It has been a busy week, overflowing with news. But with wars, politics and hostilities and disasters normally over-rule our lives and the news we read. In between, of course, there are celebrity news that one cannot help ignoring. But then there are news, that takes place but is not tantalizing enough, to compete with the wars and celebrity gossips.
Here are five news from this week that you may have missed this week.
Morbidly Obese Toddler Undergoes Gastric Bypass Surgery
A two-year-old Saudi boy has become the youngest person in the world to undergo bariatric surgery to cure his morbid obesity.
He weighed 33 kilograms and had a body mass index of 41 and as a result life was difficult. He suffered from sleep apnea (causing him to stop breathing while he slept) and bowing of the legs.
His parents were terrified of losing their child because of his bouts of sleep apnea, and tried putting him on a diet with the doctor’s aid but to no avail. The surgery seemed to be the only way to cure the toddler.
Learn more abut the little boy and his amazing surgery here.
Public Masturbation Declared Legal in Sweden
Sweden now allows public masturbation. It happened during a trial, where a 65-year-old Swedish man was acquitted of sexual assault after pleasuring himself on a beach in Stockholm.
The court declared that since he wasn’t looking at anybody while fondling himself, he really had committed no offense. So. From now onwards, it would be OK to masturbate in public provided that the “disorderly conduct” isn’t aimed towards someone particular.
You can get the rest of the news here.
School Removes Wrecking Ball After Students Imitate Miley
Before Miley Cyrus’s risqué twerking, of the MTV VMA 2013 was even out of people’s memories, came her latest single, ‘Wrecking Ball.’
Wrecking Ball, in itself invited a lot of reaction from people.
The song has effected people too much apparently. In just one instance, Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. had to remove a pendulum (an art piece created by artist Dale Eldred in the 1970s) from its campus after students imitating Cyrus posted videos online of themselves naked on the sculpture.
The university, of course, claimed that the statue was removed due to safety concerns – a fraying cable – and not Miley Cyrus parody videos. The students on the other hand, were not too happy with the action and reacted by creating a Twitter account for the sculpture.
Get the details here.
Beijing Will Get a Jackie Chan Theme Park
So, there will be a theme park in Beijing that will bear his name.
Jackie Chan World Park will include five different areas that will put collections of personal jewelry, furniture as well as a collection of ancient sandalwood buildings that have been in his possession on display for visitors and fans.
The money collected from the entry fees will be used for maintaining the historic buildings.
This park is in addition to the Jackie Chan museum being constructed in Shanghai which will cover 10,000-square meter and include a gallery of his movie costumes and other assorted memorabilia collected throughout his career.
Here are the details.
New Legless Lizards Found in California
California scientists have discovered four species of legless lizards. They were found hidden in the sand dunes at the end of a Los Angeles airport runway and other arid and desolate spaces.
"The main thing this is showing is that right here in California ... there is actual natural animal diversity that we don't know about yet," said Theodore Papenfuss, a reptile and amphibian expert.
Papenfuss and geologist James Parham from the California State University Fullerton led the research, spending 15 years searching the state for the slithering creatures, their quest fueled by a hunch that at least one relative of California's legless lizard species, the Anniella pulchra, existed nearby.
To know more about these bizarre creatures, check this out.