Archive for June, 2010

Live in Georgia and you’re more likely to be Embezzled

Posted: 29th June 2010 by Absurd Stories in Law
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Unlike many crimes which are ubiquitous, embezzlement tends to be highly regionalized. A good embezzler knows to go where the money is, not just where the fools are, which he knows are everywhere. The following list represents the proportions of embezzlement and bank fraud crimes in one year, relative to the population, in the ten states with the highest rates:

Do you Distrust?

Posted: 18th June 2010 by Absurd Stories in People

While it is unrealistic and inequitable to judge a person solely by his occupation, some jobs have been stigmatized by the actions of their worst practitioners. In occupations like car salesman, the economic temptation to distort or dispense with hard truths is enormous. Similar forces come to bear on our elected officials from lobbyists, co-opting opponents and vocally gifted constituents.

Condom Failure Strange Facts

Posted: 12th June 2010 by Absurd Stories in People

You hate them, but you use them. In the old days, the purchasing of a condom was a male right of passage. Remember the dreaded first trip to Mr. Jones drugstore? You leafed through bunch of magazines, feigned interest in various pharmaceutical products, fondled the shaving cream and the rock candy. Then you nerve up

Looking at Accidental Death

Posted: 8th June 2010 by Absurd Stories in People

Each day 5,937 people die from various natural and unnatural causes, ranging from infant mortality to inevitable accidents caused by the decreased physical ability of the elderly. The odds that you will go naturally are 22 in 23. The alternative way to pass on to the next world, in an accident, accounts for 4.3% of all deaths in America.

Can People Really be this Dumb

Posted: 6th June 2010 by Absurd Stories in Law

Just had to pass these on. They are from a book “Disorder in the Court: Great Fractured Moments in Courtroom History” and are genuine exchanges that have taken place in US courtrooms …

British prayers for the world cup

Posted: 1st June 2010 by Absurd Stories in Religion

A Church of England Bishop has written a series of prayers to help religious believers get through the World Cup; he has said that everyone will be affected by the World Cup so it would make sense to have some suitable prayers.