Woman, 54, Caught With Cocaine Hidden In Wig

A 54-year-old woman was caught arriving in Sydney airport with more than one kilogram of cocaine hidden in her wig.

Where was she coming from? Amsterdam, natch.


Actor Michael Douglas Fields Questions About Wall Street Meltdown

Michael Douglas Actor and UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas was asked compare the nuclear Armageddon with financial crisis happening on Wall Street during the UN Nuclear Test Ban Treaty panel.

After Douglas' answer, a reporter tried to have fun with him by asking, "Are you saying Gordon that greed is not good?"

To which, Douglas replied, "I'm not saying that. And my name is not Gordon. He's a character I played 20 years ago."


Road Rage Causes Woman, 54, To Burn Self In Car

A 54-year-old motorist, Serena Sutton-Smith, was burned to death in her car after succumbing to road rage.

According to the Daily Mail, the incident started with Sutton-Smith's near accident with another motorist, Paula Small.

Small was driving along when Sutton-Smith's emerged from a side road, forcing Small off the road.

Small gave Sutton-Smith the one-finger salute and pulled onto the road ahead of her.

According to Small, she was about to get out of her car when Sutton-Smith's car rammed into hers, with the engine revving.

"I opened my door and put my foot out but as I was getting out there was a bang and I hit my head on the door frame," Small said.

A passerby saw smoke coming from Sutton-Smith's car and even tried to convince her to get out, but she would have none of it and threaten the man to stay away.

"I could see her gesturing towards me. She seemed to be in quite a rage. Both fists were raised and being shaken and the person was looking right at me.

"This was definitely done in a manner to tell me to stay away from her car," the passerby Nicholas Willmore said.

In the end, fire engulfed the car with Sutton-Smith inside.

It was revealed that she had bi-polar disorder.


Study: Being Sexist Can Net You More Money

Male/female symbol According to a study (PDF) published in September's issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology, men who thinks a woman's place is at home generally earns more than "modern-thinking" men.

"Our results illustrate that gender role orientation, as a means of preserving the historical separation of work and domestic roles, tends to do exactly that, even in today's workforce of roughly equal participation rates for men and women. Specifically, traditional gender role orientation provides men with strong earnings advantages, even when relevant control variables are taken into account."

Why is that so? Winchester University's Dr Magdalena Zawisza has this to say,

"It could be that more traditionally-minded men are interested in power, both in terms of access to resources - money in this case - and also in terms of a woman who is submissive.

"Another theory suggests that employers are more likely to promote men who are the sole earner in preference to those who do not - they recognise that they need more support for their families, because they are the breadwinner."


Court: Hari Puttar Ain't No Harry Potter

Hari Puttar The Indian court cleared the way for "Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors" to be released in theaters with its title intact.

In the ruling, Justice Reva Khetrapal said that the name Hari Puttar has no "commonality" with Harry Potter, as Warner Bros contended.


Woman Assaulted Boyfriend With Picture Frame And Sword For Not Doing Dishes

20-year-old Briana Lin Pouncy faces charges of aggravated assault for hitting her boyfriend Joseph Boykins over the face with a picture frame and then swinging a two-foot long sword at him.

His crime? Not doing the dishes.

According to the Star-Telegram, Pouncy got in a argument with Boykins over dirty dishes and at some point asked him to leave.

When he refused, she tried to physically remove him. That's when the gloves came off.

Boykins was bitten, got a picture frame smashed across his face, and, last but not least, had a two-foot sword swung at him.

They had only been dating for nine months and living together for four.


3-Ply Tissue Paper Coming

3 ply Quilted Northern Quilted Northern launches a 3-ply tissue paper, claiming that it "delivers a luxurious, spa-like experience to consumers during every trip to the bathroom."

According to company literature, the new 3-ply paper uses the same amount of raw fiber per roll as the 2-ply but is stronger and more absorbant.

If this tissue paper can claim to deliver "spa-like" experiences, it raises the question: What exactly are people doing in their spas?


Lite Updates This Week

I'm taking some time off this week so there won't be as much updates to the site.

Hari Puttar Film Delayed

Hari Puttar "Hari Puttar," the Indian movie that sounds a little too similar to "Harry Potter" for Warner Bros liking, has its released date pushed to the end of the month, according to the BBC.

Warner Bros, the studio making the "Harry Potter" films, is suing Mirchi Movies, the India-based studio responsible for "Hari Puttar," to get them to change the title, saying it violated their intellectual property.

Mirchi argues that Hari is a popular Indian name and the movie has nothing to do with Harry Potter.


Studies: Brushing Teeth Can Help Avoid Heart Disease

Heart The mouth is full of bacteria and should the wrong kind of bacteria get into the bloodstream via an open wound, they could cause platelets to clump together or cause the arteries to harden, leading to heart attacks or stokes, according to a pair of studies.

"In other words, it doesn't matter how fit, slim or healthy you are, you're adding to your chances of getting heart disease by having bad teeth," said University of Bristol research Howard Jenkins.

Read the AFP report.


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