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Cutting Room Floor 05/04/07

Cutting Room Floor 05/04/07



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(KSL Staff)

TALENTED TENTACLES

A small octopus found in Australia is turning heads and lids at an aquarium in New Zealand and that's landed her on our Cutting Room Floor.

Octy the octopus doesn't let a simple jar or bottle get in the way.

In less than 2 and a half minutes... she can open glass jars and bottles and actually retrieve her food inside.

Scientists aren't surprised Octy is no sucker... saying the octopus is one of the most intelligent invertebrates in the world.

FOXY FRIEND

A fox found badly injured after a fight with a dog has been nursed back to health and is turning out to be quite the friend.

In Britain foxes are commonly regarded as pests, rummaging through rubbish and killing farmyard animals.

But Cropper behaves more like a dog... allowing himself to be stroked, carried and taken for walks.

NIKE BOTS

If the shoe fits... play with it.

At least a Japanese toy company is banking on that.

The company has teamed up with Nike to launch a line of sneakers that transform into miniature "Transformer" robots.

The shoes are not for the feet... but creators are hoping customers have just as much fun transforming it as they'd have wearing it.

Interestingly, the shoe robots, which retail at around 22 dollars are being snapped up mainly by adults.

PRICEY PANTS

So let's say the dry cleaners loses your pants.

Typically, the cleaners will reimburse you for the value of the item... right?

Well a judge in Washington, DC is suing his dry cleaner for 67 million dollars over a pair of pants they lost two years ago.

His logic...15-thousand dollars for every weekend for 10 years to go to another dry cleaner.

But the bulk of the 65 million comes from his interpretation of D.C.'s consumer protection law, which fines violators 15-hundred dollars per violation, per day.

He added up 12 violations over 12- hundred days and then multiplied that by three defendants.

Apparently the defendants had offered to settle for 3-thousand, then 46-hundred, and finally 12-thousand dollars... but no luck.

By the way, they found his pants a week later and they've been hanging in his office ever since.

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