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Woman Wants $25000 For 'Starburst Injury'

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2007-07-01 08:37.
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A Michigan woman is claiming that a sweet snack turned into her worst nightmare, and now she's suing a well-known candy company.

Victoria McArthur said she misaligned her jaw while eating Starburst candies. She said a piece of the candy caused her top and bottom teeth to stick together, resulting in a condition called "temporal mandibular joint dysfunction."

Always Low Prices - Man Buys Plasma TV At Wal-Mart For $4.88

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2007-06-29 13:38.
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MONROE, La. - While Wal-Mart is known for dropping its prices, one West Monroe man took the ad campaign seriously when he dropped the price of a plasma television from $984 to $4.88. Police arrested Chandon L. Simms, 23, on Tuesday at the retail store on a charge of felony theft.

According to police reports, Simms carried a 42-inch Sanyo Plasma TV to a self-checkout aisle after switching the original price tag of $984 with one for only $4.88. Wal-Mart Loss Prevention officers witnessed the alleged transaction and called police.

How Greed Can Make You Money

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2007-06-28 08:38.

Let's face it - women get love rich men. No, I am not trying to generalize, but it's true at least with a sizable chunk of them. And men - men love beautiful women. This is exactly why Global Personals, LLC started a new niche dating site called Wealthy Men.

Sorry, That Vasectomy Came With No Refund

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2007-06-27 11:13.
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Lost love carries no refund, even if you have a receipt. The Utah Court of Appeals rejected an ex-fiance's request to recover thousands of dollars spent during his engagement on a vasectomy, a cruise to Alaska, a trip to France and other purchases.

Layne D. Hess sued Jody Johnston after she returned an engagement ring to him in April 2005 and called off a wedding planned for that summer.

Hess accused her of unjust enrichment and breach of contract, claiming he spent the money because of their upcoming marriage.

Dry Cleaner Wins Multimillion Dollar Missing Pants Case

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-06-26 11:30.
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WASHINGTON - A judge ruled Monday in favor of a dry cleaner that was sued for $54 million over a missing pair of pants.

The owners of Custom Cleaners did not violate the city's consumer protection law by failing to live up to Roy L. Pearson's expectations of the "Satisfaction Guaranteed" sign once displayed in the store window, District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Judith Bartnoff ruled.

Two Year Old British Toddler Becomes A Mensa Member

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-06-25 09:10.

Link of the day - I will pay you $25, if you come up with a cool domain name for me.    

A two-year-old girl from Hampshire has become the youngest ever female member of British Mensa.

Beer Popsicle Becomes A Bestseller

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2007-06-23 10:04.
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Many people say there's nothing like a cold beer on a hot day. But did you ever consider savoring a frozen beer? How about a frozen beer on a stick?

A chef in Washington, DC, is making what he calls a "hopsicle."

The chef at Rustico's says the frozen beer has been selling like, well, hotcakes.

He says that it started by accident when he put a beer in the freezer to get it cold quickly. Unfortunately -- or in this case, fortunately -- the brew froze solid.

Teen Sits In All 5,200 Seats At Baseball Stadium

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2007-06-21 07:45.

A high school student warmed all 5,200 seats in a new minor league baseball stadium before its inaugural game.

It took Todd McCormick about three hours to sit in each seat of Sovereign Bank Stadium, the new home of the York Revolution, on Friday. That's about 29 seats per minute. McCormick, 17, of Springfield Township, started at 11:50 a.m. in Row N in right field. He finished around 3 p.m., two hours before gates opened for the game against the Newark Bears.

Billionaires Who Went Broke

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2007-06-20 09:34.
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Everyone is always talking about how the rich are getting richer — and it’s usually true. But not always.

Nebraska Inmate Demands $11.25 Refund For Nondelivery Of Milkshake

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-06-18 13:02.
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Prison inmate Ricky Clauff just wanted a little justice. When Clauff was in Hall County jail in April, early one week he ordered a milkshake from the jail commissary and paid $11.25 for the regular Friday delivery.

But before he got a chance to savor the treat, he was transferred to the state prison in Tecumseh to do his time for theft and forgery.

Clauff's two requests to Hall County for a refund were denied, so he filed a claim against the county.


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