February 16, 2013

Ernest Sues HP

1 Chubby Checker Sues over Penis Euphemism

Chubby Checker is suing HP for their app which uses his name as a euphemism for penis size, reports BBC. The 71-year-old singer claims that the app has caused "irreparable damage" to his reputation. Chubby Checker, or Ernest Evans if you want his real name, is asking for $500 million for damage to his reputation. HP removed the app soon after receiving a complaint from the singer's lawyers in September 2012, and the German firm that developed the software is no longer selling it. It's estimated that the offending app was downloaded only 84 times before it was made unavailable.

More at BBC | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

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Tags: Chubby Checker Penis App, Chubby Checker Sues HP, Chubby Checker Real Name, Ernest Evans

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But Not If You're the Pilot

2 You Should Pass Gas on Airplanes

Go ahead and fart in the airplane, say researchers who claim that holding it in can cause problems. Researchers even went so far as to suggest that active charcoal be installed in seat cushions to neutralize odor! The study, which claims that women's gas smells worse, is published in New Zealand Medical Journal. According to the research, high altitude air pressure changes result in more gas formation. Holding it in may cause bloating, indigestion, heartburn and pain. Researchers also say that the concentration needed to hold it in can be stressful. However, researchers say that the pilot should refrain from passing gas in the cockpit. Despite the stress of keeping the fart inside, the co-pilot could be affected by the odor, reducing safety onboard! Whatever happened to bathrooms?

More at New York Daily News | Hat tip to Gawker | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Parents Deny Their Teens' Interest in Sex

Tags: Farting Airplanes, Passing Gas Airplanes, Holding Farts While Flying, Holding Farts Airplane, Passengers Passing Gas Airplanes, New Zealand Medical Journal

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