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Politicians Say Ultimate Revenge Really Stinks

Klingons said revenge is a dish best served cold, but for Scots, it's best served in plastic.

A Web site called Postapoo.com is urging Scots to send plastic poo to the Englishmen they hate on April 23, St. George's Day (England's national holiday), Sky News reports.

There's long been a rivalry between Englishmen and their kilted counterparts to the north, but this plastic-poo campaign goes too far according to a group of politicians. The English Democrats Party said the stunt smacks of illegality.

"The company's Web site says they will not send this so-called 'practical joke if the message is deemed threatening, racist, homophobic or displays religious bigotry," Robin Tilbrook, the party's national chairman, told Sky News. "It appears to me to be threatening, possibly racist and without question bigoted. It's certainly offensive and possibly an offense."

But Niall Methven, the co-owner of the company — which offers the gift-wrapped fake-poo service for about $9.75 — said being racist "never even crossed his mind."

The gifts — available in human or canine shape — usually are purchased by disgruntled colleagues, he said. For the St. George's Day promotion, the novelty comes complete with the English flag.

Next Time Plead the Fifth, Not the Cheney

STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say they took a man to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after he led them on a high-speed chase and then claimed to be Vice President Dick Cheney.

Police say 42-year-old John Spernak later admitted he wasn't Cheney but said he was actually "Charlie's Angels" star Jaclyn Smith. They say he also claimed to be the husband of Paris Hilton's sister.

Police say Spernak was driving at more than 90 miles per hour Monday night when he hit a patrol car and was shocked with a stun gun before they could arrest him.

Police say they were on routine patrol when they spotted Spernak in his parked car. As they approached, he drove away.

He eventually pulled into his own driveway, but police say they shocked him because he wouldn't get out of the car.

Takes a Lickin' and Keeps on Tickin'

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A wristwatch buried in the ice at the North Pole three years ago was found by a boy more than 1,800 miles away after it floated ashore on the Faeroe Islands.

Niels Jakup Mortensen, 11, spotted a black box near his home on Suduroy, the Faeroes' southernmost island, his mother Anna Jacobsen said.

Inside, she said, was a watch that had been buried at the North Pole by Joergen Amundsen, a descendant of Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen.

Jacobsen said the watch discovered by her son earlier this month was still working, and was accompanied by a letter from Joergen Amundsen.

"It was so unbelievable," she said. "It had been buried in the North Pole."

Hjalmar Hatun, an oceanographer with the Faeroese Fisheries Laboratory, said the watch likely drifted south with one of the chunks of ice that frequently break away at the North Pole and are carried off by ocean currents.

The Faeroes, an 18-island Danish territory, are located halfway between Scotland and Iceland.

Hatun said the ice breaking off is not related to global warming, as the phenomenon was first observed more than 100 years ago.

"So in that sense, the fact that objects from the North Pole can drift south is old news," he said.

Mark Twain Couldn't Spin This Yarn

ANGELS CAMP, Calif. (AP) — A row between the organizers of a California county fair and those making arrangements for its annual jumping frog jubilee has led to plans for rival frog-hopping contests this year.

Citing losses due to the low turnout at last year's Calaveras County fair, organizers said they could not pay for a club to oversee this year's jumping frog contest.

The club has judged the jubilee since its inception in 1928.

Organizers invited it to judge this year's contest without pay, but the club decided instead to organize its own frog event that could compete with the fair's, said club member Bill Proctor.

The annual event, held from May 16-20 this year, is inspired by "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," Mark Twain's tale of a frog-jumping contest that is weighted in one gambler's favor when he secretly fills his opponent's frog with buckshot.

Thousands attend the five-day fair each year, which culminates in the competition featuring frogs from across the U.S.

Winning frog owners get a $750 prize or $5,000 if their frog breaks the record of jumping 21 feet, 5 3/4 inches, set by Rosie the Ribeter in 1986.

Compiled by FOXNews.com's Sara Bonisteel.

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