Toilet seats and apparitions

Two reasons why the Spitzer story won’t be the most e-mailed story on the Internet today.

From the BBC: Hundreds of Indian Catholics reportedly stared at the sun last month following rumours that a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary could be seen in the sky. Soon afterwards, local eye hospitals started receiving patients with burn damage to their retinas.

Meanwhile, in Ness City, Kansas, a woman has been checked out at the hospital after being stuck on her boyfriend’s toilet seat for two years. According to the Associated Press, the woman’s legs had begun to grow around the seat. Police said they were surprised they weren’t called in sooner. (Please note: The smart money in ye olde newsroom is on this being a hoax but we cannot yet collect our reward.)

On the other hand, there’s a chance the Spitzer story will rise to the top, now that the NY Times has the details on his hooker. The head-shaker factoid: She’s not sure how she’s going to pay her rent now that her boyfriend moved out after she found he’d fathered two children. That must’ve been an interesting conversation.

“Why didn’t you tell me you were a father?”

“Why didn’t you tell me you were a hooker?”