French police asked to ‘test’ cocaine quality

She must have been high…


A woman was arrested in France Tuesday after she waltzed into a police station, put three bags of cocaine on the counter and asked officers on duty to test its quality.

It was around 5:00 am in the southwestern city of Toulouse when police officers were confronted with the strange request from a known 45-year-old drug user.

A police source said the woman went to the main police station and placed the bags — two containing cocaine powder and one crack cocaine — on the counter.

Asked why she did so, the woman replied: “so that officers at reception could test it” and that “she wanted to know if it was good quality as she didn’t want people to die of an overdose.”

The woman was taken into custody and a court ordered her to attend a hearing in January.

Perhaps she read Depoetic’s answer, here.

Armpit sniffing speed dating, with paper bags over heads


Blind dates can be awkward at the best of times, but a new event for singletons has taken it to the next level.

The world’s first ever armpit sniffing dating event took place at the Alcoholic Architecture bar in central London on Wednesday night.

Speed daters put paper bags over their heads before going around the room to smell the armpits of potential love interests.

After the so-called ‘sniffing ritual’, they used their score cards to rate the other person – as you would do at a typical speed dating event.

Everyone was then allowed to remove the brown paper bags from their heads to see what their dates actually looked like.

Organisers of Romancing The Armpit say the unusual dating method is the perfect way to work out your compatibility as pheromones play a huge part in sexual attraction.

The event description reads: ‘We can’t promise anything, but hope that where dubious scents, biological instincts and romance collide, you might just find your match.

Only non-blind man never to have seen a woman

Interesting. (I suppose one could object that there could be others, and that he did probably see his mother even if he didn’t remember her and she was dead, but oh well, whatever…)

October 1938: 82-year-old Mihailo Tolotos died. He had lived his entire life in Greece’s Mt. Athos monastery, which women were (are) not allowed to enter, and he was therefore believed to have been the only man in the world never to have seen a woman — or rather, the only man never to have been in the presence of a woman (except his mother, who died giving birth to him), because as the folks over at The Straight Dope point out, anyone who is born blind will have never seen a woman.

Living Ohio man Donald Miller ruled ‘legally dead’

Don’t know if anything has changed in the three years since this story, but it’s still odd, and amusing.

A US man declared dead after he disappeared nearly three decades ago cannot now be declared officially alive, though he has returned home and is in good health, a judge has ruled.

Donald Miller of Ohio left behind a wife, two children and significant debt when he fled his home in 1986.

He was declared legally dead in 1994, then re-emerged in 2005 and attempted to apply for a driving licence.

A judge this week found death rulings cannot be overturned after three years.

Judge Allan Davis handed down the ruling in Hancock County, Ohio, probate court on Monday, calling it a “strange, strange situation”, according to media reports.

“We’ve got the obvious here. A man sitting in the courtroom, he appears to be in good health,” he said, finding that he was prevented by state law from declaring Mr Miller legally alive.

“I don’t know where that leaves you, but you’re still deceased as far as the law is concerned.”