You may see something unexpected if you hit a strip club in Alabama these days. Besides G-strings and stiletto heels, strippers in Alabama are now outfitting themselves with another kind of accessory: spray-on bikinis.
Under an agreement between adult clubs and the Alabama attorney general's office, exotic dancers are using skin-colored latex to cover their secret spots, The Associated Press reported.
The state's anti-nudity law requires that any skin that would be covered by a modest bikini must be draped in an opaque covering. So, club owners decided that spray-on latex was the least intrusive option.
The state says it reluctantly went along with the clubs' decisions.
"The choice we were faced with was some covering or no covering," said Keith Miller, the chief deputy attorney general. "We decided it was better to have these coverings than nothing at all."
To customers, the latex appears practically invisible. The dancers seem to be topless, wearing only thongs. But closer inspection will show the shiny coat of latex strategically placed.
According to club owners, the dancers don't really like it, saying it can be irritating.
Brussels Sprouts Cause Gas in Turtles, Too
A turtle given a Christmas 'treat' of Brussels sprouts at his sea life center home raised a rather large alarm with his reaction to the veggies.
After eating his snack, the turtle broke wind, causing bubbles to rise to the surface of his tank, where they popped and alerted the tank's sensors, reported Metro.co.uk.
The alarm was raised and marine biologist Sarah Leaney rushed to the tank, afraid it was overflowing. Needless to say, it was nothing more than a little gas emergency.
"Sprouts are a healthy Christmas treat for sea turtles," she said. "But they give similar side effects to those experienced by humans."
This Guy Was Really Thirsty
For one New Hampshire man, drinking while driving his car wasn't enough. He also had to drink while getting out of the car, drink while talking to officers and drink while getting arrested.
Police say after they pulled Patrick Allain, 35, over for hitting two other cars and then refusing to stop, he also wouldn't stop swigging his beer, The Associated Press reported.
Allain was allegedly drinking out of a 40-ounce beer bottle as he was pulled over, and he told officers, "You can charge me with whatever you want. It's not going to stop me from drinking and driving."
He is facing multiple charges.
Some People Will Do Anything to Get Out of Work
One woman was dreading the daily grind at her local fast food restaurant so much, she faked her own abduction in order to play hooky.
The woman text messaged her parents, telling them she had been kidnapped. The scheme did its job, and she managed to score a day off … but it also led to a massive regional search on her behalf, Reuters reported.
Apparently well hidden, searchers did not find her, and she turned up unharmed the next morning, claming her kidnapper had released her.
A spokeswoman said the woman was questioned further, and she finally admitted to her little white lie. She said she made up the story because she owed a co-worker money and didn't have enough to pay back the debt.
She now faces a fine of 1000 euros -- which she will actually have to go to work to earn.
Snow Angels Threatened by Global Warming
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The organizer of an attempt to reclaim this city's "snow angel" record says the people were ready but the white stuff wasn't.
"One thing snow angels need is snow," said Marilyn Snyder, curator of education for the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
The event was scheduled for Tuesday on the North Dakota Capitol grounds as part of a larger festival, called "Showcase North Dakota."
There was no snow at the Capitol mall on Monday, prompting Snyder to scrub the event.
"I didn't have any problems with people," Snyder said. "I was figuring between 4,000 and 5,000 people would show up."
"It is not canceled," Snyder said. "It's postponed."
Bismarck created the Guinness Book of World Records category when 1,791 people waived their arms and legs in the snow at the state Capitol more than four years ago.
The city retained the record despite the efforts of the residents of Syracuse, N.Y., who failed in 2004 and 2005 year to top it.
But students at Michigan Technological University in Houghton broke the record last February, with 3,784 snow angels. On the same day, students at the engineering school set records for the largest snowball fight, and rolling the largest snowball.
Snyder said the Bismarck event will be rescheduled soon.
"My best guess now is February — that's when meteorologists and the Farmer's Almanac are telling me there will be snow," he said.
The Green-Eyed Monster Rears Its Ugly Head
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An understudy in a high school play has received two years probation for spiking the drink of a classmate who won the lead role.
Hours before opening night of L.D. Bell High School's production of "Ha!" in February, Katherine Smith, 19, squirted an eyedropper of bleach into a Mountain Dew before giving it to a sophomore billed with the starring role, police said.
The sophomore didn't take a drink because she thought it smelled funny, according to an arrest affidavit. School officials later alerted police.
In a plea agreement reached Thursday, Smith was sentenced on the charge of attempted assault of bodily injury. She was also fined $530, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Smith told school officials she had a lot of family visiting to see her perform. Janet Smith, her mother, told the school she already made a costume for her daughter because she thought she won the lead role.
Smith first told school officials she purchased the drink as a gift for the classmate but didn't put anything in it. She surrendered to police in June after test results confirmed the drink contained bleach.
Attempts to reach Smith's attorney, Sylvia Andrews, by telephone Tuesday were not successful.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Hannah Sentenac.
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