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Funeral Procession Pileup? Superman? 4Real? Crazy happenings in New Zealand..

In 2007, New Zealand, News, Odd News, Tool of the Week, Uncategorized, Weird News, World on August 9, 2007 at 11:29 am

 First it was the 7-legged-lamb, and the crazy stories out of New Zealand keep on coming…

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It’s the land of the long white cloud, a destination for thrill seekers, a country with a do nothing bird as it’s national symbol, and a land famous for its natural beauty featured in the Lord of The Rings blockbuster movie trilogy. But for all its pluses, well, there sure are a lot of crazy people in New Zealand.

At first, I really did think it was the negative bias I hold towards Kiwis. Given the natural rivalry between my homeland (Australia) and our English speaking neighbour to the south east.

But then, there it is the evidence….

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Pat and Sheena Wheaton are the proud parents of a healthy baby boy, who they named……

” 4Real ”

Yes that’s right they named their baby boy 4Real.

Yes, I am for real!

However, when they went to register the name with the New Zealand government authorities, they were denied the ability to use the name because it included a digit.

So instead of taking the decision on the chin, getting on with life, and giving their boy a normal name like Michael or Chris or Apple, not Apple, they decided on a name just as ridiculous.

Superman.

Yes, I am being for real.

They want to call their boy Superman, as in look up in the sky, is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s…

And this time, they will be allowed to have the name. Because it doesn’t include a digit.

“It doesn’t make a lot of sense: I can call him Superman but I can’t call him 4Real,” Pat Wheaton told New Zealand media.

But despite the ineligibility of 4Real, the babies’ family will continue to refer to him as 4Real, and let Superman Wheaton be the name displayed on his birth certificate, drivers licence, school bag, etc.

“If we have to register him for the Government or the system or whatever, then we’ll register him as Superman . . . to friends and family he’ll stay 4Real.”

Pat even said that the controversy surrounding his choice of name, which got heavy coverage here on the www, was hard to take.

“I did go online and Google some of the stories and as tough as I am, it does get to you, but there’s no point getting upset.

“It could be a 10-year-old school girl making those comments.”

Well, Mr Weaton I hope your reading, (AND NO I’m not a 10-year-old school girl, although I probably could be.)

Because I would just like to say to you, that…… you’re a dickhead!

In fact, you’re such a dickhead, I’m even awarding you and you’re wife the most stupendous of all awards…

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Weaton…

You’ve earned yourselves

The Crazy News: Tool of the Week.

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Well deserved…

If you would like to see the Weatons and 4Real in video form click here. It’s the 3rd video story down.

Be warned, heavy Kiwi accents involved.

If Superman and 4Real don’t do it for you, here are some more ridiculous baby names, courtesy London’s Daily Telegraph.

1. Kal-el Coppola (Son of actor Nicolas Cage)

2. Audio Science (Son of actress Shannyn Sossaman)

3. Bluebell Madonna (Daughter of Singer Geri Halliwell)

4. Daisy Boo (Daughter of chef Jamie Oliver)

5. Pilot Inspektor (Son of actress Beth Riesgraf and actor Jason Lee)

6. Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily (Daughter of television presenter Paula Yates and Singer Michael Hutchence)

7. Dixie Dot (Daughter of television presenter Anna Ryder Richardson)

8. God’Iss Love Stone (Daughter of Singer Lil’Mo)

9. Jermajesty (Son of Singer Jermaine Jackson)

10. Apple (Daughter of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Chris Martin)

 

Funeral turns into car disaster!

Next up in our Crazy News double of Crazy happenings in the nation of New Zealand…..

This time its the Kiwi police force, and we go to the town of Te Anau.

An internal investigation is being launched by police authorities there, after a female officer decided she would pull over a funeral hearse as it lead 80-100 cars, creating chaos.

It all started when the officer parked her police vehicle on the other side of the road and gestured to the funeral director, who was driving the hearse, to pull over. So he did.

But instead of serving and protecting the community, the policeman’s actions caused a car pileup!

“Here we are taking dad to the cemetery and we are all pulled over and there are accidents behind us. It was just like dominoes. People go to a funeral to send off a good mate and a good father and this bloody happens,” said the son of the dead man.

Amazing!

The pileup involved multiple cars, and the policewoman even had to take a number of the mourners back into town.

What is going on New Zealand? What is going on….

And what’s all this stuff about this strange thing called the Haka? 

Scary stuff, that is!

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Little lamb born with 7, yes S-E-V-E-N legs!

In 2007, 7 leg lamb, amazing story, animals, Farm Animals, Farming, genetics, Life, New Zealand, News, Odd News, science, The Crazy News, Vegansexual, World News on August 2, 2007 at 9:21 pm

The Crazy News: Shot of the Week

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A leg for every day of the week.

When farmer Dave Callaghan was walking the green pastures of his farm near the town of Ashburton on New Zealand’s south island, he got the shock of a lifetime when he realized that one of his little lambs had 3 more legs than usual.

“I have never seen anything like that,” said Dave in a deep Kiwi accent.

Vets believe the lambs condition is a result of an error during embryo formation, which meant he was born a polydactyl – or with many legs, and occurs in one in every few million.

The animal is also a hermaphrodite and missing some of its bowel, and it will have to be put down.

A wee lamb

“To keep it alive is probably inhumane really,” was a vets assesment.

“It’s quite a happy bright wee lamb, he’s just slowly going downhill really,”

Poor fella.

See the original article HERE.

Note: I see now that CNN has picked up this story, I was trying to think of a creative headline for this one for some time, but this takes the cake…

“Lamb with 7 legs faces the chop”

Oh CNN, your so funny….

Speaking of New Zealanders and meat… Have you read the story about Vegans refusing to have sexual relations with meat eaters?

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“Vegansexual”: No sex for meat eaters!

In 2007, 21st century, adult, amazing story, animals, crazy, Crazy news, food, Life, New Zealand, Odd News, sex, Sex Partners, Society, Vegan, Vegansexual, Weird News, World News on July 31, 2007 at 6:06 pm

 

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Sex?
‘Yes please! But not with you carnivores’

Talk about taking the term ‘you are what you eat’ a little too far.

A new phenomenon among vegetarians in New Zealand takes a very extreme stance on that concept, because apparently an exchange of body fluids with meat eaters would violate the philosophies of Veganism.

Annie Potts from Canterbury University in New Zealand has coined the term “Vegansexual” to describe people, “who do not eat any meat or animal products, and who choose not to be sexually intimate with non-vegan partners whose bodies, they say, are made up of dead animals.”

In her research she quizzed 157 Kiwis on issues ranging from battery chickens to sexual preferences.

New Zealand media reports:

Many female respondents described being attracted to people who ate meat, but said they did not want to have sex with meat-eaters because their bodies were made up of animal carcasses.

“It’s a whole new thing – I have not come across it before,” said Potts.

One vegan respondent from Christchurch said: “I believe we are what we consume, so I really struggle with bodily fluids, especially sexually.”

Another Christchurch vegan said she found non-vegans attractive, but would not want to be physically close to them.

“I would not want to be intimate with someone whose body is literally made up from the bodies of others who have died for their sustenance,” she said.

Christchurch vegan Nichola Kriek has been married to her vegan husband, Hans, for nine years.

She would not describe herself as vegansexual, but said it would definitely be a preference.

She could understand people not wanting to get too close to non-vegan or non-vegetarians.

“When you are vegan or vegetarian, you are very aware that when people eat a meaty diet, they are kind of a graveyard for animals,” she said.


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Revealed: Gays’ not allowed to join Facebook.

In 2007, adult, amazing story, Crazy news, entertainment, facebook, International, New Zealand, Odd News, People, Society, stunt, sydney, technology, World News on July 12, 2007 at 12:25 pm

 

Apparenlty you’re allowed to be Hitler, but don’t even try being Gay on social networking site Facebook.

SMH.com.au reports:

It’s been revealed that the popular website – which boasts it has over 30 million members from around the world – does not allow people with the common Anglo Saxon surname Gay to join, assuming it is not a legitimate name.

After a story in New Zealand’s Dominion Post about 30-year-old Rowena Gay, who was denied entry to site because of her last name, smh.com.au undertook a test and found a person with the last name Gay was indeed not allowed to join.

“Please enter a legitimate name,” the website stated during our attempt. And while the website refused Gay, it had no problem allowing us to join with the last name Hitler.

What are you doing Facebook!? I can be Hitler but not Gay? Shame on you Facebook, shame!