Wii Makes Woman Nymphomaniac, Bar Code Scanner Gives Girl  Tourettes, Say Claims

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Technology is dangerous.  At least that’s the message of two claims this week (one that’s heading to a lawsuit).  A 24 year old woman has claimed that tumbling off her Wii fit has created an insatiable urge to tumble into bed as it made her a nymphomaniac.  And a teen girl has claimed through her attorneys that having a handheld barcode scanner flashed at her face has given her Tourettes Syndrome.

Amanda Flowers, the British woman who had a wee fit after falling off her Wii fit, says that she suffered injury that left her in a state of  “persistent sexual arousal syndrome due to a damaged nerve”, and that as a result the “slightest of vibrations” can send her into into a tizzy.  Flowers explains that “It began as a twinge down below before surging through my body. Sometimes it built up into a trembling orgasm,” adding that “With no cure I just have to try to control my passion by breathing deeply.”

On the other side of the Atlantic, Dominica Juliano has claimed that having a handheld barcode scanner scan her face when she was 12 is responsible for her having Tourette’s syndrome.  This is actually a current lawsuit, which goes to trial next week.  While the lawsuit claims that Juliano had a sensitivity to light and that her face was burned when the clerk flashed the scanner at her face, attorneys for the store at which the clerk was employed say that the scanner used a “harmless LED”.  

Wiis turn women into raving nymphs, scanners give people Tourettes, Twitter gives people swine flu, Facebook gives people venereal disease – has technology become the scapegoat de jour?

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