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Five Crazy Headlines: Babies for sale, a DUI hood ornament and a cartoon getaway van

Will trade slightly used (almost new) baby for iPhone

How much is a baby worth nowadays? In China, one was enough to buy a new iPhone and a motorbike.

A young couple were arrested in China after they sold their 18-day-old baby to a man they met through the Chinese messaging app QQ. The couple planned on using the money from the sale to buy several different items including a motorbike and an iPhone.

The 19-year-old father was sentenced by a judge to three years in jail, while the underage mother of the baby received a two and a half year suspended sentence since she had not yet completed her schooling.

After hearing about the arrests of the parents, the man who bought the baby turned himself in to authorities, but it is unclear at this time if he has been sentenced to jail time. The baby is now being raised by the sister of the buyer, as the judge determined that the conditions the birth parents currently faced were too difficult for raising a child.


Indonesian mayor: Feeding babies instant ramen makes them crave noodles

At a city-run pregnancy seminar, the mayor of Tangerang City, Indonesia gave expectant mothers a warning.

Feeding babies instant noodles or milk formula will make them gay.

Arief R. Wismansyah explained that because parents today are so busy that they feed their babies instant foods and formula, it has a negative impact on children’s development. He added that it is because of this that there have recently been more gay people.

Homosexuality is not widely accepted in Indonesia, but it is also not illegal except for in the province of Aceh, which follows Sharia law.

Source: DNA India

No officer, I’m not drunk. It’s a hood ornament!

If you are drunk and try to drive, just know you aren’t as subtle as you think you are.

Recently an officer in Roselle, Illinois pulled over and arrested a man for driving under the influence.

The officer suspected something was wrong when he saw a car driving along with a 15-foot-tall tree stuck in the front grill. When he got closer he noticed the airbags had been deployed inside the car. He then arrested the man for DUI. His case is still pending.

A video of the incident was posted on the department’s Facebook page, where it has now been shared almost 20,000 times.

Source: NBC Chicago

A couple dollars for you and a couple million dollars for me

Brothers James and Bob Stocklas hit it big recently, when they combined to win $291,000,007 from the Florida lottery.

James won the $291 million Powerball jackpot. Bob won $7.

James Stocklas, a judge from Pennsylvania, was eating breakfast at his favorite restaurant when he discovered he had won the jackpot. To celebrate his winnings, he paid for the meal of everyone in the restaurant at the time.

To commemorate the pair of winners, the Florida State Lottery also printed off a full-size winner’s check for Bob’s $7 prize.

Source: CNN

Like, zoinks! The cops are after us!

A 51-year-old woman in Redding, California is being sought after by police after she led them on a high-speed chase last week in a van painted up to look like the Mystery Machine from the Scooby-Doo cartoons.

Sharon Kay Turman was wanted for violating her probation when an officer from the Redding Police Department tried to pull her over.

Turman then led police on a high-speed chase, speeding through major roads and highways before running a red light and crashing into four cars. She managed to continue driving after the crash, and later abandoned her van and fled on foot.

Police say she is still at large as of last Monday.

Source: FOX 11 Los Angeles

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