Woman sues ebay for refusing to allow her to sell property on the sun

The sun 
By: Feng Qian

Ebay was slapped with a lawsuit after they refused to allow a woman to sell property on the sun, according to court documents in Spain.

Several years ago, Maria Angeles Duran declared that she owned the sun and intends to charge all users of solar energy.

A courts recognized her claim. However, when Duran tried selling property on the sun through ebay, she was quickly put out of business.

The online auction house blocked her account when they realized that she was selling plots of sun for 1 euro ($1.11) per square meter.

Duran decided to force ebay to allow her to sell property of the sun by taking them to court.

Duran said that she is using the Outer Space Treaty, which states that no country can claim sovereignty over celestial bodies, but since she is an individual, she is not bound by it.

So far, Duran managed to sell plots on the sun to 600 people, racking in 1,200 euros ($1,331). Duran is also demanding 10,000 euros ($11,093) in compensation from ebay.

Man kills 15-year-old pregnant girlfriend by giving her abortion pills

Sad girl illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on charges of manslaughter after allegedly killing his pregnant girlfriend by giving her abortion pills, police in Nigeria said.

Lagos State Police said that they have arrested 20-year-old Sodiq Sulaimon on Thursday, after being accused of providing abortion pills to his 15-year-old girlfriend.

Sulaimon pleaded not guilty to one count of manslaughter. According to the police investigation, the girl’s uncle called the police to report that Sulaimon impregnated her.

When the 15-year-old girl was 5 months pregnant, Sulaimon had a change of heart and gave her abortion pills. After the girl took the abortion pills she fell unconscious and died.

During questioning, Sulaimon admitted to having sex with the girl, but denied giving her abortion pills to get rid of the baby. Sulaimon was booked into jail and his bail was set at $500.

Pizza delivery person pumps gasoline into boy’s mouth because he was angry

Jamal after being attacked with gasoline 
By: Wayne Morin

Police are looking to arrest a pizza delivery person after allegedly pumping gasoline into a boy’s mouth while filling up his car, police in Germany said.

Cologne Police said that the 7-year-old boy identified as Jamal, was sitting right in front of the gas pumps when a BMW stopped.

As the pizza delivery person approached, the boy got up to move, but then sat back down because he was afraid. The 29-year-old driver started the gas tank, grabbed Jamal and sprayed gasoline into his mouth before filling up his car tank.

The frightened boy ran into the convenience store and tried to wipe his mouth from the gasoline. The pizza delivery person paid for his gasoline and left.

A gas station worker called an ambulance and the child was treated by a psychologist. The driver was quickly identified by police, and he will be charged with potentially causing serious bodily harm.

Police sergeant allows criminal to walk free after being offered sex with a prostitute

Prostitute illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A police sergeant was arrested on charges of bribery after allegedly letting a criminal walk free in exchange for having sex with a prostitute, police in Japan said.

Nara Police said that they have arrested 44-year-old Yoshitaka Nakanishi, after being accused of accepting sexual services in exchange for not detaining a driver who was speeding and driving without a license.

The incident began when Nakanishi arrived at the scene of an accident caused by 24-year-old Ryo Hori. Hori is the manager of a prostitution business.

Nakanishi filed false documents, indicating that one of the male employees of Hori was driving the vehicle. Nakanishi has admitted to covering up the role of Hori in the accident.

Just before the suspect’s vehicle crashed into a wall, the sergeant had been pursuing him for exceeding the legal speed limit.

Several days after the incident, Hori provided Nakanishi with a cash payment and sex with prostitute. The sergeant faces charges of bribery and filing a false police report.

Poisonous snake bites 2 men as they were trying to take selfies with it

Poisonous snake illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A poisonous snake became angry when two men were trying to take selfies with it, doctors in Russia said.

Two fishermen in Chelyabinsk, have been hospitalized with snake bites after trying to take the selfies with the poisonous snake on Thursday.

The men were fishing in the Akakul Lake, when they spotted the snake. As one fisherman was trying to take a selfie, he felt a sharp sting on his finger.

Having confused the reptile as a common water snake, the second fisherman was also bitten while trying to take a picture with the snake.

The men suffered from swelling, sweating and vomiting. The men went to a nearby hospital, where they were treated with anti-venom and hormones.

A doctor at the emergency room said that their lives were saved as the snake was poisonous. One fisherman has been discharged from hospital, the doctor said.

5-year-old girl seen rolling marijuana joint for her 20-year-old father

Danilo Mercado with his daughter in prison 
By: Feng Qian

Police are investigating a prison inmate after a photo showed his young daughter rolling a marijuana joint during a jail visit, police in Argentina said.

In the photo uploaded on Facebook, 20-year-old Danilo Mercado can be seen posing with his 5-year-old daughter as she sits on his knee in the prison located in San Felipe.

“Happy birthday love of my life. Five years and you're so big that you can roll daddy’s joint,” the caption of the photo read. Police said that they have launched an investigation, and they are not yet sure if the girl was really rolling a marijuana joint.

Mercado’s mother defended her son, saying that her granddaughter was only licking an empty paper, and the photo was captioned by another person as a joke.

She said that neither her son or any other prisoner ever used drugs in prison. Mercado said that he loves his daughter more than anything in the world.

13-year-old girl commits suicide after father cuts her hair and posts shaming video online

Izabel Laxamana 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A father’s tough love backfired when his daughter killed herself in shame.

13-year-old Izabel Laxamana of Tacoma, Washington, died after jumping off a highway bridge.

A few days before her death, Laxamana’s father Jeff, punished her by cutting her beautiful long black hair.

He then posted a 15 second video to YouTube, showing Izabel with short hair and a lock of long hair on the floor nearby.

Izabel jumped into heavy traffic shortly after the video emerged. She later died in a hospital.

In the video, her father is heard saying: “The consequences of getting messed up, man, you lost all that beautiful hair. Was it worth it?"

“No,” she replied quietly.

“How many times did I warn you?” He asked.

“A lot,” she responded.

It is not known what she was being punished for.

The King County Medical Examiner's office ruled her death a suicide.

The original video has been removed from YouTube, but one of Izabel’s friends, who had the video downloaded on her phone, uploaded the video to YouTube again.

The new video is titled: “The bad side of social media shaming: Izzy's Story.”

The friend who uploaded the video wrote: “The purpose of this upload is to hopefully discourage other parents from engaging in shame videos.”

May she rest in peace.

Black woman accused of being prostitute after being ‘caught’ with her white husband

Interracial couple illustration 
By: Chan Yuan

Police officers were ordered to pay a woman for humiliating her by calling her a prostitute.

Charlene Stoker of La Montagne in Pretoria, sued the police department and won her lawsuit at the North Gauteng High Court.

Police in South Africa, were ordered to pay the woman R 50,000 (about $4,000) in damages after falsely accusing her of being a prostitute.

Stoker, who is a black woman, was sitting in a car with her husband, who is white, when a police officer stopped next to their car and accused Stoker of being a prostitute.

Stoker's husband was handcuffed, pepper sprayed and dragged to a police van. He was taken to a police station on charges of hiring a prostitute.

“A case was opened against the couple for public indecency after the officer alleged that they were having sex in public, but the charges were later dropped,” Stoker’s lawyer Jean-Paul Rudd said.

Stoker's husband filed a separate lawsuit against the police for false arrest.

“Police made an assumption that I am a prostitute because my husband is white and I am colored. This is not only police stepping out of line, but it is prejudice and racism,” Stoker said.

Father chews off police car seat belt in order not to miss son's birthday party

Lashon Stuckey 
By: Wayne Morin

A father was devastated when he was arrested before his son’s birthday party.

The man of Chicago, Illinois, was arrested on drug charges before he allegedly chewed the seat belt in the police car in hopes of getting out and attend the birthday party.

33-year-old Lashon Stuckey was arrested on Monday around 2:00 p.m., after police said that they saw him conducting a suspected narcotics transaction.

Officers allege that he sold $30 worth of heroin in the 200 block of South Western Avenue. Police allegedly found several other bags of heroin in his possession.

Stuckey was placed in a police car and taken to a nearby station. During the short drive, the suspect managed to chew through the seat belt.

Stuckey reportedly told officers that he did not want to miss the birthday party of his son.

Stuckey was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal damage to property.

Stuckey did not make it back to the party as he was jailed and bail was set at $75,000.

Father and teenage son sexually assault the same girl

Marc Rowe Sr. and Jr. 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man and his teenage son were jailed for raping the same girl.

The father and son of Michigan, were sentenced to prison an hour apart of each other for having sex with the same underage girl.

Marc Rowe, Jr., 19, will serve three to 15 years in prison for having sex with the 14-year-old victim.

His father, Marc Rowe Sr., 45, was sentenced to 22 to 35 years behind bars for sexually abusing the girl for two years, starting when she was only 12 years old.

According to prosecutors, the father sexually assaulted the girl for 2 years, before his son, a freshman in college at the time, began to sexually assault the girl, who was then in the eighth grade.

Midland County Circuit Judge Michael Beale denied the request of the younger Rowe to have his records sealed.

The son expressed regret for his actions when he pleaded guilty.

The father was ordered to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet for the rest of his life and he must register as a sex offender.

Prosecutors said that the father and son were charged separately, because there was no evidence they jointly had sex with the girl.

Children find blood dripping down wall in their home

Bedroom illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was surprised when his boys pointed out that their wall was bleeding.

Thomas Kennedy found the mysterious red liquid seeping from the walls of the family home in Oklahoma.

Kennedy said that he took a sponge and cleaned it. However, as he wiped it away, more blood appeared.

Kennedy, who lives in an apartment complex in Fairfax in Midwest City, called the police. Officers went to check on his upstairs neighbor and found the man dead.

The coroner ruled that the neighbor had died of natural causes. He apparently fell to the floor and cracked his head open.

A biohazard team stripped the contaminated roof and walls in the Kennedy family’s home. The Kennedys moved to a different apartment in the complex while the repairs were being done.

Geometry teacher asks students to take selfies with parents' adult toys

Classroom illustration 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) Parents are angry after a teacher ordered his students to snoop in their parents’ closets.

Parents said that Wing Wah Leung, who is a 10th grade geometry teacher at Encinal High School in Alameda, California, asked the children to take bizarre selfies.

Leung allegedly offered the students extra credit on an assignment for students to pose for selfies with adult toys belonging to their parents.

Leung allegedly suggested that students search the drawers of their parents for condoms, vibrators and other adult toys, and take selfies with the items.

A Encinal High administrator implied that Leung's comments were supposed to be a joke. However,
not all students took the alleged offer as a joke.

One student took the assignment seriously and showed up to class with pictures, which the teacher requested.

Parents want the teacher to be fired, but so far, he is still in the classroom.

School officials refused to comment on the matter, saying that the school is investigating the incident.

Man devastated after wife’s casket is found floating during flood

Carolyn Joyce Fobbs-Lee 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man was distressed to learn that his wife’s casket came up from the ground and floated away from her resting place.

Police were called after the casket was seen floating on a hiking trail during a severe rainstorm, which has caused a lot of flooding.

Richard Lee, 65, of Texas, learned that the casket belonged to his wife, who was buried at a cemetery 50 yards away from where it was found.

Lee said that the funeral home is demanding money for burying his wife again. They offered a discounted price to place the casket back into the ground where she was originally buried.

Lee is suing the funeral home in Houston, eight years after he bid an emotional farewell and buried his wife of 37 years, Carolyn Joyce Fobbs-Lee, in a concrete vault.

Lee said that his wife died in 2007 of lung cancer at the age of 57.

The widow is suing the Robinson Funeral Home in Silsbee, for negligence. Lee's attorney, Annie McAdams, said her client paid more than $11,000 for the vault, which should have held up against flood waters.

Lee bought himself a plot next to his wife and he wants to make sure that this does not happen to anyone else.

The Geo. H. Lewis and Sons Funeral Home in Houston, has volunteered to cover the reburial for free.

Newborn baby found in woods being eaten alive by ants

The baby 
By: Wayne Morin

A baby girl was rescued after being abandoned in the woods for 3 days.

A man found the crying baby abandoned in the woods covered in ant bites in Russia.

The man called for help after he found the newborn baby while walking through the woods on the outskirts of Chelyabinsk.

Investigators said that the man, who was walking in the woods as a shortcut to work, saved the baby's life by finding her when he did. They also believe that the girl would have not lived much longer if she would have been left exposed to the elements.

Police said that a man called police after he heard the baby crying, and discovered the baby laying in a pile of leaves and covered with ants.

A police spokesperson said that it was clear that the child had been abandoned and her umbilical cord was still attached.

The ants feasted on the baby who is believed to be 3 days old. She was rushed to a hospital and is now in stable condition.

Doctors expect the baby to make a full recovery.

Police are still looking for the person responsible for dumping the girl in the woods and leaving her to die.

Doctors pull out worm from boy’s eye after living there for more than a month

Worm illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A boy in Peru, who suffered from pain and swelling in his eye, was surprised to learn that a worm had been living there for more than a month.

Doctors who treated the child, said that they have used basil to coax the worm out of his eye.

The 17-year-old boy identified as Jamie, went to the National Children's Hospital in Lima, after suffering for several weeks. After an MRI, doctors discovered that a worm was the culprit.

Doctors placed basil leaves around Jamie's eyes. Once the hungry worm stuck its head out in search for grass, doctors used tweezers to remove it.

The lead doctors who performed the procedure, said that Jamie was probably infected by a human botfly after it dropped its eggs on his eye.

Jamie is expected to make a full recovery and have no lasting damage.

Thief persuades gay man to remove all his clothes in public before disappearing with them

Gay parade illustration 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A gay man was left naked in public after a thief persuaded him to remove all his clothes before disappearing from the scene, police in the United Kingdom said.

Manchester Police said that the man was seen walking through a gay neighborhood without his clothes after it was stolen by the thief whom he met at a bar.

According to the police investigation, the victim was walking with the thief near Canal Street, when he voluntarily removed his suit and underwear, leaving them along with his wallet, phone and keys on the ground.

The suspect grabbed the victim’s belongings and fled in the direction of Whitworth Street. The incident unfolded on Tuesday.

A passerby called police after seeing the naked man near the New Union Hotel. The victim told officers who arrived at the scene, that a man stole all his clothes and belongings around 8:30 p.m.

He described the suspect as a white male around 23 years old.

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

Petite supermodel and former Miss Earth seen on video eating 120 pieces of chicken in a few minutes

Nela Zisser 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A petite supermodel showed the world that she can eat a lot in a short period of time, according to a video uploaded to the Internet.

The video of former Miss Earth Nela Zisser of New Zealand, showing her eating 120 pieces of chicken nuggets in 16 minutes, quickly went viral on the Internet.

The 22-year-old supermodel tried to beat the record of Matt Stonie. Stonie managed to complete the task in just 14 minutes.

In the video, Zisser is seen swallowing chicken pieces, which were kept in 12 boxes. Zisser holds a world record for eating a lot of burritos, but she said that she did not like the challenge.

Zisser also said that she felt sick after eating the 120 pieces of chicken.

“Great video. I would love to know what the hour or two of your life is like after this challenge?” A fan of Zisser asked.


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