Tuesday Links

5 Mind-Blowing Facts Nobody Told You About Guns.

– After the first day of oral arguments for the Proposition 8 case, the Supreme Court appears unlikely to declare all same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional.

– Speaking of same-sex marriage, hundreds of thousands of French people gathered in Paris to protest a law that would grant equal rights to same-sex couples.

“After handing over his money, he clasped the vendor’s hand. The tea seller felt an electric tingling course through his body and immediately sensed that his penis had shrunk to a size smaller than that of a baby’s. His yells quickly drew a crowd. Somehow in the fray a second man fell victim as well.”

– According to a new Gallup poll, a majority of Americans oppose the use of drone strikes.

Production company seeking imaginative kids with gullible, fame-seeking parents for new reality show.

– An Italian court plans to retry Amanda Knox in abstentia for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. (Knox and her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted of the murder in 2009 but acquitted on appeal two years later and released.)

Columnist tries of unravel mystery of why older men prefer to date younger women.

A Tunisian Islamist cleric has called for the stoning of a 19-year-old activist who posted a topless photo of herself on Facebook. Apparently this guy takes Facebook terms of service violations very seriously.

– Sweden’s “progressive” approach to prostitution: instead of arresting women for victimless crime of selling sex, arrest men for victimless crime of buying it.

– And finally, a California creationist has challenged anyone who can prove that science contradicts a literal interpretation of Genesis to put up $10,000 for a debate challenge, the winner of which will get $20,000. This guy does realize that science can totally kick the Bible’s ass, right?

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