Sunday, May 22, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Man remodels his house -- for his Ferrari
A British Ferrari enthusiast in Sheffield England says he has converted his garage into a den -- not for himself but for his car, a $56,000 Ferrari F355 Spyder.
John Ryder, 28, worked for month and spent about $1,500 to convert the garage into a den and TV room but kept the garage door in place so he can park the bright yellow 1996 Spyder in the middle of the room.
Condom maker wants upscale market
The maker of the world's most expensive condoms says $65 a dozen is pretty fair considering the quality of the product.
Jud Ireland, CEO of Naked, tells his condoms include a high-priced lubricant and are made with latex that is both thinner and softer than most brands found on drugstore shelves in the United States.
And, according to Ireland's sister, Marie, they have a visual appeal. "I'd rather have sex with someone who has a Naked condom," "The guy looks better, I think."
While Naked sells for $5 per unit as opposed to $1 for Brand X, the market for upscale condoms is growing. Ireland called Naked's target audience "edgy, hip and rich."
Ohio pair served time in pool instead of jail
An Ohio couple found themselves up to their ankles in trouble for rafting on a flood-swollen river without life preservers and lying about it afterward.
A judge sentenced them to stand in a tiny swimming pool while wearing life jackets and handing out water safety brochures at a festival in Painesville, 30 miles northeast of Cleveland.
Grace Nash and Bruce Crawford both are 22-years-old pleaded guilty to misdemeanor misconduct during an emergency. Searchers spent hours looking for them last month after they were spotted on the Grand River. They made it to land but lied to an official about being in the water.
They chose the pool punishment and community service over 60 days in jail.

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