SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – When the rapper Sisqo (search) sang, “Let me see that thong,” it’s likely he wasn’t talking to men.
But two guys decided to let people in a Nebraska Wal-Mart (search) store see their thongs anyway — on a dare — and they were arrested for doing it.
The men, ages 35 and 36, bought two pairs of the skimpy women’s underwear, put it on in the bathroom and then came out wearing just the thongs and T-shirts, according to police in Scottsbluff, Neb.
Witnesses said the men strolled through the Wal-Mart and out to their car.
Cops arrested the duo in the parking lot and charged them with public indecency and disorderly conduct after studying a store surveillance video.
The pair were asked why they were wearing women’s thongs. One of the guys said that a friend had “triple-dog dared them” to carry out the prank.
The men won’t be prosecuted, according to police.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Firefighters Poo-Poo Blaze on Pile of Manure
You’ve heard of fighting fire with fire, but how about fighting fire with cow dung?
That’s exactly what a Washington state fire department had to do when a pool of manure burst into flames on a dairy farm outside the town of Ferndale.
"We're not the most popular department in town," said Assistant Fire Chief Larry Hoffman of the Whatcom County Fire District No. 7. "It's offensive, the smell is. It stinks."
Firefighters were literally poo-pooing the blaze by putting a layer of wet cow dung on the flames to quell them. The blaze ignited Sunday on the dried crust of a 3-acre lagoon of manure.
There was a risk the soggy excrement could dry in the sun and provide more fuel for the smoldering fire, but desperate times call for desperate measures, Hoffman said.
He has received an earful of complaints about the smoke and odor as the foul-smelling fire raged on the farm outside Ferndale, about 100 miles north of Seattle.
"In your worst nightmare, if you can imagine burning manure combined with a brush fire — this sort of woody undertone," Hoffman said. The fire "changes the smell of the manure, intensifies it. ... I go home at night and I'm not allowed in the house until I hose off."
The blaze started in brush growing on the dry 3- to 14-foot crust of manure, wood chips and barn shavings on the surface of the 24-foot-deep lagoon. About 90 percent of the crust had burned away by Wednesday, according to Hoffman.
"My projection is it will be out today or I'm going on a long vacation," Hoffman joked Wednesday. "Believe me, if I could put this out and alleviate the headache of having to handle 20 calls an hour I would."
The cause of the fire wasn’t known.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Thanks for the Postcard — 37 Years Late
SEELYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Talk about snail mail: A woman vacationing in New Jersey 37 years ago popped a postcard into the mail and it just arrived at her mother's house in Pennsylvania.
Dorothy Orth, of Seelyville in northeastern Pennsylvania, baffled her daughter when she called Saturday to thank her for the card.
"What card?" Janet Richards, of Port Jervis, N.Y., asked.
When her mother said it was from Asbury Park, N.J., she remembered.
"I sent that postcard in August 1967, when my husband, Larry, and I were on our fifth wedding anniversary," she said. Orth received it July 17, almost 37 years later.
In addition to the 4-cent stamp a 23-cent stamp was affixed, and the 18431 zip code was penciled in. The card was postmarked Aug. 19, 1967, at the Asbury Park post office, and July 14, 2004, in New York City's Brooklyn borough.
"A lot of credit goes to the Brooklyn post office and whoever got the postcard to me," Orth said.
That was Ernesto Perry, of the U.S. Post Office undelivered mail unit in Brooklyn.
The postcard was behind a machine that was recently moved, Perry said. He said he added the zip code and the 23-cent stamp and sent it on its way.
"We always try to send back mail whenever possible, it doesn't matter how long it has been lost or misplaced," he said.
Fort Prepares for Invasion of Babies
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Officials at Fort Carson are mobilizing for a baby boom among the first soldiers who returned from Iraq earlier this year.
About 160 babies are expected in December, followed by another 140 in January, said Roycelyn Bowman, obstetrics director at the post.
More are set to follow in February and March as some soldiers get ready to deploy again to the Middle East.
"We knew as soon as the troops came back that we were going to have a population explosion," Bowman said. "They say 'He got back, and yup, now I'm pregnant!"'
Fort Carson sent 14,000 soldiers to Iraq and soldiers began returning in February. Most returned in March and April.
To accommodate all the expectant mothers, Fort Carson is holding group pregnancy education classes for the women instead of the normal one-on-one classes.
The post's Evans Army Community Hospital won't be able to handle all the births. Civilian doctors have been found to care for some of the women off-post.
Community Gets Behind Furry Candidate
RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (AP) — As this Columbia River town searches for a new city manager, one candidate appears to have two legs up over the others.
Signs have popped up all over the city in support of Otis, an 11-year-old Boston terrier. Donna Quall was one of the first to put an "OTIS FOR CITY MANAGER" sign up in the window of her gift shop earlier this month.
"A doggone improvement," the sign declares.
No one's saying who made the fliers, complete with a profile shot of Otis and a disclaimer that the signs were paid for by the "he will do better than the last guy committee."
Ridgefield's former city manager, Randy Bombardier, was placed on administrative leave in March, then fired after being accused of removing lead-based paint from City Hall without public safety or environmental precautions.
In June, the state attorney general's office charged Bombardier with official misconduct, which carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Bombardier has said he did nothing wrong and that City Council members knew more about the paint than he did.
The city advertised the job shortly after firing Bombardier, and 36 people applied, but the council decided to put the search on hold until sometime next year.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Paul Wagenseil and Catherine Donaldson-Evans.
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