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I read it in the tabloids
A Russian woman ended up paying $7,700 for a coffee and a cake at a Swiss café after she accidentally entered her PIN code—7687—as the tip on the establishment’s credit card machine. It was only when Olesja Schemjakowa got her bank statement that she discovered she’d been charged 7,709.70 Swiss francs for the snack. She asked the credit card company to cancel the charge, but it couldn’t help because the payment wasn’t fraudulent. She then contacted the café owner, who promised to return the money, but then went out of business. “That’s just not fair!” she says.
A Wisconsin man who already holds the Guinness World Record for eating the most Big Macs last week scarfed down his 30,000th signature McDonald’s burger. Don Gorske, 64, has eaten at least one Big Mac a day since May 17, 1972, and insists that his health hasn’t suffered because of his fast-food diet. “I weigh 190 pounds, and my cholesterol is 165,” he says. “I’m healthy as a horse.” The retired prison guard says his wife wants him to eat more fruit and vegetables, but he isn’t interested. “Last year,” he notes, “I had some corn.”
A shoplifting suspect who used Play-Doh to cover anti-theft devices at a Massachusetts Walmart was arrested after police found his fingerprint in the clay-like toy. Dennis Jackson, 55, allegedly covered several of the security devices in Play-Doh, hoping that it would muffle the equipment’s alarm. Police said they were able to identify the suspected thief thanks to a “very good fingerprint” in the multicolored clay. “The proof is in the Play-Doh,” said a spokesman for Hasbro, which makes the product. ■