Friday, June 22, 2007

Weird News

If you read this blog even once in a while you know I'm a news junkie. And what's better than weird news???

So, two places to check are

And the wonderfully named SFGate The Bondage Files.
Did you catch this one.

(06-20) 08:33 PDT Columbia, S.C. (AP) --

Police on Wednesday were investigating how a naked couple fell 50 feet from the roof of a downtown office building to their deaths.

The bodies were found on the road by a passing cabdriver around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Clothing was discovered on the roof, leading authorities to suspect the man and woman, in their early 20s, may have been having sex. Their identities were not released.

"It's too early to rule out anything," Columbia police Sgt. Florence McCants said, but McCants said a preliminary investigation didn't show any sign of foul play.

They really fell for each other!

And this one.
Black Holes Renamed 'Super High Gravity Locations'
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - The International Space Nomenclature Council today adopted the term 'emplacements de hauts gravité super' - or 'super high gravity locations' - as the official replacement name for black holes. Originally named in reference to the fact that light cannot escape their intense gravity, the term 'black hole' was increasingly criticized as being insensitive to African-Americans and African-Europeans.

The apex of the sillyness of political correctness



Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about "white dwarfs" (as in the types of small stars)? Shouldn't they think about renaming those?

Actually, it looks like wikipedia has a beat on it. Now they are called "degenerate dwarfs."

11:17 AM, June 22, 2007  

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