Here’s a Completely Different Problem. Man Allegedly Fired For Farting Too Much At Work


Richard Clem is in a stinky situation: His wife filed a lawsuit last month against their former employer who allegedly fired him for farting too much.

Man wearing gas mask with hands over mouth.

Man wearing gas mask with hands over mouth.

The 70-year-old man and his wife, Louann, both worked at Case Pork Roll Company of Trenton, New Jersey. He was fired in February, 2014, for his supposed flatulence, according to court documents.

Louann Clem claims in a court filing that her husband’s termination was a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Richard Clem supports the lawsuit and is taking legal action on his own through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

“When the suit was filed, I didn’t know it would go viral,” Clem told The Huffington Post. “I was very surprised.”

Richard Clem started working at Case Pork Roll in 2004 as a comptroller and believes he did a good job.

“I brought them into the 21st century,” he said proudly.

At the time of his hire, Clem weighed about 420 pounds, but underwent gastric bypass surgery in October 2010, to get rid of his own porky belly.

Clem lost about 120 pounds before gaining back 10. He’s also suffered some embarrassing side effects, including “extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea.”

In 2013, Clem’s symptoms worsened, which caused “significant disruption in the workplace,” according to the suit.

Louann Clem, who began her job at Case Pork Roll in 2008, said company president Thomas Dolan repeatedly griped about her husband’s gassy problem.

The suit alleges Dolan made Richard Clem work at home and said things like, “We cannot run an office and have visitors with the odor in the office,” and “Tell Rich we are having complaints from people who have problems with the odors.”

Richard Clem was fired from Case Pork Roll on February 28, 2014,  Louann Clem quit the same day “because of the harassment and discrimination her husband faced as a result of his disability and the resulting symptoms”.

The Clems’ lawyer, David Koller, said his client’s gastrointestinal disorders may be getting headlines, but aren’t the key part of the case.

“Flatulence and farting is the sexy part of the story, but my client suffers from obesity, which is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act,” Koller told The Huffington Post.

Louann Clem is seeking damages from Case Pork Roll that include pain and suffering, compensatory damages and punitive damages.

Richard Clem also wants company employees to go through training programs that will prevent future incidents from occurring.

“I’m speaking up for people who are overweight,” he said. “Does being obese mean you can’t do a good job? Of course not!”

You Think You Have Troubles? Well, Meet the Man Born Without a Penis


He has been hiding a secret for nearly 40 years and now it is all coming out. Andrew Wardle the star of a new documentary on TLC, has a medical condition he has not only been hiding from the outside world but from his loved ones as well.

Andrew was born with bladder exstrophy, which means that his bladder was formed on the outside of his body, therefore leaving him without a penis. In a recent interview Andrew said, “I was good at hiding it. But I knew when I became a teenager it was going to be a big problem.”  At the age of one he had surgery to have his bladder inserted into his body. As a struggling teenager embarrassed about his condition Andrew turned to drugs. Now in his 40s he is ready to undergo surgery again, but this time to get a penis.

Through four different procedures Andrew will get muscles and skin removed from his right arm in order to create a fully functioning penis. As for Andrew’s girlfriend of three years, Fedra, well she has been by his side every step of the way.

She did not know about his condition prior to dating, and after he came clean to her she eventually learned to accept it.

NASA Releases Most High-Resolution Shot Of Pluto Ever



Note: Full-res 65MB version available at NASA’s website HERE.

This is the most detailed shot of Pluto ever taken, captured by the New Horizons probe during its flyby of the dwarf planet in July. It looks like there was a pretty serious war there in the southern hemisphere. A real BLOODBATH. There must be millions and millions of dead alien bodies down there. “That’s not blood.” You don’t know that’s not blood. “It’s the result of hydrocarbon molecules formed by cosmic rays and ultraviolet light interacting with methane.”

Teenage Girl Doused School Guards With Gasoline, Then Tried To Set Them On Fire


knightbrantleyA Pennsylvania girl doused school security guards with gasoline and then attempted to light the victims on fire, according to investigators who havecharged the teen with numerous felonies.

In retaliation for a run-in last week with a guard, Imani Knight-Brantley, 16, returned Monday to her Pittsburgh-area high school carrying a two-liter Sprite bottle containing gasoline.

According to police, Knight-Brantley was booted from Wilkinsburg High School Friday after being caught using a cell phone in class. She later returned to get food at an after-school program, but was again escorted from the building by guard Brandon Murray. As she was being removed the second time, Knight-Brantley threw a milk carton at Murray.

As detailed in a criminal complaint, Knight-Brantley confronted Murray upon returning to the school Monday. Police allege that she splashed gasoline on Murray and a second security official. As the guards grappled with Knight-Brantley, she tried to ignite the gasoline with an outdoor grill lighter.

After police arrived to arrest Knight-Brantley, students were evacuated due to the smell of gasoline throughout the school.

According to court records, Knight-Brantley faces four counts of aggravated assault and causing or risking catastrophe, both felonies. She is also charged with misdemeanor weapons possession and reckless endangerment counts.

Knight-Brantley, who has been charged as an adult, is being held in the Allegheny County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

As seen in the above booking photo, the teen has the word “Love” tattooed on her neck. Pennsylvania law bars anyone under the age of 18 from being tattooed, unless the minor’s parent or guardian has consented to the inking (and is present for the tattooing).