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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

By ALEX CUKAN, United Press International   |   Jan. 19, 2004 at 7:34 AM   |   Comments

MAN COMES BACK FROM DEAD

A man in India declared dead by doctors and assigned to the hospital morgue, has returned to life.

Police brought the injured man, who was found on a road, to the hospital for treatment but doctors declared him dead on arrival and prepared the paperwork for the officers, Sky News reports.

However, after several hours in the morgue, the man started to move, shocking mortuary attendants, who rushed him back to the emergency room.

The man was readmitted to the hospital and doctors had to prepare fresh paperwork for the police.


WOMAN KILLED IN FREAK ACCIDENT

A New York City woman, killed in a freak electrical accident, realized what had happened to her moments before she collapsed and died.

Thirty-year-old Jodie Lane, a doctoral student at Columbia University, was walking her two dogs when she stepped on the electrified metal cover of an electric utility box.

"The woman was upset, she didn't know what was happening," witness Bonnie Slifkin tells the New York Post. "All of the sudden she started walking, took a few steps and said, 'I get what this is now,' and fell down."

Power company officials speculate Lane may have had one foot on the metal cover of the weather-damaged box in the street and became electrocuted when her other foot touched the metal curb, the Post says.


AGING EQUALS CAREER DEATH

In what some call a thinly veiled attack on Hollywood's film moguls, a documentary points out women over the age of 40 are absent from most movies.

The documentary by 44-year-old Rosanna Arquette was sparked by actress Debra Winger, who announced she was quitting showbiz in 1996 at age 40, the Daily Telegraph reports.

"Aging," Arquette says, "equals career death." Meg Ryan, Holly Hunter, Charlotte Rampling, Sharon Stone and Whoopi Goldberg are among a group of 30 actresses who took part in the documentary.

"For women it's either she's a starlet or she's an old hag," says 33-year-old actress Martha Plimpton.


STREAKERS GET UNLUCKY BREAK

Three streakers ran into bad luck as they ran around a Denny's at 5 a.m. in Spokane, Wash.

The men left their clothes in the getaway car with the motor running, and as they were streaking someone stole the car with their clothes, reports KXLY-TV in Spokane.

"They shot out, grabbed their car, and took off," says Lt. Gil Moberly of the Spokane Police Department.

The streakers had to wait in the cold morning air until police arrived -- with blankets.

The three men could have been charged with indecent exposure but police felt they had suffered enough. Their car remains missing.

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