Taiwanese woman plans to marry herself, and more

A Taiwanese woman who was unable to find a husband is marrying herself so she can have a wedding.

Taiwanese woman plans to marry herself

A Taiwanese woman who was unable to find a husband is marrying herself so she can have a wedding. Chen Wei-yih, 30, an office worker from Taipei, has had photographs taken of herself in a wedding dress and will marry herself next month in a lavish ceremony before whisking herself off for a honeymoon in Australia. “Age 30 is a prime period for me,” said Chen. “My work and experience are in good shape, but I haven’t found a partner, so what can I do?”

Elmo's Times Square shake down

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A man dressed as the Sesame Street character Elmo is shaking down passers-by in New York’s Times Square, says the New York Daily News. A number of street entertainers dressed as cartoon characters make a living in Times Square by posing for photographs for tourists, but witnesses say Elmo has been aggressively demanding that tourists take pictures with him and cursing at those who fail to pay him. “I’m not being rude,” said “Elmo” to a reporter. “Taking an Elmo picture without paying is rude.”

Boy calls 911 to complain about dad's cooking

Police in suburban Chicago say a boy called 911 to complain about the quality of the dinner his father cooked him. Police Cmdr. Steve Husak say the 10-year-old caller acknowledged that the meal—a noodle-based soup—was edible, but protested that it was yucky. The police advised the boy that this was a dispute between him and his dad. “There are rare occasions,” said Husak, “in which citizens need to be reminded of the parameters of what is and is not a police matter.”

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