That's One Bad Haircut

A customer is getting snippy with celebrity hairdresser John Barrett — and she wants $150,000 for "considerable hair damage," the New York Post reports.

At the John Barrett Hair Salon, where Barrett's style "melds the glamour and grace of uptown with the youth and vitality of downtown," New York City Department of Housing worker Maria Torres received a style that had the grace and vitality of a fright wig, according to her suit.

Now Torres, 45, is suing in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Robin Benet, a spokeswoman for the salon, said Torres came in three years ago to get a discount hair treatment during a training class for salon assistants.

"She signed a release form, so she knew it was a training program," said Benet.

Barrett charges a minimum of $150 for a cut and prices run up to $900 for a treatment.

Where the Light Actually Does Shine

Fateh Mohammad, a prison inmate in Pakistan, says he woke up last weekend with a glass light bulb in his anus, Reuters reports.

On Wednesday night, doctors performed after a one-and-a-half hour operation to remove the object.

"Thanks Allah, now I feel comfort. Today, I had my breakfast. I was just drinking water, nothing else," Mohammad, a gray-bearded man in his mid-40s, told Reuters from a hospital bed in the southern central city of Multan.

"We had to take it out intact," said Dr. Farrukh Aftab at Nishtar Hospital. "Had it been broken inside, it would be a very very complicated situation."

Mohammad, who is serving a four-year sentence for making liquor, prohibited for Muslims, said he was shocked when he was first told the cause of his discomfort. He swears he didn't know the bulb was there.

"When I woke up I felt a pain in my lower abdomen, but later in hospital, they told me this," Mohammad said.

"I don't know who did this to me. Police or other prisoners."

The doctor treating Mohammad said he'd never encountered anything like it before, and doubted the felon's story that someone had drugged him and inserted the bulb while he was comatose.

A Severe Stomachache Indeed

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Physicians removed 119 nails — many of them rusty — from a woman's stomach months after she apparently swallowed them, a doctor said.

The 43-year-old woman arrived Wednesday at Hospital No. 121 in the southern city of Can Tho City, complaining of a severe stomachache, Dr. Tran Van Nam said Friday.

"After having her stomach X-rayed and scanned, we found a stack of strange objects and decided to operate as soon as possible," he said.

During surgery, doctors removed 119 nails, each about 3 inches long. Many were rusty, indicating they could have been in her stomach for months, Nam said.

The woman's stomach was scratched by the nails, but she did not suffer any major injuries, he said.

"Her life is not at risk now, and she is recovering," Nam said, adding that the patient was expected to be discharged soon.

It's a Two-For-One Special ... But With Babies

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It all began with Chastity Keeler, who delivered twin boys. Keeler gave birth at 9:05 a.m. and 9:06 a.m.

Over the next 32 hours, five more mothers gave birth to twins at Lansing's Sparrow Hospital. Sparrow nurses, doctors and officials think that's probably a record for the hospital.

"We have a number of experienced nurses, and it's the first time within their collective memory that we've had six sets of twins born in such close proximity," Sparrow spokeswoman Nan Simons told the Lansing State Journal for a story Friday.

Keeler, of Jackson, said it's a story she'll tell her sons, Nick and Ty, as they grow up.

"That was an extraordinary couple of days, and they were part of it," Keeler said. "They will forever be known in Sparrow history, and that's kind of cool."

Five sets of the twins were boys. The other two infants were girls.

"It's fun for Sparrow to mark a record like this," Simons said. "Six sets of twins: That's a lot of babies."

The Bigger the Belly, the Better the Flop

Every year, wide-wasted water-lovers gather in Denver to compete for the coveted crown of biggest belly-busting fool in the pool — and the biggest splash takes all.

But these floppers aren't in it just for the fleeting fame — this year's winner will be treated with a trip to Cancun.

Click here to see the big bellies in action.

Compiled by's Taylor Timmins.

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