New hotel allows vacationers to sleep underwater with the fish (video)

Underwater hotel room 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A new hotel that opened in Tanzania, allows vacationers to sleep with sea creatures as the rooms were built underwater.

The accommodation, which is the first of its kind in Africa, is located near Zanzibar.

`The bedrooms of the Pemba hotel, is located 13 feet under water, and visitors have to descend a ladder to reach their beds.

Once you're in the room at The Manta Resort, you can enjoy a 360 degree view of the sea. You can see the fish swimming around through the windows.

The Manta Resort is located about 250 yards offshore. The structure is three floors, with a rooftop terrace, a bathroom and a livingroom at sea level and finally the room below, with the fish.

At night, spotlights under the windows illuminate and attract squid and octopus. The complex is very popular among divers due to the coral reef around the island.

The room costs $1,500 per night for couples, and $900 per night for singles.

Children awarded $140 million after teacher forced them to eat cookies contaminated with his sperm (video)

Mark Berndt 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A teacher was arrested, charged and convicted of sexual assault after forcing his students to eat cookies, which were contaminated with his sperm, prosecutors in California said.

Now, the Los Angeles School District has agreed to pay victims $140 million.

63-year-old Mark Berndt was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison.

According to the police investigation, Berndt gave the contaminated cookies to third grade students, and took pictures of them as they were eating.

Berndt also blindfolded students and fed them his bodily fluids. Berndt was not dismissed from school after the complaints. He was allowed to retire and is receiving his pension.

Some of his students are suicidal. The $140 million will be distributed to the children who were abused.

Children who are suffering from emotional issues will receive a greater amount than those children who didn’t suffer long term damage.




Police dog falls ill after sniffing too much cocaine (video)

Koda 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A police dog was rushed to an animal hospital after it inhaled too much cocaine, police in California said.

El Cerrito Police said that its police dog is now back in service after inhaling a large amount of cocaine during the search of a vehicle last week.

The officers sought help from the canine unit during a traffic stop on Wednesday. During the search of the vehicle, Koda discovered a small amount of cocaine and inhaled some of it during the process.

Koda was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic, where the dog tested positive for the presence of a stimulant. Koda was treated, and was placed back into service the next day.

Dogs are often used to help officers in detecting drugs concealed in vehicles. One person was arrested during the search of the vehicle.

77-year-old fake doctor caught after treating patients for 30 years

Vidoje "Willy" Peric 
By: Mahesh Sarin

An elderly man was arrested, charged and convicted of endangerment after practicing medicine without a license, prosecutors in Switzerland said.

Prosecutors in Lugano, said that 77-year-old Vidoje "Willy" Peric, served as a doctor for 30 years.

He was sentenced late on Monday, to six months in jail.

Peric, who is originally from Serbia, claimed to have received a diploma in medicine at the military academy in Belgrade, but could not produce an original copy.

Over 30 years ago, the man was caught posing as a doctor in Serbia, prosecutors said.

However, he managed to keep practicing in Switzerland, despite having failed twice in attempts to obtain a Swiss Federal Diploma in medicine.

After one failed exam, Swiss experts determined that Peric knows medicine less than the average man on the street.

Peric offered his patients unconventional treatments, including therapy for the nervous system and ozone therapy, which involves drawing blood from a patient and mixing it with ozone before being re-injected into the body.

One patient suffered from blood poisoning as a result of an unhygienic syringe. Due to the severity of the case, the prosecution tried to put him behind bars for three years.

The court however, sentenced him to six months in prison. The judge also imposed a three-year ban on his work in the field of medicine.

Popular bass player continues performance despite suffering ruptured testicle

Otto Schimmelpenninck 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A bass player ignored severe pain and continued his performance after rupturing his testicle during a concert in the United Kingdom.

Otto Schimmelpenninck of Holland, said that a streamer cannon hit him in his private parts.

Schimmelpenninck knew that he was bleeding, and at one point, felt like he was fainting, but he still finished the performance and even squeezed in some extras.

After leaving the premises, Schimmelpenninck realized that his private parts swelled to the size of a large grapefruit. He went to a hospital, where he learned that his left testicle and some arteries were ruptured.

Schimmelpenninck underwent surgery the next morning. Doctors believe that he will make a full recovery. After six weeks, Schimmelpenninck will have an ultrasound to make sure that everything is fine.

Woman caught stealing neighbor's underwear from her home

Bra illustration 
By: Feng Qian

A woman was arrested on charges of theft after allegedly stealing underwear from her neighbor's home, police in Nigeria said.

Delta State Police said that they have arrested the 42-year-old woman along with two others for stealing property from their neighbors while the victims were out of town for work.

The three suspects of Asaba, were arrested on Sunday night.

The latest victim called police on Sunday, to report that upon returning home from work, she realized that two pairs of underwear were missing.

Police arrested the three suspects after local community leaders said that they suspect them of stealing from homes during the day when the homeowners are at work.

After they were questioned, the suspects confessed to the crimes. Some neighbors also complained of meat missing from pots of soup.

The three suspects face charges of theft.

Mother who faked cancer to cover up her cheating ways busted by her teen daughter

Cheryl (left) and her mother Claire Smith 
By: Chan Yuan

A teenager spoke about how she exposed her mother’s web of lies after claiming she had cancer, the Mirror reported.

Cheryl Smith of the United Kingdom, had never gotten along with her mother 37-year-old mother Claire.

However, that all changed when she learned that her mother was diagnosed with cancer. Cheryl was 16 years old when her mother told her that she was diagnosed with cancer.

The teenager of Boston, Lincolnshire, decided to become the perfect daughter and help her mother through her illness.

She became a loving daughter and sister as she cared for her younger siblings, aged 11, 5, and 1, at the time.

However, doubts began creeping into the mind of Cheryl. She questioned as to why her mother had doctor appointments at the hospital in the middle of the night.

It seemed odd to her that her mother was shaving her hair everyday when chemotherapy is said to destroy the roots of the hair.

Cheryl’s detective work led her to discover a web of lies that she still struggles to understand.

The teenager learned that her mother did not have cancer. If fact, she had made the whole thing up to disguise the affair she was having with another man.

Incredibly, Claire had her family and friends believe that she had terminal cancer and was dying of the illness.

When Cheryl tried to tell her 45-year-old father Chris the truth, he refused to believe her and got angry.

Chris dropped his wife off at the hospital for treatments on many occasions, but she never allowed anyone to go inside with her.

A friend who also became suspicious of Claire, followed her as she went to her nighttime “appointment,” and saw her going into the home of a man.

The friend called Chris with the evidence. That night, the couple had a fight and Claire moved out of the family home.

She lost custody of her kids due to the emotional distress she caused them with her web of lies. Cheryl lives with her father and helps him raise her siblings.

Strangers help mom scatters son’s ashes around the world

Christopher “CJ” Twomey 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman is grateful to the many strangers who are helping her deceased son travel the world.

The grieving mother of Auburn, Maine, turned to social media to seek help to scatter the ashes in more than 100 countries.

Hallie Twomey was overwhelmed with joy when she was offered to have her son’s remains launched into space in a rocket from New Mexico.

Twomey's son, Christopher “CJ,” was 20 years old when he killed himself after an argument with his mother. His death left his mother heartbroken.

Twomey began a Facebook page, asking people to spread his ashes in different parts of the world, and thousands of people have responded.

Twomey sent some of her son’s ashes to them by mail with his picture. People take photos of themselves scattering the ashes. She then posts the photos to the Facebook page named Scattering CJ.

“My guilt is enormous. I feel like I let my son down, and nothing anyone says to me is going to change that, but this has certainly made me feel less alone,” Twomey said.

Chef dies while having sex with 2 men he met on the Internet

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By: Chan Yuan

Police in the United Kingdom, have launched an investigation after a chef died while having sex with two men.

The Canterbury Crown Court heard how the head chef at P&O Ferries died of a heart attack after he was mummified in plastic wrap during a sex game with two men he met on the Internet.

47-year-old Alun Williams was unable to regulate his body temperature after being wrapped in plastic. He suffered dehydration that eventually led to a heart attack, a jury was told.

The chef, who lived with his girlfriend in Shepherdswell, Kent, had an interest in bondage and mummification. He regularly met men through the Internet for risky sex.

35-year-old Richard Bowler and 23-year-old David Connor, both of Canterbury, are accused of unlawfully killing Williams.

According to the police investigation, the two suspects wrapped Williams in transparent plastic film and subjected him to bodily harm in the form of dehydration, overheating and stress on his cardiovascular system.

Bowler called police and told them that he had been involved in a sex session with a friend and he stopped breathing.

Williams was found wrapped tightly from head to toe in plastic sheeting and plastic wrap with a free space around the nose and mouth so he could breathe.

A hood was placed over his head, supposedly at the request of Williams. The two also face a charge of negligent homicide. Both denied the allegations.

Female doctors offers to have sex with patients in exchange for prescribing medications

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By: Wayne Morin

A female doctor is under fire after being accused of offering to have sex with her patients in exchange for prescribing medications, the Norwegian Board of Health Supervision said.

Now, the Board will decide whether to cancel the doctor's license to practice medicine.

The doctor of Telemark, abused her position by offering sex to patients for prescribed medications, investigators told the Board.

The doctor’s conduct came to light when a patient filed a complaint about her behavior.

The case was investigated by the Norwegian Board of Health Supervision and the police.

Detectives seized the doctor’s mobile phones, where they found text messages, which the doctor sent to patients.

The doctor mentioned having sex several times.

The doctor has apologized for her misconduct.

In a written apology, she said: "I admit that I have made many mistakes in my contact with patients. My communication was unacceptable for a doctor-patient relationship, and I sincerely apologize."

The Norwegian Board of Health Supervision said that they will not press criminal charges against the doctor.

Man stalks and kills his former girlfriend before failing miserably in killing himself

Mmabatho Somo 
By: Wayne Morin

A man is facing charges of murder for killing his former girlfriend.

The 20-year-old man of Tembisa, South Africa, was obsessed with his former girlfriend, 20-year-old Mmabatho Somo.

He stalked the woman on many occasions. One day, he stabbed her to death with a broken bottle. The man reportedly mutilated the woman’s chest with the broken bottle.

He then went home and tried to hang himself, but the rope snapped. That is when he stabbed himself several times in the chest, but he did not die.

Police found him in a pool of blood and he was taken to Tembisa Hospital. The police are waiting for him to recover to charge him with murder.

The victim’s mother, Yvonne Somo, said that the suspect has been stalking her daughter since she left him two years ago.

On that fateful day, when Mmabatho went to buy meat at a butcher shop nearby, the suspect was waiting for her. He grabbed a broken bottle from a recycling bin, and stabbed her.

The man fled, leaving Mmabatho laying on the ground covered in blood and struggling to breathe. Witnesses called an ambulance, but she died before they arrived.

Police Captain Manyadza Ralidzhivha confirmed the incident and said that the suspect suffered serious injuries as he tried to kill himself. He is under police guard at the Tembisa hospital.

New York bride dressed in wedding gown marries her lover on public train (video)

Hector Irakliotis and Tatyana Sandler 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A couple found a cheap and unique “wedding venue” to exchange their vows.

Hector Irakliotis and Tatyana Sandler, decided to get married on the N train, where they had some of the most significant moments of their relationship.

Irakliotis surprised passengers when he announced that he will be getting married on the train.

Irakliotis, 26, and Sandler, 25, exchanged vows in formal wedding attire on Friday, while crossing the Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn.

Irakliotis boarded the train with his groomsmen around 3:30 p.m. at the Kings Highway stop, and told all passengers “I'll be getting married in 20 minutes, here on the train.”

The bride, her maid of honor and other family members boarded the train at the 36th street stop. She was dressed in a gown and was holding flowers.

The couple exchanged vows before an Interfaith Chaplain, while crossing the Manhattan Bridge. The wedding guests left the train at the Canal Street station and went to a bar for their reception.

Sandler, who moved to New York from Ukraine, said that Irakliotis planned the perfect wedding. She also said that she loves the Manhattan skyline and therefore, it was the perfect place to get married.

Plumber becomes a celebrity after being caught dancing on the job (video)

Mark Topen 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A plumber is enjoying his newfound fame after a video of his dancing went viral on the Internet.

Mark Topen, 52, of Scotland, has become a celebrity after one of his colleagues secretly recorded him dancing on the job.

“This is not something I do all the time, as it can be disrespectful to dance in people's homes, but this house was empty,” Topen, who lives in Dundee, said.

“Sometimes work can be stressful, so it is good to relieve the pressure if you can,” he added.

The video of Tobin's dancing has accumulated over 730,000 views since it was posted to YouTube last week. The plumber said that people now recognize him on the street, and that people have stopped him in public to get his autograph.

Tobin admits that it was a little embarrassing at first, “but it’s good to know that people are laughing with me and not at me,” he said.

Topen’s wife reportedly said that everyone at her job liked the video, and people found it to be entertaining.

Man stalks and kills his former girlfriend before failing miserably in killing himself

Mmabatho Somo 
By: Feng Qian

A man is facing charges of murder for killing his former girlfriend.

The 20-year-old man of Tembisa, South Africa, was obsessed with his former girlfriend, 20-year-old Mmabatho Somo.

He stalked the woman on many occasions. One day, he stabbed her to death with a broken bottle. The man reportedly mutilated the woman’s chest with the broken bottle.

He then went home and tried to hang himself, but the rope snapped. That is when he stabbed himself several times in the chest, but he did not die.

Police found him in a pool of blood and he was taken to Tembisa Hospital. The police are waiting for him to recover to charge him with murder.

The victim’s mother, Yvonne Somo, said that the suspect has been stalking her daughter since she left him two years ago.

On that fateful day, when Mmabatho went to buy meat at a butcher shop nearby, the suspect was waiting for her. He grabbed a broken bottle from a recycling bin, and stabbed her.

The man fled, leaving Mmabatho laying on the ground covered in blood and struggling to breathe. Witnesses called an ambulance, but she died before they arrived.

Police Captain Manyadza Ralidzhivha confirmed the incident and said that the suspect suffered serious injuries as he tried to kill himself. He is under police guard at the Tembisa hospital.

Male student record himself raping another student after offering her a ride home

Tristen Kole Killman-Hardin 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Students in Norman, Oklahoma, held protests and demanded the arrest of a male student who had sex with another student without her consent.

Tristen Kole Killman-Hardin, 18, a former student of Norman High School, recorded himself having sex with a 16-year-old student who was very intoxicated.

Killman-Hardin was charged with two counts of first-degree rape of an unconscious victim. He is being held in the Cleveland County District Court on bail of $250,000 - according to court documents.

Killman-Hardin is accused of raping the 16-year-old girl after offering her a ride home from a party.

According to the arrest affidavit, the 16-year-old girl told police that she was drunk and remembered little about the night after she accepted the ride. However, she woke up the next morning with pain in the genital area.

Later that day, someone forwarded her a video, showing her being sexually assaulted in Killman-Hardin’s vehicle.

Students said that the victim was bullied at school after the video was posted to the Internet. Students demanded the immediate arrest of Killman-Hardin.

Some protesters believed that Killman should also face a child pornography charge for producing the video of the rape. However, police disagreed, and claimed that the video did not amount to pornography.

Parents expose son’s sex change by placing birth announcement in local newspaper

The birth announcement 
By: Wayne Morin

A 19-year-old woman of Australia, told her parents that she no longer wants to live as a female.

Her parents said that they were not surprised as their daughter was always different and showed signs of having a male preference from an early age.

The couple accepted their transgender son and decided to honor him in a special way. They placed a birth announcement in their local newspaper to celebrate the “arrival” of their son.

The 19-year-old man of Brisbane, Queensland, born Elizabeth Anne, now identifies himself as Kai Bogert.

In support for their son, Yolanda Bogert and Guy Kershaw placed a birth announcement in their local paper which read:

“In 1995 we announced the arrival of Elizabeth Anne, as a daughter. He informed us that we were mistaken. Oops! Our bad. We would now like to present our wonderful son – Kai Bogert. Loving you is the easiest thing in the world.”

The proud parents could not resist the opportunity for a lighthearted joke and added: “Tidy your room.”

“I wanted to show my son 100 percent support and wanted the world to know that,” Bogert said. Kai Bogert was very happy with his parents’ acceptance of his decision.

Love triangle turns deadly when man kills his wife’s lover at the couple's home

David Hutchins 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A man admitted to killing his friend after learning that he was having an affair with his wife.

David Hutchins of Alabama, was angry after learning that his wife was cheating on him with his friend, Christopher Timberlake.

Timberlake was visiting his family in Milltown Circle in Stevenson. After visiting family, he stopped at the home of Hutchins on Thursday about 8:00 p.m.

Neighbors said that the two men got into a fight before Hutchins shot Timberlake several times. Hutchins’ 11-year-old daughter witnessed the shooting and ran to get help.

Timberlake was found dead on the family’s front porch. Timberlake’s wife, Nicole, said that her husband was a good father, who worked and helped care for the children.

She also pointed out that he was killed on his birthday.

Investigators said that Hutchins went to the police department and confessed to killing his friend. He is currently in the Jackson County Jail.

100 brains stolen from Texas university

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By: Mahesh Sarin

Officials at the University of Texas, said that about 100 brains, which it collected for research, have gone missing.

The University of Texas at Austin, said that half of the specimens, which were preserved in jars containing formaldehyde, are missing.

"We think someone may have taken the brains, but we know nothing for sure," psychology Professor Tim Schallert said.

Psychology Professor Lawrence Cormack believes that some students may have taken the brains to decorate their living rooms.

The Austin State Hospital lent the brains to the university.

Schallert said that his psychology laboratory room had place for only 100 brains, so the rest they received were taken to the basement of the university and placed with the Animal Resources Center.

The university said in a statement that it is investigating the circumstances surrounding this collection because they came here almost 30 years ago and is committed to treating brain specimens with respect.

The remaining brain specimens on campus are used as teaching tools and are carefully handled by teachers.

The remaining brains at the school have been moved to the Norman Hackerman Building, and they are being scanned with high resolution imaging equipment.

Woman beaten by man dressed as the Krampus demon

Krampus demon illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Police are looking to arrest a man on charges of assault for allegedly attacking a woman while he was dressed as Krampus, police in Austria said.

Salzburg Police said that a 37-year-old woman who was assaulted with a stick during the traditional Krampuslauf parade, was treated at a hospital for severe injuries.

T. Alexandra told police that she suffered severe pain and had to take off from work.

The suspect was dressed as the Krampus demon, and police have warned that violence during Krampuslauf parades are becoming increasingly more common.

600 people participated in the Krampuslauf parade on Sunday night. Alexandra T. and her boyfriend went to the city center to watch the parade.

When her boyfriend went to a toilet, a man dressed as Krampus approached her and hit her leg with his stick. Her boyfriend took her to a hospital and she reported the incident to the police.

Police are looking for the suspect, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Prison inmate gets his hand stuck in toilet drain pipe

Prison toilet illustration 
By: Feng Qian

Rescue workers were called to a prison in Pennsylvania, after an inmate got his hand stuck in his cell’s toilet.

Coal Township Police said that emergency personnel and maintenance staff worked together to free the inmate's hand that was trapped in his cell’s toilet on Sunday morning.

According to the police investigation, the prisoner was attempting to retrieve something he flushed down the toilet. However, his hand became stuck in the drain pipe.

Once the prison staff realized the situation, they alerted emergency personnel and maintenance personnel. The two teams worked together to free the prisoner’s hand.

They removed the toilet, and then the prisoner was able to maneuver his hand out of the pipe. The prisoner, who has not been identified, did not suffer any injuries despite being trapped for several hours.

Woman contaminates husband’s intravenous line with human waste (video)

Rose Mary Vogel 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of abusing a vulnerable adult after contaminating her husband’s intravenous line with human waste, prosecutors in Arizona said.

Now, 66-year-old Rose Mary Vogel of Sun Lakes, was sentenced to a year in prison.

Vogel pleaded guilty to one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult in connection with the incident that unfolded at Chandler Regional Hospital.

The retired nurse had faced up to 10 years in prison. A charge of attempted murder has been dropped. Vogel was also sentenced to four years probation.

According to the police investigation, two nurses caught Vogel manipulating her husband’s intravenous line while he was in the hospital for a heart stent procedure.

A laboratory test later identified the substance found in the line was human waste. Police also said that they found three syringes in Vogel’s bag and one had a brown substance.

Her husband survived the contamination.

Vogel claimed that she was deprived of sleep and depressed when she contaminated the intravenous line and had no memory of it.

Phillip Vogel said that he forgave his wife. Vogel no longer has a medical license.