PARENTS BANNED FROM PLAYING WITH KIDS

Score one for Britain in its contest with the United States to create the stupidest fear-based society. The Watford Borough Council took the lead by banning parents from supervising their own kids in public playgrounds, “because they have not undergone criminal record checks.” The only adults allowed to monitor the kids are “play rangers.” The children’s parents must “watch from outside a perimeter fence.”

WOMAN ACTS LIKE DOG TO SCARE OFF BURGLAR

Police are investigating after an Athens, Georgia, woman scared off a would-be burglar by using her animal-like talents. Saturday night the woman got on the floor and began scratching at the door and acting like a large dog when a suspicious man tried turning the woman’s door knob. The police report did not say what specific dog-like behavior, such as barking, the woman mimicked. The woman said the man quickly ran from the porch. Police searched the neighborhood for him, but were unsuccessful.

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COP PULLS GUN ON HAUNTED HOUSE CHARACTER

It’s Wacky, but true! I’m sure this would never happen at the Hi-4H Haunted House. A haunted house in Essex, Maryland, is named “The House of Screams,” but it was the character of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre killer who ended up frightened when authorities say an off-duty Baltimore police officer pulled his gun and pointed it at the actor during a skit. Sgt. Eric Michael Janik was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. The man playing “Leatherface” said the sergeant held his screaming daughter close to scary characters and that when it came time to give chase he went after the adults because the girl was crying. A police report says Sgt. Morrison approached “Leatherface” guy and pointed a black handgun at his chest.

LOUDEST SNORER

A 60-year-old grandmother has been dubbed Britain’s loudest snorer for her 111.6-decibel nighttime breathing. Experts said 60-year-old Jenny Chapman, whose snoring was measured during a seminar last week at a hotel in Warwick, England, eclipses the sound of a washing machine by 33 decibels and is 61 decibels louder than the average snorer. She said she can now sympathize with her husband, who is always complaining about her snoring.

From Justin : I found out that a Pneumatic Drill (Or Jack Hammer) creates a sound equivalent to 111 decibels! This lady doesn’t saw logs, she breaks up concrete!

Tweeting Everything!

A Missouri woman giving birth kept her Twitter followers updated every step of the way Tuesday. Candy Tai’s first post at 1:51am read: “Off 2 have a baby! This kid wants out NOW!” Once at the hospital she tweeted, “Contractions coming on strong….baby soon! Kids in room with me watching Bolt!” She also wrote about not using any pain medication: “1st time without pain meds..what was i thinking?!” Finally, she posted an update showing her newborn: “Fresh baked baby! Jacob David arrived at 6:59 a.m.” She attached a picture of her newborn son.

Would you be able to tweet through the delivery? – Justin