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10,000 Dollar Fine For Bra-Stripping Contest

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-06-05 08:48.
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A Singapore radio show is being taken to task for holding a contest in which female studio guests were asked to remove their bras from under their clothes and pose for a video webcast.

Singapore media regulators say the competition was exploitative and inappropriate. They are fining MediaCorp Radio the equivalent of about $10,000 for contravening Singapore's broadcast code.

Regulators say the March talk-show segment challenged a group of women to take their bras off in the shortest possible time.

Errant Computer Keystroke Leads To A Wrong Person Getting A $2.5 Million Dollar Check.

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2007-05-31 13:24.
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An errant computer keystroke led the state to accidentally issue a $2.5 million check to a school counselor _ who spent thousands on cars, jewelry and electronics, prosecutors said.

Sabrina Walker, 37, was charged Tuesday with theft by swindle and concealing the proceeds of a crime. She remained in jail Wednesday in lieu of $200,000 bail.

The state's accounting system was handling money for the Department of Human Services that was intended for the Hennepin County Medical Center when the check was issued to Walker by mistake in March.

10,000 Year Investment Property

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-05-28 09:22.
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Real estate is often a long-term investment. But 10,000 years?

Lo'ihi Development Co. will soon start offering oceanview lots speculators won't even be able to stand on for many millennia. That's because they're currently submerged more than 3,000 feet below sea level _ on an underwater volcano called Lo'ihi, located about 20 miles southeast of the Big Island.

Detroitonomics

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2007-05-27 07:37.
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By Ben Stein

I AM an American, and therefore I love cars. I am an American and, in America, you are what you drive, and here are some memories.

This is the only dream I remember from all of high school: Instead of my light blue, miserable 1955 Chevrolet, I had a white 1962 Corvette like the one my pal Calvin Kline (not the designer) had, and Gay Patlen, my high school dream girl, kissed me on the lips (in the dream). You are what you drive. Even in your dreams.

Man Tries To Smuggle 700 Snakes On Plane

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2007-05-25 07:52.
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A flight from Egypt to Saudi Arabia nearly turned into a real-life version of "Snakes on a Plane."

Airport authorities in Cairo detained an Egyptian man Thursday because he was allegedly trying to smuggle 700 live snakes onto a plane. Authorities were told about the live snakes by the man after he was asked to open his carry-on bag.

409 People Click AdWord Ad That Offers To Infect Their PC With A Virus For Free.

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2007-05-24 09:53.
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HELSINKI: Computer specialist Didier Stevens put up a simple text advertisement on the Internet offering downloads of a computer virus for people who did not have any.

Surprisingly, he found as many as 409 people clicking on the ad saying "Is your PC virus-free? Get it infected here!" during a 6-month advertising campaign on Google's Adword, said the IT security expert.

Racers Take Wrong Turn, Run 3 Extra Miles

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-05-22 09:12.
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A controversy surrounds the finish to the 10K run during the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. A wrong turn sent about 200 runners in the 10K race the wrong way Sunday. So instead of running 6 miles, they ran 9 miles. That means the person who won the race may not be the real winner.

Fla. Lottery Says Man's $500,000 Scratch-Off Ticket Appears To Be Misprint Rather Than Winner

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2007-05-18 06:34.
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The Florida Lottery is refusing to pay a $500,000 prize until it can inspect the $20 scratch-off ticket, which officials said Thursday appears to be a misprint.

Joe Curcio, 56, says he got the ticket at a service plaza Sunday on Florida's Turnpike.

The Gold Rush ticket has the numeral 1 on the top row and a numeral 1 above the $500,000 scratch-off piece, making the ticket appear to be a winner. But when Curcio had it scanned, the ticket's bar code indicated it wasn't.

European Soccer Star Names Have Been Used To Promote Vibrators

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2007-05-16 08:47.
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A German sex toy firm is to pay German football stars Michael Ballack and Oliver Kahn 50,000 euros each after it used their names to sell vibrators.

The stars sued the firm Beate Uhse because it sold special World Cup vibrators called "Michael B" and "Olli K" last year without their permission.

The damages - £34,000 ($67,000) for each player - were awarded in Hamburg.

Ballack is a Chelsea midfielder, while Kahn is the Bayern Munich goalkeeper.

10 Most Outragreous Frivolous Lawsuits

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-05-01 07:44.
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1. 1991, Richard Overton sued Anheuser-Busch for $10,000. He claimed to have suffered emotional distress, mental injury, and financial loss because drinking beer did not make his fantasies of beautiful women in tropical settings come to life, as he claimed it had advertised, driving him to buy and drink more Bud Light. The case was dismissed.

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