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2009-04-27 12:30:41

Naked hikers are not welcome in Appenzell Innerrhoden, residents of the mountainous region of Switzerland have proclaimed by a show of hands. The 15,500 people who live in the pastoral Swiss canton decided at a recent town square meeting to slap a $175 fine on anyone found walking about sans clothes, the BBC reported Monday. I think it's disgraceful, one elderly gentleman said of nude hiking. God may have created us naked, but he gave us clothes to walk around in. Perhaps not surprising in a...

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2009-04-19 16:00:00

A clothing optional dude ranch offered by a Florida lottery winner is out of compliance with an anti-nudity county ordinance, officials say. Tim Clement, 50, a one-time hairdresser from Ormond Beach, Fla., who won a $3.3 million lottery prize, set up a 10-acre dude ranch in Brooksville, Fla., without getting proper Hernando County approval, including his offer to allow nudity, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Sunday. After winning the lottery, he closed his day spa and found the remote...

2009-04-13 17:46:00

LOS ANGELES, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Girls Gone Wild has reported a huge spike in sales from a 30-second commercial for its popular DVD series than ran during a live broadcast of Good Friday Mass at the Vatican. "We may have tapped into a whole new market," Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis says. "It seems that many of the same people interested in the Pope's message are also interested in ours." (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090413/LA98232-a) (Logo:...

2009-04-12 13:47:03

An artist says Britain's Channel 4 network has no qualms about broadcasting nude models during a new daytime series. Artist Alan Kane, the mind behind the five-part series Life Class: Today's Nude, said while the show will feature full-frontal female and male nudity, it is all shown in the context of learning, The Sunday Times of London reported. Because it's educational and non-sexualized nudity, Channel 4 didn't have any concerns with it at all, Kane said. The series will broadcast in June...

2009-04-10 18:58:36

A woman arrested in Seattle for indecent exposure this week disrobed again once she was at the King County Jail, officials said. The Seattle Times reported Friday that the 29-year-old woman was sunbathing Monday at Cal Anderson Park with her shirt pulled up and her shorts pulled down. Police said groups of men had walked around the half-naked woman. The newspaper reported police reported that people tried several times to pull the woman's shirt down or cover her with the towel she was laying...

2009-04-08 16:26:33

City officials in Laguna Niguel, Calif., said new rules against public urination and alcohol drinking are aimed at controlling Mooning the Amtrak events. The City Council approved a new ordinance Tuesday that bans public urination and defecation as well as prohibiting the public consumption of alcohol, the Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Wednesday. Officials said the ordinance resulted from a Mooning the Amtrak event in July that involved about 10,000 people. The big crowd prohibited...

2009-04-07 15:17:00

Officials with North Carolina's Brunswick County said they have decided to ban nude sunbathing on Bird Island. The county Board of Commissioners said Monday that Commissioner Marty Cooke will work with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department to post a sign on the island, which is a popular destination for nude sunbathers, informing visitors that public nudity is illegal in North Carolina, The (Wilmington, N.C.) Star-News reported Tuesday. Cooke said officials researched the issue after...

2009-04-01 14:42:44

Fast-food giant McDonald's is demanding that a Swedish strip club get rid of a sign that the hamburger chain claims comes too close to its own golden arches. McDonald's spokesman Claes Eliasson said the sign for McDragan's Drive In strip club in Edsvara, Sweden, is a large red M with nipples that resembles the famous McDonald's golden arch logo, The Local reported Wednesday. We're going to send him a letter. In our view this is clearly a breach of our trademark, McDonald's spokesman Claes...

2009-03-15 00:18:34

Nine Swedish police officers have been placed on desk duty while investigators look into allegations they posed unclothed for pictures at a party. There are new claims that the men made a habit of stripping, the Goteborgs-Posten reports. The newspaper said the officers reportedly worked out in the nude at a police gym -- one also used by female police officers -- and baked a sandwich cake for training instructors, posing for more pictures with the savory pastry. The activities took place...

2009-03-11 19:07:24

The skinny-dipping meal deal is over and the lake's frozen over but a Maine restaurant owner says he's still waiting to get his liquor license fully restored. The Black Frog in Greenville had gained notoriety since 2005 when it began offering the Skinny Dip Sandwich free to anyone who took a nude plunge into Moosehead Lake outside the restaurant. But city fathers got nervous that the sight of the occasional naked diner might tank the town's tourist trade and so put the kibosh on it last year,...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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