San Diego artist Ariane Brittany wants to go on tour — after she’s dead. Brittany has signed on as a donor to “Body Worlds.” The traveling exhibits feature actual human corpses with their skin removed and insides exposed. The bodies are preserved with a process that replaces fluids and tissue with plastic. Organizers say more than 10,000 people are now registered to become so-called “plastinates” after death, including Brittany. “Body Worlds” opens in western New York today, at the Buffalo Museum of Science. ***MARLAR: Hosted by Vincent Price.
An accused bank robber says he was inspired by TV commercials for the new movie “Public Enemies.” Shawn Gullberg is accused of robbing two banks in Shelton, Conn. According to police, Gullberg told them he got the idea for the bank jobs from a commercial for the new Johnny Depp film. It’s about the infamous 1930s bank robber John Dillinger. Police say Gullberg wanted quick cash to buy drugs. He’s
already on probation and has served time on theft and burglary charges. ***MARLAR: Good thing they caught him before he went to a movie theatre.
Smoking can be dangerous to your health — as two Georgia inmates have learned the hard way. Chatham County deputies report two prisoners suffered minor burns in their cell. Guards say the men tried to light a handmade cigarette with a spark from an electrical socket. Smoking has been banned at the jail for more than a decade. But Deputy Ron Robinson says inmates still try to light up. He says they’ll smoke anything from lettuce to the collard greens that are served at lunch. The two smoking inmates will likely face disciplinary action, but not criminal charges. ***MARLAR: On the plus side, the prisoners are still getting their vegetables.
It’s hard to believe but it’s true! A woman in Ghana has married her dog! Yeah, this actually happened. Says the blushing bride 29 year old Emily Mabou, : “For so long I’ve been praying for a life with a partner who has all the qualities of my dad. My dad was kind, faithful and loyal to my mum, and he never let her down.” ***MARLAR: Plus he had a nice shiny coat and spent a lot of time in the doghouse.
We all know not to give out our Social Security number on social networking and other websites, but new research indicates that it is possible to determine one out of every ten social security numbers knowing only a place of birth and birth date! In states with lower numbers of births the odds are even better. The study points out that birth information can be found on numerous social networking sites, or purchased cheaply, for “almost every adult in the United States”. ***MARLAR: This study sponsored by LIFELOCK…
You’ve heard of hair extensions, now eyelash extensions are heading to a salon near you. They’re semi-permanent, synthetic extensions that are glued on one by one by a technician using tweezers and adhesive. It takes about 90 minutes and costs between $250 and $500. The extensions last for about five weeks. They say it will make your lashes look like you’re always wearing mascara and you can roll out of bed in the morning with your eyes looking their best. ***MARLAR: Assuming you don’t roll over your long lashes and rip your eyelids off.
The state of Kentucky has limited cigarette sales to “fire safe” versions. ***MARLAR: How do you light a fire-safe cigarette?