Headlines for: 12-30-2001

New ‘Sober Soda’ Helps Drunks and Stoners MERRILLVILLE, Indiana (Wireless Flash) – Forget the Segway scooter: A man in Merrillville, Indiana, has created something much more significant: A sobering-up remedy for both drunks AND potheads.

Psychic Predictions for 2002 LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash) – The future doesn’t look bright for Osama bin Laden – at least according to a Dallas-based “singing psychic.”

Karaoke Singers Won’t Stay Silent About Cambodian Crackdown CYPRESS, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – The Cambodian government is cracking down on karaoke bars by destroying them with tanks, but now America’s karaoke buffs are singing out against the tyranny.

Guess What? There are Eight Days a Week HOLLY, Michigan (Wireless Flash) – When the Beatles sang “Eight Days A Week” they may have been predicting the future, according to a retired garbage man in Holly, Michigan.

Musician Discovers Racy Roots of Muppets Song AUCKLAND, N.Z. (Wireless Flash) – One of the top tunes from the Muppets’ kiddie show has some racy roots. The jazzy nonsensical track, “Mah-Na, Mah-Na,” is a cult fave

2001: The Year of Bizarre Show Biz Moments SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash) – Show biz should be called bizarre biz thanks to all the crazy things celebrities did in 2001. Topping the charts of celebrities with strange behavior is Winona

Destiny’s Child Fueling Break-up Rumors to Boost Record Sales? HOUSTON, Texas (Wireless Flash) – Ever notice the only time you hear about Destiny’s Child’s break-up rumors is when the band is debunking them?

Was the Mayflower a Party Barge? NEW YORK (Wireless Flash) – Would you believe the pilgrims may have been more excited about New Year’s Eve than Thanksgiving? According to a new book, What Makes Flamingos Pink? (Harper Collins)

‘Sugar is Rotten’ Says Author BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Wireless Flash) – If it wasn’t for sugar, there would have never been slavery in the U.S. if a strange new theory by a Brooklyn-based cookbook author is correct.

Flash Lites: Rip ’N’ Read Pop Culture Recap LONDON (Wireless Flash) – Watching fat folks lose weight sounds just about as exciting as watching grass grow – but that hasn’t stopped British TV producers from launching a new show that follows ten Brits battling