August 04 , 2003

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Today's Topics

1) Animal Cruelty or Not

2) Odd World News Stories (New Section)

3) What's More Disturbing?

4) Weird Facts

Animal Cruelty or Not

This story may upset many of you, therefore we have to keep the interviewee's name anonymous for her protection.

An animal doctor of 22 years is coming under some high heat for a new book that she is writing titled "Do Animals Have Souls". The book's premise deals with the question of whether or not animals have souls, but the way in which the doctor is doing her research on the topic may land her in jail.

"The only way in which I can truly find out if an animal has a soul is to look into an animals eyes while they are suffering or dead. I will not be able to write about something I do not know unless I go the extra mile to find out".

Doctor "X", which we will call her to protect her identity, has been torturing and killing animals of all species in order to do her research, but claims that she has to look into the eyes of a dying animal to see if it has a soul, "It breaks my heart to do my research, but if I didn't do it correctly then the world would never know which animals were created by God and which ones were not."

Way Weird Editor: "Please give us an example of your research techniques."

Doctor "X": "For example, I have discovered that cows do not have souls. I have looked into the eyes of a living cow, a dying cow, and a dead cow, and in all three instances each cow had the same emotional expression in their eyes. Here is a photo of me sitting down studying the eyes of a cow that is hanging upside down above me. Unfortunately I had to first starve the cow and then slice it's jugular artery. The cow's eyes appeared to have no emotional influence in them while it was starving and then dead. This proves that cows are not worthly of a soul. Now that's too bad."

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Way Weird Editor: "What animals have souls?"

Doctor "X": "Cats and dogs do have souls. In one study with a canine I studied his eyes for a five day period, and each day his eyes showed a different sense of emotion. So to prove my findings I put the dog to sleep by kindly executing the creature with a gun shot to its head. Within moments of the canine being deceased I saw that it's eyes showed an emotion of understanding and forgiveness for what I had done to it. This is not easy reasearch, but must be done."

Way Weird Editor: "You do understand that many people will find your research tactics to be cruel and unusual. How do you feel about all of the heat that you'll be under?"

Doctor "X": "My research has to be done. Without it we'll never know which animals we should protect and which ones we can do with out. Only truly naive people will find my research cruel and unusual. These people may not have souls themselves."

We asked Doctor "X" to provide us with more images from her research, but she said that we'll have to wait and by her book.

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Odd World News Stories

This is a new section of the Way Weird. Please email us your feedback letting us know if we should keep this section or not. All of these stories are true, and are among the oddest you'll read about this week!

Story 1: Dog Gives Flasher His Come-Uppance

ZAGREB (Reuters) - A drunken Croat flasher got more excitement than he bargained for when he pushed his penis through a woman's fence and her dog bit it, local newspapers said on Friday.

The visibly drunk man was walking down the street and started swearing and shouting at the woman for no reason. He then shoved his penis through her fence, unaware her dog was on the other side, police said.

The bitten man himself reported the incident to the police.

The 36-year-old was taken to hospital with light injuries but later sent home. He will be charged with "insulting the moral feelings of citizens" and "violation of public order."

Story 2: Cashiers Diapered to Avoid Breaks?

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Supermarket cashiers in Argentina are being forced to wear diapers to keep them from taking toilet breaks at work, a union says.

Female cashiers in western Mendoza province must wear adult diapers in case "cold, nerves, pressure or stress" provoke incontinence, union official Jorge Cordova told local news agency Diarios y Noticias on Thursday.

Cordova refused to name the supermarket, but he did say the chain is backed by foreign capital, said Sandra Varela, Mendoza's labor subsecretary.

"The truth is, it's difficult to imagine a line of 20 adult cashiers wearing diapers for eight hours," said Varela, who is investigating the matter.

"In seventeen years as a labor lawyer, I've never heard anything like this before," she added.

What's More Disturbing?

Please vote for one of the following two images that you think is the more disturbing of the two.

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We don't know exactly what is going on here, but it's pretty gross:


Thie piece of art is titled: the Family Man:

Weird Facts

Two of these following three facts are true. Which one is false?

1) Wood frogs can be frozen solid and then thawed, and continue living. They use the glucose in their body to protect their vital organs while they are in a frozen state!

2) The largest pig on record was a Poland-China hog named Big Bill, who weighed 893 lbs!

3) During warm weather hippopotamus's secrete sweat that is pink. This substance not only cools them down but also helps fight infections of the skin!

Last Week's False Fact:

*Americans collectively eat two hundred pounds of chocolate every second!

*Actually, Americans collectively eat one hundred pounds of chocolate every second!