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Students sent condoms to parents

BROOKSVILLE, Fla., June 5 (UPI) -- School officials in Brooksville, Fla., said two high school seniors have confessed to mailing condoms to parents with fake letters from the school.


Principal Betty Harper of Hernando High School said the two students admitted to sending the fake letters and condoms to the parents of as many as 400 students, Hernando (Fla.) Today reported.

"We think more students may be involved," she said.

The phony letters informed parents that the school will no longer be offering sexual education. Some parents said they thought the letter was real until they read the fake contact names, which were thinly veiled sexual innuendos.

Harper said officials are working to determine the proper punishment for the two seniors, who have both already completed final exams, testing and classes.

"It's a suspendable offense, but because school is over, it's tricky," Harper said.

Yawning during sex OK, marriage vows no

TORONTO, June 5 (UPI) -- Only 12 percent of Canadians polled think yawning during sex is embarrassing compared with 30 percent who cited a yawn during marriage vows as the worst.

Second place for various worst case scenarios was during a job interview for 28 percent of 1,002 people polled for Diet Pepsi MAX, a release said.


The company that rolled out the new soft drink infused with ginseng and almost twice the caffeine of regular Diet Pepsi also polled people on yawning habits, and found 66 percent experienced the so-called 3 p.m. slump, accompanied by yawning.

Asked how they dealt with the afternoon droops, the top three methods showed 29 percent ate a snack, 27 percent took a nap and 22 percent consumed caffeine in some form, the company said.

By gender, 69 percent of women reported afternoon drowsiness compared with 62 percent of men, the poll showed.

Company creates 24-carat gold bike

LONDON, June 5 (UPI) -- A British insurance provider is offering visitors to its Web site the chance to win a 24-carat gold bicycle worth $18,500.

The Environmental Transport Association -- the insurance provider that commissioned the creation of the bicycle, a modified Charge Plug model -- said one copy of the bike will be awarded to a customer who requests a quote on, The Telegraph reported.

The company said other copies of the item will be available for purchase before the June 14 start of Britain's National Bike Week. It said proceeds from the sales will go toward the company's non-profit campaign for sustainable transport.


ETA Director Andrew Davis said that because the bike is too expensive to be eligible for insurance, purchasers will be offered the option of a personal security guard to stand by the bike when it is left in public places.

"A personal security guard is not a practical option for most people, but with over half a million bicycles stolen across Britain each year, it's vital that cyclists are properly insured," Davis said.

Man says car runs on water

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 5 (UPI) -- A Jacksonville, Fla., man said he has invented a car that runs on tap water and gets "100 miles to the ounce."

Anthony Brown said he shut down the fuel injection system of his car and replaced it with a mechanism that runs on any type of water and a small amount of gas, WKMG-TV, Orlando, Fla., reported.

"When you separate the water from the oxygen from the hydrogen, it cooks and it cooks down to a brown," Brown said. "We're not having any waste product off of it. Everything is consumed and burned."

Brown said any money he makes off the clean car will go toward missionary projects across the globe.


"I've just been asking for a way, for the Lord to show me to raise money rapidly and I started to working on this idea," he said.

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