Uber sues rival after accusing them of booking 400,000 false rides

Uber 
By: Wayne Morin

Uber filed a lawsuit against their main rival in India, accusing them of booking hundreds of thousands of fake rides in order to sabotage their business.

In a lawsuit filed in the Delhi High Court last week, Uber claims that Ola and their employees used 93,000 fraudulent accounts to book over 400,000 false rides over a period of seven months.

Uber said that as a result, it has suffered damage to their business, profits and goodwill. More than 23,000 Uber drivers quit as a result of the fake rides.

Ola is also accused of impersonating Uber administrators and sending false text messages to their drivers. Uber is seeking $7.5 million in damages.

Ola denied the allegations, calling them frivolous and false.

Police find 300 live bugs inside package after postal workers saw the parcel moving around

Bugs (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

Police were called to a post office in Sweden, after postal workers saw a parcel moving on its own.

Workers at the post office in Svenstavik, called police after realizing something alive must be inside the parcel.

Police officers who responded to the scene, examined the package and they determined that the package contained 300 bugs.

The 300 cockroaches were crawling all over one another within the package, which was equipped with special air holes to allow them to breathe.

Police launched an investigation, and located the intended recipient of the package. After questioning the man, police determined that the bugs were ordered to feed snakes.

Police released the package after making sure that the bugs were not shipped into the country from abroad.

Man suffers severe allergic reaction to kiwi after getting bone marrow transplant from sister who is allergic to the fruit

Kiwi (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man in Germany, suffered an extreme allergic reaction to kiwi after receiving a bone marrow transplant from his sister who is allergic to the fruit, doctors said.

Dr. Natalie Garzorz of the Department of Dermatology and Allergy at the Technical University of Munich, said that the 46-year-old man suffered from leukemia and got the bone marrow from his sister as part of his treatment plan.

The patient was doing well until he decided to eat kiwi a few weeks after the procedure. He developed an oral reaction, including swelling in the mouth and throat, for the first time in his life.

He had difficulty breathing, but he survived the attack. The man’s sister is also allergic to kiwi, but the patient did not
know that the allergens from his sister will transfer to his body.

Scientists isolated the man’s cells that reacted to the kiwi.

Using a process called FISH, the scientist were able to determine that the cells sensitive to kiwi originated entirely from his sister’s donated bone marrow.

Nurse kills hundreds of hospital patients by injecting them with deadly cocktail of drugs

Syringe with drugs (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A nurse was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing hundred of hospital patients by injecting them with a deadly cocktail of drugs, police in Denmark said.

Nykobing police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Christina Hansen, after being accused of using her position as a nurse of a busy hospital to kill numerous patients.

She was charged with three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of 66-year-old Viggo Petersen, 86-year-old Anna Lise Poulsen, and 72-year-old Arne Herskov.

According to the police investigation, the secretary of the hospital became suspicious after a surge in the number of deaths in the ward of Hansen.

The secretary reported that around 100 patients died during the course of a year, a much higher rate than at the hospital she previously worked at.

Hansen had also been very flirtatious with male doctors at the Nykobing Falster Hospital, creating a difficult environment. Hansen was arrested last year, after colleague caught her with two syringes next to a patient.

Hansen worked at the hospital for more than three years, causing an unknown number of deaths.

Hansen used a lethal cocktail of morphine, diazepam and cordarone, to kill the patients. No doctor or nurse would ever mix these drugs for medical purposes.

When Hansen was arrested, she had these three drugs in her possession.

Woman dresses as boy and has sex with 12-year-old girl using fake male private parts

Jennifer Staines 
By: Chan Yuan

A young woman was arrested on a charge of assault by penetration after posing as a man and having sex with girls as young as 12 years old, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 23-year-old Jennifer Staines of Bristol, has been sentenced to serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous counts of assault by penetration.

According to the police investigation, Staines set up social media profiles using the name Jason Spiller, so she could contact teenage girls.

Her victims believed they were talking with a man, and after conversations on social media sites, they met and started a relationship.

In one case, the relationship lasted more than a year.

She pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual assault, two counts of assault by penetration and two counts of possession of an indecent photo.

The charges relate to three victims, two from Bristol, who were aged between 12 and 17 at the time of the offenses.

An investigation began after the mother of one of the victims contacted the police, as she believed Staines was a woman impersonating a man.

Prosecutors told the court that her actions were driven by her own selfish desires, and although her victims consented to sexual activity with her, they were deceived about the true nature of what they were engaging in.

The manipulation was so extreme that one of her victims still struggles to believe she was actually in a relationship with a woman, not a man.

To deceive her victims, Staines wore bandages around her chest, and told the girls that she is covering stab wounds. She also used fake male private parts to engage in sexual activity with the girls.

Clothing store manager covers two young women in yellow paint after catching them shoplifting

Two shoplifters covered in yellow paint 
By: Wayne Morin

People in Zambia, are angry after a clothing store manager publicized photos, showing two young women covered in yellow paint.

The Human Rights Commission has condemned the attack and described it as torture and inhuman.

The incident unfolded at the Jet Stores located at the Presidential Housing Initiative shopping mall in Lusaka. The two women, aged 19 and 21, were covered in yellow paint after they were accused of shoplifting.

The manager took photos of the women and published them on social media sites. HRC chief Mweetwa Muleya said that the act by Jet Stores was cruel and demeaning to the two young women.

The commission said that it will summon the Jet Stores manager and the two victims for further investigation before deciding on the appropriate punishment.

Jet Stores announced that they have fired all employees involved in the incident.

3-year-old girl eats cocaine at day care center

Day care center (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after a little girl was found eating cocaine at a day care center, police in Pennsylvania said.

The Philadelphia Police Department said that they were called to a hospital on a report of a 3-year-old girl who ate cocaine at the Work of Learning Early day care center.

According to the police investigation, the incident occurred around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, at the day care center located on 52nd Street near Haverford Avenue.

A worker at the center noticed the 3-year-old girl eating cocaine and took her to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The child tested positive for cocaine, and doctors notified the police.

The girl was held overnight in the hospital for observation. Police do not believe that the child found the cocaine in the day care center, saying that the girl was playing outside before being seen with the drug.

Prisoner who shot congresswoman in the head sues victim for $25 million because he is suffering emotional distress

Jared Lee Loughner 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A man who was jailed for shooting a congresswoman, filed a $25 million lawsuit against his victim because he is suffering emotional distress, according to court documents in Arizona.

27-year-old Jared Lee Loughner of Phoenix, shot Gabrielle Giffords while she was at a supermarket.

Six people were killed in the shooting while 13 people were injured. In the lawsuit, Loughner wants Giffords to pay him $25 million because she is causing him emotional distress.

He is also asking for his immediate release from prison, saying that he is innocent since he never shot anyone. Loughner complained about his condition in prison, saying that he is not getting food or medication.

Loughner also alleges that he is being waterboarded everyday by federal agents. Court officials said in a statement that they believe another person filed the lawsuit on behalf of Loughner.

Boyfriend calls police after watching his girlfriend having sex with two dogs

Miranda Johns 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on a charge of engaging in sexual conduct with an animal after allegedly having sex with her two dogs, police in Florida said.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 21-year-old Miranda Johns, after her boyfriend called the police to say that he watched his girlfriend having sex with her two dogs.

Johns has been charged with three counts of sexual acts involving animals. She was booked into the Collier County Jail, and her bail was set at $6,000.

According to the police investigation, Johns sent images and several videos to her boyfriend, showing her having sex with two dogs.

The boyfriend, Kurtz Villavicencio, called the police, and showed officers the videos. Johns told officers that she and the man had discussed the possibility of her having sex with dogs.

Man releases huge snake in crowded restaurant after being told to leave for playing with two small snakes

The snake at the restaurant 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of making criminal threats after allegedly releasing huge snake in a crowded restaurant because he was told to leave, police in California said.

The Los Angeles Police Department said that they have arrested 46-year-old Hiroshi Motohashi, after being accused of releasing the 13-foot snake at the Iroha Sushi of Tokyo.

Motohashi was charged with one count of making criminal threats. He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $50,000.

According to the police investigation, Motohashi brought two small snakes to the restaurant, and began showing them off to other customers.

When the customers complained, employees asked him to take the snakes outside. Motohashi left the restaurant and returned with an even bigger snake.

Motohashi dropped the python in the middle of the restaurant floor and left. Employees called the police who removed the snake from the restaurant and arrested the suspect.

The snake was seized by animal control officers.

Woman runs over boyfriend with car after catching him looking at nude women at strip club

Erikka Hope 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman was arrested on a charge of battery after allegedly running over her boyfriend with a car because he looked at nude women at a strip club, police in Florida said.

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office said that they have arrested 24-year-old Erikka Hope, after being accused of beating up her boyfriend outside the Pin Ups Gentleman’s Club.

Hope was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, battery, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and possession of a controlled substance.

She was booked into the Brevard County Jail Complex in Sharpes, and her bail was set at $33,000.

According to the police investigation, around 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, Hope drove to the strip club and confornted her boyfriend for being there and looking at nude women.

Hope then punched the man in the face before going back into her car. Hope then rammed her vehicle into her boyfriend, causing him to suffer serious injuries.

Hope also damaged to other vehicles while trying to leave the parking lot. Police later found several Xanax pills in her car.

Woman fights off rapist by cutting his forehead and neck with her keys

Jonathan Holmes 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on a charge of sexual assault after trying to rape a woman while jogging near her home, police in the United Kingdom said.

Luckily, the woman was able to fight off the rapist, using her keys to stab 35-year-old Jonathan Holmes of Yorkshire, in the forehead and neck.

Now, Holmes was sentenced to serve 4 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault.

According to the police investigation, the woman, who was not identified, was followed by Holmes for a mile before he pushed her into the bushes and tried to sexually assault her.

He told her that she was going to enjoy being raped. She fought him off, by cutting his face with keys and biting him. Before running away, the victim told him that he will never attack another woman.

The woman was given an award for bravery by the Yorkshire police.

Bride breaks both wrists during bachelorette party in twerking accident

Elin Russell-Hughes getting married with her casts 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A fun weekend with friends turned into a nightmare for this bride.

Elin Russell-Hughes, 33, of the United Kingdom, was set to marry her fiance, Gareth Wyn Williams, 45, in New York.

Several of her friends who were unable to fly to her wedding, threw her a huge bachelorette party. They were supposed to be out and have fun over the weekend.

However, while twerking on the first night, Russell-Hughes got injured. She had broken bones and needed a cast on both hands.

Russell-Hughes said: “After a good cry over a bottle of gin and the initial panic that I wouldn't be able to fly, I decided that a couple of broken bones weren't going to stop me.”

Russell-Hughes, who works in the fashion industry, bought a white cover for her cast to match it to her wedding gown.

“We had a wonderful time in New York, including on my wedding day and for our nights out on Broadway. I felt great and perfectly co-ordinated, but I won't be twerking again soon,” Russell-Hughes said.

Son of government official sets girl’s face on fire for rejecting his advances

Fire (Illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A girl suffered horrific injuries to her face after rejecting her classmate’s sexual advances.

17-year-old Zhou Yan of China, was harassed by her classmate, Tao Rukun, who is the son of a government official, after she refused to have sex with him.
Things became so bad for the girl that her parents transferred her to another school. This made the boy more angry.

One day, Rukun went to the girl’s home in Hefei, and doused her with gasoline before setting her face on fire. The girl suffered burn wounds and was left disfigured.

The boy’s father immediately apologized for his son’s actions and promised to pay for the girl's medical expenses. However, the girl’s family soon revealed that the government official wanted to give them money only after they sign an agreement to drop all charges against his son.

The family refused the condition, and the boy was later sentenced to 12 years in prison.

The family sued the boy’s family for 4.67 million yuan (about $700,000) for compensation. However, the court only granted them 1.72 million yuan.

The victim's family believed that the amount was too little, while Tao's family thought it was still too much money.

Both sides appealed the verdict. On Tuesday, the court ruled in favor of the girl’s family and slightly increased the award to 1.8 million yuan ($277,000).

Hot-looking woman wraps her feces and places it in her purse during date after man’s toilet did not flush

Makala 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman of Canada, went on social media to share her horrific story after using a man’s bathroom during her date.

The woman who identified herself as Makala from Toronto and goes by the Twitter name Blotty, said that she was invited for a date to a man’s home.

During the date, Makala said that she needed to use the bathroom, but it turned into a nightmare when the toilet did not work properly.

Makala wrote about her embarrassing situation on Twitter, and she shared a photo of her conversation with her sister while trying to figure out how to save herself from being humiliated.

“I am a confident, calm and self-assured woman so I felt comfortable using his bathroom,” she wrote.

However, she said that she soon found “this was a mistake” because his toilet didn't flush properly.

“I panicked, and flushed it a million times, making it worse,” she said. When she realized that she has been in the toilet for too long, she became frantic.

There was one single piece that refused to go down. “So in that moment, something came over me,” she wrote.

Makala said she took toilet paper and wrapped the feces in a few layers and placed it into her purse.

When she came out, she was scared that the poop will smell or fall out of her purse. She wrote to her sister and asked what to do.

She told her sister: “He's in love with me, but I can never face him again.” Her sister advised her to go outside and pretend to be smoking, and discard the waste.

Makala said that before they went outside, the man went to use the bathroom and she heard him flush. She realized that he must have fixed the toilet.

She then took her purse into the bathroom and flushed the feces. The Twitter posts went viral and was shared many times.

BBC journalist named Foot removes piece of his thigh to find out how human flesh tastes

Gregg Foot tasting the burger 
By: Wayne Morin

A BBC journalist of the United Kingdom, asked doctors to remove a piece of his thigh so he can learn how it tastes.

BBC journalist Gregg Foot, was determined to learn how humans taste if they were cooked like animals.

Because eating human meat, including your own, is illegal, Foot asked scientists to cook his flesh so he can smell it and recreate the taste of human meat.

Scientists studied the cooked sample and revealed that it contains similar muscle fibers to those found in both chicken breast and some cuts of beef.

It was then cooked, and scientists analyzed the smell, which they said is a big part of taste. They determined that human meat tastes somewhere between pork and lamb.

Foot then made a replica burger using lamb and pork, and he liked it.

Church finds 30,000 collectible toy cars in home left to them after man died

Lisa Lundstrom showing off the car collection 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A car collector left his home and his possessions to his church.

Dennis Erickson was a longtime church usher of the Celebration Church in Lakeville, Minnesota.

He was never married and did not have children. When he passed away, he left his house to the church. Lisa Lundstrom, chief financial officer of the church, said that she was amazed when she entered the home.

Lundstrom did not expect to find anything of value in the home, but she found a collection of 30,000 collectible toy cars worth over $100,000.

Lundstrom showed how every room in the house had cars. Some cars were displayed in cases on the walls of the kitchen, laundry room, bedrooms and even in the bathroom. Other cars were displayed on beds.

Lundstrom learned that Erickson began collecting cars when he was 9 years old.

Man assaults pregnant woman for not thanking him for holding the door open for her

Darryl Gillyard 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was jailed after assaulting a pregnant woman for not thanking him.

33-year-old Darryl Gillyard assaulted the woman who was 10 weeks pregnant.

Gillyard attacked 22-year-old Lakeeya Walker, who works for the New York Housing Authority, because she did not thank him for holding the door open for her.

Gillyard threw a cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee at Walker’s face before hitting her and knocking her down.

“When I entered the building, I did not say anything to him. He was mad that I did not say thank you. He called me an ungrateful b***h,” Walker said.

Gillyard was arrested, charged and convicted of assault, and he was sentenced to five years in prison.

Man caught after stealing and wearing vest that was custom made for stuffed bear

The bear and Miguel Franca 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested after he was caught wearing a vest that belonged to a stuffed animal.

Police in Oregon, released a photo of the bear wearing the red vest that was custom made for it.

The life-size stuffed animal stands guard at the Montbell store in Portland. The vest is bright red and was made especially to fit the big stomach and thin neck.

Police found 35-year-old Miguel Franca, who was caught wearing the vest. Franca is 6 feet tall with a thin structure, according to police.

He was seen walking across the Ross Island Bridge just before 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, wearing the vest. Franca was taken to the Multnomah County Jail, and charged with theft.

Meanwhile, the bear is once again wearing the vest.

Bridal Buddy allows brides to easily use the bathroom without help during their wedding ceremonies

Bride using toilet alone with Bridal Buddy 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Brides can now breathe easier thanks to a product that helps them lift their gowns while using the bathroom.

Bridal Buddy of Pennsylvania, is producing a special slip that scoops up gowns, allowing brides to use the bathroom during the weddings without any help.

The Bridal Buddy is worn as a slip under the gown, and when duty calls, the bride simply scoops it up taking along her entire dress.

The Bridal Buddy sells for just $60.

The founder of Bridal Buddy, Heather, worked at a Bridal shop in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania, and went from bagging dresses to being a consultant.

She knew every concern of each bride, every want and every need. One of the most frequently asked questions was “how do I go to the bathroom in this thing?”

Heather knew their was no easy answer. Heather went to work thinking of solutions. She loved to invent. Heather was on a mission. To save the brides of the world from having a horrible bathroom bridal experience, one Bridal Buddy at a time.