Saturday, 5 May 2007

Absurd News of the Week - Skulls and Frog Juice

Two stories this week for but they are not for the faint hearted.

Human Skulls in Man's Apartment
In Chicago four human skulls were discovered in a man's apartment, one boiling in a pot of water, but authorities said charges aren't likely.
"It doesn't seem to be anything nefarious at this time," police Lt. Perry Nigro said. The 26-year-old owner of the skulls makes anatomical models for a living and appeared to be using them for medical purposes, Nigro said.
"As weird as it is, it doesn't seem like anything is wrong," Nigro said.
Police searched the apartment after someone who wanted to buy a mannequin in the home visited late Tuesday and saw the skulls on a porch and inside, with one boiling on the stove.
The man left and called police, Nigro said.
The skulls were turned over to the Cook County medical examiner's office, Nigro said.
The skulls' owner told authorities that he imported them legally from China.

Whether this is legal or not it is highly disturbing. If I lived next door I would be moving rather quickly.

Frog Juice instead of Coffee ... somehow I don't think this will catch on here
Frog juice is apparently a beverage revered by some Andean cultures for having the power to cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive. A drink of so-called "Peruvian Viagra" sells for about 90 cents. It is made of three ladles of hot, white bean broth, two generous spoonfuls of honey, raw aloe vera plant and several tablespoons of maca _ an Andean root also believed to boost stamina and sex drive _ into a household blender.Then she drops the frog in.Once strained, the result is a starchy, milkshake-like liquid that stings the throat.At least 50 customers a day ask for steaming beer mugs of frog juice at Gonzalez's countertop-only restaurant in eastern Lima, and many treat the concoction as their morning _ and afternoon _ cup of coffee.Rebeca Borja, a 53-year-old housewife and mother of five, originally from Lima's central highland city of Huancayo, where the beverage is common, said simply: "It gives you power." The only comment I can make on this is how revolting!! Im sure there are better ways to get a boost of energy ie. red bull.

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