Strange Things

Strange things happen every day. Some things are so strange they make the news. But most people don't care about news, so they don't even know.

My name is Liam Welsh, and my goal is to see what people know by asking hypothetical questions about real things that happen in the news. By diving into the real issues with my hard-hitting hypothetical questions, I expect to educate the public, as well as learn a few things about life along the ride.

Today's story: A woman dragged a man around the busy streets of China's Fujian Province by a leash as part of some weird public S&M type situation. Both the man and woman appeared to be dressed normally as he was led around by her, with a look of embarrassment that only comes from that exact situation.

I stopped a student on campus and hit him with a question.

"How much money would it take for you to let someone walk you around campus on a leash like a dog?"

Logan, a junior: "$45,000 dollars."

"So you're telling me if I offered you $1,000 right now you wouldn't do it?"

Logan: "Are you making me an offer right now?"

"No, but be real."

Logan: "Okay, yeah I guess I would."

"Well a guy in China did it for free the other day."

Logan: "Savage."

Savage indeed. But hey, people are crazy, and they're getting crazier every day; so it's important someone keeps the public informed and up to date. It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it, and because of this assignment, that someone is me.

Alright, so that's it for today. I guess we didn't learn too much about what he thought of that news story, but we did learn how you could spend an afternoon provided you have $1,000 cash and Logan's cell phone number. 

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