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Five Crazy Headlines: From human traffic cones to selling the sun

From men dressed as traffic cones to a woman in Spain selling solar real estate, here are this week’s five crazy headlines.

Human traffic cones cause havoc in seaside resort 

A group dressed in orange and white traffic cone costumes blocked traffic in Cornwall, England.

The men reportedly jumped on the hoods of cars, preventing them from going down the road.

While some passengers found the act entertaining, others involved did not appreciate the action as much. The staff members of a nearby restaurant reportedly chased them away from the street.

Cornwall has been full of activity, as police recently banned the male version of skin-baring bikinis, or “mankinis,” in the area.

Source: The Mirror

Scientist discovers new dinosaur, sneaks marriage proposal into study

Caleb Brown of the Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology proposed to his girlfriend through the acknowledgments section of a scientific article he wrote about the discovery of a new dinosaur.

“C.M.B would specifically like to highlight the ongoing and unwavering support of Lorna O’Brien. Lorna, will you marry me?” the paper read.

It has been reported that the lead author’s girlfriend answered his proposal with a yes. Beyond just making a meaningful contribution to what we know about horned dinosaurs, the man is now engaged.

Source: The Washington Post

Professional cuddler squeezes profits from loneliness 

Scientific research has shown that people benefit from physical contact with others, and emerging entrepreneurs are taking advantage of that idea.

There are multiple companies now which offer hugging and cuddling services for the lonely or stressed. These services charge by the hour, and some even feature books filled with cuddling positions.

Occupational cuddlers insist that their services are nothing like prostitution, as they follow strict rules of staying clothed and avoiding sexual contact. Their jobs also involve listening and forming bonds with clients.

Source: USA Today

Pakistani politician blames earthquakes on women wearing jeans

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the chief of the Pakistani political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islami Fazl, claimed that earthquakes and other natural disasters are brought about by women who wear jeans. He requested that the military do something about these denim-clad threats to society.

Rehman insisted that these women are weapons of mass destruction and blamed them for inflation and all of the negative things that have taken place in Pakistan.

Source: Fox News

Woman suing eBay over ownership of the sun

Maria Angeles Duran of Spain has been auctioning off square-meter sections of the sun.

She started her business on eBay, until they charged her with violating the website’s policy that guards against selling “intangible goods.” Duran now operates from her own website.

She gathered the idea of selling solar estate after hearing about a man who has sold sections of Mars, the Moon, and other planets. They both took advantage of a loophole in the United Nation’s Outer Space Treaty, claiming that there is no rule against individual ownership of the planets.

Source: Washington Post

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