Trayvon Martin shooting trial…, The principal dressed as Lady Gaga…, jewelry collection…, creative differences…, neighbor for a cigarette…, beaten by Chinese authorities…, Obama agency rules Pepsi’s…, The Blessing of the Bees…, Jamie Dimon…, Norwegian island…
1. The son of the judge in the Trayvon Martin shooting trial went to middle school with George Zimmerman’s wife. He also dresses as the Hulk and poses with hot babes, so this story has a little something for everyone
The wife of George Zimmerman went to middle school with the son of the judge in her husband’s trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin, classmates told The Daily.
“She was very friendly, talkative,” said Zak Rockwell, a classmate in 2000 at Greenwood Lakes Middle School in Lake Mary, Fla. “He was really big into wrestling. He was training and always going to matches.”
The principal of a Massachusetts elementary school said he dressed as Lady Gaga to make good on a deal with students to read a total of 10,000 books. Justin Vernon, principal of the Roger Clapp School in Dorchester, said he bet his kindergarten through fifth grade students at the start of the school year he would dress as Lady Gaga and milk a cow if they collectively made their way through 10,000 books, WHDH-TV, Boston, reported Wednesday.
London-based jewellery designer Percy Lau is bringing a whole new meaning to the term ‘wearing your heart on your sleeve’ with his collection of jewellery that looks like miniature body parts.
Queensryche have parted ways with frontman Geoff Tate following a series of “creative differences”. Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre has been drafted in to replace the star, according to Billboard.com -and drummer Scott Rockenfield has confirmed the line-up switch in a statement. He says, “Over the past few months, there have been growing creative differences within Queensryche. We want our fans to know that we hoped to find a common resolution, but in the end parting ways with Geoff was the best way for everyone to move forward in a positive direction.
5. After he asks his neighbor for a cigarette and gets turned down, man does the logical thing and flashes her
A northern Arizona man is accused of going to the home a female neighbor, asking for a cigarette then exposing himself, authorities said. The 47-year-old neighbor denied a cigarette to David Ryan Huffman III, 23, who was arrested at a residence Tuesday night and charged with two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.
6. Bad: being arrested and beaten by Chinese authorities for trespassing. Worse: at 25,000 feet up on Mount Everest
The details are sketchy. The incident occurred on May 22 on Tibet’s North Col route up Everest, according to a British climber who witnessed it. The climber in question, a Han Chinese whose name we still don’t know, drew suspicion when he camped apart from the other two Chinese expeditions on the mountain. If you’re trying to poach Everest—that is, climb it without a permit—keeping to yourself and camping away from other groups is a dead giveaway.
7. Actual Headline: “Obama agency rules Pepsi’s use of aborted fetal cells in soft drinks constitutes ‘ordinary business operations’.” Ummmm, what?
8. On a Tuesday morning in New York City, a Bishop (who is clearly not insane) performed “The Blessing of the Bees”. Buzz buzz, my Lord
On Tuesday morning, witnesses to a ceremony at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine were encouraged to wear long sleeves, long pants and socks. The subjects of this holy event were about 15,000 honeybees that live on the church’s campus in Morningside Heights. This year’s unusually busy swarm season in New York City has attracted some unwanted attention to the hardworking insect, but Tuesday’s event provided it with some good publicity.
9. News: Someone finally asks Jamie Dimon a hard-hitting question at a congressional hearing. Fark: A janitor
A janitor from Texas confronted JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon after a congressional hearing on Tuesday, asking the finance executive why she can’t earn a living wage working in the JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston. Once lawmakers from the House Financial Services Committee wrapped up their own questioning of Dimon, Adriana Vasquez got Dimon’s attention from across a table in the committee hearing room, according to C-SPAN video (above).
10. Bad: hiker breaks foot on remote Norwegian island. Good: manages to build signal fire that leads rescuers to him. Bad again: fire engulfs entire island in the process
A Canadian man who was stranded with a broken foot while camping on a remote Norwegian island built a signal fire that engulfed the island on Thursday. The 25-year-old unidentified tourist broke his foot in a fall hiking alone on Hillesoy, a rugged island of just 800 people with no cell service.