Sunday September 23, 2018

Archive for the ‘Strange’ Category

Nearly half in top 5 US cities don’t speak English at home, record 67 million

Nearly half of the residents in the nation’s five biggest cities do not speak English at home, choosing instead their native language, according to the latest Census Bureau data that details the impact of a decade of soft immigration policies. Overall, a record 67 million do not speak English at home, said the bureau. That is nearly double in 27 years.  More…

Dairy-allergic teen died after classmate stuffed cheese down his shirt

A UK teen with a severe dairy allergy died after he was apparently “chased” with cheese by a classmate — who then hurled it down his shirt, a London coroner’s court heard this week.  More…

Bert and Ernie are gay lovers, ‘Sesame Street’ writer reveals

Bert and Ernie are more than just friends, according to “Sesame Street” writer Mark Saltzman. Saltzman, who joined the show in 1984, told Queerty the two puppets are a gay couple and their relationship is a reflection of his partnership with film editor Arnold Glassman.  More…

Weatherman caught ‘faking’ battle to stay on his feet during storm as two men are spotted casually walking behind him

MGM offers deal to Vegas mass shooting victims it’s suing

MGM Resorts International drew criticism Tuesday for saying hundreds of survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting, who are being sued by the casino operator, could opt to have the money that will be used to serve them a lawsuit instead donated to a charity.  More…

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper to be freed, Smart calls decision ‘incomprehensible’

One of Elizabeth Smart’s abductors is getting out of prison next week — a decision that the kidnapping victim says is “incomprehensible.” Wanda Barzee, now 72, admitted to aiding her self-proclaimed-prophet husband Brian David Mitchell kidnap a then-14-year-old Smart at knifepoint from her bedroom in Salt Lake City in 2002.  More…

Drag Queen Story Hour sparks protests in conservative towns

A writer in San Francisco named Michelle Tea got the idea for “Drag Queen Story Hour”: men in full drag reading children’s books to kids aimed at providing “positive and unabashedly queer role models.” Drag Queen Story Hours have been held at libraries or book stores in big cities across the country. In some smaller communities, however, the programs have sparked protests from conservative and religious groups.  More…

Homeless vet sues couple who raised $400K for him on GoFundMe

The homeless veteran who helped a stranded motorist has filed a lawsuit against the woman and her boyfriend to stop them from spending what remains from a $400,000 GoFundMe campaign they created for him, according to a report.  More…

‘So much blood’ after angry golfer’s club flies into crowd

After hitting an errant tee shot on the 15th hole Friday at a Web.com Tour event, Kevin Stadler slammed his 7-iron on the ground in anger. The club head hit his foot, broke and flew into the crowd, striking a spectator in the head.  More…

Chilling final picture posted by murdered mom Shanann Watts shows doll wrapped in funeral shroud

This is the chilling final photo posted by a woman whose husband is accused of brutally murdering her and their two young daughters. Shanann Watts, 34, posted the photo of the shrouded doll on August 9, days before police say she and her daughters Celeste, three, and Bella, four, were killed in their Frederick, Colorado home.  More…

Doctor who raped heavily sedated patient gets no prison time

A former Houston doctor convicted of sexually assaulting a patient while she was tethered to machines and receiving treatment for asthma won’t serve any prison time and will instead serve 10 years’ probation.  More…

Nineteen former Miss America winners are calling for the entire pageant board to step down

Just hours after Miss America chairwoman Gretchen Carlson hit out at reigning Miss America Cara Mund over claims that she has been bullied and silenced, 19 former pageant winners have demanded that the entire board of the organization resign. Caressa Cameron-Jackson, who won the Miss America title in 2010, went on Good Morning America Monday and demanded that Carlson and Miss America Organization CEO Regina Hopper step down.  More…

‘Mystery high school pooper’ to receive more than $100K from district

The “Pooperintendent of Schools” accused of repeatedly defecating on school property will receive more than $100,000 from his district in New Jersey until he resigns.  More…

Inside the bitter divorce war between billionaire exes

In one corner of the battle is financial titan Bill Gross, who founded PIMCO — the Pacific Investment Management Co. — and built a fortune valued this week by Forbes at $1.5 billion.  More…

Lance Bass says broker screwed him out of ‘Brady Bunch’ house

That’s not very Brady! Lance Bass claims his “Sunshine Day” got rained on by a real-estate agent who cancelled his winning bid for the iconic “Brady Bunch” house. The former NSYNC singer said Sunday on Facebook and Twitter that he was “feeling heartbroken” after his plan to purchase the Studio City, California, home went “Bye Bye Bye.”  More…