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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd. A man (identified in court papers as John Doe), who suffered injuries and sexual dysfunction 11 years ago when a woman unexpectedly changed positions during intercourse (and fell on him and fractured his penis), was again turned down in his attempt to sue the woman. The Court of Appeals of Massachusetts said in May that it would be impossible for a judge or jury to decide which movements in consensual sex were legally reasonable or unreasonable.
The San Diego Union Tribune reported in April that Los Angeles Angels’ first baseman Darin Erstad was wearing a leather-pouched “balance necklace” of minerals that (according to the manufacturer) will “achieve alignment of body, mind and spirit” and “address the electro-pollution, toxic vapors, scars, surgeries and traumas to the skin by organizing the quantum nature of man,” which are things important to Erstad to avoid the kinds of injuries he had experienced in previous seasons. Erstad said that since he has been injury-free so far in 2005, “it must be working,” but the player who recommended the necklace, teammate Steve Finley, is substantially underperforming so far this season.
Julie Atkins, 38, of Derby, England, featured in a May BBC TV documentary on childbirth because her three daughters gave birth last year at, respectively, ages 12, 14 and 16, told the Sunday Mercury newspaper: “I don’t care what people say about me. I blame the schools. Sex education for young girls should be better.”
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