Who’s Norma Stitz? Say the name a couple of times. What does it sound like?
Yes, you’re right in thinking that this is a play on words, a moniker. The lady in question is Annie Hawkins-Turner, and she’s the proud owner of the Guinness record for the largest pair of natural breasts in the world. She’s size 102ZZZ.
Understandably, the lady with mammaries weighing around 100 lb. is in demand. And in 2013, she paid a visit to the Land of the Rising Sun. The Japanese, connoisseurs of all things weird and fetishy, extended a warm welcome to Norma.
In a video posted by Russian comedy site Klukva, a man in a karate gi alternates between strumming aStratocaster-style electric guitar and chopping through flaming boards.
Chinese man Fan Lung was offered a job by a production firm that makes pornography after his penis was chopped off twice by her wife.
Fan’s penis was reattached by surgeons, but his wife went to the hospital room where he was staying and chopped off the healing penis again, the Daily Mail reported.
Bang You Later, a pornography company, offered Fan a job in the porn industry. The firm said that Fan will not be spending anything for the production and distribution, and 100 percent of the income will be given to him. It said that it wanted to help Fan financially, while also helping him restore his “sexual confidence.”
The Chinese porn firm wants to make a porn film featuring Fan and his lover Zhang Hung. It also said that being “intimate on camera” has proved to be an “effective form of therapy.” The company also wants to pay Fan enough money for an experimental surgery to “replace” the cut off penis, Mirror reported.
It all started when Fan forgot to log out off his wife’s mobile phone after sending a naughty email to his 21-year-old lover. His wife Feng went mad when she saw the email. After cutting off for the second time, Fan’s penis was thrown out of the hospital window. His penis was never found within the area and is believed to have been taken by stray dogs or cats.
A young mother in Washington state has been charged with attempted murder after authorities say she cut her children’s throats in an attempt to keep them quiet.
The 28-year-old and her husband, Thomas Booth, have three children, a 2-year-old and 6-month-old twins.
When officers arrived at the Olympia, Washington, home Saturday night, they found a troubling scene. As spelled out by a local prosecutor, police saw the twins on the couch crying “uncontrollably” and “bleeding from their necks.”
One officer then went upstairs and found the couple’s 2-year-old in bed, under the covers with “dry blood all over her.”
All three were taken to a local hospital, where, CNN affiliate KOMO reports, they underwent surgery. They are now in stable condition and will be placed in protective custody.
In their probable cause filing, authorities paint a picture of a mother overwhelmed and suffering from postpartum depression.
A judge set bail for Booth at $3 million, KCPQ, another CNN affiliate, reported.
Wine and a movie
The night that ended in tears and blood began with wine and a movie.
In the probable cause filing, Thomas Booth told investigators he had two “large glasses” and his wife had at least the same amount.
“Thomas said he was feeling intoxicated,” the document reads “and Christina was intoxicated to the point that she was slurring her words.”
As the movie wrapped up, Thomas Booth told police, his wife took the toddler upstairs to put her to bed, but then “a short time later Christina came down the stairs in only her underwear crying and screaming.”
Christina Booth, like her husband, spoke to authorities without an attorney present. Her story differs from her husband’s slightly, a local prosecutor said.
She told a police detective that she was having “a really rough time” taking care of her three children. She said that her husband “never helps” and that he “gets very annoyed when the children cry and make noise.”
Like her husband, Christina Booth said they were watching a movie and she went to put the toddler to bed just before the movie ended. She then told authorities that the twins started crying and “she hit her breaking point.”
In the probable cause document, a prosecutor says she confessed to the crimes of which she stands accused, saying “she knew if she killed all the kids the house would be quiet for Thomas.”
“During the interview, Christina broke down crying several times, yelled about Thomas never helping with the kids” the document says. “Christina made the comment ‘they will be quiet now’ several times.”
Thomas Booth told police that his wife has been “very stressed out raising the children” and that she took medication for postpartum depression. He also said she “always takes the children out of his presence if they cry.”
The couple’s account differs in where the attack on the twins took place.
Christina Booth told authorities she carried them downstairs after attacking her toddler and cut their necks while they lay on the couch. Her husband told police he found the babies upstairs with injuries to their necks and brought them downstairs to render first aid.
‘Why weren’t we knocking on the door?’
Thomas Booth has not been charged, and KOMO reports that police do not suspect he played any kind of role in the violence.
KOMO reports he’s an active-duty solider who was recently deployed overseas.
Neighbors described Christina Booth as sweet, vivacious and “a loving mother.”
Tiffany Felch, who has spent time with the pair, told KOMO, “I would have never suspected that she would be a person to take this kind of a drastic action. I can’t imagine what stress she must have been under to cause her to do such a thing.”
KOMO reported that neighbors say Christina Booth was normally social, but changed after giving birth to the twins.
Neighbor Tammy Ramsey expressed concern to KOMO about the potential for missed opportunities to help the family.
“Why weren’t we knocking on the door?” she said. “I think that we need to rally and love to understand and not to judge.”
So ecstatic was one Bulgarian woman at receiving a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, that she stumbled, fell from a cliff and died in Ibiza.
The 29-year-old sustained injuries from the 20-metre fall and then suffered a heart attack.
The incident occurred in the small, picturesque resort of Cala Tarida.
Paramedics rushed to the scene, but Ms Dimitrova died shortly after they arrived.
“Everything is pointing towards the death being the result of a tragic freak accident,” said local Civil Guard spokesman, according to The Daily Mail.
A source reportedly told The Daily Mail: “Her boyfriend lived and worked on Ibiza. She had arrived two days earlier to visit him and look for work.
“She fell seconds after her partner surprised her by proposing to her as she jumped up and down with emotion.”
Tokyo’s restaurants are celebrated for serving the freshest seafood on the planet.
But at his new pop-up in the Japanese capital, the celebrated chef behind Noma, Rene Redzepi, has upped the sushi and seasoning stakes with a creation featuring live jumbo prawns, topped with tiny black ants.
The dish is the spectacular opening to a three-hour, 15-course tasting menu inspired by the same imaginative use of ingredients that have made his original Noma in Copenhagen arguably the best restaurant in the world.
At Noma Tokyo, perched on the 37th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel with views of Mount Fuji in the distance, the presence of half a dozen ants clinging to the wobbling flesh of each prawn is more than just a visual gimmick.
With their natural reserves of formic acid, the ants give the botan ebi – or botan prawn – a sour kick, described by Redzepi as the “flavours of the Nagano forest”, a reference to a mountainous region in northern Japan.
Noma has used ants in its dishes before, and Japanese diners are no strangers to eating still-twitching seafood: live octopus and whitebait are also considered delicacies here. But what do reviewers make of Noma Tokyo’s combination of the two?
Writing in the Japan Times Robbie Swinnerton described the tasting menu, which costs 40,200 yen (£225) per head, as “unlike anything anyone has ever served before in Japan”.
The black ants, he wrote, produce “little pinpricks of sharp acidity acting as a perfect accent for the sweet, pink flesh”.
In her review for Bloomberg, Tejal Rao recalled being confronted by a “pristine shrimp … so recently dead that its brain has yet to telegraph this information to the rest of its body. For now it’s all twitching muscle and whirring antennae”.
After regaining her composure, Rao described the sensation of biting into the prawn as “shockingly good”.
“It goes from terrifying to beautiful, like the ocean after a storm,” she wrote.