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Fight Against Maturity

No extra charge for the oil slick

Water from the English Channel is being bottled and sold as a remedy for blocked noses in the US.

Pharmaceutical experts are charging £10 for the water from a busy shipping lane off the coast of Saint Malo.

Drugs company Shering-Plough says its Afrin PureSea Hydrating Nasal Rinse is ‘the only nasal rinse product made of 100% purified seawater’.

via English Channel water

March 9, 2009 Posted by | Medical, medicine | , | Comments Off on No extra charge for the oil slick

Four-legged friend goes on two legs

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[Grandpa Wang’s] poodle has become a local celebrity in a Chinese city where it goes for a walk every day – on two feet.

Gou Gou walks out ‘hand-in-hand’ with owner Wang Guoqiang every afternoon at 3pm in Xi’an city, reports People’s Daily.

via Ananova – Two-legged friend.

March 9, 2009 Posted by | dogs | Comments Off on Four-legged friend goes on two legs

Canadian Poll irony

A recent telephone poll of 2000 Canadians showed that the Canadian Do Not Call registry is working. Wait a minute… they are calling to check a “Do Not Call” registry’s effectiveness?

via CTV.ca

March 9, 2009 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Canadian Poll irony

£10M Tongue…Couldn’t Be A Publicity Stunt, Could It?

The tongue of the chief coffee taster for a worldwide chain of coffee shops has been insured for £10m ($13.95m).

Gennaro Pelliccia personally tastes a sample of each batch of raw coffee beans at its London plant before they are roasted and shipped to its stores.

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March 9, 2009 Posted by | Strange jobs | | Comments Off on £10M Tongue…Couldn’t Be A Publicity Stunt, Could It?