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Dildo turns bane for gay couple
  2nd Sep 2012

A dream vacation turned into a nightmare for a Virginia-based gay couple after airport staff allegedly removed a dildo from their luggage, smeared foul-smelling lubricant on it and taped it to the top of one of their checked bags before placing it back on the baggage carousel.

The couple, who were returning from a vacation in Costa Rica to Norfolk at the time of the alleged incident, are now suing United/Continental Airlines for "intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and negligence." The couple, identified as Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger, are reportedly seeking punitive damages.

According to Huffington Post, the lawsuit states, "Plaintiffs experienced extreme shock and horror when they observed the above-described bag and when observing the surprised and/or laughing faces of numerous onlookers in the baggage claim area."

Borger, who said he was the first to spot the bag, told NBC News, "I was absolutely and utterly shocked and embarrassed and humiliated and I didn't even know what to do at the time."

World's shortest man meets female counterpart

Although record holders are often pictured next to each other in Guinness World Records books, they very rarely meet each other in the flesh. One notable exception came recently when the world's shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, met the world's shortest woman, Jyoti Amge, as part of a promotion for the 2013 edition of Guinness World Records.

Dangi, a 72-year-old Nepalese man, is 21.5 inches tall; while Amge, 18, of Nagpur, measures 24.7 inches. For Marco Frigatti, an adjudicator for Guinness World Records, the experience of getting the two tiniest people on the globe together in one room was a true career highlight, reported Huffington Post.

Amge is happy to be recognised by Guinness, and hopes to parlay the fame into a career as a fashion designer and a Bollywood actress. Dangi, on the other hand, managed to escape discovery for more than 70 years before Guinness found him in the remote Nepalese mountain village of Rhimkholi, about 250 miles west of Kathmandu.

70,000 chickens murdered

Maryland police reported that a man managed to kill 70,000 chickens in one drunken night, and now he's facing charges for it. Joshua D. Shelton, 21, is accused of drinking so heavily at a Delmar farm that he couldn't tell the difference between a light switch and the circuit breakers connected to three chicken houses, The Daily Times reported. Shelton allegedly cut the breakers and deprived the chickens of food, water and cooling fans. Farmer Mark Shockley found all but 100 chickens dead the next morning. Shelton was found lying in the houses' power control shed, wearing only a T-shirt and boxers.

Massive WWII bomb detonated in Munich

Explosives experts in Germany have detonated the remains of a 550-pound World War II bomb in central Munich. Huffington Post cited a police spokesman as saying the bomb was successfully destroyed recently. Still, burning debris caused fires in several nearby buildings after the bomb was discovered in the Schwabing district. Efforts to defuse the bomb failed and experts decided to pack it with explosives and detonate it rather than risk an uncontrolled explosion. Allied airplanes dropped millions of tons of ordnance on Germany during World War II in an effort to cripple the Nazi war machine.

Real life sleeping beauties featured as art installation

An art installation in Kiev features five real-life sleeping beauties, who will have to marry the man who kisses them if they open their eyes. The women are to lie 'sleeping' for three days as part of artist Taras Polataiko's installation in the National Art Museum of Ukraine.

As they sleep, men survey and kiss the women, trying to wake them, reports the Daily Telegraph. If the sleeping beauties open their eyes, both man and woman are contractually obliged to tie the knot. Requirements for both men and women are the same: they must be over 18, single, and have a sincere desire to get married. Men were allowed to kiss the beauty only once, and only on the lips.

Michelle Obama's face on portrait of topless slave

A Spanish magazine landed itself in the middle of a racial controversy over a Photoshopped picture of First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover of their latest issue. The picture places Mrs Obama's face in a 1800 portrait of a slave with an exposed breast, and Magazine de Fuera de Serie likely knew the image was going to stir up controversy. The editors may have had a different message in mind given the historical context of the particular painting, but that sentiment was overlooked by online viewers who found the composite offensive and racist, reported Daily Mail.

According to Daily Mail, the accompanying article, in keeping with the original meaning of the portrait as an uplifting symbol of both women's and black people's rights, translates to 'Michelle —Granddaughter of a Slave, Lady of America'. Both Mrs Obama's great-great grandfather and great-great-great grandmother were slaves. Though the preview of the article appears to be glowing but the full piece is yet to be released online. That seems not to matter to bloggers who feel the divisiveness of the image skews meaning.

Sealed and undelivered boyfriend

A romantic prankster almost suffocated when he mailed himself to his girlfriend in a sealed box and got lost in the post. Hu Seng, from Chongqing city, southern China, paid a courier firm to deliver him to partner Li Wang as a joke. But couriers mixed up the address and instead of 30 minutes in the sealed box, gasping Seng was trapped for nearly three hours. By the time the package finally arrived at his girlfriend's office, Seng had passed out and had to be revived by paramedics, reported Ananova.

 
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