” AN 18-year-old was in critical condition after jumping from a five-storey building in an apparent imitation of a stunt from the television show Jackass.
” The youth was attempting to jump into a pool from the roof of a condominium when he missed, shattering both legs, police said. ”
There are some things you just don’t joke about. Like selling your son over the Internet. A father in Scotland did just that: “Hyperactive kid for sale, good at vacuuming, not great at washing dishes because he’s too short. Guaranteed to annoy,” the ad read. The father only wanted eight bucks for the 5-year-old. A Web surfer in Canada noticed the ad and contacted Scottish authorities. The father/seller said that he posted the ad about two years ago as a joke then forgot about it until police came knocking. He’s been told to remove the ad. Besides, his son, now 7, is tall enough to wash the dishes.
In a similar vein to the previous link…
” A REPORT ON CNN claimed that a US hospital is frantically searching for someone fluent in Klingon.
” The hospital, in Multnomah County, needs an interpreter for mentally ill patients who apparently won’t speak any other language. ”
Warning: not for the satirically-impaired
” South Africa’s Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) have been fined R30,000 (2,400 pounds) after they were found guilty of not fielding enough black players in their team. ”
Unfortunately, this one isn’t satirical at all.