In the course of a story on an ill-fated Continental Airlines flight during which all restrooms in coach were broken, the reporter for the Star Tribune of Minneapolis sought reactions from experts.
Calling the toilet failures a “bad situation that hasn’t been addressed” was Robert Brubaker, a spokesman for something called the American Restroom Association, “a Baltimore-based advocacy group for toilet users.”
It IS a
sick old world
Following arrests by Nigeria’s Abuja Environmental Protection Board, authorities learned that local prostitutes earned premium fees by selling their customers’ semen to “juju priests,” who use it as “medicines” in rituals.
Police who rounded up the sex workers found inventories of condoms with the necks tied.
An Oxford University researcher reported on the African crested rat, which is so ingenious that it slathers poison, from chewing the A. schimperi plant, onto an absorbent strip of fur on its back as protection against predators many times larger.
The researcher observed first-hand a dog quivering in fear after just one failed mouthful of a crested rat’s fur in his laboratory.
The noxious goo is also used by African tribesmen on their hunting arrows.
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