Attendees at Long Beach Comic-Con  dress as the popular superhero Batman. The superhero joined a protest in Times Square opposing regulations for costume characters (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
Attendees at Long Beach Comic-Con dress as the popular superhero Batman. A man dressed as the superhero joined protesters in Times Square opposing regulations for costume characters. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

From Batman and the Joker joining a protest, to travelers getting fined for leaving bad reviews, here’s this week’s five crazy headlines!

  1. ‘Normal Barbie’ doll comes with acne, cellulite, freckles

In an effort to combat negative body images in the media, graphic designer Nickolay Lamm decided to create an “average” Barbie-type doll.

Named “Lammily,” the doll has the features of an average 19-year-old woman, including stick-on accessories like acne and freckles.

The doll will be ready to ship from Lamm’s website Nov. 28.

Source: WKRN Nashville

  1. Homeless man tried to rob bank to escape cold

Rodney Cameron, a 58-year old homeless man, allegedly attempted to rob an Orlando bank last week to escape the cold, police said.

Cameron asked for nearly $1,000 in cash from the teller, and then waited for police to arrive to take him into, hopefully warm, custody.

He will likely face prison time.

Source: Click Orlando

  1. Batman & the Joker fight New York City Council over Times Square regulations

The caped crusader joined forces with his famous nemesis last week to protest Times Square regulations on costumed characters.

Jose Escalona Martinez, who dressed as Batman, and Keith Albahae, dressed as the Joker, joined a crowd of other famous characters in protest.

Proposed regulations would require them to wear name tags and go through a costly registration processes before they could perform on the streets of New York.

Source: NY Daily News

  1. Schoolboy threatened with suspension after making £14k selling crisps

Tommie Rose, a 15-year-old British youngster-turned-entrepreneur, made over 14,000 pounds (over $21,000) selling sweets to his classmates.

Accused of running a “black market” on sweet treats, Rose’s school threatened him with suspension since his sales apparently violate school regulations on healthy eating.

Rose, who even paid two classmates £5.50 a day to help him, said he was saving the money to pay for college tuition.

Source: ITV News

  1. British couple fined for giving hotel bad review on Trip Advisor

After an underwhelming stay at a northwest England hotel, Tony and Jan Jenkinson decided to write a bad review of the establishment.

A few days later, they discovered a 100 pound ($157) charge from the hotel, penalizing them for writing the review.

The Jenkinsons are fighting the charge. It turns out bad service costs more than good.

Source: Yahoo News

 

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