Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wild Wednesday News: whining students, a lucky couple, and a girl with 12 fingers and 14 toes!

Teacher strikes nerve with 'lazy whiners' blog

Natalie Munroe

'My students are out of control,' teacher wrote in one post, drawing a suspension

“A high school English teacher in suburban Philadelphia who was suspended for a profanity-laced blog in which she called her young charges "disengaged, lazy whiners" is driving a sensation by daring to ask: Why are today's students unmotivated — and what's wrong with calling them out?”

Just in time: Couple claims lotto prize right before deadline

Raleigh Hill bought winning Mega Millions ticket last summer; lost track of it at one point

“A North Carolina couple has claimed a $1 million lotto prize just a day before it expired.

Raleigh Hill bought the Mega Millions ticket last summer. The state lottery agency said Hill and his wife claimed the prize Tuesday at the agency's headquarters.”

Girl with 12 fingers, 14 toes reaches for a record

'She seems to have a stronger grip on things — so she doesn't drop things much'

Image: Sixteen-month-old Lei Yadi Min

“A mother in Myanmar says her baby girl's 12 fingers and 14 toes have been no disadvantage — her grip may even be stronger than normal — and now she's grasping for a Guinness record.

Phyo Min Min Soe, 26, knew her girl Le Yati Min had a little something extra since nearly the moment she was born.

"I asked the nurses whether my kid was born complete with hands and legs," says her mother. "They replied that the baby even has more than she needs."

Born with 12 fingers and 14 toes, Le may be the most "digitally enhanced" person in the world. Now, the 16-month-old girl's family in impoverished Myanmar is seeking a Guinness World Record to prove it.”

  1. More world news

    1. Image: People take part in the funeral of Sanee Zhaleh in Tehran

      Iran opposition defiant as clashes continue

      Updated 116 minutes ago 2/16/2011 3:36:15 PM +00:00 Iran's opposition leaders remained defiant despite calls from hard-liners for them to be put to death, with one saying he was willing to "pay any price" in pursuit of democratic change. Full story

    2. Updated 0 minutes ago 2/16/2011 5:32:47 PM +00:00 First Egypt-style protests hit Gadhafi's Libya
    3. Updated 26 minutes ago 2/16/2011 5:06:58 PM +00:00 Protests spread across Yemen, demonstrator dies
    4. Updated 67 minutes ago 2/16/2011 4:25:08 PM +00:00 Bahrain protesters step up pressure on rulers
    5. Thousands flock to see Prophet Muhammad's hair

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