Foreign Accent Syndrome (and some-more News of a Weird)
July 4, 2016 - accent chair
Longtime Recurring Theme Peaks
In May, an apparently righteous lady named Katy Vasquez of Winter Pa rk, Florida, posted a unequivocally created entrance on Facebook (and told Huffington Post in an interview) click to enlarge
that she had usually seen a “sign from God”–a cross–as a blemish in her infant’s contaminated diaper. “I prayed to God for a pointer that all would be OK,” she gushed to a reporter. “It competence not be a prettiest sign, though he put it where he knew I’d see it.” Hence, News of a Weird retires a repeated thesis begun in a 1980s with Jesus in a rust stain on an deserted refrigerator.
Fine Points of a Law
To their great surprise, Sophie Scafidi and friends, on an tour in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, in June, schooled that a male espionage on and photographing them by a camera lens dark in a Gatorade bottle painted black was not violating any law. Although a lens was rigged to a man’s phone, that contained beach photos, including some of children, military sensitive Scafidi that even oblique photography in cheap circumstances, as prolonged as finished on open property, was legal–and that a usually law damaged in a occurrence was by the person who snatched a “camera” to uncover police.
A justice in Canberra, Australia, found Wesley King not guilty of a 2014 burglary despite his DNA’s carrying been found during a crime scene–on underpants containing his uninformed feces. Wrote Chief Justice Helen Murrell in June: There is a “reasonable possibility” that the burglar was someone else who was wearing unsanitary underwear that had previously been ragged by a accused. Thus, she found King not guilty of all charges.
In June, a federal appeals justice regenerated Adrian King’s lawsuit opposite the Huttonsville Correctional Center in West Virginia for emotional distress and advance of remoteness in forcing him into medicine to remove a marbles he had ingrained in his penis before going behind bars in 2008. King did not lay that he misses a marbles though only that he had selected body-modification and that a medicine was against his will, causing pain on hold (or whenever it gets cold, or rains or snows). Prison officials primarily systematic a medicine given it was misleading that a objects were not contraband.
Medical Daily, in a May examination of new cases, remarkable swell in dealing with Cotard’s syndrome–a commotion that leads patients to believe they have no blood or critical physique parts, or feel as if they are dead (or competence as good be). Studies uncover one in about 200 psychiatric patients vaunt a symptoms, and one doctor, describing a brain scan of his patient, pronounced mind activity resembled that of a person in a coma or underneath anesthesia. Cotard’s, also famous as walking corpse syndrome, leads patients to so equivocate eating or bathing (asking themselves, since bother?).
The Sacramento (California) Society for a Prevention of Cruelty to Animals put out a call for assistance in Apr after wandering kittens were found dumped in a yard. Two were still alive though scarcely blind with eye infections and indispensable animal blood for a serum that competence save the eyes. The call was “answered” by a rescue dog Jemmie. After Jemmie’s blood “donation” (not a transfusion, given a blood went usually to make a serum), vets reported saving one eye of one of the kittens, earning Jemmie a “special” reward. Said oldster Sarah Varanini, “There’s zero in life (Jemmie) likes some-more than kittens.”
Even though extraordinarily rare, dual people recently reported unfamiliar accent syndrome after their mind traumas apparently caused channel of cranial “wires.” (1) “J.C.,” 50, was described in a journal Cortex as an enterprising Italian who, after a mind injury, inexplicably speaks constantly in “emphatic, error-prone French.” (2) Six months ago, Lisa Alamia of Rosenberg, Texas, awoke from surgery inexplicably vocalization in a British accent (particularly confusing her family and friends given she formerly spoke not so much “English” as “Texan”). Medical experts cited by CBS News reported that fewer than 100 people worldwide have ever been diagnosed with unfamiliar accent syndrome.
At the monthly pro wrestling uncover in Ringgold, Georgia, in June, Patricia Crowe, 59, apparently carrying had adequate of “bad guy” Paul Lee, reportedly jumped into a ring to rescue “good guy” Iron Mann, whom Lee had “tied up” and been violence with a chair. First, she cut Mann lax with her blade and afterwards pulled a installed handgun on Lee (and was eventually arrested by sheriff’s deputies). Crowe admitted that Lee’s progressing “mean” chaff with ringside congregation had
weakened her, generally when he told Crowe to lay her “toothless self behind down.”
(1) A former Malaysian authority (Mr. S. Manikavasagam), who was charged in Jun with holding a cheat value about US$7,300 from a contractor, claimed innocence–that somehow a package of income was thrown into his automobile as he gathering down a city street. (2) A lady in Goldsboro, North Carolina, acquired a freezer from her neighbor several months ago though pronounced she hadn’t looked inside until May, when she discovered tools of a passed physique and called authorities. She pronounced the neighbor had disheartened her from opening a freezer given “a
church” was regulating it as a “time capsule.”
Government in Action
The Illinois secretary of state stopped mailing reminders about license-plate renovation deadlines in Oct given his bureau said the state could no longer means a $450,000-a-month mailing cost (thus saving taxpayers $3.6 million so far). The Belleville (Illinois) News-Democrat and The Associated Press reported in June that a state has collected (not surprisingly!) $5.24 million more in a following “late fees” people had to compensate on their license-plate renewals than it had collected a year before the reminders stopped. A offer for a 30-day beauty duration for expired plates unsuccessful in a just-concluded legislative session.
Drugs–Is There Anything They Can’t Do?
University of Georgia tyro Benjamin Abele, 22, was finally resigned by four police officers on May 29 after he had run exposed down an Athens street and leaped into a gooey, frowzy behind finish of a garbage truck, servile in a slippery glass that pools underneath a gunk (hindering arrest), and afterwards attempting to den serve into the filthiness to somehow “escape.” Two Taser shots had no effect, and he was identified as high on PCP.
(1) Voters in Jun in a encampment of Draguseni, Romania, inaugurated Vasile Cepoi mayor–no, not a Vasile Cepoi who lost, or a other Vasile Cepoi who lost. The leader was a obligatory mayor, Vasile Cepoi. There was also a fourth candidate, who was not named Vasile Cepoi. (2) In June,
an “artificial intelligence” drudge (”IR77”) being taught to “avoid obstacles” while relocating around a Promobot lab in Perm, Russia, apparently “learned” how to travel out a doorway undetected,
causing a downtown trade jam when a batteries died. Handlers modified a mechanism script, though IR77 “escaped” again several days later, and engineers pronounced they competence have to idle a program and start over.
News of the Weird Classic (July 2012)
In testimony during an coercion hearing in New York City in Jun 2012, Anthony Russo (alleged Colombo family associate) told prosecutors that a bloody host fight was narrowly averted recently. The Colombo family had schooled that a new Staten Island pizza parlor (run by an alleged Bonanno family associate) was featuring pies that suspiciously resembled those of a top-rated, Colombo-promoted L and B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn, and thus, member of both families had to have one of those classical “sit-downs” during a neutral site to well-spoken things over. The sit-down took place, Russo said, during a Panera Bread cafe.
Thanks This Time to Gerald Sacks and to a News of a Weird Board of Editorial Advisors.