The Daily Wrap: August 20

It’s only Tuesday and this week is already shaping up for some memorable, crazy events. So grab a cup of your favorite type of coffee and read today’s top stories.

Fattest Man in The World Gets Help From Saudi King

Becoming the fattest man in the world is a dubious task; many people die before they can attain that goal, their hearts simply giving out from the weight. That’s why congratulations are in order for Khalid bin Mohsen Shaari of Saudi Arabia who weighs 1,345 pounds! The Guinness Book of World Records claims the heaviest living person title was held by Manuel Uribe of Mexico who weighed 1,235 pounds- so it looks like Shaari is now the big man on campus. News of his tremendous weight prompted Saudi King Abdullah to help the young man shed some pounds, ordering that he be transferred to a facility in the nation’s capital where he will undergo dietary programs.


Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Page Hacked
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An unemployed computer researcher, Khalil Shreateh broke the privacy settings of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and posted a message directly to his Facebook Page. Shreateh says that he tried contacting the Facebook security team but they did not take his security concerns seriously enough. In order to demonstrate the flaw in their system he posted a message to Zuck’s page saying “First, sorry for breaking your privacy and post(ing) to your wall…. A couple days ago I discovered a serious Facebook exploit that allow users to post to timeline while they are not in friend list.” While Facebook has a program to financially reward those who are able to find and report system flaws, Shreateh won’t qualify since he broke the social network’s terms of use to do so.


Royal Baby Family Portrait Leaked
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With what has to be the goofiest looking royal dog by their side, photos of Prince William, Kate Middleton and baby Prince George were leaked a day before they were to be officially released. While Kate is radiant and Prince George is peacefully resting, Lupo the dog refused to look at the camera. Come on Lupo! Don’t you know you’re part of the royal family! Suck in that tongue and sit proper! Bad Lupo!


4 Year Old Town Mayor
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Do you think the politicians in your town act like children? If you live in the town of Dorset, Minnesota you would be one hundred percent correct. Residents in the tiny community of 22 to 28 people have elected 4 Year Old Robert “Bobby” Tufts as the towns’ mayor.  Dorset has no official government and the mayoral election actually takes place during the annual Taste of Dorset festival. Anyone can vote as many times as they want for $1 a vote… seems like election fraud!

Actor Lee Thompson Young Commits Suicide
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Lee Thompson, star of Friday Night Lights and Disney’s The Famous Jett Jackson committed suicide at the age of 29. After Young failed to show up on the set of TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles Monday morning, crew called his landlord to check on him. The landlord opened Young’s apartment where his body was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.