Weird News

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May 11, 2017

Weird News

Teenager Carter Wilkerson has earned himself a year's supply of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's after breaking the record for the world's most retweeted Twitter post.

The 16 year old from Nevada who is now virally known as 'nugget guy' has been on a mission to gain 18 million retweets after the fast food company set him the challenge when he messaged Wendy's on the social media site to ask what it would take for them to grant his fried chicken wish.

Carter did not reach the set target but did get 3.6 million retweets which has enabled him to beat former record holder Ellen DeGeneres, who posted a famous selfie of her partying with her fellow A-list stars at the Oscars in 2014.

Carter appeared on Ellen's chat show to gain further support for his nugget plea, even though she was determined to stop him from breaking her record.

Revealing that he had achieved his goal to get the nuggets, Carter tweeted: "'We did it guys! Thanks to you're help and support we were able to raise $100k for @DTFA and beat @TheEllenShow record! Now let's get 18mil! (sic)"

The official Wendy's account also posted: "@carterjwm is now the most retweeted tweet of all-time. That's good for the nuggets, and $100k to @DTFA. Consider it done. #nuggsforcarter (sic)"

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A father took the drastic measure of sitting in his son's class to ensure he didn't misbehave during his lessons.

Bradley Howard, from North Texas, received multiple complaints from a teacher about his 17-year-old son, also named Bradley, and was fed up of being repeatedly told that his son was disruptive to others in the class for talking too much.

Bradley and his wife Denise warned their chatterbox son that they will sit in his class if the complaints continued and after receiving further critique about their teenage, Bradley decided to turn up to their son's physics lesson to keep an eye on him himself.

Elder Bradley told NBCDFW: "We didn't tell him anything.

"I was in the classroom sitting beside his chair when he walked in. He didn't see me at first. Then he was shocked.

"His classmates seemed to love it, but Bradley ... not so much."

A student turned up to her prom in a coffin. Megan Flaherty, 17, from New Jersey wore a stunning blue dress with her hair in an elegant updo to her junior prom, but decided to make a unique entrance by turning up in a wooden box, a decision she made based on her dreams of becoming a funeral director.

The student was driven in the ceremony by a hearse, and carried out of the boot to be greeted by her prom date Stephen Caldwell.

She told NJ.com: "I made sure my prom date was OK with it.

"I don't think they were really processing it. I'm a quiet person in school, so people didn't expect it."

And speaking about backlash she received for her decision, she

added: "Anything people do these days, people judge it.