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    Occasionally I run across some interesting news articles. I thoughts I'd put some of them up here for all to enjoy.

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    Students Cheat Their Way to Ethics Essays
    Thu Mar 28, 9:11 AM ET

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - A group of Canadian engineering students took the art of cheating to its logical conclusion by plagiarizing an essay on ethics, embarrassed academics said on Wednesday.

    Donald Russell, associate dean at Ottawa's Carleton University, said he would be dealing with 31 students who had been caught submitting essays cribbed from the Internet .

    "We're disappointed this has happened in the course on ethics," he told CBC television, noting that those involved could be suspended or even expelled.

    "Some of the (offenses) involve the entire document submitted, so they've taken parts of different Web sites, assembled them into an essay and submitted it as their own work," Russell said.

    In one case, a student changed just four words in an essay taken from a Web site, he added.
    "Just once I'd like to do the right thing and not get punished for it."

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    Another Reason to Lose Weight
    Thu Mar 28, 8:47 AM ET

    LONDON (Reuters) - Here's yet another reason to lose weight -- fat people are more likely to be killed or seriously injured in car accidents than thin ones, according to findings published in the New Scientist magazine Wednesday.

    Researchers in Seattle on the west coast of the United States analyzed more than 26,000 people who had been involved in car crashes and found heavier people were far more at risk in crashes than their lighter counterparts.

    People weighing between 220 and 262 pounds were almost 2 1/2 times as likely to die in a vehicle smash as those weighing less than 130 pounds.

    By measuring the victims' body mass index, a scale which takes into account a person's height as well as weight, researchers were able to show it was obesity, not just overall body weight, which put people in danger.

    No one yet knows why overweight passengers should be more at risk, the magazine said, although researchers at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center said safety authorities might consider using heavier dummies when crash-testing cars.

    Crash tests normally use dummies representing standard-sized men weighing about 78 kilograms and smaller dummies for children, the magazine said.

    But big dummies are not used, leading scientists to question whether car interiors provide enough protection for the larger frame.

    In the U.S., car manufacturers have had to redesign air bags so they inflate to lower pressures, making them less of a danger to smaller women and children.

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    'Corpse' Turns Out to Be Sex Doll
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    MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - A Munich man suspected of murder after he was seen carrying what a neighbor thought was a dead body into his apartment was cleared after he showed police his collection of rubber sex dolls.

    A police spokeswoman said Tuesday the neighbor called to say he saw the man carrying a "corpse" into the apartment. Police responding to the call found the suspect to be "surprised and disturbed" by their questions at first.

    "When the officers then told the man they were investigating a murder he showed them his newly acquired silicon sex doll," the spokeswoman said.

    "The man also showed the officers four other inflatable sex dolls he owns. Apparently, he had just been testing out his new acquisition when police arrived."

    The spokeswoman said the police then left the apartment and closed the file. "They didn't want to disturb him any longer," the spokeswoman said.
    "Just once I'd like to do the right thing and not get punished for it."

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    Some Actual Ohio Laws:
    </font>
    • It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday. </font>
    • It is illegal to get a fish drunk. </font>
    • The Ohio driver's education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car. </font>
    • Participating or conducting a duel is prohibited. </font>
    • Breast feeding is not allowed in public. </font>
    • It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house. </font>
    • No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July</font>
    • In Cincinnati, anal intercourse is banned.</font>
    • In Cleveland, it's illegal to catch mice without a hunting license! </font>
    • In Cleveland, women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear.</font>
    • In Columbus, it is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.</font>
    • In Marion, you cannot eat a doughnut and walk backwards on a city street.
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    Some Actual Los Angeles Laws:
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    • It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent. </font>
    • You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time. </font>
    • You may not hunt moths under a street light. </font>
    • It is illegal to cry on the witness stand. </font>
    • Toads may not be licked.</font>
    • It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church. Breaking this law is punishable by a fine of $500 and/or six months in prison. </font>
    • Zoot suits are prohibited.
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    Did you know that...

    The world's longest-named lake has 45 letters (Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg)

    Millie the White House dog earned more than 4 times as much as President Bush in 1991.

    A pig's orgasm lasts for thirty minutes.

    In the U.S. there are 18 doctors called Dr. Doctor, and one called Dr. Surgeon. There is also a dermatologist named Dr. Rash, a psychiatrist called Dr. Couch and an anesthesiologist named Dr. Gass.

    Aztec emperor Montezuma had a nephew, Cuitlahac, whose name meant "plenty of excrement."

    Gum on postage stamps have from two to eight calories.

    An estimated one in five Americans - some 38 million - don't like sex. [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

    According to the World Heath Organization, there are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day. (Seen, you ladies man, don't you stop to catch your breath sometime? )
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    "Things are more like they are now than they have ever been."
    -Former US President, Gerald Ford

    "Julian Dicks has been everywhere today. It seems the Rangers have eleven Dicks out there."
    -Sportscaster John Motson (Rangers vs. Hibernian)

    "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
    -President and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

    "If we do not succeed, we run the risk of failure."
    -Former US Vice President Dan Quayle

    "But what ... is it good for?"
    -Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.
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    Some product warnings:

    Keyboard not detected. Press F1 to continue
    -Various computers

    Be kind - rewind
    -Blockbuster rental DVD

    This floodlight is capable of illuminating large areas, even in the dark
    -Komatsu Floodlight

    Keep out of children.
    -Korean Kitchen Knife

    Warning! Cape does not allow flight when worn.
    -Superman Halloween costume

    To prevent possible injury, do not apply the hose or the lid sealer to any part of the body while vacuum pump is in operation.
    -Foodsealer (vacuum seals food)
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    Originally posted by Stuff No More:
    "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
    -President and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

    "But what ... is it good for?"
    -Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.
    And to go along with these two.....

    "640K of memory should be more than enough for anybody" - Microsoft founder & CEO Bill Gates, 1987
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    Originally posted by Stuff No More:
    Some Actual Ohio Laws:
    It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday
    "To hunt the Ohio whale species to its extinction is illogical" - Spock

    I guess Greenpeace got there too late to stop the heavy whaling Monday - Saturday, huh?
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    The founder of IBM was laughed at when he first introduced the personal computer.
    CHICAGO WHITE SOX - 2005 WORLD CHAMPIONS

    The Chicago White Sox (1901-present) - The Original SOX - Proof

    The Boston Americans (1901)
    The Boston Somersets (1902)
    The Boston Pilgrims (1903-1906)
    The Boston Red Sox (1907-present) - Proof

    The Pilgrims/Americans/Somersets whatever you want to call them, have NEVER displayed "SOX" anywhere on their caps, jerseys, or merchandise, therefore they shouldn't be referred to as such. However, the White Sox have used "SOX" since 1912.

    The SOX are in Chicago...we just allow the Pilgrims/Americans/Somersets to use the name.

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