New Zealand's government has banned certain baby names. What is even more shocking are the comments below the article where people applaud New Zealand's actions for "saving" the children from their evil parents. I am willing to bet that most of those illegal naming attempts were actually acts of defiance towards the government; activism via naming your baby something that pisses the government off.Read more »
Coroner David Crerar issued a final report Tuesday into the death of 31-year-old Natasha Harris, concluding that the mother of eight died from a heart attack. He said the large amount of Coca-Cola she drank likely led to metabolic imbalances that gave rise to her heart problems, adding that Coke was likely a "substantial factor" in her death. A New Zealand food industry association on Wednesday rejected a coroner's call to add health warnings to soft-drink labels.Read more »
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (CBS/TV3 New Zealand) -- When it comes to animal welfare, you can't fault the SPCA. They rescue animals in trouble, provide medical care, love and shelter, and prosecute people who harm animals and educate people who want to look after them. But the SPCA's biggest challenge is constantly finding good homes for all the animals they find or rescue.Read more »
Governments around the world are getting pretty desperate to make their money profitable. Collectors have been pandered to before, but it's never been done in such a grossly commercialized way.
Color images of cryptids on Canadian money, and Star Wars coins being issued by the New Zealand mint? The government really is issuing play money now.Read more »
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