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Robert Shapiro: I Tried On Infamous Glove Before OJ

'I knew that the glove would not fit him'

(Newser) - "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit," Johnnie Cochran famously said during the OJ Simpson trial. In a new interview, Simpson lawyer Robert Shapiro admits he tried the glove on beforehand and had a good idea of what was going to happen, NBC News reports. "It... More »

Price of Condoms to Rise

Asian storms interfere with rubber tapping, driving up cost of tires, latex gloves

(Newser) - Safe sex just got a little pricier: The cost of condoms, tires, latex gloves and other rubber products will rise sharply due to torrential rains in southeast Asia, where most rubber is farmed, the Financial Times reports. Producers have had to absorb a 65% increase in the cost of natural... More »

Those Gloves Aren't Keeping Your Food Safe

Unless the chef is changing or disinfecting them, bare hands are better

(Newser) - You probably cringe when you see the guy behind the deli counter putting your sandwich together without wearing gloves. But a new study says that when it comes to food safety, gloves can actually do more harm than good, partially because they provide a (possibly) false sense of security. The... More »

MJ's Moonwalk Debut Glove Fetches $350K

'Holy grail' of Jackson memorabilia blows away presale estimate

(Newser) - The sequined glove Michael Jackson wore during the first public performance of his famed moonwalk sold at auction last night for $350,000, seven times the presale estimate of $50,000. Dubbed the "holy grail of Michael Jackson memorabilia" by the auction house, the glove sold to a Hong... More »

Fat America Won't Need Mittens

Study finds overweight have naturally hot hands

(Newser) - America’s ever-expanding waistlines may eventually render mittens obsolete, a new study suggests. Researchers for the NIH found that overweight people generate more heat than their lean peers, but don’t retain it any better. Instead, the heat exits from the hands and feet—so an overweight person’s extremities... More »

Jacko Glove Sells for $49K

King of Pop's signature accessory fetches twice expected price

(Newser) - One of Michael Jackson’s jewel-encrusted gloves sold for $49,000 in an Australian auction, Reuters reports. The glove, which was the first to go up for sale since Jackson died in June, sold for nearly twice what the Bonhams and Goodman auction house expected. "There was a huge... More »

How Jackson Got His Glove

Singer was transfixed after spotting film editor working with one glove on

(Newser) - Some of the mysteries that surrounded Michael Jackson may never be solved, but the glove enigma can be cleared up right now, John Kehe writes at the Christian Science Monitor. Kehe designed the video for the Jackson 5's Can You Feel It in 1980 and took Jackson on a tour... More »

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