Monday, June 20, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Jelly Belly iPhone Cases
California candy company Jelly Belly announced it has created a line of jelly bean-scented cases for the iPhone.
Jelly Belly said it teamed with ESI Cases and Accessories to create iPhone cases scented like the company's Strawberry Cheesecake, Very Cherry, Blueberry, Licorice and Berry Blue jelly beans.
The companies said the cases, which are also available for the iPod Touch, iPod Nano and some BlackBerry phones, can be teamed with unscented earbuds shaped like Jelly Belly beans. The items are sold separately and each cost $14.99.
Tattoo IDs Bank Robber
Police are searching for a man with a “Die Pig Die” tattoo on his neck who they say held up a Wells Fargo Bank Thursday evening with a handgun and drove away in a stolen pickup truck.
Police are looking for Baraboo resident Richard B. Hindes, 31, in connection with the incident. Baraboo Police Lt. Rob Sinden said Hindes was identified by the tattoo described by tellers inside the bank.
Sinden added that Baraboo police previously have had contact with Hindes. He is a white man who stands 6 feet tall and weighs about 190 pounds. The tattoo is on the right side of his neck.
Sinden said Hindes walked into the bank and revealed a small, black handgun, took an undisclosed amount of money and fled in a stolen pickup truck.
Patient gets drunk on sanitizer in hospital
A man who drank six bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitizer while being treated in an Australian hospital for alcoholism has sparked calls for the antibacterial gels to be better secured.
Doctors were stunned to discover the man had downed six 375-milliliter (12.7-ounce) bottles of hand sanitizer, giving him a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.271 per cent. That's more than five times higher than the 0.05 per cent legal limit for driving in Australia.
Dr. Michael Oldmeadow, an internist, said that although the incident was not the first of its kind, it was the most serious case he had seen and the man is lucky to have survived.
"It surprised us that he drank this stuff," Oldmeadow said, "You'd think it would taste pretty bad."
World skinny dipping record attempted in Wales
Hundreds of people strip off and jump into the freezing cold sea off the Welsh coast in an effort to break the world record for a naked dip.
The mass skinny dip took place on Gower beach at Rhossili to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and the National Trust.
At 8:30am Sunday morning almost 400 people cast aside their inhibitions and their clothes to plunge into the water and stay in for at least 10 minutes in the hope of claiming the record that previously stood at 250 people.
The event was organized by Bristol-based online publishing editor Alison Powell.
"I thought it would be fun. I wanted to go skinny dipping a while ago with friends and no one would come with me," she said.
"They gave me loads of the excuses like they would do it if it was summer, they would do it if they had a good reason, so I gave them those things."
Organizers said their challenge had yet to be verified by Guinness World Records but had raised more than £13,000 for charity.

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