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15 July 2024

Boy, 8, weds 60-year old woman

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SOUTH AFRICA: A school-going boy has tied the knot with a woman who is old enough to be his grandmother.

The wedding ceremony between the 8-year old boy and the 60-year old mother-of-five took place in Tshwane in South Africa, reports The Sun.

The newly-wedded couple have no plans of living together, claims the daily.

The young boy told the daily that his grandfather had wanted him to get married while he was alive. The boy spoke to the daily and admitted that he was quite open to the idea of marrying a young lady once he grows up.

The boy's 45-year-old mother insists that the wedding was just a 'ritual' and 'not binding'.

 

Teacher lets kids taste her blood

NORWAY: A Norwegian kindergarten teacher was fired this week after she brought a vial of her own blood to class and allowed children to touch and taste it, the head teacher of the kindergarten said on Friday.

The teacher in Sola, on Norway's western coast, brought in a blood sample that was taken earlier in the day and poured it on a plate for the children, aged between 3 and 6, to see. (REUTERS)
 
He smokes after screwdriver pierces 5cm into his head
A man in Poland who fell face down on a screwdriver which pierced into his forehead was bizarrely cool about it.
The 25-year-old was busy in his garden when the accident occurred and the tool lodged itself 5cm deep into his forehead, narrowly missing his brain, reported Daily Mail.
Feeling something strange above his eye, he took a long look at himself in the car mirror and decided to have a cigarette before calling for help.
After a smoke he asked his neighbor to take him to hospital.
The doctors at University Hospital in Bialystok removed the tool in a three-hour procedure.
His vital organs are intact and is recovering.

Man faces jail for laughing loudly at his own home

A man from Long Island, New York, is facing up to 30 days in jail and a $500 fine after a neighbour complained to police he was laughing too loudly, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Police issued Robert Schiavelli, 41, two tickets for disturbing the peace for laughing out the window of his home in Rockville Centre on Long Island at about 6 p.m. on February 12 and February 13, his lawyer said. (REUTERS)

Till taxes do us part: Chinese divorce to skip property tax
 
At Shanghai's Zhabei District marriage registration center, officials divorced a record 53 couples in a single day this week - that's about one every five minutes - as couples rushed to untie the knot to avoid tougher tax laws on home sales.
 
There were similar scenes in Wuhan, Nanjing and Ningbo as married couples opted for 'quickie', uncontested divorces - costing just a few yuan - that would allow them to split ownership of their properties and sell without having to pay capital gains tax of as much as 20 per cent. (REUTERS)
 

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