology, so she can be alerted to a call even in noisiest of places.
"When you're in a pub or a bar, you can never, ever hear your phone," 20-year-old Davis said.
The right shoulder of the dress is embellished with translucent white scales that move and light up.
Sharapova showed off the dress to a gaggle of photographers and a crowd of passers-by from the window a luxury department store in central London.