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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
After Rafer Wilson crashed into a parked car in Sydney, Australia, his blood-alcohol content (according to evidence at his trial in December) was tested at an almost death-defying .462, nine times the legal presumption of impairment.
Three weeks later, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, doctors said a 67-year-old man had produced a blood-alcohol reading of .914, which supposedly stood up through four re-tests, and have stuck with the story despite worldwide alarm.
Gary W. Rodgers was arrested in November in Lexington, Ky., and according to the county’s offender database, it was his 96th arrest for public drunkenness in 2004.
Management consultant William Fried, who is a popular motivational speaker in public schools in the San Francisco area, probably wore out his welcome in January at the Q&A session following his “Secret of a Happy Life” presentation at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School in Palo Alto. Asked why he had included “exotic dancing” on his list of attractive careers for girls, Fried said the pay was great: $250,000 a year or more, depending on a woman’s chest size. “For every two inches up there,” he told the class, “you should get another $50,000 on your salary.”
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