Sunday February 25, 2018

Archive for the ‘Strange’ Category

Teacher charged with abuse and assault for allegedly forcing boy to stand for Pledge Of Allegiance

A Boulder Valley School District teacher now faces child abuse and assault charges for allegedly forcing a child to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.  More…

Toronto Serial Killer Suspect Was a Mall Santa

The suspected serial killer was a mall Santa. As investigators dug for bodies at a Toronto-area property Monday, details continued to emerge about the life of suspect Bruce McArthur. McArthur, who is charged with five counts of murder and is alleged to have hidden some victims’ remains in planters around Toronto, served as Santa Claus at Agincourt Mall in the Scarborough neighborhood of the city.  More…

Deputies called to suspected shooter’s home 39 times

Before Nikolas Cruz carried out his mass killing at a Florida high school this week, police responded to his home 39 times over a seven-year period, according to disturbing new documents. But the nature of the emergencies at his Parkland home included “mentally ill person,” “child/elderly abuse,” and “domestic disturbance.”  More…

Letter claims inmates survived infamous Alcatraz escape

The three inmates who famously broke out of Alcatraz prison in 1962 may not have gone down to their watery graves in shark-infested San Francisco Bay after all, according to a report. According to a letter allegedly written by one of the three convicts in 2013, they all survived their daring escape.  More…

Michelle Obama Official Portrait Unveiled

An official portrait of former first lady Michelle Obama was unveiled at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Monday morning. The painting was done by Baltimore artist Amy Sherald, who is known for her social justice painting style.  More…

Nephews of Alcatraz escapee slam authorities over letter

Family members to the man claiming to be one of the three Alcatraz escapees still walking the Earth spoke out after a letter he allegedly penned was made public this week. Nephews to escapee brothers John and Clarence Anglin – who tunneled out of their prison cell along with Frank Morris 56 years ago – believe John, who was claimed to have sent the chilling letter, could still be alive.  More…

Rembrandt painting found in basement auctions for $1 million

Three brothers in New Jersey, and a keen-eyed German art aficionado, made a killing from the sale of a small painting gathering dust in a Teaneck basement — that turned out to be an early work by the 15th-century Dutch master Rembrandt.  More…

Elon Musk sells 10,000 flamethrowers in 48 hours

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has sold more than $5 million worth of flamethrowers since Sunday through The Boring Company, his infrastructure firm.  More…

Family’s ‘professional’ photo shoot goes hilariously wrong

When Pam Zaring booked a professional photographer to take photos of her family, she was hoping for some simple, smiling pictures of her loved ones. But when Pam received the finished product from the photographer, she found that all of her family’s faces had been bizarrely edited to look like cartoon characters.  More…

46 tons of Mardi Gras beads found in clogged sewers

In New Orleans, the good times are rolling all the way down the drain. The city has pulled a whopping 46 tons of Mardi Gras beads from clogged catch basins in a massive cleanup effort that took four months, cost $7 million and required almost two dozen vacuum trucks.  More…

Google Home speaker does not know who Jesus Christ is

He may be one of the most famous figures in history, but it appears the Google Home smart speaker doesn’t know who Jesus is. At least, that’s according to several outraged users who have accused Google of deliberately filtering its results to fit its own agenda.  More…

California Considers $1,000 Fine for Waiters Offering Unsolicited Plastic Straws

Ian Calderon wants restaurateurs to think long and hard before giving you a straw. Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California’s lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. Under Calderon’s law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.  More…

Kim Cattrall’s missing brother found dead

The brother of “Sex and the City” star Kim Cattrall – who was reported missing Sunday morning on social media by his worried sister after he disappeared from his Canadian home five days ago – is dead.  More…

Super Bowl blackout was worth $5 million

It was 26 scary seconds for football fans and NBC. After the Patriots kicked a second-quarter field goal, the network went to break, but instead of a commercial came nearly a half minute of darkness. NBC has yet to comment on the mishap. The cost of a 30-second Super Bowl ad is $5 million.  More…

These swimsuits are made out of actual trash

Now you can pay money to swim in garbage. Australian fashion brand Seapia has created a swimwear line made from recycled plastic, including bags, bottles and fishing nets — perfect for tree-hugging bikini babes.  More…