Friday, December 29, 2006

5-year-old is a Dance-Dance-Revolution prodigy!

New study finds women cheat more than men?

Women are far more unfaithful than men, a survey reveals. Forty per cent of females cheat on lovers, compared with 34 per cent of males.

And a third of women (34 per cent) fantasise about lesbian sex, compared with 14 per cent of blokes who have gay fantasies.

But females spend less time thinking about fun between the sheets. About half of women fantasise once or twice a day about love-making — for men the figure is ten times. Seven out of ten Brits want more nookie, says the poll by condom makers Durex.

Sixty-two per cent of women and 82 per cent of men claim they are sex-starved and desperate for more loving. A third of people have sex twice a week but just under a quarter make love less than once a month. However, a lucky one in ten gets it every day.
Article here.


Carjacking dude calls 911 on himself

After crashing twice and getting lost, a Florida man suspected of carjacking called 911 to turn himself in.

Police said Claude King smashed in the window of a black SUV Tuesday night, threw the driver to the street and forced the other passengers out. He then drove around for about an hour, during which time he ran into two other vehicles.

King ended up in Palm Springs and eventually called 911 from a pay phone.

Police said he told the dispatcher that he had stolen a car. When asked where the car was, King said "I couldn't even tell you. I don't even know where I'm at."

Police arrested King and took him to the hospital for an injured right hand. He was charged with carjacking and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail. Article here.

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Kid gets pre-loaded computer with porn for x-mas?

Members of a Chicago family are trying to get a warning out after they said a computer they bought as a child's gift turned out to be laden with pornography.

Rick and Joy Donaldson had something special planned this Christmas for their 13-year-old son, Simeon: a new computer. "On Christmas Day we set it up, hit Internet Explorer and the first thing to pop up was a porn site," Rick Donaldson said. "That was a shocker."

Joy Donaldson said what appeared was child pornography. The Donaldsons said they had to yell for their son to stay out of the room. Rick Donaldson said he purchased the computer from a Comp USA store in Skokie, Ill. It was a floor model Donaldson bought at a discount, but the father never imagined that such content would be on the computer. He said the URL that appeared wasn't just pornographic, but racist, too.

"It was very frustrating," Joy Donaldson said. As the Donaldsons tried to close the window, another popped open, inviting them to e-mail the site to a friend.
The Donaldsons packed up the computer and returned it. The store cleaned it up and offered a $100 voucher.

Comp USA said it is common practice for the store to erase hard drives. A store representative said this was "very rare and we're very apologetic." Article here.


Holding your husband's hand can relieve stress?

Research published in this month's edition of the journal Psychological Science found that women facing a stressful event experienced less anxiety when they held their husbands' hands.

In the study, 16 married women underwent a series of trials in which they were shown an image of a red X, indicating a 20 percent chance of a mild electric shock to an ankle, or a blue O, indicating no chance of a shock. Each woman variously held the hand of her husband, a stranger or no hand at all.

Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to assess how the women's brains responded. Holding any hand helped relax the women, they found, but holding the spouse's hand had an especially powerful effect.

"Holding any hand at all calms regions of the brain that are responsible for the body's physical stress response," said neuroscientist James A. Coan of the University of Virginia, the study's lead author. "But only the spousal hand affected regions of the brain that are responsible for worrying. ... This is the region which is thought to be associated with your experience of pain."

The findings are in line with other research showing that social ties have beneficial effects on health. Married people are, on average, healthier and happier than unmarried people, researchers have found. And those in the happiest marriages tend to have lower risks of infection and faster recovery from injury than people in less blissful unions. Similarly, although all of the couples in the experiment rated themselves as happily married, women in the most satisfying marriages experienced the most potent calming effect of holding their husbands' hands. Article here.

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Pervert goes into girls bathroom, dad hits him with car

A man accused of trying to enter bathroom stalls occupied by two girls at a mall, was later struck by a car driven by the girls' father before the suspect escaped by scaling a fence and running across a freeway, police said.

The bizarre incident unfolded at the mall when the girls, sisters ages 8 and 11, were using the restroom, police said. They said a man entered the restroom and peered at them through the stall doors, then attempted to get inside the stalls with them, police said. The girls kicked the doors and pressed their bodies against the stalls to keep him out. "It was very scary for those girls,'' Detective Sgt. Jeff Connelly said.

The girls alerted their father and pointed out the man as he crouched in a nearby hallway. When the father tried to confront him, the stranger ran and led the father and other mall patrons on a chase that ended when he disappeared outside, police said.

Later in the evening, the father and girls were leaving the mall when the girls saw the same man in the parking lot - apparently returning to get his vehicle, police said. The father drove toward the man and tried to block him in, striking him twice and sending him onto the hood of the car, reports said.

With the father, security guards and witnesses chasing him, the man scaled a fence and ran across I-94. Police said they have a potential suspect based on the vehicles left in the mall parking lot overnight. Article here.

This airport hangs off the edge of a cliff... cool huh?

For sale on eBay: vacation date with a random dude

Wanted: Young single woman in need of cut price romantic Caribbean holiday. The vacation for two is on sale on Internet site eBay for just a fraction of its 2,400 pound ($4,700) value.

But here's the catch -- it comes with a companion. Adam Croot, who had planned the holiday to propose to his partner, was dumped by her just weeks ago. But rather than lose the money on the non-refundable flights and hotel deposit, the 39-year-old decided to go anyway and find another woman to join him, for a payment of 642 pounds ($1,259).

"Many of my friends would say, 'that is just too high a price to pay' but what the hell, nothing ventured, nothing gained," Croot said on eBay.

The rules of the Couples Swept Away resort and spa at Negril, Jamaica, state it is for heterosexual couples only, so he cannot go alone, or with a male friend on the week-long break in February.

He has also laid down some ground rules, such as not wishing to go with anyone old enough to be his granny, nor with anyone "who has a jealous husband" because he likes his arms and legs "where they are".

Croot has had more than 2,500 "hits" from people viewing his eBay page, which includes reviews of the resort and pictures of himself. Article here.

The longest line of cocaine, ever... ;)

9-year-old boy stabs and kills 2-year-old girl?

Social workers are defending their actions involving a Texas home where a toddler was fatally stabbed -- allegedly by a 9-year-old boy.

More than a dozen children were at the home last Friday, when the 2-year-old girl was stabbed twice in the chest. Investigators say the kids were being watched by a 15-year-old baby sitter.

According to police, the boy's mother, who has at least 13 children, was elsewhere. Authorities said caseworkers have been to the house eight times since 1994. They were there to investigate allegations that the woman's children were neglected, not fed, or living in filth.

An official with the Texas Department of Child Protective Services said conditions at the home were never bad enough for the state to intervene.
The boy who police said stabbed the toddler has been placed in a hospital. He can't be prosecuted because of his age. Article here.