20-foot-long worm grows inside man who loves to eat raw meat

Raw meat (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A man suffered from extreme stomach pains for more than two years after a worm grew inside his stomach due to his love of raw meat, doctors in China said.

The 38-year-old man of Shiyan, had been vomiting and losing weight at an alarming speed before going to the doctor.

He told them he had endured chronic anemia and abdominal pain for over two years. The initial examination did not uncover what was wrong with the man, who was not identified.

Doctors then observed a worm egg in his fecal matter, prompting them to ask about his diet.

When the man told him about his love of raw meat, doctors realized that he probably has a worm growing inside his stomach.

They proceeded to give him drugs until he finally excreted the worm, which measures 20 feet long.

The worm was tested and it was discovered that the patient had been infected with a beef tapeworm parasite, which was caused by his love of raw meat.

The tapeworm was connected to the small intestine. The man has made a full recovery, and he stopped eating raw meat. In a follow-up, the patient reported that he has gained weight and his appetite for food returned.

Large police force rescues floating body from water before realizing it was blow up doll

Doll that was recovered from the water 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Police officers were left embarrassed after conducting a major rescue effort to retrieve a floating blow up doll from the water, police in the United Kingdom said.

Newquay police said that the major search operation was launched after a body was seen floating in water, but it turned out to be an inflatable doll.

Boats and helicopters crews were called to Newquay, after a fisherman thought it was a dead person floating face down in the water.

Police said that after the doll was recovered, it was put in the trash. Police were initially called around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, and witnesses reported seeing flares set off to illuminate the scene.

After a long search, the doll was discovered by the coastguard rescue helicopter and recovered from the Newquay Bay.

Despite the mistake, police praised the fisherman who had reported the body, saying that he had done the right thing.

Man puts live snakes in his mouth because people cut down trees

Arteval Duarte placing snakes in his mouth 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man who was angry that people were cutting down trees in Brazil, decided to put live snakes in his mouth as part of a protest.

Arteval Duarte, also known as Snake Ninja, held a protest in Goianesia do Para, where he put four different kinds of snakes in his mouth for several seconds.

Duarte then released the snakes unharmed. Duarte, an anti-deforestation activist, is known for pulling off stunts in public as a way to protest the cutting down of trees.

Duarte has been handling and training poisonous snakes, spiders and other animals for the last 15 years. He has been awarded the Ninja Snake title for his skills.

He spends his time in the wild forests of the Amazon.

Men list their backyard igloo for rent on Airbnb for $200 a night

The igloo 
By: Feng Qian

A group of creative guys tried to make money by renting out an igloo, which they built in their backyard.

The roommates of Brooklyn, New York, saw the heavy snow as an opportunity to have fun building an igloo and to earn extra cash.

28-year-old Patrick Horton took to Airbnb, where he advertised a “Boutique Winter Igloo for 2.”

In the post he wrote: “Dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays this snowpocalypse's most desirable getaway. Built completely by hand, all natural. Come experience this chic dome-style bungalow with Bae.”

Horton said that it started out as a prank, but his roommates thought that it might work because Airbnb has a section to list igloos.

However, they soon got a very cool letter from an Airbnb employee, informing them that the listing has been removed and they offered a $50 coupon for a vacation.

The letter stated: “Hi. My name is Duston, and I work with Airbnb Trust and Safety Team. I am contacting you regarding your new listing the Boutique Winter Igloo for 2.

“We are happy to see that you guys are staying busy and having fun during Blizpocalypse.

“Unfortunately, your igloo, while very well constructed, has failed to meet our occupancy standards. As an appreciator of fine igloos around the world, I did want to offer you a coupon that you can use to book your first reservation as a guest.”

The rep also gave Horton a $50 coupon and urged him to "pick a place with running water, electricity, and a roof that doesn't melt.”

Sanitation worker claims he was robbed while clearing snow before admitting to soliciting prostitute

Michael Morelli 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A man is in hot water after he made up a story about being robbed at gunpoint after having sex with a prostitute.

Police in New York, said that a sanitation worker claimed that he was attacked and robbed while loyally serving the city.

31-year-old Michael Morelli said that his cellphone was stolen after he was pistol-whipped and attacked. Morelli initially told police that he and his girlfriend of 16 years were attacked while clearing snow from a fire hydrant in Queens at 4:00 a.m.

However, police learned that he was attacked after he solicited a woman for sex. Police said that Morelli was left with a big bruise on his forehead when he was attacked by two men.

The men allegedly fought with Morelli over an issue with the prostitute. He later admitted to police that his phone was not stolen, but it was lost during the fist fight with his attackers.

Morelli was arrested and charged with filing a false report.

Stepmother burns 6-year-old girl by placing her hands on hot stove

Tonya Schmidt 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A young girl of Pennsylvania, was forced to go to school with severe burns to her hands without getting medical treatment.

The 6-year-old girl told her teacher about her injuries, but she added that her stepmother warned her not to tell anyone.

According to police, the girl told investigators: “My stepmother said that she would kill me if I told anyone what happened.”

Butler County police arrested 34-year-old Tonya Schmidt. She was charged with felony aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children.

Schmidt lives with her four stepchildren and their biological father. The children’s grandmother said that her family has reached out to child protective services because the children have always been abused by Schmidt. However, they did nothing to protect the children.

The 6-year-old victim was placed in foster care. However, the other three children are still in the home.

Teacher shows 13-year-old students adult videos on big screen in class

Stephen Lawrie 
By: Wayne Morin

A teacher of the United Kingdom, was fired after he showed adult videos to his students during class.

56-year-old Stephen Lawrie, was a teacher at the Coatbridge High School in North Lanarkshire in Scotland.

During a class, Lawrie streamed the adult video to a big screen, allowing his students to view it.

Officials said that the teacher was watching the adult videos on his computer during class when the material on his monitor accidentally ended up on the interactive smartboard at the front of the class.

The incident was reported to the school officials and he was placed on leave. After a full investigation into the incident, Lawrie was fired.

Lawrie agreed with the General Teaching Council in Edinburgh, to have his name taken off the teaching register, which means that he will never be able to be a teacher again.

Taxi driver steals friend’s $50,000 powerball lottery ticket and tells the man he won only $4

Segura Rubelin (center) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Police in New York, arrested a man for stealing his friend’s winning lottery ticket and switching it with another ticket.

Police said that Victor Castillo, handed two lottery tickets to his friend Segura Rubelin, and asked him to check if he won any money.

Rubelin, 40, who works as a cab driver, agreed, and he took the tickets to a deli in the Bronx. When he checked the tickets, he learned that one ticket was worth $50,000 while the other won just $4.

Rubelin couldn't resist the temptation. He took the winning ticket and went to the lottery office to claim the prize of $50,000.

He then handed his friend $4 and said that his ticket won the small amount. However, when officials asked Rubelin where he bought the ticket, he did not know the location.

After giving officials the wrong location, they became suspicious. During an investigation, lottery officials reviewed surveillance video and realized that Castillo was the one who bought the winning ticket.

Rubelin was arrested and charged with multiple counts of grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, petit larceny, making false statements, offering a false instrument for filing and falsifying business records.

Castillo said that he was devastated when he learned that his friend stabbed him in the back. So far, he has not received any money from lottery officials.

23-year-old mother takes sexually explicit video of baby and sells it so she can buy computer

Mother and baby (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

People have threatened violence against a young mother, who sexually abused her son and sold the video for a profit.

The mother of New Zealand, pleaded guilty after recording herself sexually abusing her 1-year-old son and then selling the footage so it could be uploaded to the Internet.

Prosecutors said that the 23-year-old woman, who has two children, sold the video for $300 and she then used the money to buy a laptop computer.

The woman's lawyer, Annabel Maxwell-Scott, said that her client has been groomed by a man, who later pressured her into making the video and he paid her for it.

Maxwell-Scott told the court that her client spent her childhood living in a series of foster homes and had an extremely difficult upbringing.

The suspect was in foster care from a young age because her mother was in an abusive relationship at the time. The woman defended her actions by saying: “the reason why I didn't leave him is because he threatened that he'd kill me and the kids.”

The woman’s mother wanted her to be punished with a long prison term. “I think it's disgusting. My grandson did not know what was going on. She was meant to love him and take care of him, not use him as a sex object,” the suspect’s mother said.

The baby is now being cared for by his paternal grandparents who had successfully applied to lift her name suppression, but it was later reinstated by the court.

Prosecutors asked for the suspect to be sentenced to seven years in prison.

However, Judge Philip Recordon sentenced the woman to eight months of home detention and 100 hours of community service.

The judge pointed out that it was her first offense and said that jail would not be beneficial to her.

People who were angry with the light sentence, have set up social media groups to push for a more severe punishment with members of the public threatening violence against her and calling for the death penalty.

Adult video plays at funeral for father and son who died in car accident

Simon and Amanda Lewis with their daughter 
By: Feng Qian

A family of the United Kingdom, said that they were shocked when an adult video was played at the funeral in front of mourners.

Witnesses said that while family and friends were gathered to pay their respects to 33-year-old Simon Lewis and his newborn son Simon Lewis Jr., they were shown an extreme adult video.

The pastor was trying to play a video in memory of Simon, when the adult content played instead.

“It is unclear who placed the video into in the player at the crematorium, but we have asked the Cardiff Council to launch a full investigation into the matter,” a spokeswoman for James Summers & Son said.

Simon Lewis and his son were killed in a head-on collision in Cardiff. His pregnant wife and three-year-old daughter were also in the car at the time of the accident.

Doctors were unable to save the father and he was pronounced dead.

Three days later, following concerns over the unborn baby being in distress, Simon Jr. was born by emergency caesarean section in the University Hospital of Wales.

Sadly, the baby did not make it. He died in a hospital a few hours after the birth.

Police arrested Kyle Kennedy, 29, of Harris, for crashing into the couple’s car and killing the father and son. He was charged with causing two deaths through dangerous driving.

Judge agrees that waitresses must stay sexy or lose their jobs

Woman (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) You may never have to be served by an overweight waitress again.

Employers can legally weigh their waitresses and fire those who gain weight.

The supreme court in New Jersey, ruled that the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, has the right to fire employees who gain weight.

The waitresses, who are known as Borgata Babes, will be fired if the gain more than 7 percent of their body weight.

However, Attorneys Kevin Costello and Deborah Mains believe that female waitresses are discriminated against as they are ordered to weigh more than the male waiters. They say that the male waiters sometimes are not weighed at all.

“The effect of the judgment is that the casino industry in New Jersey, can discriminate and tell their waitresses that they must have an hourglass shape, which is what they consider to be a sexy look. We say it is unlawful discrimination based on gender stereotypes,” said Costello.

“These rulings are a significant victory for us, and affirm our longstanding belief that our policy is fair,” Jo Corbo, vice president of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, said.

99-year-old woman wakes up to find exotic animal sleeping on her chest

The kinkajou 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman was shocked to find an animal curled up and sleeping on her chest.

The 99-year-old woman of Florida, said that she had the scare of her life when she woke up at 2:00 a.m. after feeling something on her chest.

The animal turned out to be a kinkajou, which is like a monkey, but it's really in the family of raccoons. The animal is usually found in the rainforests of Central and South America.

When she awoke, the animal got frightened and ran to the woman’s attic. The elderly woman of Miami, called her daughter and friend to get the animal out of her home.

The woman’s daughter and the friend were able to coax the kinkajou out of the attic using a YouTube video.

The exotic animal was taken to the South Dade Animal Hospital. It was soon discovered that it belonged to Raymond Fernandez.

Fernandez was delighted to be reunited with his pet kinkajou. “I thought it was lost forever,” an emotional Fernandez said.

Man who calls himself ‘Mad Matt’ chews off head of live rat and swallows it with vodka

Mad Matt 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Police are looking for a man who was seen on video killing a rat and swallowing its head, police in Australia said.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in Queensland, said that investigators are looking for Matt Maloney, also known as Mad Matt, after he recorded a video of himself torturing a rat.

The video that was uploaded to the Internet, shows Mad Matt entering a room before being hit by a fluorescent light. He then grabbed a live rat and bit off its head.

He chewed and swallowed it along with several shots of vodka.

He was then punched in the face and hit on the back with a chair. Mad Matt then challenged viewers to beat his stunt. The video, which was condemned by the RSPCA, went viral and has been viewed more than 200,000 times.

Police are preparing to file charges of animal cruelty. Mad Matt defended his actions, saying that he killed the rat quicker than a snake.

Man sets himself on fire after wife refused to cook fish for dinner

House on fire (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested on a charge of arson after allegedly setting himself and his home on fire because his wife reused to prepare fish for dinner, police in Kenya said.

Bungoma police said that they have arrested Ibrahim Makokha, after being treated at a hospital for burns on 60 percent of his body.

The incident unfolded on Wednesday, when Makokha asked his wife to cook fish for dinner. Makokha’s wife, who was not identified, refused the request and a fight broke out.

The wife decided that she had enough from her abusive husband and ran away from the home. Makokha went back into his home and locked the door.

He then lied down on his bed and set it on fire. The fire quickly spread to the rest of the house, and neighbors called the fire department for help.

Makokha was pulled out of the house moments before the roof collapsed. He was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for burns.

Makokha told police that he tried to kill himself because his wife refused to cook fish for dinner. He was charged with one count of arson.

Man gets nail stuck in his private parts leaving him unable to urinate

Nail (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A drunk man called an ambulance after being unable to urinate due to the fact that a nail was stuck in his private parts, police in Pennsylvania said.

Larksville police said that the 50-year-old man, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Doctors called the police to determine whether the man was a victim of an assault.

Police officers who responded to the scene, learned that the 50-year-old man was found East Main Street around 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.

He had a 3-inch nail stuck in his private parts, and it prevented him from urinating. Doctors removed the nail, and the man was able to urinate.

It is unknown why the man put the nail in his private parts.

Man rapes his 14-year-old sister and 13-year-old stepdaughter more than 1,000 times

Edward Geier 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on a charge of rape after raping his sister and his stepdaughter, police in Pennsylvania said.

Now, 41-year-old Edward Geier of Centre County, has been convicted of more than 1,000 counts of sexual assault in connection with the rape of his 13-year-old stepdaugher and his 14-year-old sister.

The abuse came to light after police found Geier’s 13-year-old stepdaughter walking alone on the street. When asked why she wasn't at home, she told police that she ran away because her stepfather was raping her.

The abuse lasted four years, and the girl told police that her mother warned not to tell anyone about the rape.

Police found DNA of Geier mixed together with the girl’s DNA in her bedroom. At the same time, Geier’s sister filed a complaint with the police said that she was raped by her brother numerous times.

The first incident occurred when she was babysitting Geier’s child. She fell asleep on a couch and woke up to Geier raping her.

Geier was charged with rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person younger than 16, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion, sexual assault, corruption of minors, indecent assault of a person younger than 13, and indecent assault of a person younger than 16.

Man gives cigarettes to 12-year-old girls and allows them to drive his car

Jarod Robert Weaver 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was arrested on a charge of corruption of minors after allegedly giving young girls cigarettes and letting them drive his car, police in Pennsylvania said.

Donegal Township police said that they have arrested 20-year-old Jarod Robert Weaver, after being accused of allowing the girls to drive his vehicle and then reporting it as stolen.

Weaver was charged with corruption of minors, filing a false police report, furnishing tobacco to a minor and allowing an unlicensed person to drive a vehicle.

He was booked into the Washington County jail, and his bail was set at $25,000. According to the police investigation, Weaver called the police to Main Street, claiming that a woman stole his 2004 Chevrolet.

When officers arrived at the scene, they learned that the woman was a 12-year-old girl. Police spoke with the girl with the parents’ permission, and she told the officer that Weaver allowed her to drive his vehicle.

Another 12-year-old girl also told police that she and other girls were allowed to drive his car. Weaver also gave the girls cigarettes.

Woman urinates into water cooler at 7-Eleven

7-Eleven store location (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A woman was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct after allegedly urinating into a water cooler at a 7-Eleven convenience store, police in Ohio said.

Cleveland police said that three women were seen acting disorderly inside the 7-Eleven located on Mayfield Road around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday.

The manager of the store said that one of the women urinated in the water cooler located near the bathroom door. The women then left in a Chrysler.

The manager called the police, and the women were located on Noble Road. The driver of the vehicle, who was not identified, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.

One of the passengers was drunk, and was identified as the woman who urinated in the water cooler. She was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Impatient man drives around blocked road and gets his car stuck in wet cement

Car on road (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man learned the hard way to be patient after getting his car stuck in wet cement while attempting to cut through traffic, police in Texas said.

Plano police said that construction workers of the city, were trying to repair a road near Legacy Drive and Lebanon Road on Friday morning, when the man’s car became stuck in the wet cement.

The driver was impatient, and did not want to wait to drive through road’s single line as there were too many cars.

The man decided to cut through the traffic by driving around the barricades, but his car encountered wet cement and it became stuck.

The car had to be pulled out of the cement, and it suffered damage. The road then had to be repaired again.

Man smuggles live birds by hiding them in his pants in his groin area

The smuggles birds  
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A plane passenger of Cuba, was arrested on a charge of smuggling after allegedly being caught with live birds in his pants and bag, police in Florida said.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at Miami International Airport, arrested the passenger, who was not identified, attempting to smuggle nine live birds.

The passenger was arriving on a flight from Havana on Saturday.

During the inspection of the passenger, CBP officers discovered that he was concealing six birds in a fanny bag and three birds in the groin area of his pants.

Both U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) were on-site for the investigation.

The individual was arrested and the birds were turned over to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Miami Quarantine Station.

The smuggling of live animals into the country is illegal per federal law.