Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Sideswipe

By Ana Samways

While visiting Riverton Pauline Ereckson learned not only do Southlanders roll their "rs" when they talk, they do it when they write too.

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Alex Chiu lives in San Francisco and is best known for is his apparent discovery of immortality. He likens his achievements to that of Einstein and Edison and claims to use "more advanced technology than Star Trek". The Eternal Life Rings, which look like industrial nuts, are worn on the pinkies of a user while they sleep (sister product, the Eternal Life Foot Braces, are worn on all toes). He says the fingers and toes are the negative and positive terminals of your body and "protect your body from germs and diseases as it keeps you immortal". Don't believe him? Read this convincing testimonial from Crystal Shu: "A few months ago my hair started to fall off. Every day I see lots of hair on my pillow which really scared me to death. Doctor couldn't find a reason. I used boar hair comb to brush my hair. I ate supplements, I tried hair creams. Was forced to wear a weg [sic] where ever I go. I bear so much stress which made me cry to bed each night. I am a single mother who has a 9-year-old daughter. What happens if the falling of my hair is a sign of a more complicated disease which will cause a breakdown of my health? After wearing your finger device for two months, my full head of hair came back. I don't know how it happened, but it happened. I heard a lack of blood circulation could kill the roots of the hair. Probably the rings have thrust circulation into my hair again. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Without your invention and your intelligence, I could not live through this. Now I found a nice job at a frame shop." (Source: liveforevernow.com).

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A man has caused an uproar in an Oklahoma town by advertising for a virgin to be his bride. Michael Thelemann, 45, put up a sign in his yard saying he would pay $1000 for a virgin bride between the ages of 12 and 24. Days later, no one had taken him up on his offer, but he had heard several negative comments from neighbours, which he didn't understand. He said his grandmother married "a much older man" at age 14. "I'm just somebody who is getting up there in years, and I'm looking for a born-again, God-fearing virgin between the ages of 12 and 24 who can bear me children. What's the problem?" (Source: Kansas Star).

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