Ever heard of FakeABaby.com? Us either, but apparently a girl in Wyandotte, Michigan had. FakeABaby.com offers the "ultimate gag gift," making someone think you're pregnant when you're not! The website sells fake pregnancy bellies and even fake ultrasound pictures. According to news reports, a young woman pretended to be pregnant in order to secure donations and gifts from her community. Except, after 10 months and no baby, people started to become suspicious.
The young woman joined a Facebook group called "Moms of Triplets" and almost immediately her church and a non-profit got involved. Apparently at her baby shower there were too many gifts for her to open there. Unfortunately for her 16-year-old boyfriend, he was scared and excited for the baby he believed to be coming. He tried to find a job in order to support the child he thought he would be fathering.
The woman in question may face charges of fraud and extortion, but so far no one has stepped forward to follow through with charges. According to the police chief: "We have no complainant. What she did, she doesn't deny .... What she did was certainly wrong. But we've got no complainant that's come forward yet and said they donated money and want to charge her with fraud."
2. Overgrown Sheep Discovered, Top Shearer Brought In
The Australian RSPCA has discovered a sheep that needed a major haircut. According to the local news, a champion shearer (the person who shaves sheep, in case you didn't know) and five other assistants were called in for the job. The sheep had lost its way from its herd, but fear not ”” it was discovered near the capital.
Due to fears that the sheep would freak out, it was sedated before it was sheared and the wool it produced after weighed approximately 23.5kg. Think of all the sweaters this little buddy just donated to the world.
3. Daycare Staff Accused of Running "Child Fight Club"
Step aside Brad Pitt, the children at Lightbright Academy inCranford, N.J. have apparently set up shop for a Children's Fight Club. On Tuesday, two staff members of Lightbright Academy were arrested for child abuse. The two workers in question would instigate fights between the children (ages 4-6) and record and upload the battles to the web.
Although these two staff members were fired promptly and in no way reflect the academy as a whole, it is insane to think of how long this must have been going on before anyone stepped in.
Perhaps a Dad-of-the-Year candidate? An unnamed man in Donetsk, Russia decided to take his children to school on the first day in a tank. No one seemed to mind that this man decided a military vehicle was better than a minivan, and the boy's classmates even got a closer look at the tank in order to take some sweet photos with it.
PornHub causes a stir with their controversial scholarship which asks applicants to answer the question:"How do you strive to make others happy?" Many have called the $25,000 scholarship exploitative to low-income men and women, with the application for the video calling for a homemade video submission, however PornHub rejects this idea. The company's Vice President Corey Price says that the application does not call for applicants to film themselves in a sexy situation, but many disagree.
The backlash has been stemming from the idea that this clever marketing technique will push poor students into sending in videos that will follow them for the rest of their lives.
6. Woman Insists on Giving Birth With Dolphins, Despite Sharks
Christie Wilcox at Discover Magazine had a good point when she stated that although we think dolphins are docile, they can also be ferocious.
"Not only do dolphins kill other animals, they kill baby dolphins using the same brutal tactics. No matter how cute they might appear, dolphins are not cuddly companions; they are real, large, ocean predators with a track record for violence ”” even when it comes to humans."
Not only may this the worst birthing plan ever, it will be televised on a new show called Extreme Births where people bring life into this world in troubling circumstances. Here is to hoping she, the baby, and the dolphins make it out of this nightmare safely.
It saddens us to say that this week a 19-year-old man in Texas killed himself after taking a dangerous selfie. According to local news sources, "Deleon Alonso Smith died of a gunshot wound to the throat about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday." The young man was taking a selfie with a loaded gun pointed towards his face while hanging out with his cousin when the gun discharged and struck him. According to police, the cousin was in the next room when the incident occurred.
* Out of respect for Deleon Alonso Smith's family and friends, we have chosen to not share a photo of him.
8. Police Return Woman's Stolen Car "” With Added Goodies
Be careful what you wish for? A Canadian woman, Courtney Pickering, had her car stolen from her, only to have police pick it up. Thankfully, after an investigation, she was told by the police force that it was ready for her to come claim it. Except, when she showed up, Pickering discovered a knife, a bag of cocaine and a crack pipe in the exact spot where her child usually sits.
As if the police didn't have enough bad PR going on right now, allow me to tell you about an incident that went down this week inDeKalb County, Atlanta.
The event began after a 911 call was placed for suspicious activity. The caller gave a vague description of a tan, brick one-story home. The police unfortunately burst into the wrong home, shooting the home-owners dog, the homeowner, and then each other. We're sad to say the dog did not make it and the two others who were shot were rushed to the hospital.
God bless America and God bless the trainwrecks that are Donald Trump's soundbites. Trump was pleased with Kayne's announcement at the 2015 VMAs that he would be running for president in 2020. After the award show, the hotel mogul and presidential candidate stated: "He goes around saying 'Trump is my all-time hero,'" the Republican candidate said of West. "He says it to everybody. So, Kanye West, I love him."