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Via: Standard
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Welcome to Utah, where creativity is a crime.

Jeremy Trentelman recently built his 3-year-old son an epic fort made out of cardboard boxes. The castle-like structure was erected on his front lawn, and apparently the city thought it was just a piece of garbage.

A few days later, an Ogden City official posted a notice on his door saying that the fort needed to be removed within 15 days or else he would be forced to pay a $125 fine. According to the city, it violated Code 12-4-2, which prohibits waste material or junk on your lawn.

Trentelman posted a photo of the notice to Facebook along with a message expressing his outrage.

“Are you freakin’ kidding me?” he wrote. “‘Waste materials or junk’ it says… what about totally awesome fun zone. What a joke!”

His story has since spread online, and he’s been inviting strangers to come over to his house and check it out while it’s still there.

“Hey everyone, I’m home for the rest of the day,” he wrote. “Anyone wanna come play in the box fort?”

After the news broke, someone also created a Facebook page so people should show their support and build forts of their own in protest.

Calling on all the citizens of Ogden to stand in solidarity with Jeremy Trentelman by building cardboard forts in all the front yards throughout the entire city of Ogden.

The moral of the story: Stick to your iPad’s and video games, kids, and don’t even think about recycling. That stuff belongs in the trash.

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That looks safe.

A family in Florida was caught on camera putting their kids in a car trunk last week at a parking lot outside CiCi’s Pizza.

One of the customers in the restaurant captured the whole thing on video, in which you can see them children climb in like a can of sardines and lay down next to each other on their backs.

“We’re about to get shot,” says the woman filming, as she laughs at the scene.

According to witnesses, a few of the adults in the group went back into the pizza restaurant to threaten the woman.

The customers said they were too scared so no one called the police, and the Department of Children and Families has since launched an investigation.

The group also told CBS that it’s better to call authorities about an incident like this rather than shooting video and posting it to YouTube.

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Kids, baseball bats and video cameras are never a good mix for anyone involved, and this new video is no exception.

In the clip, aptly titled “Sorry Dad,” a father is pitching the ball to his son on their front lawn.

He’s also trying to film the whole thing at the same time, which turned out to be a very poor decision.

Bad for him, entertaining for us.

Honestly, what did he expect would happen here?

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There have been a lot of extremely angry people caught on camera doing crazy things lately. What is going on?

This guy didn’t like the way the man shooting the video was driving, so in a rather extreme display of road rage, he got out of his car to let him know how he feels.

He tells him he has a kid in his car and that he is not a fan of being video taped. Maybe he was just pissed that he was filming vertically, who knows.

“Is that all?” asks the man behind the camera.

No, that was not all. He then lets his fist do the talking.

There’s a chance it could be fake, as with anything on YouTube, but looks pretty real. Let’s add him to our list of folks who could use some anger management including Ferry Terminal Freakout Lady,McDonald’s McMeltdown Guy, Dollar Store Kid and the most recent Walmart Tax Worker Takedown.

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Via: A-1 Kutz
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Forget grounding your kid. Shaming your little troublemaker by making him look like George Costanza is the new hot trend in parenting.

The A-1 Kutz Barbershop & Salon in Snellville, Georgia has a unique (free) service called the "Benjamin Button Special," in which they will shave your child's head so he resembles a balding old man.

The owner of the shop, Russell Fredrick (aka "Rusty Fred") recently posted the picture on Instagram and Facebook, and it has since gotten a lot of attention online including an article in The Washington Post and video interviews with Fox 5 and Good Morning America.

He says the punishment should only be used as a last resort.

"I hope that most people won't have to do this unless it's an extreme circumstances and nothing else is working," Fredrick said. "First, you talk or implement your restrictions. But when the conventional ways don't work these days, you have to get creative."

He later posted an update about the kid in the photo above who was brought in by his mother for acting up in school.

"Welp…pic went so hard over the Internet @rusty_fred had to fix it today," he wrote. "But lil man says he's learned his lesson and he doesn't want them kinda problems again."

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YouTube personalities Austin and Aaron Rhodes (aka “The Rhodes Bros“) decided to finally come out of the closet to their family and friends in 2015.

In this heartwarming video they call up their father, and tell him they are gay for the very first time.

There’s a lot of stalling and a lot of tears before they finally build up the courage to do it, but when it’s all said and done, he is very supportive.

“You know I love you both,” he says. “That’ll never change.”

The brothers said afterwards that they had never been so nervous in their life, but now feel a huge weight has been lifted off of their shoulders.

“We hope by our actions today you can finish watching this video feeling encouraged and inspired,” they write to their viewers.

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It's like "Supermarket Sweep," but where you just run through the aisles knocking everything down, and no one wins.

This kid was caught on video casually tearing apart a dollar store, pushing over displays and tossing products to the floor.

Why? Maybe the "Evil Stick" told him to do it.

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