It must be true... I read it in the tabloids
▪ An aspiring Australian rapper gorged himself on seafood and booze, including 17 vodka oyster shooters, at a top Brisbane beach restaurant and then ran into the sea to avoid paying the $450 check. Terry Peck, who performs under the name 2Pec, allegedly downed,” he said. The restaurant “should be apologizing to me.”
▪ Unable to find love with a real-life woman, a Chinese engineer has married a humanoid robot that he built himself. Zheng Jiajia, 31, assembled the realisticlooking fembot, named Yingying, late last year and recently wed her at a ceremony attended by his mother and friends. “My dream of making my own spouse finally came true,” Zheng said. The artificial intelligence expert programmed his new wife so she can speak simple sentences, and plans to upgrade Yingying so she can walk and do household chores.
▪ A South Dakota man was fined $190 for failing to keep his pet python on a leash. Jerry Kimball was letting the snake slither around a public park when an animal control officer ticketed him for “animals running at large” and told him to keep the reptile on a restraint. “He was literally asking me to put a rope around my snake,” said Kimball. He intends to keep exercising his snake in public. “That’s my purpose in life: To let people know that snakes aren’t killers.” ■