Friday 1/20

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Titanic 2 – If you thought details of the Costa Concordia disaster couldn’t get much stranger than the captain saying he didn’t lead the evacuation because he tripped into a lifeboat, well, get a load of this: Two of the ship’s passengers told a Swiss paper that the theme song from Titanic was playing in one of the dining rooms just as the ship started to list. So, as people no doubt started to panic, Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On wafted through the restaurant. The New Zealand Herald also reports a second Titanic connection: One of the women to survive had relatives aboard in the 1912 sinking. At least 11 people were killed and 22 others remain missing.

Posterior for posterity -A woman in New Zealand thinks there are no ifs, ands or butts about her get rich quick scheme — which involves selling a piece of her own butt to the highest bidder. Tina Beznec is organizing an auction that will allow perfect strangers to choose a design, which she’ll have tattooed somewhere on her rump shaker. Nearly 200,000 people have taken a look at her website, and while some have merely left cracks, bidders have taken the price up to nearly $10,000.

 It’s that time of the month – A Pennsylvania couple will have to absorb some serious punishment after they were busted trying to blow up an automobile — with a batch of flaming tampons.  Patricia and Quentin Deshong were taken into custody when a witness spotted them tampering with a Ford Focus in a cocktail lounge parking lot. They’d busted the vehicle’s windshield and yanked out some hoses before trying to insert the feminine hygiene products into the gas tank. Both are being charged with attempted arson, felony criminal mischief and public drunkenness. Ms. Deshong has an additional count of terrorist threats, since she vowed to kill a state trooper once released.

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