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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Writing in the Journal of Clothing, Science and Technology, a Southampton University (England) physicist found that many women wear the wrong-size bra because retailers commit a math error known as “spurious rounding” when converting bust and rib-cage size to bra size (December).
Studies at Jikei University (Tokyo) found that people who employed seven rules for good health (e.g., adequate sleep, no smoking) had about 6 percent higher blood pressure than people who were not so concerned about their health (October).
Australian Supreme Court Justice Barry O’Keefe rejected the challenge of a drug-possession suspect in November that his rights had been violated during his arrest. Contrary to the suspect’s contention, O’Keefe said that when Rocky the police dog nuzzled the suspect’s crotch, it was merely a “social gesture” that dogs habitually do, rather than an indecent assault.
In November, convicted Hawthorne, Calif., rapist Jaime Garcia Padilla, 42, lost his state appeals court case in which he had argued that his girlfriend had unlawfully seized his sperm for testing. The girlfriend’s sister had claimed that it was Padilla who had awakened her at night and raped her in the dark, and Padilla’s girlfriend needed to find out if Padilla was the one. She had consensual sex with Padilla and turned in his sperm to authorities, and it was indeed matched to both women. California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled that Padilla, not having “express(ed) any further interest” in his semen at the time that he ejaculated with the girlfriend, “basically lost all possessory interest in (it),” and cited Roe v. Wade as legal authority.
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