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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

News of the weird

Wait for it, wait for it… Mike Tyson is "very serious" about fighting women on his upcoming world tour.


Because there aren’t already enough scumbag guys out there beating up defenseless women. And Tyson does have a history of sexual assault, so it’s only logical that he should try to legitimize his inner-Neanderthal and call out some of the most prominent female boxers in the field.

It makes you wonder how people like Tyson can even function in normal society. I almost want to see it happen because, the way that Tyson has been spiraling downward, he’d probably lose anyway.

In other odd news this week, scientists have located a rare meteorite in a Kansas wheat field. The meteorite is a pallasite meteorite. Less than one percent of meteorites found on Earth are pallasite, making this find very rare.

I hate to draw parallels, but didn’t Clark Kent a.k.a. Superman also crash to Earth in a strange meteorite in a Kansas wheat field?

It might just be the comic-book nerd in me, but I’m going to put that theory out there, and you guys can think whatever you want. I’m just saying that if a blue-suited bumpkin starts saving cute, female reporters from The Daily Planet, I called it way ahead of time.

Apparently confident students do worse in math than self-conscious kids.

According to a report by the Brookings Institution's Brown Center on Education Policy, nations with the best math scores also have the least happy, least confident math students.

Wow, so there is a reason mathematicians are nerds with poor social skills. Thank you Brookings Institution for supplying bullies (of all ages) across the world with more artillery to make fun of geeks.

World’s most generous woman dies at the age of 100 and donates 35.6 million dollars to cancer research.

Apparently this lady lived in a small condo and denied herself in-home care in an effort to raise as much money as possible for diabetes and cancer research. She willed it away after her death because she didn’t want any recognition.

Thank you Eugenia Dodson, the world needs more individuals like you.