What do teddy bears, skin, and prenups have in common? I will tell you! They are all part of this week’s Half-Baked Headlines.
In Athens, Georgia clothes have been stolen from a collection bin owned by Mid-Atlantic Clothing Recycling. The manager decided enough was enough. He placed a GPS locating device inside of a teddy bear and then put the bear in with a bag of the clothes hoping to catch the closet criminal. After Mr. Teddy was reported as being on the move, they found the culprit who was later charged with a misdemeanor.
Social media have been known to cause problems with relationships from time to time. Couples are also prone to prenuptial agreements before getting married. What if you blended these two things. Yep, That’s right. People are getting “social media prenups”. A top US attorney says that a third of her clients are asking for prenuptial agreements with social media clauses. No nude, rude, or crude photos. No posts that may threaten the spouse’s reputation, and much more. My only question is what took so long? I would have thought this was already taking place.
Have you ever heard the term anthropodermic bibliopegy? If you haven’t, it is the practice of binding books in human skin. A book at Harvard University written by Arsene Houssaye titled “Des destinees de l’ame” was recently discovered to have been bound in the skin from a woman’s back. The title translates to “Destinies of the soul”. The author gave the book to a doctor in the mid 1800’s. The doctor then bound the book with the skin of the unclaimed female. Inside, Dr. Ludovic Bouland explained the binding in a handwritten note. The note reads: “This book is bound in human skin parchment on which no ornament has been stamped to preserve its elegance. By looking carefully, you can easily distinguish the pores of the skin. A book about the human soul deserved to have a human skin covering.” The note is what prompted the tests to verify its authenticity.