–Kansas University just fired football coach Charlie Weis. He was also fired from Notre Dame a few years ago. So his combined severance in 2015 will be $4.6 million, making him one of the highest paid coaches . . . even though he’s not coaching. Not bad NO WORK if you can get it!
–A 26-year-old stripper got NAKED in a luxury box at the Australian football championship on Saturday, and everyone could see her through the glass walls. She said she did it because she lost a bet . . . the people who own the box say they didn’t hire her. She was kicked out, then arrested when she fought the cops.
–Three parents in Ohio left their children home alone a few weeks ago . . . so they could go tailgate at a Cleveland Browns game. The five kids were all between seven and 10 years old, and called 911 when they got into a fight. All three parents were cited for child endangerment. At least they didn’t ask Adrian Petersen to watch the kids!
51 years ago . . . In 1963, Houston rookie JOHN PACIOREK hit three singles in his first Major League Baseball game. He injured his back and never played again . . . becoming the first player to end his career batting “a thousand” (1.000).
42 years ago . . . In 1972, ROBERTO CLEMENTE got his 3,000th and last hit for the Pittsburgh Pirates. (He was killed in a plane crash three months later, on New Year’s Eve.)
Two Identical Twins Run a YouTube Channel Called JacksGap
Here’s another YouTube channel that’s huge because of your kids . . . but you’ve never heard of it.
Two identical twin brothers in London named JACK and FINN HARRIES run a YouTube page called JacksGap. And they’re a great example of how a YouTube channel can lead to a full-on CAREER.
It originally started with Jack posting videos of himself traveling during his “gap year” after high school. Then his brother joined in, and they now have 3.8 MILLION subscribers . . . partly because teenage girls LOVE them.
One of their most popular videos was last year, when they turned a room of their apartment into a giant BALL PITT, like the ones at Chuck E Cheese. (To check it out, just search for “The Bedroom Ball Pit.”)
Then about a week-and-a-half ago, they announced that someone at Skype saw one of their recent videos, and hired them to make a series of documentaries.
They’re doing three short films about three different women who are all, quote, “empowered through technology to do what they’re passionate about.” The first one comes out next month.
(You can learn more about it by watching their announcement video here.)
THE TOP SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT VOLCANOES
With a volcano erupting in Japan and Mount St. Helens showing signs of reawakening, we thought it’d be a good time to look at The Top Surprising Facts About Volcanoes.
An erupting volcano can cause many hazards, but not as many as Amanda Bynes behind the wheel of a car.
Inactive volcanoes have a 75% higher chance of developing diabetes than active ones.
Active volcanoes are filled with a scorching, deadly liquid center, just like Hot Pockets.
If you built one for a science fair when you were a kid, congratulations on being overwhelmingly unoriginal.
The last time a volcano erupted in Mexico, hundreds of buildings crumbled, and the country descended into chaos and lawlessness. And there were also some pretty serious aftereffects from the volcano.