Can't seem to get along with your husband? No problem! Just give him one of your vital organs and he'll be sobbing during Hallmark commercials right along with you in no time.
At least, that's what happened to the UK's own Ian Gammons … sort of.
Gammons says he was a rugby-watching man's man with an aversion to baking and all things in the realm of HGTV until he received a kidney from his wife of 31 years.
Now he's baking up a storm and indulging in shopping jags, News.com.au reports.
"It sounds absolutely ridiculous but I've started to enjoy cooking quite a lot, particularly baking," Gammons said. "I love making scones and cakes. My daughters tell me they are very good. I've also become more intuitive. Now I go with my gut feeling."
And his wife, Lynda, agrees.
"I noticed it after a few months. He said something and it just struck me, that he said exactly what I would have said … When you live with somebody for 30 years you know the responses. We talked it over and he said 'You're right. I'd never have said that before,'" she said. "I love it. It's wonderful that we are so close and seem to be getting closer." But can a kidney make a man bake a cake? Maybe.
An increasingly popular theory of "cellular memory" says living cells involved in transplants can memorize and replicate traits from their previous body.
Saved by the Book
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 54-year-old Orange Park man credits two Gideons Bibles in his shirt pocket for saving his life when they stopped a bullet.
The man tells police that two men he didn't recognize ambushed him with a rifle as he carried bags to a trash bin. The two men fled in opposite directions and have not been arrested.
The man's name is being withheld because his attackers are still at large.
Other than a red mark and a pain in his chest, he wasn't injured.
The man says he was carrying two New Testament Bibles in his shirt pocket to give to friends. Police took the Bibles as evidence.
Flushing Yourself Silly May Just Light Up Your Life
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The question goes something like this: How many toilet flushes does it take to power a light bulb? There's really no answer, but Salt Lake City is exploring a pilot project that would convert sewer waste into energy to run a heating a cooling system in a downtown building, city water department official Jeff Niermeyer said.
It sounds gross, but should be perfectly sanitary.
The heat, Niermeyer explains, will come partly from solid waste, and mostly from warm water that runs in sewage pipes after draining out of toilets, showers and sinks.
The sewage temperature — between 55 and 60 degrees — combined with a constant ground temperature of about 55 provides a viable ground source for a heat-pump system.
Simply put, the system would transfer energy from one place to another.
City officials are intrigued by the system because it promises to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
"There's a lot more people getting to believe that the greenhouse-gas effect is really impacting our climate," Niermeyer said. "We're going to have to think of more creative ways to wean ourselves off of hydrocarbons and (still) enjoy the quality of life we want to enjoy. It's going to be (by) capturing these other alternative-energy sources."
Coming Soon to a High School Near You: The Potty Train
SHALLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Students who need to use the restroom at West Brunswick High School can't go alone these days. They have to be escorted by school administrators.
It's been that way since early October, when hall passes were suspended after three trash cans were set on fire and fire alarms were pulled.
"If you're going to treat me like I was in kindergarten we should at least get recess and nap time," said senior Kristen Hughes, 17. "I was degraded."
The alarms forced all students and staff outside and they missed hours of teaching time. The culprits have been caught and punished.
Some of the 1,400 students complain that they're being treated like preschoolers, but principal Jim Jordan says he's more concerned about their safety.
"It's sort of a life lesson were trying to teach kids," Jordan said. "It takes all of us together to be a good school, not one individual."
Kyla King, a 17-year-old senior, said some students are wearing T-shirts with prison-like numbers stamped on them, but she feels students should lead by example.
"We kind of need to take the initiative to make sure this doesn't happen again," she said. "It's not a good situation being escorted to the bathroom."
They'll Have It Their Way ... With a Side of Lawsuit Goodness
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Two police officers have sued Burger King Corp., claiming they were served hamburgers that had been sprinkled with marijuana.
The lawsuit says Mark Landavazo and Henry Gabaldon, officers for the Isleta Pueblo tribal police, were in uniform and riding in a marked patrol car Oct. 8 when they bought meals at the drive-through lane of a Burger King restaurant in Los Lunas, N.M.
The officers ate about half of their burgers before discovering marijuana on the meat, the lawsuit said. They used a field test kit to confirm the substance was pot, then went to a hospital for medical evaluations.
"It gives a whole new meaning to the word 'Whopper,'" the officers' attorney, Sam Bregman, said Monday. "The idea that these hoodlums would put marijuana into a hamburger and therefore attempt to impair law enforcement officers trying to do their jobs is outrageous."
Three Burger King employees were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and aggravated battery on an officer, a felony. They later were indicted.
The lawsuit, filed Friday in Bernalillo County, alleges personal injury, negligence, battery and violation of fair practices. It seeks unspecified damages along with legal costs.
Officials at Miami-based Burger King declined to comment, citing a company policy against discussing pending litigation.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Taylor Timmins.
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