Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News

In Sweden, a company is going to tap into the body heat generated by thousands of commuters to heat their building. With train commuters warming up the air of the terminal, the heat will be transferred over to a nearby building and help raise the temperature by a couple of degrees.  ***MARLAR: On the downside, you also get to smell the odors of thousands of train commuters.

For centuries, art historians have been troubled by Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile – but, according to one doctor, her cholesterol levels were more worrying.  For Dr Vito Franco, from Palermo University, she shows clear signs of a build-up of fatty acids under the skin, caused by too much cholesterol. ***MARLAR: She was smiling because she just had pork rinds.

In London, a couple has given their baby girl, Autumn, a total of 25 middle names… all of them, the names of famous boxers. ***MARLAR: Which is only fitting, because with a name like that, she’s going to be in a lot of fights in school.

A new trend popping up in places: the transparent purse with clear see-through sides so you know what’s in there.  ***MARLAR: So you can actually SEE the girlie stuff inside?  That’s NOT going to help men want to carry their wives’ purses.

More than two dozen young people have died worldwide over the past 10 years when sand holes collapsed on them at the beach.  ***MARLAR: And, of course, it’s all the fault of global warming and President Bush.

A new study found that an hour of yoga burns just 144 calories, no more than a slow walk. ***MARLAR: Yoga, slow walks… I prefer yoGURT and slow NAPS.

An on-line dating service in Arizona says from now on, they’re only going to publish pictures of their good-looking clients.  ***MARLAR: Gee… it’s a good thing I’m already married.

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