Welcome to the first Friday in June! We hope you’re celebrating by answering our June Question of the Month. . . .and enjoying the start to the weekend. So let’s see what crazy videos and news stories we’ve found while scouring this week’s news!
Archaeologists believe they’ve found the wreck of Blackbeard‘s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, off the North Carolina coast—and earlier this week, they recovered the first anchor from the wreckage and brought it out of the water. The anchor is 11 feet, 4 inches long with arms that are 7 feet, 7 inches across. It was probably the everyday anchor on the ship, used to anchor the ship in normal seas. There are two other anchors in the wreckage, both larger than the one recovered this week. They were likely used on special occasions, like during storms. The largest exhibit of artifacts from the shipwreck, which was discovered in 1996, will be shown starting June 11 at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Archaeologists hope to recover all the artifacts by the end of 2013. To learn more, go here.
Wearing saggy pants? Then, get off the bus.
Saggy pants have been made famous with the infamous “Pants on the Ground” song on “American Idol,” but now they’re back in the news. Apparently, the Ft. Worth Transportation Authority, AKA “The T,” has implemented a new policy that prohibits any passenger from boarding a bus with “saggy” pants. The T’s communications manager said the new rule is simply an extension of the bus system’s existing dress code, which has always required passengers to wear shoes and shirts. The buses now all have signs that read: “Pull ‘em up or find another ride.” It’s up to the bus driver’s discretion to decide if a passenger’s pants break the new rule. The first day the policy went into affect about 50 people were removed from the city’s buses. To learn more about this policy, check out this story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110603/od_nm/us_saggypants_texas.
Just for laughs
We can’t help it; this just made us laugh. Talk about an epic FAIL!