BANGKOK, Thailand Pepsi Cola is the most popular name for a pet in Thailand. Thats according to a survey by a Thai dog food manufacturer which reveals the top three Thai pet names are Pepsi Cola, followed by Corolla and Motorola. A spokesman says Thai pet owners think names ending in ola sound cute and they like the corporate ring to the names. Other English names on the Top 10 Thai pet list include Steam- Fresh, Wolverine and Zyrtec.
TIRGU JIU, Romania A weird new fad among Romanian college students involves rolling underarm deodorant on the outside of their clothes as a fashion statement. 19-year-old Jacob Kurblensky, one of the students credited with popularizing the fad, claims wearing his deodorant on the outside of his T-shirts makes him feel like hes ...as tough as Wentworth Miller and Bon Jovi combined.
PARIS You know that annoying Clap-On, Clap-Off gadget called The Clapper? Well, one French band is using Clappers as part of its act. The underground art magazine Le Meow reports a band called Les Savants has hooked up six Clappers to its instruments which allow the audience to control the music interactively. Lead singer Vivien Dutrouc says it works well until over enthusiastic fans stand too close to the Clappers and applaud through the entire concert.
HONG KONG Move over Jet Li, Pope Benedict just might become the next big action star. A Hong Kong-based film producer wants a Pope look-alike to appear in an upcoming kung-fu flick tentatively titled, Action Pope 2010. The producer claims the Pope will make a good subject for an action movie because hes tough and has great name recognition. Its not known if Action Pope will be distributed in the U.S., but the producer says he would ...love to meet with Quentin Tarantino to see if hed be interested in writing the English dubbed dialogue.
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