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69-Year-Old Dutch Man Petitions Court to Legally Change Age to 20 Years Younger

It’s the first of its kind but a 69-year-old Dutch man is currently petitioning a court to legally change his age to 20 years younger, claiming that if one can legally change genders these days, why not also allow people to change their age to something they identify with, huh?

Self-acclaimed ‘positivity guru’ and media personality Emile Ratelband, 69, recently petitioned the court in Arnhem, Holland to legally change his age to 49. He claimed that he felt he was 20 years younger and that taking off those years from his legal documents would have a ‘huge positive impact’ on his life.

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We live in a time when you can change your name and change your gender. Why can’t I decide my own age?” Ratelband explained.

When I’m 69, I am limited. If I’m 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car, I can take up more work. When I’m on Tinder and it says I’m 69, I don’t get an answer. When I’m 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position.

Of course, changing genders on paper is really easier than erasing years from the records. After all, if his petition was granted by the court, which years of his life would be taken off the record? This would lead to a lot of confusion, especially when there are things that needed to be traced in his record and history.

Photo credit: YouTube / Omroep Gelderland

Ratelband is unfazed, however, and still trying his best to legally change his birthday from March 11, 1949 to March 11, 1969. But if that’s the case, there would be more problems with his records, considering that most of his school records would have been at the time he wasn’t ‘legally’ born yet – and his employment records happened at the time when he was still ‘legally’ a baby!

In an effort to convince the judges to rule in his favor, Ratelband claimed that a medical check-up supposedly showed that his biological age is 45 years old; thus, he describes himself as a ‘young god’.

A court ruling on the matter is expected within a few weeks. Do you think the court would agree to make him 20 years younger? According to Ratelband, he is willing to renounce his pension to prove that he is serious about this matter…

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Chick Hatches from Egg in Fridge, Draws Mixed Reactions Online

Netizens are having a good laugh over photos of a chick that hatched from an egg placed inside a fridge. The chick would go viral, but it would also draw mixed reactions because some netizens believe the photos were fake.

Abi Pajarillaga Gonzales shared photos of the chick on her social media account, sharing that it was her dad who bought the eggs.

Photo credit: Abi Pajarillaga Gonzales / Facebook

“Yung itlog na binili nila Papa naging sisiw na. 😂

Nainitan din yata. Hahaha!

Kaya pala may naririnig ako, hanap ako ng hanap. Sya pala yung nag-iingay.😅😂

Pawis na pawis lang!🤣🤣🤣

The poor chick had a rather traumatic experience in the fridge but was soon rescued after an astonished Gonzales found it inside.

Gonzales explained that her parents bought the eggs for a bargain price, but they didn’t expect that it would have a special surprise inside. Perhaps this was because the eggs were organic?

Photo credit: Abi Pajarillaga Gonzales / Facebook

According to Gonzales, she had cooked some of the eggs the previous night – and these were just eggs! Thankfully, she did not pick this one and the chick was safe.

But many netizens think the photos are fake, saying that one can’t hatch chicks from supermarket eggs. Some people believe she had actually placed native chicken eggs in the fridge and waited for them to hatch. Others also said it was impossible for an egg to hatch after being placed inside the cold fridge.

Photo credit: Abi Pajarillaga Gonzales / Facebook

Gonzales explained that the family is not really using that fridge; that’s why the eggs were not cooled. Because there had been a brownout that day, it was hotter than usual; thus, it was possible that the fridge became its incubator that is why the egg hatched.

In an update, Gonzales shared that the chick is still very much alive and that it had really hatched from a supermarket-bought egg.

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Arrangement of Hollow Blocks in This House Construction Sparks Debate

When it comes to building a house or any structure for that matter, we all want it to be durable and built in the best manner to ensure that it would last long, could withstand regular wear and tear, and could possibly survive the forces of nature.

But a house currently under construction has gotten much attention on social media because of the ‘unusual’ arrangement used by the carpenters and masons to build the wall using hollow blocks.

Most of us are used to seeing the hollow blocks placed in alternate position to ensure that the structure will be strong, yet one house in Lagro, Quezon City used a different arrangement – all the hollow blocks were stacked, one on top of the other.

While this created a lovely parallel pattern on the wall, a lot of people could not help but wonder why the builders used this arrangement. Many commented that the builders must be new and didn’t know the proper way to arrange the hollow blocks. A lot of netizens also said that this building is not safe and could easily fall when an earthquake hits the area.

Photo credit: Romulo Tama / Facebook

Sabi ng may ari ng bahay na Ito sa mga gumagawa sa bahay niya ‘Salamat at madali ninyo matatapos.’ Kaya lang ng Tingnan niya ang hollowblock pantay pantay ang pagkalagay! Mga fb friends anong masasabi ninyo dito sa gumawa ng bahay na Ito,” netizen Romulo Tama wrote on his Facebook account.

Pero yan po ang Stock bond design sa Japan at Saudi Arabia at America ganyan karamihan ang design ng hollowblock nila sa pag salansan.

It turned out the arrangement is not as crazy as it might sound as such as being used in countries outside the Philippines! But many netizens pointed out that these countries often used strong cinder blocks. Also, these places are not prone to earthquakes and other natural problems.

But many netizens were more concerned about not finding posts on this house! OMG. It was obvious that the corners of this house were created by the hollow blocks meeting with each other – and that’s particularly dangerous considering this is a large 2-story house.

What were the builders thinking? A stack design for the hollow blocks, in a house with no posts? Uh-oh. This could be a recipe for disaster…

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Woman from Dumaguete Predicts Accident Involving White Van and Students on Trip

Remember that young woman from Dumaguete in Negros Oriental, Central Visayas, who could supposedly predict future events? She’s gone viral again after making predictions regarding the accident that involved a white van and students on a trip.

Rasha Mae Sarne-Baena was featured on Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho for her predictions regarding the incidents in Mindanao as well as in other places that had come true. She posts these warnings on social media – and the event she describes would happen some days later.

Photo credit: Zamboanguita Municipal Police Station / Rasha Baena

Last February 22, Rasha posted on her Facebook group a warning addressed to a group who might be traveling near a school or students going on a field trip in a white van. She ‘sees’ that something terrible might happen and asks them to postpone the trip.

Photo credit: Rasha Baena / Facebook

She even messaged a group in La Salle University Ozamis as she had the notion students on a field trip will be involved in the accident.

Photo credit: Rasha Baena / Facebook

Napanaginipan ko ito last Thursday Feb 21

Nakasaad sa panaginip ko

Galing ang group sa isang paaralan kase kita ko pa my Philippine flag doon sa paaralan nla, na nag paplano ma mag fieldtrip papuntang probinsya …okay naman yung pagka alis nila pero nong papalit na sa daanan don na nangyare ang disgrasya, para nga din ako nakasakay nun sa back seat ng van, saka on ko pa ang air-con ng van kase mainit saka sinsabihan ko pa cla na wag nalang kayu umalis o ipagliban muna pero ni isa sa kanila hndi nila ako nakikita o napapansin man lang 😭” so wala ako magawa pagkagising ko pa nga sobrang sakit ng katawan ko na para ako binugbog.. Daming pagod para akong nag aastral sa future.

Nothing happened that day or in the next few days after her ‘prediction’, but exactly a week later, a terrible thing happened just three towns away from Dumaguete City.

Photo credit: Zamboanguita Municipal Police Station / Rasha Baena

On March 1, a van carrying 10 students and their teacher plus other passengers slammed into a truck after the van driver lost control of the vehicle at the slippery road. Five of the students perished while one remains in critical condition. The students all came from Basay National High School and were on their way home after attending a dance competition in Cebu City.

Photo credit: Zamboanguita Municipal Police Station / Rasha Baena

Rasha’s post came back to people’s minds, especially because the van involved in the accident was white – and it had carried students just like she had ‘foreseen’. This is quite creepy…

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