Friday 3/30

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Can I lend you a hand? - A Chi­nese air­line pas­sen­ger en route to Italy was busted in Bucharest after a body part was found in his lug­gage, appar­ently tucked away amid the under­wear and shirts. “The frag­ment of a human body was dis­cov­ered dur­ing the first secu­rity check at the air­port, and the owner of the bag was held on the spot,” said a secu­rity spokesman. A

A salty send­off - They say you can’t take it with you, but there is a new way to really go into the after­life in a pig­gish way — by get­ting your­self a bacon cof­fin.  The folks behind prod­ucts like Bacon­naise, Bacon Salt and bacon-flavored per­sonal lubri­cant have intro­duced the crispy cas­ket, which isn’t actu­ally made of pork prod­ucts, but merely painted to look as if it is. The cost for a salty send-off? A mere three grand, for which thedesigner admits, “We’re prob­a­bly going to hell.”

What, no flow­ers? - An Iowa man was fired from his job for express­ing his fond­ness for female co-workers — by com­ing into the office after hours and reliev­ing him­self on their chairs.  The man, whose name was not released, worked in the I.T. depart­ment and had access to the entire employee data­base. An exec­u­tive at his com­pany said he appar­ently obsessed over pho­tos of cer­tain col­leagues and opted to express his appre­ci­a­tion for women he con­sid­ered attrac­tive by pee­ing on their fur­ni­ture.  Secu­rity cam­eras, installed after women began com­plain­ing about stains on their chairs, caught him in the act. Crim­i­nal charges have not yet been filed.

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