4 trending stories you may have missed this week
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 assignmentA 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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