Even though Crocs went on sale less than 20 years ago, they’re already experiencing a renaissance. For the Spring 2022 season, Crocs got a crossover boost from luxury fashion house Balenciaga. New models feature a stiletto heel (which looks like a large Lego piece) under the traditional green or black perforated upper. The new model may cost as much as $1,000. But social media isn’t on board with the trend. One tweet called the new shoes “an actual nightmare,” and another commenter said she is “irrationally angry.”
Don’t Put Your Head In The Dinosaur’s Leg
A father and son who were admiring a papier-maché statue of a stegosaurus placed outside the Cubic Building in a suburb of Barcelona noticed a foul stench coming from it and peered into a crack in the dinosaur’s leg. There they saw the body of a man. He had been reported missing just hours before he was discovered. Local police said they don’t suspect foul play. Instead, they believe the man dropped his phone in the statue’s leg and tried to retrieve it, becoming stuck headfirst. He may have been in the statue for a couple of days, authorities said.
Do As I Say Not As I Do
New York City councilwoman Helen Rosenthal attended a virtual finance committee meeting, commenting on school classroom sizes and education funding as she shifted her focus back and forth between the camera and the road. During her time as a council member, she has advocated for improving bike lanes and expanding speed camera use. But since 2013, the license plate registered to her car has received 62 traffic violations, including three tickets for speeding in a school zone.
I See Anger Management Classes In Your Future
Frustrated with her loss of nearly $400 playing slot machines at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, Adele Belizaire called the casino on her cellphone from her hotel in Clearwater Beach and said, “I left a bomb in your casino.” What she failed to remember was that as a member of the casino’s Player’s Club, her phone number was on file. In her confession to police, she admitted that she has “anger issues.”
Mow It Or I’ll Burn It
When Lee Bowman’s neighbors in Sioux City, Iowa, failed to mow their lawn by the time he had asked them to, he visited their home to complain. He then tried to peel a registration sticker off one of their vehicle license plates. Some time later, police and firefighters were called to the neighbor’s home, which was on fire. Investigators found sticks and plywood piled against the side of the house and evidence that gas had been used to start the fire. Bowman told police he had seen the fire burning but didn’t call 911 because it wasn’t any of his business. But police determined that the kindling came from Bowman’s home. The fire caused $3,000 damage to the home, and the family requested a no-contact order from the court. Bowman was held at the Woodbury County Jail on suspicion of arson.
Genius Throws Tantrums
Kashe Quest, 2, of Los Angeles has been accepted into Mensa, the high-IQ society. She is the youngest member in the group’s history. “At about 17, 18 months, she had recognized all the alphabet, numbers, colors and shapes,” said her mother, Sukhjit Athwal. Quest can identify all 50 states by shape and location on a map; is learning Spanish and sign language; and can identify elements on the periodic table. Her IQ is 146; the average American’s is 100. Athwal admits that Quest “is still a normal 2-year-old where we have negotiations, we have tantrums … We’re kind of going at her pace and we want to just make sure that she is youthful for as long as she can be.”
Oh, Did I Tell You About The Water Tower?
An entrepreneurial real estate buyer, Bobby Read, got more than he bargained for in Brooksville, Fla., when he bought a municipal building for $55,000. The building sits underneath the town’s water tower. When Read went to the county to get an address for his new building, he discovered he had also bought the water tower. The community-minded Read transferred the tower back to Brooksville through a warranty deed. City Manager Mark Kutney said a bad legal description of the property was to blame for the snafu: “We’re human. Sometimes we make a mistake.”
In Santa Rosa, Calif., a man was discovered trapped in the shaft of a vineyard fan. He told police that he likes to take pictures of engines used in old farm equipment. But after its investigation, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said, “the farm equipment wasn’t antique and the man had far more methamphetamine than camera equipment.” The sheriff’s office concluded “the motivation to climb into the fan shaft remains a total mystery.” The “photographer” required medical attention but wasn’t seriously injured. Sheriff’s officers recommended several charges.
Use Forklift To Move Bears
A Volvo manufacturing plant in western Virginia got a surprise visitor when a young bear climbed up into the rafters of the building at a height of 20 feet and far from stairs or a ladder. It then got stuck. The state’s Dept. of Wildlife Resources was called in. Workers immobilized the bear with a chemical dart, then removed it from the ceiling using a forklift. “Given the location of the bear, odds were low that it would soon safely leave on its own,” said DWR officials. Workers were directed to stay in the business’s cafeteria during the extraction. The bear was safely taken to a “suitable release site.”
When the 20-year-old daughter of Vero Beach, Fla., resident Tyler Worden declined her father’s invitation to eat the pizza he had brought to her home, the elder Worden became angry and “turned around and threw a slice of pizza at her, striking her in the face,” according to the arrest affidavit filed by the Indian River Sheriff’s Office. After Worden refused to leave, his daughter called the police, who noted the pizza toppings strewn across the entryway, the tomato sauce on the left side of the woman’s face and the strong scent of alcohol on Worden’s breath. The pizza hurler was placed under arrest.
Love Will Find A Way
A woman known only as Sajitha, who lived in Kerala, India, disappeared in 2010 when she was just 18. Recently, the mystery of her disappearance began to come to light. Sajitha had left her home and walked 1,600 feet to the home of her neighbor, Alinchuvattil Rahman, who was 24 at the time. Reportedly, the couple believed their romantic relationship was threatened by religious differences. So Rahman settled Sajitha in a locked spare bedroom in his parents’ home, where she spent the next decade watching a small TV using headphones. Rahman’s brother, Basheer, said Rahman was intensely secretive about the room and kept it locked at all times. His bad temper discouraged his family from asking about what was going on. “During the day, as everyone was at work, Rahman and Sajitha would have the house to themselves,” Basheer said. The room had no bathroom; Sajitha crawled out a window at night to relieve herself. This spring, Sajitha left the home and Rahman followed her shortly afterwards. His family reported him missing and he was soon spotted in another village, where he and his beloved had set up their new home.
Is My Head On Fire?
Henry Williams and Tuhonsty Marie Smith of Milwaukee have been in a relationship for eight years. But things haven’t gone so well lately. When Williams returned home from work one day, Smith wouldn’t talk to him and was walking in circles. Williams had told her a couple of weeks before that he was thinking of getting a divorce. Later that evening, he went to bed and awoke with the back of his head on fire, he told police. Williams grabbed his infant daughter and ran to his parents’ adjacent home, where they called 911. When police arrived, Smith admitted to setting Williams’ head on fire; she told them that that morning, she had “started eating chicken wings and thought Henry poisoned them.” Smith was charged with arson of a building, domestic abuse and other crimes and was ordered to undergo a competency evaluation.
If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em
What to do with all those 17-year-old cicadas blanketing the eastern half of the country? Sarah Dwyer of Chouquette Chocolates in Bethesda, Md., is coating them in chocolate and selling them as exotic treats. She calls them delicious. “When you combine the chocolate, the cinnamon and the nuttiness of the bugs, it really gives you that holiday feeling of when you’re walking around a big city and they’re roasting nuts on the sidewalk — that cinnamon smell, it’s really what it tastes like,” Dwyer said. She and her employees gather the bugs from trees behind the business and put them in paper bags, which they place in the freezer. Then the cicadas are boiled and crisped in an air fryer. “I did go to pastry school in Paris to learn my dipping technique,” Dwyer said. “I’m pretty sure no one thought I’d be using it on cicadas.”