NEW YORK – George Boudreaux is a man on a mission.
George Boudreaux is a man who has made something of himself — something that he feels can make the world a better place.
George Boudreaux is a man whose ingenious concoction brings comfort to scores of parents, babies and even the Louisiana State University Fighting Tigers.
George Boudreaux is the maker of Boudreaux's Butt Paste.
Boudreaux knows his Butt Paste might … uh … make a stink among the more refined rash sufferers among us, but he doesn't care.
He likes that fact that he's got a product with a name that gets people talking. Boudreaux, a Louisiana pharmacist, started making Butt Paste as a treatment for diaper rash in his family pharmacy decades ago, The Indianapolis Star reports.
But Boudreaux knew his Butt Paste could benefit the booties of more than just babies, and he started marketing it to hikers, bikers, joggers, cyclists, hunters, truckers and athletes. ESPN even cited the ointment as the secret weapon of the LSU football team to prevent chafing.
And though the Butt Paste still only takes a small share of the market dominated by bigger, badder butt salves, sales are growing — thanks in part to a name that no one will forget.
Dr. Jim Megremis, a pediatrician with St. Vincent Physician Network in Zionsville, Ind., said Butt Paste isn't unlike other diaper rash products as far as function or ingredients go, but the product's catchy name can't hurt.
"It's a marketable name," he said. "It sounds funny, and things that are funny people talk about."
Can't They All Just Get Along?
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Brothels and cemeteries don't mix and should remain at least 660 feet apart, a local government official said Tuesday.
Paul Pisasale, the mayor of Queensland state town of Ipswich, is part of a movement being led by the Urban Local Government Association to prevent brothels from being built near cemeteries.
Prostitution is legal in Australia in limited circumstances.
"There's a lot of families and services that are going on and the last thing you want is someone conducting a spiritual service and a cemetery reflection time for family and a brothel going on next door," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio on Tuesday.
"It's totally inappropriate. There's a place for brothels and a place for cemeteries and we don't believe the two mix."
ST. PAUL (AP) — A man was injured by an explosion after he put gasoline instead of detergent into a washing machine, police said.
The explosion blew off the door to a laundry room in the man's apartment in the Summit-University neighborhood, Deputy Chief Mike Hogan said.
There was no damage to the six apartment units in the building or other injuries.
The 49-year-old man had what appeared to be second-degree burns on up to 5 percent of his lower legs, Hogan said.
Paramedics took him to Regions Hospital.
Described by neighbors as a "backyard mechanic," the man was using gasoline to wash his grease-soaked clothes for some reason and "didn't think anything of it," Hogan said.
The hot water heater or another source ignited a fire that led to the explosion, he said.
Thanks to Out There readers Corynn C., Les and Jen.
Will You Marry Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?
LEE, Mass. (AP) — It was to be the most romantic of marriage proposals, delivered in a hot air balloon soaring gracefully above the picturesque Berkshire mountains.
Only things didn't quite go as planned. And now, Holly Barnes and Mark Papkey can only hope that their future together will go a bit more smoothly than the harrowing balloon ride, which ended abruptly when the balloon ran out of fuel.
The adventure began Sunday afternoon when the balloon carrying the Pittsfield couple and piloted by William Volk, 41, of Cummington, took off from Pittsfield Municipal Airport, en route to Lenox.
Unbeknownst to Barnes, Papkey had brought a ring. But he never got around to popping the question before the wind shifted and the balloon drifted off course into the October Mountain State Forest.
When the balloon ran out of fuel, Barnes said the pilot looked for a clearing in the forest to bring it down safely. They were able to contact police by cell phone, who advised them to stay put while a helicopter attempted to locate them.
They heard the helicopter, Barnes said, but it never came close and they eventually decided they would have to try to find their way out of the forest on foot.
When darkness made further progress impossible, and temperatures began to fall, Barnes, 41, and Papkey, 35, huddled against a tree for warmth while the pilot tried to sleep on the ground. That's when Papkey finally owned up to the original purpose for the balloon ride. She said yes.
"He said now is as good a time as any to ask what I was going to ask," she said.
When daylight arrived, the trio began walking again and found a marked trail that led to the safety of a road in the town of Lee.
Unhappily Ever After
ASPEN (AP) — This couple didn't even make it to the altar before police made them part.
Ali Aghili, 37, and Marney Hurst, 33, both of Boulder, were to be married Saturday night at the posh Little Nell Hotel.
Instead, they got into a fight the night before and police arrested them because both allegedly threw punches, said police Sgt. Steve Smith.
The wedding had to be called off because their $250 bond conditions required them to stay away from each other, Smith said. He said it took police three hours to sort out the incident.
The investigation began after police received a 911 call reporting one woman yelling at another.
Police determined Hurst had been shouting at Aghili's sister.
Thanks to Out There readers Lyn M. and Mindi R.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Taylor Timmins.
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