Fla. students walk on water for class assignment
Students from Florida International University have been walking on water for a class assignment.
To do it, they wear water shoes that they created.
The students had to make it to the other side of a 175-foot lake on campus Thursday while wearing the aquatic shoes in order to earn an “A” on the assignment.
Alex Quinones was the first to do so in just over a minute, earning himself $500 and major bragging rights.
A total of 79 students competed in the race.
Architecture professor Jaime Canaves says the annual race is a lesson in life as well as architecture.
He says he wants to show his students that as long as they research and test their work, anything is possible — even “walking on water.”
Pa. officer losing his head over poster vandalism
A northwestern Pennsylvania police officer who moonlights as a professional wrestler is losing his head in a case of poster vandalism.
No, Titusville Officer Aaron Madden isn’t terribly upset — even though his head has been torn off a life-size poster of him posing as his rasslin’ alter ego, Luscious Rocky Reynolds.
Madden posed for the picture as part of a local United Way campaign.
His head has been torn off three times in the several weeks since it’s been posted on the side of a building in Titusville, about 80 miles north of Pittsburgh.
The Titusville Herald says the last time it happened, a man seen on surveillance video was ticketed for criminal mischief.
Madden says he doesn’t know — and has never arrested — the suspect, who tells police it was a “drunken prank.”
Truck hauling chicken burns in town of Chili, NY
Officials say a truck carrying nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen chicken went up in flames on its way to a supermarket in the New York town of Chili.
Fire officials tell the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that the truck was hauling chicken from Mississippi to the Wegmans Distribution Center just southwest of Rochester.
The truck driver wasn’t injured.
Part of the highway was closed early Friday while crews cleaned up.