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Jockstrip: The world as we know it

By ALEX CUKAN, United Press International   |   March 29, 2004 at 6:25 AM
NYLONS IN A CAN

Many women complain wearing pantyhose is uncomfortable but a new product provides the color and smoothness of nylons -- in a can.

NYCE LEGS, distributed by Laguna Beach, Calif.-based SWE Inc., provides spray-on nylons in several shades.

The makers of NYCE LEGS say spray-on nylons won't leave a trail if the wearer gets caught in the rain or gets thrown in the backyard pool.

The breathable, non-toxic application can only be removed with soap and water, and it won't rub-off on sheets, towels or other clothing. It is particularly helpful to women suffering from spider veins or permanent scars, according to NYCE LEGS.


VOLUME HURTS RESPONSE TIME

Scientists in Canada find driver reaction time is diminished by up to 20 percent when the person is subjected to loud volume -- like those mega speakers some have in their trunks.

The study, conducted at Memorial University in Newfoundland, tested the reactions of 10 people while they subjected to different noise levels, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The typical car stereo has a maximum loudness of 110 decibels, but special systems go up to 170 decibels -- an ear drum can be punctured at 160 decibels.

Some lawmakers want to ban car radios that can result in hearing loss or could contribute to an accident.

However, 20-year-old Richard Bladon, of Wolverhampton, England, says he wants to continue to play tunes on his $7,200 stereo -- at a decibel level of a sandblaster.


CAMPING TO GET A HOUSE

The cost of housing has skyrocketed in Britain so about 13 want-to-be homeowners spent up to two weeks camped in the street for a chance at a discounted home.

Only 10 surplus Ministry of Defense homes were available, however, so a few went back to their apartments empty handed, reports Sky News.

Mark Bailey and girlfriend Clare Sedgely had to ask their bosses for unpaid leave so they could spend two weeks camping outdoors for a house being sold at about a $55,000 discount.

The three and four-bedroom homes have been sold for about $225,000.


GHOSTS IN THE KREMLIN

Many people have died in the Kremlin in Moscow and some believe ghosts haunt the massive building.

Many "political phantoms" have been seen. For example, Russian czar Nicholas II, on the eve of his crowning ceremony, said he saw the ghost of Ivan the Terrible. He saw it as a bad sign, and indeed, he and his family were killed, Pravda reports.

Petr Goryaev, of the Russian Academy of Medical and Technical Science, says the phenomena should be studied if only for the security and well-being of Russia's leaders.

"They have to spend much time in the areas called "not good" by people," he tells Rodnaya Gazeta.

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