I find the weird links, so you don’t have to.
Three American friends hospitalised after becoming ‘possessed’ following Ouija board game in Mexican village
My mom would never let us kids play with a ouija board, and now I know why.
Alexandra Huerta, 22, was playing the game with her brother Sergio, 23, and 18-year-old cousin Fernando Cuevas at a house in the village of San Juan Tlacotenco in south-west Mexico. But minutes into it, she apparently started ‘growling’ and thrashing around in a ‘trance-like’ state.
Meanwhile, Sergio and Fernando also reportedly started showing signs of ‘possession’, including feelings of blindness, deafness and hallucinations.
Paramedics “restrained Alexandra to prevent her from hurting herself, before treating the three with painkillers, anti-stress medication and eye drops, which seemingly worked.”
Good to know that the next time I and my friends get demon-possessed, eye drops will save us. So if you see somebody chasing me down the street with an eye dropper, relax.
Next, we go to Scotland:
Car-sized haggis smashes World Record
A haggis weighing over a tonne has stormed into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Is this thing sentient? Did it kick down the door and deliver a list of its demands?
The monster dish, which came in at 1.01 tonne (2,227lbs), was unveiled at Scotland’s Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh.
Be on the lookout, people.
And finally, if you want to know which books have been keeping me up at night, head over to Writers Read.
I’m also reading Eric Schlosser’s Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety. It’s a history of America’s nuclear weapons program, and it’s riveting.
More at the link.