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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

By ALEX CUKAN, United Press International   |   Nov. 13, 2003 at 7:19 AM   |   Comments

ALL WORK, NO PLAY, NO SEX

Long hours at work have resulted in 20 percent of workers in Britain saying they are too tired for sex.

The survey by the union Amicus finds the number of too-pooped-to-participate workers jumps to 28 percent in London.

The poll of 3,500 workers across the United Kingdom finds that in addition to not having time for sex, many workers feel they don't spend enough time with their partner, children -- much less do they exercise, reports the Liverpool Daily Post.

"Forcing people to work excessive hours is the work equivalent to a low carb diet -- immediate results but with potentially damaging effects on the health of your business," says Amicus general secretary Roger Lyons.


SPEARS REGRETS ESQUIRE PHOTOS

At 21, Brittany Spears seems to be wearing less and less. There was the scantily clad performance at the National Football League's kickoff concert.

There was the live performance outside MTV's studio in New York City where her half shirt and low-cut trousers showed off her purple underwear.

The former mousekateer says, however, her performance outfits simply reveal how comfortable she is with herself, reports ABC News.

However, she regrets a Esquire magazine photo shoot where she took everything off but her pearls, underwear and shoes. "Those are a little much," Spears tells Diane Sawyer on ABC's "Primetime."


KANGAROO CROSSING NEAR PARIS

It's far from the Australian outback, but about 50 kangaroos are living happily in the wild in a forest west of Paris, the New Zealand Herald reports.

The marsupials escaped a French animal park, the Emance nature reserve, 30 years ago and took up residence nearby in woods bordering several villages in Eure-et-Loir.

"Kangaroos have been part of our daily life for 20 years," Francoise Grangeon, mayor of Emance, tells Le Parisien.

However, tourists are a bit taken aback when they see road signs indicating that kangaroos live in the Rambouillet forest.


ACTOR SAVES DOG, LOOKS FOR NEW HOME

Actor-director-producer Erie Stoltz battled traffic for 45 minutes on a Los Angeles highway to grab a dog running in and out of traffic.

Stoltz, a vegetarian, tried to lure the mutt with a lemon-flavored Luna bar but the dog was not interested.

However, another motorist offered a can of cat food and the dog "went ape over it" and jumped into the actor's car, the New York Post reports.

Stoltz, who already owns a 12-year-old yellow Labrador, took the shepherd-Rottweiler-pitbull-Lab mix to a veterinarian to scan for an identifying microchip, but there was none.

The actor named the dog Chancer -- Irish for "someone who takes great risks, pushes his luck and survives," and he's looking for someone to adopt the dog.

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