Good week, Bad week
Animal attraction; Rebranding; Flying while fat
Good week for:
Animal attraction, after wildlife experts in Guatemala revealed that they use the cologne Obsession for Men to lure jaguars to cameras planted in the jungle. The scent’s creator said its musky odor “sparks curiosity with humans and, apparently, animals.”
Family trees, after Austrian scientists used DNA analysis to prove that 19 men currently living in the country’s Tyrol region are related to Ötzi the Iceman, whose 5,300-year-old body was found frozen in the Alps in 1991.
Rebranding, after the American League of Lobbyists changed its name to the Association of Government Relations Professionals. “Everybody has that misconception that lobbyists are walking around with a pocketful of cash,’’ said the group’s president.
Bad week for:
Flying while fat, after a 518-pound British man was forced to pay for two airplane seats to account for his extra heft, only to discover on boarding the plane that the seats were not side-by-side. “[One] was in row 17 and the other in row 19,” said Les Price, 43.
Vows of poverty, after a German Catholic bishop was summoned to Rome to discuss why he spent $42 million on a new residence and flew business class to India to visit the poor. Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst denied that he has “a pompous lifestyle.’’
Googling, after Massachusetts police seized a computer belonging to suspected bank robber Sarah McLoud, and allegedly discovered it had been used for Web searches that included: “What happens if you rob a bank” and “If you’re going to rob a bank.”