Archive for August 2012
Southeast Michigan police say a man called authorities on Wednesday and complained that a 19-year-old Ohio woman he agreed to pay for sex with raised the price after accepting his money.
Police said the 45-year-old man and young woman spoke online and confirmed a price for her services, but the woman changed the price after the man reportedly paid her.
The disgruntled man called the police soon after, Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush told AnnArbor.com. The police responded to what was called in as a robbery.
Thailand has kneaded their way to a world record for the most massages given in one place.
A total of 641 masseuses rubbed down 641 people for 12 minutes in a health ministry-organized festival Thursday in Bangkok to promote the country’s booming massage industry.
The Guinness World Record broke the previous record set by Australia in 2010 of 263 people massaged for five minutes.
Being declared dead, erupting volcanoes and the outbreak of civil war are just some of the unbelievable excuses that British lecturer John Curry has heard from students over the last 14 years.The City of Bath College computer expert said many of the unusual, but mostly legitimate, explanations for not completing work were from students looking for 24 hour extensions.’Some of the excuses seem pretty improbable, but when you have someone’s death certificate in their hands, you have to accept their excuse,’ Mr Curry told the Times Higher Education Supplement.One student even claimed he had wrongly been arrested for being a Chinese spy before being released just in time to plead for a deadline extension.Another was granted an extension because the Indian government had attempted to seize his home after he had been declared legally dead.’I was grieving over the death of my World Of Warcraft character, was another excuse offered by one misguided pupil. However one student did manage to gain some extra time after convincing the lecturer they were bring spooked by a ghost.’That person genuinely believed there was a ghost and I actually accepted their word and gave them a few more hours,’ he explained.
At 116 years of age, Besse Cooper’s life bridges the 19th century and the 21st century.
So it’s fitting that the woman recognized as the world’s oldest living person has had a bridge named after her.
Cooper turned 116 on August 26 in her home town of Monroe, Ga., and one of her gifts was a bridge named after her by the city leaders.
She didn’t attend the ceremony, but sent a message through her son, Sidney: “I’m glad I gave them a reason to name it,” the Walton Tribune reported.
Cooper was first recognized as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records in January 2011, but had to give up the title a few months later when officials discovered that Brazilian-born Maria Gomes Valentim was 48 days older.
When it comes to Elvis Presley souvenirs, the following shows that one collector’s ewww is another’s treasure.
A pair of soiled underwear worn by Presley under his white jumpsuit — and not washed afterward — is expected to fetch $16,000 (10,000 pounds) at an auction in England next month, Metro UK and other outlets reported. But Omega Auctions’ website, which displays the item, put the estimate between $11,000 and $14,000 as of Monday afternoon.
As for their condition, let’s just say the fuller-cut jockey-style briefs look as if the King did more shaking on stage than in the bathroom. There appears to be other tell-tale signs of potty neglect as well. He wore the skivvies during a concert in 1977, and were obtained from the estate of his dad, Vernon Presley,, according to reports.
The BBC wrote that the underwear wasn’t supposed to show any lines beneath his iconic white jumpsuit. The undies are framed for suitable display.
The auction of The King’s memorabilia will take place in Stockport, Greater Manchester, and will include an Elvis-annotated bible and home movies.
If you can’t get enough of Presley’s dirty laundry, the auction will be web-broadcast by Omega Auctions website on Sept. 8, the BBC reported.
Elvis memorabilia with less yuck factor has done well over the years. One of his belts once went for $66,000, MSN reported, and a pill bottle fetched $800.
Alyson Bair has vivid nightmares — so vivid that many of them turn out to be real.
In two terrifying incidents over the past couple of months, Bair has woken from her dreams in the Snake River, unable to breathe or touch the ground, according to ABCNews.com. Her sleepwalking has forced her family to barricade the doors — from the inside — and install alarms to make sure she doesn’t sleepwalk herself into more danger.
In early August, she suffered her first drowning nightmare.
“I thought I was dreaming, but then I realized I wasn’t and I was scared,” she told the site. “It was deep and I couldn’t touch anywhere and I was getting tired. I had to keep turning around and floating on my back.”
She eventually crawled onto the riverbank near her home in Burley, Idaho, and waited there until someone found her in the morning.
The 31-year-old mother of two says her family has taken every precaution to stop her late night escapades, but her sleepwalking self takes every advantage of mistakes. On Aug. 20, when her husband left the door open due to the heat, she sleepwalked out the door again and went straight to the river. She was found at 7:30 a.m., a quarter mile away from home on the riverbank, hypothermic and tired.