Israeli company shows off new wheelchair that can ride down stairs

The Acrobat in action 
By: Hydar Tomar

(Scroll down for video) Since the invention of the wheelchair, disabled people had to be helped while going down stairs.

Now, thanks to an Israeli company, disabled people can ride down stairs without any help with their wheelchair, a video uploaded to YouTube showed.

Designed and built with the needs of the active user in mind, the Acrobat wheel provides total freedom to wheelchair riders by allowing a smooth and comfortable ride across any path they choose, along with the chair frame they prefer.

With a unique design, the Acrobat wheel delivers flexibility while preserving wheel functionality with no added energy loss and bouncy unstable sensation.

On flat terrain, it rolls like a rigid wheel and only when encountering impacts the suspension mechanism jumps into action to absorb the shock, lessening the stress to the rider’s body.

The Acrobat wheel can be adjusted to fit any wheelchair frame design. The Acrobat provides 360° protection from impacts at any angle.

The Acrobat will take the hit for you, the company said.

New York Police warn about new scam after man posed as IRS agent and demanded past due taxes

IRS building illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

Police in New York have issued a warning to the public after receiving a report about a man, who is posing as an IRS agent and is demanding payment for past due taxes, police of the 109th Precinct said in a statement.

A 75-year-old man of Southeast Asian descent was called by a man, who identified himself as an IRS agent. The caller demanded payment of $4,000 for back taxes.

Since the victim was skeptical, the male caller stated he would have the police call him back to verify this information. The complainant received a second call with the Caller ID displaying the 109th Precinct's telephone number.

The male identified himself as Inspector Brian Maguire. The caller stated that if the money was not paid, a warrant would be out for his arrest. Thankfully, the complainant did not fall victim to this scam.

Scanners usually demand payment through MoneyGram.

Police also warned that scammers may claim that a loved one is being held against their will or was involved in an accident and payment is needed to gain their freedom.

Scammers may claim that a grandson or relative has been locked up in another country and that individual is in need of bail money.

The New York Police Department is not a debt collection agency, police said.

Diner breaks his teeth after broken bits of plate were mixed into his mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A man filed a lawsuit after his teeth broke while eating mashed potatoes at a restaurant, a court in Oregon has heard.

Roger Branstetter said that he was eating at the Outback Steakhouse located on Barnes Road, when two of his teeth broke.

After complaining to a manager, Branstetter was told that a plate broke in the kitchen and that the pieces had fallen into the mashed potatoes.

Branstetter lost the two teeth after a dentist said that they had to be removed and replaced with dental implants.

The manager said that it's really disappointing when someone is injured inside the restaurant.


In the lawsuit, Branstetter claims that the restaurant was supposed to throw away the mashed potatoes after the plate broke. The lawsuit also states that the restaurant was negligent for failing to tell customers about the broken plate.

6-year-old boy seen trying to buy expensive bike for his 10-year-old girlfriend

The boy with his girlfriend at the bike store 
By: Anika Rao

An adorable 6-year-old boy walked into a store with lots of cash to buy a bike for his girlfriend.

Shoppers and workers at the store in China, were stunned when the boy walked in with his 10-year-old girlfriend.

The child asked to see the most expensive electric bike of the store.

Workers asked the boy if he had money to pay for the bike, and the child proceeded to pull out dozens of 100 yuan bills. He had a total of 10,000 yuan (about $1,645.71) in an envelope.

The boy did not reveal from where he got so much cash.

Shoppers took photos of the hilarious incident.

Employees allowed the child to test drive kids size electric bikes. However, they refused to sell him a bike without his parents present.

Man finds used condom that his 13-year-old wife used while having sex with his nephew

Child bride illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

A married 13-year-old girl cheated on her husband with her husband's nephew.

A man, who was identified as Mupostori, is a member of the Johane Marange Apostolic Church in Zimbabwe.

He is married to six wives, and his youngest is only 13 years old.

Mupostori recently received the shock of his life. When he opened his garbage can, he found a freshly used condom.

Mupostori lived in the same house as his nephew named Vengai.

One that day, Mupostori was eating popcorn before he was called to assist a church member.

While he was out, his wife and nephew ate the whole popcorn before engaging in sex. The two were using a condom.

When they were done, the two placed the condom in the empty popcorn bag and threw it into the trash can.

When Mupostori returned home and went looking for his popcorn his young wife told him that the nephew ate the whole bag.

Mupostori did not believe his wife's story so he went to the trash can, opened it and removed the empty popcorn bag.

That’s when he got the shock of his life and found the freshly used condom.

Vengai left the house and ran for his life, and Mupostori ran after him. The nephew managed to outrun his uncle. The nephew is reportedly still in hiding.

According to reports, Mupostori forgave his unfaithful wife and they are still living together.

Teen girl bites off man’s tongue as he tried to forcibly kiss her

Woman biting man’s tongue illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested after a girl bit off a piece of his tongue.

Kamlesh Sharma, 31, often followed an 18-year-old girl when she left from work.

On Tuesday, he grabbed the teen on her way home from work and attempted to forcibly kiss her.

The girl resisted, but when he would not released her, the desperate girl bit his tongue, according to police in India.

In a desperate act of self-defense, the teenager in Bhopal, bit the tongue of her stalker really hard. A piece of tongue was ripped off as a result of the attack.

The girl went to the police station and filed a complaint against
Sharma.

Sharma was arrested by the Kampla police. He was questioned and then charged with assault.

From his jail cell, Sharma spoke to the local media. At 2:12 in the video below, the suspect shows off his injured tongue.

Son arrives home and finds his father dead with his penis in his hand

Ambulance illustration 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A man was shocked when he walked into his house to find his father was killed in his own bed.

The Taiwanese man was found dead and his dismembered penis was placed in his hand.

The man immediately called police. To the son’s horror, responding officers found his mother in the bathroom trying to commit suicide.

The tragedy occurred in the southern city of Kaohsiung.

The woman, who was identified as Liu, was arrested and charged for the murder and abusing a corpse.

According to prosecutors, Liu had suspected that her husband Chien was having an affair.

She wrote several suicide notes to family members.

Liu cut her husband's throat with a butcher knife. She then cut his privates and stuffed it in his right palm.

She also tried to commit suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills before trying to choke herself by wrapping plastic wrap around her face.

However, she woke up a few hours later, locked herself into the bathroom and took more pills.

Officers busted the bathroom door and rescued her. She was taken to a hospital for treatment before being arrested.

Pizza Hut manager caught on surveillance video peeing in store sink

Restaurant kitchen sink illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

(Scroll down for video) A video of a Pizza Hut manager peeing in a kitchen sink of his restaurant has gone viral.

The shocking surveillance video of the Pizza Hut in West Virginia, showed a store manager urinating in the kitchen sink that is used for washing utensils.

The Mingo County health department reportedly ordered the fast food restaurant in Kermit, to shut down.

The Pizza Hut Corporation issued a statement saying that they are "embarrassed" by the actions of the district manager. The company said that it has "zero tolerance" for violations of its operating standards.

The employee in question has been fired. His name was not released.

Pizza Hut said that the incident occurred after business hours.

Woman killed by mob including her brother and husband after she was caught cheating

Couple in bed illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A woman is dead, and her brother and husband are in jail for killing her.

Hayat Bibi, 27, was killed after she was caught with a man who is not her husband.

Bibi of Pakistan, was reportedly having an affair with Daraz Khan, 25. When her husband learned of the affair Bibi went into hiding.

However, she came out of hiding when she heard that her husband and brother captured her lover.

The husband approached a local cleric, demanding an approval for the couple to be stoned to death in compliance with Islamic law.

When they received permission, a mob led by her husband and brother stoned both Bibi and her lover to death for adultery in the Loralai district in Balochistan.

The mob began throwing stones and bricks at Khan until he died, while forcing Bibi to watch.

When he was dead, they turned to Bibi, and stoned her until she died.

Stoning is legal in Pakistan, only if it is ordered by a federal or provincial court. However, in this case it was not legal as it was ordered by a religious court. Therefore, police arrested and charged 4 people for their deaths.

Those arrested included Bibi’s husband, her brother and the cleric who allowed it to happen.

Boy, 9, commits suicide after being ordered to do chores while watching movie

Movie theater illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A family was left devastated after a young boy decided to end his life.

Sanele Magcaba seemed to be a happy 9-year-old boy. However, one day, he was found hanging from a tree outside his home.

The child’s father, Bheko Magcaba, 45, of Durban, South Africa, said that Sanele spent most of his time playing indoors rather than with other children outside.

On Monday, the 9-year-old’s brothers brought home movies and they all sat down to watch it.

While watching one movie, Sanele Magcaba’s brothers constantly sent him to the kitchen to prepare food for them and to do other chores.

At one point, his 15-year-old brother ordered him to check if the door was locked, but the child never returned.

"We were shocked when our 6-year-old sister ran into the house and said that Sanele was hanging in the yard," 15-year-old Khombokuhle Magcaba said.

Sanele had complained and got angry, when he was sent on several occasions to go and do things while his siblings were watching the movie.

“I'm still trying to determine if there were other things that could have pushed Sanele to suicide,” the child’s father said.

“He didn’t leave a suicide note, and I'm looking for answers,” he added.

“I do not think that being interrupted during a movie might be the only factor that led him to take his life,” Bheko Magcaba said.

Captain Thulani Zwane said that police have opened an investigation.

14-year-old boy kills his father because he did not want to go to school

Internet cafe illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

In a very sad incident, a young teen killed his father in public, so he does not have to go to school.

The teenager killed his father at an Internet cafe during an argument, police in China said.

The 14-year-old boy was at the Internet cafe in Xinhua county, Hunan province.

When the father learned that his son was not in school, he went to the cafe looking for his son.

The two got into a heated argument after the father told his son to stop surfing the Internet and go to school.

The teen refused to leave and an argument erupted.

The teen became angry and aggressive before he pulled out a knife and stabbed his father. The boy’s father was declared dead at the scene.

Naked man seen on video urinating on street and trying to take over public bus

Naked man trying to take over public bus 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

(Scroll down for video) Bus passengers panicked when they saw a naked man trying to take over their bus, police in New Jersey said.

Irvington Police said that pedestrians have recorded the strange and violent acts of a naked man, who tried to board a bus in broad daylight.

Passersby called for help when the man boarded the bus and began hitting the driver as he sat in his seat.

After the naked man left the bus, he turned around and forced his way through the closed door for another assault on the driver.

An eyewitness said that the naked man even managed to sit in the driver's seat.

He also hit passing cars and urinated on the street.

Police eventually managed to subdue the man and took him away on a stretcher.

The bizarre attack occurred on Monday.

14-year-old boy stabbed to death after going out with a guy he met on the Internet

Crime scene illustration 
By: Anika Rao

A boy is dead after he decided to go out with a guy he met on the Internet, police in the United Kingdom said.

Essex Police said that an 18-year-old has been charged with murdering a 14-year-old.

The child's body was found about 11:00 a.m. on Monday, in an apartment on Rosebery Road.

Essex Police have identified the victim Breck Bednar.

Lewis Daynes, appeared before the Basildon Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, for a bail hearing, where he was remanded into custody.

The initial post-mortem examination indicated that the teenager died of a neck wound.

The father of the victim is the well known millionaire Barry Bednar, and his mother is Lorin LaFave.

The boy told his parents that he is going to sleepover at a friend’s house. However, police said that the boy went to the suspect’s home.

Woman obsessed with being like Barbie asks doctor to make her brainless

Blondie Bennett 
By: Devansh Dutt

(Scroll down for video) A woman who desperately wants to be just like the Barbie Doll, asked a doctor to make her brainless.

The California woman described herself as obsessed with Barbie, and said that she uses hypnotherapy in order to destroy her brain.

“I want to be 100 percent like Barbie,” 38-year-old Blondie Bennett said. “I do not like humans. I like being plastic,” she said.

Bennett had five breast augmentation and other procedures in the hope of reaching her goal. Now, she goes for hypnotherapy sessions two to three times a week in order to dumb down her brain.

She said that the therapy sessions are working because she really feels dumb and confused all the time.

Bennett complained that her friends and family do not approve of her lifestyle.

Woman kills her brother during fight over a bucket

Bucket illustration 
By: Aarav Sen

A man is dead after a fight broke out over a bucket, police in Nigeria said.

Kwara Region Police said that they arrested 21-year-old Elizabeth Eze after being accused of stabbing her brother, Francis Eze, to death during an argument.

Prosecutors told a magistrate’s court that the defendant stabbed her brother in the chest with a knife after a fight broke out over a bucket.

Eze was charged with one count of manslaughter, and prosecutors asked the court to deny bail for the defendant. The judge agreed and remanded Eze into custody.

In June, a man was arrested and charged with assault related charges for stabbing his brother in the stomach after he spilled his beer, according to police reports in Florida.

Authorities in Florida said they arrested the man accused of stabbing his brother during an argument about macaroni and cheese, and beer.

The Sheriff's Office of Volusia County, said a witness told deputies that Randy Zipperer, 49, became upset Tuesday in his Deltona home when he could not find his macaroni and cheese, so his 47-year-old brother helped him find the food.

Zipperer’s beer was accidentally spilled by his brother during the search, which led to the two men fighting, officers said.

Zipperer allegedly stabbed his brother in the stomach with a kitchen knife during the argument. His brother suffered a small puncture wound.

Zipperer was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and obstructing an officer without violence.

Naval officer stabs bar owner after refusing to pay his bill because ‘soldiers drink for free’

Man drinking at bar illustration 
By: Hydar Tomar

A bar owner suffered serious injuries after being stabbed by a naval officer who demanded free drinks, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that incident occurred when the naval officer was presented with a N14,000 ($85) bill for drinking at the bar.

The violence broke out after the naval officer came to the bar with a group of his friends, drank several drinks and refused to pay, claiming that soldiers drink for free.

After the bar owner demanded payment, the naval officer became violent.

The naval officer struck the bartender and left him with a black eye. A security guard who tried to intervene, was stabbed in the head with a broken bottle.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, arrested the naval officer and his friends. However, they were released after the naval officer said he was drunk at the time of the attack and he promised to pay for the drinks.

14-year-old girl executed by stoning for opening a Facebook account

Man throwing stone illustration 
By: Sanvi Rizvi

A teen girl was arrested, charged and convicted of crimes similar to adultery after opening a Facebook account, prosecutors in Syria said.

The execution took place in the city of Rakka. The girl, 14-year-old Fatoum Al-Jassem, was sentenced to death by stoning by the Al-Reqqa court after being arrested by rebel forces.

The court ruled that having a Facebook account was equivalent to adultery and therefore, she was sentenced to death.

The court also described the opening of a Facebook account as an act of great evil that deserved severe punishment.

International human rights activists have condemned the execution as extremely inhumane.

17-year-old university student murdered after brushing off sexual advances of cultist members

Opeyemi Odusanya 
By: Anika Rao

A bright student is dead after she brushed off the sexual advances of several cultist members, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that a 17-year-old University of Bowen student, Opeyemi Odusanya, has been killed by cult members who are active in the city.

Opeyemi was a star Biochemistry student at the university, university staff members reported.

The undergraduate was killed for refusing the sexual advances of the cult members and also for being proud of herself.

Opeyemi was stabbed to death in her parents’ house.

After her death, the boys used her mobile phone to send a text message to the victim's mother detailing the reason of the attack.

“Your child was too proud. We have been asking her out, but she has refused to accept our advances. We have killed her to teach other girls a lesson,” the text message read.

A hospital spokesperson said that the girl was stabbed in the stomach.


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