Friday Round-Up

July 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Because news can be fun!

See how cool some of this stuff is?

This was a big week in Archaeology – a Mayan King’s Tomb was found in Guatemala (and thanks to my Mom for telling me about it!) and a monument similar to Stonehenge was found about a half-mile from the original site.  The Mayan King’s tomb had all kinds of ancient relics as well as the bones from six or so children, who may or may not have been sacrificed.  The similar to Stonehenge find is made of wood and was likely used during many of the ceremonies that the larger site was known for.  To find something like that after all of these years of studying the area really goes to show how much is still out there for us to discover and explore.  Man it’s cool.  It’s also doubly interesting because I’m currently reading a novel about a guy who was digging up tombs back around the time Howard Carter found King Tut.

My worst nightmare

In completely unrelated news, a Utah woman is pregnant with two children who are not twins.  Yes, you read that right.  She has a condition called didelphys which affects something like one in 5,000 women and she was born with two uteruses.  I have no idea if that means she has double the periods but she did manage to beat the 1 in 5 million chance to get knocked up in both uteruses at roughly the same time.  Only about 100 cases like this have ever been documented but so far everything seems to be going well for her and her babies.  Except for the fact that she’s pregnant with kids she’s going to have about a week apart.  Can you imagine trying to explain how you’re not twins with your sibling even though you were born in the same month?  Can you imagine this happening at all?  And the woman already has two kids at home!  I shudder at the thought.

Speaking of things to make you shudder, some marketing genius decided to start selling beer out of taxidermy.  The End

Or maybe this is my worst nightmare

of History, made by BrewDog of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, is 55% and $765.00  a bottle.  The bottles are made from what appears to be roadkill.  BrewDog claims to be the most expensive and strongest beer there is but it also seems like the most challenging to try to get close to your face.  Double shudder.

In slightly less disgusting news, an Amish teenager was arrested (his mugshot is pretty great) this week for leading police on a horse and buggy chase after slowly running a stop sign.  Apparently the kid soon lost control of his buggy and overturned it into a ditch.  He then left the buggy and his horse and tried to flee on foot.  He didn’t make it far before being caught.  And shocker of all shockers, there was alcohol found in the buggy.  I wonder if the penalties for drinking and driving a buggy are much different from if you were drinking and driving in a car?  Perhaps I’ll wait until he bonds out of jail and then ask.

Other randomness – the humidity is over 100 degrees in many areas all weekend long, so be sure to stay hydrated.  Beer does not earn you hydration points.  I’ve had Rocket Man stuck in my head since I woke up today.  I’m getting a real big girl dresser today from a friend who’s moving out of town – my current dresser is some fabric piece of crap I got from Bed Bath & Beyond years ago and it’s time for the curb is near.  I also got a new downstairs neighbor whom I’ve yet to meet (sorry Mom but I doubt I’ll be baking her cookies).  Last but not least – Happy Weekend!

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