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.
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.
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.
Before you go, take a look through our photos of the week:
Photos of the week for 9/18
4 trending stories you may have missed this week
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)
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)
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)