Naked Couple Busted For Sex In Library Loo


A couple is facing criminal charges after they stripped off their clothes and had sex atop a toilet in a family restroom at a Wisconsin public library, an encounter that was interrupted when a woman walked in on the duo, according to court records.

waukeshacoupleAs detailed in a Circuit Court criminal complaint, Daniel Goralski, 29, and Julie Dahms, 19, had sex in the Waukesha Public Library bathroom on March 2. Pictured at right, the couple–engaged to be married–mistakenly thought they had locked the bathroom door.

A patron told a library security guard that she walked into the bathroom around 5 PM and “observed two subjects having sex sitting on a toilet.” The pair was “naked from head to toe,” added the woman, who termed the behavior “unacceptable.”

When guard Bret Best subsequently sought to enter the bathroom, it was locked. Best told a Waukesha Police Department officer that he heard “clothing and zippers, and it sounded like people getting dressed.”

When the couple emerged from the bathroom, Dahms apologized, and Goralski said, “We are sorry, it won’t happen again.”

During a police interview, Dahms explained that she “was at the library with her boyfriend and they got excited because they hadn’t seen each other in a couple of days.”  The lovebirds–parents to a baby girl–live a few miles from the library in Waukesha, a city 20 miles west of Milwaukee.

While Dahms received a citation for the naked bathroom romp, Goralski was charged this week with misdemeanor disorderly conduct due to his status as a repeat offender. Goralski’s rap sheet includes convictions for bail jumping, violation of a domestic abuse injunction, and having sex with a child 16 or older.

Man charged for driving without doors, windows, licence plates, insurance


An Ontario man in his 60s is facing several charges after being pulled over while driving a van without doors, windows and licence plates.

image (1)The driver was pulled over on Queenston Street in St. Catharines, Ont. at 10 a.m. on Monday, during a distracted driving enforcement exercise.

Niagara Regional Police were monitoring traffic when an officer’s attention was drawn to an unplated green 2000 Dodge Caravan. As the vehicle approached, the officer noticed it had no sliding side doors, the rear windows were missing and several items were sticking out of the open doors.

A wooden stool was strapped to the van’s roof, and a triangular slow moving vehicle sign was tied across the back of the van where the licence plate should have been.

image (1)Police stopped the vehicle, and said its 66-year-old driver told them his licence was suspended. There was also no insurance on the van.

Upon investigation, police realized the man had been stopped driving the same vehicle on the same road in neighbouring Fort Erie two weeks earlier.

As a result of the incident, the driver has been charged with driving while under suspension, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, driving a motor vehicle without licence plates and failing to surrender a permit for the vehicle.

He is also charged with failure to apply for an ownership permit, operating an unsafe vehicle and prohibited use of a slow moving vehicle sign.

Flakka, synthetic drug behind increasingly bizarre crimes


One man ran naked through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he was the mythical god Thor. Another ran nude down a busy city street in broad daylight, convinced a pack of German shepherds was pursuing him.

FlakkaTwo others tried separately to break into the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. They said they thought people were chasing them; one wound up impaled on a fence.

The common element to these and other bizarre incidents in Florida in the last few months is flakka, an increasingly popular synthetic designer drug. Also known as gravel and readily available for $5 or less a vial, it’s a growing problem for police after bursting on the scene in 2013.

It is the latest in a series of synthetic drugs that include Ecstasy and bath salts, but officials say flakka is even easier to obtain in small quantities through the mail. Flakka’s active ingredient is a chemical compound called alpha-PVP, which is on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s list of the controlled substances most likely to be abused. It is usually made overseas in countries such as China and Pakistan.

87650bb90fdce65d139b59000ced5022Flakka, a derivative of the Spanish word for a thin, pretty woman, is usually sold in a crystal form and is often smoked using electronic cigarettes, which are popular with young people and give off no odor. It can also be snorted, injected or swallowed.

“I’ve had one addict describe it as $5 insanity,” said Don Maines, a drug treatment counselor with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Fort Lauderdale. “They still want to try it because it’s so cheap. It gives them heightened awareness. They feel stronger and more sensitive to touch. But then the paranoia sets in.”

Judging from the evidence being seized by police around Florida, flakka use is up sharply. Submissions for testing to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s crime labs have grown from 38 in 2013 to 228 in 2014. At the Broward Sheriff’s Office laboratory, flakka submissions grew from fewer than 200 in 2014 to 275 already, in just the first three months of this year, according to spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion.

“It’s definitely something we are watching. It’s an emerging drug,” said Chad Brown, an FDLE supervisory special agent.

bbc54d8ffb9030a5bb9c4736698e0eadAccording to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Florida appears to be the nation’s hot spot for reports of flakka, also known as gravel. News reports have also cited flakka or gravel appearing in Ohio, Texas and Tennessee.

In one recent case, 22-year-old Jaime Nicole Lewis was charged in a DEA complaint with conspiracy to distribute flakka after DEA agents based in London intercepted U.S.-bound packages of the drug that were made in Hong Kong. An undercover DEA agent posing as a delivery company employee then brought the packages to Lewis’ home in Palm Beach County, according to a court affidavit.

“Synthetic drugs are illegal and present a grave danger to our community, particularly our children,” said Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer.

Lewis is being held without bail and is due to enter a plea next week. Her attorney, Paul Lazarus, said prosecutors will have to prove she knew the packages contained illegal drugs. A man believed to be the flakka ringleader in this case also is charged, but has not been arrested.

James West, a 50-year-old homeless man, was caught on surveillance video in February trying to kick in the heavy glass front door of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, finally cracking it with large rocks. Bleeding above one eye, West told officers that he was desperate for help from police because “he was being chased by 20-25 individuals and he didn’t know why.” He later told police he had smoked flakka.

In March, Shanard Neely got impaled through the buttocks on the department’s 10-foot-high security fence while trying to climb over, convinced he was being pursued and that “he needed to go to jail or they would kill him,” police said. Neely, 37, also told officers he had smoked flakka. It took hours for rescuers to cut him down.

And in Palm Beach County, a SWAT team had to talk Leroy Strothers, 33, off a rooftop in January. He had fired a shot from up there, claiming he was being followed by a Haitian gang that had threatened his family. Strothers, who was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, told officers he had smoked flakka and could not remember how he got on the roof.

“I’m feeling delusional and hallucinating,” Strothers said, according to a sheriff’s report.

The FDLE’s Brown said his agency is training police to better recognize flakka and the symptoms it can cause.

One challenge is that flakka manufacturers make subtle changes to its chemical makeup, foiling efforts to test for the drug, and it is frequently mixed with other substances, such as crack cocaine or heroin, with unknown effects, said Maines, of the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

With prolonged use over as little as three days, behavioral changes can be severe.

“It actually starts to rewire the brain chemistry. They have no control over their thoughts. They can’t control their actions,” Maines said. “It seems to be universal that they think someone is chasing them. It’s just a dangerous, dangerous drug.”

Humanoid robot that scarily resembles Sarah Palin is unveiled in China


A life-like humanoid robot that bears a scary resemblance to former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin has been unveiled at the Global Mobile Internet Conference 2015 in Beijing, China.

YangYang is a robot that resembles a middle-aged Caucasian woman and is able to talk, move its head, shake hands and even hug a human.

The android robot was designed by the Shanghai Shenqing Industry (SSI) working in collaboration with Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka University’s Department of Systems Innovation who has been developing robots for over 20 years.

humanoidWhile she looks like Palin, YangYang is actually modelled on Song Yang, a Chinese researcher working with SSI, and the robot features skin made from a special type of silica gel to replicate the texture of human skin.

“After they made one of me, I got all these really amazing feelings. For instance, because I feel it’s like me, if when she’s performing her movements, expressions are not ideal, if she doesn’t do it well, I’ll feel it’s a real shame,” Song, who went onstage with her robot doppelganger, told Reuters.

Ishiguro recently told IBTimes UK in Singapore that he believes robots will one day replace pop stars and Hollywood actors.

images“There are many possibilities, for example an idol singer [pop star]. An android robot is more beautiful, probably, and they never get tired and can keep singing songs forever,” he said.

“And how about a fashion model? Or newscasters and receptionists – even famous movie stars. Androids never get old and so you can keep a young identity by creating an android that will last forever.”

The rise of the humanoid robots

Ishiguro is a pioneer in his field and first gained worldwide acclaim in 2010 when he created an android robot version of himself that was able to lecture students at Osaka University.

Then in June 2014, he unveiled Otonaroid and Kodomorid – an adult female android robot and a female child robot – at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo.

His permanent exhibition set the world buzzing and unnerved many as the robots look almost exactly like the humans they were modelled on and are meant to make people re-examine what it means to be human.

There are several other companies in the world who are also working on realistic humanoid robots, such as Toshiba, which has worked with Ishiguro on ChihiraAico, a Japanese woman hostess robot.

Hanson Robotics has also created a humanoid robot head called Han that can detect and understand people’s facial expressions, hold a conversation and respond appropriately with its own expressions, and the US Navy is trialling a robot firefighter that can save lives on its warships.

Register now for ‘Wasting time on the Internet’ 101


You can now get college credit for watching all those cat videos.


The University of Pennsylvania is offering a class next semester titled “Wasting time on the Internet,” in which students will “focus on the alchemical recuperation of aimless surfing into substantial works of literature.”

“Students will be required to stare at the screen for three hours, only interacting through chat rooms, bots, social media and listservs,” according to the course description on the school’s website.

Sign us up!

Yahoo tech columnist Alyssa Bereznak notes that the course is taught at the Ivy League school by poet and professor Kenneth Goldsmith. The class is a required seminar for those of the English creative writing track and an elective for other English majors.

“In practice, the course will play out a little like this: Students will spend a lot of time chatting with friends, watching YouTube videos, surfing Facebook, exploring Reddit, and, who are we kidding, skimming UPenn-specific BuzzFeed lists,” Bereznak writes. “Eventually, however, they’ll have to take the detritus from that time wasted — tweets, posts, photos, browser history, a painkiller prescription for their carpal tunnel — and turn it into ‘substantial works of literature.’ “

Goldsmith told Motherboard’s Jason Koebler that he wants his students to be distracted, dividing their time between multiple devices including phones, tablets and laptops.

“I’m very tired of reading articles in the New York Times every week that make us feel bad about spending so much time on the Internet, about dividing our attention so many times,” Goldsmith said. “I think it’s complete bulls**t that the Internet is making us dumber. I think the Internet is making us smarter. There’s this new morality built around guilt and shame in the digital age.”

And shame on any student who tries to audit this class.

Diepkloof Woman in Shock After Lover Forgets Penis in Bed


Nobukhosi Ncube had the shock of her life when she found her lover’s penis on the bed.

Young+black+woman+shockAccording to, Nobukhosi’s live-in lover, Skhalazo Ndhlovu insisted on having sex in the dark throughout their relationship.

Nobukhosi said that the pain she experienced during intercourse was unbearable.

“The penis was too big and too strong. It was not like the penis of a human being,” she said.

“At night when we had sex I couldn’t see anything,” said Nobukhosi.

But nine months into their relationship, Nobukhosi went to make the bed one morning and found the big plastic penis between the sheets.

“I found out my boyfriend was a woman like me,” Nobukhosi said.

When asked for comment, Skhalazo said: “My girlfriend knew I’m a woman.”