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True Crime Online Newsletter - September 30, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Blogger uses genitals to unlock iPhone 5S
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/09/25/Blogger-uses-genitals-to-unlock-iPhone-5S/UPI-53621380136137/

An Oregon tech blogger said he was able to use the iPhone 5S Touch ID system to unlock his phone using a "private part."

A Digital Trends blogger reported he was able to use his genitals in place of a fingerprint for the Touch ID system, which can be used on the iPhone 5S to unlock the phone and authorize purchases through iTunes.

"And not only did I successfully register this private part with relative ease, I was also able to use it to unlock the device. I think you can understand why there isn't a video of this one," the blogger wrote.

The blogger said he was inspired by other bloggers' failed attempts to register body parts including elbows and nipples for the Touch ID.

Another blog, TechCrunch, recently released a video showing how a cat's paw was successfully used for th…

True Crime Online Newsletter - September 23, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Palestinian strings up mouse who ate his cash
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/09/22/Palestinian-strings-up-mouse-who-ate-his-cash/UPI-44901379862905/#ixzz2fig6p7Vm

A Palestinian man tied a mouse up by its four limbs and posted a photograph of it on Facebook after the rodent ate some of his cash, Gulf News reported.

The Gaza man, whose name wasn't reported, said he had hidden his weekly salary in his closet but found that a mouse had eaten three of the banknotes worth a total of $170.

He then caught the mouse, strung it by each of its four limbs and posted a photograph of the rodent, Gulf News said.

The post received several comments from other Internet users, including one who joked that the matter should be brought before the U.N. General Assembly and the Security Council, which should act to release the mouse.

Another commenter said the man's actions were unacceptable.

The incident came as extreme economic concerns plague the West Bank a…

True Crime Online Newsletter - September 16, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried . . . Greek civil servants lose paid leave for computer use

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/09/13/Greek-civil-servants-lose-paid-leave-for-computer-use/UPI-22091379107945/#ixzz2f4GClHqO

Greek officials announced civil servants will no longer receive an extra six days of paid leave each year for using computers.

Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Thursday that getting rid of the spare paid leave days would be the equivalent of hiring 5,000 more public sector workers, Ekathimerini reported Friday.

Mitsotakis told Skai TV he is confident the government will reach its goals for public sector employment to qualify for a bailout payment in October.

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True Crime Online Newsletter - September 9, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried (and look in your closets). . .Rare Pokemon card on sale for $100,000
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/09/08/Rare-Pokemon-card-on-sale-for-100000/UPI-61091378658632/
Nearly 400 people have made offers to buy a rare Pokemon trading card on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $100,000.

The card -- a Pikachu Illustrator -- is one of six total in circulation that were made especially as a reward to those who won the Pokemon Card Game Illustration Contest, Geek.com reported.

It previously sold for about $20,000.

The seller, whose name was not reported, set a high Buy It Now price, but expects to get about $50,000 for the card.

As of Sunday afternoon, the auction had 398 offers.

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True Crime Online Newsletter - September 2, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Carpet section from MTV Video Music Awards for sale on eBay

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/08/29/Carpet-section-from-MTV-Video-Music-Awards-for-sale-on-eBay/UPI-54501377817233/#ixzz2dkq2ZcVt

A New York bodega is trying to sell a piece of the red carpet from the MTV Video Music Awards on eBay with a starting bid of $500.

Workers at the Dubai Mini Mart said they were able to grab a 12-foot-by-12-foot section of the carpet, which stretched in front of the store in the lead-up to the awards show Sunday, and the owner of the store is now attempting to sell the carpet on eBay with a starting bid of $500 or a Buy It Now price of $5,000, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

"You never know," store worker Abdul Ibrahim. "People buy weird things all the time."

The owner of the store said he will cut the carpet into pieces for his kids to use if it fails to sell by Monday.

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