LIFE COULD BE WORSE
"Just when you think you had things Bad"
Greyhound bus ride turned into roach-fest, passengers say
Tattoo artist Ryan Fitzgerald from Dayton, OH was hit with a $100,000 lawsuit last week by his ex-girlfriend Rossie Brovent. She claims that her boyfriend was supposed to tattoo a scene from Narnia on her back but instead tattooed an image of a pile of excrement with flies buzzing around it.
Apparently, Ryan found out that Rossie had cheated with a long-time friend of his, but instead of confronting her about it he acted like everything was normal and hatched a plan for revenge. Originally, Rossie tried to have Ryan charged with assault, but the ingenious tattoo artist had covered his bases by plying Rossie with wine and tequila shots and getting her to sign a consent form that stated the design was “at the artist’s discretion.”
No word from Rossie on whether the illicit night of passion with Ryan’s friend was worth it. Moral of the story? Never cheat on a tattoo artist.
One in Four Households Keep Their Heating Off Despite Cooler Weather
Following a warmer than usual Autumn, this week's cooler weather has resulted in over half of households (54 per cent) switching on their heating, but one in four households are refusing to turn on their heating as rising energy prices hit home. A worrying six per cent of households cannot afford to heat their homes and a further seventeen per cent will only flick the 'on' switch if the weather gets really cold, according to a poll by MoneySupermarket.com.
With energy bills high on the agenda, a staggering 13,700 MoneySupermarket.com site users responded to an online poll about their heating habits. It found over a third (36 per cent) of energy customers have turned on their heating in the last week. A further eleven per cent have done so in the last two weeks and nine per cent have been heating their homes since last month. Almost one in five consumers (17 per cent) are planning to switch on their heating soon.
Scott Byrom, energy manager at MoneySupermarket.com, said: "Energy bills are certainly a 'hot topic' at the moment with the government urging consumers to take control and switch to cheaper deals. With households across the UK switching on their heating, and the threat of more colder weather predicted for later this week, bill payers will no doubt be concerned about how they are going to be able afford their energy bills. Our survey found that worryingly six per cent of respondents can't afford to turn on their heating - the latest round of price increases added an average 17.4 per cent to the cost of gas and 10.8 per cent to the cost of electricity, resulting in average annual standard bills of £1,287. Moving from a standard tariff to the best fixed deal would save 15 per cent on the cost of bills, which goes someway to limit the impact of the price hikes.
"With the cost of living soaring, particularly driven by higher energy bills, now is not the time to be apathetic, especially as we head into Winter where bill payers typically use around 40 per cent of their annual energy consumption during these months. Consumers can, however, take action to reduce their energy bills by making sure they are on the best energy deal for their usage and region. Finding the right tariff means bill payers could save on average £237 per year. For example, the cheapest online tariff available is npower's Sign Online 24 with annual bills of £1,050 on average, but, for the same price, consumers can protect themselves against future price rises with either EDF Energy's Fix for 2012 tariff with bills fixed at £1,050 until December 31st 2012, or OVO Energy's New Energy Fixed product which is a set price for 12 months from the point the deal is taken out, however, the OVO tariff is not available in all Regions of the UK. My advice is to go for the fixed tariff option as the peace of mind will be a big bonus for those who are worried that energy bills are only heading in one direction, and that's up."
There's a Guy in Vegas with a 100-Pound Scrotum
Three years ago, 47-year-old Wesley Warren Junior of Las Vegas was just a normal guy with normal genitalia. Then he developed something called scrotal elephantiasis. Yep . . . that would be elephantiasis of the scrotum.
(--People commonly say "Elephantitis", but that's wrong. Since technically that would mean "inflammation of the elephant".)
--And now . . . his scrotum has become GIGANTIC. Like, seriously gigantic. It's developed a growth that weighs ONE HUNDRED POUNDS.
--It hangs down to the floor, he carries around a milk crate to support it when he sits, it's completely enveloped his junk, and he can't sit down to use the toilet because it's too painful. He hasn't had a job since 2009, and he's suffering from depression.
--The only hope for Warren to live a normal life is to undergo a surgery that's rare, risky, and expensive. Well, the other option would be CASTRATION . . . but Warren doesn't consider that a "normal" life.
--The surgery could cost him up to $1 MILLION. Which obviously he doesn't have.
--Warren doesn't even know how it happened to him . . . he thinks he might've caused it when his scrotum got TWISTED under his leg in the middle of the night a few years ago . . . and he's still not sure what he's going to do.
(--If you want to help Warren raise money for surgery, you can email him at BenefitBallSack@yahoo.com. Here's a video