Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – June 02nd, 2012

A 17-year-old Texas honors student who was jailed…, English language…, Mr. McKellan…, Works…, Adolf Hitler…, teacher of the year…, Hackers Elect Futurama’s Bender…, Man Mistakenly…, Throwing boiling water…, Serial armed robber…

1. A 17-year-old Texas honors student who was jailed for missing too much school because she had to work two jobs to support her siblings, refused to accept the more than $100,000 a website raised for her

A 17-year-old Texas honors student who was jailed for missing too much school because she had to work two jobs to support her siblings, refused to accept the more than $100,000 a website raised for her.

 2. Words that don’t exist in the English language (but really should)

3. Mr. McKellan, you are to awesome to actually exist.

4. Works in a pinch.

5. Judge orders ‘Adolf Hitler’ to be kept in child custody. Family will not regain custody of their four children.

A Superior Court judge in New Jersey has ruled that a pair of self-described Nazi parents will not regain custody of their four children, one of whom they named Adolf Hitler. The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports that the four children have been in child custody since 2009when then 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell made headlines that January after a local store refused to decorate a birthday cake with his name.

6. A few days after being named the school’s “teacher of the year,” the band director was arrested for sexting with a 15-year-old student.

Days after being named teacher of the year at Texas’ Colleyville Middle School, band director John McDaniel was arrested on accusations that he sexted with a 15-year old-student. McDaniel, 32, is charged with online solicitation of a minor, a third-degree felony, and improper relationship between educator and student, a second-degree felony.

7. Hackers Elect Futurama’s Bender to the Washington DC School Board

Electronic voting has earned a pretty bad reputation for being insecure and completely unreliable. Well, get ready to add another entry to e-voting’s list of woes. One Bender Bending Rodríguez was elected to the 2010 school board in Washington DC. A team of hackers from the University of Michigan got Bender elected as a write-in candidate who stole every vote from the real candidates. Bender, of course, is a cartoon character from the TV series Futurama.

8. Report: Man Mistakenly Called Police, Offered Services Of Prostitute

A man mistakenly called a police detective’s cell phone and offered him the services of a prostitute, police said. The detective’s phone rang around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, and the caller asked him if they had spoken on Wednesday, according to police documents.

9. Throwing boiling water in -30C in Yellowknife, NWT.

10. Serial armed robber disguised himself as a white man using full face latex mask.

Most masked robbers opt for a balaclava to hide their identity. Not this one. Henley Stephenson, 41, eluded police for more than ten years thanks to an extraordinarily lifelike latex mask, which turned him into a white skinhead.

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