News, but not the serious kind
Let’s do the Time Warp Again…
Welcome back to our occasional feature called What Year is this Again? in which we offer up stories that may lack humor, but which cause us to question whether we have gone back in time.
Today, a couple of items make me fear yesterday’s solar eclipse may have warped us back a few centuries.
First, from a state in eastern India, comes news that farmers there have asked their unmarried daughters to plow parched fields NAKED, in a bid to embarrass the weather gods to bring some badly needed monsoon rain.
Don’t go back and read that sentence again, you got it right the first time.
But that’s not all. Turning our attention to Northern Ireland, it seems they held the first-ever Irish Wolf Whistling Championships yesterday.
A hotel offered online contacts for those who might like to participate by “parading down the street to be whistled at…” In fairness, that also included men dressed as women, which I guess is progress.
Please, somebody help me out with the current year? I thought it started with a “2.”
Above: Women run for shelter during heavy rains in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh July 23, 2009. REUTERS /Ajay Verma
Left: Competitors stand on scaffolding as they take part in the Irish Wolf Whistling championships in Irvinestown, July 22, 2009. REUTERS/ Cathal McNaughton