Headlines for: 11-20-2001

REAL-LIFE HARRY POTTER SPELLS OUT LIFE OF TEENAGE WIZARD SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash) – The new Harry Potter film is a fantasy for most people but it’s practically a documentary for a teenage wizard in San Diego.

‘FART ARTISTE’ BLOWS OUT A CHRISTMAS ALBUM MACCLESFIELD, England (Wireless Flash) – Christmas will be a real gas this year thanks to a self-proclaimed “fart artiste” from England. Paul Oldfield, who performs under the stage name “Mr. Methane,”

TERRORISM TRIGGERS ‘SECURITY BLANKET SYNDROME’ NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – The insecurity caused by terrorist threats on America is making some adults buy security blankets – literally. According to the fabric trade group Cotton Incorporated, the fear of

HISTORIAN: PILGRIMS WERE A LOT LIKE NED FLANDERS DALLAS (Wireless Flash) – Here’s a shocking revelation: A holiday historian says the Pilgrims were an awful lot like Homer Simpson’s annoyingly-cheerful next door neighbor, Ned Flanders.

LOSE WEIGHT BY PLAYING VIDEOGAMES MINDEN, Nev. (Wireless Flash) – An exercise equipment company has come up with a device that allows obese children to get exercise while still playing their video games.

VIGILANTE RABBI NEXT ACTION STAR? LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – Watch out Rambo! The next action hero could be a vigilante rabbi. That’s the hope of actor Michael Des Barres, who recently

FREDDIE MERCURY’S TEETH: THE UNTOLD STORY NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – This Saturday (Nov. 24) will be the 10th anniversary of the day Queen singer Freddie Mercury died. One person who remembers Freddie well is glam rock photographer Mick Rock,

‘NO BRAINER’ 2001’S MOST OVERRATED PHRASE NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – If you think people who use phrases like “no brainer” have no brain, you’re not alone. In fact, the fashionistas at GQ magazine have picked “no

SALIVA USED TO FIX THAILAND LOTTERY BANGKOK, Thailand (Wireless Flash) – Would you believe human saliva helped a gang of thieves rig a state lottery in Thailand for the last five months?

FLASH LITES: RIP ‘N’ READ POP CULTURE RECAP KIEL, Germany (Wireless Flash) – A German scientist claims his research proves blondes DON’T have more fun. Hans Juergens says his data shows men associate blondes with marriage and cleaning products, while brunettes just