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Wake N’ Blog For October 30th: 112-Year-Old Man Rocks The Cradle Of Love, Marries 17-Year-Old-Girl

wake-n-blogWorld Series. New York Yankees 3, Philadelphia Phillies 1. A.J. Burnett outdueled Pedro Martinez, pitching seven strong innings (4 H, 1E R, 9 K) as Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui each hit solo shots of Martinez. Mariano Rivera came in and closed out the game with a two-inning save and now the series is tied 1-1. []

NHL. Edmonton Oilers 6, Detroit Red Wings 5 (SO). Patrick O’Sullivan scored the lone goal of the shootout for Edmonton after Detroit stormed all the way back from a 5-1 defecit to still lose. [ Scoreboard]

NBA. Chicago Bulls 92, San Antonio Spurs 85. Derrick Rose paced Chicago with 13 points and 7 assists as the Bulls overcame Tim Duncan’s 28 points and 16 rebounds to win their opening game. [ Scoreboard]

In a way, their a perfect match: both have the same attention spans. A 112-year-old Somali man has married his sixth bride, a 17-year-old girl he hopes will bear children so his 80-year-old son will have a new playmate. No, really. He has an 80-year-old son. Ahmed Muhamed Dore, who grew up in the same village and waited for the girl to “grow up,” stated that “I didn’t force her, but used my experience to convince her of my love, and then we agreed to marry.” Yep. Experience. Does experience involve stealing her out of her bed in the middle of the night and placing her in a burlap sack? Surprisingly, the bride, Safia Abdulleh, had no comment, but is reportedly “happy with her new husband.” This story is a comedy treasure trove, but I’m going to let it go. For now. [AOL]