It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
A Chinese kindergarten principal hired a scantily clad pole dancer to liven up a back-to-school ceremony, angering hundreds of astonished parents. The parents, attending the event with their 5-year-old children on the first day of school, watched openmouthed as the dancer—wearing black hot pants, a skimpy top, and heels—began to shimmy up and down a flagpole in the kindergarten’s courtyard to a soundtrack of thumping dance music. Cellphone videos showed several boys in the audience copying her moves. Inundated with complaints, principal Lai Rong defended pole dancing as “good exercise,” but officials quickly fired her.
A fishmonger in Kuwait has been shut down after the market was caught sticking plastic googly eyes on its fish to make them appear fresher than they actually were. The ruse was exposed by an angry customer, who filmed herself cleaning a just-bought fish, causing a googly eye to slip off and reveal the cloudy, yellow fish eye beneath. Police quickly shut down the fishmonger, and a rival fish market took advantage of the scandal, announcing on social media that it only sold fish “without cosmetic surgery.”
A Virginia man erected an electric fence around his lawn in a bid to keep kids waiting for the school bus off his grass. Bryan Tucker said the children routinely strayed into his yard despite his “No Trespassing” signs. So on the first day of school last week, he installed an electric fence to shock the kids into respecting his property rights. Tucker took down the fence after officials determined it violated codes, but he was glad he’d put it up. “The message,” he said, “has gotten across.” ■