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Typo Error Makes Every Lotto Ticket A $1000 Winner

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-07-23 08:26.
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An advertising promotion for a Roswell car dealership has backfired.A direct mailing of 50,000 scratch-off games touted a grand prize of $1,000.

The small type said the odds of winning were 1 in 50,000.But it turns out all 50,000 scratch-off ads were $1,000 winners.The dealership's general manager, Jeff Kohn, blamed Atlanta-based Force Events Direct Marketing for printing the ads with a typographical error.

The Money Eating Dog

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2007-07-21 09:19.
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MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) - Debbie Hulleman's dog Pepper has been known to gnaw on lipstick, munch on shampoo bottles and chew on toothpaste. But Pepper got Hulleman into a real mess after gobbling nearly $750.

"This is probably the worst," Hulleman said Thursday, recalling how she poked through vomit and dog piles left in the yard to recover the cash.

Rolling Stones get $50.5 million for private party

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2007-07-19 10:34.
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The Rolling Stones earned a staggering $50.5 million for performing at a private party.

The legendary British rockers raked in nearly $62,000 per minute for their 80-minute set when they entertained 500 guests at a Deutsche Bank party at Barcelona's Catalan National Art Museum.

Frontman Sir Mick Jagger finished the show by jokingly telling the crowd, "Thank you for having us. The best part is that it is coming out of your bonuses!"

Pizza Hut Waitress Gets $10000 Tip

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2007-07-18 10:38.
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ANGOLA, Ind. - A family of regulars at a northeastern Indiana Pizza Hut liked their waitress so much, they gave her $10,000.

The family — a mother and two sons — stopped in recently for their usual: two Mountain Dews, a cup of hot water for tea and a large Meat Lover's Stuffed Crust pizza. They requested Jessica Osborne, 20, as their usual waitress and chatted about their lives.

World's Most Dangerous Jewelry Store

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-07-17 08:27.
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DETROIT, Mich. (NBC Newschannel) - Burglars won't be running into one Michigan jewelry store if they know what's good for them.

The store owner used a dozen scorpions to guard his one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry.

Price of machetes drops after elections

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-07-16 10:44.

ABUJA (Reuters) - The price of machetes has halved in parts of Nigeria since the end of general elections in April because demand from thugs sponsored by politicians has subsided, the state-owned News Agency of Nigeria reported.

NAN surveyed prices in the northeastern state of Gombe and found that a good quality machete was now selling for 400 naira ($3) compared with 800 naira before the elections, which were marred by politically motivated violence in many states.

3 Designer Items You Can Get Free

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2007-07-13 09:31.
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1. Free Marc Jacobs Handbags

These can be worth up to $1000, so you have to go through a rather tough selection process. I doubt everybody gets a free designer bag.

2. Free $1000 Juicy Couture Card

Pretty much an identical promotion, looks like it's run by the same company

$16,000 Found In Toilets Across Japan

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2007-07-13 07:09.
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Envelopes containing 10,000 yen ($82) bills and well-wishing notes have been discovered in municipal toilets across Japan, media reports said, baffling civil servants and triggering a nationwide hunt.

Local media have estimated that over two million yen ($16,400) worth of bills were found at men's rooms in city halls in at least 15 prefectures (states) in recent weeks.

What Do You Do When A Pornstar Uses YOUR Name?

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2007-07-11 08:25.
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A Houston-area woman filed a lawsuit against a porn star, claiming she stole her name.Lara Madden, 25, is an actress in the pornography industry, Houston TV station KPRC reported. She is a former Houstonian who has appeared in about a dozen X-rated movies under the stage name "Syvette Wimberly." That's the problem.

Girl Gets Paris Hilton's Old Cellphone Number

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-07-10 08:42.
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It took a while for Shira Barlow to figure out why she was getting so many phone calls with birthday wishes, party inquiries and requests to get on guest lists at Los Angeles nightclubs. At first, the UCLA junior thought the random references to "Paris" were some kind of nickname.


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