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$15K Raised for Cat Who Went Through Wash

'Miracle cat' Felix faces weekslong recovery

(Newser) - Animal lovers should send positive vibes to Felix, a 1-year-old tabby cat who survived a 35-minute ride in a washing machine last week—but barely. His Minnesota owner, Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff, says the cat must've jumped in her open washing machine as she turned her back to grab more clothes... More »

Cops Find Evidence of Money Laundering in Most Obvious Place

Suspect busted after authorities in Amsterdam find $400K in cash crammed into washing machine

(Newser) - Maybe someone figured that a washing machine would be the last literal place that cops would check when sussing out a money-laundering scheme, but that someone may have placed the wrong bet. The AP and CNN report a 24-year-old man has been arrested in the Netherlands after police descended on... More »

Their Crying Son Managed to Say 'Kloe. Inside. Washer'

Colorado mom Lindsey McIver shares her family's frightening experience

(Newser) - What seemed like a "new and cool" home upgrade nearly turned into a tragedy for one family in Conifer, Colo., and mom Lindsey McIver is now speaking out about it. In a Facebook post last Wednesday, McIver writes that she was somewhat reluctant to share her story due to... More »

Why Consumers in India Will Love This Washing Machine

Panasonic washer has a 'curry' button, 'daily sari' setting

(Newser) - Consumers in India may have to pay a little more for a just-debuted Panasonic washing machine, but those desperate to get a certain type of stain out may find the appliance worth the extra outlay. In what Gizmodo UK calls the "corporate holy grail" of customer-tailored service, the electronics... More »

Mom Leaves for 6 Minutes, Twins Drown in Washer

The 3-year-olds, who fell into the machine head-first, became stuck

(Newser) - It's a parent's worst nightmare—leave your kids alone for a few minutes and suffer their loss for the rest of your life. Such is the tragic tale out of India, where a mother of twin 3-year-old boys says she stepped out of their Delhi home for six... More »

Washing Machines Vibrating So Hard They're Injuring Folks

Samsung has recalled 3M washing machines

(Newser) - In another black eye for one of the world's leading consumer brands, US authorities announced a recall Friday of nearly 3 million Samsung washing machines following several reports of injuries—including a broken jaw—due to "excessive vibration," the AP reports. The recall comes a month after... More »

Samsung Has a New Exploding Product: CPSC

Top-loading washing machine could be a problem, per consumer safety group

(Newser) - Samsung isn't having a great year. First there was a worldwide recall for millions of its new smartphones after some caught fire; then the company was accused of messing up that recall . Now a warning has been issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission about some of its top-loading... More »

LG Exec Allegedly Broke Rival's Washing Machines

Jo Seong-jin indicted for alleged vandalism

(Newser) - Jo Seong-jin, a top exec for LG Electronics, has been accused of vandalizing washing machines made by rival company Samsung. He and two other LG executives have been indicted over the incident, an LG spokesperson tells the Wall Street Journal . Before a trade show in Germany last September, Samsung said... More »

Girl, 5, Gets Trapped Inside Running Washing Machine

She is airlifted to hospital, expected to survive

(Newser) - A 5-year-old girl in Texas is expected to survive despite a freak accident that left her trapped inside a running washing machine for several minutes, reports KHOU-TV in Houston. The incident took place at a laundromat. Police say a woman put coins into a machine but asked for a refund... More »

Rescuers Save Naked Man— From Appliance

With the help of olive oil as lubricant

(Newser) - A game of hide-and-seek turned out to be not so fun for an Australian man this weekend when police, firefighters, paramedics, and a search-and-rescue team were called in to help with his, um, extraction. The man—naked, we might add—had decided to surprise his girlfriend by hiding in a... More »

Video Captures Dad Putting Baby in Washing Machine

Authorities looking for dad behind laundromat 'prank'

(Newser) - Authorities in Camden, New Jersey, want to have a conversation about parenting with a dad who was caught on camera putting his toddler son in a washing machine. In what appears to have been a game of peek-a-boo gone wrong, the father places the boy in a laundromat washing machine... More »

Miss. Baby OK After Spin in Washing Machine

7-month-old Valle Hernandez on the mend after mishap

(Newser) - A Mississippi infant is out of the hospital and on the mend after accidentally going for a terrifying ride in a washing machine. Seven-month-old Valle Hernandez wound up inside a front-loading machine—apparently with an assist from his 4-year-old brother—and his mother started the machine before noticing him, reports... More »

UK Women Wash Bras Just 6 Times Per Year

(Newser) - British women wash their bras only six times a year, the Daily Express reports. The slightly confusing results of a study indicate that although women own an average of 15 bras, they wear each one seven times before throwing it in the hamper. “The extra dirt is clearly not... More »

Vatican: Washing Machine Liberated Women

(Newser) - The Vatican’s newspaper appears to have come out in support of the washing machine as God’s greatest gift to women in the 20th century, Reuters reports. A weekend article in l'Osservatore Romano suggested that the time-saving gadget polls ahead of birth-control and suffrage in liberating the fairer sex.... More »

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