After a long Thursday in the sun, to catch this on the J train home was probably the only thing that could make this bright day brighter. It really speaks for itself, so what more can I say besides, enjoy the bum fight. Amazing Strangers
New York may be the next city to ban toys from children’s fast food meals, following in San Francisco’s footsteps.
Legislation proposed by portly city Councilman Leroy Comrie would allow toys only in meals that meet certain nutrition standards.
New York has been at the forefront of progressive health legislation under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The city banned artificial trans fats from restaurants in 2006.
NYC is also expanding its cigarette ban to include all city parks and Times Square, to the chagrin of many smokers.
Many New Yorkers are wondering just how far new health laws will go.
A fighting ring, a mare on heat and two stallions fighting to the death. It’s the new and popular South Korean sport of horse fighting.
On an island where horses are usually traded for meat and medicine few are sentimental about watching the proud animals fight. Promoter Kim Byong denies the sport is cruel “Horsefighting simply brings out that basic instinct in an animal,” he says. In the midst of the cheering crowd the stallions rear and kick to win the mare. They are awarded marks for the number of bites and kicks they land on their opponent. Weaker horses are occasionally killed. The organisers are hoping the sport will catch on with tourists. And if the spectacle of the fighting fails to draw them there’s always the celebratory horsemeat barbecue to follow.
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