Category: Wisdom of Youth


21 Kids Who Outsmarted Their Tests

 

 

1.) An understandable solution to the formula.

 

 

 

” If your parents or family have ever complained about your time as a child, take that as a compliment. The hardest children to raise are often the most clever; they can just outwit their parents, making life hard for them. Take these kids for example. They knew what their teachers wanted them to do… but they decided to do something way more awesome.

  Most adults wouldn’t be able to think of responses that are this witty or clever. Even though these are the wrong answers, I would have given theses kids an A+.”

 

 

10.) It's still a "beer law."

 

 

 

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Snapchat CEO ‘Mortified’ By Leaked Stanford Fraternity E-Mails

 

 

 

 

 

Snapchat Inc. Chief Executive Officer Evan Spiegel apologized for e-mails he sent during his fraternity days that celebrated getting drunk and convincing sorority women to perform sexual acts.

  The profanity-laced e-mails were published yesterday by Gawker Media LLC’s Valleywag blog and mostly related to Spiegel organizing Stanford University fraternity parties for Kappa Sigma in 2009 and 2010. In one missive, Spiegel recounts being so drunk he peed on a woman in bed with him.

“ I’m obviously mortified and embarrassed that my idiotic e-mails during my fraternity days were made public,” Spiegel said in an e-mailed statement yesterday. “I have no excuse. I’m sorry I wrote them at the time and I was jerk to have written them. They in no way reflect who I am today or my views towards women.” “

 

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Kid Predicaments

 

 

 

This young man has a dilemma on his hands that most men can only dream of … watch and smile 

Comey: FBI ‘Grappling’ With Hiring Policy Concerning Marijuana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Monday was a big day for the nation’s cyber police. The Justice Department charged five Chinese military officials with hacking, and brought charges against the creators of powerful hacking software.

  But FBI Director James B. Comey said Monday that if the FBI hopes to continue to keep pace with cyber criminals, the organization may have to loosen up its no-tolerance policy for hiring those who like to smoke marijuana.

  Congress has authorized the FBI to add 2,000 personnel to its rolls this year, and many of those new recruits will be assigned to tackle cyber crimes, a growing priority for the agency. And that’s a problem, Mr. Comey told the White Collar Crime Institute, an annual conference held at the New York City Bar Association in Manhattan. A lot of the nation’s top computer programmers and hacking gurus are also fond of marijuana.

I have to hire a great work force to compete with those cyber criminals and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview,” Mr. Comey said.

  Mr. Comey said that the agency was “grappling with the question right now” of how to amend the agency’s marijuana policies, which excludes from consideration anyone who has smoked marijuana in the previous three years, according to the FBI’s Web site. One conference goer asked Mr. Comey about a friend who had shied away from applying because of the policy. “He should go ahead and apply,” despite the marijuana use, Mr. Comey said.”

 

More on the FBI’s dilemma at WSJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Perfect Response From Tickld

 

 

This graduate pretty much sums up the current state of “Higher Educational” affairs .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published on May 13, 2014

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17-Year-Old Student Tops Sitting W.Va. Lawmaker

 

 

 

Saira Blair, 17-year-old politician, teen politician

 

 

” A week before her high school graduation, Saira Blair was barely old enough to vote when she unseated a West Virginia lawmaker almost four times her age.

  After Tuesday’s GOP primary, the 17-year-old is one election away from becoming the youngest state lawmaker in West Virginia history. Larry Swan, sworn in as a 20-year-old delegate in 1972, set the current record.”

 

 

Saira’s pledge to the voters of district 59 …

 

 

” Blair’s birthday is in July, so she would just meet the 18-year-old minimum age for West Virginia House of Delegates members. Seventeen-year-olds who will turn 18 by the November election can vote in West Virginia’s primary.

  Soft-spoken and on-message, Blair is a churchgoer who says she is pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun rights and pro-business. She can rattle off a laundry list of businesses taxes she wants abolished or lowered.

” People saw that you don’t need to wait until you are 40, 50 or 60 to realize our conservative principles are beneficial to everyone,” the Martinsburg teen said of her primary win.”

 

 

   Read more of this intrepid young lady’s quest to be the youngest state legislator in West Virginia history . If you like what you see , give her a like on Facebook , perhaps contact her here to offer your help or donate some cash . This is the only address we could find to contribute to Saira’s campaign:

47 Wasser Drive
Martinsburg, WV 25403

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suited Band Of Brothers Stands Up For Unstoppable 6-Year-Old

 

 

 

 

 

 

” When Danny Keefe was born, his parents were told he would be severely handicapped both physically and mentally due to a serious brain hemorrhage.

  But the dapper little boy with the infectious smile and indomitable spirit defied those predictions, the Enterprise reported.

  The Mitchell Elementary School kindergartner is just like any other 6-year-old in every way but two, his grandfather Richard Osterman said.

  Danny speaks with difficulty due to childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) and he wears a suit and tie every day by his own choosing.

“ CAS has not kept Danny down. He keeps up with his siblings as well as a host of friends both children and adults,” Osterman said.

  Danny, the official waterboy for the Bridgewater Badgers Div. 5 Peewees, cuts quite a figure on the sidelines with his suit and fedora, like a miniature Tom Landry, Osterman said. And he’s forged an unbreakable bond with the boys on the team, his parents said.

  So, when the quarterback, Tommy Cooney, heard Danny was getting picked on because of the way he speaks, he took it upon himself to do something about it.

  The 11-year-old Williams Intermediate School fifth-grader decided to wear a suit to school just like Danny in a show of support for his young friend.

“ He’s such a good person. He doesn’t let it bother him. He goes on with his day. He’s a 6-year-old kid. We should all respect that,” said Tommy, whose father, Tom, is the team’s head coach.

  Tommy told his fellow Badgers about “Danny Appreciation Day” and they all thought it was a great idea, including Danny’s older brother Tim, 10, who plays on the team.

  On Wednesday, Nov. 20, more than 40 students from Mitchell and Williams crowded around the little boy with the winning personality in the Williams library cheering “Danny, Danny.” “

 

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New Paltz Students Find $40K In A Couch

 

 

Lara Russo with the cash found stashed in the couch

 

 

 

 

” It was an ethical dilemma straight from the textbooks: Imagine you and two of your friends find a small fortune of cash inside a crummy old couch you bought for cheap at a second-hand shop. Would you trace the money back to its owner, or would you keep it to spend on your heart’s deepest desires? A SUNY New Paltz student and two friends dealt with this dilemma first hand early March 2014.

  Third-year geology student Reese Werkhoven, Mount Holyoke College graduate Cally Guasti and SUNY New Paltz graduate Lara Russo were getting cozy on their new couch for the first time, when Werkhoven ruffled himself a plastic envelope from under the couch’s patchy arm.

“ I almost peed,” Werkhoven said. Inside the envelope was a wad of twenties that added up to $700.

“ The most money I’d ever found in a couch was like fifty cents. Honestly, I’d be ecstatic to find just $5 in a couch.”

  The group began a thorough excavation, maneuvering the couch in all directions so that every linty crevice could be probed to find more money.

“ Just when we thought we pulled out the last envelope we’d find another $1,000 a few minutes later,” said Guasti.

  Twenty minutes after sitting on an old musky couch, three college students were now miraculously standing on $40,000 in cash.

  For a while, there were no notes, no names, or anything else that could have told them who the money belonged to. For all they knew the money was fair game.

  Then there was a game changer. Russo found a woman’s name on one of the envelopes.

“ We had a lot of moral discussions about the money,” Russo said. “We all agreed that we had to bring the money back to whoever it belonged to… it’s their money– we didn’t earn it. However, there were a lot of gray areas we had to consider.”

 

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Miracle Baby Survives 11-Story Balcony Fall

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Doctors say the chances of an adult surviving a fall from an 11-story balcony are small. Somehow, 1-year-old Musa Dayib fell from a balcony on Sunday and survived.

” It’s definitely a miracle. It’s God’s gift to his family. Kids don’t fall this far and make it often. Especially without a serious brain injury. You or I would’ve been dead,” physician Tina Slusher tells WFAA’s sister station KARE at Hennepin County Medical Center, where Dayib is in critical but stable condition.

  Machines are breathing for him, both of his arms are broken, his lungs are bruised and his back is fractured. But Slusher says two things worked in his favor.

” Little (kids) are more flexible and don’t break as easily as we do and he also fell in a very small patch of mulch,” she said.

  Doctors say it is to early to tell if the child will have long-term complications. For now, he is heavily sedated. Coupled with his broken arms, bruised lungs and other fractures he suffered a concussion. Initially doctors thought his skull was fractured but that was ruled out late Tuesday afternoon.”

 

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Guy Has Temporary Tattoo Done By 1,000 Bedbugs Feeding At Once

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Don’t let the bed bugs bite, is what we’ve always been told. But Matt Camper, an urban entomologist at Colorado State University, is doing the exact opposite. He’s gone and created a unique ‘bedbug tattoo gun’ – made of a jar, some wire mesh and thousands of hungry bed bugs. You simply invert the jar onto your skin, let the bed bugs bite, and later admire the pink, temporary tattoo they leave behind.

  Camper’s unique invention will be featured on an upcoming edition of ‘Outrageous Acts of Science’ on the Science Channel. There’s a rabbit pattern on the top of the jar, through which the bugs are allowed to access human flesh. According to wildlife expert Ellie Harrison, it takes two hours for the tattoo to really show up on the skin. “Two hours after the bed bugs have fed, the inflammatory response really kicks in and immune cells will flood into the tissues from the blood, producing redness and swelling and heat,” she says on the TV show.”

 

 

Bedbug Bunny Tat

 

 

“ Bed bugs feed exclusively on blood,” she said. “They find us via two sources. Firstly, they detect our body head, and secondly, they detect our carbon dioxide emissions. And they don’t need to be that close, they can be 10 feet away and still find food.” “

 

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 … Put The Eternal Joys Of Parenting In Perspective

 

 

Here are a few samples to start your day off with a smile .

 

 

 

10. Basic hygiene… 

 

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16. Sometimes they raid the fridge for midnight snacks…

 

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Kids can be mean …

 

 

 

21. So mean.

 

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34. Their first jobs can be a little dirty.

 

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See the other 36 examples of parental joy at IJR . Have a nice day .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every Week, 2 Anonymous Students Sneak Into A Classroom And Proceed To Blow Everyone’s Mind

 

The artists have chosen quotes from various people.

 

 

 

” At the Columbus College of Art and Design, two rogue college students are creating quite a stir… but not by any normal means. They aren’t cheating or stealing, they are causing a creative riot. The anonymous duo, who go by the name Dangerdust, sneak into a classroom each week and create a masterpiece out of nothing but chalk.”

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” The pair are both seniors in Advertising & Graphic Design, and they are probably busy with a larger than life course-load, but they still remain passionate about their weekly chalk art. These two create some of the most beautiful (and inspiring) art you’ll ever see.”

 


Visit Viral Nova for many more examples of “Dangerdust’s” fabulous weekly chalkboard artwork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHP Aircraft Catches East Bay Motorcyclist Going 120 MPH On The Highway

 

 

 

” The story of how Corey McDonah ended up in the Hayward Hall of Justice is a high-tech tale that is equal parts dumb luck, bad choices, and good police work.

  With sweaty palms, and a bewildered look, he pleaded no contest to reckless driving and received a lecture from the judge.

“ As bad as all this seems right now, this might be one of those things that might save your life,” the judge said.

  On April 2nd, Air-37 was on routine patrol over the East Bay. It flies at any time of day, with a gyro-stabilized thermal camera, and lens capable of zooming in from several miles away.

  Something caught California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Jackson’s eye: a tiny speck blowing past traffic.
It was McDonah on a motorcycle, weaving in and out of the cars, at nearly double the speed limit.

“ The bike is stupid fast,” McDonah said. “I’m not saying I couldn’t help myself but, you know, you buy a bike for a certain reason. Sometimes it gets you in trouble.”

Jackson shot the video from more than a mile away.”

Libertarians Trail Meter Readers, Telling Town: Live Free Or Else

 

 

 

 

 

” In most places, the parking enforcement officer reflects the municipal compact. Armed only with a gadget that can spit out a ticket at the forgotten drop of a dime, the officer quietly serves civic and commercial life by ensuring that meters are fed.

  In most places, yes. But not here in charming Keene, where parking officers figure in a philosophical tug of war between a small band of activists who live by the motto “Free Keene,” and the great majority of residents who were unaware that their city was in bondage.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Keene’s two parking officers, both women, are often videotaped by young adults known as “Robin Hooders.” They track the whereabouts of the officers by two-way radio, feed expired meters before $5 tickets can be written, and leave a business card saying that “we saved you from the king’s tariff.”

  Welcome to Sherwood Forest, N.H., where these acts of charity have led to some donations and gratitude, but also to sidewalk tensions, harassment allegations and litigation. They are part of a broader effort by about two-dozen activists, most of them from someplace else, to unshackle Keene from the “violent monopoly” of government and its enforcers, including these parking officers who work in weather fair and foul.”

 

 

 

   Meet the Robin Hoods Of Keene in the New York Times and visit their Facebook page to give them a Like as they do battle with the State in an effort to keep New Hampshire free .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet The Russian Kids Who Take The World’s Riskiest Photos

 

 

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Photo Credit: Ivan Kuznetsov

 

 

 

” Walking briskly, Ivan Kuznetsov leads Kirill Vselensky and Vasilisa Denisova out into the courtyard of a 30-story building in Moscow’s business district. He turns and perches alertly on his heels, anxiously looking for a security guard like a bird watches for a garden cat. There are none, as far as Ivan can tell, and he continues to the entrance of the underground parking garage and down a sloping driveway. He’s searching for a way to the building’s roof — then a way to get off it.

  Past a few parked cars, the trio head for a service door. It’s locked, but with one solid shoulder slam it flies open. Everyone is now inside the building. So far, so good. They’ve done this before.

  Behind the service door are service escalators and stairways and weary workers who pay no attention to the three young people, who find an elevator and ride it as far as it goes, to the 16th floor. They exit and quickly climb 14 flights of stairs. They are now where they wanted to be, where they aren’t supposed to be — on the roof, taking in the illegal view of Moscow’s old and new city stretching out before them. Skyscrapers loom imperiously, and the Moskva river winds its course through the heart of the city.

  Ivan, a slim 19-year-old student with dark hair and an air of blissfully ignorant confidence, steps to the edge and peers down to the street below. “One hundred meters,” he says, eyeballing the distance to the ground.

  He spies a needle-like shard of metal jutting out from a parapet. With no safety harness nor net, no rope nor hesitation, he steps onto it. There’s just Ivan, a thin piece of metal and the sky.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Ivan, Kirill and Vasilisa are “roofers,” a loose-knit group of insanely non-acrophobic daredevils who scam and sneak their way to the tops of Russia’s highest buildings. Once they get up there, they perform death-defying tricks — hanging by their fingertips, standing on one leg — that they capture in photos and videos that frequently go viral, garnering multiple millions of YouTube views and widespread awe and disbelief at their vertiginous Instagram photos, a heap of which could lay claim to being among the most dangerous selfies ever taken.”

 

 

   Rolling Stone profiles these crazy Russian thrill-seeking kids and we’ve touched on this subject before as a young Russian woman lost her life in an attempted “dangerous selfie” just two weeks ago .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Softball Miracle – Central Washington vs Western Oregon

 

 

 

 

     When this senior girl hit the first home run of her career in what was likely the last game of her career but rounded first and torn her ACL it looked like she would fail to claim her achievement … Until … get out your hanky for this amazing story of good sportsmanship .

Look Up

 

 

 

 

 

Published on Apr 25, 2014

” ‘Look Up’ – A spoken word film for an online generation.

‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.

Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk.

Featuring Louise Ludlam & Stuart Darnley.
Original score by New Desert Blues.
Sound engineering by Daniel Cobb.
Filmed and edited by Gary Turk.

http://www.garyturk.com
http://www.twitter.com/gary_turk
http://www.newdesertblues.com

Contact: garymturk@gmail.com

Copyright © 2014 Gary Turk
All Rights Reserved”

 

 

The more we connect , the less we are connected .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nico’s Story

 

 

Published on Apr 1, 2014

” Nico Calabria, born with one leg, has defied expectations on the pitch and exemplifies what it means to #powerthrough”

Meet The Poster Child For ‘White Privilege’ – Then Have Your Mind Blown

 

 

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” He’s 20, he’s white, and he’s a freshman at Princeton University.

  According to the ethnic and feminist studies college students and professors who frequently and vehemently complain that this country is steeped in racism and sexism and is only fair and just and equal for white, heterosexual males – he is the poster child for so-called “White Privilege.”

  His name is Tal Fortgang, and just eight months into his Ivy League experience, he’s been told on numerous occasions to “check his privilege” – a phrase that has taken social media social justice campaigning by storm.

   It is meant to remind white, heterosexual males that they have it so good because they’re white, heterosexual males. They haven’t faced tough times, they don’t know what it’s like to be judged by the color of their skin.

  Oh, but they do.

  Those sick of being labeled are the very same ones doing it to others, and Tal Fortgang has a powerful message for them:

  There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them. “Check your privilege,” the saying goes, and I have been reprimanded by it several times this year. The phrase, handed down by my moral superiors, descends recklessly, like an Obama-sanctioned drone, and aims laser-like at my pinkish-peach complexion, my maleness, and the nerve I displayed in offering an opinion rooted in a personal Weltanschauung. “Check your privilege,” they tell me in a command that teeters between an imposition to actually explore how I got where I am, and a reminder that I ought to feel personally apologetic because white males seem to pull most of the strings in the world.

  I do not accuse those who “check” me and my perspective of overt racism, although the phrase, which assumes that simply because I belong to a certain ethnic group I should be judged collectively with it, toes that line. But I do condemn them for diminishing everything I have personally accomplished, all the hard work I have done in my life, and for ascribing all the fruit I reap not to the seeds I sow but to some invisible patron saint of white maleness who places it out for me before I even arrive. Furthermore, I condemn them for casting the equal protection clause, indeed the very idea of a meritocracy, as a myth, and for declaring that we are all governed by invisible forces (some would call them “stigmas” or “societal norms”), that our nation runs on racist and sexist conspiracies. Forget “you didn’t build that;” check your privilege and realize that nothing you have accomplished is real.”

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Citizenship Test

 

 

 

   A sampling of American’s knowledge of their own system of government from the test that legal immigrants are required to take to earn their citizenship papers . From the Immigrant Archive Project 

” Watching this will bring Rush Limbaugh’s term “Low Information Voters” to mind. If these folks are at all representative of the country at large, we are in serious trouble.”

HT/IJR

Woman Whips Daughter (12) Over Racy Facebook Pictures

 

 

 

 

” Helen Bartlett, a mother of four from Point Fortin, is seen on the video beating her daughter while shouting abuse at her – generating huge debate in the country on corporal punishment.

  On Wednesday, Bartlett’s daughter and her older sister uploaded a separate video, expressing support for their mother.

  The brutal attack last Sunday in the Bartletts’ apartment came after the mother discovered a text message exchange between the 12-year-old girl and a boy her age, who was trying to convince her to have sex with him.

  After the mother read the messages, she accessed her daughter’s Facebook profile and found photos of the girl posing ‘seductively’ in her underwear.”

 

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Boy’s Love Of Gospel Music May Have Saved His Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Earlier this month, police say a man kidnapped then nine-year-old Willie Myrick from his southwest Atlanta driveway. He allegedly drove the boy around for some time before dropping him off unharmed in East Point.

  But Willie’s actions during those terrifying three hours are inspiring people around the country. Willie says he sang the gospel song “Every Praise” until the man let him go.

  Thursday evening, community leaders held a meeting in Willie’s honor, celebrating his happy ending, but also telling other parents and children what to do if this happens to them.”

 

 

Last week it was a pair of twins defeating a carjacker with a rubber snake and now we have this …

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Reported Shooting A Hoax By Online Gamer

 

 

Long Beach SWAT Raid

 

 

 

” The action became very real for a 17-year-old Long Beach resident who was playing the video game Call of Duty on Tuesday, after a bitter online opponent called police and falsely claimed that the teen had fatally shot his mother and brother in his Laurelton Boulevard home.

  Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said that the teenager had just won a round of the popular online multi-player shooter game. But when a losing rival claiming to be the teen called police to report the bogus incident, it prompted a massive responseincluding a fully armed Nassau County SWAT team with an armored vehicle and a helicopter unit — to what was initially believed to be a multiple shooting and hostage situation.

  Tangney said that when police arrived at the house at around 3 p.m., 17-year-old Long Beach High School student Rafael Castillo was still playing the game on Xbox while wearing a headset and had no idea what was happening outside.”

 

 

It was one mighty expensive hoax phone call …

 

 

 

 

 

 

” “He was quite stunned — he was very shaken up by it,” Tangney said, adding that the police response could cost roughly $100,000.

  More than 50 county, Long Beach and MTA police officers, and firefighters responded to the home. Nearby streets were blocked off as numerous police vehicles rushed to scene. The standoff lasted more than an hour and attracted crowds of onlookers who milled about, saying that they learned about the incident on social media.”

 

 

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