MOLAR MADNESS -- Wroclaw, Poland dentist Anna Mackowiak, 34, got even with her former boyfriend, 45-year old Marek Olszewski who had jilted her three weeks before, when he came to her office for treatment of a toothache. She sedated him and proceeded to extract all of his teeth one at a time. He woke up with his jaw wired shut and his head bandaged, telling police (with some difficulty) that he “couldn’t feel anything in his mouth.” A week later, his current girlfriend dropped him because she “didn’t like kissing a toothless man.” May be a happy ending, though. Michael Douglas has hired him as a consultant on his next project –- “Fatal Attraction 2.”
NOT FRUIT-OF-THE-LOOM -- According to an article in the New York Daily News by contributing writer Cristina Everett, supermodel Bar Rafaeli “… lets her body do all the talking in a nearly two-minute video to promote the new men’s collection of her line Under.Me. The black and white clip starts with the Israeli beauty taking a bath, spliced with shots of her wearing a V-neck tee, undies and a pair of socks while she takes care of some household chores. After Refaeli puffs away on a cigar, she gets to work on mowing the lawn and skimming the pool. To round out her male admirers’ fantasy, she then practices her baseball swing and plays a boxing video game. But that’s enough dirty work for the model. Refaeli is then seen getting out of the bath and standing completely in the buff as she checks herself out in the mirror.” If she’s still in the Israeli military, she can kiss her pension goodbye.
PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON -- American David Edwards and French designer Philippe Starck introduced their new product last week in Paris – a small aerosol device they call “WAHH Quantum Sensations” that when sprayed into the open mouth like a breath freshener delivers .075 ml of pure alcohol, enough to make the user feel like he’s ingested several gin martinis. The item will sell for around $26 and delivers about 21 hits. Drawback is that each hit lasts only a few seconds. Test marketing indicates that the majority of buyers will be males who will use the device just enough to make the last girl left at the bar look okay.
ONE RINGY-DINGY -- In what’s believed to be the largest jury verdict in a workplace discrimination suit in Missouri history, former AT&T employee Susann Bashir was awarded $5,000,000 in punitive damages by a Kansas City jury. The plaintiff claimed she was harassed on the job after converting to Islam in 2005 and began wearing a veil to work. She quit after a supervisor tore off her veil, exposing her hair -- and her -- to humiliation. Best part is, because the defendant is AT&T, any portion of the judgment not collected during one year may be rolled over to the following year.