Erin Brockovich has already started an investigation of the causes for the rare syndrome that seems to be mysteriously spreading among New York State teens. She already has a prime suspect.
This is 16-year-old Lori Brownell. As you can see in the video, Lori is very sick. Her symptoms started last August. Nobody could diagnose her at the time, and since then 17 more kids have developed the same symptoms in the same geographical area.
We didn't realise New York State even had an official insect, and that's probably because it's been missing for 29 years. But now, the nine-spotted ladybug is back.
New York State filed suit today against several of the largest LCD manufacturers, citing concerns of price fixing schemes. Those under scrutiny include Sharp, LG, Hitachi and Samsung—the latter being the most popular LCD brand in the country.