Man pays record $400,000 for pigeon

Pigeon 
By: Shifra Unger

How much money would you pay for a bird? A few hundred dollars or maybe even a few thousand dollars? One man recently paid a few hundred thousand dollars for a bird, a world record.

A Chinese businessman has paid a world record $398,500 for a Belgian pigeon, highlighting the huge and growing Asian interest in racing birds.

The one-year-old bird named Bolt, was bred by the world famous Leo Heremans, a well known name for pigeon enthusiasts, who sold his collection of 530 birds for $6 million at auction this week.

"It can be compared to fine artwork. A painting by Picasso is worth more than one made by an unknown artist. The same is with pigeons", Nikolaas Gyselbrecht, an owner of a pigeon auction site said Tuesday.

Because the bird was still young, his new Chinese owner could use it for breeding for at least another eight years, Gyselbrecht said.

“This is highway robbery and the buyer showed his stupidity. Anyone can have as many pigeons as they want for free. Just go outside and catch how many you like. There are probably billions of pigeons out there. I cannot believe that the breeder had a nerve to compare a pigeon to a Picasso painting,” Pearl Lee, 31, of Grand Island, Nebraska told YourJewishNews.com after being asked for comment on the $400,000 price tag.

Although the event drew interest from 27 countries, nine of the 10 most expensive pigeon sold at auction were purchased by customers from China and Taiwan, an auction spokesperson said.

Woman, 33, excuse for not working: I'm too good looking

Laura Fernee 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) A 33-year-old woman, who is living off of her parents rather than going to work, has told the world her excuse for not seeking a job.

The woman has claimed that her good looks is the reason why she refuses to seek employment.

Laura Fernee, 33, graduated with a doctorate and worked in a laboratory for three years before resigning in 2011. She has not had a job since.

"I'm not lazy, and I'm not stupid," she said. "The truth is that my good looks has caused huge problems for me when it comes to employment, so I made the decision that a job is not for me at this time.

"It is not my fault. I cannot help the way I look," she said.
Fernee, who lives in Notting Hill, London, said male colleagues only notice her for the way she looks, and female coworkers were jealous of her.

"I wanted men to recognize my achievements and my professionalism, but all they saw was the face and body. The other women assumed because I was pretty, I was stupid, so they did not take me seriously at first, and because of their own insecurities they were jealous of my appearance. Then, when they realized that I was very good at my job, possibly better than them, they hated me even more," the woman complained.

“I think she is just lazy and blaming her laziness on her good looks. Why can’t she take a job in the beauty industry or work as a model? She is full of it. I feel bad for her parents,” Melinda Baker, 22, of London, England told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the woman who refuses to work because of her good looks.

Fernee’s parents are currently paying her rent and bills which currently amounts to $3,000 per month, and for her new designer clothing and bags.

"I know people will judge me for choosing not to work, but they are underestimating what a curse good looks can be in the workplace," Fernee said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Opera singer Anthony Russell explains why he loves Yiddish and Judaism

Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A popular opera singer who converted to Judaism recently explained why he fell in love with Judaism and Yiddish.

Anthony Russell, is a 33-year-old African-American from Oakland, California.

Russell, who goes by the name of Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, is a Jew by choice, a professional opera singer and a singer of Yiddish songs. Proving that it is not necessary to have roots in Eastern European shtetls to connect deeply with mamaloshen, Russell is quickly gaining notice for his performance of Hasidic Yiddish folksongs Niggunim.

While growing up, he did hear any Yiddish or Hebrew, but Russell, coming from a religious Christian family, was well versed in the Bible. He was born in Texas and grew up while his father was in the Navy. When he was seven-years-old, his family settled in the San Francisco Bay area, where Russell, the eldest of four children, has developed a strong interest in music.

His exploration of Judaism occurred over the course of several years with his attempts to build a career as a professional opera singer in San Francisco and New York, after having obtained a degree in music at Holy Names University in Oakland, California.

After moving in with his boyfriend, Rabbi Michael Rothbaum, whom he had met on a blind date at a New York Mets baseball game, in Nyack, New York in 2009, Russell began going to a local Conservative synagogue to celebrate the Jewish holidays. At the time of becoming a Jew in January 2011, he had been practicing Judaism, and peppering his speech with words like "Baruch Hashem," "mammesh" and "pray", for three years.

“I listened to some of his singing and he has a wonderful voice. It is nice to see that an African-American can feel so connected to Judaism. Welcome to the Jewish community our brother and we will take good care of you,” Roger Hill, 29, of San Francisco, California told YourJewishNews.com after watching the video of Russell.

Russell said that his mother was very proud of him when he told her that he converted to Judaism. His mother said: “I hope the Jews take good care of my baby.”
Russell plans to schedule a singing performance in Israel.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Plane makes emergency landing as pilot gets locked out of cockpit after bathroom break

Air India air plane 
By: Sarah Weiss

A pilot was locked out of the cockpit after he left for a toilet break.

An Air India flight was forced to land after the pilot shut the door of the cabin to go to the bathroom.

When the pilot returned to the cockpit he was unable to open the door as the cockpit door was jammed. The flight, which was en-route from New Delhi to Bangalore, was diverted to Bhopal airport where the co-pilot was able to land safely.

"The pilot had left the cockpit for a short time to go to the bathroom and upon returning to the cabin the door was locked," an Air India spokesperson said.

"The door was jammed and all efforts to open the door, even from within failed. The co-pilot, after taking permission from ground control, diverted the flight to Bhopal and landed at 17:55 hours," he added.

“It must have been nerve wracking for everyone on the plane including the pilot and co-pilot. Thankfully it all ended well,” Sam West, 27, of Huston, Texas told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the incident. The door was fixed by maintenance engineers on the ground and the plane continued its journey three hours later.

In another incident, a commercial aircraft was forced into an emergency landing after the pilot suddenly passed out mid flight.

An aircraft was required to perform an emergency landing Thursday after a mid air mishap threatened to turn the flight into turbulence. The pilot passed out in the hallway when he was supposed to be flying the plane in the cabin.

The pilot of Flight 473 of Alaska Airlines, from Los Angeles to Seattle, opened the cabin door and collapsed in the hallway in front of the passengers.
"The stewardess was going up and down the aisle saying, any paramedics, doctors, nurses, someone who can come help," one passenger said.

The co-pilot took control of the aircraft and safely returned the plane with 116 passengers and five crew to land in an emergency landing at the Portland International Airport, just after 9:00 pm local time, according to Alaska Airlines.
An ambulance took the pilot, who has been flying with the airline for 28 years, to a nearby hospital.

An airline spokesperson said the pilot suffered from a medical condition, but, citing company policy, declined to be more specific. Another crew came and brought the passengers to Seattle in the same plane later that night.

Muslim Imams and Jewish Rabbis make joint visit to Nazi death camp

Muslim Imams and Jewish Rabbis at Nazi death camp 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) More than a dozen Muslim Imams along with Jewish Rabbis made a joint visit to a Nazi death camp in order to forge closer ties between the Muslim and Jewish communities, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Muslim religious leaders from the Middle East, United States, Africa and Europe, have joined scholars and Jewish rabbis on a visit to a Nazi concentration camp in Germany. The tour group, led by U.S. Rabbi Jack Bemporad, a Holocaust survivor, visited the camp of Dachau, as part of an educational tour of the concentration camps in Germany and Poland.

U.S. Rabbi Jack Bemporad said: "The fact that you have Jews, Christians and Muslims together trying to learn something about what was one of the most heinous and terrible crimes of the past century, and how we can unite and work together to educate people, inform people so that does not happen again, I cannot think of anything more important to do."

Marshall Breger, professor of law and vice chairman of the Conservative Jewish Policy Center in the United States, spoke of how he was touched by the visit.

"What moved me here was to see how Muslim Imams and religious leaders relate to the true horror of what happened here, and be in some kind of connection with the Jewish community and the other victims of the Holocaust,” Breger said.

Dr. Ahmet Muharrem, an imam, who is the general secretary of the Union of Journalists and Writers Foundation in Turkey, said he was surprised that the camp was held in such a clinical way.

"I was thinking about something that happened in the past by uncivilized people, uneducated, and arrogant people. But what I saw here was very civilized, very technological torture is what saw here," Muharrem said.

A dozen imams and religious teachers from countries like Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine, Bosnia, Morocco and Turkey, are taking part in the tour that aims to educate religious leaders about the Holocaust and to promote tolerance and diversity.

“It was very touching that the Imams and the Rabbis came together and are trying to promote unity between the communities. Hopefully, a lot of progress will be made as religious leaders see up close what happens when blind hate spirals out of control,” Kenneth Higgins, 50, of Queens, New York told YourJewishNews.com after watching the video.

Later in the week, the group will also visit to the concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Portable toilet prank gone wrong leaves man covered in feces

Teenagers flip toilet with man inside 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Teens are facing charges after flipping a portable toilet while their friend was inside.

Police are investigating, after a student in Krakow, Poland, was injured when a portable toilet was turned upside down while he was using it.

Kondrat Jaworski, 23, who is an engineering student, went out to celebrate the end of the exams. After having several beers, Jaworski went to the toilet, and while he was sitting in the portable toilet, his friends, who have reportedly also been drinking, decided to play a prank on him.

While he was sitting on the toilet his friends flipped the toilet, causing him to fall. All feces from the toilet bowl spilled on him. The engineering student was left with a cut to his head and was covered in waste matter from the toilet bowl. Police are reviewing photos of the incident.

It may have been funny for those involved, but it was no joke to Jaworski as he landed on his head and was covered with foul smelling feces and chemical liquid.

“People do pranks like these all the time, to their bad luck, their friend was hurt and police got involved. Now they may face legal consequences,” Bradley Watson, 21, of Brussels, Belgium, told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the incident.

"Even the toilet seat fell on my head. Then I had to try to pull my pants up and find the lock on the door in the dark," Jaworski said. Police say the young people involved will be prosecuted for acts of vandalism and assault.

Below is a video collection of porta potty pranks.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Priest caught on video performing oral sex on another man

Priest caught with another man  
By: Debbie Gross

A priest is in hot water after he was caught on video performing oral sex on another man, according to video uploaded to the internet.

The Spanish priest has been removed from office after a cyclist recorded him with another man in a wooded area.

Father Francisco Javier Ruiz was fired from his position as priest in the city of Churra, Murcia, in Spain. The Diocese of Cartagena reportedly announced that the priest has already been replaced by Antonio Ballester Serrano.

The scandal broke after video of cyclist Alejandro Mejias’s helmet camera showed two people in the act while he was cycling through the wooded area. The 30 second video clip, which was posted on YouTube, showed a man, who is allegedly the priest, performing oral sex on another man.

Mejias was biking along the trails through the wooded area of Murcia when he ran into the pair. Ruiz said it was not him in the video and contacted police to have the video destroyed. "I've never been to the area and do not recognize those images that you are describing,” he said.

“I would not jump to conclusions by such a short video clip which only shows the back of the man who is allegedly the priest. It could have been him and it might have been someone else, hopefully, someone will identify the second person in the video so the truth can be known,” Sean Oliver, 34, of Madrid, Spain, told YourJewishNews.com after watching the video.

It was later confirmed that Father Ruiz is in the video performing oral sex.

Thief mugs woman then runs head first into oncoming bus

A Bogota Colombia ambulance 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A thief messed up badly after running straight for the upcoming bus.

The Colombian thief was hurt when he tried running from the crime scene.

The thief forgot to look both ways before crossing the street and he ran directly in front of a bus after robbing a woman of her mobile phone. It was all caught on camera. The man tried to grab a woman’s cellular phone at a bus stop in Bogota. The woman would not let go of her phone. They had a little struggle, but then the thief managed to grab the phone and ran.

After grabbing the phone from the woman the thief ran out of the glass door and ran headfirst into an approaching bus at a bus station in Bogota. When he tried to make a run for it he was hit by an oncoming bus who had come to pick up passengers at that bus stop.

Onlookers were horrified as the man was thrown into the air before falling between the bus and the glass doors. While he was lying on the floor, the victim grabbed her phone back. Then she graciously helped the man get up. Onlookers called an ambulance who transported him to the hospital where he was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.

“Wow, he is lucky that he wasn't killed by the bus. Hopefully, he learned his lesson and will turn his life around,” Tyrone Jones, 51, of Cheyenne, Wyoming told YourJewishNews.com after watching the video.
Police said the mugger had a history of theft related charges. He was arrested after being treated at the hospital.
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Muslims deface tomb of Shimon Ben Yaakov near Highway 6

The tomb of Shimon Ben Yaakov defaced 
By: Moses Gold

The tomb of Shimon Ben Yaakov was defaced with Arabic writings, according to photos uploaded to the internet.

Muslim vandals defaced the tomb of Shimon Ben Yaakov, which is the burial place of the father of one of the 12 tribes of Israel.

While the tomb, located near Kibbutz Eyal, just off Highway 6, is not one of the most popular or known graves of the Jewish ancestors, it is frequented by some Jews on a daily basis.

Some Jewish worshipers who arrived at the tomb in recent days found that the grave has been desecrated and disfigured, and green Arabic graffiti has been painted everywhere.

An IDF soldier who frequents the place, said he believes that the green color was used in order to make a statement that the site belongs to the Palestinians. The Arabic graffiti reads: "the tomb of Shamun."

Photographs of the defaced site have been delivered to a nongovernmental organization that specializes in the rehabilitation of holy places in Israel.

“This is a huge desecration of a Jewish holy site. The suspects behind the vandalism need to be brought to justice. It is time for the Israeli police to permanently patrol the tomb,” Yaakov Baumelgreen, 41, of Elad, Israel told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the vandalism of the tomb.

Swastikas scratched into Michigan students' lockers

Scene of the incident 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) Jewish students were feeling vulnerable after they found several swastikas scratched into their school lockers at a Michigan school, according to police reports in Michigan.

The suspects behind the swastikas were identified as three high school teens in Michigan. Police said that they could face criminal charges for scratching the swastikas on the lockers.

The president of the local Shaare Zedek Congregation, Elliot Spoon, said that while he is not surprised by the incident, he is still deeply disappointed.

"Swastikas on lockers under any circumstance is inappropriate and offensive," he said in a statement.
Students must be educated about the history of the swastika and how its presence hurts the Jewish people, he said.

"Clearly there are gaps in the education system, either in the school system, family communication, or community leaders, who all have an important role in ensuring that our students are well informed," Spoon said.

The Michigan branch of the Anti-Defamation League expressed its hope that the school district will use the incident as a way to increase the discussion on cultural diversity and acceptance.

"Overall, our definition of a hate crime is one in which a symbol of hate was used, I think it's very unfortunate that they decided to use a symbol of hate, when they were expressing any frustration," executive Director Heidi Budaj said.

“It is deeply troubling that students who are disappointed resort to drawing the swastika which is a symbol of hate against the Jews. I am glad the the school is expressing interest in educating their students after the incident. Let’s hope it doesn't happen again,” Archie Mann, 38, of Detroit, Michigan told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the swastika attack.

The motive behind the vandalism is still unclear, police said. Police said that one of the lockers which were etched with swastikas belonged to a Jewish girl at the school.

Barbra Streisand to get honorary PHD from Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Barbra Streisand with Shimon Peres 
By: Debbie Gross

Barbra Streisand, a popular singer and actress in the United States, will receive a PHD from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, according to a statement released by the Hebrew University.

Streisand will receive the honorary doctorate of philosophy from the Hebrew University.

She will be awarded the doctorate when she visits Israel next month. She is also set to perform in the country for the first time.

The award is a recognition for her human rights work, dedication to Israel and the Jewish people.
Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, president of the Hebrew University, said that everybody is "deeply proud" with honor.

"Streisand’s talents are matched by her passionate concern for equality and opportunity for people of all genders and backgrounds," Ben-Sasson said.

"Equally important is her love for Israel, and her Jewish heritage is reflected in many aspects of her life and career," he added.

“It is heartwarming that such an important figure to the Jewish people and Israel will be in Israel performing. I have my tickets ready and I can't wait to meet Streisand in person,” Joe Schneider, 40, of Tel Aviv, Israel told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the upcoming Streisand visit.

She will receive her doctorate in a ceremony next month, after which she will perform at the 90th birthday celebration of President Shimon Peres. She also will perform twice in Tel Aviv.

Syria boasts it destroyed Israeli military vehicle in Golan Heights

Israeli tanks on guard at the Syrian border 
By: Debbie Gross

The Syrian government boasted that it destroyed an Israeli military vehicle in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, according to a statement released by the Syrian government.

Syria said Tuesday that it destroyed an Israeli vehicle that crossed the ceasefire line on the Golan Heights during the night, while the Israeli army said Syria shot at an Israeli patrol, damaging a vehicle. Israel also said that its troops fired back at Syrian soldiers.

Both armies seem to be referring to the same incident.
The Syrian civil war has sometimes reached the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, a strategic plateau which Israel captured in the 1967 war. Israel assumes that most incidents are accidental fire, but its forces have responded to some attacks.

Tuesday's incident, however, was the first time that the Syrian army has acknowledged firing at Israeli troops at the border, and it appeared to be an attempt by the regime of President Bashar Assad to retaliate after three Israeli air attacks near Damascus, earlier this year.

The strikes reportedly targeted Syrian arms shipments destined for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Those attacks marked a sharp escalation of Israel's participation in the Syrian civil war. The attacks also raised fears that the conflict could become a full-blown regional war.

“I believe that the Syrian president is smart enough to understand that the last thing his country needs is a full blown conflict with Israel. I hope the situation calms down soon,” Isaac Wolfe, 39, of Tel Aviv, Israel told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the latest Syrian attacks.

Faulty Shabbat timer causes large fire at Chabad synagogue in Jerusalem

Torah scroll being removed from the synagogue 
By: John Roberts

A popular Chabad synagogue in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem burned down after a faulty Shabbat timer ignited, according to a statement released by firefighters in Jerusalem, Israel.

The fire broke out on Shabbat afternoon. The fire caused major damage to the building, luckily, no one was injured. The fire destroyed many books of the synagogue. The Torah scrolls, which were kept in a safe, was not damaged. The Torah scrolls were later relocated safely by members of the synagogue.

The timer that was used to turn the lights and the air conditioning system on and off, malfunctioned for some reason and exploded. "It was a terrible sight to see," a regular member of the synagogue said. "It hurt to see the synagogue on fire," he added.

“The entire Jewish community of Givat Shaul was saddened after watching the synagogue go up in flames. Hopefully, the synagogue will quickly be rebuilt bigger and better. Meanwhile, Chabad followers will have to pray at a temporary location,” Ben Weber, 30, of Jerusalem, Israel told YourJewishNews.com after seeing the synagogue burn down.

The Torah scrolls were removed after firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze.

Hungarian fighter banned after sporting 'death to the Jews' tattoo

Attila Petrovszki with Nazi tattoo 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A popular martial arts fighter from Hungary was prohibited from participating in an upcoming event after sporting a “death to the Jews” tattoo, according to a statement released by gaming officials in the Czech Republic.

The organizers of the martial arts show in Prague have listened to sponsors and canceled the appearance of the Hungarian wrestler who is covered from head to toe with Nazi tattoos. Attila Petrovszki a mixed martial arts fighter from Hungary, was scheduled to appear at the event, organizers are now looking for a replacement.

This year the organizers of the event found themselves getting a little too much attention, all because of Attila Petrovszki, a Hungarian neo-Nazi. Photos of the semi-naked fighter seemed to confirm this, as his chest has large tattoos of Hitler with a swastika, and “death to the Jews” scrawled on his abdomen. The photo quickly spread on facebook, and Attila's fate was sealed.

“I am glad that the leaders of the game in the Czech Republic did the correct thing and banned this hateful person. Hate should have no place in sports. No country understand better than the Czech Republic the evils of the Nazi regime. If Attila wants to fight in games he should remove his Nazi tattoos first,” Ramon Fowler, 65, of Budapest Hungary told YourJewishNews.com after learning about Attila’s Nazi tattoos.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

New caffeine filled toothbrush soon to be unveiled

Woman brushing teeth illustration 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) Consumers who love caffeine filled products might soon be able to get their caffeine fix while brushing their teeth as soon as they get up in the morning, according to a new patent filed with the U.S. Patent Office.

Consumer products giant, Colgate-Palmolive, applied to patent a toothbrush with caffeine, but the application of the patent only refers to a proposed device which hypothetically could release the caffeine or any other substance or aroma, and create feelings in the user's mouth.

In any case, the application made by Colgate for their "oral care" actually was rejected by the U.S. Patent Office, but for reasons that had nothing to do with caffeine.

“I would love such a toothbrush because instead of getting my teeth all dirty in the morning from my morning coffee I could get my caffeine fix by brushing my teeth, which will leave my teeth sparkling clean,” Stacey Byrd, 21, of Lincoln, Nebraska told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the new caffeine toothbrush.

Earlier this month, Wrigley said it was withdrawing its new caffeine gum in stores after the Food and Drug Administration said it would investigate the safety of foods with added caffeine.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Lover seen on video jumping out of window as husband suddenly comes home

lover climbs out of window 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A lover was seen on video jumping out of a window and making a safe landing thanks to the local fire department, after the husband of his lover suddenly came home, according to video uploaded to the internet.

The man was caught red handed cheating with another man's wife in Brazil. Instead of dealing with the consequences, he decided to leave, but not by using the front door of the house.

The video showed how a man and a woman were arguing on a porch. To the left side of the screen, we can clearly see a man standing outside the window of the third floor, with only his boxers on. The man proceeded to link what seemed like blankets together which he used to lower himself to the ground.

As the man with no clothes made his way down he was met by a cheering crowd mixed with the beeping of car horns. The bed sheets however, only allowed the boxers wearing man to get down to the first floor, but with the help of firefighters, the man was able to reach the ground to safety by jumping on mattresses which were placed on the ground.

“I feel bad for all those involved, as the video of this whole embarrassing incident will remain forever on the internet. I wonder what the family members are saying to this. One thing I can’t understand is why the crowd was cheering the cheater on,” Sue Walters, 29, of Omaha, Nebraska told YourJewishNews.com after watching the video.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

Man fights back against fortune teller after $212,000 love spell fails to work

Jose Laparra 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A man was angry after he paid a fortune teller $212,000 to cast a love spell on his former girlfriend which failed to work, according to a statement released by police in Spain.

Police in Spain said they arrested the man accused of breaking into the home of a psychic to recover the $212,000 he paid for a love spell because it did not work.

Investigators said Jose Laparra, the former manager of the soccer team Club Deportivo Castellon, paid the sum to a Magallon fortune teller in exchange for a spell which should bring his former lover back to him.

However, Laparra allegedly broke into the woman's house when the spell did not work and demanded his money back. The fortune called police and the man was arrested.

Police said Laparra suffered a panic attack during his arrest and was taken to a local hospital.

“People shouldn't believe fortune tellers. Fortune tellers are for entertainment purposes only. The government should crack down on people asking big sums of money in exchange for potions or blessings which never work,” Vicki Terry, 31, of Stowe, Vermont told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the attempted robbery of the fortune teller.

Laparra and four alleged accomplices were charged with theft, police said. Police have also seized the $212,000.




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School left confused after student sports record 41 names

School students illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

The school staff and students are all left scratching their head after a new student revealed his record 41 names.

The high school student in the Philippines is drawing worldwide attention for his unusual name, which includes 40 first names and one surname.

The latest high school student to enroll in Urdaneta City in Pangasinan National High School is a 15-year-old student named Zerubbabel Zabud Ismail Ratziel Zimry Timshel Blavatsky Pike Polidoro Philo Rakoczy Isurenus Nylghara Morya Kuthumi Aum Krishnamurti Ultimus Ashram Rufinorum Jerram Jancsi Akasha Janko Ziv Hu Zane Zeke Diamond Wye Wakeman Mercavah Muo Nesethrah Chohkmah Teletai Morningstar Seven Nigel A. San Juan CCCII.

A. represents Augustine, the surname of his mother.
The older boy's brother, Ramuel, 21, and his sister Ramille Lewisse, 25, each have 20 names and a surname.

Their father, Rufino Ramil San Juan V, said he began the tradition of naming his oldest daughter with lots of names in order to teach the Government flexibility.

"My first child was born, but I was not happy when the people in charge of the documents showed little imagination," San Juan said. "The form had a very short blank line where I was expected to fill in the name of my daughter. I asked: 'What if I decide to give my daughter a longer name?’ They replied: ‘You can not do that.’"
"So I decided I could do that. My wife had reservations about doing that as any sensible math teacher would," the father added.

“If the father wanted to teach the government a lesson he shouldn't have done it using his children. He could have requested a name change for himself and name himself a thousand names. His children probably hate him for doing this to them,” Kristen Soto, 32, of Brattleboro, Vermont told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the student with 41 names.

Man rides Chicago Ferris wheel for record 48 hours

Clinton Shepherd on the Ferris wheel 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) A man rode a Ferris wheel for a record 48 hours in Chicago, Illinois, according to officials at the Guinness World Record.

The operations manager of the Navy Pier in Chicago hit a new world record by riding the Ferris wheel for 48 hours nonstop.

Clinton Shepherd stepped aboard the Ferris wheel at 2:30 pm on Friday and stayed for a total of 48 hours, breaking the previous Guinness World Record of an amusement park ride of 30 hours and 35 seconds.

"This achievement underscores the Navy Pier’s spot as a popular tourist attraction in the Midwest, and serves as a great attraction in the city of Chicago. The park pays tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Saturday, which was Armed Forces Day, when active members of the armed forces and their families received free rides on all Navy Pier attractions.

“I can’t imagine spinning around in a Ferris wheel for two days straight. I don’t know how this guy did this. I was once stuck on a Ferris wheel for half an hour and I panicked. After I was finally freed from the Ferris wheel my head spun for the next several days,” Alma Hopkins, 39, of Chicago, Illinois told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the record 48 hour Ferris wheel ride.

The man played video games and watched James Bond movies to stay awake.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

New York man busted with stolen donuts stuffed inside his pocket

Donuts display in 7-Eleven 
By: Shifra Unger

A man was arrested and charged with theft related charges after he was caught with stolen donuts inside his pocket, according to a statement released by the New York Police Department.

Officials were quick to bust the donuts thief in Brooklyn, New York, moments after he tried to leave a 7-Eleven location located in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, with pockets full of creamy donuts.

"He took some glazed donuts and put them all in his pants," Shabbis Bhatti, 42, an employee of the convenience store told police.
Bhatti said he was impressed by the speed and determination with which the police apprehended the donuts robber.

"They came in less than a minute. They were quick, three police officers and a sergeant," he said.

“The suspect is a stupid thief. What good are the donuts after getting all squashed up inside his pants pockets?” Yolanda Wade, 29, of Brooklyn, New York told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the donuts thief.

The suspect, Dexter Jackson, 34, was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and petty theft for shoplifting at the Atlantic Avenue 7-Eleven, police said.

The store clerk also said that the police probably acted quickly out of fear that the man will take away all of their donuts.

School students soaked after helicopter crashes into sprinkler system

The remote control helicopter 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) School students suddenly received unwanted showers after their school sprinkler system went off by a crashing toy helicopter, according to statements released by school students in Virginia.

Officials of a Virginia high school said students were soaked in water when the toy helicopter collided with the fire sprinkler system.

Brenda Mayo, director of the Cosby High School in Midlothian, confirmed that the fire sprinkler system in a classroom was triggered when it was hit by the toy helicopter.

"The school had no fire problems and the students were never in any danger during the incident. Students in affected classrooms were transferred to other places," she wrote in a statement released to parents. "We are currently cleaning up, and we will recover and return belongings of affected students in their classroom," she added.

Chesterfield schools spokesperson Shawn Smith said the Department of Education and the College Board were informed of the incident as it caused advanced placement tests to be interrupted for some students.

“I would freak out if I suddenly got a shower in a place I least expect to get a shower. I hope the school had adequate heating for the students to warm up after being soaked with water. I just wonder what a toy helicopter was doing in class,” Vanessa Fleming, 38, of South Burlington, Vermont told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the fire sprinkler system incident.

Ohio man arrested after his girl, 9, crashes his car into a tree

Jaron McGee 
By: David Ross

A man was arrested and charged with child neglect related charges after allowing his little daughter to drive his car, which she eventually crashed into a tree, according to a statement released by police in Ohio.

A spokesperson for the Lake County Sheriff's Office said, Jaron McGee, 23, allowed his 9-year-old daughter to drive his 1998 Honda in a parking lot in Headlands State Park Sunday while he was in the passenger seat.

The girl crashed the car into a tree after reaching an excessive speed, the police report said.
Investigators believe that McGee and his daughter were not injured in the accident.

McGee was arrested on a charge of endangering children, and authorities said he was found to be wanted for felony and misdemeanor charges in other jurisdictions.

“What this young man allowed his own child to do is shocking. He is not fit to care for his own children. Welfare authorities should take away this child and other children he may have,” Ids Wade, 30, of Montpelier, Vermont told YourJewishNews.com after learning about the incident.

Police were unable to confirm that the girl was uninjured after family members took the girl from the scene before police arrived.

Man jailed for raping girl, 6, asks for leniency because he is unemployed and single

Jail cell illustration 
By: David Ross

A man was arrested, charged, and convicted of child rape related charges after he raped a girl, 6, while playing hide and seek with her, according to court proceedings in Malaysia.

Fairuz Arbain invited two young girls over to his home to play a game of hide and seek, but little did the 6-year-old girl know that she was about to fall prey to a sexual predator.

Yesterday, the unemployed 32-year-old was sentenced to 10 years in jail and three strokes of the cane after admitting in court that he raped the six-year-old girl when he asked the victim and her eight-year-old friend, to play hide and seek with him.

The incident is said to have been committed in a house in Taman University.
Arbain faced a maximum jail term of 20 years and whipping.
Azrul Sani, a lawyer of the defendant, pleaded for a light sentence, because Fairuz regretted his actions and was still single.

“Sani has some nerve asking for leniency for a child rapist because of being single. What kind of message is he sending to his own children? That it is OK to rape little girls if you are single? This attorney should be prohibited from practicing law,” Sue May, 39, of Burlington, Vermont told YourJewishNews.com after learning about Arbain’s court proceedings.

Sani however, denied asking the judge for leniency because the man is single.