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Woman Declaired Dead By Mistake ... Twice

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2008-02-12 12:13.

SUMMIT, N.J. (AP) ? A 57-year-old New Jersey woman has been declared dead twice in the past year by the Social Security Administration, despite the fact that she is very much alive.

Susan Lindsley, who is developmentally disabled and works about 10 hours a week, relies on Social Security income to get by.

Two months after the Summit, N.J., resident's husband died, the SSA not only stopped her disability and her widow's benefit payments, but also dipped into her bank account in July to reclaim $7,000.

British men pick big TV over sex

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-02-11 08:38.

Nearly half of British men surveyed would give up sex for six months in return for a 50-inch plasma TV, a survey - perhaps unsurprisingly carried out for a firm selling televisions - has found.

Electrical retailer Comet surveyed 2,000 Britons, asking them what they would give up for a large television, one of the latest consumer "must-haves".

The firm found 47 per cent of men would give up sex for half a year, compared to just over a third of women.

"It seems that size really does matter more for men than women," the firm said.

5 Worst Valentine Gift Ideas For Him From Amazon.Com

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2008-02-10 11:55.
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1. Gay Sex! The Card Game

Remember all those times he said that it was the fantasy of his lifetime to get two chics in his bed? And that you really should consider talking to your girlfriend Monica about joining you two in bed? Well, it's payback time!

5 Worst Valentine Gift Ideas For Her From Amazon.Com

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2008-02-10 10:07.
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1. If I'm So Smart, Why Can't I Lose Weight?

Weightloss book for Valentine's Day is a classic way to piss of your wife or girlfriend. Pussy access restriction guaranteed!

Man Makes Bomb Threat To Get Beer

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2008-02-09 11:47.
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A Virginia Beach man says he called in a bomb threat to a Target store to get the police away from a grocery store across the street just to rob it of beer!

The saga all started Wednesday afternoon when Virginia Beach Emergency Communications got a 911 call from a pay phone in the Birdneck Shopping Center.

Marriage: It's Only Going to Get Worse

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2008-02-07 12:24.

If your spouse already bugs you now, the future is bleak. New research suggests couples view one another as even more irritating and demanding the longer they are together.

The same trend was not found for relationships with children or friends.

The study results could be a consequence of accumulated contact with a spouse, such that the nitpicking or frequent demands that once triggered just a mild chafe develops into a major pain. But accumulated irritation has its silver lining.

As Strange As It Sounds Some Economists Claim That Polygamy May Be Good For Women

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2008-02-06 12:58.

After more than a decade of war between separatist rebels and the Russian army, there are not many marriageable men to go around in Chechnya. So, acting Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov, probably not a feminist, proposed a radical step: "Each man who can provide for four wives should do it."

Americans Start to Pay as They Go

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2008-02-05 08:52.

For more than half a century, Americans have proved staggeringly resourceful at finding new ways to spend money.

In the 1950s and ’60s, as credit cards grew in popularity, many began dining out when the mood struck or buying new television sets on the installment plan rather than waiting for payday. By the 1980s, millions of Americans were entrusting their savings to the booming stock market, using the winnings to spend in excess of their income. Millions more exuberantly borrowed against the value of their homes.

Woman In New York City Says Cabbie Hit Her For Not Having Cash

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-02-04 10:42.
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There have been a number of reports of cab drivers balking at customers who try to pay with credit cards in New York City, but a woman is accusing a cabbie of actually punching her after she tried to charge a ride.

Tamara Perez tells CBS station WCBS-TV she still can't believe it happened.

The incident happened Tuesday after Perez ran to her East Village home to pick up some papers. Once in the cab, the 35-year-old realized she had no cash the pay the $10 fare. Instead, she pulled out a credit card, but the cabbie wasn't having it.


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