by Staff Monkeys
A couple in New York City say police didn’t like it when they started dancing with each other at a subway platform. A musician had started playing drums, so they were dancing the Charleston to the beat. Police approached the mid-50s couple and demanded ID. It went downhill from there.
- Since 1970, the number of students in the U.S. school system has increased by 8.5 percent, but the number of school system employees has doubled. Two thirds of the increase has been in the number of classroom teachers. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Andrew Coulson of the Cato Institute asks whether we might have too many teachers.
- A 96-year-old ex-governor of Arizona was detained by the U.S. Border Patrol in a sweltering outdoor tent for half an hour after his pacemaker set off a radiation sensor. A friend who was driving the former governor called the experience “humiliating” and “absolutely ridiculous.”
- Are you science nerd and a fan of the Batman comic books and movies? If so, we have some news that might be upsetting to you. Physicists have calculated that Batman’s famous cape would actually do things to him that are downright lethal. So how you’re going to have even more disbelief to suspend the next time you watch Batman in action.
- This story is going to make you how much money Donald Trump paid to the Sarasota Republican Party. The arrogant gadfly is getting an award from the local GOP in Sarasota as “statesman of the year.” Oh, yeah. When we think about ol’ Helmet Head, that’s the first thing that comes to our minds.
- Babies who spend the first year of their lives around dogs — especially dogs who go outside sometimes — were found to suffer fewer ear infections and respiratory ailments compared to babies without dogs around. The presence of cats also provided an advantage for the babies, but not as much as the dogs did.