Fly on the Wall 1345 

Hair gel theft and atheists

Parallelvis

"Could Elvis Presley Be Alive in a Parallel Universe?" That's the question asked by the BBC (yes, the BBC) in the Elvilicious headline to an online story tagged "Science & Environment." The burning hunka question topped an article about subatomic particles that can appear to be in more than one place at a time because they may, possibly, "fit into existence in other universes too." According to the post, "There could be a parallel universe in which dinosaurs are not extinct, one in which you were never born, and one in which Elvis Presley is still alive." And hopefully riding a dinosaur. With Bruce Lee. In Atlantis.

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Hot Hair

Is the Mid-South in the grips of a glamour crime wave? Lisa Dowell of Millington was arrested last week after stealing 24 pallets of Ampro hair gel valued at $100,000 from the factory where she worked. This news comes after a series of bold beauty-supply heists involving the theft of human hair, some of which was smuggled from stores by hair mules who stuffed the front of their pants with wigs.   

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Godless Advertising

It's December, that happy time of year when people get frothing mad about the nonexistent "War on Christmas." In an unusual turn of events, the first salvo in this year's skirmish appears to have been fired by American atheists, who are hosting a national convention in Memphis in April. A billboard promoting the event pictures a little girl writing a letter to Santa: "All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I'm too old for fairy tales."


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