$2m suit after cocaine turns out to be candy

TWO American men who were jailed for a week after police mistook their coconut candy for crack cocaine are planning to file a US$2 million ($2.21m) lawsuit, according to US reports. José Pena, a 48-year-old plumber, and his longtime friend and colleague Cesar Rodriguez, 33, from the Bronx, New York, were arrested on January 15 […]

Stuck on the phone, literally

“I hit my ear on the boom of my truck and broke the headset of my phone,” Mr Gardner told the Northern Territory News. “So I got some superglue and glued it back together – and that was … when my boss rang.” After having the headset in his ear for more than five minutes […]

Water is more expensive than alcohol in the UK

Supermarkets have been accused of encouraging binge drinking by continuing to sell alcohol more cheaply than bottled water. Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s are among those selling beer at just over 5p per 100ml. This contrasts with a typical price of about 8p for 100ml of brand-name mineral water. Campaigners claim such retailers are “irresponsible”, […]