Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Couples seek sex in space
Virgin Galactic, a New Mexico space tourism company, said it has received several requests from couples seeking to be the first to have sex in space.
Will Whitehorn, president of the company, said the approach of Virgin's first planned space tourism flight, which is expected to take place in 2009, has led to many curious couples asking the company about sex in sub-orbital zero gravity.
Man uses pepper spray to ward off squirrel
New York officials said they were called to a Rochester neighborhood after a man tried getting a squirrel to leave his home by using pepper spray.
Emergency officials arrived at the home Sunday afternoon to rinse out the eyes of five people who were present when the pepper spray was released, said Scott Williams, deputy fire chief of the Rochester Fire Department.
Firefighters tuned on fans in the home to get rid of the lingering pepper spray, the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat & Chronicle reported.
"When the fire department went in and opened up all of the windows, the squirrel decided to leave. The squirrel figured he was done there."
Irate customer denies kidnap of cable guy
A retiree in Tennessee has been charged with kidnapping a cable technician because he was upset about the man's failure to fix his TV problem.
"After you pay a monthly fee you expect some service," Weatherly said after a hearing Monday. "But why would I kidnap the cable guy? I was polite to him and told him to leave. The TV was under warranty."
The technician, who no longer works for Comcast, said that Weatherly, during a repair visit in March 2007, dead bolted the front door of his home in Donelson, near Nashville, refused to allow him to leave and set his dog on him. Weatherly says that after the technician disconnected the surround-sound to his TV he ordered him out of the house.
Weatherly now has a satellite dish.

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