Gatorade Removing Flame Retardant from Drinks: PepsiCo Inc has announced it will be removing a substance that is patented as a flame retardant from its Gatorade drinks after a slew of consumer complaints. Customers claim the retardant really isn’t necessary because so few people catch fire after drinking the beverage.
Barbara Walters Has Chicken Pox: While Barbara Walters has been hospitalized for over a week after falling, doctors say the reason that the 83-year-old journalist remains in the hospital is not because of her fall, but that she has come down with the chicken pox. Doctors say they’re at a loss to explain how she may have gotten the chicken pox, as it doesn’t appear that she fell on a chicken.
Iran Sends Monkey Into Space: Iranian State TV reports that the nation has successfully sent a monkey into space. Apparently Ahmadinejad wanted to send up someone who fully understood the thinking of the Iranian government.
Judges Rule Former Porn Star Can’t Teach Middle School: A three-judge panel in California ruled that Stacie Halas, a former porn star known as Tiffany Six, cannot continue teaching middle school due to her past career. School officials say they became suspicious of Halas after her students began insisting that school officials bring back paddling.