So, apparently, a group of third graders at Georgia school got upset with a teacher and plotted to knock her out, tie her up, and stab her with a steak knife. No, really. They actually brought supplies (a paperweight to knock her out, handcuffs and tape to bind her hands) and assigned different duties (one student would have covered the windows, another would have cleaned up afterwards). Nobody knows if they really intended to harm the teacher, but it’s kind of scary that they even got this far. Luckily, they were outed before they implemented their plan. It makes me wonder what would have happened, though. Third graders can be persistent buggers, and I don’t know if I’d be able to withstand 9 of them attacking me with blunt objects.
But it certainly shows a lot about kids in the 8 to 10 age range when you look at their motive: they were angry with the teacher for scolding one of them for standing on a chair. Wow.
This has got to be the single strangest thing I have ever seen posted on the Internet, not counting images.
I came across this on Reddit (that’s right, Digg is lame, and not just because of this kind of thing) and here is the original link.
And for further evidence of the awesomeness of Reddit, refer to the following comments on an article called Proposal to erect XXX domain faces stiff opposition (even the name…):
Well, this is about the strangest medical condition I’ve ever seen. Full story here, video to follow:
While watching a History channel special, I saw a glimpse of an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph that looked very much like a modern helicopter. A quick search for “ancient egyptian helicopter” (what else?) brought up this page explaining the phenomenon. Apparently, while there is an image that looks surprisingly like a helicopter (alongside one that looks like a tank and another that looks like a UFO, submarine, or really fat jet plane), it’s really just a coincidental overly of hieroglyphs from different eras. In other words, the stone in question has been engraved and re-engraved at least a couple times over the centuries. Pretty strange coincidence, though.
Alliteration for the win! No doubt you’ve heard of the war on Scientology now going on. If not, I think Skip Jenkins can fill you in, since I’m too lazy to write out my own post.
Let’s just say that I may or may not have come across some rather interesting (albeit confusing and freakin’ weird) documents swiped directly from the Servers of Scientology. Note to any Scientologist lawyer-like persons reading this: I “don’t” have any of these documents. And by “don’t”, I mean “might”. And…damn, I think I need to come up with a more convincing secret code. Or a life.