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Beware the Uber Vomit Scam

Passengers allege drivers are tacking on fraudulent cleaning charges

(Newser) - Meredith Mandel paid $19 for an early morning Uber ride in Brooklyn. Later, Mandel, who had shared the ride with her boyfriend and friend, discovered that an additional $200 fee had been tacked onto the fare, recounts Gothamist . The extra money was given directly to the driver to pay to... More »

The Grossest Details From Illness-Plagued Cruise

Royal Caribbean passenger stories are seriously nasty

(Newser) - The official illness tally from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship that returned to New Jersey yesterday, two days ahead of schedule : 630 passengers and 54 employees. That's a 20-year cruise ship record, according to CDC data, and passengers tell CNN the true number is probably much higher, since some... More »

Roach-Contest Winner Choked to Death

Edward Archbold, 32, couldn't stop vomiting

(Newser) - Hope you're not in the middle of eating: The Florida man who died after winning a roach-eating contest suffocated partly on little bug bodies, CBS Miami reports. Edward Archbold, 32, died from choking and vomiting due to "airway obstruction by the arthropod body parts," according to his... More »

Now Lady Gaga Pukes Onstage

Do we have Justin Bieber to thank for this?

(Newser) - Has Justin Bieber started some sort of really gross trend? Just days after he threw up on stage , Lady Gaga did the same in Barcelona this weekend. Of course, Gaga's gagging was also caught on video for your viewing displeasure. Gawker and Vulture commenters are alternately impressed by Gaga... More »

Bieber Pukes on Stage

What the AP calls a case of 'Bieber Fever'

(Newser) - For anyone who's ever felt a little green by anything to do with Justin Bieber, there is video currently going viral sure to cement that icky feeling: Seems the Biebs twice lost his cookies onstage last night in Arizona, on the first show of his new Believe tour. He... More »

Could JFK's Speech Literally Make Santorum Vomit?

Brain, gut can both send nausea signals: Will Oremus

(Newser) - Twice now, Rick Santorum has said that the idea of absolute separation of church and state makes him feel like vomiting . But could he literally be provoked to throw up just by thinking about something? Yes, writes Will Oremus in a particularly gross Explainer column on Slate . Both the gut... More »

Ferry Workers Fight to Keep 'Vomit Pay'

Washington state senator says it's an unfair perk

(Newser) - Washington state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen thinks it’s time to get rid of a benefit long enjoyed by the state’s ferry workers: cleaning up puke. Thanks to the so-called “vomit clause” in workers' contracts, they get paid double-time whenever they have to mop up after a hurling... More »

Ballpark Puker Sentenced to 30 to 90 Days

Matthew Clemmens pleaded guilty to barfing on fellow Phillies fans

(Newser) - The New Jersey man who pleaded guilty to intentionally vomiting on fellow Phillies fans will serve 30 to 90 days in jail. Matthew Clemmens' sentence for assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment also includes 50 hours of community service, and the judge suggested at today's sentencing hearing that he spend that... More »

Philadelphia Ballpark Puker Pleads Guilty

NJ man intentionally vomited on family, admits to assault

(Newser) - The New Jersey man who intentionally vomited on a Philadelphia family during a Phillies game last month pleaded guilty today, KYW Newsradio reports . Matthew Clemmens, 21, tormented a man and his two daughters at Citizens Bank Park before declaring, "I need to do what I need to do. I'm... More »

Cops: Phillies Fan Purposely Puked on Young Girl

Bad news for him: Her dad is a cop

(Newser) - A Phillies fan is making headlines today for a class act at Wednesday's game. Police say 21-year-old Matthew Clemmens put his fingers down his throat and purposely vomited on an 11-year-old girl sitting in front of him. Then he learned the hard way that her dad, who was with her,... More »

Cabbies Ask for Vomit Penalty

Chicago drivers want messy drunks to pay $50

(Newser) - Chicago cab drivers want drunk passengers who vomit in their cars to pay a $50 fine. Drivers today asked the city for the penalty along with an overall rate increase of 22%. Chicago cabbies are among the lowest paid in the country, with wages averaging $4.38 an hour over... More »

Rotten Lunch: Stinky Fridge Sickens 28 in Calif. Office

Office complex evacuated after fridge cleanup backfires

(Newser) - An incredibly foul stench from long-forgotten lunches forced hundreds of people out of a California office complex yesterday, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Fire crews and a hazmat team were dispatched to the building and 28 people were treated for vomiting and nausea. San Jose emergency workers traced the... More »

Patch Protects Travelers From Pesky Stomach Bugs

E. coli takes fewer tourists hostage with new development

(Newser) - Tourists could soon have a new accessory to add to travel-sized toothpaste tubes and electrical adapters: an anti-diarrhea patch. A new US study shows that travelers wearing a “transcutaneous immunization” patch, loaded with E. coli toxins, reliably protected wearers against diarrhea and vomiting, the BBC reports. Those who did... More »

Gulf Fish Cause Food Poisoning

FDA says outbreaks linked to algae toxin in fish high on the foodchain

(Newser) - The Food and Drug Administration has confirmed outbreaks of food poisoning among people eating fish from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Ciguatera poisoning is caused by toxins from poisonous algae that have accumulated in the tissue of large fish. The higher the fish is on the food chain, the more... More »

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