Company creates ice cream that never melts just in time for the hot temperatures

Gastronaut Ice Cream 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A company based in New York, has announced that it has successfully produced great tasting ice cream that never melts.

Gastronaut Ice Cream is the world’s first freeze dried frozen treat with all organic ingredients and no artificial coloring.

So far, the company has produced three flavors, Mexican Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Cookies & Cream.

Depending on the level of interest, additional flavors like Chocolate Hazelnut and Peanut Butter will be produced in the future.

Robert Collignon, who is the founder of Gastronaut Ice Cream, said that he started experimenting with the idea 2 years ago in his Brooklyn apartment.

He made his own ice cream with high quality ingredients and found that when freeze dried, it tasted much better than the neapolitan “astronaut ice cream” he’d been eating since he was a kid.

Collignon said that his goal was to bring a high level of flavor and quality to a freeze dried ice cream bar because it had never been done.

Ice cream melts everywhere you take it, especially when living in a van with no fridge, but the freeze dried version lets consumers take the ice cream anywhere they travel.

The ice cream that never melts is also good for those who don’t want to sit in an office holding a melting ice cream looking like a weirdo, the company said in a statement.

Comedian ordered to pay $42,000 for making fun of disabled singer with deformed face

Jeremy Gabriel 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A comedian was ordered to pay thousands of dollars to a disabled singer after suffering bullying following a show, according to court documents in Canada.

The Quebec Human Rights Tribunal has ordered Mike Ward to pay $42,000 after making fun of 19-year-old Jeremy Gabriel.

Ward was ordered to give Gabriel $25,000 in moral damages and $10,000 in punitive damages.

The court also required Ward to pay an additional $5,000 for moral damages and $2,000 for punitive damages to the singer’s mother, Sylvie Gabriel.

Ward vowed to appeal the ruling. Comedians were quick to support Ward, saying that he had the right to crack jokes. In defiance of the court ruling, Ward repeated the jokes he made about Gabrel during a Just For Laughs festival.

Gabriel became well known after he was flown to Rome, Italy, to sing for Pope Benedict. Gabriel has Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS), a genetic condition that causes disfigurement.

During a show, Ward stated that he was happy Gabriel was getting attention as he had a terminal illness and will die.

Ward thought that Gabriel was flown to Rome, by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which is an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening diseases.

Ward then joked that for some reason, Gabriel did not die. He added that Gabriel was not dying, but he is very ugly. Gabriel told the court that Ward’s jokes about him was too harsh and affected his quality of life.

He claimed that it Ward hurt his career and confidence, and his jokes led to bullying at school. Gabriel also revealed that he attempted to commit suicide.

Father beaten to near death after refusing to hand over his daughter for circumcision

Female genital mutilation (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

Police are looking to arrest a group of men who were accused of beating a father to near death for refusing to hand over his daughter for a female genital mutilation procedure, according to police in Nigeria.

Olalowo Hammed and Modinat Olalekan had been threatened by the community elders and neighbors after refusing hand over their daughter for the traditional circumcision ceremony.

Modinat and her daughter were able to flee from the country, but Olalowo Hammed was not so lucky. As he was preparing to leave, a group of men surrounded his home, and beat him to near death.

Olalowo Hammed was then dumped in the woods, and left to die. Luckily, Olalowo Hammed survived and called for help.

Olalowo Hammed suffered from cuts all over his body, and from a swollen face. He was taken to a hospital, where he is being treated.

So far, no arrests have been made. Some people claim that Olalowo Hammed made up the story in order to be able to gain asylum in another country.

Pastor ties hands and feet of 9-year-old boy with chains for a month because he stole meat from his stepmother

Francis Taiwo and Korede 
By: Wayne Morin

A pastor was arrested on a charge of child abuse after allegedly tying up the hands and feet of his 9-year-old son because he stole meat from his stepmother, according to police in Nigeria.

Ogun police said that they have arrested 40-year-old Francis Taiwo, who is a pastor at the Key of Joy Celestial Church, for keeping his 9-year-old boy locked up for a month.

He was charged was child abuse, assault and child neglect. The pastor admitted that he tied up his son Korede, because he stole meat from his stepmother Kehinde Taiwo.

Francis said that he believed that his son was possessed by demons and by keeping him locked inside the church, the demons will leave his body.

On Saturday, police rescued the boy from the church. He had a chain around his neck and secured to a pole. Police received a tip-off from a neighbor.

Kehinde was also arrested on a charge of child abuse. The young boy was handed over to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, after he revealed that he wasn’t given food and had to steal from his stepmother’s pots.

Man busts his mother’s lips for buying him dinner that he did not like

Derek Foreman 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested after assaulting his mother for buying him dinner that he did not like.

30-year-old Derek Foreman of Largo, Florida, was arrested for assaulting his mother.

Foreman is accused of head-butting his 55-year-old mother in the face during a confrontation about dinner that she bought for him.

Police said that Foreman and his mother got into a verbal argument because his mother brought dinner from Chick-fil-A, and he did not want to eat food from that restaurant.

Foreman became upset and head-butted his mother, causing her bottom lip to split open, police said.

Foreman was arrested for domestic battery and he was booked into the county jail. He was released from custody on his own recognizance.

The judge ordered Foreman to have no contact with his mother. He also ordered Foreman to be outfitted with a device that monitors his alcohol intake.

The booking photo shows that Foreman suffered an injury to his nose during the altercation.

Sweet 19-year-old disabled woman lives in a plastic bowl

Rahma Haruna 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A young woman has dreams like many other adults of owning her own business.

However, things might be much harder for her as she is disabled and she lives in a plastic bowl.

19-year-old Rahma Haruna of Kano, Nigeria, was born a healthy baby, but at 6 months old, her parents realized that she was not developing like other children her age.

They soon discovered that a mysterious condition caused her arms and legs to stop developing properly.

Her mother, Fadi, said that her daughter is in constant pain and she spent a lot of money seeking medical help, but so far, nobody was able to find out what was wrong with her.

Rahma is being carried around in a small plastic bowl.

However, her 10-year-old brother Fahad, who adores her, said that on a recent trip to the supermarket, a kind hearted man saw their plight and bought them a wheelchair.

They now place the 19-year-old’s plastic bowl into the wheelchair during their daily walks.

The man also published photos of Rahma in a newspaper, which led to people helping the family with their disabled daughter.


Paramedics engage in selfie war taking photos with unconscious patients

Kayla Renee Dubois and Christopher Wimmer 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man and a woman of Florida, were arrested after engaging in a selfie war to see who can take more photos with patients.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that
they have arrested 24-year old Kayla Renee Dubois.

She was charged with two counts of interception and disclosure of oral communications.

Authorities said that they were looking for 33-year old Christopher Wimmer on seven counts of the same charge. He later turned himself in.

Police said that the selfies included 41 patients, some of whom were unconscious. In one selfie, Wimmer forcefully opened the eyelid of a sedated patient for the photo.

He is facing an additional misdemeanor battery charge over this despicable act.

Three of the 41 patients gave their consent to take the photos, police said.

The suspects forwarded some of the selfies to other emergency services and their friends.

The sheriff's office began investigating after complaints from three other emergency workers. Wimmer immediately resigned and Dubois was fired a week later.

Man breaks into women’s homes and steals 870 pairs of underwear

Girls underwear (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on a charge of theft after stealing hundreds of pairs of underwear from women’s homes, according to police in Japan.

Fukuoka police said that they have arrested 44-year-old Ko Fujinobu, after being accused of breaking into women’s houses and stealing their bras and panties.

Fujinobu was charged with theft and trespassing. According to the police, a 27-year-old woman called the police to report that her underwear went missing.

Police reviewed security cameras and saw Fujinobu entering and leaving the woman’s apartment. During questioning, Fujinobu told police that he feels thrilled to be able to enter women’s homes and steal their underwear.

Police raided his home and found 870 pairs of women’s underwear. Fujinobu admitted that all the pairs were stolen from women.

Mother chokes 2-month-old daughter because she wanted some peace and quiet

Newborn baby (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A mother was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after trying to kill her daughter because she wanted some peace and quiet in her home, according to police in Japan.

Kamisu police said that they have arrested 36-year-old Atsue Hanatsuka, after being accused of choking her 2-month-old daughter until she fell unconscious.

Hanatsuka was charged with one count of attempted murder.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Thursday around 11:00 a.m., at the woman’s apartment while her husband was at work.

Hanatsuka told investigators that her baby kept crying and she refused to calm down. She then decided to choke her daughter until she passed out because she wanted some peace and quiet.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, found the girl unconscious but alive. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she is said to be in serious condition.

Man arrested after making up story on Twitter about a lion on the loose in the city

The photo that was posted on Twitter 
By: Feng Qian

A man was arrested on a charge of fraudulent obstruction of business after allegedly posting a Twitter that a lion was running loose in the city, according to police in Japan.

Kumamoto police said that they have arrested 20-year-old Kazuki Sato, after being accused of scaring the city by falsely reporting that a lion escaped from the Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens, following an earthquake.

According to the police investigation, Sato took a photo of a city street and photo shopped a lion into the scene. He then uploaded the photo on Twitter, saying that a lion was on the loose in the city.

Sato admitted that he posted the photo because he wanted to scare people following earthquake. The message was retweeted more than 20,000 times.

More than 100 people called the Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens, to report that the lion escaped from its premises and is on the loose in the city.

Officials at the zoo decided to call the police after the phone calls just did not stop.

Woman slams frying pan on head of mother’s boyfriend because he told her to leave his home

Wendi Raley 
By: Chan Yuan

A woman who got angry because she was told to leave her mother’s home, decided to use a frying pan to get revenge, according to police in Florida.

Lakeland police said that they have arrested 35-year-old Wendi Raley, after being accused of using a frying pan to hit the head of 45-year-old Jerry Watkins.

Raley was charged with one count of aggravated battery.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Tuesday night, after Raley went swimming with her mother and her mother's boyfriend.

When they returned home, Watkins and Raley got into a heated argument, and he asked her to leave his home. Raley grabbed a frying pan and slammed on the head of her mother’s boyfriend.

Raley's mother, Victoria Raley, 54, then took the frying pan away from her daughter.

Wendi Raley then grabbed another frying pan and hit Watkins in the head a second time, causing a cut and swelling on the left side.

Watkins was taken to the Orange Park Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Father arrested for living double secret life for many years

Richard Hoagland 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Two women were shocked by the arrest of a man who was married to both of them.

Authorities in Florida, said that they arrested the man, who led a secret double life for more than two decades.

Richard Hoagland, 63, went missing in 1993. He was now found living as a man named Terry Symansky.

He lived in Tampa Bay, with his second wife and a son.

Hoagland was arrested on a charge of identity theft after police said that he stole the identity of Symansky, who was declared dead after he drowned in 1991.

The nephew of Symansky, was surprised to find a marriage certificate on Ancestry.com, indicating that his uncle had gotten married after his death.

He eventually went to the authorities and they began investigating the case.

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said that Hoagland, changed his identity to Terry Symansky, after leaving a wife and family in Indiana in 1993.

His family finally had him declared dead in 2003.

Police said that Hoagland learned about Symansky’s death and stole his information while living with the man's father, Edward Symansky, who was looking for a roommate.

Hoagland then opened credit cards and took out several mortgages in the deceased man’s name.

Hoagland's first wife in Indiana, told police that he disappeared after learning that the FBI was after him for embezzling millions of dollars.

However, when he was arrested, Hoagland denied the charges and he told officers that he left Indiana, just to get away from his wife.

Two women mauled by tiger after getting out of car in a zoo during fight with male driver

The woman arguing with her husband before the attack 
By: Feng Qian

A young couple went for a day trip to a safari and took along a middle-aged woman and their young child.

Sadly, one woman was killed and the other was seriously injured after getting out of the car during a fight with the male driver.

The couple was touring the Badaling Wildlife World near the Great Wall of China, where officials warn visitors not to leave the car as wild animals are roaming free.

However, during the trip, the young woman got into a fight with her husband, who was driving the car.

Graphic videos of the incident show the wife storming out the front passenger seat of the car. She then walked around the car and opened the driver's side door.

As she stood next to the driver, a tiger pounded on her and dragged her away.

The man ran out and tried to save his wife. The older woman soon jumped out of the backseat, and went to help rescue the younger woman.

Sadly, the older woman was mauled to death by the Siberian tiger. The younger woman survived, but is said to be in critical condition.

Staff members at the park came to the family’s rescue, but they were unable to save the older woman.

The husband survived and the child who was in the car, was not injured.

Flight delayed after passenger rips off ceiling panel thinking it is overhead luggage cabin

The damaged airplane ceiling 
By: Chan Yuan

Plane passengers were not happy when they were informed that there will be a long delay due to an ignorant passenger.

The passenger boarded a flight from Hong Kong to Bangkok, Thailand.

One passenger, who was looking for the overhead luggage cabin to place his handbag, forcefully ripped off part of the ceiling.

When questioned by flight attendants, the traveler said that he thought he was opening the overhead luggage compartment.

Cathay Pacific was forced to delay flight CX705 until engineers were able to fix the ceiling. The flight was delayed over three hours.

Airport officials said that the flight was supposed to leave at 8:15 a.m., but was delayed until 11:47 a.m. Photos from the plane show significant damage to the interior of the aircraft.

Part of the ceiling was seen hanging down over the seats.

Man getting ready to celebrate 99th birthday is burned in house fire while sitting in his favorite chair

Fire truck (illustration) 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man of Australia, who was looking forward to celebrating his 99th birthday, never made it as he died in a fire.

World War II veteran Fred Smith died after a fire engulfed his home in Melbourne.

Fred Smith, who was just six weeks away from celebrating his 99th birthday, died after a heater set fire to his home on Vaynor Street at 5:30 a.m.

Smith alerted authorities by activating his medical alert device. However, when paramedics arrived, they found the single-floor brick house on fire.

Victoria Police said that the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) rushed to control the fire and found the body of the owner inside the house.

The MFB said that the fire started after a heater was too close to clothes and a couch.

Smith, who lived in the home for more than 50 years, was found dead in his favorite chair.

Woman sets her naked boyfriend on fire because he did not give her with drugs

Annie Harper 
By: Wayne Morin

A woman was arrested on a charge of battery after allegedly setting her boyfriend on fire because he did not give her drugs, according to police in Florida.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said that they have arrested 41-year-old Annie Harper, after being accused of pouring lighter fluid on her naked boyfriend and setting him on fire, following an argument about drugs.

Harper was charged with one count of aggravated battery and one count of battery. According to the police investigation, the incident occurred in a homeless camp in the woods near DeLand.

A person at the scene saw Harper kicking the 34-year-old victim, who was not identified, while lying on the floor naked on Saturday.

Harper then doused her boyfriend with lighter fluid and set him on fire. The victim told officers that he got into an argument, and she was angry at him for not providing her with drugs.

The victim was treated at a Daytona Beach hospital before being transferred to a burn unit in Orlando.

Man holds gun to head of girlfriend because she was feeding their baby breast milk from another woman

Kevin Smith 
By: Mahesh Sarin

A man was arrested on a charge of battery after allegedly holding a gun to his girlfriend's head because she was feeding their baby breast milk from another woman, according to police in Florida.

St. Augustine police said that they have arrested 29-year-old Kevin Smith, after the victim’s mother saw him holding a gun to her daughter’s head while she was breastfeeding her baby.

Smith was charged with battery, child neglect and obstructing justice. He was booked into the St. Johns County jail, and his bail was set at $12,500.

According to the police investigation, when the victim's mother came home from work, she heard her 22-year-old daughter and boyfriend fighting on Wednesday around 11:30 p.m.

She went to her daughter’s bedroom, where she saw Smith holding a gun to her daughter’s head while she was breastfeeding her baby.

Smith was angry that his girlfriend was feeding the newborn breast milk from another woman.

Smith tried to grab the baby from the arms of his girlfriend while she fed the infant, but the woman refused to give him the child.

The mother left the home with her daughter and infant, and called the police.

56-year-old man stands in road while praying and exposing his private parts to drivers

Piro Kolvani 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A man was arrested on a charge of indecent exposure after allegedly standing in the road while praying and exposing his private parts to passing motorists, according to police in Florida.

St. John’s County police said that they have arrested 56-year-old Piro Kolvani, after an off-duty police officer and his 14-year-old son saw the suspect standing in the road and exposing himself.

Kolvani was charged with one count of indecent exposure.

According to the criminal complaint, the off-duty officer and his 14-year-old son saw Kolvani standing in the road and praying.

When the got closer they noticed that Kolvani was exposing his private parts to passing motorists. The officer tried to question Kolvani, but the suspect only speaks Russian.

The incident unfolded on Sunday around 1:00 p.m., at the intersection of Race Track Road and Flora Branch Boulevard.

Teen to file lawsuit against school for not taking her as cheerleader

Cheerleaders (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

A teen in Florida, who failed to convince coaches and judges to select her to join the cheerleading team, is threatening to file a lawsuit against the school district.

The teen, who was not identified, was ranked too slow to join the cheerleading team at the Leon County Schools.

She also fell twice during tryouts. Now, she is threatening to sue the school district if she is not allowed to join the team. Officials have the option to overrule the decision of the judges and coaches.

However, the judges and the coaches of the cheerleading team have threatened to quit if their decision is overruled.

Caylen Berry, who is the head coach, said that an athlete who does not deserve to be on the team shouldn’t be there because of a threat as it undermines the legitimacy of sports.

McDonald’s suspends sales of Big Macs due to food shortage

McDonald's burgers (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) McDonald’s in Venezuela, said that they suspended sales of Big Macs in the country due to the escalating food crisis.

Arcos Dorados, which is the company that operates the Mcdonald’s restaurant in the country, said that the decision was made after the bakeries were no longer able to supply the them with enough bread.

A spokesperson for Arcos Dorados, said that the company was working to find a solution to the problem, but cannot give any time frame when the Big Macs will return to the restaurants.

The company believes that they will be able to sell the Quarter Pounder and the McNifica, as long as the food crisis doesn’t get worse.

Last year, McDonald's stopped selling French fries due to a potato shortage.

President Nicolas Maduro is blaming plunging oil prices for the sharp economic turn down, but opposition leaders are blaming the failed socialist model introduced by former president Hugo Chavez.

Restaurant sells deer heads and brains found in garbage cans outside butcher shops

Deer (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

The owners of a restaurant are facing jail time after admitting to selling deer heads and brains that they found in the trash outside butcher shops, according to investigators in Pennsylvania.

54-year-old Shi Eng and her husband, 66-year-old Chun Eng, are accused of collecting the deer body parts from the trash and using the meat to feed customers in the New China House Restaurant in Lititz.

The owners have been charged with 16 violations, each carrying a sentence of up to three months in prison. Chun also pleaded guilty Agriculture Department safety violations as the restaurant was dirty.

He was ordered to pay a $1,200 fine. According to investigators, officers raided the restaurant after receiving a confidential tip.

The officers found several hundred pounds of deer heads, brains and other parts at the restaurant. The couple initially claimed that they did not use the deer to feed customers, but they later pleaded guilty.

The couple took discarded deer parts from the trash at butcher shops, and used them to prepare food at the restaurant. The couple collected discarded deer parts for four years.