Should The ‘Land Of Rape And Honey’ Change Its Town Slogan?
Yes, yes it should. Tisdale, Saskatchewan is historically known for producing honey and rapeseed, except most rapeseed today is called canola instead. But that change left the town’s 57-year-old slogan in somewhat of an awkward position, which is why officials are sending a survey off to its residents to see if they think it’s time to change it. Alternative slogans suggested in the survey include “a place to grow,” “a place to bee,” and “land of canola and honey.” The results will be tallied in July.
Man shoots malfunctioning computer 8 times
Admit it, we’ve all wanted to shoot up our computers at some point or another. Lucas Hinch, however, lived the dream. The 37-year-old was hit with a ticket for discharging a weapon within city limits after he took his computer out back and shot it eight times. The officer who issued the ticket said Hinch told him he had been fighting with his computer for months before decided to finally get his revenge. A judge will determine his penalty.
— Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) April 21, 2015
Kim Jong Un claims to have scaled 9,000-ft mountain
We also hear he can fly. North Korea’s leader says he’s climbed the country’s tallest mountain. Photographs from the country’s state-owned Korean Central News Agency show Un on top of the mountain surrounded by snow and soldiers just as the sun was setting. He supposedly climbed the volcanic mountain to commemorate the death of his father, who died in 2011 after 17 years of rule.
Blocked sex club to open as ‘church’ instead
Now that’s wholesome. After city officials prevented a proposed sex club from opening in Tennessee, the owners simply applied to open a place of worship in the same building instead. The new plan was approved, even though the floorplans submitted were almost identical, save for a few caveats. The “dungeon” was renamed “choir room” and the “dance floor” became a “sanctuary.” The four owners of the building are said to have applied to become ministers, which is an easy process if you know where to go online. There’s no word on when the “church” will open.
Funeral Strippers Are an Actual Thing in China
In some Chinese circles, it’s considered traditional to hire an exotic dancer for a loved one’s funeral. These performers, who sometimes use snakes as props, are supposed to bring good fortune to the deceased’s afterlife. The more people who come to the funeral, the more clout will be passed onto the dead. Earlier this year, however, six dancers were fined for violating public security after being hired for a funeral. It seems the tradition might finally be over.