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Oscar Pistorius' Blade Legs NOT Considered Weapons Behind Bars
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Olympian Oscar Pistorius' carbon fiber blade legs could EASILY be used as a weapon behind bars -- but a rep for the South African prison where he's locked up tells TMZ, officials have decided not to confiscate the prosthetics.
The rep tells TMZ, Pistorius will be allowed to keep his legs ... at least until he faces a judge in a few hours -- at which point that decision might change.
Pistorius stands accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
We're told SA prison officials typically confiscate any item that can be used as a weapon -- shivs, clubs, anything that can be filed down to a point (including hard plastics) -- but this is a special circumstance.
We called a few jails on this side of the Atlantic for good measure ... and we were told Pistorius would be lucky to keep his legs behind bars, especially if he were placed in gen pop ... where another inmate could potentially use Pistorius' legs to cause real damage.
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A new study finds women wish to be thinner but don't want to diet, and instead have a myraid of methods to create the illusion of being thinner. The online retailer Marisota conducted the study, and found that two-thirds of women surveyed feel they could lose weight but don't have the time or desire to diet. Four-in-ten of those surveyed said they wear shape-wear, such as Spanx, to look thinner, and 11-percent said they use excess make-up to draw attention away from their body. Other tricks women confessed to using in order to look thinner include: wearing black, applying fake tanner, carrying a large purse, wearing large sunglasses, and putting their hair up to make themselves appear taller. (Daily Mail)