Saved by the Breast

When you don't have an airbag, it helps to have big breast implants.

All Headline News reports a 24-year-old Bulgarian woman's life was spared by her super-sized silicone implants.

So much for boosting your bust for cosmetic purposes.

The woman, who sported a size 40DD, was involved in a head-on collision with another car in the Bulgarian capital Sofia when her larger-than-life implants acted as airbags, sparing her organs serious accident-related injuries.

Police told the Standart newspaper that the sizeable silicone implants 'absorbed the impact of the crash.'

"They worked just like airbags — protecting the victim's ribs and vital organs from damage," an officer said.

"However they are not as safe as the real thing because they exploded, which airbags are not supposed to do."

Crowding Cars, Scaring Kids and Running for Office — It's All in a Day's Work

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — A real clown is running for mayor of Alameda, and even his sister won't vote for him.

Kenneth Kahn, 41, a professional joker known as "Kenny the Clown," admits he's running a long-shot campaign for City Hall's top spot. Kahn has not previously run for an elected position and has never sat on a public board.

"People ask me, 'Do we really want to elect a clown for mayor of the city?'" he said. "I say, 'That's an excellent question.'"

Kahn's mother, Barbara, said her son doesn't have a chance, and Sylvia Kahn, a teacher, said her brother's candidacy is a "mockery of our system."

"I don't think it makes any sense, because, to me, running for mayor is not where you start as far as community involvement goes," she said.

In November, the funnyman who graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, faces incumbent Beverly Johnson and City Councilman Doug deHaan.

Prima Donna Pooches Find Out Hollywood Is a Dog-Eat-Dog Kind of Place

HOLLYWOOD (AP) — Dozens of pet owners are suing Hollywood Paws, a talent agency for dogs. They say the firm bilked them out of their money without delivering the fame that their doggies deserve.

Rachel Armstrong says she enrolled her Rottweiler, Goliath, with the agency because his "cool" demeanor made him a natural for music videos.

But all it got Goliath was a brief appearance on "The Tyra Banks Show" that wound up on the cutting room floor.

She and the other pet owner suing the agency say its acting classes didn't do their dogs much good, and that it doesn't have the Hollywood connections that it promised.

But Hollywood Paws owner Larry Lionetti says he makes his four-legged clients no promises of stardom. He says even human actors get stuck waiting tables until a part comes along.

And Now This From the 'Um ... OK ... But Why?' Department:

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Singer Katie Melua set a world deep-water record by performing a concert 994 feet under the North Sea in the leg of an oil platform, the rig's operator said Tuesday.

The Georgian-Irish artist and her band performed two, hour-long concerts Monday at the bottom of a hollow concrete leg that helps support the Troll A offshore platform, the Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA said.

"This was definitely the most surreal gig I've ever done," said Melua, 22, whose albums have sold more than five million copies worldwide.

Craig Glenday, editor of The Guinness Book of Records, confirmed the record for "the world's deepest underwater concert performed in front of an audience."

The concerts, watched by offshore oil crews, helped celebrate the 10th anniversary of natural gas production starting at the Troll A platform, about 55 miles off the coast of the western Norwegian city of Bergen.

The 1,548-foot tall Troll A platform was towed to the offshore field in 1995, making it the largest structure humanity had ever moved.

Statoil's platform, whose mostly-underwater structure is taller than the Eiffel tower, is supported by four vast concrete legs, or shafts, on the ocean floor. To hold the concert, Melua flew to the platform by helicopter, and then descended to the bottom of the shaft, Statoil said.

The artist sang and played the guitar, accompanied on the keyboards for one song by Troll A platform manager Jan Hauge, who had the idea for the concert.

Melua's Internet site said there was extensive training for the concert, "including escaping through the window of a submerged helicopter."

Compiled by's Taylor Timmins.

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