A 15-year-old girl won a talent search by "jumping" rope 100 times while seated (by raising her butt for each pass) (Keller, Texas).
Witnesses said a 39-year-old youth-league soccer coach rushed onto the field during a time-out and aggressively elbowed the other team's star player (an 11-year-old girl) in the stomach (but the league has specific penalties only for coaches who attack referees) (Mississauga, Ontario).
A 44-year-old man, angry that a check he was expecting didn't come, beat up the postal carrier (Shreveport, La.).
A catwalk collapsed at Aquarium of the Americas, sending 10 VIP visitors into a tank with 24 sharks (but which, fortunately, had just been fed and were docile) (New Orleans).
[Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 8-6-02] [New York Post, 8-7-02] [Mississauga News, 8-2-02] [WWLTV.com-AP, 8-1-02] [Times-Picayune, 8-8-02]
Those who are tardy get no fruit cup!