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Sultana's Dream
May 2012

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Satire makes the world go around!

Contributor, n.  In journalism, a patron of the waste-basket, who keeps the editors suppled with postage stamps which he thoughtfully encloses for the return of his rejected favors.

Fib, n. A lie that has not cut its teeth.

Optimist, n. A proponent of the doctrine that black is white.

Definitions taken from: The Enlarged Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce (Penguin Books Great Britain, 1967)

Around the World  

Schools in Vitoria da Conquista in Brazil are embedding microchips in school uniforms to monitor the whereabouts of their students. Parents receive a text message when their children arrive at school and if they’re late to classes.

Source: The Week 30 March-5 April 2012

A wedding ring swallowed by a calf three years ago has turned up on the butcher’s block …. A calf sucked the ring off a man’s finger in 2009 at a dairy farm. The ring is as good as new.

Source: The Week 24 February- 1 March 2012

Editor’s comment: The ring may be ‘as good as new’, but what about the animal!

Open Your Own Bazaar

The Editor invites readers to submit their own Bazaar/Bizarre Moments for publication. 

Preferred word length is 100-200. Your anecdotes of the BIZARRE could come from real life or something you might have read elsewhere. If you are cut and pasting from material that is not your own, however, a gentle reminder that YOU MUST CITE YOUR SOURCE or else you fall into the fiery pit of PLAGIARISM.

New readers to SULTANA may find it useful to read earlier editions for examples of our witty, wacky and somewhat macabre sense of humour. They are archived under Previous Editions.

The editor has the final say. Submissions should be emailed to: