New Book Documents Kids Scared Of Santa • Women Prefer Internet To Sex

• A new book called Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland documents 250 screaming children perched on the lap of mall Santas across the country. •

• Robin Toner, the first female national political correspondent for The New York Times died today at the age of 54. • A study of female sex workers in Cambodia found that women who are new to the sex industry are twice as likely to have gonorrhea or chlamydia. • Death Metal Puppy! (Warning: don't watch this at work without headphones.) • Meanwhile, a woman in Florida is trying to get a zoo to capture and adopt a healthy albino raccoon living in the woods because she fears someone will shoot it. • The Toronto police have charged a 34-year-old woman with making prank phone calls to local parents on December 4, telling them that their child had been sexually assaulted by a school employee. • While in prison in Italy, Amanda Knox recited the famous "to be or not to be" monologue from Hamlet for a small Italian film. • A recent survey found that 46% of women would rather go without sex for 2 weeks than go without Internet access for that amount of time. • An AP probe has found that at least 129 ambulance attendants have been accused of sex-related crimes, on duty or off, for the past 18 months. • A new study reports that men inherit the tendency to have more sons or daughters from their parents. • Shaggy, a reindeer from England, had to be given fake antlers for a Christmas performance after his own antlers fell off three weeks ago. • Staircases for pets have been gaining popularity in response to increased interest in tall, thick mattresses and beds. • The Saudi city of Dammam has held the first privately organized but public forum about divorce reforms to protect Saudi women in the event of a divorce. •

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