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Man Tries To Sell His Girlfriend On eBay And Is Surprised When People Actually Bid On Her
Happy Valentine's Day? What started out as a joke turned into something entirely different after UK resident Shaun Coles listed his long-time girlfriend Debbie Moran for sale on eBay and people actually bid on her. The highest bid was $1,181.00. More than 50 people bid on Moran, even though selling a person is obviously against the rules on eBay. The Daily Dot reports that Coles described Moran as an "old woman," and complained about her inability to do housework. The photo Coles used was as unflattering as his description; the picture has Moran sprawled on the couch in leggings checking the computer next to what seems to be a pile of trash. “In all seriousness, I wouldn’t sell her for anything,” Coles insisted on ITV. “Awww. He’s trying to redeem himself,” Moran said of her boyfriend of 6 years. Moran told ITV even though she “hated” the photo and was “a bit annoyed” at first, she realized that Coles “didn’t do it maliciously.” “It’s just a joke that got a bit out of hand.” (Yahoo)
OLYMPICS: Norway Leads Medal Count
After the first weekend of competition at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Norway is in first place with seven total medals.
After the first weekend of competition at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Norway is in first place with seven total medals -- two gold, one silver and four bronze.
In second place is the Netherlands with a total of four medals -- two gold, one silver and one bronze.
The United States also has four medals -- two gold, no silver and two bronze.
Both of the U.S. golds came in the new event of slopestyle snowboarding with Sage Kotesenburg taking the men's competition while Jamie Anderson took the women's.
The U.S. bronze medals came in the new team figure skating event and for Hannah Kearney in women's freestyle skiing moguls, which was viewed as a disappointment, since she was expected to make a run for the gold.
There was an even bigger disappointment -- Bode [pr: Bo-Dee] Miller not only failed to medal in the men's downhill, he came in eighth. (Yahoo)
Snow Days Don’t Negatively Affect Learning
According to a new study from Harvard University, snow days don’t negatively affect learning and not canceling school in bad weather is actually worse for students. When schools close because of the weather, they usually plan ahead and tack on extra days at the end of the school year. On the other hand, when school is not called off due to snow, large numbers of students don’t show up anyway – and those days aren’t made up. (CBS News)