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A woman in Florida couldn't get her iPhone fixed because Apple thought her last name was a joke.

A woman in Florida couldn't get her iPhone fixed because Apple thought her last name was a joke.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 0:47 GMT

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A woman named Sandy Burdick was refused service to get her iPhone fixed by an Apple website that deemed her surname “inappropriate.” When Burdick typed in her name on an online service request form, a notice popped up saying she’d “put in an inappropriate word in this line.” Even a call to customer service couldn’t get her name uncensored and Burdick admits that up until now, she’d never really found her name funny.

BUDAPEST, Hungary – There’s a real life Romeo looking for his Juliet in Budapest, Hungary. A 35-year-old man who’s been too busy to find love just threw 300 flyers on balconies he “liked” in hopes of landing a lady. The flyers read: “Lonely Romeo looking for his Juliet and a serious relationship. I have been working and studying hard and have a lot of romance to catch up on.” The man has already gotten a few follow-up calls to his romantic request.

LONDON – Ice cream has gone to the dogs – literally. The world’s first ice cream truck for pups is making its debut this Saturday (Jul. 24) at the Boomerang Pets Party in London. The “K99” van will be dishing out cool, canine- safe treats to pooches like gammon and chicken ice cream, complete with a cone and doggy biscuit garnish.

OREFIELD, Pa. – It must hotter than hell in Orefield, Pennsylvania. A man named Eugene C. Howell recently pulled a gun on an air-conditioning repairman who said his cooling unit needed replacing and would take a few days to fix. Upon hearing that his A/C wouldn’t work right away, Howell pulled out a pistol and wouldn’t let the repairman leave. The worker eventually escaped and Howell is now in a cold, shady jail cell.

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