Our world has become a really, really bizarre place. The pace of change has become so rapid that nobody can really keep up with all of the important things that are happening right now. Today, more events of significance will happen in a single week than used to happen in an entire month. If we were able to go to sleep right now and wake up in exactly 10 years, we would awaken to a world that would be virtually unrecognizable to us. To get an idea of just how fast the world is changing, just check out this short YouTube video. Keep in mind that neither YouTube or Facebook even existed 10 years ago. Prior to the 20th century, our forefathers could pretty much count on the fact that the world that their children would live in would be pretty much the same world that they lived in. Today, we can’t even really know what next year is going to look like. We live during an unprecedented time in human history. Global events are building toward a crescendo. The pace of life just seems to get faster and faster and faster. I don’t know about you, but for me days just seem to fly by. It is inconceivable that anyone could be “bored” in this day and age. If it was always your desire to live during a time in which you can “make history”, then you certainly got your wish.
The news headlines that you are about to read are all real. Some of them are funny, some of them are shocking and all of them are bizarre.
You might find yourself laughing or smiling at many of these headlines, and there is nothing wrong with that. But there is also a very serious message here.
The world that we once knew is gone.
A new world is emerging.
Sadly, the new world that is arising might not look anything like what many of us were hoping for.
The following are 30 actual news headlines from 2011 that are almost too bizarre to believe….
#1 “The mouse that tweets like a bird: Japanese scientists create genetically-modified animal”
#2 “Liquid Medicine: Controversial Call To Add Lithium To Drinking Water For Mental Health”
#3 “Investigators: Polk deputy tied naked children to desk, beat them with paddle”
#4 “Vatican crackdown at Rome’s Playboy Mansion-style monastery”
#5 “Woman Allegedly Kills Cat For Lady Gaga Concert Outfit”
#6 “Sesame Street’s pinko puppets brainwash our kids”
#7 “Congressman Warns: Those Who Can, Should Move Their Families Out of the City”
#8 “Russian sect believes Putin reincarnation of St. Paul”
#9 “Chinese prisoners forced to slay dragons, mine gold in online games”
#10 “Duncan, South Carolina Police Ticket Parents for Cheering During High School Graduation”
#11 “Lawsuit Filed Against Texas School District to Stop Prayer During Graduation”
#12 “Judge orders use of Islamic law in Tampa lawsuit over mosque leadership”
#13 “This is a city built for a million people – but no one lives here: The Mongolian metropolis thrust into the 21st Century in a storm of steel and concrete”
#14 “Feds Issue Threat: No Fly Zone for Texas?”
#15 “Wear a headscarf or we will kill you: How the ‘London Taliban’ is threatening women and trying to ban gays in bid to impose sharia law”
#16 “Bush daughter Barbara supports gay marriage”
#17 “Shocker! On his own, judge demands homeschool student IDs”
#18 “Computer errors allow violent California prisoners to be released unsupervised”
#19 “U.S. meat and poultry widely contaminated with bacteria including superbugs”
#20 “Saudi men launch Facebook campaign to whip women who dare to drive”
#21 “Atheist Ads: You Can Live Moral, Meaningful Lives without God”
#22 “Europe to spend £225million on army of 1,000 spin doctors to promote EU”
#23 “$500 Million Obama Administration Program Will Help Kids ‘Sit Still’ in Kindergarten”
#24 “EL MONSTRUO 2011: The Mexican Drug Cartel’s Purpose-Built Tank”
#25 “Girls hit puberty earlier than ever, and doctors aren’t sure why”
#26 “Artificial Wombs Will Spawn New Freedoms”
#27 “Twin Girls Born In Single Body with Two Heads In China”
#28 “Giant Wolf Epidemic: Huge Packs Of Giant Canadian Gray Wolves Are Terrifying Idaho Residents”
#29 “Cows make ‘human’ milk”
#30 “32 Signs That The Entire World Is Being Transformed Into A Futuristic Big Brother Prison Grid“