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Taiwanese man divorces after suffering from wife’s bad personal hygiene

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TAIPEI — Personal hygiene is very important and it’s something that we should never ignore! Most of us probably take at least one shower a day (may depend on climate and other conditions!) and brush our teeth twice a day but for this Taiwanese woman, she really did her part in saving water by taking a bath only once a year.

And for this odd reason, she was compelled to divorce with her husband.

Yes, you heard it right. A Taiwanese man was granted for divorce as his wife’s reluctance to take a shower, among other problems, was preventing them from starting a family.

The New Taipei City District Court on Thursday (Jan 4) approved a petition for divorce by a husband who claimed psychological torture due to his now ex-wife’s unsanitary habits, according to Taipei Times.

The plaintiff, who remains unnamed, said that his wife, surnamed Lin, only bathed once a year and did not brush her teeth or wash her hair on a regular basis.

The man claimed that he had suffered psychological torture from her bad personal hygiene. In the beginning, the man said that she wasn’t that bad. When they were dating, she would bath once a week but after they got married, things got worse.

After they tied the knot, her personal hygiene habits gradually grew worse to the point that a decade later, bathing was just a once in a year.

He explained that she would only take a bath during New Year and when she finally stepped into the bathroom, her shower took three hours.

The man said that due to Lin’s unhygienic habits, they only had sex once a year, which prevented the couple from having children for a decade.

To cover up any nasty bad breath, Lin would rather chew gum (than brush her teeth) to get her breath minty fresh and she’d also rather put on a hat to cover her oily hair, instead of washing it like most of us do.

He also alleged that his wife discouraged him from having a job and the couple was unemployed, while living with her parents. He was forced to rely on his mother-in-law for their living expenses.

“We remained poor, as neither of us had a job,” the man said, adding that he was even unable to pay his National Health Insurance contribution and could not afford to visit a dentist.

But in late 2015,the man finally decided to move out of the house and found a job in Hsinchu, but did not tell his wife. After a month, she found that he was working and demanded that he quit his job, but he refused and the man decided to file for divorce.

The wife has denied all the allegations as she said that her parents treated him like a son.

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26 rhinos die in a year in CNP

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CHITWAN — Chitwan National Park (CNP) witnessed zero poaching of endangered one-horned rhinoceros in the fiscal year 2074/75. But the death of the rhinos by natural causes has increased recently, as the park has lost a total of 26 rhinos to various causes in this period.

26 rhinos died from various reasons including natural disaster in the period, according to the CNP information officer, Nurendra Aryal.

Four rhinos were killed in flood-related incidents with two caught in a marsh caused by the flooding while two were swept away by flood waters, he informed.

Fighting, delivery complications (in case of some female rhinos) and aging are other reasons behind the deaths of a noticeable number of this endangered wildlife last fiscal year. Three female rhinos succumbed to child delivery complications in this period. They died after failing to give birth to their babies.

The park however has recorded no case of rhino poaching since April 8, 2017.However, the number of rhino deaths due to other reasons was slightly up in the year compared to the previous year, according to the CNP Information Officer Aryal.

This figure is followed by 25 and 15 rhino deaths in previous two fiscal years respectively.

The natural causes led to the death of 24 rhinos in the fiscal year 2073/74 and 15 in 2072/73.

The need of a study was felt to seek potential ways for minimising the death risk among rhinos with their death toll increasing every year, CNP chief conservation officer, Bed Kumar Dhakal said. A squad from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation has already begun a study to this end.

The CNP latest details mentioned about 605 rhinos here.

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