Children today are larger than children used to be. It’s fine, food is delicious, and based on adult weight trends we’re obviously in NO position to judge. But you have to imagine it wreaks havoc on Santa’s lap this time of year.
And he finally snapped. Metaphorically. I don’t mean his leg bones literally snapped under the weight of an American child.
A nine-year-old kid named Anthony Mayse went to sit on Santa’s lap in Forest City, North Carolina last weekend, and asked him for an iPod Touch and a drone.
But at the end of their conversation, Santa told Anthony, quote, “Lay off the hamburgers and French fries.”
Anthony was really upset and started crying, and now his mom wants the city to fire Santa.
The town manager says Santa has apologized, but for now, he’s keeping his job.
(ABC 13 – Asheville)
A 24-year-old named Chelsea Wilson from Hollywood, Florida asked her dad if he’d drive her to a job interview last Thursday. It was at a bank . . . and being a good dad, he took her.
He figured it went really well too, because she came outside with a bunch of CASH. She said it was an advance payment on her salary. Yeah . . .
Anyway, that’s what he allowed himself to BELIEVE happened . . . until the FBI showed up at his house the next morning.
It turns out Chelsea was lying to him, and he hadn’t taken her to a job interview . . . she’d tricked him into being her GETAWAY DRIVER when she robbed the bank.
She’d also robbed three other banks before, although she didn’t get her dad tangled up in those.
She was arrested for robbery, but since her dad really didn’t know what was going on, he won’t be facing any charges.
(ABC 10 – Orlando)
Are you already looking forward to parent-teacher conferences because your kid’s social studies teacher is SUPER HOT? Well here’s another, less important reason to be excited: Your kid’s probably going to get an A in that class.
According to a new study out of UNLV, students do better in school if their teacher is good looking.
The researchers had some students listen to an audio recording of a lecture and look at the photo of the person they thought was giving it.
Some of them saw a photo of an attractive teacher, and some of them saw an unattractive teacher.
And when they took a test on the lecture afterwards, the kids who thought they had a good-looking teacher got better scores. They also gave the teacher better reviews.
(ABC 13 – Las Vegas)
Photo Credit: Flickr Mads Bødker
Here’s a good anecdote for JUST how little time kids today spend playing outside: A new survey found a lot of kids spend less time outside on an average day than PRISON INMATES.
One in three kids between five and 12 years old play outside for around 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the U.N. guidelines require that prisoners get at least one hour a day outdoors.
(ABC 7 – Buffalo)