Fort Collins, Colorado’s Holiday Display Task Force recommended putting up only white lights because red and green lights might be seen an endorsement of the Christian religion. ***MARLAR: Because we all remember the story of how Jesus miraculously changed the colors of light bulbs for his birthday.
Indian cattle are getting individual identity cards to prevent cattle rustling. Authorities in West Bengal say cows and bulls are often stolen then smuggled into Bangladesh. ***MARLAR: Most of the cows fainted though when shown the ID’s leather carrying case.
According to research at the Centre for Health and Society in Copenhagen, Denmark, babies who weigh six pounds or less at birth or more than 9.4 pounds are far more likely to die earlier as an adult than babies of average weight. ***MARLAR: And what exactly are we supposed to do with this information – tell the unborn babies at six pounds that they’d better bulk up?
The French have invented a cell phone that works underwater. ***MARLAR: Which is amazing, because most phones can’t get a decent signal even on dry land.