Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News

In 2003 the State Assembly in the California Statehouse passed a resolution that proclaimed the Yellowstone National Park as one of California’s most treasured tourist attractions. ***MARLAR: Yes, Yellowstone is a beautiful park. It’s a national treasure, but one of California’s most treasured tourist attractions?  Yellowstone is in Wyoming! These guys are passing resolutions about things that don’t even exist in their own state!

The Preventive Medicine Society of China reports that 60 percent of people in rural areas of the country have never brushed their teeth. ***MARLAR: Here’s the strange thing… I checked it out this morning; my toothbrush is stamped “Made in China.”    

An incinerator caught fire at the University of Texas in Galveston.  Authorities are still looking into the cause of the blaze. ***MARLAR: I’m thinking it had something to do with it being an incinerator.

Next time you catch a cold, forget about vitamin C and aspirin.  Take a good, brisk walk. A new study reveals that exercise helps you fight the common cold. The study showed that men and women who walked 45 minutes a day recovered from colds twice as quickly as couch potatoes.  ***MARLAR: I will never be healthy.

According to research from the University of Chicago and the University of California at Santa Barbara, women who are seeking a long-term relationship prefer men who like children, and they are able to discern which men want to become fathers just by looking at their face.  ***MARLAR: You can expect too see a lot more plastic surgeons passing out business cards to men now.

In 2000 the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Shawnee (Kansas) County Treasurer Rita Cline for promoting her own religious beliefs by posting “In God We Trust” in county offices. ***MARLAR: If showing that is offensive, I guess the U.S. government doesn’t want to see money from any of its citizens. 

In Scotland early golf courses had varying numbers of holes. Some courses even had as few as five holes.  ***MARLAR: Doesn’t matter, I still would have shot a 200.

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