I’ll be on WPR for the Week In Review with host Joy Cardin tomorrow. Tune in!
Breakups can be painful. But on the bright side, they can lead to some creative revenge schemes. To wit: A spurned New Zealand woman sold the secret locations to her ex-boyfriend’s favorite fishing spots, netting $3,000, which she then spent on herself.
The drama went down in January of 2012 but is just now getting wide pickup on the Web. New Zealand’s Stuff magazine reports that the unnamed ex had entrusted Angela Potter with the locations to his secret fishing holes. But once the fella hightailed it for Australia without much notice, Potter auctioned the information on the Web. She expected just a few hits, but instead got nearly 90,000.
Nevaeh Atkins was going to be born soon enough. She just wanted a helping hand, evidently.
She got one from her doctor, as seen in a photo snapped Oct. 9 by her father just before her birth via C-section.
In the photo, Nevaeh grips Dr. Allan Sawyer’s hand even before emerging from her mother’s womb.
“I just thought right away that it was a beautiful, amazing photo that I had never seen before,” Nevaeh’s mother, Alicia Atkins, told ABCNews.com. “I knew it was special right away.
A 15-year-old is suing the Icelandic state for the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother. The problem? Blaer, which means “light breeze” in Icelandic, is not on a list approved by the government.
Like a handful of other countries, including Germany and Denmark, Iceland has official rules about what a baby can be named. In a country comfortable with a firm state role, most people don’t question the Personal Names Register, a list of 1,712 male names and 1,853 female names that fit Icelandic grammar and pronunciation rules and that officials maintain will protect children from embarrassment. Parents can take from the list or apply to a special committee that has the power to say yea or nay.
In Blaer’s case, her mother said she learned the name wasn’t on the register only after the priest who baptized the child later informed her he had mistakenly allowed it.