* Did you know that by the year 2030, its predicted that cancer will be the leading cause of death in the United States? That’s nothing to play with. And many of our friends and loved ones are living with the disease or have died from it – which makes it hard to believe that there are people out there who are actually using the devastating disease to scam; pretending to have cancer so that others’ will feel sorry for them, and blindly give them money. Even strangers who have never laid eyes on these people go to online fundraising sites where they read heartbreaking stories and reach into their pockets without a second thought. And these scams have brought in tens of thousands of dollars on these sites…telling lies about having cancer.
Let’s put a face to some of these jokers. See them and read their stories. Continue reading →
*A man went to great lengths so he wouldn’t get caught for scams that included swindling an elderly man he cared for out of his life’s savings. Alan Knight made folks believe he was quadriplegic – then they discovered him walking around in a grocery store.
According to The Guardian, Knight, 47, spent two years faking seizures that sometimes left him comatose .
But on Tuesday all of his scheming came to a halt as he pleaded guilty to 19 counts of fraud, theft and forgery charges in Swansea Crown Court. Continue reading →
*We’ve all seen the dare-devil shows like “Fear Factor,” right? I always wondered what happened to some of the contestants forced to eat bugs, hairballs and other live, disgusting things once the cameras was turned off. Yeah, we saw many of them regurgitate on-camera; but for the fiercely brave – those who didn’t dare let us see them sweat – what happened to them after they left and went home? Surely there must have been repercussions for eating these things?
Unfortunately, the victory was short-lived for one Florida man who participated in such a contest and won. Edward Archbold was required to eat live cockroaches on-air; which he did, one-by-one, but ended up paying the highest price for his uh…bravery?
*Chances are, if you wear your hair natural, you’ve at least heard about beauty blogger, Meechy Monroe. She is a rare breed of woman, who built a huge following online because of her empathy for women who wanted to leave the chemical behind and return to their nappy roots.
And she did it beautifully, too.
She utilized her blog, social media and YouTube channels to win tens of thousands of followers who watched and listened to her with baited breath as she twisted, twirled, patted and puffed her signature, textured Afro into an elegant, bouffant-esque style. Her YouTube channel piled up more than 2.4 million views. She gained 36,000 followers on Instagram and reached thousands more through Twitter and her blog.
So you can imagine the heartbreak her fans felt when they learned that the 29-year-old West Pullman resident had been diagnosed with cancer. Continue reading →
*She just couldn’t let him go, I suppose. Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa was apparently so hung up on a guy she had met online and went out with about six-times, that when he decided to end their relationship, she channeled her inner Santa Claus and tried to get into his house through the chimney.
Unfortunately, she got stuck halfway down.
She probably has mixed-feelings about the neighbor who heard her crying at around 5a.m. and called police. After all, once they rescued her, they took her straight to jail. Continue reading →
*Don’t look too bad on the outside, huh? With the price of real estate sky-rocketing all over the place, you may want to seriously consider taking this man up on his offer to swap his decrepit house in Detroit for an iPhone 6.
The house has three bedrooms, a basement and garden. But as you can imagine, its in pretty bad shape. For starters, it has no front door and broken windows.
The house has been on the market in the bankrupt city, but so far nobody has come forward to buy.
*Hey, I’ll be the first person to raise a brow at this accusation, but nevertheless, its a claim one Canadian man made against a Fredericton, New Brunswick, McDonald’s in that country.
Haven’t you heard Mickey Dee’s has the best coffee ever? Apparently, Ron Morais did too. He told the CBC that he was nearly at the bottom of his cup, when he decided to take the lid off and gulp the rest of it down – but stopped short because “there was a little bit of a surprise in my coffee cup. It was a dead mouse.”