Chronicle News Briefs

By Jocelyn Colbert |Staff Writer|

lieuWoman to give birth on Mars (Feb. 4)
Humans have yet to set foot on Mars, but one British woman already wants to be the first to give birth on the red planet.
According to the Huffington Post, Maggie Lieu is one of 600 people being considered for the Mars One Project, which hopes to set up a permanent colony on Mars by 2025.
Unmanned vehicles are scheduled to launch to the planet starting in 2018. In 2024, the first four humans will be sent, with four more every two years after that.

malcolm_brenner_dolphin Man had sex with captive dolphin, creates documentary (Jan. 31)
A man who had sex with a performing dolphin at an amusement park in the 1970’s has claimed the encounter took place because the animal seduced him.
According to the, Malcolm Brenner, 63, claims that he fell for Dolly, a bottle-nose dolphin, after her advances.
Brenner told the story of their year-long relationship again in “Dolphin Love”, a new film which premiered last week at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

richardnixie Alligators killed to serve as Super Bowl snacks (Feb. 3)
A Florida man trapped and killed five small alligators so that he could prepare a gator tail dinner for Super Bowl Sunday, according to fish and wildlife officials.
Richard Nixie, 30, was arrested Sunday–two hours before the football game began–and was charged with illegally taking the alligators, according to Florida Court records.







PAY-Lauren-Dodd-21-from-Newcastle-has-a-serious-phobia-of-ketchupStudent lives with fear of Ketchup (Feb. 4)
A student suffering from a tomato ketchup phobia claims her fear is so severe she starts gagging and is scared for her life whenever she comes into contact with the sauce.
Lauren Dodd suffers from the extremely rare Mortuuequusphobia, the extreme fear of ketchup and tomato-based sauces.





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House transformed into cat paradise (Jan. 26)
According to the, a home builder has spent more than $50,000 turning his property into the ‘purr-fect’ play pad for his 15 rescue cats.
Peter Cohen transformed his house to feature high walkways, tunnels, ramps and perches so that all of his beloved felines feel entirely at home.



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