Female artist marries 600-year-old bridge in France

Jodi Rose getting married to the bridge 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A woman decided to marry a 600-year-old bridge located in France.

Jodi Rose, an Australian artist who travels the world recording the vibrations of jumper cables to her musical project "Singing Bridges", knew it was true love the first time she laid her eyes on the “Le Pont du Diable”, a 600-year-old bridge in southern France.

Several weeks ago, an intimate affair was held at the entrance of the bridge with 14 guests in attendance, including the Mayor of Saint-Jean-de-Fos, a neighboring village. The radiant bride wore traditional clothing despite her not so traditional wedding. She wore a floor-length ivory gown with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

Although their union is not legally recognized in France, Rose said it is as strong as any other marriage.
"While I respect those whose sexual and romantic feelings are directed towards objects, mine is a symbolic issue,” she wrote on her blog, Bridgeland. "She understands that I love other bridges, and men. Ours is a love that embraces the ups and downs of life, as materialized in the swirling currents of the river flowing below its gorgeous body," she wrote.

Her love certainly has a solid foundation, but hopefully the bridge feels the same about the open relationship.
Le Pont du Diable, also known as the "Devil's Bridge", was first erected by Benedictine monks in the 11th century and has demonstrated resilience in tough times.

"The bridge is all you could want in a husband, robust, reliable, sensual, kind and handsome," Rose wrote. "There is longevity in the arch of its back, it has stood for 600 years and will stand for another 600 years," she wrote.

Radical Islamists burn school dormitory killing at least 30

The burned school dormitory 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Radical Islamists turned up their campaign against education by setting a school dormitory on fire, killing at thirty, according to police reports in Nigeria.

Nigeria Police said that Islamic radicals attacked the dormitory before dawn Saturday, spraying the building with fuel and setting it on fire while students slept. At least 30 people died in the deadliest attack yet against schools in northeast Nigeria.

Authorities blame the violence on Boko Haram, a radical group. The radicals have been behind a series of recent attacks on schools in the region, including one in which gunmen opened fire on children taking exams in a classroom.

"We were sleeping when we heard shots. When I woke up, someone was pointing a gun at me," Musa Hassan, 15, said.
He put up his arm in defense, and suffered from a gunshot wound to his hand. His life was saved after the radicals decided to flee from the scene.

Hassan said that the gunmen came armed with cans of fuel used to torch the school administrative building and one of the dormitory.
"They burned children alive," he said.

On Saturday, at the Potiskum General Hospital morgue, which is a few miles from the scene of the attack, parents were screaming in anguish trying to identify the victims. Some parents do not know if their children survived or died.

Boko Haram Islamist militants and separatist groups have killed more than 1,600 civilians in suicide and other attacks since 2010.

The attack on Saturday killed 29 students and English teacher Mohammed Musa, who was shot in the chest, according to another professor, Ibrahim Abdu. Police officers who arrived after the gunmen left and transported the bodies to the hospital confirmed at least 30 people were killed.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Canadian construction company pokes fun at Kim Kardashian

Sign at the construction site 
By: Moses Gold

Many people try to make money off of celebrities.

Now, a Canadian construction company is using Kim Kardashian to advertise their housing project.
The construction company in Canada is taking a shot at Kardashian with a weird street sign.

The Bay Adelaide Centre in Toronto, Ontario is currently under construction. Neighbors are not very happy with the noise coming from the construction site. In an effort to alleviate public concern, they posted a sign telling people, "construction set to finish faster than Kim Kardashian’s marriage."

The sign was reportedly created by the legendary Second City comedy group and part of a series of eye-catching signs, which are used until the project is completed.

The sign was put up as an attention grabber, but the construction will definitely not be finished faster than Kardashian's marriage. Kardashian's union with Kris Humphries was over in 72 days but the housing project is set to end 2015.

In another incident, Ford Motor was slammed after airing an advertisement which showed bound women squeezed into the back of a car, according to press reports in Australia.

Ford has been heavily criticized and it later issued an apology regarding an advertising campaign showing celebrities, bound, gagged and stuffed in the trunk of a small sedan.

Three separate advertisements have emerged online trying to show the Ford Figo, a compact car built for the Indian domestic market that is not sold elsewhere.

The images were produced by a company for internal use and was not supposed to be uploaded online.
"We deeply regret the publication of posters that were in bad taste and contrary to the standards of professionalism and decency," according to a statement by the company.

"They were never intended for publication and should have never have been uploaded to the Internet much less. This was the result of persons acting without proper supervision and appropriate measures have been taken within the agency," the statement said.
The advertisements also said: "Leave your worries behind with extra-large Figo trunk.”

One advertisement showed Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, bound and obliged, while squeezed into the back of the car.
In a second picture, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi poses with three scantily clad women who are equally bound and tied.

Ford has also issued a strongly worded apology.
"The posters are contrary to the rules of professionalism and decency within Ford and our agency partners.
Together with our partners, we are reviewing and monitoring the approval processes to help ensure that nothing like this ever happens again,” the company said in a statement.

Groom dies after alcohol drinking game at his bachelor party

Dentist chair drinking game illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

A groom died after playing a drinking game with his friends.

The groom collapsed after allowing his friends to pour alcohol down his throat during his bachelor party.

Paul Tobutt, 38, died at his own bachelor party in Spain after a senseless drinking game, where his friends poured alcohol down his throat. The groom consumed about a liter of alcohol.

Tobutt collapsed after having alcohol poured down his throat as he sat in the “dentist chair” at a bar in Benidorm.
After a lot of drinking, Tobutt collapsed and was taken back to his hotel room by friends who kept an eye on him to make sure he was fine.

They watched over the groom until they finally went to bed themselves. When his seven friends woke up the next morning they found Tobutt cold and unresponsive. They tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead by paramedics.
Tobutt was due to marry his girlfriend Maria Matthews, 29.

After hearing about his son’s death, Peter, of Bridport, Dorset, United Kingdom, criticized the drinking game as "senseless".
"I am surprised that in Spain you can put people in these chairs and pour alcohol into them. I don’t think that would happen in this country," he said.

The "Dentist chair" became famous by England footballers Paul Gascoigne and Teddy Sheringham, who were photographed having spirits poured down their throats in a nightclub in Hong Kong in 1996.
The tests showed that Tobutt had a blood alcohol level of about five times the legal limit.

Pathologist Dr. Mark Deverell said that the groom died of acute alcohol poisoning and coroner Sheriff Payne recorded the death as accidental.

92-year-old man marries 22-year-old woman

The couple 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) After his wife died, a 92-year-old man decided to take a young woman as his wife.

Musali Mohammed Al-Mujamaie of Iraq, who is a father of 16 children, married a woman, 70 years his junior.

Al-Mujamaie, got married to the 22-year-old woman in a ceremony on Thursday at his home in the village of Gubban near Baghdad.
The elaborate ceremony continued for four hours and included music and dance performances and celebratory gunfire.

The grandfather was not the only one who got married that night at his house, he shared his special night with two of his grandchildren, aged 16 and 17. The two got married during the ceremony alongside their grandfather.

Al-Mujamaie said that this special day had been a long-awaited event as the wedding of his grandchildren had been postponed several times so they can get married the same time as him.

"I am very happy to get married with my grandchildren, and I feel like a 20-year-old again,” Al-Mujamaie said.
Al-Mujamaie had raised his 16 children in his hometown of Gubban with his first wife. His first wife, who died three years ago, had been with him for 58 years.

Local tribal and religious leaders attended the wedding of the three family members.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Cat loses both its ears after getting sunburn

Cat that lost its ears 
By: Shifra Unger

A poor cat will now have to manage without both its ears, according to animal care officials in Scotland.
Officials in Scotland said that a Scottish cat has lost both its ears after getting sunburned.

The 8-year-old white street cat called Luna risked contracting skin cancer risk after getting burning in the streets of Kilmarnock, Scotland, and had to have both its ears removed after receiving blisters from the sun.

However, its hearing is fine and a charity in North Ayrshire, Cats Protection, is looking for a new home for the cat.
"Every cat is different and this one has had a difficult time,” volunteer Nina Chisholm said.

"It takes time to gain a cat’s trust. It can love when you know it, but it is very guarded. People can be intimidated by how it looks, but cats who have problems, like having only three legs or having one eye missing, often receive the sympathy vote," the volunteer added.

The organization is also raising awareness for owners of cats with white or pale yellow fur to be more careful with sun exposure.
"The white or pale colored cats are the most vulnerable to sunlight, as they have little pigment or hair to protect them from harmful UVB waves. To help reduce the risk of sunburn, try to keep susceptible cats indoors or in the shade between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm when the sun is at its hottest," Cats Protection Director Maggie Roberts said.