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Careless parents subjecting their kids to unnecessary risks

Some parents don’t really seem to know what they are doing when taking care of children. These are some examples of the stupid things adults do to kids.

  • Letting kids play over thin ice.

  • Transporting babies in the back of a truck.

  • Sitting with a kid in your back.

  • Sitting kids on high voltage devices.

  • Leaving a baby in the middle of the street.

Cupcakes against terrorism

An unexpected move from UK’s intelligence agency MI6 to fight terrorism used cupcakes against an al Qaeda recruitment and training website.
The agency hackers replaced bomb recipes with cake recipes in what they called “Operation Cupcake.” Are they trying get terrorists diabetic? What would Bin Laden have to say about this?

“When followers tried to download the 67-page colour magazine, instead of instructions about how to “Make a bomb in the Kitchen of your Mom” by “The AQ Chef” they were greeted with garbled computer code.

The code, which had been inserted into the original magazine by the British intelligence hackers, was actually a web page of recipes for “The Best Cupcakes in America” published by the Ellen DeGeneres chat show.

Written by Dulcy Israel and produced by Main Street Cupcakes in Hudson, Ohio, it said “the little cupcake is big again” adding: “Self-contained and satisfying, it summons memories of childhood even as it’s updated for today’s sweet-toothed hipsters.” – The Telegraph

A man stops thieves attacking them with his bicycle

A Chinese man with a bicycle gets thieves just after they snatched a woman’s purse on a street in Wenzhou, China.

The thieves were running away from the hotel where the theft took place in a scooter as the man in the bicycle saw them. He stops, prepares to launch and at the exact time throws the bicycle against the criminals. As we can see in this surveillance video, the bicycle hit them, they lost control, and crashed to the ground.

Mad driver runs over a group of dozens of cyclists in Porto Alegre, Brazil

A driver ran over a group of cyclists and wounded 16 people at about 19h on Friday in Porto Alegre, Brasil. Eight victims ended up in hospital and witnesses reported that the run over was deliberate.

Cyclists were part of a group called “Critical Mass”, which advocates the use of bicycles in city traffic and perform, on the last Friday each month, a collective ride. That day, the group gathered about 130 people – some of them children.

The ride began when riders moved down the street José do Patrocinio, in Lower Town district (central region of Porto Alegre).

According to witnesses, the driver of a black Golf, which was behind the group, began to honk and speeding asking for passage. Cyclists did not open, they said, for lack of space. The street is one way.

“You could not get him in the middle for security reasons. He stayed in the back two blocks and people were calling for calm. In the third block, he waited for the cyclists spread a bit and sped up, going over everybody,” said Marcelo Guidoux Kalil, 31, a businessman who was among cyclists.

“It became a war scenario with twisted bicycles and people bleeding on the asphalt.”

The journalist Livia Araujo, 32, another participant in the ride, reports that the driver of the Golf was knocking cyclists, speeding and then fled.

“He accelerated and was picking up everybody who was on the way. At the moment did not get it right, looked around and saw people on the ground. It seemed like a hallucination,” she said.

Police were on site, heard the witnesses, who noted the plates of the car, and began searching for the suspect.

The next day the car was found abandoned on José Manuel Fernandes street, the Partenon district, east of the capital.

UPDATE: Ricardo Neis, the driver in the Volkswagen Gold who ran over the cyclists, was already interrogated by the authorities this Monday. He says he is sorry but claims he acted in self defence.