Sex in the news
and other strange facts
ATLANTA (Reuters- June) - A Georgia woman said Tuesday that she filed an obscenity complaint against the Toys R Us retail chain after her 11-year-old son picked up an ``Austin Powers'' doll that asked, "Do I make you horny baby, do I?"

Tamatha Brannon of the Atlanta suburb of East Point said that she had to explain the meaning of the word ``horny'' to her son, Marvin, after he picked up the talking doll at a Toys R Us store in nearby Morrow, Ga. He said "What does horny mean?" Brannon said. Brannon said she was so offended that she bought both of the toys on the shelf and turned one over to Morrow police. Police could not immediately be reached for comment.

The sentence "Do I make you horny baby, do I?" is written on the outside of the package of the "Ultra 'Cool' Action Figure," which has a voice chip that repeats the line from the spy spoof movie "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," starring Mike Myers.

A company spokesman said the retailer believed the Morrow store was stocking a "parental guidance" version that instead asks "Would you fancy a shag?"

Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear pants!

In a February Los Angeles Times story on the San Francisco Zoo's annual Valentine's Day mating-practices tour, the pygmy hippopotamus seemed the most hapless exhibit. According to zoo official Jane Tollini, "Roly" has lived with his mate "Poly" since 1969 with no success. "He'd put it in her ear," said Tollini. "He'd put it under her arm. In 26 years he never put it in the right spot."

Israel Zinhanga, 28, told a Zimbabwe court in 1996 that he had sex with a cow because he was afraid of contracting AIDS from a human partner.