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Top Viral Stories Of The Week - September 18th, 2015

From a father who was appalled by his 4th grade daughter's homework assignment to the wrong "Jeopardy!" answer that made the audience go wild, there was no shortage of attention-grabbing stories this week. In case you fell off the grid a bit, here are a few that made waves.

1. Father appalled at 4th grade daughter's homework assignment
A father in Raleigh is fuming after reviewing his 4th grader's homework assignment -- and finding some disturbing language.

According to WTVD, the child's teacher created scenarios and then asked a series of questions. In one scenario, the mom says she's going to kill her son after he broke a window with a baseball. Yes, it actually says 'I'm going to kill you, Tommy.'

The Wake County Public School System wouldn't comment on the language of the assignment -- they just explained that it was intended to teach children.

The father did his daddy duty and helped his daughter finish the assignment, but says he hopes it will not be used again in the future.

2. Gay server offended after receiving a different kind of 'tip'

Is the 20% tip worth it if it comes with unwanted preaching on the side? One Idaho server says "no."

Server Britton Weaver described his customers as extremely polite and generous, which is why he was so surprised when they left the following.

On the credit card receipt, the couple wrote "Straight" and left a religious pamphlet.

Britton says some co-workers were more upset about the incident than he was. He says he's used to the criticism.

3. Wrong 'Jeopardy!' answer makes crowd go wild

She may have lost the game, but she won the hearts of the Internet. Jeopardy contestant Talia Lavin bet all she had on a joke of an answer any "Saturday Night Live" fan would understand.

"What is the love ballad of Turd Ferguson?"

The category was Oscar nominated songs. Real life Alex Trebek read the cheeky response aloud and it was the best thing ever.

It's most likely the first time ever that Turd Ferguson was trending. Twitter didn't even exist when the "SNL" skit aired back in the 90s.

4. Humpback whale jumps out of water landing on kayakers

When observing wildlife, it's always a good idea to keep a safe distance. These kayakers got a little too close to one of the Humpback whales they were watching when it breached and landed on top of them.

One of the kayakers, Tom, a wildlife film director, recounted the experience, which he called quote "the most extraordinary thing to happen to me...We definitely understood how lucky we were, and were pretty confused."

That's a wrap on our weekly roundup of trending and viral stories. Check back next week for a new batch of stories you may have missed.

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4 trending stories you may have missed this week
A Palestinian man runs for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers following a demonstration in solidarity with protesters at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, during clashes in the West Bank town of al-Ram, north of Jerusalem, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters Tuesday in a third straight day of unrest at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
South Korean soldiers parachute down during the 65th Incheon Landing Operations Commemoration ceremony in waters off Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. Incheon is the coastal city where the United Nations Forces led by U.S. General Douglas MacArthur landed in September, 1950 just months after North Korea invaded the South. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
BMW CEO Harald Krueger collapses during the BMW presentation on the first press day of the Frankfurt Auto Show IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. The car show runs through Sept. 27. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
A man and two boys stand on a hillside and wait for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders to address supporters during a campaign rally at Prince William Fairground in Manassas, Va., Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Soldiers and police officers stand beside the border fence between Hungary and Serbia near Roszke, 180 kms southeast from Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Sept.14, 2015. (Balazs Mohai/MTI via AP)
A firefighter stands near a wildfire in Middletown, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. Two of California's fastest-burning wildfires in decades overtook several Northern California towns, killing at least one person and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
A sign hangs above an entryway to a home destroyed by fire Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Middletown, Calif. Two of California’s fastest-burning wildfires in decades overtook at several Northern California towns, destroying over a hundred homes and sending residents fleeing Sunday. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Spectators look at the players behind an image of the course at the 6th tee during the first round of the Evian Championship women's golf tournament in Evian, eastern France, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 14: Justice, one of four 6-week-old tiger cubs introduced at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, is seen at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on September 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
KILDARE, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 13: A racehorse exercises in the pool at the Irish Equine Aqua Centre on the Curragh on September 13, 2015 in Kildare, Ireland. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
ROSZKE, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 13: A young boy wraps up to keep warm as migrants wake up to a cold morning at the Hungarian border with Serbia on September 13, 2015 in Roszke, Hungary. A record number of 4,000 people crossed the Hungarian border with Serbia yesterday. Migrants are rushing to the border due to fears that the borders will soon close before the official closure of midnight on Monday, September 14th. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
ROSZKE, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 13: Migrants arrive at dawn at the Hungarian border with Serbia on September 13, 2015 in Roszke, Hungary. A record number of 4,000 people crossed the Hungarian border with Serbia yesterday. Migrants are rushing to the border due to fears that the borders will soon close before the official closure of midnight on Monday, September 14th. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
A firefighter douses flames from a backfire while battling the Butte fire near San Andreas, California on September 12, 2015. Wildfires have spread rapidly through northern California, destroying hundreds of homes, forcing thousands of people to flee and injuring four firefighters. AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)
POLIGNANO A MARE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 12: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Andy Jones of the USA dives from the 27.5 metre platform during the seeding round of the seventh stop of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, Polignano a Mare, Italy. (Photo by Romina Amato/Red Bull via Getty Images)
A worker looks at a chocolate factory destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Elsewhere, the Saudi-led coalition is pounding Yemen's Shiite rebels on the outskirts of the city of Marib in its push to retake the capital, Sanaa. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Students pray for rain in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Indonesia intensifies efforts to extinguish the forest fires that cause the haze, which blanketed parts of the archipelago and neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
Members of the Havana University of the Arts Orchestra rehearse ahead of Pope Francis' Mass at Revolution Square, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Pope Francis will visit Cuba from Sept. 19-22, before arriving in the United States, making him the third pontiff to visit the island nation. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
Thousands of Target employees wait for the start of Target's annual meeting in Minneapolis, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Target announced at the event Wednesday that it plans to open a futuristic store in the next 18 to 24 months that will serve as a laboratory for innovation. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
A Syrian refugee looks at Hungarian riot police from the Serbian side of the fence built by Hungarian authorities at the border between Serbia and Hungary, in Horgos, Serbia, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Events on the Serbia-Hungarian border where police tear-gassed crowds of migrants including women and children reveal âa dark side of the European character,â the chief of the International Rescue Committee said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
This picture taken by a drone shows the stranded migrants at the border station between Serbia and Hungary near Horgos, Serbia, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Small groups of migrants continued to sneak into Hungary on Wednesday, a day after the country sealed its border with Serbia and began arresting people trying to breach the razor-wire barrier, while a first group arrived in Croatia seeking another way into the European Union. (Istvan Ruzsa/MTI via AP)
People make their way through fields at the border between Serbia and Croatia near Tovarnik, Croatia, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. The first groups of migrants have started arriving in Croatia - a new entry point into the European Union after Hungary sealed off its border with Serbia with massive coils of barbed wire. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
A municipal worker sprays disinfectants on sewage water near a hospital to prevent mosquitoes from breeding in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. New Delhi has been hit by an outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease, dengue fever. Nearly 1,900 cases have been recorded in the city's hospitals. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A bird rests on a power line following a thundershower, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Hidalgo, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A Pakistani child plays with a sheep bought to be sacrificed on the upcoming Muslims' festival Eid-al-Adha, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Muslims all over the world celebrate the three-day festival Eid-al-Adha, by sacrificing sheep, goats, and cows to commemorate the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham to Christians and Jews) to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God's command. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16: High-wire artist Kane Petersen successfully walks a tightrope 300 metres above the ground at Eureka Skydeck on September 16, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. The walk was the highest tightrope walk ever attempted in the Southern Hemisphere. The stunt is to mark the arrival of the film 'The Walk' to Australian cinemas in October. The stunt saw Kane mimic the film's French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, who successfully walked between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
An injured vulture is treated at the VulPro Vulture Rehabilitation Centre in Hartebeepoortdam in the Magalisburg region on September 15, 2015. Confined to southern Africa, just under 4,000 breeding pairs of Cape Vultures remain in the wild, mostly in South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana. Unless conservation efforts are successful, Africa's largest vulture species may be facing eventual extinction. AFP PHOTO/MUJAHID SAFODIEN (Photo credit should read MUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images)
HANGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 15: (CHINA OUT) Tourists run to escape the Giant tidal Bore on Qiantang River near Qige village on September 15, 2015 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Renowned as the mighty silver dragon, the Qiantang Rive Tidal Bore is one of the world's largest tidal bores. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 15, 2015: Dan Thompson of San Pedro walks his dog 'Doc' through Point Fermin park after a rainstorm which left puddles along the way on SEPTEMBER 15, 2015. (Photo by Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
MIDDLETOWN, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: The ruins of a home that burned in the Valley Fire are seen on September 15, 2015 in Middletown, California. The 104-square-mile fire is only 15 percent contained and has destroyed 585 homes so far and hundreds of other structures. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - SEPTEMBER 15: A migrant waiting at Salzburg Hauptbahnhof railway station for available seats on trains to Germany rests on a cot in a shelter set up in the underground parking garage below the station on September 15, 2015 in Salzburg, Austria. Train connections between Germany and Austria have been disrupted by new border controls. German authorities have temporarily reinstated border controls along Germany's border to Austria and are conducting spot checks on arriving traffic. Germany is still accepting up to thousands of new migrants daily but has imposed border controls in order to crack down on smugglers and to better regulate the flow of arriving migrants, tens of thousands of whom arrived in Germany over the last few weeks. Meanwhile Hungary has sealed it new fence along its border to Serbia and is ferrying remaining migrants to its border with Austria. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
An Indian artist works on eco-friendly figures of Hindu God Lord Ganesh made with mud, jute and bamboo at a blue tarp-covered workshop on the outskirts of Hyderabad on September 15, 2015. The statues of eco-friendly clay Ganesh idols made with mud, jute and bamboo will reduce pollution during the Ganesh immersion. The popular eleven-day long Hindu religious festival, Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated from September 17-27 this year. AFP PHOTO / NOAH SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
SUMBAWA, WEST NUSA TENGGARA, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Nine-year old Jockey Syahrul rests inside their temporary tent after the races during the traditional horse races as part of Moyo festival on September 14, 2015 in Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Horse races known as Maen Jaran are part of culture for the people of Sumbawa where the horse has an important role in all aspects of their daily life, including transportation and culture. The horseback-racing tradition involves child jockeys aged 5-10 years riding bareback. For each race, the jockeys get paid around Rp.50.000 or US$5. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 14: In this handout from the Smithsonian's National Zoo, a giant panda cub is seen at Smithsonian's National Zoo September 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. According to the zoo, the cub now weighs 881.5 grams or 1.9 pounds. (Photo by Erika Bauer/Smithsonian's National Zoo via Getty Images)
A man searches for reusable material in the waters of the River Kuakhai polluted with offerings thrown by devotees after the immersion of idols of Hindu deities in Bhubaneswar, India, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. After worshipping them Hindu devotees immersed in the river several idols of deities Ganesh and Viswakarma marking the festivals Ganesh Chaturti and Viswakarma Puja. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
A worker prepares to fit a wooden arm onto a Christ statue during preparations of the altar where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in the Plaza of the Revolution, in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. When Francis arrives in Havana on Sept. 19, he'll find his church ministering to more Cubans than at any time since the 1959 revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
A cadaver dog swims through mud and debris during a search for the remaining victim of a flash flood Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in Hildale, Utah. The flood water swept away multiple vehicles in the Utah-Arizona border town, killing several people. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
NINGBO, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 16: (CHINA OUT) Fishing boats set off from Shipu port for fishing on September 16, 2015 in Ningbo, China. Thousands of fishing boats set sail for fishing after three and a half months fishing ban in the East China Sea. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - SEPTEMBER 16: The robes of Pope Francis are blown over his head by a gust of wind as he holds his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on September 16, 2015 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis on Wednesday appealed for prayers for his Apostolic Voyage to Cuba and to the United States, which begins on Saturday. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
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