In Uncategorized on October 26, 2008 at 2:28 am

Couple Saws House in Half in Settlement

On Friday, October 10th villagers in rural Cambodia witnessed a divorce settlement like no other. 42-year-old Moeun Sarim and his wife of 18 years, Vat Navy decided that as a part of their break-up, they would split the house…literally.

The couple finalized their divorce last month but Navy claims her husband made the peculiar request to have the house split. Sarim brought relatives and friends to help saw the 20 x 24 ft house down the middle.

Navy adds that her husband called for a divorce after he accused her of having relations with a local policeman. All of the accusations, she says, are hugely false. She told local officials, “He wanted a divorce, and I said, ‘Let’s divorce.’”

Navy now lives in what’s left of the house, which is still standing. Her ex-husband’s half is dismantled at his parents’ house where he now lives.

This only makes you wonder what Sarim would have wanted to do with the kids and the car.

-Maya Stewart

Man Eats 20 Pound Burger

A man named Brad Sciullo took on the challenge of being the first person to ever eat a 20 lb. burger. On October 17, Sciullo finished this monster morsel in 4 hours and 39 minutes, finishing within the five hour time limit set by Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub. The meat alone was 15 lbs., but after adding the bun, lettuce, tomato, cheese, onions, etc., the finished product was just a little over 20 lbs. of greasy goodness.  The restaurant, located in Clearfield, PA, awarded him $400, three t-shirts, and a certificate to hang on his wall so all will be reminded of the sacrifice his heart had to make for just $400 dollars.  I’m sure the heart attack coming within the next few days will be well worth it.

-Danielle Trout

Teenager Changes Name to Web Address

A 19-year-old girl decided to take an act of protest to a whole new level. The former Jennifer Thornburg successfully changed her name to, “cutout” for short. Her new name is also the web address for an anti-dissection page for the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It is also the place where she is interning. The former Jennifer first became uncomfortable with dissection in middle school with a school assignment to cut up a chicken wing. “I normally do not have to repeat my name several times when I am introducing myself to someone new”, she said. Surprisingly, her parents are okay with the decision. “It will take me a while. She’s still Jennifer to me. I understand why she’s done it. Believe it or not, I totally respect it,” said her father.

-Gina Merlino

Man Pays for Meal with Marijuana

In Florida, a man was arrested for perhaps the most bizarre incident ever involved in a fast food restaurant. Shawn Pannullo tried to pay for a McDonald’s meal with marijuana. Pannullo was at the drive-thru window and attempted to pay for his food with pot.  The cashier called the Indian River Counter Sheriff’s Office with a description of the vehicle and police arrested Pannullo and found marijuana in his car. He was charged with possession of cannabis and posted $500 bail. It was certainly a bizarre case. Maybe it is a sign of bad economic times or someone who misinterpreted Harold & Kumar go to White Castle.

-Gina Merlino

God Wins Lawsuit

Everyone now and again blames God for things going wrong in their lives, but Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers actually attempted to sue God.  He claims that the Almighty is responsible for, as quoted previously by The Associated Press, “wide-spread death, destruction, and terrorization of millions.”  Judge Marlon Polk ruled that the case could not be presented in court. The reasoning was that court officials did not properly inform God of the lawsuit against him because of his unlisted home address.  Chambers may appeal for the permanent injunction against God.  Perhaps Chambers should look to sue others for the death and destruction of millions of people, for example, his employer.

-Danielle Trout


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