Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News

According to an article in a major newspaper in Thailand, a firefighter in central Thailand claims he’s been eating a live worm every day for nearly three decades and it’s the secret to his good health. Paisit Chanta says he’s gotten used to chewing the worms instead of swallowing them whole and that it’s like eating mushy rice. He claims he got the idea on a fishing trip where he hadn’t caught anything.  ***MARLAR: If I’m in a situation where I’m eating the bait, I’d start fishing with Cheetoes, onion rings, and the Colonel’s fried chicken.

Now, that’s fast. Scientists have provided a sneak peek at what is being called the world’s fastest supercomputer. It costs 100 million dollars — and can perform 1,000 trillion calculations per second. ***MARLAR: Sweet!  Now I can spam people even faster!

The little Smurfs are coming to the big screen. Variety says the blue cartoon characters will star in a movie that has both animation and live action. And, Variety says two writers who wrote the second and third “Shrek” movies are in talks to write the Smurf film.  ***MARLAR: They also plan to call the movie “Avatar.”

The little Smurfs are coming to the big screen. Variety says the blue cartoon characters will star in a movie that has both animation and live action. And, Variety says two writers who wrote the second and third “Shrek” movies are in talks to write the Smurf film.  ***MARLAR: No word on when the Smurfs will come to theatres, so don’t hold your breath, or you may end up looking like one of them.

A French technology company has created a device called “The Persuasive Mirror” that shows what you’ll look like in the future if you continue your current diet and exercise habits.  ***MARLAR: For some of us they’d have to come out with a wide screen version.

A Belgian prosecutor recommended that the Church of Scientology be charged with fraud and extortion for allegedly using illegal business contracts, violating privacy laws and conducting illegal medical practices.  ***MARLAR: And worst of all, being responsible for the movie “Battlefield Earth.”

A report links heavy TV watching as a child to later attention problems in teens. Results shows an increase in teens with ADD who watched a lot of television as children.  ***MARLAR: Wait a minute . . . there are teens without ADD?

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