Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – It’s not surprising that bodybuilders use steroids, but table tennis players? Sports Illustrated reports that a U.S. table tennis pro has been suspended from the sport after testing positive for ’roids.

GENEVA – Women may go to the bathroom more often than men, but the guys actually take longer to do their business. According to a survey by the Switzerland-based marketing bureau IHA-GfM, the average woman goes to the bathroom five times a day, spending an average of three minutes in the can. Meanwhile, guys go three times a day but spend about five minutes on the john each trip.

NEW YORK – New York City will be experiencing its salad days starting today (May 1), thanks to a new museum dedicated to salads. The Dole Museum of Salad opens today in lower Manhattan and will include exhibits on the history of the Caesar, Cobb and Waldorf salads.

OTAGO, N.Z. – It may be hard for health nuts to swallow but a new study from Otago University in New Zealand says there’s no proof organic food is nutritionally superior to conventional foods.

SYDNEY, Australia – A 20-year-old Aboriginal man who was found guilty of manslaughter in Australia is receiving a shortened prison sentence of only five years partly because his tribe punished him by spearing him 12 times in the thighs before police caught him. A judge said the man’s guilty plea, age and good record also helped mitigate the sentence.