Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Woman Sues Victoria's Secret Over Thong Injury
A Los Angeles woman says she was injured by her underwear and is now suing Victoria's Secret. The Web site The Smoking Gun has posted the court documents in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.Macrida Patterson alleges that she was hurt by a defective "low-rise-v-string." Her lawyer says a "design problem" caused a decorative metallic piece to fly off the garment and strike Patterson in her eye causing damage to Patterson's cornea.
Patterson's lawyer says the injury caused his client to miss a few days of work and he says the injury will be "affecting her the rest of her life."
Officials from Victoria's Secret reportedly asked to see the garment and the piece that allegedly flew off but were refused by Patterson's lawyer.
Cross-Dressing Students Get 'Transvestite Toilet' at Thai School
For teen boys who prefer to dress as girls at one rural high school in Thailand, taking a bathroom break no longer means choosing between "male" and "female" restrooms. There's now a "transvestite toilet."
Oregon Woman Plans to Parade Topless On July 4
A woman seen frequently in Ashland riding topless on her bicycle says she plans to be in Ashland's Fourth of July parade free and independent of all clothing but a hemp G-string. The Chamber of Commerce says that's contrary to the rules for the family celebration. She says she'll sue if she can't parade as she wishes.
Jen Moss has been known as "The Naked Lady" since she moved to Ashland in May from Ojai, Calif., drawn by the town's nudity laws. They specify only that people must cover their genitalia in a city park or the downtown commercial district, which means Moss need not cover her breasts.
£90,454,217 electricity bill
Alison Turner knew fuel costs were rising fast, but she still got a massive shock when she opened her latest bill. To run up the £90,454,217 bill the mother-of-two would have had to leave the lights on continuously for 1900 years.
An Npower spokesman said: "We have systems to ensure these errors are not made, so I'm at a loss to say why this happened. "We take customers' bills very seriously and we will look into this mistake to see what has gone wrong."
A cook at Brooklyn's famed Junior's Restaurant was charged with larceny yesterday after co-workers caught him with 15 frozen lobster tails stuffed down his pants and into bandages around his legs, cops said.
Prep cook Raymundo Flores, 40, was spotted in a walk-in freezer by colleague Adam Marks, allegedly taking lobster tails and stuffing them under the bandages early Sunday afternoon. After Marks alerted co-worker Joe Hanson, both men stopped Flores and called 911.
Police arrived and found the 15 tails hidden on Flores, whom they arrested.
The staff at Junior's had recently noticed lobster tails missing from the freezer.
Man orders pet python to attack police officers
Bridgeport, Conn. police say they arrested a city man after he ordered his pet to attack two officers. Lucky for them that 9-foot-long pythons wasn't very obedient.
Police Lt. James Viadero says 21-year-old Victor Rodriguez was charged with threatening police and disorderly conduct after Monday's incident. No one was hurt.
Officers were called to Rodriguez's apartment on a report that he was threatening his girlfriend with the pet reptile.
Viadero says that when the building superintendent opened the apartment door for the officers, Rodriguez allegedly threatened them with the snake and told it to "Get them!"

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