January 06, 2005

Important Odd News

Don't throw a tantrum in a German court:

A German man, angered by a court decision, was left even more out of pocket (200 Euros) when a judge gave him an extra fine for storming out of the court and slamming the door hard, authorities said on Thursday.

But the man is fighting back, and he offers up some brilliant legal maneuvering:

The man, who had been involved in a property usage dispute with neighbors, had appealed the fine on the grounds the door had slipped out of his hand as he left the courtroom.

In other "Dude, Change The Channel" news, we have this item:

Watching contestants eat dead rats on NBC's gross-out stunt show "Fear Factor" so disgusted a Cleveland man that he has sued NBC for $2.5 million, saying he could not stomach what he saw.

Austin Aitken said the show caused his blood pressure to rise so high that he became dizzy and light-headed, and when he ran away to his room, he bumped his head into the doorway.

One may suspect that Mr. Aitken probably doesn't expect to win $2.5 million for his gastronomic discharge, but you have to give him credit for trying to get money where he can:

In a brief telephone interview with Reuters, Aitken said, "I am not at liberty to discuss the complaint unless it is a paid-interview situation."

Moving on to more evil matters, we learn that Colombian drug traffickers surgically hid heroin in puppies' bellies in a plan to evade international customs controls, police said on Tuesday.


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Posted by Ryan at January 6, 2005 01:37 PM
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