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CDC: Public Pools Fail 4 out of 5 Safety Inspections

And it's even worse for kiddie pools

(Newser) - The CDC wants Americans to know the risks when they hop in the pool this summer—and they're not talking about those embarrassing air bubbles that escape your swimsuit sometimes. According to a report released Thursday, more than 84,000 routine inspections of more than 48,500 pools, hot... More »

Parents Die in Hot Tub Before Daughter's Wedding

Husband had a heart attack and wife drowned

(Newser) - A Canadian couple was found dead in a hot tub at a Mexican resort this week just days before their only daughter's wedding, the New York Post reports. According to the Riviera Maya News , 67-year-old Charles MacKenzie and his 63-year-old wife, Dorothy, failed to show up for a family... More »

Save the Hot Tub for the ... Summer?

Rate of cardiac arrest during bathing is much higher in winter

(Newser) - For those seeking luxury and romance, there are two tried-and-true ways to warm up on a cold winter's night: by a fireside or in a hot tub. Sadly, a Japanese study now shrinks that list by one. The team found that the mixture of a hot bath and a... More »

Hot-Tubbing Burglars Leave Undies Behind

British thieves go in for a soak before work

(Newser) - A crew of cheeky British bandits has an unusual MO: Find homes with hot tubs, enjoy a soak, then steal the owners' luxury goods—and leave their wet undies behind. The bizarre gang has stolen thousand of dollars in cash and property, reports the Telegraph . “There is a serious... More »

Homeless Hot Tub Intruder Calls 911 for Cocoa, Hug

Request denied, man arrested

(Newser) - After 10 hours spent soaking in a hot tub, all Mark Eskelsen wanted was "a hug and a warm cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows in it," he told 911 operators. Instead, he was arrested and charged with trespass and misuse of the 911 system after police found... More »

Hot Tub Time Machine Not So Hot

A 'baldfaced attempt to send The Hangover back to the future'

(Newser) - With a Snakes On a Plane-quality title and an all-star lineup (John Cusack, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and, yes, Chevy Chase), Hot Tub Time Machine could have been a great, bad film. But critics aren't buying this "baldfaced attempt to send The Hangover back to the future." They're... More »

Utah Pol Quits Over Naked Hot Tub Romp With Minor

Accuser wants Garn to 'turn this thing around'

(Newser) - Admitting you shared a hot tub with a naked minor probably isn't the best political move, and it caught up with Utah's Republican majority leader Kevin Garn yesterday. In announcing his resignation, Garn said, "After discussing this matter with my family, I have decided that it is in the... More »

Utah Politician Admits Nude Hot Tub Romp With Minor

Paid her $150K to hush in 25-year-old incident

(Newser) - Utah's House GOP majority leader said late yesterday that he paid a woman $150,000 to keep silent about going nude "hot-tubbing" with her when she was a minor a quarter-century ago. In a shocking statement on the House floor, Kevin Garn, 55, said he paid her to keep... More »

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