Warning: If you weren’t already terrified of hair accidents (I was already, thank you very much — I watched a girl’s hair catch on fire from her birthday candles once and it scarred me for life), you will be.
Seventeen-year-old Florida high school student Kayla Carrera’s hair was ripped from her scalp when it got caught in a drill press machine in shop class last week, leaving the girl bald and bruised the week before her senior homecoming. Her mother, who is a teacher for the school district, feels that the faculty “let her down.” Meaning, they screwed up royally. First, it was against school policy for Kayla to be operating the machine without her hair pulled back, but her shop teacher didn’t seem to notice or didn’t enforce the safety procedures. Then, immediately following the incident, the school nurse determined that Kayla didn’t need immediate medical attention and decided against calling 911. To add insult to injury, the school neglected to inform Kayla’s mother of the accident. Although the school district has apologized profusely for the accident, they have launched an investigation of the shop teacher.
Is it just me, or do you smell an impending lawsuit? [NY Daily News]
Smoking while pregnant isn’t defensible.
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Try to have sex with an animal against its will, expect a penis injury.
“When I saw the raccoon I thought I’d have some fun,” said 44-year-old Russian man, Alexander Kirilov.
I spent a long time trying to understand this sentence. The thought of “having some fun” with an animal is beyond my scope of comprehension. Keep reading »
First Amy Poehler and Will Arnett split up, and now this. It’s not a good week for love, you guys. Since 2006, smitten couples have been decorating Rome’s Ponte Milvio bridge with padlocks to signify their eternal devotion (the craze was sparked by a novel called I Want You), but now the weight of all those love locks is threatening the ancient bridge. As of Monday, police have begun taking bolt cutters to thousands of the romantic symbols, which makes a lot of practical sense but is still kind of tragic to watch. Apparently the padlock-obsessed lovers have taken to expressing their commitment at other nearby landmarks like the railings near the Trevi Fountain, which gives a whole new meaning to the term “lock it down.” [Telegraph]
A lot of people see things in their chicken nuggets. Like George Washington or Jesus. Even though those unique nuggets both auctioned off for thousands of dollars, this chicken specimen is far more magical.
“So I was eating my chicken strips when all of a sudden … you guessed it … unicorn,” said the Tumblr user who discovered the mythical, chicken creature. No word on what fast food joint this one-of-a-kind piece of poultry flew out of.
See! Unicorns DO exist. Even if they’re made of pink slime. I can’t wait to see how much money this guy fetches. [Huffington Post]
I’ll bet you’ve never heard of a happy ending like this before. A Kansas woman is suing her personal trainer for allegedly ejaculating on her feet after a training session at the gym. Groaaaaannnn.
After completing her workout at her Gold’s Gym in Merriam, Kansas, Ashley Clevenger claims her trainer Darrell Davis took her back to a room “equipped and designated for massages.” While she was on her stomach getting her legs and feet massaged, Clevenger claims she felt “something strange on her feet that did not feel like hands.” She turned around and saw Davis “rubbing his exposed penis on her feet” and “ejaculat[ing] on [her] feet.” Clevenger is suing for psychological and emotional damages. Keep reading »