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Submission + - Middle school issues ban on intentional flatulence ( 1

Talen317 writes: Camden middle school has banned "intentional" farting. Though how they can tell the difference between "intentional" and "accidental" flatulance I'm not sure, maybe they smell differently. -Ewwww One more reason to not become a middle school assistant pricipal.

So I wonder if this will hold up under constitutional scrutiny, it seems that "intentional" flatulance could be a form of freedom of expression. However, that freedom is already limited in the public schools, so the question really is if it was "intentional."

I wonder if they give kids with Tourette's syndrom detention for swearing in class or if they just make them go to a "special" school.
Maybe the only solution is to send the kids with uncontrollable flatulance to a "special" school. -Ewww another job you couldn't pay me enough to do.

From the article:

And while it's a natural bodily function, it seems some Camden-Rockport Middle School eighth-grade boys are taking it to new heights and making a game of seeing who can expel the loudest and grossest flatus.
"Strange, but true, thanks to a bunch of 8th grade boys, intentional farting has been banned from CRMS," the newsletter said. "It started out as a funny joke and eventually turned into a game. This is the first rule at CRMS that prevents the use of natural bodily functions. The penalty for intentional farting is a detention, so keep it to yourself!"


Submission + - Cruise Gone wild on Scientology (

vvk writes: "Several indoctrination videos were available on Google Video, on Sunday, and showcased on Gawker, before being removed by the person who had originally posted them. Yesterday, for a few hours, the clip of Tom Cruise discussing his beliefs as a Scientologist appeared on Youtube, and was republished by Radar and Defamer. That video is no longer available, most likely after the Church of Scientology sent in a copyright infringement notice. Gawker is now hosting a copy of the video; it's newsworthy; and we will not be removing it."

Submission + - Prince threatens to sue b3ta

chalkyj writes: "Prince is threatening to sue his fans for breach of copyright for using his image on fansites. So fire up Photoshop and give [him] something to complain about" was the parody image competition on until a few hours ago when Prince decided he would sue them too if they didn't remove all the images.

Apparently "fair use" isn't in Prince's vocabulary. I wonder if this will be seeing the Streisand effect here?
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Why You Feel Like Less of a Man Once You Marry

theodp writes: "Just in case you haven't picked up this month's Current Anthropology, it's official — getting married saps your testosterone. After measuring testosterone in 205 Ariaal men in Kenya, researchers found that those with one wife had lower levels of the hormone than unmarried men, and men with more than one wife had the lowest levels of all. 'Testosterone levels are lower among married men probably because they are investing less in mating effort,' said Peter Gray of the UNLV. Ball Finder, anyone?"

"Spock, did you see the looks on their faces?" "Yes, Captain, a sort of vacant contentment."