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This wedding had all the ingredients of a perfect Bollywood love story: emotion, celebration, star-crossed lovers and a nail-biting climax!
 
Add in to the mix the 2 lovers — or should I say, 2 monkeys!!
 
You might have heard of the groom. He is ”Raju” the cigarette smoking monkey from India.
 

Hindu belief includes worship of animals as avatars of the gods. Monkeys have an especially significant role in Hindu mythology where they are worshipped as avatars of Hanuman, the mighty ape that aided Rama in his fight against evil. So you gotta believe that all the nearby villages were extatic about the news and almost 2000 villagers got ready to celebrate the wedding of the summer!

“I want to enjoy the feelings of a son’s marriage through Raju’s wedding,” said Rajesh, a 38-year-old married but childless auto rickshaw driver who nursed Raju back to health after finding him unconscious three years ago.

So he was overjoyed two months ago when he met Chinki’s caretaker, a priest in a nearby village, who proposed that the two monkeys be married.

“We will welcome the bride in our house in Banetha after the wedding with all rituals,” said an excited Ramesh while offering tea to Raju at a roadside tea shop.

Not everybody was happy though… As news of the marriage spread, the state forest department officials stepped into action. Since monkeys are protected in India as government property, no one can pet them, train them or — as in this case — marry them, even to a fellow monkey!

Anyone attending the wedding would be arrested! Tension rose…so the monkeys and their owners went into hiding!

On the day of the planned wedding, more than 200 guards poured into Talwas, where they confronted hundreds of people from nearby villages who had arrived to see the rare spectacle.

But then came the news — the monkey couple had been secretly married off in a ceremony somewhere deep in the forest. The villagers erupted in joy and began celebrating.

Forestry officials immediately set out to look for the pair and finally found Chinki tied to a tree. She sported the vermillion mark worn by married Hindu women on their foreheads.

The officials couldn’t resist congratulating Chinki and posed for pictures with her. That didn’t stop them from capturing both monkeys though and intend on releasing them in a neaby forest. 

Owner Ramesh is confident of their eventual return. “I know my son Raju, with his wife Chinki, will come back home,” said an emotional Ramesh, mingling with the crowd to avoid being caught. “I will have a big reception for them.”

Now that is a whole lot of monkey business!

Kim 😉

It might kill you! I’m not kidding!
 
Research has shown some scented candles produce smoke laced with almost as many toxins as those produced by cigarettes!!Since they are often lit in poorly ventilated rooms, such as bathrooms, or during the evening when windows are likely to be closed, the release of chemicals can cause indoor pollution that is potent enough to raise the risk of asthma, eczema and skin complaints.
 

The majority of scented candles sold are cheap imports made from paraffin wax, a by-product of the petroleum industry. These have been shown to release an alarming range of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), substances that can be problematic to health.

Good news: more expensive varieties made from beeswax and soy rarely cause problems. So look for those!

Just thought I’d let you know!

Kim 😉

I sometimes wonder who dedicates their life to this type of research but a study out today says that all polar bears descended from a single brown bear in Ireland!
 
Apparently, all polar bears are descended from a single female brown bear who lived along Atlantic shore of current-day Ireland some 20,000 to 50,000 years ago.
 
How the hell do they discovered that?! The researchers used DNA samples taken from polar bears across their entire range in Russia, Canada, Greenland, Norway and Alaska to find that they could all be traced back to a single ancestor. The analysis used mitochondrial DNA, which is passed exclusively from females to their offspring.
 
That was one busy brown bear! She must have thought she had to keep trying until one actually came out brown!
 
Kim 😉
Does you man prefer a cosmo over beer?! Will he suck it up in public as to not embarass himself by asking the bartender for a girlie drink?! If so, here is a solution taken from Men Health’s Magazine on how to order a girly drink without seeming like a looser!!  
 
Tell your man to not ask the bartender for a strawberry daiquiri, creamy mudslide, or fruity sangria. Instead, he should just invent a new name like, “Turbo Tonic,” “Slingshot,” or “Havana Banger.” That’s the solution!
 
How does it work?
 
The bartender will have no clue what he’s saying, so he will have to give him the ingredients and voila — It’ll be their little secret!!!
 
Cocktail ordered, dignity intact!
 
 
Kim 😉
Gotta love when a survey boosts your job! A new survey out of the UK found that radio makes people happier than TV or the web. Isn’t that cool!?!
 
In the study, respondents said they experienced a 100% lift in happiness and 300% boost to their energy levels when listening to a radio show versus not consuming any type of media at all.
 
Even better news was that watching TV and surfing the internet also significantly boosts people’s happiness and energy levels — BUT BUT BUT the positive effects of radio listening was GREATER!!
 
“[Radio] plays an important emotional role in people’s lives. People use radio as a lifestyle support system and to make themselves feel better about their lives. Our latest research highlights the immense potential of radio to influence emotions.”
 
I love it as by consequence it means I make you happier than Lloyd Robertson, let’s say! haha
 
TURN IT UP -=- BOOM 99.7!!!
 
Kim 😉

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