A New Twist on an Old Story
A priest is being accused of abusing prostitutes.
Cesare Lodeserto, a Catholic priest in Italy, is being charged with kidnapping a handful (pun intended) of Romanian hookers. "The scandal has hit a raw nerve in Roman Catholic Italy, where community leaders have in the past been denounced for using tough tactics while helping the less fortunate. That includes Vincenzo Muccioli, who put drug addicts in chains and condoned beatings to help them kick the habit."
The latest case in a decade of strange/ stupid lawsuits (McDonald's, anyone?) has pulled some interesting voices up to the plaintiff's seat: crabs, birds, and mudskippers (a kind of fish). The wetland community of Isahaya Bay in Kyushu, Japan said they filed the suit on the animals' behalfs over the building of an irrigation dike.
In this day and age of technology, when gradual steps towards futuristic A.I. are being made, a new kind of 'dummy' has stepped up and out of the woodwork. Meet Bob (the Biscuit), a crumb test dummy for United Biscuits. "Research by the company shows an incredible 127,000 tonnes of biscuit crumbs are lurking down the backs of sofas, tucked between the pages of magazines, and hidden in computer keyboards up and down the country.
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