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Cancer-Causing Sex Toys

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 25,2011 - Noting that 20 percent of Germans use the erotic aids, 10 Green Party legislators in the Bundestag released a paper called “Sexual Health as a Consumer Protection Issue.”

News Quirks

Opposable-Thumb Follies

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 18,2011 - The first case of texting impairment caused by Botox has been reported by the journal Archives of Dermatology.

News Quirks

Sex Is Its Own Punishment

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 11,2011 - A 39-year-old woman was injured when a tombstone at Ahavath Israel Cemetery in Hamilton, N.J., fell on her leg while she and a male companion were engaged in what police Capt. James Stevens termed “extracurricular activities.”

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Stimulus Package

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 4,2011 - One consequence of the deadlier-than-usual tornado season in the United States has been record-breaking sales for the roughly 100 companies that sell...

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Smart Phones, Dumb Criminals

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 24,2011 - A smartphone app led South Korean police to a murder suspect.

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Flight-Plan Follies

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 21,2011 - Dan Reeves spent nine years and $40,000 building a two-seater, single-engine airplane in the basement of his home in Cumberland County, Pa., assembling pieces as they arrived.

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Kids Today

Skateboards vs. SUVs

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 10,2011 - The boy was trying to show his dad a trick called “skitching,”

News Quirks

Wardrobe Malfunction

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jun 7,2011 - A surveillance video showed the man who stole two 24-packs of beer from a convenience store in Lake Wales, Fla., making his getaway.

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What a Ripoff

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // May 27,2011 - Dexter White, 41, called 911 in North Charleston, S.C., complaining that he paid $60 to a drug dealer for crack cocaine but received only $20 worth of drugs and that the dealer refused to give him his $40 change.

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Chick Magnet

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // May 23,2011 - He explained he kept the alligator in a small tank and fed it only 10 live mice a month so it wouldn’t grow too large.
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