Israeli chocolate pizza becomes instant hit in Japan

Max Brenner’s menu in Japanese 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) Everyone like a good piece of chocolate, combine that with people’s favorite fast food, pizza, and you get a yummy “chocolate marshmallow pizza.”

The Israeli based chocolate shop and cafe opened its doors in Omotesando, in one of the major shopping areas in Tokyo, Japan.

Hundreds of chocolate enthusiasts gathered for the opening of the specialty chocolate coffee shop in Tokyo, to taste the world’s famous chocolate created by an Israeli born man named Max Brenner.

Max Brenner already has shops in the Israel, the United States, Australia, the Philippines and Singapore, and now in Japan.

About 400 people showed up to the grand opening of the of the Max Brenner’s chocolate cafe.

In the video below, Max Brenner explains how he started his business.

He explained that he started out with no business experience. He went from not knowing how to make a coffee to becoming the successful owner of the chocolate restaurants and cafes.

Brenner said that he does not have a lot of competition as he is not just a store that sells chocolate.

“People come here to eat chocolate, drink chocolate and to touch chocolate,” Max Brenner said.

17-year-old son of Christian leader beaten with a bat because of his support for joining the Israeli army

Father Gabriel Nadaf with Netanyahu 
By: Moses Gold

The teen son of a popular Arab Christian leader was beaten with a baseball bat because of his support for joining the Israeli military, according to police reports in Israel.

The son of Father Gabriel Nadaf, a Greek Orthodox priest who is the leading advocate of Christian enlistment in the Israel Defense Forces, was attacked over the weekend.

Father Nadaf said that his pro-IDF stance led to the attack on his son.

His 17-year-old son was walking down a street when a political activist, 21, belonging to an opposing group, began screaming at him and hit him with a baseball bat. The teen was taken to a local hospital.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the attack and promised to protect anyone who wants to defend Israel.

"This is very worrying, I learned that there were physical attacks by extremists against Christians, Christian Arabs who want to join the army and want to be part of the State of Israel. I will not tolerate this," Netanyahu said about Sunday's attack.

Smartphone application allows kids to control movements of live cockroach

The RoboRoach 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) Kids can now control the movement of a cockroach through a smartphone application.

While some see the technology as a teaching device, other call it animal cruelty.

The Backyard Brains company said that their product called RoboRoach, is designed to teach children about neuroscience.

The live, remote-controlled cockroach, allows children to learn through controlling the movements of the insect.

RoboRoach works by attaching a backpack to the cockroach.

The cockroach's antennas are cut and a hole is put through its thorax with a needle.

Electrodes are then attached to the insect.

This allows one to control the movements of the cockroach from left to right using a smartphone application.

The costs for the Roboroach is $99. It comes complete with an electronic gadget and the insect.

Three children found partying at a hotel a few days after going missing

Hotel in India illustration 
By: David Ross

Three children went missing after they left school.

Days after they were reported missing, the three children were found in a hotel in India.

The students left the Jhalari Educational Academy of the Kanchanpur District in Nepal, and never made it home.

Their parents were at their wit's end after frantically searching in all possible places, but to no avail.

It seemed as though their kids vanished without a trace.

The parents were terrified. They thought that their children might have been kidnapped and taken to India, as part of child trafficking.

The parents turned to police to help track the whereabouts of their children.

As the days passed, the suspicion that they had been kidnapped only grew stronger.

Police began a widespread search for them. The children were identified as Keshav Bista, 13, Nabin Bista, 13 and Bhuwan Bhatta, 14, all seventh graders.

After much searching and some sleepless nights, the teens were found safe and sound, having a good time at a hotel in India.

The teens have taken money from their parents and headed to in India “for fun.”

Police are calling the incident "a frivolous act of teenage boys.”

Woman hospitalized after being the victim of a Home Depot toilet prank

Public bathroom illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

A woman was left embarrassed after she was the victim of a toilet prank.

It seems to be a new trend where people play a prank on innocent strangers
by smearing glue on toilets in department stores.

The latest victim was a woman, who had to be rushed to the hospital after using the toilet at Home Depot.

The woman had been shopping at a Home Depot store in Georgia, when she decided to use the women's restroom.

However, after finishing her business, she was unable to get up because her skin was stuck to the toilet seat.

The woman called for help. She had to go through the embarrassment of having emergency services personnel free the toilet seat before being taken to Gainesville Hospital for treatment.

The store manager found that a prankster had covered all store bathroom toilets with a very strong glue.

A paper bag was found at the scene containing a strong glue, containing Loctite GO2 adhesive, which is used for construction repairs.

In another incident, a Colorado man sued Walmart, after he got stuck while sitting on a glue-smeared seat.

Emergency workers had to unscrew the seat from its hinges and transported the man with the seat stuck to his behind through the store and into a waiting ambulance.

Talent show judge jailed after getting auditioning kids to send him nude photos of themselves

John David Baker 
By: John Roberts

A man was jailed after he took advantage of children, who wanted to advance their career in entertainment.

John David Baker, 29, who lives in Celebration, Florida, was arrested for persuading children to send him nude photos of themselves.

Baker, who is a British citizen, took advantage of his position as a talent judge to chat with the children online while asking them to send him these photos.

Baker also helped train and hire children, who were trying to pursue a career in entertainment.

An investigation began after concerned parents told authorities that Baker had contacted their young daughters online.

Baker had already chatted online with some children, who were involved in the talent show competition.

Many of those conversations were sexually oriented.

Investigators found live webcam videos of children performing sexual acts for him.

Baker received inappropriate photos of the children in exchange for inappropriate photos of himself.

Baker claimed that he "meant no harm."

The judge disagreed and sentenced him to 25 years in prison. He must also register as a sex offender.

Woman shot dead while trying to grab gun from husband after she was caught cheating

James Perriello (left) Natalie Perriello (right) 
By: Debbi Gross

(Scroll down for video) A mother of 4 was killed when she tried to grab a gun from her husband.

Natalie Perriello of Grantham, New Hampshire, was working as a teacher when she had an affair with her former student.

Her husband, James Perriello, 42, suspected that she was cheating and placed a recorder in her car.

Perriello told police he had been monitoring his wife’s emails, social network sites and her text messages.

The husband was angry after learning that she was having an affair with a former student.

He confronted his wife, and they began to fight. When things got heated a gun was brought into the picture.

Police heard recordings of Natalie Perriello, 42, and her 20 year-old former student, who were affectionate with each other and had a relationship.

James Perriello told police he entered the room with a gun to scare his wife and it accidentally went off when she tried to grab it.

The couple’s 3-year-old daughter was in the room at the time of the shooting.

After Natalie Perriello was shot in the head at close range, the gun fell to the floor. Her husband grabbed it and shot her a few more times, according to Senior Assistant Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin.

James Perriello pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

The couple's four children, aged between 3 and 12 are being raised by Natalie Perriello's mother.

New hotel to be built under the sea surface for spectacular views

Underwater hotel room 
By: David Ross

(Scroll down for video) If you want to experience the beauty of the sea you will soon be able to just look out your hotel room window.

Instead of penthouse suites, the most unique lodging experience will soon be 20 feet or more below the sea surface.

The idea of ​​sleeping with the fish at some distance below the waves may seem dangerous, but the necessary technology to build an underground hotel is well established and proven.

Robert Bursiewicz, a project manager at Deep Ocean Technology, a Polish company that is planning an underwater hotel called Water Discus, said that the hotel can be towed to a suitable location and placed on the seabed.

The hotel consists of an underwater disk containing 22 rooms overlooking the sea, connected by elevators and stairs to a similar disk above the surface containing other hotel facilities.

"Today, it is possible to build submarines that go beyond 1,640 feet below the sea surface, so building an underwater hotel is not a problem," Bursiewicz said.

In fact, it should be much less of a technical challenge to build a hotel underwater than a submarine, because hotels are unlikely to be placed more than 50 feet below the sea surface.

That's because the water acts as a filter for sunlight, and below 50 feet most of the colors except blue are washed out. That means the rooms have to be in relatively shallow waters in order to achieve the most spectacular views and colorful marine life.

Man jumps to his death in mall after girlfriend would not stop shopping

Tao Hsiao’s body being removed from the mall 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A man killed himself after being fed up with his girlfriend’s overspending.

Tao Hsiao, 38, jumped to his death during a fight with his girlfriend at a mall.

The woman insisted that they continue shopping, but he wanted to go home.

Surveillance videos showed the dramatic moment before Hsiao jumped from the 7th floor and fell to his death.

Hsiao was with his girlfriend at a shopping center in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, eastern China.

After five hours of shopping, Hsiao had enough and demanded to go home.

Witnesses said they heard him saying that they already had more bags than they could carry, and that she had enough shoes, more shoes that she could wear in a lifetime.

However, she insisted on going to another store, which had a sale on shoes.

The woman began accusing Hsiao of being a cheapskate, and the two got into a heated argument.

The shouting match ended when the man threw the bags to the floor and jumped off the balcony, causing shocked buyers to flee in panic.

Emergency services personnel arrived at the scene, and Hsiao was pronounced dead.

May he rest in peace.

Father beaten to death for protecting daughter from sexual assault

The teen’s uncle in the hospital 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

(Scroll down for video) A man was brutally killed and his brothers were hospitalized when they
tried to stop a man from sexually assaulting a woman.

"I just want my father back and I want justice. I want the suspects behind bars," the woman said.

The father of a teenage woman in India, was beaten to death by a man for opposing the man’s advances and threats toward his daughter.

The suspect of Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, has been trying to get his teenage neighbor to sleep with him.

He had been teasing the woman for a while, but she refused to sleep with him.

When the suspect threatened to kidnap her, the frightened teen told her father.

The father called his brothers, and together they confronted the suspect’s father.

However, the suspect and his brothers attacked the woman’s family and stabbed her father to death.

"He and his brothers all had baseball bats, daggers and knives in their hands.
They attacked my father from behind like cowards ," the teenager said.

“The suspect and his brothers attacked my brothers. They were all seriously injured and admitted to a hospital. My older brother has died and another brother has a head injury," the teen’s uncle said.

"A case has been filed against the suspects, and one of the defendants has been arrested," inspector SK Tomar said.

Girl, 13, charged with homicide after joyride kills her friend

Regina Anderson (left) her son Almani Creamer (right) 
By: Shifra Unger

(Scroll down for video) It was a bad decision that left one boy dead and three others hospitalized.

A 13-year-old girl drove her parents’ car without permission and took her siblings and friends out for a joyride.

Sadly, the 13-year-old inexperienced driver crashed, killing her 12-year-old friend Almani Creamer, and injuring others.

The accident happened when the girl hit a tree in Olympia Fields, Illinois.

The girl has been charged with reckless homicide as a result of the boy’s death.

His mother, Regina Anderson, 35, said that she wanted to keep the memorial a private affair and stay out of the media spotlight while they mourn their terrible loss.

However, she changed her mind and decided to share her story so that other young kids can see the devastating results of getting into a car without permission and with an unlicensed driver.

"He was a special kid, and I just hope he did not suffer," Anderson said.

Creamer was reportedly sitting in the back seat and was wearing a seatbelt during the accident.

Four other passengers, all under 16-years-old, were treated at area hospitals and released.

The girl was charged with reckless homicide, reckless driving and possession of a stolen motor vehicle, according to State Attorney's Office of Cook County.

Authorities are withholding the name of the girl because of her age. She was released to the custody of her mother after her arraignment.

Woman gets superglued to Georgia Home Depot toilet seat

Toilet illustration 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A woman was traumatized during a shopping experience after she was superglued to a toilet, according to police reports in Georgia.

The local fire department had to pull the woman off the public toilet after a prankster smeared superglue on the seat.

The unfortunate incident happened at a Home Depot store in Georgia, after the buyer went to use the public bathroom.

When she tried to get up after relieving herself she found that she could not do it because her skin had become stuck to the toilet seat.

She was eventually freed by emergency rescue workers, and was taken to a local hospital for further treatment.

Police have launched an investigation, but so far, no arrests have been made. Police have also said that it is possible that the woman glued herself to the toilet seat.

Newlyweds choke and stab man to death because they wanted to kill someone together

Elytte and Miranda Barbour 
By: Eva Fett

(Scroll down for video) A newlywed couple was arrested and charged with murder after they allegedly killed a man because they wanted to kill someone together, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

The newlyweds were just three weeks away from their wedding day when they lured the man to his death with a Craigslist advertisement because they wanted to kill someone together, police said.

Elytte Barbour told officers on Friday night, that he and his wife, Miranda, had planned to kill before, but their plans never worked until last month, when Troy LaFerrara responded to an online advertisement that promised a relationship in exchange for money.

Elytte Barbour, 22, and Miranda Barbour, 18, both face charges of criminal homicide in the death of LaFerrara. His body was found in an alley in Sunbury, a small town, which is located about 100 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The couple recently moved to nearby Selinsgrove from North Carolina.

According to the Sunbury Police Elytte Barbour told investigators that he hid in the back seat of the couple's truck as his wife met LaFerrara at a shopping center. He told police that when his wife gave him the signal, he wrapped a rope around the neck of LaFerrara, while Miranda Barbour stabbed him.

The 42-year-old man from Port Trevorton was stabbed 20 times, police said.

Miranda Barbour was charged on Wednesday.

Barbour said that his wife made between $50 to $850 to meet men for activities such as dining or strolling through the mall. The advertisements were placed on websites, including Craigslist, and all were told in advance that sex was not part of the deal.

"She's not a prostitute," he said. "What she does is meet men who have broken marriages or do not have anyone in their lives, for conversations," the husband said.

Man sues country because it rained during his vacation

Rainy day illustration 
By: Moses Gold

A man filed a lawsuit against a country because it rained while he was on vacation, according to court proceedings in Canada.

Now, the man who sued the Dominican Republic because it rained during his vacation, has been labeled a "quarrelsome litigant" by a Quebec judge.

Being labeled as such means that Bruno Leduc cannot file another lawsuit unless he receives prior approval of the court.

Labeling a citizen of a "quarrelsome litigant in Quebec, is extremely rare. A judge has to believe that someone "often demonstrates stubbornness and narcissism" and his allegations are "on the edge of being irrational."

Court documents show that Leduc filed 70 small claims against individuals or companies in recent years. Within the first three months of 2012, Leduc submitted 19 claims.

Judge Diane Quenneville ruled last month that "the court has no doubt that Leduc is abusing the justice system."

Leduc sued the consulate of the Dominican Republic and Transat airline, for damages because it rained when he spent time in that country, and because his leg was injured when the plane landed.

Leduc sued Costco Wholesale Canada, for $500 because the staff took too long to put a lawnmower he wanted to buy in his carriage.

Leduc sued Air Canada after being kicked off a plane when he would not move to an economy class seat that he had paid for, from the business class seat he was sitting in. He responded by suing the airline for more than $4,000.

Man wakes up in empty and dark United Airlines airplane

Empty plane illustration 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) A man was left traumatized after waking up inside an empty and dark commercial jet.

Tom Wagoner woke up on Friday night, only to see that he was completely alone.

He looked around from his window seat in the back of the plane and wondered: "What's going on?"

He tried to open the jet door, but it was locked.

He called his girlfriend, and she thought he was joking or that he went crazy. He called United Airlines, and about 30 minutes later, the door opened.

"I came from Louisiana to see my sister in California. We had a stopover in Texas," Wagoner said. "I just decided to take a short nap," he added.

Well, he must have been very, very tired, because as the other three dozen passengers went off the plane after a one-hour flight, he remained fast asleep.

For some reason the flight crew did not realize that a man was sleeping in the back of the plane.

"What if I had a medical problem or something? What if I had a heart attack and was dead? You shut the plane and let someone there?" Wagoner said.

Wagoner stayed in a hotel room before flying to California the next day. He was given a United voucher for $250.

Police officer punished after recording sex video dressed in his uniform

Police locker room illustration 
By: John Roberts

A police officer was punished after he was caught recording a sex video while he was dressed in his police uniform, according to police reports in Sweden.

Police also said that the officer committed sexual molestation after sending the video to a colleague.

A disciplinary board heard that the Uppsala police officer, whose name was not disclosed, recorded a sexual encounter in the locker room of the police headquarters, while he was wearing his uniform.

The officer sent the video to a friend, whom he had not met in person, but knew through text messages conversations.

The colleague showed the video to the Board, who ruled that the officer had sexually abused his colleague by sending the video and violated the officer’s sexual integrity.

The board said the officer’s activities damaged the public perception of the police, especially by wearing his uniform during the recording.

The officer was withheld five days pay, and was issued a stern warning not to commit new crimes.

Man jailed after stabbing his best friend in ‘stab-proof vest’ fail

Stab-proof vest illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

A man was left was serious injuries after being stabbed by his best friend because he wanted to test a “stab-proof vest,” according to court proceedings in Canada.

Now, the Edmonton man pleaded guilty on Tuesday, to criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

The court heard that the victim had been bragging about the vest and invited his friend to stab him. However, the vest did not work as advertised, and the victim, Justin Harder, 18, was rushed to a hospital with a bleeding wound to the chest.

His life was saved by emergency surgery.

Calvin Clackson, 21, was handed a six month prison sentence in a plea bargain agreement.

"It was criminal negligence by the defendant to stab his friend," the judge ruled.

Clackson and his girlfriend had gone to visit Harder 106 Avenue and 116th Street.

"Harder had what he believed is a stab-proof vest and asked Clackson to stab him while he's wearing the vest," the court was told.

"Unfortunately, the vest did not work, and the knife went through the vest and into the chest cavity of Harder. He was left seriously injured," the court heard.

Man calls police and threatens killing spree if they don’t bring him smokes, alcohol and snacks

Police officer with bottle of booze illustration 
By: Shifra Unger

A man called police (911), threatened to go on a killing spree and kill himself, if he does not receive smokes, alcohol and snacks, according to police reports in Canada.

Saskatchewan Police said they arrested a drunken man, who threatened gun violence when a 911 dispatcher ignored his demands for snacks and spirits.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said that the 41-year-old man from North Battleford, whose name was not released, called them around 3:00 a.m. on Thursday, and told the police dispatcher that he wanted a pop and some cigarettes.

The man called 911 a second time when his request was not met, and said he wanted officers to bring him more vodka.

When the man was told that police would not do as he asked, he told the dispatcher he had a gun and would hurt himself or others, the investigators said.

Police went to the man's house, and the man initially refused commands to come out, but later, he fell asleep.

The man, who police said had a "high level of intoxication," was arrested, and police seized a .22 caliber rifle and ammunition from the house.

The suspect was charged with careless use of a firearm, unsafe storage of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.