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The Frankensteins Marry

Steve Rodgers kisses his bride Crystal Merrill shortly after they were married Wednesday at the Silver Lake Motel in Coeur d'Alene. The Post Falls couple were married on Halloween dressed as Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Shawn Gust)

This wedding theme didn't exactly scream subtlety. Guests clad as vampires and royalty congregated inside the Silver Lake Motel banquet room on Wednesday, some helping smear each other with blood. Ghosts and zombie portraits draped the walls. Severed fingers and eyeballs were carefully festooned on the food table. A tombstone wedding cake was topped with a green Frankenstein bride and groom, locked in idyllic embrace. One thing was clear enough, said Judy Rodgers, the mother of the groom. The aim of the Halloween wedding for Steve Rodgers and Crystal Merrill was pure fun/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Was there anything nontraditional about your wedding?

Frankenstein Mosquitos Worth Risk

Scientists have figured out how to engineer mosquitoes into little suicide bombers who end up annihilating themselves after mating. Getting the tiny bomb jackets on these Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes is difficult. But what happens is the genetic structure of the male mosquito is modified into a mutant capable of destroying its own species.The modified males are turned loose to breed with females in the wild and after the eggs hatch the fatal genes will prevail, killing them all. The Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes (don't ask me how to pronounce that) are among the deadliest creatures on Earth and spread fatal diseases such as yellow fever and dengue fever. I have no sympathy for mosquitoes and this seems like a really neat plan - far better than dousing myself and the people around me with bug spray that may be more toxic than the bugs we're trying to get rid of/Kathy Hedberg, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Are you a mosquito magnate?

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