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April 2, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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Company makes bacon condoms, sunscreen

SEATTLE, April 1 (UPI) -- A Seattle company specializing in bacon-flavored products said its two newest products aren't for ingestion -- bacon sunscreen and bacon-flavored condoms.

J&D's Foods, famous for products included bacon-flavored salt and "baconnaise" sandwich spread, said it is releasing an SPF 30 sunscreen designed to keep the wearer "smelling like something delicious is cooking for several hours," WEWS-TV, Cleveland, reported Monday.

The company is also releasing condoms that look like bacon and are coated with "an ultra-premium Bacon-flavored personal lubricant."

The bottles of sunscreen and condom three-packs each cost $9.99.

Snow fails to stop Scottish wedding

KILBERRY, Scotland, April 1 (UPI) -- A Scottish couple said snow-related road problems didn't foil their wedding when they received assistance from a tractor and a tow truck.

Claire Williamson and Ruairidh Mackay, both 29, of Edinburgh, said they arrived at the remote venue of Crear in the village of Kilberry to find the building had no electrical power. Then they awoke Saturday morning to find a 10-foot snowdrift blocking the road, The Scotsman reported Monday.

The couple said more than half of their 104 guests were unable to make it to the venue because of the snow. The bride's mother was able to attend with assistance from a tow truck and the officiant of the Humanist ceremony was able to make it -- although more than an hour behind schedule -- after receiving a ride from a tractor owner.

"It was candlelight for most of it and during the meal the guests kept their coats on, but a generator meant we could put fairy lights on and a couple of lamps and a blow heater," the bride said. "Then the Jim Jam Ceilidh Band arrived ... so they got everybody up dancing."

The couple said they are planning to have a second reception for the guests who were unable to attend the ceremony.

Purse thief crashes through glass

BALLAJURA, Australia, April 1 (UPI) -- Police in Australia have released video footage of a purse snatcher who crashed through a plate glass window while making his getaway.

Western Australia police released footage of the Sunday incident, which involved an unidentified man taking a woman's purse at a news agency at a shopping center in Ballajura, a suburb of Perth, and crashing through a plate glass window next to a sliding glass door while fleeing, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday.

The video shows bystanders helping the man to his feet without realizing he had just stolen a purse.

The man, who suffered cuts, fled with a second man in a car investigators believe to have been stolen.

White House pranks U.S. with kid president

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- The White House released an April Fools' Day "special message" Monday from a 9-year-old known as the "kid president."

The White House posted to its Twitter account Monday, saying "This morning, the White House released a special video message from the President," but the video in question instead starred Robbie Novak, a 9-year-old self-described "kid president" whose motivational YouTube videos made him a viral star this year, CNN reported.

"It's looks look like you were expecting somebody else. April Fools on all y'all," Novak says after stepping up to the mikes in the video.

"I'm the kid president, and I hope everyone has an awesome day," he says. "It's everyone's dream to give the world a reason to dance."

The White House said Novak would be a guest Monday at the White House Easter Egg Roll.

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