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Guerrilla librarianship: New blog Biologists Helping Bookstores features a crusading scientist called Ste who tries reorganising bookshop shelves to prevent pseudoscience featuring in the science categories.

Is This Man Cheating on His Wife?: Ric Hoogestraat sits at his computer with the blinds drawn, smoking a cigarette. While his wife, Sue, watches television in the living room, Mr. Hoogestraat chats online with what appears on the screen to be a tall, slim redhead. He’s never met the woman outside of the computer world of Second Life… Their bond is so strong that three months ago, Mr. Hoogestraat asked Janet Spielman, the 38-year-old Canadian woman who controls the redhead, to become his virtual wife.

“What kind of moron would Tase an adult holding a baby?”

Heart attack victim saved by sales pitch: An elderly New Zealand man who suffered a heart attack at a hardware store was revived by a salesman who just happened to be demonstrating a defibrillator to store staff.

Wichita Man Left Stranded at Orlando Airport: A 72 year-old Wichita minister who traveled to Orlando earlier this week was left on a bench inside that city’s airport for three days. Nobody realized that Kenneth Davis, the pastor at Wichita’s Immanuel Outreach Center had suffered a stroke.

Two friends have dressed as a pantomime horse to climb the tallest mountain in Wales and England.

Toy tune offends mothers: The problem is how the digital voice singing the scale sounds with the combination Fa-Mi-Re-Mi. …”She’s like ‘fa, fa, fa,’ and I was wondering why is she saying that?” Alexis Chacon said. “It was the toy. Then she says, ‘ra, ra, ra.’ She’s too small to learn those kinds of words. It’s supposed to be Do-Re-Mi, and it’s F-me-rape me.” See also Consumerist. You laugh, but when’s the last time you saw a toy typewriter?

Special “naked truth” section:

For those who hoped we’d see “Wash” again: [Alan] Tudyk is a familiar face to sci-fi fans for his role as Hoban “Wash” Washburne on the cult TV series “Firefly” and subsequent feature version, “Serenity.” Tudyk has his most screen exposure in “Death at a Funeral”: He spends about 90 percent of his screen time totally naked.

Follow-up: The Lush bath-products “Ask Me Why I’m Naked” promotion was actually international in scope, but in Victoria, CA, “only assistant manager Sahra MacLean went au naturel while handing out bars of Buffy Body Butter to slack-jawed tourists, flashing her backside to those who questioned whether she was ‘really naked under there.'”

Nude virgins flee sex blaze: A teenage couple having sex for the first time were interrupted when candles set fire to the girl’s attic bedroom and forced them to flee naked from her parents’ house, German daily Bild reported today. The couple, both 18, were pictured naked in the paper among the burned wreckage of the attic. I’m trying to think of any set of circumstances in which I could believe that it would seem logical for the newspaper to suggest that the “kids” go back into the burned room, naked, to pose for these photographs — or that the “kids” would say “Sure, let’s go.”

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