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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Woman suffers five-day erection of the clitoris: “A woman suffered a painful, five-day erection of the clitoris that left her barely able to stand. The 29-year-old had been taking medication to boost her libido, but had recently upped the dose, according to a medical report of her case. She was part of a clinical trial group taking the anti-depressant medications wellbutrin (bupropion) and trazodone. When she began experiencing pain and swelling in her genital area, she stopped taking the drugs – but the symptoms got worse and worse. The condition is where a penis or clitoris becomes engorged with blood, causing a painful, long-lasting erection. ‘The pain had become debilitating, as she was unable to walk, sit, or stand without significant worsening of the pain,’ according to the case report. When she was examined, doctors discovered her clitoris had become a purple colour and swollen. Doctors gave the woman a dose of Sudafed every six hours. A day later, the woman was discharged from hospital and recovered soon after.

Budget brands ‘do dishes best’: Lidl and Aldi dishwasher tablets clean up in tests: “Lidl and Aldi have cleaned up in tests to find the best dishwasher tablets. Own-label tablets from the budget supermarkets came second and third respectively in the tests by consumer watchdog Which? – and they were among the cheapest at 10p per wash. Lidl All in One scored 80 out of 100 and Aldi Magnum All in One 77/100 in the tests, which rated 13 tablets and four powders on things such as price and efficiency in cleaning. They were beaten only by Fairy Platinum tablets, but these cost 40p per wash. Both Lidl and Aldi’s tablets scored better than every other supermarket own brand as well as more expensive makes such as Persil and Finish. Which? said: ‘We calculate you could save over £100 per year by opting for one of these budget brands over the market-leading tablet.’

Police warn off ‘treasure hunters’ after container filled with a MILLION cigarettes washes up on Devon beach: “Police have been forced to patrol a beach to warn off treasure hunters after a shipping container stuffed with a million cigarettes washed up on the Devon coast. The 40-foot box – which contains 14 tonnes of cigarettes – was washed off of a tanker along with 516 others during a fierce storm in the Bay of Biscay earlier this month. It is thought the Danish container which landed at Seaton, Devon, could be the first of many to wash up on the Lyme Bay coast in the coming days. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is arranging recovery of the Maersk container which landed in the early hours of this morning, but have been delayed by the high tide. Police officers who have cordoned off the beach issued a stern warning to anyone hoping to pick up any free loot.

Magnet man: “For any ordinary person, a fork, a spoon and a bland set of kitchen utensils would not generate much excitement. But for Muhibija Buljubasic, the items present a chance for him to show off his special talent – of sticking random objects onto parts of his body. The 56-year-old from Srebenik, Bosina and Herzegovina, says he discovered the unusual talent five years ago. He has not had any practice and has not trained his body in any way, but believes his body gives off a ‘special energy’ which means the items stay attached to his skin. At first, he began placing metal objects on his face and body, but soon realised plastic gadgets, such as mobile phones and remote controls, worked too.

Jet propelled train: “Don Wetzel, an engineer for the New York Central Railroad, was given the task in the mid-1960s of trying to make trains safer, less expensive and faster. His solution: strap two jet engines to the roof of a locomotive and see what happens. The M-497 Black Beetle was developed by Wetzel in 1966. It was comprised of an existing Budd Rail Diesel Car (RDC-3) with an added, streamlined front cowling covering the car’s blunt nose, and a pair of second-hand General Electric J47-19 jet engines. The engines were bought from the United States Air Force for a price of $5,000 for the pair. The engines previously were used as boosters for the Convair B-36 intercontinental bomber. ‘They were the cheapest 5,000 horsepower engines we could find,’ Wetzel tells GE Reports. ‘They were also the most reliable…the engines could be easily adapted to burn diesel as opposed to jet fuel.’ During testing, the train reached speeds of 183 mph, which is still the record for a self-propelled light rail car in America.”

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