We’ve all heard the saying “age is just a number” and now a 69-year-old guy from Netherlands wants to challenge that in a whole different way. Emile Ratelband recently made headlines after saying that since transgender people are allowed to legally change their sex, he should be permitted to alter his age as well.
Although Ratelband’s viewpoints are raising a lot of eyebrows, he remains undaunted about his stand and he’s even taken his argument to court. His case is now in the court of Arnhmen city.
Emile Ratelband is 69 years old but says he feels like he’s 20 years younger.
In a DailyMail article, we learn that Ratelband said:
“I have done a check-up and what does it show? My biological age is 45 years.
“When I’m 69, I am limited. If I’m 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car. I can take up more work.
“When I’m on Tinder and it says I’m 69, I don’t get an answer. When I’m 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position.
“Transgender people can now have their gender changed on their birth certificate, and in the same spirit there should be room for an age change.”
According to Ratelband, he often experiences discrimination because of his age.
Because he’s 69, companies usually turn him down when he applies for a job. Furthermore, he is complaining that women are less likely to notice him on dating app Tinder because of his legal age.
Ratelband was born on March 11, 1949 and now he wants to have that changed to March 11, 1969.
The court, however, said that the problem about changing his birth date is that it would mean deleting part of his life.
The judge asked Emile:
“For whom did your parents care in those years? Who was that little boy back then?”
Watch Emile Ratelband’s interview with Good Morning Britain here:
Shocking Video Shows Fake Eggs Are Still Being Produced And Sold
You have been warned.
Asian egg consumers first became aware of the dangers of fake eggs sold in markets when the discovery surfaced in Malaysia back in 2011. News and multiple social media platforms then started to teach buyers how to identify phony chicken eggs from the real ones.
But since the fake egg phenomenon has slowly died down, consumers seemed to have forgotten about it. However, a shocking video seemingly confirmed that fake eggs are still being produced and sold.
Plane Grounded After Passengers Complain About 2 Tons Of Stinky Durian In Cargo
Would you dare ride a plane filled with 2,025 kgs of durian?
Talk about a stinky mess! A plane had to be grounded after its passengers complained about the unmistakable aroma of durian in the cabins. It was revealed that there was more than two tons of the infamous fruit was in the cargo.
The Sriwijaya Air flight was headed to Jakarta from Bengkulu in Indonesia. Although the plane was scheduled to leave at 10:40 AM local time, the departure was delayed. This was because the passengers refused to share their flight with several sacks of durian in the cargo. Some of the passengers were so upset that they almost began fighting with crew members.
Anyone who has ever smelled the durian would probably understand the passengers.
11 Strange Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
#5 is such a great idea!
The knowledge we pick up from school sets the foundations for all the other amazing things we go on to study. But things to learn and discover definitely don't end at school, and it's once you take your learning to the next level that it gets really interesting.
Even if we spend endless hours reading articles and researching facts, we still wouldn’t know every single thing about everything. Here are 11 strange facts that you probably didn’t know yet.
1. Orangutan males are attracted to redheads.