Wacky TEENs

Tuesday, March 09, 2010    

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Wonder Twins

London, England - Paula and Peter Imafidon are British twins born to Nigerian immigrants dubbed 'The Wonder Twins' due to their amazing intellect. Paula and Peter are to become the youngest students in Britain's history to enter a secondary school at the age of nine.

The twins set a world record at the age of seven when they became the youngest students to pass the A/AS level examinations in mathematics. A year later they became the youngest students ever to pass the University of Cambridge's Advanced Mathematics paper by obtaining D grades respectively.

Paula and Peter aren't the only child prodigies to be raised by their parents Chris and Ann Imafidon. Their sister Christiana, now 17, at the age of 11 became the youngest schoolgirl to begin her undergraduate studies at a British university. Another sister Samantha, now 12, passed two GCEs in mathematics and statistics at the age of six and their eldest sister Anne-Marie, now 20, at the age of 13 became the youngest schoolgirl to pass A-level computing.

Paula Imafidon wants to become a mathematics teacher and her brother Peter wants to be become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Real wrestling

Gujarat, India -In Ahmadabad in the Gujarat state of India, a 17-year-old boy duped and abducted his friend so that he could demand Rs 5 lakh ransom. In the end, he choked Lokesh Dadwani (17) to death by shoving his elbow in his throat -- in true WWE style. The boy, who was arrested on Tuesday, told police that he and Lokesh had plotted the kidnapping to get the money from his father. "He is an avid fan of the wrestling shown on TV," said a police officer. Police, however, said Lokesh's family didn't get any ransom.

Distracted driver

New Zealand - A TEENager who flashed her breasts at passing cars has ended up in hospital after a distracted driver ran into her. New Zealander Cherelle May Dudfield, 18, pleaded guilty to the charge of disorderly behaviour when she appeared in Invercargill District Court. Dudfield, egged on by her friends, was flashing passing motorists from a traffic island in the middle of a four-lane road in the southern city of Invercargill. The alcohol-fuelled prank went awry when one of the vehicles crashed into her as she tried to run to the side of the road, police Inspector Olaf Jensen said.

Break dancing

Cheektowaga, NY - Police said they've arrested a TEENager who caused thousands of dollars in damage to a western New York home's hardwood floor by break dancing on it while wearing a large diamond belt buckle. Erie County Sheriff Timothy B Howard said the 18-year-old apparently was intoxicated when he arrived at a house party held by the victim's daughters in Elma, a small town just east of Buffalo. He said when the TEEN repeatedly tried to break dance he gouged the floor and caused about $3,000 worth of damage.

Cow abortion - WILLIAMSBURG, Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania man is in jail on charges he tried to kill the foetus of a 17-year-old girl by helping two TEENage boys put an abortion-inducing cow hormone into her drink. Forty-six-year-old Jonathan Imler, of Williamsburg, was charged and jailed in Blair County on Tuesday. Police say the girl's 16-year-old boyfriend, who is the father of the child; another 17-year-old boy and Imler stole the hormone Prostamate from a farm. The 17-year-old allegedly put a drop of it in the girl's Gatorade in March 2008.The girl's mother said a friend told her daughter about the drink's contents later that day and the police say they plan to charge the boys. The girl has since given birth. Her mother says the hormone apparently didn't harm the baby.

-- Ian Williams

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