It’s a weird world


GLUED: A Mexican boy glued his hand to his bed because he didn’t want to go back to school after Christmas.


“The holidays were such fun,” Diego Palacios (10) who lives outside Monterrey, told Refo

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His mother Sandra found him watching television with his hand stuck to the bedstead.


“I don’t know why he did it,” she said. “He is a good boy.”


Police and paramedics eventually managed to free him unharmed, and he was only a few hours late for school. Diego had got up early to fetch some industrial-strength glue from the kitchen.


His mother spent two hours trying to free him with nail-polish remover before calling for expert help.


Diego watched cartoons while paramedics dissolved the glue with a spray. — Anonava.com



WARMTH: Mourners shivering in a chapel are to be kept warm using heat generated from cremating their loved ones.


The idea will be tried at a crematorium near Manchester where grieving friends and relatives have complained of the cold during services. Tameside Council will use heat from cremating bodies to keep the mourners warm at Dukinfield Crematorium.


Town hall chiefs say the heat generated will be enough to power the boiler and light the chapel, reports the Daily Telegraph.


But they admit it is a “sensitive” issue and have promised to consult clergy and the wider community.


Robin Monk, environment chief of Tameside Council, said: “I’m not sure how people will react, but we don’t want to upset anyone. We will carry out full consultation with priests, vicars and the public before a decision is taken.”


But the Rev Vernon Marshall, of Old Chapel, said: “As a final act of generosity, it’s a lovely way for the dead to provide comfort for the living at a difficult time.” — Ananova.com



AI SEX: An artificial intelligence expert claims humans will be having sex with robots by 2050.


David Levy says by then robots will be nearly indistinguishable from real people.


In his book, Sex With Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships, he writes: “Great sex on tap for everyone, 24/7. What’s not to like?”


According to Levy, the people who are most likely to benefit from these sexbots are those so ugly or isolated that they have trouble finding human romance. He said: “They’re lonely, they’re miserable. I think society will be a much better place when they have an alternative that satisfies them without doing any harm to other people.


“If there was a robot of the sort I describe in the book, I would certainly want to experience using it for sex and I wouldn’t regard it as anything untoward.


“I would do it out of curiosity. Not that I have a need for a new sex partner, I’m happily married.” — Ananova.com



PAYBACK: Police in California said they arrested a man who acknowledged digging holes on a park bike trail as payback for nearly being run down by a cyclist.


Warren John Wilson (52) faces a single felony count of vandalism, police Sgt Linda King said.


King said nearly 50 holes measuring about one foot by two feet have been found since June along a trail at Laguna Lake Park, and in some cases attempts had been made to hide them from cyclists. She said some riders went over their handlebars after hitting the holes, but none reported major injuries.


Detectives watching the trails questioned Wilson, who said he had nearly been run over by a mountain bike rider and began digging the holes in retaliation, King said.


Police said Wilson had been released from custody. — AP.

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