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Asian investors are outraged after a US court last week said home-sellers no longer have to reveal that their houses were the locations of "shocking or terrible deeds", which one presumes means murders, suicides, massacres, people watching Glee, people eating bacon ice cream sundaes, etc.

As a result, people from India may end up buying US homes cursed with bad feng shui, awful karma, ghosts, etc., without realizing it.

"The only option is for the Asian buyer to try to re-sell the house by turning the ghastly deed into a selling point," said a reader named Tiny, who follows investment property in the US.

In celebrity-obsessed America, this may actually work. After getting Tiny's email, I googled the famous haunted house in Amityville, Long Island, and found it was last listed for US$1.15 million - while the very similar UNhaunted home used for The Amityville Horror movie was ten percent cheaper. I can visualize the ad now: "Be a part of history. Buy a house where mass murderers did their thing! AND they probably ate bacon ice cream sundaes.

Khap bans villagers from feasts

from PTI

Khap bans villagers from feasts

Khap panchayat of 12 villages in Bhiwani district of Haryana has imposed a ban on its residents from having lunch or dinner at marriage parties.


Academy for butlers to train for super-rich!

from IANS

Academy for butlers to train for super-rich!

The exclusive School for Butlers and Hospitality in Brussels has found a niche training people to cater to the needs of the world's wealthy.

Munchies from marijuana festival fetch $50 online!

from AP

Munchies from marijuana festival fetch $50 online!

eBay users are seeing a money-making opportunity in the free bags of chips that were given out by police at Seattle's pot festival known as Hempfest.

China zoo replaces big cat with big dog

from AP

China zoo replaces big cat with big dog

Behold the regal lion and hear its mighty ... bark?

Meet Win Zaw Oo, Myanmar’s tallest man

from In.com

Meet Win Zaw Oo, Myanmar’s tallest man

People love being tall, but how tall? Can your height bring you fame? Well, it has indeed to Win Zaw Oo. Oo is Myanmar's tallest man whose height is a whopping seven foot eight inches.

Dead shark is found in NYC subway car!

from AP

Dead shark is found in NYC subway car!

New York City's transit authority says a conductor found a small dead shark aboard a subway train in Queens on Wednesday.

Swimmers warned of testicle-biting fish

from in.com

Swimmers warned of testicle-biting fish

A fish in Scandinavia bites testicles?