Thursday, July 14, 2005

Man fakes heart attack using electric underpants

In a product mod which would make the Slashdot crowd proud, the Register reports that a man trying to get product liability money from an iron maker faked the symptoms of a heart attack using electrical underpants . He first rigged an iron to short-circuit, then faked getting shocked. When his wife drove him to the hospital, he deployed the Austin Powers underwear to juice the EKG.

All this came out in court, however, and he was told to pay the iron manufacturer's legal fees. He didn't attend the final decision, having admitted himself to a hospital with depression and chest pains.

More underwear trauma is available from the Register, who show their ongoing commmitment to get to the bottom of everything.

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