DailyDirt: Stupiditry, Yah
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Everyone does something stupid from time to time, but there are some stories that are just amazingly bizarre and a little bit dumb — and they should be shared. But the Darwin Awards are a bit too brutal because someone has to die (or be made sterile) as a result of his/her own stupidity. So here are just a few examples of stupiditry in action, where people might get injured but not too seriously.
- Tony Robbins, the motivational speaker, tried to convince a bunch of folks that “there is absolutely nothing you can’t overcome” with an exercise of walking over hot coals. For 21 people, though, it was second or third degree burns that needed to be overcome. [url]
Stubbs the cat has been the mayor of the Alaskan town of Talkeetna for 15 years. Stubbs doesn’t raise taxes and has high approval ratings — and he was named “Stubbs” because he has no tail. Mayor Stubbs also takes advantage of his political power: he will only drink water out of a wine glass laced with catnip.Ah, stupiditry strikes again, and we fell for this hoax. [url]
- Catherine Venusto faces six felony charges for altering her kids’ grades with the unauthorized use of a computer. This mother could be looking at up to 42 years in prison or a $90,000 fine, which should definitely teach her kids a lesson about cheating. [url]
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