Lego Store detains 11-year-old boy for shopping without an adult
“Lego my kid!” That’s what one dad is pretty much saying after a security guard was called in to handle his son at the Chinook Centre Lego Store. Doug Dunlop says he biked most of the way to the mall with his kid before they parted ways with the plan to meet up later. But after the boy, Tadhg, headed into the Lego store alone with $200, he was stopped and asked his age by a staff member. After he admitted he was 11 and a half, a security guard showed up and told the boy to stay within a certain area until his father arrived. The store’s staff say they have a rule that children under 12 can’t be unattended over safety concerns, but the dad called it “age discrimination.”
Anonymous Activist Gets Potholes Fixed By Drawing Giant Penises Around Them
Because nobody can ignore a giant penis. After claiming to have seen his friends get injured in pothole-related bike accidents, one anonymous resident of Manchester, England is taking matters into his own…hand. Going by the name Wanksy, and using what appears to be industrial chalk, he goes around painting giant penises around the city’s potholes in an effort to get them filled faster. And his plan seems to be working. Fast Company reports that within 48 hours of the street art being noticed, many of the potholes had been repaired.
— The Sweet Shop (@_thesweetshop) May 1, 2015
Tennessee School District Served 6-Year-Old Pork To Students
Still better than what your school cafeteria served, amirite? A county commissioner in Tennessee turned pretty red-faced after he received a photo from a lunch worker at Joseph Rogers Primary School of a pork roast the district was feeding children. The problem? Some of it was dated 2009. Reports say that one school serving up the severely aged meat also whipped up a gravy concoction to cover the foul taste. Fortunately, there were no reports of any kids falling ill, but the school district was later forced to change its food policies to match USDA guidelines, which recommend throwing away frozen roasts after four to twelve months.
German tourist takes hilarious selfies with eager zebra
Talk about a souvenir! German business student Malte Wöestefeld was visitng a safari park when he noticed a lone zebra standing by the side of the road, away from the rest of the herd. While he had his window up as per park regulations, Wöestefeld decided to roll it down to pet the animal. That’s when the zebra responded by sticking its entire head in the car. “I realized this is a great chance to make an awesome memory and take a picture,” he told Today. “It lay its head next to mine and smiled for the camera. As a reward, the zebra got a carrot that I had in my backpack from lunch.”
Muslim teen sent home for too-long skirt
First too short, now too long—when will we just let people wear what they want? A Muslim teenager in France, who had already been required to remove her veil in class, was also sent home twice for wearing a skirt that was too long and deemed “conspicuously” religious—a rule which holds water thanks to the country’s strict secular laws. But Sarah, 15, fired back to a local newspaper, saying the skirt was “nothing special” and that it didn’t contain any religious signs or symbols “whatsoever.” The school district later responded saying Sarah was only asked to come back with a “neutral outfit.” But as one clever Twitter user pointed out, long black skirts are all the rage these days.
— Footybedsheets (@_shireenahmed_) April 29, 2015