News of the weird
Thursday 22 January 1998
Illinois: Jeffrey Morse, 30, a convicted child-molester, has been castrated by a team of doctors after volunteering for the operation before his sentence is passed. Kenneth Ramsay, Sheriff of Geneva, Illinois, said: "He's hoping the judge will take this in mind when he determines what the sentence will be. The judge has told him there are no guarantees. It's his risk. It's his choice. I'd thought I'd seen it all after 26 years. Now, maybe I've seen it all."
Brazil: A survey among army cadets in Brazil showed that their most admired historical figure was Adolf Hitler, followed by national hero Joaquin da Silva Xavier, Ayrton Senna, Jesus Christ and Gandhi.
Life & Style blogs
Alexander McQueen at auction: What makes a really great piece of fashion?
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
No female ejaculation, please, we’re British: a history of porn and censorship
Stressed nurses are 'forced to choose between health of patients and their own'
Pornhub: Kim Kardashian's sex tape is the most-watched porn video of all-time
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
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