Wednesday, March 23, 2005
The Best of Pravda
World's oldest woman voted for Putin
The funny part is that they have absolutely no evidence that the subject of the story is in fact the oldest woman in the world. This is the first paragraph of the story:
According to the Guinness Book of Records, a Brazilian woman had been reported to be oldest human being on Earth. Maria Olivia da Silva, a native of the state of Sao Paulo, has a birth certificate that says that she was born on February 28th, 1880. However, a recent statement by the Guinness Book of Records company indicates that the Brazilian woman has not enough evidence to prove her phenomenal longevity. There is a good chance that Maria Strelnikova will be found eligible for the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest woman on the planet provided that her next of kin file an application.While we are talking about unsubstantiated headlines, check out this winner.
Asexuals, new type of sexual minority, to conquer the world
However, other than a highly specious claim from a French designer(?) they offer no evidence for the 'conquer the world' crack.
This story probably belongs in "Edge of Taste" but it is from Pravda.