Saturday, March 15, 2014
An 11-year-old boy has been reunited with his mother after spending five days lost on the New York subway. Kareem Granton has had a fight with his mother, Precious Granton, and had run away from home. "It was a very big world", Kareem told 'The New York Times'. "I didn't think I would probably make it".
An Oklahoma man who chased a $20 note he lost down a storm drain ended up being stuck for two days. The man was rescued by an emergency crew after his cries for help were heard by a group of passing schoolchildren. Police say the man, who was not named, was down on his luck. The $20 was not recovered.
English newlyweds Mike and Victoria Seymour married in Mexico and threw a belated reception for 80 people on their return to Nottingham. Not expecting presents, they chose not to send our a wedding gift list. They ended up with 27 toasters. Victoria, 37, said: "We just couldn't stop laughing as we opened them all."
An Ontario man allegedly drove to a police station drunk, asking for a place to sleep. Local cops say Vadym Gulenko, 30, did get a ce3ll for the night - as well as charges of impaired driving.
A Japanese airline has hit turbulence over it's decision to outfit flight attendants in revealing miniskirts, drawing criticism that it could invite sexual harassment.
Skymark Airlines came under fire from cabin crew labour union, which said the super-short skirt - with a distinctively "swinging sixties" look - barely covers the thighs.
A tech-savvy two-year-old in Arizona helped save his mother's life after a dog nearly bit her finger off. Laura Toone was on the verge of passing out when son Bentley calmly wiped the blood off the phone and got on FaceTime to one of his mum's friends. The tot even unlocked the door when fire fighters arrived.
Friday, March 14, 2014
A college class was told they had to write a short story in as few words as possible.
The instructions were:
The short story had to contain the following three things:
Below is the only A+ short story in the entire class.
"Good God, I'm pregnant; I wonder who did it!"
Friday, March 07, 2014
'The New York Times' has run a correction on a story it published 161 years ago about a free black man sold into slavery, whose memoir '12 Years a Slave' was adapted into a film that won three Oscars including best picture. The paper wrote that an article on January 20, 1853, about Solomon Northup misspelt his surname.
A museum in Mexico City is collecting love letters, stuffed animals and diaries that recall failed relationships. The Museo del Objeto del Objeto said 200 items were handed in on the first day. "We are a little surprised, happy but also terrified." museum director Paulina Newman said.
Riley Pearson, 6, has been suspended from school for four days in Slough, England because he had a small packet of Mini Cheddars, a brand of cheese crackers, in his lunch box. His mum, Nicola Mardie, 24, was told the lunch was not "healthy and balanced" by headmaster Jeremy Meek, who said it "potentially harms" the child.
A man forced to give up work with heart problems had his employment support allowance axed for failing to complete a capability assessment - after suffering a heart attack during the examination in Oldham, England. Two weeks after the attack, he got a letter from Jobcentre Plus saying he was being sanctioned for withdrawing.
A top hat containing a device that brushes your teeth has won $16,000 in invention competition in London. Sam Hunter Baxter, 19, will have his invention made into a real gadget. He beat 300 other entries in the contest, including high heels that can store house keys, a beard-shaped razor and training shoes with rollers on the soles to act as mini-treadmills.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
So one day, Gramma sent her grandson Little Johnny down to the water hole to get some water for cooking dinner. As he was dipping the bucket in, he saw two big eyes looking back at him. He dropped the bucket and hightailed it for Gramma’s kitchen.
“Well now, where’s my bucket and where’s my water?” Gramma asked him.
“I can’t get any water from that water hole, Gramma” exclaimed Johnny. “There’s a BIG ol’ alligator down there!”
“Now don’t you mind that ol’ alligator, Johnny. He’s been there for a few years now, and he’s never hurt no one. Why, he’s probably as scared of you as you are of him!”
“Well, Gramma,” replied Johnny, “if he’s as scared of me as I am of him, then that water ain’t fit to drink!”
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing.She would occasionally walk around to see each child’s work.
As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.
The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.”
The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.”
Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, “They will in a minute.”
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