Old Wives' Tales
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Claim: A vengeful
Origins: Everyone's heard "friend-of-a-friend" stories about vengeful pizza guys masturbating onto your medium combination, sworn enemies pissing in each other's beer and irate butchers whacking off into the ground round. We've long been fascinated by the idea of using bodily fluids in something ingestible as a means of revenge.
As common as these tales are, they're often damnably hard to get to the bottom of. Here's a documented prime example of this type of story, from 1994:
The coffee just didn't taste right, so workers at Wire Rope of America inNot only was Milton Ross fired, he was also charged with assault. A videotape of his improving the coffee somehow found its way to a local TV station and was subsequently aired.
In 2005 this same scenario played out again as United States Postal Service workers in Akron, Ohio, suspected Thomas Shaheen, a 49-year-old USPS vehicle mechanic, of having poured urine into a break room coffee pot on at least two occasions in July 2005. Employees set up a video camera to catch him in the act, and on
Barbara "pissed off" Mikkelson
Last updated: 25 August 2005
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