Out-of-the-ordinary news from the folks at "Studio B"...
'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Goes Legal
If rock breaks scissors and scissors cut paper, where should you depose a witness?
A federal judge in Tampa is using "rock, paper, scissors" to settle a legal battle between two attorneys. The judge says the lawyers can't agree on anything, so he's forcing them to meet at a neutral location and play the hand-gesture game to decide where to take a witness statement. If they cant decide on a place to meet, the judge says they have to play on the courthouse steps.
One of the attorneys says, "I guess I'd better bone up on 'rock, paper, scissors' rules."
Here in the U.S. it's something you do when you've had a few too many drinks with your friends. But in another country, it's part of business etiquette, and not singing " I Will Survive" could get you fired.
A huge oil company in Vietnam apparently threatened to suspend employees and forced more than a dozen to write "self-criticism reports" after they didn't sing karaoke at a contract signing ceremony.
The company says no one's been laid off yet, but they should be ashamed for not picking up the mike and belting out a song.
Raise the Roof
It's an open invite for debauchery when mom and dad go on vacation and leave the kids at home. Time to "raise the roof" on the joint. For one kid in England, that wasn't just an expression.
He was home alone, but wasn't having a party, wasn't even doing anything fun. He was just doing a load of laundry. But he put the basket on the stove... when it was on. The fire spread to a deodorant can, and the explosion that followed blew out the windows and lifted the roof off the entire home.
Mom and dad came home early to find $60,000 in damage. The kid blamed it on the dog.
Living With Rhinos
He was out of work, down on his luck and out of options. So he did something that anyone in his position would have done. He went to the zoo to live with the rhinos.
Cops say the South Korean man jumped into the rhino pen, climbed a tree and started to talk about all the bad breaks he's had. The rhinos were not interested. All they saw was dinner. Zookeepers had to move them into a different cage before they could get the guy down.
No word on what his next career move will be.