Officials in the northern Swedish city of Angermanland temporarily shut down the operator of a colonic cleansing service, and issued fines because it was not up to code.
It had insufficient restroom facilities, thus requiring some of its clients to cleanse their colons in front of other clients.
The lawyer for Charles Wilhite expressed shock in a formal motion before the court after his client’s murder trial in Springfield, Mass., (in which Wilhite was convicted).
How could it be, he asked the judge, that despite having to evaluate 19 witnesses and examine 55 pieces of evidence, the jury could so quickly have decided (three hours total) that Wilhite and his partner Angel Hernandez were guilty?
The lawyer insinuated that the jury had thus been inattentive or biased, but did not mention the possibility that Wilhite and Hernandez were so obviously guilty that no more time was necessary.
At least the ‘losers’
got a shot
at eternal life
To hype attendance for Easter services this year, Lindenwald Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ohio, raffled off $1,000 on Easter Sunday.
As a result, attendance more than doubled, to 1,137 (including 1,135 raffle losers).
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