A city prosecutor in Ohio was caught on video tape walking around the office in his birthday suit two days in a row. He was arrested and charged with two counts of indecency. A security guard was monitoring the cameras when he noticed the naked man.
Check your typing and then check it again. A Michigan county made an embarrassing typo in their November 7th elections material that 5 proofreaders in the office overlooked. They spelled "public" without the "L" and now must reprint 170,000 ballots at a cost of $40,000.
Your telephone conversation can be made inaudible to others in the same room if the phone is equipped with a new mouthpiece that prevents sound from escaping. It is easily attached to any hand instrument and fits snugly around the speaker’s lips. There is no distortion of the voice.
A restaurant patron is no longer allowed to bring her pet macaque monkey (her assistance monkey) with her even though she claims she needs him to overcome her fear of social settings. The Americans with Disabilities Act allows monkeys in establishments if they perform a specific task for the owner, but so far overcoming social fear is not included.
Monkeys are generally permitted under the Americans with Disabilities Act if they perform certain tasks, as capuchin monkeys have been trained to fetch groceries from shelves for wheelchair-using patrons. However, animals that provide only emotional support fall into a gray area, according to a U.S. Justice Department spokesperson quoted by the Springfield News-Leader.
Yet another coworker food tampering case. A postal worker would add a cup of his urine to the break room coffee pot and watch as his coworkers drank the coffee. The workers rented a video camera to catch him at it.
"He not only watched us drink the coffee but the majority of the shop, his own friends and fellow workers, about 20 of us all together, he would sit in the same room with people and watch them drink his sick little brew and think nothing of it," said postal worker Jene Jackson.
The Businessbib allows you to look perfectly put together in a fraction of the time it takes to boot up your computer. You can work from home in your underwear while presenting a polished appearance to the people that matter most.
An employee at a supermarket was caught on film sticking pins into donuts in the employee breakroom fridge. One employee was injured when he bit into one of the donuts. The employee has been charged with a felony for food tampering.
A researcher at the University of Bath found that drivers crowd bicyclists with helmets, leave extra space for those without helmets, but leave the most space for women (or men with a blonde wig). He found that drivers get 3.3 inches closer to helmeted pedalers and gave an extra 5.5 inches for the wigged bicyclist. As the researcher explains it, drivers assume if the bicyclist is wearing a helmet then he is part of the "lycra-clad street warriors" group and thus fair game. During his study, he was hit twice by vehicles - both times while wearing a helmet.
"We know helmets are useful in low-speed falls, and so definitely good for children, but whether they offer any real protection to somebody struck by a car is very controversial," said Walker. "Either way, this study suggests wearing a helmet might make a collision more likely in the first place."