There are some stories you just can't make up. I saw the following stories on the net.
Something new in women's lingerie:
A password-protected bodice has been introduced that includes a global positioning device. The designer says that underwear could help woment who were kidnapped but critics say it's really a state of the art chastity belt that will let men track women.
In related news, a patent was granted for a bra whose cups could also operate as air-filtration systems in case of a chemical terrorist attack.
Not so brilliant plans:
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, in response to his state's financial crisis fired 10,000 part time and temporary employees and then ordered the salaries of the remaining employees be paid minimum wage. The flaw in this plan? The only people who could reprogram the states out of date payroll computer system were part of those fired by the governor.
A man in Washington state nearly drowned after he drove his SUV off a boat docking ramp. He told rescuers that he had been trying to rinse the mud off his tires.
In Glasgow, Scotland a sixteen year old tried to file an age discrimination suit against a company that did not hire him because of he was late for the interview. The teen claimed that due to his age no one should expect him to be able to find the address. The job he was applying for? A cleaning company.
Why I hate crocodiles and alligators:
Members of a US soccer team visiting Zimbabwe were told it was a ritual to cleanse themselves in the nearby river before a game. But one tiny detail was omitted. Crocodiles. Sixteen when in, fifteen came out.
Visitors to the shrine of Khan Jahan Ali in Bangladesh routinely bathe in the pond to wash away evil spirits. They bring chickens to feed to the crocodiles for good luck. Officials were shocked when the crocodiles ate one of the visitors. "Normally the crocodiles are very friendly."
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