When a nine-year-old Ukrainian boy found his parents’ life savings stashed under the couch, he did what any kid with a sweet tooth and a touch of psychopathy would do: he paid off an adult acquaintance to help him convert the $4,000 nest egg to Ukrainian currency, and then he went to the candy store. And spent all of it. Yep, while most children might snag a few bucks and call it good, it seems this particular child’s candy compulsion was so strong, it was worth setting up a multi-currency money laundering operation. I used to think I was clever for concealing my identity to score extra free samples at Costco, but damn, this child’s scheme is next level. Also? We all might want to stock up on vegetables now, because this kid is obviously going to take over the world someday, and there will be no room for kale in his totalitarian Candy Land. [Huffington Post]
As a chronic over-packer, there have definitely been a few times I’ve had to waddle through airport security wearing six layers of clothing that wouldn’t fit in my suitcase. Now a new product called Jaktogo is taking that idea to a whole new level. Jaktogo appears to be nothing more than a thin tote bag, but if you find yourself reaching the baggage weight limit with no extra room in your checked bag, Jaktogo folds out into a giant jacket with 14 pockets ready to accommodate up to 30 pounds of stuff. The weird wearable suitcase is available as a dress (shown) or poncho in addition to the original jacket style, and can be ordered in denim or leather. So, would you rather wear 30 pounds of luggage to beat the system or shell out 50 bucks to check another bag? I’m totally fine throwing on a few sweaters at once, but I’m not sure I’m ready to wear a garment that looks like a fully loaded adult diaper, no matter how much money it saves me… [Jaktogo]
Obama won last night. Four more years! Four more years! Some of you are totally stoked on the re-election, some of you may even be bummed. Where ever you stand on the political spectrum right now doesn’t quite matter when there are so many ridiculous political gag gifts out there for all you red and blue girls.
Seriously though, the fact that these things exist means people buy them. The Hillary Clinton Nut Cracker, I eat a lot of nuts (and have been know to trample on a few myself) so I’d totally buy one of those, but I am just not sure who the ObamaBop Punching Bag is for? Welp, girls, get ready to have your political sensibilities shaken with these 18 super crass political gifts. Read more…
It’s been a very WTF week. But even in the wake of what you think was the most the WTF week, even more WTF stories emerge.
Thirty-four-year-old Keith Paro of West Springfield, MA, turned himself into authorities after beating his girlfriend with his pet python. YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY. That is like a double worst nightmare: being beaten with a live snake. Keep reading »
In my world, 12-year-old Amber Ablett would be rewarded, not punished for being a hugger. The young Aussie was punished for violating her school’s hugging ban, which was established when some students got bruises and other injuries from “overenthusiastic” hugging. “This behavior was getting out of control with students hugging each other several times a day and this was becoming disruptive to classes,” said the principal of Abby Road Primary School, Gemma Preston. Keep reading »
Talk about invasive marketing. A woman in Ohio allegedly broke into a home, tidied up a bit, then left a bill for $75 written on a napkin with her phone number, reports the Chronicle-Telegram of Elyria, Ohio. Police say Susan Warren took out the trash, vacuumed, dusted, and washed a few mugs, while the homeowner’s 19-year-old daughter slept upstairs. Read more…