Monday, December 26, 2005

Offbeat news

Headlines you might have missed

Inmates Scam IRS Big Time (Associated Press)
IRS officials detected $68 million in false tax refund applications filed by 18,000 U.S. prisoners for the 2004 tax year. That accounted for more than one-seventh of all phony refunds nationwide.

Surfer Punches Shark in the Nose (Associated Press)
A surfer says he reacted on instinct when he punched a great white shark that grabbed his leg near the northern Oregon coast.

Rapper Cuffed After Sticking Tongue Out at Judge
(Associated Press)
Rapper Foxy Brown was handcuffed, threatened with jail and made to apologize after she opened her mouth and stuck out her tongue in the direction of a judge who asked her to stop chewing gum.

Woman Swallows Cell Phone After Argument
(Associated Press)
A lovers' dispute over a cell phone took a serious turn when the woman ended the spat by swallowing the phone whole.

With thanks, as always, to The Associated Press.

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Rose said...

People do stupid stuff. Rapper Brown kinda crazy. She is already up for beating on two manicurist. So what she do, prove it by jumping on a court officer. I don't feel sorry for those folks at all.

DCS said...

Rose, I'm not crying any tears, either. :-)