Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News

Be careful if you have saggy pants in the south Chicago suburb of Lynwood.  Village leaders have passed an ordinance that would levy $25 fines against anyone showing three inches or more of their underwear in public.  ***MARLAR: Meaning you could be penalized after a bully gives you a wedgie.

A Carbondale, Colorado, man who said he heard crazy noises in his head finally went to the doctor and found out his skull was infested with fly larvae. ***MARLAR: That probably also explained those bleeding bumps on his head that kept moving.

Nevada truck driver Rick Ziemer has a bright idea: A glove with a built-in flashlight. He says the concept came to him one snowy night when he was trying to unlock a gate with a flashlight in his mouth, and the light dropped and broke. Now, after experimenting with prototypes and spending about ten-thousand dollars, Ziemer has a patent. But Ziemer hasn’t made his fortune yet. He tells the Reno Gazette-Journal he’s talking to a number of manufacturers about putting the flashlight glove into production. He says what has kept him going is the number of people who said he was just wasting his time.  ***MARLAR: So far his only customers are sci-fi fanatics who walk around wearing the gloves saying, “I’m Iron Man!”

Whether you tend to sit or stand may make a difference of up to 350 calories a day, researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, report. Overweight people in the study spend about two and a half extra hours daily chair bound than did their lean counterparts. Give up your seat on the bus or rise when you answer the phone; it may mean a more fit you.  ***MARLAR: Eat those cookies while standing and it’s like you never ate them at all!

A recent study suggests that kids are getting fatter because lack of sleep is changing their metabolism.  ***MARLAR: So, kids are getting fat because they’re just not lazy enough!

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