Posted on 12 September 2012.
Food tampering is a crime that serves time. Throughout history, some of the dumbest criminals thought of getting away with it. When caught, they faced up to 20 years in jail.
Some of these cases are horrendous. Others are jaw dropping. Let’s take a look and see who made the list. Comment if you find a different one as interesting.
1. Marvin D. Washington Jr. :
Marvin Washington was a 19 year old employee at McDonald’s in Simpsonville. He was caught on camera in April of 2012, spitting into his customers’ tea. The customers came through the drive-thru ordering two sweetened teas. When they found the teas not sweetened, they came back to reorder. Again, the same issue ensued and they went home to add their own sweetener. Once opening, they found phlegm floating and called the police. Washington now faces up to 20 years in jail.
2. Alexander and Christine Clement:
In 2010, this couple did the oddest thing in order not to pay for their Jello pudding. This scheme involved them buying the pudding, replacing the contents with sand and salt mixed together. They would then return the box to get a refund. They continued to do so in 4 grocery stores until surveillance cameras caught them. They were charged with larceny and tampering with consumer products. Both were in their 60s.
3. Joseph Cartwell:
In 2009 a former Ohio deputy was accused of giving an inmate a bologna sandwich that was rubbed against another inmate’s genitals. The man was given a $500 fine plus court fees.
4. Calgary 2010:
11 cases in 9 stores were food tampering related in Calgary in 2010. Small shards of metal were found in products such as ground beef and oranges. Shoppers have become weary, being careful about what they buy. This, however, changed little about consumer habits. A group of copycats were responsible for this commotion.
5. Tatyana Granada:
Granada was arrested on 4 separate incidents of food tampering in Oakridge Co-op in early 2010. Needles and pins were inserted into fresh food items. She was also charged for trespassing after she was banned from the co-op store after shoplifting. Her lawyer argued that Granada did not understand her ban as it was not written in Russian, her native language. She was still found guilty.
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Posted on 14 July 2012.
Many people associate porn with a variety of media, such as books, magazines, photos, drawings, animations, films, videos, video games etc. The term applies to the depiction of the act rather than the act itself, and does not include live exhibitions like sex shows and striptease.
This article sets out to entice readers and to provide fascinating facts which they never knew about until now.
Watching pornography seems to be an intense task for the eyes. However, new research has proven that it can actually quiet down a part of the brain that processes visual stimuli. This is the exact opposite of watching other movies that send extra blood flow to this brain region. This helps explain the reasons why there is sexual arousal in people. It may not send blood to the visual stimuli, but will definitely send it to the region responsible for sexual arousal.
Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam determined that women do look at internet porn, but are less likely to pay for it. This causes the gender gap to widen into an abyss. Both Ogas and Gaddam did research examining sexual preferences through data compiled from search engines like DogPile and AOL and internet porn sites such as Fastasi.cc and PornHub.
As disgusting as these sounds, MILFs are as popular as 19 year olds. This was again found by research done by Ogas and Gaddam. Older women were so popular that men searched more times for a fifty year old than a 19 year old.
In 2010, there were 420 million internet porn pages and 4.2 million porn websites. 68 million requests were made on search engines daily for this specific topic.
Porn industry is approaching a crossroad. The industry is embracing new technologies that are hitting the market and are throwing out traditional porn producers at the same time.
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Posted on 12 July 2012.
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This article sets to examine what happens when someone tries to sue a big fast food giant. Who wins? What happens? Let’s get the real scoop.
1. Monika Samaan Vs. KFC:
In 2012, an Australian judge ordered KFC to pay 8 million Australian dollars ($8.3 million USD) to the family of a Sydney girl who was left brain damaged after eating a chicken wraps. According the family of Samaan, the then 7-year-old girl contracted salmonella poisoning from a KFC chicken wrap in 2005. Samaan was in a coma for months and is left with brain damage. KFC denied responsibility and plans to appeal.
2. Amanda Obney vs. Taco Bell:
Obney sued Taco Bell after she claimed that the fast food giant was filling tacos and burritos with non-real beef “beef seasoning”. She later withdrew her claim against the Mexican fast food chain. Taco Bell issued a $3-4 million dollar advertising campaign to combat negative publicity.
3. McDonald’s (1990):
Lawsuit was brought against this fast good giant in the early 1990s. This case involved having beef inside French Fries, which were advertised as vegetarian. The case was brought to the public eye after McDonald’s released a press release discussing how it cooked the French fries in 100% vegetable oil. There was another letter that emerged to a customer specifying that the French fries were vegetarian.
4. Liabeck vs. McDonald’s:
Stella Liabeck from Albuquerque, New Mexico sued McDonald’s after suffering third degree burns from hot coffee she spilled on herself at the drive-thru in 1992. Both parties settled for an undisclosed amount. This was an example of frivolous litigation. The incident was later parodied by Kramer in the sitcom Seinfeld.
5. John Florio vs. McDonald’s:
John Florio, a police officer in New York was given a Big Mac with one extra ingredient: shard glass. He received cuts to his throat and mouth and also broke his tooth in the process. The culprit was an 18 year old employee. The boy was arrested after an officer noticed him spitting into his food. Florio sued McDonald`s for $5.5 million.
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Posted on 18 March 2012.
Theft can be defined as an illegal taking of another person’s property. The crime is synonymous with embezzlement, robbery, looting, burglary and larceny. Here are just 10 fascinating cases where thieves done things that were out of the ordinary.
1. Stolen Lion Carcases:
Some people steal money, others steal valuables. 5 Ohio men stole dead lions once they heard that police were shooting them down. They proceeded to then lift the lion into their SUV and drove away. They now face 6 months in jail and $1000 fine.
2. Charlene Doell:
Doell was the financial administrator for Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists in Saskatoon, Canada. Instead of writing cheques to different parties as requested by employer, she wrote the cheques to herself. She scammed and stole $80,000 from her employee. Doell is most likely going to serve 8 months in jail.
3. Danwine Dewayne Renard:
Renard is a prisoner in Missouri. From his jail cell he was able to steal the identities of residents in Madison and St. Clair counties. He was also able to open accounts in their names. The theft scheme totalled $200,000. Renard was sentenced to 12 more years in jail.
4. Tina M. Jacobsen:
A woman from Neenah was charged on 3 felony counts of theft. She embezzled over $500,000 from the blood bank. She had used fraudulent expense reimbursements and drafted cheques to herself. I wonder why they called after $500,000 was missing?
5. Tomas Hvozdar:
This is a case of moral debate. Hvozdar has a dying step daughter at home. He is also distraught about losing his daughter. He stole the donation box totalling around $3,000 as a result. He wanted to use that money for food. Intentions were good, but did Hvozdar have to go through such extremes to get money?
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Posted on 29 May 2010.
For some coffee presents a smell and chocolate is delicious. These sounds will please your ears, soothe you and calm your mind.
1. A Baby’s Laugh
Anybody who has heard a baby laugh is sure to agree with the fact that it is one of the most fascinations sounds in the world. It is beautiful and innocent and will make you giggle too! The best part is that it is fairly easy to make a baby laugh!
2. The sound of the waves crashing against the shore
Those who live by the beach are extremely lucky as they can hear this sound through the day. If you are having a bad day, all you need to do is walk till the sandy shores and listen to this sound for hours at a stretch. It is fascinating because it will make you marvel at nature’s sheer ability to make you happy!
3. Singing Sand
This sound can be heard in about three dozen places worldwide. Basically, when the various layers present in sand dunes move against each other due to fast winds, a fascinating and loud booming sound is emanated. It may scare you at first but once you realize why it is happening, you will want to sit down on the cool sand and listen till the sun goes down.
4. The sound of lightening
When lightening crackles through the air, dogs, cats and other forest animals hide under whatever they can find. But if you are in the safety of your home, you will find that this deep and startling sound is actually quite fascinating.
5. Sound of the wind
If you find a large forest, do walk into it as you will find yourself surrounded by tree. The wind will blow and you will hear the crackling of a million leaves across the area. The sound will be mesmerizing in itself and you will make it a hobby to hike through the plush green soil every day!
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Posted on 18 September 2009.
This article is all about the most intriguing mysteries that have baffled mankind. This list of top 10 most intriguing unsolved mysteries continue to astound and defy logical explanation.
1. Shroud of Turin
The shroud of Turin is the mysterious linen cloth that bears the image of an unknown man who seems to have died by crucifixion. Catholics believed that this was the same cloth used as Jesus Christ’s burial shroud. Man has not been able to explain how the imprint was created and no one has successfully replicated the image.
2. Mary Celeste
Mary Celeste was formally launched in 1860 in Nova Scotia. It was originally named Amazon. It was later renamed as Mary Celeste after it was purchased in a salvage auction in New York and extensive repairs were completed. The ship with its captain, his family and his crew of eight mysteriously disappeared after departing New York in November of 1872.
3. The ‘Taos Hum’
This sound of mysterious origins is described as a low-pitched din that is normally heard in various parts of the world, specifically in Northern Europe, the UK and the USA. It somewhat resembles the sound of diesel engine. What is intriguing about this phenomenon is that VLF antennae and high sensitive microphones cannot detect it.
4. Black Dahlia
In 1947, the gruesome murder of Elizabeth Short was perpetrated and his body was cut in two separate pieces. Newspaper reports later referred to her as the “Black Dahlia.” There were many rumors and speculations that came out after her murder and investigations failed to pinpoint the killer and solve the crime.
5. Comte de Saint Germain
Comte de Saint Germain was a mysterious man whose origin was clouded with mystery and whose disappearance remains baffling up to this time. Since his reported death, there were a number of occult groups that used him as their model or even as their supreme deity. To correct wrong notions about the Count, the Roman Catholic has never considered him a saint and the word “st.” used before his name is in referral to his alleged domicile.
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