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5 Weird and Wacky Stories From This Week

  • Woman Avoids Hard Time For Overdue Book — After an Iowa woman was jailed for failing to return an overdue book (The Freedom Writers Diary), authorities dropped the theft charge against her. She agreed to pay $13.95 and $50 in court fees.
  • 86-Year-Old Woman Gets $1,000 Phone Sex Bill — Arlene Hald, 86, recently received a credit card bill for $1,000 in phone sex calls. The bill was addressed to her husband, who died 20 years ago and never had a credit card in his name, so her family suspects identity theft.
  • Fake Doctors Banned in China — China has banned actors and other "non-accredited personnel" from playing medical experts in advertisements for drugs.
  • Clean Water Brings Sharks — Environmental protection in Sydney has brought clear marine water, and more sharks close to shore. This week there were two shark attacks in two days.
  • Santa Gets Sued — A woman is suing a man dressed as Santa for $50,000, alleging that he stumbled and fell on top of her, knocking her face-first into the sidewalk.
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Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
I like the idea of actors not being able to portray doctors when selling something. Then again, I've seen commercials where they never actaully say "I'm a doctor" but hey have on lab coats and are in a doctor's office so i guess you are supposed to come to your own conclusion. Sneaky.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
Well tell him to take the briefs off janneth, lol
janneth janneth 8 years
Hypno, I agree with you on all points, especially the overdue books, except for the fuzzy briefs Santa. You can have him. Sounds like a toy doll made by Mattel, Fuzzy Briefs Santa.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 8 years
I know library fines seem trivial to most but those books are expensive and they add up when they come up missing. LMAO! Maybe her deceased husband has strong lasting sentiments. I think it would give me some added piece of mind if real Dr. backed pharmaceuticals on advertisements. That's sad about the shark attacks but Australia is notorious for high shark population and attacks. You're really taking a risk going into the water. Honey as long as it's one of those sexy Santa’s with the red fuzzy briefs and hat they can fall on top of me anytime of the year.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
The shark story is sort of ironic. You never know what the consequences of your actions will be. My sister lives in Sydney near the beach where one of those people got their hand bitten off. I wouldn't go swimming for a while if I were her...
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
Yeah, that one is bad too.
ccpdm ccpdm 8 years
How about the lady with the phone bill?? Geez!
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
The santa story is ridiculous.
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