Odds and ends for March 22
Police seek man who sucked toes
LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — Police say a man in North Carolina sucked a woman’s toes at a Walmart after he convinced her he was a podiatry student and persuaded her to take off her shoes.
Detective Dennis Harris said the woman agreed to try on several pairs of shoes at the discount store in Lincolnton, and that at some point during the process, the man stuck her foot in his mouth.
Harris said the man apparently tried the same thing at another Walmart 15 miles away, where he told a woman he was conducting a survey on the feet of different races and nationalities.
Both confrontations happened Monday. Police are looking for the man.
‘How to Poo on a Date’ is winner
LONDON (AP) — A guide to coping with an awkward romantic moment has been awarded a prize for the year’s oddest book title.
Humorous self-help book “How to Poo on a Date: The Lovers’ Guide to Toilet Etiquette” triumphed Friday in the quirky Diagram Prize.
Organizers said the book, published by Prion Press, received 30 percent of votes in an online ballot. It beat other finalists including “Are Trout South African” and “Working Class Cats: The Bodega Cats of New York City.”
Prize director Horace Bent said voters had chosen “a manual that can help one through life’s more challenging and delicate moments.”
The prize, founded in 1978, is run by the British trade magazine The Bookseller.
Previous winners include “Bombproof Your Horse,” ”Living With Crazy Buttocks” and “Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes.”
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