Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Some Odd News Of The World

ROME, Italy -- An Italian court ordered Tweety, along with Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and his girlfriend Daisy, to testify in a counterfeiting case. In what lawyers believe was a clerical error worthy of a Looney Tunes cartoon, a court in Naples sent a summons to the characters ordering them to appear. Instead of naming only the companies and their legal representatives, clerks also wrote in the witness list the names of the cartoons that decorated the toys and gadgets the man had reproduced, said Disney Company Italia.

NEW YORK -- Here comes the bride, all dressed in white ... two-ply, extra soft toilet paper. Jennifer Cannon and Doy Nichols plan to get hitched Wednesday in a public restroom. She'll be wearing a gown fashioned from glue, tape and Charmin Ultra Soft and Ultra Strong toilet tissue. The intricately detailed dress was designed by Hanah Kim, winner of the 2007 Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest. The wedding ceremony will take place in Times Square at the Charmin Restrooms — temporary, free public restrooms.

ROME -- An Italian court has ruled that a couple could not name their son "Friday." The tribunal said it believed the name would hinder him from developing "serene interpersonal relationships." It recalled the servile savage in Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe and because superstitious Italians consider Friday an unlucky day.

SINGAPORE -- A serviceman who sashayed into a lift early one morning wearing only a pink bikini has been handed a day's jail and fine. He admitted to "outraging the modesty" of the woman who shared the lift with him and "possession of women's underwear."


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