Weird news of the week (Jun 27 – Jul 3)

A bizarre sunburn art trend, a woman rids her “bowling ball boobs”, and more of this week’s oddest news.

New sunburn art trend goes viral
New sunburn art trend goes viral
03 Jul 2015

New sunburn art trend goes viral

We’ve been hit with some weird Internet trends lately but this latest one takes the cake: sunburn art. Once considered a fashion faux pas, now tan lines are all the rage, with people taking to social media to show off their “artful” designs. To create them, sunbathers apply sunblock or temporary tattoos to their skin then bake under the sun until they are left with tattoo-like designs. And it is not just the women, the men are also getting in on the action. Sorry guys, this looks absolutely painful and definitely NOT HOT!

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Constipated teen dies after not going to toilet for 8 WEEKS
Constipated teen dies after not going to toilet for 8 WEEKS
04 Jul 2015

Constipated teen dies after not going to toilet for 8 WEEKS

A UK teen with toilet phobia has died from a heart attack after holding it in for 8 weeks. 16-year-old Emily Titterington, who suffered from mild autism, had collapsed in her family home in February 2013 and was found with a "grossly extended" abdomen. Paramedics said her lower ribs had been “pushed out further than her pubic bone”. Her rare constipation death from "stool withholding" could have been avoided if she hadn't refused hospital treatment.

Woman airs undergarments at Disneyland
Woman airs undergarments at Disneyland
03 Jul 2015

Woman airs undergarments at Disneyland

Just months after a Chinese woman was critised for airing her bra at an airport in Chiang Mai, a tourist has been photographed drying her undergarments at Hong Kong Disneyland. Taking advantage of the sunny weather, the woman draped five pieces of clothing, including a bra and underwear, on a railing.

According to an eye witness, the woman, who spoke fluent Mandarin, was approached by a few security guards and asked to put away her 'laundry'. The woman did as told but later took them out to air again. When asked to remove them again, she shot the guard a killer glare before reluctantly packing up and leaving.

Mind-boggling optical illusion takes internet by storm
Mind-boggling optical illusion takes internet by storm
03 Jul 2015

Mind-boggling optical illusion takes internet by storm

If you haven’t seen this disturbing photo, you might want to look at it now.

Just stare at the white dot on the woman’s nose for 15 seconds, then look at the white space immediately next to her. For a few seconds, the evil-looking woman transforms into a beautiful brunette. This optical illusion is known as a negative afterimage but like “the dress” not everyone can see it. Can you?

Dophin leaps into boat, injures woman
Dophin leaps into boat, injures woman
03 Jul 2015

Dophin leaps into boat, injures woman

A dolphin leaped into a boat in California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles. Chrissie Frickman was out at sea with her family on Jun 21 when a dolphin jumped into their boat, knocking her over and landing on her legs. Her husband pulled her out from under the dolphin, which he said weighed around 150 kg, and called the authorities. The dolphin, which was bleeding from several cuts on its tail and nose, was later released back into the water.

Woman undergoes “impossible” surgery to remove whopping breast implants
Woman undergoes “impossible” surgery to remove whopping breast implants
03 Jul 2015

Woman undergoes “impossible” surgery to remove whopping breast implants

A Las Vegas woman literally got a load off her chest when plastic surgeons removed her 30-pound (13.6 kg) breast implants. The 53-year-old former dancer got the massive silicone and saline implants 20 years ago but the saline ruptured in her left boob, causing it to deflate. Despite being turned down by multiple plastic surgeons, she finally underwent a life-threatening surgery to remove the “bowling ball boobs” and reconstruct her breasts. She is now very pleased with her symmetrical double Ds.

Photo: Screengrab from Daily Mail

Want a job? Kiss a crocodile first.
Want a job? Kiss a crocodile first.
03 Jul 2015

Want a job? Kiss a crocodile first.

How far would you go to get a job? A healthcare company in China has demanded that job seekers at a Guangzhou job fair kiss a crocodile before they would even consider hiring them. Though many men wanted to have a go, the firm only wants to hire female graduates and this, it said, was a test of their courage.

Now before you write this off as a publicity stunt, the company, which sells crocodile-related healthcare products, said the move was meant to help interviewees overcome their fear of crocodiles. Those who pass the croc test not only make it to the next stage of the interview but also get to pocket 1,000 yuan (S$215).

Man arrested for proposing to girlfriend in public
Man arrested for proposing to girlfriend in public
03 Jul 2015

Man arrested for proposing to girlfriend in public

Guys, this is another example why public marriage proposals are a bad idea. A Chinese man was arrested on Sunday (Jun 28) for proposing to his girlfriend at a busy street in Chengdu. 27-year-old Zhang Liang had planned a romantic flash mob and invited nearly a hundred friends and relatives to surprise her. He even got a singer and cameraman to capture the moment. However, shortly after his girlfriend said yes, police arrived at the scene to detain Zhang Liang. Apparently, the groom-to-be did not apply for permission to hold a mass gathering. Well, at least he got the girl.
 

1.5m long python uncovered during car inspection
1.5m long python uncovered during car inspection
03 Jul 2015

1.5m long python uncovered during car inspection

A driver was in for a rude shock when a 1.5-metre long python was found in his car’s undercarriage during a vehicle inspection on Monday (Jun 29).

According to media reports, the snake was spotted curled near one of the tyres just before the car was due to undergo checks at the STA Inspection Centre in Sin Ming. STA staff enlisted the help of the Animal Care Research and Education Society (ACRES) to rescue the reptile, which was sent to the zoo for measurements and microchipping before being released.

Photo: Channelnewsasia.com

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