There’s a guy in Kentucky who did something INSANELY stupid last week to try to get attention. And he IS getting it . . . just not the way he wanted.
21-year-old Johnny Mullins from Jenkins, Kentucky is an aspiring weatherman. He’s been posting videos of himself making weather forecasts on Facebook for a little while now, but he hasn’t built much of a following.
There have been a lot of wildfires in his area lately, so he came up with the horrible idea to SET ONE and film himself in front of it to try to get attention to his videos.
The cops quickly traced the fire back to him, and he was arrested for second-degree arson.
Fortunately no one was hurt in the fire, and the fire department was able to contain it.
And Johnny’s video about the fire only got a few thousand views on Facebook.
(Lexington Herald-Leader / NBC 18 – Lexington / ABC News)
I figured you should hear this story once, since this guy is going to hear about it every single day for the rest of his life.
A guy named Walter from Argentina went on a trip to Brazil with his wife Claudia and their 14-year-old son last week. And as they were driving home, they stopped at a gas station to fill up. And Claudia got out to buy some cookies.
But Walter didn’t realize it . . . he thought she was still sleeping in the backseat. So he and his son drove off and left her behind. And when she tried to call him, it didn’t work . . . since he was going through a rural area and he didn’t have a signal.
So she finally called the police, and they took her to the police station. And Walter drove SIXTY MILES before he finally realized she was missing. Then he turned around to go back and get her, but she’d been stranded for over two hours by then.
And the cops say she was FURIOUS. Quote, “There was no physical assault . . . but she was very angry. She was moaning at him for taking so long to realize.” She also kicked the car when he showed up.
It gets awfully hypocritical to judge OTHER people for how they use their phones in public, because I’m guessing we ALL do stuff that irritates other people. But hey . . . let’s do it anyway.
A new survey found the 10 rudest things people do with their phones in public. Check it out . . .
- Playing music, games, or videos without headphones.
- Taking calls on speakerphone.
- Taking photos or videos of strangers.
- Taking a call while you’re eating at a restaurant.
- Having your text and e-mail alerts constantly making loud noises.
- Using your phone when you’re in a dark theater for a movie or play.
- Taking video calls.
- Taking pictures of your food.
- Entertaining your kids with games or videos.
- Using Tinder and other dating apps to find people in the area.
56-year-old Lee Wright and her 52-year-old sister Leslie Roy were visiting family up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula back on April 11th . . . and as they were driving home through a remote area, their SUV got stuck in some deep snow.
They were stuck . . . and they were SCREWED. There was no cell phone coverage, their car was almost out of gas, and the road was SO remote that no other cars were driving by.
So they went into survival mode. They put on all the clothes they had . . . they used the snow for water . . . and they rationed the GIRL SCOUT COOKIES they happened to have with them to try to stay alive.
Eventually their family reported them missing . . . and a police helicopter finally spotted their car on Friday . . . after they’d been stranded for TWO WEEKS.
Lee and Leslie were both in shockingly good health, all things considered . . . the medical report just says they were, quote, “a little weak.”
About 18 months ago, two women in Washington state started an experiment on Facebook called the “Buy Nothing Project” as a way of connecting with neighbors . . . and also saving money.
It works like this. First you join a group in your area. Then you either post photos of stuff you don’t need on the group’s Facebook page, or list things you DO need. Then people will give them to you for FREE.
It originally started with a few people in Seattle. Then it took off last year, and now there are more than 100,000 members in the U.S. and 11 other countries.
What makes it unique is you’re not allowed to trade or charge for anything. It’s all about donating, meeting people, and building a community in your area. And people don’t just donate STUFF. You can also ask for things like a ride to the doctor.
If it sounds interesting, check out their website, BuyNothingProject.org. And if there isn’t already a group in your area, you can start one.
(BuyNothingProject.org / KING5)