Followed by The WORLD'S BIGGEST HANGOVER
If you love getting wasted and have over $9,000 to blow on a month-long party, sign up for the World's Biggest Pub Crawl for a bingefest that will start in London on March 24 and travel through 12 countries on a round-the-world tour of 60 of the world's greatest pubs. Join the fun at WorldsBiggestPubCrawl.com or just live vicariously through their video at YouTube.
THIS JUDGE STINKS
Time once again for a reminder of what not to do when you have to go to court. This week's lesson comes from Trinidad, where a man was sentenced to one year, six months, and 28 days of hard labor after throwing a few of bags of his own feces at the judge. "I am ignorant and stupid, my nerves bother me, plus I do not like the justice system in Trinidad," the man explained to reporters after being given a good beating by the judge's security guards. (Trinidad Express)
Meanwhile, in the slightly more tolerant justice system of Whitehorse, Yukon, a man was able to win a court challenge of his failed breathalyzer test after claiming that he is too cheap to buy enough alcohol in order to get drunk. "I cannot say that I am convinced by Mr. Wood's testimony," wrote the judge in his decision. "But Mr. Wood does not bear the burden of proving his innocence. He is required only to raise a reasonable doubt, and I find that he has done that." (CBC)
HOW TO SHIT YOUR PANTS
Adrenaline junkies looking for that next thrill should head over to Macau, China, where the world's highest bungy jump has been built on top of the Macau Tower. Check out the vertigo-inducing video at CuriousTimes.com for a sneak preview of the 233 meter (760 ft.) plunge which is specially designed so that you fall as close to the concrete tower as possible for that extra freaky experience. (MacauTower.com)
MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO NUTS
According to research in a field called behavioral economics, it turns out the average person would rather earn $50,000 a year while other people make $25,000 than earn $100,000 a year while other people get $250,000. Basically, we will give up 50 grand a year just so we don't feel inferior to our colleagues. Check out the strange logic in an article published by the Los Angeles Times called, "Why people believe weird things about money."
BEAT OR BE BEATEN
Tired of being someone else's bitch? It's time to head over to JoeThePeacock.com for a highly informative article called "How to Actually Win a Fist Fight," which has great tips on proper fighting stance, how to take a punch, how to disable your opponent and what to do if you find yourself in an "impossible" situation such as going up against a few guys who have weapons. Good luck!
NOTHING BEATS ROCK
But if you're a thinker and not a fighter, and you don't settle your dispute with fist fights, you'll be happy to know that scientists have tackled the problem of how to win at Rock, Paper, Scissors, and they've come up with some helpful strategies. First of all, you will usually win your RPS match by throwing scissors on the first turn. The theory claims that because everyone knows that throwing rock is the most popular move in the game, most opponents use paper on their first move in order to try to beat the rock. Ergo, scissors will usually win on the first try. But if that doesn't work, the scientists found that the next best strategy is the double bluff, in which you tell your opponent what you're going to use next, and then you actually use it. "No one believes you'll do it," claimed one of the researchers who worked on this report, "so they won't play the throw that beats the throw you are playing." (New Scientist)
IF IT'S YELLOW, BE MELLOW
You can always find some expert to answer your question. Like this one posted at HowStuffWorks.com: "What if everybody in the United States flushed the toilet at the same time?" Read the detailed explanation, thoughtfully provided by some city engineer, but the short answer is this: It would be ugly.
INTERNET FACT OF THE WEEK
Nineteen percent of men wouldn't mind being stupid if they had a perfect body.
More bizarro news at CuriousTimes.com.