” 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.