A woman in the US is thanking
her lucky stars that she is a good
swimmer, after she awoke to find
that, rather than just
sleepwalking, she had indulged in
a spot of sleepswimming.
The 31-year old woman sparked
a police hunt after she was
discovered missing in the middle
of the night by her husband.
Barefooted and pajama clad,
the sleeping woman had made it
all the way to the Snake River,
taken a dip and crawled back on
the bank, by the time police found
her, safe but shivering and with
no memory of what had happened.
THE prince better make sure he’s
brushed and flossed- twice.
It may be a childrens story, but
one artist in the Ukraine, Taras
Polataiko, is taking the fable of
Sleeping Beauty very seriously,
inviting a group of females to be
‘sleeping beauty’ waiting for her
These beauties are contracted
by Polataiko to sleep in his
installation artwork space in the
National Museum of Ukraine for
two hours at a time.
Whilst the beauties slumber
male visitors to the museum have
the opportunity to ‘wake’ the
women from their sleep with a kiss.
But here’s the catch: if the
beauty opens her eyes upon true
love’s kiss, both parties are legally
obliged (via a signed contract
which the beauty entered into
prior to taking a nap, and which
the prince signed prior to kissing
the lady) to get married.
“The tension of the
performance is in the
seductiveness and fear of the
ultimate moment,” a press
statement for the exhibit said.
“The viewer will have to think
twice before kissing the Beauty.
“The Beauty will have to decide
if the ultimate moment has come
“The show will end the moment
the Beauty opens her eyes,” the
Dispensary Corner 27 Aug 12August 27, 2012