• Resolved: the School of Hard Knocks can teach you more than the Ivy League.

    Three inmates at a maximum security facility defeated one of the world’s top tier universities in an hour long debate on the topic of disenrolling undocumented children from public schools.

    The men who victoriously took on the Harvard College Debating Union are all participants in the Bard Prison Initiative, a program that educates incarcerated men and women so they can earn their degree and use their time in the system productively.

    No one expected the Bard Debate Union to win, as being a student in prison is unreasonably difficult.

    Whereas any college or university student can hop online and research anything, students of the BPI do no have internet access. They also have to file requests for books or articles, which can take weeks to arrive. 

    Still, the debaters who vehemently opposed disenrolling undocumented students raised many good points the Harvard team simply could not rebut.  

    “They caught us off

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  • An overly excited reporter found himself with his arm up a large brass instrument, in a hilarious live moment that will live on forever thanks to the Internet.

    Cory McCloskey was reporting on an upcoming high school football game by showcasing the enormous marching band.

    The band, along with a crowd of cheerleaders and students, excitedly jump around and cheer as McCloskey speaks to the camera.

    “If you haven’t been to a high school football game in a while, this is the one to come to,” he says.

    The reporter, who’s decked out in a football jersey, then gets closer to the marching band.

    “I like to wade into the band, because you know what we don’t get very often?” he asks. “Marching baritones. Here’s one right here.”

    He then sticks his mic in the mouth of a brass instrument as a student plays away.

    McCloskey then approaches a student playing what he believes is a tuba.

    “Plus, you know I love the tuba,” he says as he positions his mic into the mouth of what looks like a sousaphone.

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  • Mom orders from Toys 'R' Us for son's birthday, gets 800 rounds of ammunition

    "This is just completely off the wall and bizarre."

    Batteries not included – bullets maybe.

    A mother in Virginia found quite the surprise inside a toy gift she ordered online for her son’s birthday.

    Jasemin Stephenson ordered a foam Minecraft sword from the Toys "R" Us website last week, reports ABC 13 News Now.

    When it got to her door on Tuesday, Stephenson said it seemed far too heavy for a foam sword.

    When she opened the box to find out why, she found 800 rounds of 9mm ammunition sitting in the bottom, she told ABC 13.

    “It’s very shocking,” she told the station. “You’re ordering from a Toys "R" Us store, you don’t expect to get ammo in a box with the toys.”

    Stephenson said she reached out to the company for answers.

    “They said, ‘What do you want us to do, send it back’,” she told 13 News Now.

    She said it’s ironic the bullets were shipped from a company with a strict ‘no guns’ policy.

    “This is just completely off the wall and bizarre,” she said in the interview.

    Toys “R” Us has said they’re looking into where the bullets came from,

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  • It’s been over a year since Adam Levine tied the knot to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo, but the news came as a bit of surprise to one young fan.

    A toddler named Mila had her first heartbreak after learning that her music idol has been off the market for a while.

    Her mom broke the news to the little girl, who was buckled up in her car seat.

    Little Mila’s adorable reaction was captured by her mom

    “I don’t want you to be sad,” her mom tells her daughter. “But I was gonna tell you, Adam Levine got married. He did.”  

    Little Mila is completely torn and at first comes the denial followed by lots of crying and then anger. 

    “No mummy!” Milla cries out. “No, he didn’t!”

    In just a few days, the YouTube video has garnered more than 75,000 views. 

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  • A video posted on YouTube by clearly demonstrates that you can’t reason with a bear, no matter how calm or erratic you might be.

    The two minute and 30 second clip, posted by Mary Maley, called Black Bear Gnaws on Delta 15s Seakayak in Berg Bay, Alaska starts off with a woman filming a bear approaching her.

    Maley starts off with thanking the bear for “leaving her kayak alone.” 

    “I’m going to pepper spray you in the face,” she declares after, and soon makes good on her promise. The bear backs away, slightly confused, and starts meandering towards a nearby kayak.

    Maley, who is on a solo kayak trip, screams at it to get away. And then screams some more. And then some more, often addressing it as “bear.” 

    “Bear! Bear! You’re breaking it! You’re breaking my kayak,” she pleads. “It’s not even food, it doesn’t even taste good!”

    The bear does not react to Maley’s reasoning and continues to gnaw at parts of the kayak, eventually turning it over.

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  • The mother of an eighth grader has withdrawn her daughter from an Akron, Ohio, charter school after the girl was given a harsh punishment for possessing a sugar and Kool-Aid mix the youth are calling “Happy Crack” to her peers.

    Iverson Sibley, 14, was called into the principal’s office of Akros Middle School after school officials caught her on security cameras making “what looked like a drug type transaction”

    Upon learning that the substance was not crack cocaine as they suspected, but simply a quick-fix, sugar jolt that turns the kids finger tips and tongues red, school administrators still decided Sibley should be given a five-day suspension from school.

    Sibley’s mother, Erika Yarborough, thinks the punishment is too harsh considering her daughter was only carrying around sugar and drink crystals. She said the students trade in coupons, not cash.

    Several other students besides Sibley were suspended for their part in the sugar trafficking ring, which Yarborough feels is extreme.

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  • Woman intentionally blinds herself to fulfill lifelong dream

    Jewel Shuping has been living with a rare condition

    A woman with a rare psychological condition achieved her lifelong dream of being blind by intentionally damaging her eye sight.

    Jewel Shuping has Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), a condition that makes able-bodied people believe they are supposed to be disabled. The 30-year-old from North Carolina has felt that she was meant to be blind ever since she was a child. As a teen she took on traits normally associated with being blind, like walking with a cane and reading in braille.

    Shuping claims that when she was 21, she found a psychologist who agreed to pour drain cleaner into her eyes. She waited half an hour to go to the hospital, so that the damage would already be done.

    “It hurt, let me tell you. My eyes were screaming and I had some drain cleaner going down my cheek burning my skin,” Shuping told People. “All I could think was, ‘I am going blind, it is going to be okay.'”

    She agreed not to name the psychologist. The decision to go blind has put a strain on her family. Shuping’s

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  • Russian scientist injects himself with ‘eternal life’ bacteria

    "I’ve never had a flu for the last two years."

    Does the secret to living longer lay deep in the far-reaching areas of Siberia? A Russian scientist seems to think so – and he’s not afraid to find out.

    Anatoli Brouchkov, the head of the Geocryology department at Moscow State University, has admitted to injecting himself with 3.5-million-year-old bacteria to see if it has any effect on him.

    Brouchkov told The Siberian Times that since injecting himself with the Bacillus F bacteria, his health and energy have prospered. 

    “I started to work longer, I’ve never had a flu for the last two years.  After successful experiments on mice and fruit flies, I thought it would be interesting to try the inactivated bacterial culture,” he said.

    As the permafrost thaws, the bacteria “get into the environment, into the water,” Brouchkov told The Siberian Times.

    “The local population, the Yakut people … are getting these cells with water, and even seem to live longer than some other nations. So there was no danger for me,” he said.

    Found in 2009, in

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    Whoever runs the Facebook page for Aussie supermarket Woolworths must be feeling like a rap master right about now.

    All it took was one post for people to start swearing their allegiance to the store over social media.

    It all started when Jamie McGloin wrote a post on the company’s page about a package of spaghetti he’d bought playing with the lyrics from ‘Eminem’s Lose Yourself,’ reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

    A simple Facebook like and it all could have ended right there, but Woolworths had different plans.

    Dear Woolworths,

    Yesterday I was searching for food to make mums spaghetti. I was nervous, my knees were weak, my palms were sweaty and to top it off, I had a vomit on my sweater already.
    To be honest, I was ready to drop bombs, but I kept on spaghetti what I wrote down. I feel I had one shot, one opportunity and I let it slip. I could have seized everything and I left with nothing but a brown onion and tomato paste. I lost myself in the spaghetti because I had spaghetti on my

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  • A mom decided to pull a prank after her daughter told her she wasn’t afraid of anything, but not everyone online finds it funny.

    In the short clip, the little girl is standing in front of the TV screen, watching a DVD her mom just put in. At first it appears to be showing green fields with melodic music playing and the girls seems unsuspicious. 

    All of sudden, a screeching zombie-like figure pops up on the screen.

    The girl jumps backwards and falls over onto the carpet, then quickly gets up and runs off camera towards her mom, who is laughing and filming.

    The original video was posted by the mother, Milian Lee, and received more than 200,000 views in just nine hours on the Kyle and Jackie O Facebook page, Mirror reports.

    “I must be a terrible mother because I thought that was hilarious,” one user commented.

    But not everyone saw the humorous side.

    “Why would you want to instill fear into your child. Idiot!!” one user wrote.

    Another commented. “Dreadful! Not funny at all. Contact the

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