Chuck’s Hand-Picked Overnight Weird News for Tuesday

The fish pedicure
A Virginia salon owns 1,000 garra rufa carp fish, and for $35 for 15 minutes, ya can stick your foot in a bath and let 100 of them bite off dead skin (instead of having the pedicurist shave the skin with a razor). Seems degrading, but who knows what goes through the mind [sic] of a carp? Associated Press via CNN
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America rehabbed, and it only took 4 years
No longer does the U.S.A. have to live with the stigma of having fined a company a half-million dollars because 540,000 people wrote the FCC that they were grossed out by seeing 9/16th of a second of areola on a Super Bowl show. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! New York Times // 100-page .pdf of the ruling (nerds only)
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People Whose Sex Lives Are Worse Than Yours
Apparently, the modus operandi (three episodes) of Andre Allen, a Baptist pastor in Wheaton, Ill., with 22 yrs' service, was to hang out at Lifetime Fitness, act like an employee offering martial arts training to women, and then lie down on top of them and hump around. He has recently joined the nation's unemployed. Chicago Tribune
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Your Daily Jury Duty
[no fair examining the evidence; verdict must be based on mugshot only]
Mark Verrette, 48, not yet been proven to have indecently exposed himself (but he was quoted by cops as saying, "OK, you got me. I'm drunk, and I'm stupid") Sheboygan (Wis.) Press
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More Things to Worry About on Tuesday
California headline, "Men Sentenced for Setting Friend's Crotch Ablaze" ("Friend's"?) . . . . . At a Wiccan ceremony in Lebanon, Ind., a woman who was to plunge a sword into the ground as a symbol of thanks, missed the ground and got her foot (How does one miss "the ground"? "The ground" is a big place.) . . . . . In Kokomo, Ind., a Crossroads Community Church pastor, intending to make a point on "unity" by riding his motorcycle across the stage, accidentally plunged into the pews and broke his wrist . . . . . Among the findings of a Gov't Accountability Office report on the Indian Health Service: About $700K worth of computer equipment had been ruined by "bat dung" in a storage room . . . . . The scrap-metal market for brass has now dangerously provoked thieves to cannibalize fire hydrants for their (and I quote) "brass nuts" . . . . . Part of Beijing's all-court spruce-up for the Olympics (says the L.A. Times) is an online course in how Chinese should greet visitors from different cultures, e.g., "A]n American male [would be] received with a hearty clasping of the hands and a 'Hey, man, what's up?'" Today's Newsrangers: Tony Jeswald, Jessica McRorie
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     Posted By: Chuck - Tue Jul 22, 2008

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