Although Young Academic is the UK’s national student news service, bringing you the very best educational news stories, profiles and career guides, every now and again we decide to publish a story that tickled us and that we would like to share. Some of you may remember the hilarious video some months ago of a lady walking into a water fountain whilst shopping, well this is even better.
This piece, although pretty funny, is actually quite serious as it has made its way into the American courts but if you can read this without laughing then Young Academic will be very surprised.
“McArthur is filing for $25,000 for what she describes as “permanent personal injuries” arising from biting into a yellow Starburst back in 2005”
A woman from Michigan has decided to sue the parent company of Starburst, Mars Inc, because she feels they should come with a warning label due to their chewiness! The sweet are called ‘Starburst Fruit Chews’ but apparently this was not warning enough for Victoria McArthur, who hails from Romero.
McArthur is filing for $25,000 for what she describes as “permanent personal injuries” arising from biting into a yellow Starburst back in 2005. “I don’t know, maybe about 3 chews and it literally locked my jaw … and it just literally pulled my jaw out of joint,” she told MyFoxDetroit.com
Brian Muawad, who is McArthur’s lawyer, has gone onto describe how the ‘victim’ has developed a condition called temporal mandibular joint dysfunction resulting in difficulties with sleep, speech and eating. When attempting to obtain a settlement with Starburst and Mars, the company had emphatically refused without any further comment.
McArthur is said to be extremely concerned that more people could suffer the same plight when enjoying Starburst. “I don’t want to see anybody else have to go through what I have gone through from eating a piece of candy that was supposed to be soft chew,” she said.