Weird News


April 11, 2016

Celebrity marriages are more doomed than others.

The rich and famous are twice as likely to get divorced and celebrities who wed in their 20s and those who court for less than a year before tying the knot - as in the case of Kim Kardashian West and her first husband Kris Humphreys - are most likely to fail miserably in their nuptials and end up on the divorce scrapheap. Increased pressure, lack of quality time together and living life in the public eye also cause a strain on stars' love lives. The statistics were collated by celebrity divorce lawyer Vanessa Lloyd-Platt for the launch of a new truTV show titled Fatal Vows, which examines how marriages can break down and even end in murder. Fatal Vows airs on the channel on Tuesday.

A death simulator has become a huge sensation in China.

The Samadhi Death Simulator was set up in the country's biggest city of Shanghai and hopes to encourage people to come to terms with the moments just before they die and what happens to them afterwards. Morbid folk who have been dying to find out what it is like to pass away, flocked to the mock-up death chamber to satisfy their curiosity. Participants met their death when they laid down on a giant conveyor belt that carried them into an oven-like enclosure where they pretended to 'die' and were then 'cremated'. Shortly after, the dead experienced a rebirth by being carried into an enclosure made of white latex that is intended to depict a 'womb'.

Finally, they slide out of the womb into a ball pit and are reborn. One visitor, Lu Siwei, said the experience made him feel calm about the inevitability of death but also challenged him to focus on 'life's problems'. He said: "This is a really interesting feeling. It at least gives you the chance to calm down, and brings you back to earth to think about some of life's problems. I think this is different. When you walk through that door, you will experience some changes in your mentality, and it will be different from what it was before you entered. I think this is really great, and very worthwhile."

A man has claimed he can survive on just PS10 a week.

Jamie Waddington, 25, believes he saves up to PS8,000 a year by living in the back of a rusty old caravan after he ditched his life as a house-sharer for his new outdoor home. Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, he said: "Unless I'm moving around in the van, I can get by on less than PS10 a week. I buy very little, however I eat well. Aside from farmers, you get good food in honesty boxes for very little money, such as wonky veg. I could make the van exactly how I wanted it and it is better than a house-share with people I don't get on with well. I've always been an outdoor person, but I realised this would give me the freedom what I wanted with my life. I felt I was growing up too quick and didn't want to settle down. I wanted to do something I had control over and my aim was to become self-sufficient."

More than half of women are unhappy with their boobs.

Bra makers Playtex have launched a one-of-a-kind wireless lingerie after discovering only eight per cent of women say their breasts are their favourite part of their body, in a hope to boost their confidence. What's more, in a study of 2,000 women in the UK aged between 40 and 60, a third admitted they aren't comfortable with their partner seeing them naked. A spokesperson for Playtex, who commissioned the report to coincide with the launch of its new wireless bra, said: "The research findings prove there's a real need amongst women for a wire-free bra with a comfortable and supportive fit, so we're delighted to finally unveil Ideal Beauty - a completely wireless bra that replaces uncomfortable wires with a continuous fabric construction to give women shape-enhancing support, whilst offering all day, light-as-a-feather comfort."