Northern Ireland farmer William Taylor introduced his prototype Livestock Power Mill recently and claimed that the world’s 1.3 billion cattle, using treadmills for eight hours a day, could produce 6 percent of the world’s electricity requirement.
The cow must keep walking to avoid sliding down an incline.
Why not an island
to put the kids on?
California gubernatorial candidate Douglas Hughes proposed this year to solve the state’s child-molestation problem by developing an island 30 miles off the Santa Barbara coast to contain the state’s pedophiles, who would, according to The Daily Caller, “write their own constitution, build their own infrastructure and maintain a society.”
And this is
a good answer?
A female lawyer from Puri, India, in her mid-30s told The Times of India that she recently underwent gender-reassignment surgery in part to avoid the male-female marriage that her parents were arranging for her.
“I did not want a family life which is being forced on girls in our society.”
In New Zealand’s Auckland District Court in June, Judge Mary Beth Sharp dismissed an elderly male juror from a trial involving sexual abuse because the man disclosed, under questioning, that he had worn a condom under his clothes in the jury box because the testimony was making him aroused.
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