December 2011 Archives

Man releases snakes for revenge

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A North Indian farmer released more than two dozen poisonous snakes in a tax office Saturday after government officials blackmailed him.

The Basti, India man was frustrated with corrupt government officials promised him deeds for land to keep his snakes. The officers blackmailed him by saying that they would follow through if he provided some money on his end , reported CNN.

Video showed cobras slithering on the floor of the building as people tried to capture them with nets.

Afghan woman forced to marry her rapist.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai freed a rape victim convicted of adultery on the condition that she marry her attacker.

Gulnaz said in government documents that she agreed to the marriage although she didn't want to marry the man, reported BBC News.

After she was raped, she was charged with adultery. Gulnaz talked about the unfairness of her accusations.

"At first my sentence was two years," Gulnaz told BBC News. "When I appealed it became 12 years. I didn't do anything. Why should I be sentenced for so long?"

Moms multitask and stress more than dads

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Studies show that working mothers multitask and stress more than fathers, according to the American Sociological Review.

The study looked at 368 mothers and 241 fathers took part in the study, reported NPR.

"When the watch goes off, they fill out a form that says what are you doing," co-author of the study Barbara Schneider told NPR. "But not just what are you doing, but what else are you doing. And how do you feel about what you're doing. Would you rather be doing something else."

Mothers spent 10.5 more hours than fathers each week multitasking, reported NPR.
However, multitasking for fathers were more relieved multitasking than mothers. Mothers dubbed the hours they went home as the "arsenic hours," reported NPR.

Tweets to marriage

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A Minneapolis couple that followed each other 14 months ago were married yesterday.

Nora McInerny and Aaron Purmort planned a wedding in two weeks after Purmort underwent surgery for a brain tumor, reported Kare 11

The two met by following each other on Twitter 14 months ago that followed an in-person meeting, reported Kare 11.

"He walked up to me probably 10 feet away from where we're sitting and said, 'you're Nora McInerny,'" McInery told Kare 11 of their first meeting.

After suffering two seizures at work in October, and later finding out about his brain tumor, the couple decided to tie the knot.

"It was just unimaginable to wait any longer, everything just had a new sense of meaning and urgency," McInerny told Kare 11.

Bounty set for coyotes in Minnesota

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Chippewa County placed a $10 bounty for each coyote killed.

The sound of chickens and cattle tintilated the ears as Dave Soehrn told MPR about the failings of the bounty. playfully tackled the subject that investigated the effectiveness of the bounty.

"Historically, they just really weren't effective," Dave Stern told MPR about the bounty.

Chippewa County hopes that other counties join in their bounty efforts, reported MPR.

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