Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News – September 19, 2009

Men in their 40s and 50s who eat seven or more eggs a week have a higher risk of dying earlier, according to a 20-year study of male physicians by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. It gets worse. Men who have diabetes and eat any eggs at all raise their risk of an early death.  ***MARLAR: Does that include Cadbury’s? 

A New York City hospital suspended two doctors for operating on the wrong side of a man’s brain. His CT scan was reportedly placed backward on the viewing screen before surgery. The patient is listed in stable condition. ***MARLAR: I think we should give these doctors a break though.  I mean, c’mon… it’s not like they were performing brain sur… never mind.

Socks snatcher James Dowdy hasn’t been toeing the line. His thing for ladies’ hose has cost him three stints in prison. Now, authorities in St. Clair County, Illinois, report Dowdy is in trouble with the law again. He’s been charged with felony attempted burglary and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Belleville police Captain Don Sax says it looks like Dowdy was just after socks in the suspected break-ins.  Dowdy’s legal troubles date back more than a dozen years, all related to stealing socks.  ***MARLAR: That’s right – not only are they ugly, but sock monkeys are highly addictive too.

High school seniors Cassandra Openshaw and Nick Martin found themselves in a sticky situation at their prom. They made their formals out of duct tape. They used 45 rolls of the handy-man’s best friend for the big night at Maine’s Narraguagus High. Cassandra says making her skirt wasn’t that tough. The hard part was Nick’s tuxedo jacket. They say the sleeves kept falling off. Luckily they had duct tape for repairs.  The young couple is entering their duct tape outfits in a contest sponsored by the maker of Duck brand tape. The winning couple gets six-thousand dollars in scholarships, while their school receives three-grand. ***MARLAR: You just TRY cutting in on this couple on the dance floor.  You’d literally have to CUT in.

The BBC reports that a man had over an inch of his finger cut off, but then was able to grow it back, thanks to a special powder.  ***MARLAR: Whatever… when are we going to be able to grow our hair back?

Even strange fashion choices come with rules.  A Scottish kilt should never be worn below the middle of the knee.  ***MARLAR: Of course not – that would make the men look sissy.

For a contest sponsored by Nokia, a designer created a cell phone that emits odors from the location of the caller, to make it seem as if they’re right there with you.  ***MARLAR: If I call you, don’t you DARE answer the phone if you’re in the bathroom!

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