One way to hit your college recruiting goals: phone sex.
A toll-free number offering chat time with "hot, horny girls" was accidentally placed on applications for prospective students overseas sent by Seton Hall University, according to The Star-Ledger of Newark.
"Spark up your days and nights with stimulating talk," a recording says, referring students to yet another 800 number — a phone-sex line featuring 99-cent to $2.99-a-minute talks with "students, housewives and working girls."
A worker mistyped the number on the admissions form mailed out to tens of thousands of applicants, the Catholic university, founded in 1856, told the paper.
Seton Hall spokesman Thomas White told The Star-Ledger the mistake was in both print and online applications, and may even go several years back.
"I'm surprised that we didn't catch it before now," White said. "This was a very unfortunate typo, and we apologize to any of our international applicants who were affected by this."
The sexed-up number was supposed to bring students to New York-based World Education Services, which would screen their international academic credentials.
Instead, students were greeted by a message tempting them: "Hey there, sexy guy. Welcome to an exciting new way to go live one-on-one with hot, horny girls waiting right now to talk to you," before asking for their credit card numbers.
Embarrassed school officials said it seems that two digits were juxtaposed on the undergraduate form.
"We did 973 instead of 937. As you can see, it's an easy mistake," White said.
The university was in the process of eliminating the sexy slip-up from its Web site early Thursday — while nothing at all could be done about print versions already sent out.
World Education Services said it's referring students to its Web site, http://www.wes.org, and phasing out use of its 800 number altogether.
There's recently been a spate of sexy, embarrassing typos sending completely uninterested callers to phone-sex lines.
A toll-free number sent seniors asking questions about Medicare to a phone-sex line in December after a misprint in 20,000 letters sent by insurer Humana — and the Web site and brochures from New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission sent drivers looking for special license plates last year to similar sexy services.
— Thanks to Out There reader Derek H.
My Passenger's a Real 'Dummy'
Colorado cops busted a real dummy last week.
Westminster police Officer Mark Watters pulled over a car Thursday morning driven by a man with a mannequin in the passenger seat, according to local KUSA-TV 9 News.
The driver was trying to get around the rules with the dummy and use the HOV lanes, the police department said.
"Yes, this is unusual," police spokesman Trevor Materasso told KUSA-TV.
"[The driver] put makeup on it, dressed it and filled it up with newspaper," he said. "He even went as far as to put a seatbelt on it so he wouldn't get a seatbelt violation."
Many drivers will go to great lengths to illegally use carpool lanes, Materasso said.
"Yeah, we've seen people blow up a balloon, draw a face on it with a marker, and put on a baseball cap," he told KUSA-TV.
Materasso said this dummy driver may be able to get his "girl" back if he pays the $115 fine and promises not to "use" her in Westminster again.
— Thanks to Out There reader Mike N.
— Click in the video box above or click here to watch a video on the Denver dummy.
It's Settled: 'God' Is a Republican
READING, Pa. (AP) — One registered Republican won't be able to vote in the next election unless he appears at a Berks County Elections Board to explain the signature on his registration form.
The man is registered as Paul S. Sewell, but his form is signed "God."
County Solicitor Alan S. Miller said Sewell claims his "God" signature is merely a legal mark like the "X" used by people who are illiterate.
Sewell, 40, said he will be happy to explain. As the owner of a bail enforcement agency, he finds fugitives, he said.
"Whenever I go to arrest somebody, they say, 'Oh, God, give me another chance. Oh, God, let me go. I'll turn myself in tomorrow,"' Sewell said.
He said he thinks his designated mark is legal. "PennDOT accepted it on my driver's license. I have a credit card with it," he said. "It shouldn't be a problem."
— Thanks to Out There reader John C.
Excuse Me, Suh, Could I 'Ave Some More?
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Police say a robbery suspect held up a diner on Monday went back for seconds on Wednesday and wound up shooting himself in the foot.
Police say they arrested Clayton Everett Teman, 23, who was hospitalized. A bullet had gone through his foot.
Springfield police Detective Tom Rappe said the robber encountered the same clerk in both stickups, and told her the second time he wanted more.
"He was a little upset due to the amount of money he got the first time, so he went back hoping to get more," said Rappe.
As he left the diner, police said, the robber ran through a parking lot and fired several rounds from a handgun, hitting himself once.
Police said they weren't sure why he fired the gun, but said they suspected he was using methamphetamine.
— Thanks to Out There readers Kathi C., Jennifer S. and Sean W.
Whew! At Least Those Priceless Qing Vases Broke the Fall!
CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) — A museum visitor shattered three Qing dynasty Chinese vases when he tripped on his shoelace, stumbled down a stairway and brought the vases crashing to the floor, officials said Monday.
The three vases, dating from the late 17th or early 18th century, had been donated to The Fitzwilliam Museum in the university city of Cambridge in 1948, and were among its best-known artifacts. They had been sitting proudly on the window sill beside the staircase for 40 years.
"It was a most unfortunate and regrettable accident, but we are glad that the visitor involved was able to leave the museum unharmed," said Duncan Robinson, the Fitzwilliam's director.
The museum declined to identify the man who had tripped on a loose shoelace Wednesday.
Asked about the porcelain vases, Margaret Greeves, the museum's assistant director, said: "They are in very, very small pieces, but we are determined to put them back together."
The museum declined to say what the vases were worth.
— Thanks to Out There readers Scott F. and Margie B.
Now If They Would Just Wash Behind Their Ears...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Nearly 11,000 school children brushed their teeth at a seaside park in an attempt to break a world record for a simultaneous brush-off, organizers said.
About 10,800 students from eight metropolitan Manila grade schools, guided by 187 dentists, used soft-bristle tooth brushes for nearly three minutes Sunday at the Rizal Park, then playfully tossed red caps into the air.
The mass brush-off, sponsored by a toothpaste company and health and education officials, was an attempt to break the Guinness World record set by 10,240 Chinese students in 2003, organizers said.
"We also want to make oral cavity prevention relevant to the general public," said dentist Angel David II.
Tooth decay and poor oral hygiene are prevalent among many young and adult Filipinos, either because of poverty or a lack of awareness of healthy practices, David said.
— Click in the photo box above to see a pic of a sight to make the tooth fairy shiver.
OMG, U R Accepted! :)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — High school students aren't waiting for the mail each day to find out if they've been accepted at Creighton University — they're looking at their cell phones.
Since November, 700 students — or 44 percent — of those admitted to Creighton have been notified through a text message. The school added the option on application forms last fall.
The university is trying to respond to the needs of its students, said Mary Chase, director of admissions and scholarships at Creighton.
"Students are so interested in having instant information," she said.
Opting for the text message allows students to know the university's decision up to a week earlier. She said text messages are sent to students within 24 hours of the admission committee's decisions, whereas letters can take several days to draft and then arrive in the mail.
Katie Infantine, 17, of San Diego, says she ran to her family members and showed them her acceptance message.
"Text messaging is really popular with my friends," Infantine said. "So the fact a college would do that is really cool."
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Andrew Hard.
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