Thursday, February 14, 2008
WTF, WTF, WTF?
Drunk college kid passes out, loses fingers & toes to frostbite
A University of Iowa student lost fingers and toes to frostbite after passing out in an alley for six hours during his walk home from downtown Iowa City bars early Sunday amidst subzero temperatures, police say.
The man reportedly had to have some fingers and toes amputated. The temperature at the time was minus 4 degrees with a wind chill of minus 25 degrees, National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Ervin said. » Full article here
Woman finds razor blade inside Valentine's Day candy
Authorities issued a safety alert Thursday after a Valentine's Day lollipop was found with a blade-like piece of metal in it, and the store chain that sold it pulled similar items from its shelves nationwide.
Lisa Potter of Mulberry told authorities she noticed Wednesday night that metal was protruding from a lollipop in a bag of Pokemon Valentine Cards and Pops. The bag was purchased at a Dollar General store last week, she said.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office issued a safety advisory and the Dollar Store chain removed the product, sold in bags of 10, from its more than 8,000 stores nationwide. » Article here
Happy Valentine's Day from Across-the-Board!
Labels: valentine's day
Women think about sex at work 34-times-a-day
Women think about sex up to 34 times in an average working day, according to a survey. That works out at the equivalent of once every 14 minutes.
The amount of time spent fantasising is perhaps less surprising given that one in three women complained she does not get enough action between the sheets. More than 1000 women were quizzed for the survey to reveal the level of sexual satisfaction.
Nearly half said they were dissatisfied with their sex life, prompting them to think about sex during their working day. And 53 per cent admitted to a crush on someone at work, while 36 per cent said every girl should have an "office object of affection" to while away the hours at work. More than one in three single women confessed to having someone they can call for no-strings-attached sex. » Full article here
Meet the world's smallest bodybuilder...
At just 2ft 9in, Indian muscleman Aditya 'Romeo' Dev is the world's smallest bodybuilder. Pint-sized Romeo is well-known in his hometown of Phagwara, India - for his ability to lift 1.5kg dumbbells - despite his overall 9kg body weight.
Labels: Offbeat news
Coming soon: 'lickable ads' in magazines
Madison Avenue thinks a tasty approach will give new life to Welch's grape juice. Welch's is taking out full-page print ads in People magazine this month that give readers a chance to sample its grape juice by licking the ad. The front of the advertisement shows a huge bottle of the juice, while the back has a strip that peels up and off, with text that reads: "For a TASTY fact, remove & LICK."
Marketers are excited about the prospects for lickable ads, but also have to deal with the "ick" factor. Since magazines are often passed from reader to reader (think doctors' offices) there is a good chance that saliva could be left on the ad. Readers are supposed to peel off the entire sticker on the Welch's ad before licking, says First Flavor, the company that developed the technology used in the ad. If someone doesn't rip off the whole sticker, First Flavor says, the flap can't reseal, giving people an easy way to know whether the ad has already been licked. » Full article here