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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Feb 12, 2013 -- 9:32am

 

TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .

    FOX News producers, who ran a photo of a bride and groom kissing in a story about traditional marriage, but didn't realize the couple was in fact two lesbians. The photo was an AP photo that was most recently used in a Huffington Post article about romance from around the world. The FOX News article about traditional gender roles in marriage failed to notice that it was a same-sex couple, Lela McArthur and Stephanie Figarelle, from Anchorage, Alaska.

AND THEN THERE'S .....

    A 58-year-old convict in Sri Lanka, who tried to hide his cell phone during a search of his cell, but was caught when guards heard ring tones coming from his rear-end. Unfortunately for him, the phone rang at the wrong time and guards knew he had a phone stuffed up his butt. The man had the phone removed at a local hospital and was returned back to prison two days later.

OR HOW 'BOUT .....

    Eric William Weeks, 36, who apparently forgot that while you are in jail your mail and phone calls are monitored. Weeks did not want his family to testify against him at his child molestation trial, so he tried to hire someone to set fire to his home with his family inside. Police read his letter containing a map showing the floor plan of his home with instructions. When he called the person he mailed the map to and confirmed his scheme, police were listening on the other end and arrested him, again.

OKAY, ONE MORE .....

    Administrators at Utah Valley University, whose clerical error sent 300 high school seniors a letter saying they were eligible for a full tuition award worth $4,122 a year. A university spokesperson said, "This is an extremely rare occurrence, but due to an unfortunate, technical glitch in our system, some individuals received scholarship offer letters who did not qualify for a scholarship." The too-good-to-be-true offer was just that and the mistake disappointed hundreds of parents and students.

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