Saturday, April 17, 2004
Crackpots vs. authority
One crackpot doesn't want to pay taxes on his creationist theme park and another sues for licorice addiction.
IRS Probes Creationist Theme Park Operator
AP Via My Yahoo!
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Internal Revenue Service agents are investigating a man who runs a creationist theme park and museum, saying he owes taxes on proceeds of more than $1 million.Gee, doesn't the bible sort of advocate taxes?
Another crackpot blames a candy maker for the licorice binge that she thinks caused heart disease.
Licorice Addict Sues German Confectioner
German candy manufacturer Haribo has been sued by a woman who blames her addiction to licorice and consequent heart problems on the confectioner, according to a Berlin court announcement. The 48-year-old plaintiff from Berlin is asking for 6,000 ($7,148) in damages from Haribo because she developed heart problems after consuming 400 grams (14 ounces) of the chewy candy every day for four months. She collapsed after her last binge and said she was unable to work for several months. The unnamed woman claims that Haribo failed to warn of the potentially negative effects of excessive consumption of licorice, and in particular glycyrrhizin, an active compound in licorice root.
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