Thursday, April 30, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Naked Driver Charged With DUI After Emergency Room Crash
Police in Bismarck, North Dakota say a naked motorist has been charged with driving under the influence after crashing a pickup into a hospital emergency room. No one was hurt.
Sgt. Dwight Offerman said 47-year-old Nicholas Krush drove into the admitting area of Bismarck's St. Alexius Hospital emergency room early Wednesday.
Offerman says Krush may have overdosed on a prescription drug. He says police were told before the crash to look for a pickup driven by a man who overdosed and was heading to Bismarck for treatment.
Hospital officials say it caused more than $100,000 in damage.
Judge won't let inmate change name to 'Sinner'
No, the judge said to a 23-year-old Nebraska prison inmate. You can't call yourself "Sinner Lawrence Bilskirnir." Court documents said Jonathan L. Thomas cited his Norse religion in seeking the name change, saying he "is a heathen and Thor is his 'High God.'"
But Lancaster County District Judge Steve Burns says government agencies need to closely track Thomas because of his criminal record and because there are three child-support cases against him.
Burns says Thomas' reasons do not satisfy the legal requirements.
In his ruling, Burns said that "simply because a person is a Christian, a Jew or a Muslim, they do not change their name to Moses."
The smell of rotting eggs gives men an erection
The bizarre finding could help doctors to develop a more effective version of the sex drug Viagra, boffins say.
A gas called hydrogen sulphide – also released when eggs rot and from the exhausts of cars with catalytic converters – is given out by men just before they have sex.
Tiny amounts of it are released by nerve cells in a man's private part to prepare it for intercourse, a study found.
The gas causes muscle cells in the region to relax, boosting blood flow, and leading to a better erection.
Viagra, however, harnesses a different chemical – nitric oxide – to give users a boost.
But one third of men have found the drug ineffective.
The discovery could now help to improve the sex lives of countless men.

1 comment:

Tattoo Jim said...

Rotten eggs and sex... doesn't seem fair does it?