Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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OOH, CHECK OUT THIS BUCKLE

Wanna look hip in Norway (and, perhaps soon, elsewhere)? Get yourself a seat belt. No, not to wear when riding in a car. Rather, seat belts have become the latest fashion accessory - especially to hold up those baggy pants favored by the young, says Stig Martin Solberg, a spokesman for Braathen Airlines. Why is he an authority on the subject? Because the carrier loses about five belts a day to the fad. "It is easy to spot people on the street with them," he says, adding that stores offer similar items, but the real thing seems to have more status. Each stolen belt costs the airline $30 - but can run much higher if a flight has to be delayed.

WOW, THAT'S PRETTY FAST

Statisticians have gone to the trouble of clocking the bullet - like serves of tennis star Mark Philippousis, who's been hitting in the 120 m. …

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