In a scenario that should become a movie, a “ghost ship” packed with “cannibal rats” is lost at sea and may soon crash into Britain’s shore.
The Independent reports a Russian cruise liner, the “Lyubov Orlova,” has been drifting in the North Atlantic for several months and, despite satellite technology, no one can seem to find it.
Experts say it is likely headed to England and likely full of rats that have been eating each other to stay alive. A competent movie director will also have these rats mutating near a nuclear reactor and developing some form of disease and perhaps superpowers.
Built in 1976, the massive ship was abandoned in Canada after its owner was unable to pay its crew. The ship was sold as scrap but was lost in a storm while being towed to the Dominican Republic.
Unfortunately for those who have nightmares, ghost ships packed with cannibals rats are fairly
As any taxpayer or college student will tell you, education is expensive.
Tuition and other costs have skyrocketed, growing 65 percent in the last five years in Georgia, according to a recent Washington Post article.
Forbes reports the average college graduate is $26,000 in debt when donning cap and gown. Ten percent of graduates rack up more than $40,000 in loans.
Some students are going to extreme measures to ameliorate ( <— fancy college word–<< ) student loan debt.
A University of Michigan grad who has more than $30,000 in college loans is selling advertising space on his mortar board.
As I’ve reported before, some cash-strapped students looking for a free ride are willing to sell more.
Each year, SeekingArrangement.com, which allegedly helps “college students connect with wealthy benefactors,” reports where its new members say
Lawsuits filed from prison contain some of America’s best fiction.
A recent example: A pimp given a 100-year prison sentence for stomping the face of a man who refused to pay a prostitute is suing Nike for failing to warn him shoes are “potentially dangerous” weapons.
The Oregonian reports Sirgiorgio Clardy, 26, from Portland, beat the man so severely his face required reconstructive surgery. Clardy robbed his victim and then beat the prostitute until she bled from her ears.
Clardy, who has 20 felonies on his record, was convicted of second-degree assault and declared a “dangerous offender.”
In a handwritten, three-page court filing from prison, Clardy claims Nike failed to warn consumers the shoes could be used to cause serious injury or death and wants the Oregon-based company to pay him $100 million for “mental suffering.”
The prisoner alleges he has tried to starve or otherwise kill himself multiple times since being caged like a violent animal.
He also asked a judge to
A man forced by New Mexico police to undergo three enemas during a drug search has settled with local authorities for $1.6 million, CNN reports.
Motorist David Eckert, 54, filed a federal lawsuit in November against police after enduring a “14-hour-long humiliating and invasive police goose chase for illegal drugs.”
Eckert said he was pulled over by Deming, N.M., police in January 2013 after pulling out of a shopping plaza parking lot.
Police ordered him out of his car and said he appeared to be “clenching his buttocks.” A police dog allegedly indicated the scent of drugs on the car seat.
Eckert was arrested in a Wal-Mart parking lot and taken to jail. A Hidalgo County judge signed a search warrant that included an “anal cavity” search.
Police took Eckert to a Hidalgo County hospital to be searched, but the local hospital refused. Police then took Eckert to another county, where, against his will, he was subjected to multiple examinations, including three separate enemas and
America’s greatest menace to imported dairy products and domestic women has been captured.
Christopher Pagano, accused of being Philadelphia’s “Swiss Cheese Pervert,” was arrested at his home Thursday on stalking, indecent exposure and harassment charges.
Several victims reported on social media that they were approached by a man in a car who offered them money to hold a slice of Swiss cheese on his privates.
Members of the media combed court records and learned Pagano was arrested in 2009 for offering a woman $20 to get friendly with him and some Berner Alpkäse.
One reporter quizzed Pagano at his home, but Pagano said people often mistake him for someone very strange.
A 20-year-old woman on the dating site OkCupid told the reporter a man using a picture of Pagano sent her a message saying he enjoyed “sitophilia,” or a food fetish.
“I found that women tend to like dairy products, and settled on cheese to represent the girl. Thus I started having sex with cheese,” the OkCupid
Most NFL quarterbacks carry a cannon when they take the field, but the wife of Dolphins star Ryan Tannehill carries a semi-automatic rifle when cruising around Miami.
The Miami Herald reports Lauren Tannehill, who is not bad looking BTW, rented a Nissan Rogue in early January but brought it back two hours later and rented another vehicle.
That sounds a bit fishy (or at least marine mammaly) already.
The next person to rent the small SUV found a $2,000 AR-15 in the back seat. The lightweight rifle, which the fully automatic M-16 used by the U.S. military is based on, is very popular with civilians and law enforcement agencies.
An AR-15 is perfectly legal to own, but the New York woman who found it said she “felt like throwing up” when she saw it.
The rifle, which is owned by the QB, was turned over to police, who said,
The juvenile phrase “Don’t be dumb, get you some” is, almost unbelievably, scientifically valid.
The Atlantic reports researchers in Maryland and South Korea have concluded “sexual activity in mice and rats improves mental performance and increases” the production of brain cells.
Maryland researchers found middle-aged rats that had sex had improved cognitive function and better memory (and likely memories) than rats that did not have sex.
Korean scientists in a separate study had similar findings, saying “sexual activity counteracts the memory-robbing effects of chronic stress in mice.”
I’ve never been a lab rat, but I imagine that is a stressful job.
Being smart does not mean you will have more sex, The Atlantic reports as though someone actually thinks that is how life works.
Studies have concluded intelligent people have less sex when young, but at an advanced age,
In Mexico, armed citizens are fighting drug cartels.
In the U.S., federal agents helped the largest drug cartel do business, reports El Universal, one of Mexico’s largest and most respected newspapers.
The article alleges between 2000 and 2012 that Drug Enforcement Agency agents and U.S. Department of Justice officials cooperated with Sinaloa cartel, allowing the group to smuggle billion of dollars of drugs into the U.S. in return for information on smaller groups.
The newspaper says it interviewed “hundreds” of credible sources for the story, and provides corroborating U.S. court documents.
Federal officials have not commented.
El Universal said it is not known if the deal between U.S. prosecutors and Sinaloa exists today,
An Alabama teacher who admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old student apologized in a video after being sentenced to 6 months.
Mobile County math teacher Alicia Gray accepted a plea deal and will be on probation for 5 years and must register as a sex offender when released.
In the video, the married 28-year-old woman apologized for “selfish actions made out of insecurity.”
She assured her victim and his family that God had given her a “changed identity.”
In February, Gray was charged with second degree sodomy and second degree sex abuse. The victim told police his teacher engaged in oral sex and also sent nude photos to his cellphone.
The victim’s family is pleased with the sentence.
The video was a nice touch, but would a male teacher who had sex with a 14-year-old female student be given a plea deal? Would the male teacher go to jail for 6
Many years ago, I visited the alleged “worst school” in the U.S., an elementary school in Greenville, Fla.
During my visit, I learned the kids weren’t stupid, but the school struggled to produce good standardized test results because the students were poor and many were the children of migrant workers and didn’t speak English.
The new principal hired to turn things around was retired military and had the kids wearing white uniforms and marching in line between classes.
Those kids didn’t know how good they had it.
The New York Post, in a largely unsourced article, says an elementary school in the Queens area of New York City doesn’t have textbooks or teacher guides and “the kids have seen more movies than Siskel & Ebert.”
Public School 106 in Far Rockaway, Queens, is a short distance from the coastline ravaged by Superstorm Sandy in October of 2012.
Part of the school was wrecked and not repaired. Unnamed sources say the school is now a dump, with 40 preschoolers spending