Some Truths Are Stranger Than Fiction

June 23, 2006

WHAT’S NEXT? CATS THAT LIKE HUMANS?
An American company has created what it calls the world’s first hypoallergenic cat by breeding out the protein in cats which causes allergic reaction in humans. California-based Allerca Lifestyle Pets claims to have bred over 20 allergy-free cats and already has hundreds of advance orders from around the world. Of course, not everyone is happy with this latest step towards a perfect world. PETA’s European director Poorva Joshipura accused Allerca of treating cats as “nothing more than today’s latest designer handbag” and warned that “breeding for a certain genetic trait can lead to numerous health problems, including physical deformities, deafness, eye diseases, and a host of other ailments.” But that won’t stop the allergic suckers who want cats . . . these critters are selling for a whopping US$5,000 each. (The Scotsman)

HAIL SATAN JR.
According to a story from the UK’s Mirror newspaper, a woman in Bristol gave birth to her baby shortly after 6 a.m. on June 6, 2006 (6/6/06) after a six day long labour. And then, in order to make it into this column, the happy parents named the child Damien. (The Mirror)

USUALLY INFLATABLE TOYS DON’T COME OUT UNTIL AFTER YOU’RE DRUNK
If you didn’t get what you wanted for Father’s Day (or even if you did) you can go order your very own inflatable pub from Airquee.co.uk, the company that also created the world’s first inflatable church. The pub pumps up in about 10 minutes and measures 40 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 22 feet high, which is enough room for 30 of your drunk friends.

ALL THE EXCITEMENT OF WATCHING TURF GROW
Trying to protect the impoverished people of his country from . . . uh . . . more impoverishment, the Cambodian Prime Minister has released a statement urging people not to sell all their worldly possessions in order to make bets on the World Cup.

“Go ahead and watch it, but do not sell your cows, motorcycles, cars, homes and land to bet on the games,” said Prime Minster Hun Sen.

Meanwhile, in another part of the country, Cambodia’s monks were warned to watch the World Cup matches passively or risk being defrocked. “If they make noise or cheer as they watch, they will lose their monkhoods,” warned a religious leader in Phnom Penh. (Reuters)

AND THE WINNER ….

I-READ-IT-ON-THE-INTERNET-SO-IT-MUST-BE-TRUE FACT OF THE WEEK
72 percent of pet owners kiss their pets before they kiss their spouse after getting home from work, and 18 percent of pet owners consider their pet a “genius.”

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3 Responses to “Some Truths Are Stranger Than Fiction”

  1. City Slicker said

    cat lovers are a rare breed!
    liked it
    liz

  2. vegancat said

    I think this earth can do with newly created human beings who are not allergic to any pets but who are also kind to all other living beings on this planet and will also be responsible in every action so as not to harm the eco-system. The new breed of homosapiens will also not kill, not lie, not steal, not destroy relationships and not indulge in mind-blogging substance that harms others and themselves.

  3. Anonymous said

    that’s because the pets race the spouse to the door to be first in line to greet the returnee and then flop, roll over, try to trip, and/or perform their tricks – yep, they get the first kiss, but the spouse still gets the best kiss

    – the returnee

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