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Watch out for that migraine, it may lead to you speaking in a Chinese accent.

Watch out for that migraine, it may lead to you speaking in a Chinese accent.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 17:24 GMT

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A British woman has been left speaking in a Chinese accent after suffering one hell of a migraine. Sarah Colwill was struck with such a severe headache, doctors believe it caused her speech to change due to a very rare side effect called Foreign Accent Syndrome.

ESSEX, England – A man in Essex, England, has lost his driver’s license after cruising around drunk in a toy car. Paul Hutton was driving under the influence in a Barbie Jeep designed for toddlers at 4 mph. He’d had a few drinks, so now he can’t drive a real car for the next three years.

SAN DIEGO – The iPad isn’t just a hit with humans, cats love it too. A video of a kitty using the gadget has gone viral on YouTube this week. It shows “Iggy” the cat exploring the iPad with its paws, totally mesmerized by the screen. Dogs, however, seem to be more afraid of the iPad than intrigued by it, as seen on YouTube response videos.

LOS ANGELES – OMG, teenagers don’t talk anymore, they text. According to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, a third of U.S. teens will cell phones send more than 100 text messages a day. Girls between the ages of 12 and 17 usually send or receive 80 texts a day, while boys get 30 a day.

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