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Reports out of NORAD that Santa is altering this year’s route around the world raise suspicions
By Bjorn CareyPosted 12.24.2008 at 12:00 pm 1 Comment
Santa’s leaving his workshop at the North Pole a little later this year, two hours later to be exact, according to reports out of NORAD. Have that many kids landed on his naughty list? No, says Naval Lieutenant Desmond James, spokesman for Santa tracking at the North American Aerospace Defense Command. “Kids are staying up later nowadays, so in past years Santa has had to double back a few times to make sure he’s hitting houses after they’ve gone to bed,” he says, citing an inside source at the North Pole. “He’s just streamlined his efforts.”
In the eighties, scientists issued a strange warning: don’t drink grapefruit juice if you’re taking the high-blood-pressure drug felodipine. The study, led by University of Western Ontario’s David Bailey, found that the body’s levels of felodipine mushroomed after people drank the bittersweet nectar. They later identified 50 more medications that exhibited the “grapefruit juice effect,” stamped warning labels on them, and called it a day.
Those who believe that the 25-cent peep show is restricted solely to humans, guess again. A January study at Duke University Medical Center revealed that male rhesus macaque monkeys will “pay” to gaze at images of female monkey posteriors. The animals gave up quantities of fruit juice for prolonged views of either female hindquarters or the faces of high-ranking males in their society.