It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
A Chinese hitman hired to murder a businessman’s competitor hired another assassin to do the job, who then subcontracted the killing to another hitman, who hired another hitman, who hired another hitman. The saga began when businessman Tan Youhui paid a hitman, Xi Guangan, $282,000 to “take out” his rival. Xi hired another hitman for half that amount, and the subcontracting continued until a fifth would-be assassin met the intended target, identified only as Wei, and suggested faking his death. All five hitmen and Tan were convicted of attempted murder.
A horse in South Korea has become a YouTube sensation by perfecting the art of playing dead whenever someone approaches to ride him. Jingang—dubbed “the world’s most melodramatic horse”—buckles his legs, theatrically collapses, and closes his eyes at the mere sight of a prospective rider. “That horse is a genius,” said one fan. “Wish I could just do that every time someone I don’t like comes near me.”
A Cleveland mortuary is offering a novel service to remember loved ones: Skinning the tattoos off their corpses and turning them into framed artwork. Father-son duo Michael and Kyle Sherwood say they launched the Save My Ink Forever company because of the “deep connection” people have with their tattoos. The skin-preservation process takes roughly three months, and the framed final product—displayed behind “museum-quality UV glass”—starts at $1,599 for a 5-by-5-inch tattoo, with $100 more for each inch of ink. “So many people say they feel comforted being able to see that piece of their loved one as a constant reminder of them,” Kyle said. ■