MPUMAALANGA, South Africa — At an age when most boys would be the ring bearer at a wedding, South African 9-year-old Sanele Masilela was the one walking down the aisle … to marry a 62-year-old woman for the second time.
According to the South African Sunday Times, both families claim the wedding is simply a “ritual” after Sanele said he was told by his dead ancestors to wed last year.
Masilela and Shabangu originally wed in a similar 2013 ceremony, but South African tradition calls for a second ceremony in order to make the union official.

Bad weather put a damper on a woman’s attempt to swim across Lake Huron on the weekend.
Lesley Burton-Zehr formerly of Wingham left Michigan on Sat., July 18 in hopes of arriving in Goderich later on Sunday.
However, about halfway through her trek on, the weather took a turn for the worse including overcast skies, rain, wave heights of two to four feet and water temperature falling from 69 degrees Fahrenheit to 63 degrees Fahrenheit.
(Folks, there’s got to be a better way to escape from the States!)
Speaking of the States, the Republicans have attempted 50 or 60 times to get “Obama-care” repealed, rejected or reversed, and nothing has worked!
Now a U.S. Republican Senator has decided to go the “legal’ route!
(U.S. District Judge William Griesbach, in Green Bay, dismissed the lawsuit on Monday, saying Johnson had failed to show he had been harmed by the regulation.)
I guess this means the Republicans can now devote more of their time to “Benghazi” and ‘Obama’s birth certificate,’ since all attempts to fuck-up Obama-care have failed!
From Toronto: Bad Boy is coming to Bathurst and Bloor in November — specifically to the kingdom of kitsch known as Honest’s Ed’s.
For his part, David Mirvish characterizes the partnership as something of a natural fit. “We have the space, we have an opportunity and we have the friendship,” he told the Toronto Star of the deal. Bad Boy CEO and former Toronto mayor Mel Lastman promises that the new downtown outpost of his store will represent the best it has to offer — deals galore! — which, you know, is exactly what you’d expect him to say.
So enjoy your discounts while you can at Bathurst and Bloor. Honest Ed’s is somehow going to get even more ostentatious before it all goes way.
The head of a Washington state funeral home that had initial responsibility for radio personality Casey Kasem says he personally made sure his remains were put on a flight to Montreal last Monday.

(Mr. Kasem is apparently on a final North American farewell tour before being interred in California later this month!)
Corey Gaffney, the president of Gaffney Funeral Home of Tacoma, says he confirmed the remains arrived in Montreal and media reports suggesting they have disappeared are not true.
A death certificate filed in a Washington State court July 15 listed Montreal funeral home Urgel Bourgie as the place of disposition, and July 14 as the date of disposition.
There was no immediate explanation for why Kasem’s remains would have gone to Montreal as the first stop in his farewell tour.
“What we did was made sure that Casey got to the airport, we released custody of Casey to the airline,” Gaffney said in an interview Saturday night.
“The airline signed for that and acknowledged that and then at that point we returned to our office, tracked his flight to Montreal, confirmed that he had arrived, and reported that to Mrs. Kasem.”
Kasem, the radio host of “American Top 40″ was 82 when he died last month.
Inside the mouldy, decaying junker that was once Toronto’s iconic Captain John’s floating restaurant — days before it hits the auction block!
The train with the bodies of the victims of the Ukrainian air disaster got into government controlled territory today, but it seems only 200 of the 298 passengers remains were there!
Seems the rebels lost the rest somehow ............., or somewhere!
Conspiracy theorists are at it again folks! The latest scuttlebutt is that the jet was brought down by anti-gay groups trying to kill all the Aids researchers on board!
Actor Morgan Freeman, (Who by now is one of the smartest people on Earth because of his narration duties on Science Documentaries) grilled NASA astronauts on the International Space Station about how their work can get humans to Mars someday.
Freeman admitted that his interest in science was not in the field itself, but more how it attaches itself to science fiction. For example, how the atomic submarine of Jules Vernes’ “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea” became real fascinated Freeman.
“My involvement here is to me, one of the mysteries of my life because it’s only through show business that I wind up having this relationship with the JPL,” said Freeman, who is also the narrator of the newer Science Channel science documentary series “Through the Wormhole.”
Speaking to an audience mostly comprised of NASA interns, Freeman was one of the few people in the room who remembered watching Apollo 11′s historic moonwalk on July 20, 1969. He was on the couch in his apartment in New York City at the time, he said.
“We learned one thing there that was very, very instructive for a lot of us: It’s not made of green cheese,” Freeman intoned seriously to audience laughter.
“[It is] such a momentous event,” he added. “To have actually done that, and come back, is proof positive that whatever we can imagine, we can do.”
Freeman also wanted to know what the Expedition 41 astronauts thought of building a Mars spacecraft in space, rather than on Earth.
“Certainly, if we can build a heavy-lift vehicle that could launch up a lot of parts and a lot of mass, and then assemble this in low-Earth orbit outside of our atmosphere, I think that would be a great way to start,” Wiseman said.
Freeman pressed the astronauts, asking how long it would take to build. Swanson replied that it depends on funding.
“I think we’ve spent a lot of money doing the wrong things. We can do different things,” Freeman responded.
After the astronauts signed off, Freeman took questions from the audience, among them concerning where he would like to go in the universe.
Freeman said he would visit Jupiter’s moons, adding that he would like to spend time “looking around tagging things” in the asteroid belt on the way. But even a trip into low-Earth orbit would be a treat.
“I think that would probably be the adventure of a lifetime for an average person,” he said.
(Expedition 41 astronaut Reid Wiseman (left) begins a backflip beside Steve Swanson on the International Space Station. The NASA astronauts were participating in a July 18, 2014 event with actor Morgan Freeman.)

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