Don’t you wish you could place bets on which political couples are going to break up first? Well, now you can! I don’t really know anyone who gambles, but I feel like those people are probably not the same people who care about celebrity divorces. [Wrong! I care about both! -- Editor Amelia] But the website YouWager.com lets you put down your hard-earned cash in hopes that people like Sarah Palin and her husband whatshisface or Bill and Hilary Clinton will get divorced. And if you were already betting on Al and Tipper Gore, you might have walked away with a couple hundred bucks! The most interesting thing about the bets is that the less likely the couple is to get divorced, the more money you stand to win, and the folks at YouWager.com apparently think that George and Barbara Bush are $2,000 more likely to stay together than Michelle and Barack Obama … whom you’d only get $3,000 for your $100 bet if their marriage dissolved. This gives me a similarly icky feeling as those Ashley Madison adultery commercials. Keep reading »
Oh, high school, I don’t miss you one little bit.
virgins students at the all-boys Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, organized a “fantasy sex league” where they could earn points for bedding certain girls, The Washington Post reports. The boys planned to “draft” girls they knew onto teams, throw a series of parties which those girls would attend, and then tally up the points.
Fortunately, these Tucker-Maxes-in-training were caught before the first party took place. Three students received an in-school suspension. But after reading the creepy details of what these boys did, that punishment does not nearly fit the crime. Keep reading »
The cruel hand of fate has really had it out for matrimony this week. The other day we posted a story about a couple who married in the E.R. after a tragic crash, and this is another even more tragic story. Bethany Lott and her boyfriend Richard Butler were both excited for their hike to the top of Max Patch Bald Mountain in North Carolina. This was a trip that Lott had wanted to make since she and Butler began dating and was happy to finally have it happening. Butler planned to make his girlfriend’s day even more memorable because he was going to propose. With the ring in tow, Butler followed behind Lott for the 4,600-foot climb to the summit. But before he had a chance to ask for Lott’s hand, the couple was struck by a bolt of lightning. The shock knocked Butler to the ground. Once he was alert, he crawled over to Lott—she wasn’t breathing. He tried to revive his girlfriend for 15 minutes, but couldn’t get her to start breathing again. Unable to get a signal with their cell phones, Butler returned to his car and stopped at the first house he saw for help. EMTs arrived and tried to revive Lott but could not, saying that it was likely the lightning instantly killed her. “I put the ring on her finger while the EMTs were working on her,” he said. “They are listing me as her fiancé in the obituaries.” So freaking sad. [Newser] Keep reading »
We’ve got a new one to add to the 10 stupidest 911 calls in recent memory. Audrey Scott, a 57-year-old from Alliance, Ohio, had a few to drink and then dialed 911 … looking for a husband. Yes, any husband. She did this five times to be exact and on the final try finally found a sympathetic voice on the other end of the line. “You need to get a husband?” he said, to which Scott replied, “Let’s do it.” Last week, she was charged with improper use of 911 and had to spend three days in jail. If she gets in trouble again in the next year, she’ll have to serve an additional seven days. Yes, she did a silly thing but, really, can you blame a woman for trying? Dating can be rough! If only you could dial three numbers and find the dude of your dreams. [AP] Keep reading »