Robot avatar allows sick boy to go to school
The weird, outrageous, funny, and inspiring.
“A robot avatar now goes to classes and wanders school hallways for Lyndon, who had been forced to stay in isolation at his home in Knox City ever since his immune system was wiped out due to complications from kidney disease. The teen controls his avatar robot through the laptop on his desk at home, guiding it to classes and telling it to turn to face people when they speak to him.”
Bank robbery thwarted when teller says no
“A would-be thief’s attempt to rob a suburban New York bank was thwarted when the teller refused his demand for money.”
South Korea leaflets tell North of Egypt, but change unlikely
“As part of a psychological campaign, the South Korean military also sent food, medicines and radios for residents in a bid to encourage North Koreans to think about change, a conservative South Korean parliament member, Song Young-sun, said.”
Website offers the chance to get ‘Facebook-official’ with a fake girlfriend
“A new website called Cloud Girlfriend is hoping to give lonely Facebook users the girlfriend they’ve been dreaming of. While their website doesn’t appear operational yet, it tells visitors and potential clients to that all they have to do it define their perfect girlfriend and the company will ‘bring her into existence’.”
A Girl’s Nude Photo, and Altered Lives
“In less than 24 hours, the effect was as if Margarite, 14, had sauntered naked down the hallways of the four middle schools in this racially and economically diverse suburb of the state capital, Olympia. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of students had received her photo and forwarded it.
In short order, students would be handcuffed and humiliated, parents mortified and lessons learned at a harsh cost. Only then would the community try to turn the fiasco into an opportunity to educate.”
Westboro Baptist Church Plans to Protest Elizabeth Taylor’s Funeral
Margie Phelps, daughter of the hate group’s leader Fred Phelps, tweeted Wednesday that they would picket Taylor’s funeral, most likely because of Taylor’s gay friends and humanitarian work against AIDS. Phelps also tweeted several attacks on Taylor, including ‘RIP Elizabeth Taylor is in hell as sure as you’re reading this & getting mad as a wet hen. She should’ve obeyed God. Too late!’ ”
And just because: twin babies talking in their own language. A very heated discussion.