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11Dad Allows 6-Year-Old Son Drive Motorcycle (Video)

An dad recently allowed his six-year-old son to drive his Harley-Davidson motorcycle on an open road.

According to UpRoxx.com, the dad is YouTube user “Jacob Hughes,” who uploaded the video (below), which is going viral.

Mediaite.com notes that people's comments about the video on YouTube page have ranged from supportive to shocked:

I'm all for kids learning to ride, but safety would be paramount for my child first! Leathers and a helmet that actually fits! This kid would be mince meat if he fell off!

I'm all for getting your kids into bikes, but I feel strongly that the child should have on some more protective clothing. I know I know, not my kid...but it just makes me cringe. 

Not sure if this cool or incredibly stupid

Sure a priceless father & son moment but isn't this a little reckless?

That's a cool cruise control you got there pops! 

Parenting done right!!!!!



Sources: Mediaite.com, YouTube, UpRoxx.com

11Customer Gets Called 'Sissyboy' and 'Gay' by Sprint (Video)

Chicago resident Kelvin Mathews called Sprint on Sunday about an error on his phone bill, but his normal complaint got a bizarre response.

Matthews got an email from Sprint that was addressed to "Sissyboy Kelvin Gay Mathews."

“I gave [the representative] my email address, and that’s the email they sent me,” Mathews told NBC Chicago (video below).

Mathews originally called Sprint because he was getting messages from a Sprint account that he had closed.

A Sprint customer service representative told Mathews to check his online account and was supposed to email him log-in information.

After getting the offensive email, Mathews called Sprint again.

“I expressed my concerns to them and how serious this is to me and my wife,” added Mathews. “I don’t live a homosexual life, I never gave Sprint anything to go on and think that, and even if I did I don’t think it would be fair to say this on my account.”

"We have apologized to Mr. Mathews and deeply regret what happened over the weekend,” Sprint said in a statement. “Mr. Mathews should never have received this email from our representative. We have dealt with that employee appropriately."

EdgeNewYork.com notes that Sprint has offered Mathews a free business account and two months of free service, but he has not decided to accept the offer yet.

“To have this email is a form of degrading someone and I think people need to know about it,” said Mathews. “They’re not treating customers like they should.”

Sources: NBC Chicago and EdgeNewYork.com

11Flight Attendant's Humorous Safety Presentation Goes Viral (Video)

Southwest Airlines flight attendant Marty Cobb recently gave her passengers some safety instructions, but added some humor.

“My ex-husband, my new boyfriend and their divorce attorney are going to show you the safety features of this Boeing 737 800 series,” Cobb told passengers, noted DigitalJournal.com (video below).

“Everybody gets a door prize in the seat back pocket in front of you, along with dirty diapers, chewing gum wrappers, banana peels and all other gifts you leave for us from time to time, it’s the safety information card,” added Cobb.

According to The Blaze, more of Cobb's one-liners included:

“Position your seat belt tight and low against your hips, like my grandmother wears her support bra.”

“As you know it’s a no-smoking, no-whining, no-complaining flight. It’s a please and thank you, and you are such a good-looking flight attendant.”

“If you’re traveling with small children, we’re sorry.”

“Basically, just do what we say and nobody gets hurt.”

Cobb’s video has almost 2 million views since being posted on April 12.

She states on her YouTube page, "Hilarious SWA flight attendant... wants to meet Ellen & Jimmy Fallon!!"

Sources: The Blaze, YouTube, DigitalJournal.com

11Teen's Joking Tweet to American Airlines Backfires

A 14-year-old twitter user named "Sarah" who uses the handle "@QueenDemetriax_" joked around this morning with American Airlines.

According to the New York Daily News, Sarah tweeted:

@AmericanAir hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye.

Unamused, American Airlines replied with:

@queendemetriax_ Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI.

That tweet, which has since been deleted by American Airlines, set off a firestorm on Sarah's Twitter feed now called "Demetria," including:

@AmericanAir omfg I was kidding.

@AmericanAir I'm so sorry I'm scared now.

@AmericanAir I was joking and it was my friend not me, take her IP address not mine.

@AmericanAir I was kidding pls don't I'm just a girl pls.

Omfg I'm so stupid I'm scared.

Why would I blow up one of your planes, I have my own jet @AmericanAir

Wow bc of this I gained 1k followers.

According to the Salt Lake City Tribune, Sarah came up with multiple excuses, including her Twitter page being hacked, June 1st being her sister's birthday and, most recently, the teen claimed she wrote the tweet a month ago, but didn't send it.

She says that her Twitter page "tripped" and published it today.

Sources: New York Daily News and Salt Lake City Tribune

11Man Covers Self with 460,000 Bees

Beekeeper She Ping recently covered himself with 460,000 bees to promote his honey business in Chongqing, China.

Ping was stung over 20 times, but told AFP, "It hurt, but I didn't dare to move."

"To be honest I felt very nervous, but I do it to promote my honey," added Ping. "I'm used to dealing with bees... and started these activities when I was about 22."

Ping, who was naked from the waist up, did not shower beforehand because the soap odor can excite bees.

Ping wore a 100-pound bee suit on the lower part of his body. He also held a small cage with a queen bee, which attracted the swarm of bees.

His assistants tried to keep the bees away from this face with incense and cigarette smoke. Ping also wore nose and ear plugs.



According to the International Business Times, Ping was covered with 331,000 bees in 2012 while wearing a 73-pound bee suit.

Vipin Seth, of India, still holds the world record with a 135-pound bee suit, which was covered by 600,000 bees.

However, Ping is claiming the world record for being semi-naked with bees.

Sources: AFP and International Business Times

11‘Hoodies for Hobos’ Turns Homeless People into Human Ads for Arcade

The owner of the Add-a-Ball videogame arcade in Seattle is giving away free sweatshirts to homeless people.

But there's a catch, the sweatshirts include advertisements of his arcade.

"I will post a pic of every new bum we spruce up," arcade owner Brad Johnsen told Vocativ.com. "If it also encourages people to go play pinball and get drunk, all the better."

The sweatshirts are part of the arcade's
“Hoodies for Hobos” campaign, which began last month.

The arcade's Facebook page includes pictures of homeless people wearing the company sweatshirts.

Johnsen claims he's dressed up 30 homeless people in his clothing ads.

"I kick it with bums all the time,” claimed Johnsen. “My whole thing is that they just want to get drunk and high like the rest of us, but sometimes they smell funky and downright nasty.”

However, Elaine Simons, an advocate for the homeless, says the “Hoodies for Hobos” campaign turns human beings into "walking advertisements."

“They lost any support from me when they got to the derogatory terms,” Simons told KOMO. “I feel it leans toward exploitation.”

Sources: Vocativ.com and KOMO

11Man Burns Down His Apartment While Killing Bugs (Video)

An unidentified man tried to exterminate some bugs in his Orlando, Fla. home on Sunday night by starting a small fire to burn them.

However, the fire got out of control and the man was trapped inside his apartment. Fortunately, a neighbor came to his rescue (video below).

"I am yelling at him and I hear him yelling 'Help,' but I felt like he couldn't hear me," neighbor Leanna Boyer told WFTV. "He wasn't really responding. I banged first, and then it didn't pop, and then I just smashed through [the glass window]."

According to the Orlando Sentinel, a police report stated: "There was trash and empty beer cans covering the majority of the floor in the living area and the kitchen. The bedroom where most of the fire damage occurred was also filled with trash and cans."

The man reportedly told Orlando police “that he started the blaze accidentally, while trying to burn the bugs in his apartment.”

The man was not charged with a crime, but was treated for burns and hospitalized under Florida's Baker Act because he was “a danger to himself and others,” said the police report.

Sources: WFTV and Orlando Sentinel

11Nursing Home Sued for Hiring Strippers for Residents

A Long Island, N.Y. nursing home is being sued for hiring male strippers from Chippendale’s to perform for elderly residents.

A lawsuit filed by the family of a 85-year-old Bernice Youngblood says the senior had to tip the strippers with her own money, which was supposed to be locked in a safe box at the East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Bernice's son Franklin Youngblood discovered pictures of his mom stuffing dollar bills into a stripper's underwear during a visit in January 2013, reports the New York Post.

The Youngblood's lawsuit states that Bernice, who has partial dementia, was "photographed by nursing home staff as a muscular, almost nude male dancer gyrated in front of her."

“I felt terrible,” Bernice told CBS New York. “I was shaking and going on, and he told me what to do.”

Franklin said he spoke to a facility nurse, who tried to grab the picture (above), about the shenanigans, claims the lawsuit.

“There’s too much sex and craziness that’s going on. Now they’re bringing it to the nursing home, and it don’t belong here,” Franklin told CBS New York.

A nurse allegedly told Darrell Youngblood, another son of Bernice, that the strip show was an “entertainment event” for the residents.

“Hiring male strippers to perform for the defendant’s nursing-home patients was a serial occurrence,” states the lawsuit. “Bernice Youngblood has lived 85 years as a traditional Baptist, hard-working, lady ...and now she has been defiled."

However, Howard Fensterman, a lawyer representing the nursing home, claims  the residents voted unanimously to have the stripper perform and the nursing home paid the $250 fee.

“There is nothing inappropriate about it, these are adults,” stated Fensterman.

Sources: New York Post and CBS New York

11Topless Woman Goes Crazy in McDonald's, Steals Ice Cream (Video)

A recently released surveillance video shows an unidentified topless woman clad in a black thong becoming irate and stealing ice cream at a McDonald's in St. Petersburg, Fla.

In the video (below) posted on LiveLeak, the woman screams at employees, slams her head into the counter and then comes around to the workers' side, notes the Daily Mail.

After tossing products from a refrigerator onto the floor and tipping over a cash register, the woman places her head under an ice cream machine and turns it on, reports the New York Daily News.

The surveillance video is narrated by some McDonald's employees watching with glee.

"This woman is my new role model," says an employee.

After stealing the ice cream, the woman finally leaves. It's unknown when this video was shot or if the woman was ever arrested.

Sources: Daily Mail and New York Daily News

WARNING : GRAPHIC CONTENT, NSFW

11Student Pranks College Professor’s ‘No Cell Phones’ Policy (Video)

Professor Stephen Barrows, of Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., has a policy that if a student's cell phone rings in class, the student must put the caller on speaker and talk publicly.

On April 1, a female student, Taylor Nefcy, answered a call during class, which turned out to be a pregnancy resource center, reports MLive.com (video below).

According to Today.com, the voice on the phone said, "Per your request, I am calling to inform you that the test results have come back positive. Congratulations.”

The voice went on to say that even though the dad is out of the picture, the clinic would be helping Nefcy with her pregnancy.

Professor Barrows cringed during the call and tried to get Nefcy to take it privately, but she kept going publicly until hanging up.

“I’ve been expecting this and I already know what I’m going to name the baby,” Nefcy told Professor Barrows. “Her first name will be April and her middle name will be Fools.”

Professor Barrows covered his face with some papers and shared a good laugh with his class. Thankfully, no violent arrests, police tasings, or unfair suspensions occurred.

Sources: MLive.com and Today.com

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