Category Archives: Heard On the Net

Parents give candy to 'sweeten up' relations with plane passengers

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  The parents of twin 14-week-old boys were as accommodating as they could be to fellow passengers on a recent flight. As anyone with a three-month-old baby knows, they can be unpredictable – and loud.  The parents preemptively gave the other passengers a goody bag filled with candy and a note explaining their situation and […]

12-year-old boy wins drag queen contest

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Wows judges with Dolly Parton tunesA 12-year-old boy has become his town’s preeminent drag queen after winning a contest with his “Naughty Nora” routine. The small town of Sticker, in the United Kingdom, where the population of approximately 1,200 held its third annual “drag queen contest,” a new tradition started due to the lack of […]

Reactions to Heidi Withers' viral mother-in-law email

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Friends, family and fans of the bride to be speak out to Carolyn BourneWhen Heidi Withers and fiance Freddie Bourne were planning their life together, chances are they did not expect a worldwide audience. After a visit to her future in-laws house for dinner, Heidi Withers received an email from her fiance’s step mom, Carolyn […]

2nd child killed by Scarlet Fever

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  For the first time in at least a decade, Hong Kong has experienced the loss of a child due to Scarlett Fever. And not just one death, but two. This is a mutated strain of the Fever, more resistant to antibiotics than in the past. The victims were a 5-year-old boy who died in […]

Sister of internet 'bucket list' star raises $48,687 for charity

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The sister of internet sweetheart Alice Pyne has raised $48,687, or £30,000, for charity. Milly Pyne, aged 12, had hoped to raise $1,622, or £1000, for Cancer Research. Donations started to pour in when Alice’s bucket list went viral, and the teen has managed to raise 30 times her original aim. Milly ran 5km for […]

Dying teen's last wishes go viral on the internet.

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“Alice’s Bucket List” is a blog created by British teen Alice Pyne, a 15-year-old with terminal cancer. The idea of the blog is to document how precious the time she has with her family and friends is and includes notes on the things she hoped she could do before her illness got the better of her. Alice’s first blog post […]

15 year old Lymphoma sufferer touches hearts with bucket list

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A 15 year old girl from Cumbria has become famous after creating a blog containing a ‘bucket list’. Alice Pyne suffers from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and there is very little that doctors can do to prevent it from spreading further. As a result, Alice created a private blog to share with family and friends, so she […]

Childhood Obesity hits Australia Hard

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The Australian parenting website, ‘Raising Children Network’, is claiming that health problems created by childhood obesity are so severe, that there are real concerns the current generation of parents  will outlive their children! 1.5 million Australian children are obese, making that 20%-25% of the nations minors. The proportion of overweight or obese children in Australian is increasing at an […]

Minority Children use more Media

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The almighty television The Kaiser Family Foundation put together a media study, all races represented, to see who uses media the most.  Northwestern University researchers analyzed the results and found that black and other minority children have far more media exposure than white children. Minority youth, ages 8-18 have an average of 13 hours exposure […]

Hundreds Evacuated in Face of Arizona Blaze

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  A forest fire is consuming eastern Arizona’s scenic mountain range, currently reaching 193,000 acres, or, 301 square miles, this fire is the states 3rd largest on record. With a reported zero percent containment, it is expected to continue growing. Around 2,300 fire fighters are working round-the-clock trying to make head-way against this massive blaze, […]

Teachers raise money through surfing dogs

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About 50 dogs have taken part in the Sixth Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition in California. The dogs were kitted out with Hawaiian shirts and sunglasses, and were judged on their confidence, style and the length of time they rode waves. The judging categories were split into dogs weighing over 40kg, and […]

Boys eat Denny's pancakes for 24 hours

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Seven boys from Trabuco Hills High School have marked memorial weekend in a very unique way – they’ve consumed pancakes for 24 hours straight. The boys arrived at Denny’s at 9am on Sunday, and ordered the ‘All You Can Eat’ deal for $4. They took a range of items to keep them entertained, including laptops […]

Teen sells kidney for iPad 2

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A 17 year old Chinese teenager has reportedly sold his kidney to buy an Ipad 2. The boy, who is only known by the surname Zheng, got the idea from an advertisement he saw online, offering 20,000RMB for a kidney. The boy travelled to Chenzhou to have the procedure carried out at a hospital, who discharged him […]

Jilted bride caught after jumping off roof

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Care worker Guo Zhongfan has saved a young woman’s life by catching her when she jumped off her apartment building. Li Wan sat crying on a window ledge in Changchun, China, for two hours after her fiance called off their wedding. She then threw herself out of the window, but luckily was caught by Guo, […]

Facebook inspires baby named 'Like'

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A couple in Israel have caused controversy by naming their baby girl ‘Like’, inspired by popular social networking site Facebook. The couple were looking for an original name for their new arrival, and checked that no one else in Isreal had the same name before they settled on it. The current top three girl’s names […]

Shanghai applies 'one baby' rule to dogs

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Shanghai has decided to apply its controversial ‘one family, one baby’ rule to dogs, due to soaring rabies figures. The city has followed Beijing and Guangzhou in introducing new pet ownership regulations, which limit each family to one dog. They also slash dog registration fees, and mean anyone walking a dog must keep it on […]

Preschooler has meltdown, wants to be Governor of NJ: Governor Christie responds

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A 4 year old from Old Bridge, NJ was caught on tape and uploaded to You Tube recently after he had a crying fit because he wanted to be the Governor of NJ. His twin brother rides along with him, side by side in a car seat, answering gubernatorial trivia. The Governor roadblock sends young […]

'Mothering' magazine goes online only, subscribers revolt

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Mothering magazine, one of the most vocal champions of the natural parenting movement, will be shutting down their print operation effective immediately and moving to an online edition only — and scores of their subscribers are fuming about it. In a lengthy and heartfelt editorial, current Mothering Publisher and Editor Peggy O’Mara called the printing […]

10-year-old baby photo becomes internet sensation

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The New York Times has done some digging and has found the source behind the “happy baby” internet meme. Ten years ago, Allen Rout from Gainesville, Florida, innocently posted several pictures of his then 5-month-old son like any proud dad. Rout thought nothing further of it, until he decided to do a vanity search on […]