3 most read stories on bbc.com this morning (Dec 10)

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    I wonder how they're all connected (or not *cringe*)?
     
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    It's always nice to see the higher standard the BBC holds itself to in action...
     
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    Just wondering why a 14-year old mother is still newsworthy in the UK. It seems to be becoming the norm in some areas :confused:
     
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    Not for a girl apparently :D

    I think Caleb was possibly what she was aiming for. Maybe if she'd finished her GCSEs first she might have know that :p
     
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    Well she passed her GCSE's a year early at 15, that is fairly impressive.
     
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    Nobody made a big deal when I did it!! :D

    Mind you, I didn't have a gender-misnamed baby in tow did I? :eek:
     
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    My name is a girl's name too.
     
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    Seeing as most pregnant 15 year olds live of the state it is impressive. (Though given our great sex education its probably fair enough.)
     
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    That's a nice name, and it doesn't really sound feminine.
     
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    And yet that site tends to show it as a boy's name. Look at the sports card on the first page and the list on the world popularity page.
     
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    haha 'penis'!
     
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    Ohhhh I get it!

    Preggers at 13, mom at 14, GCSE's at 15, and afterwards got stuck in a toilet for a few days. Meanwhile, the father, disgusted at his failure at life, cuts off his penis so to cut himself off from further contaminating the gene pool.

    Discuss.
     
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    ^^^^
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Thanks that made my day! :D
    Now I should go back to doing history and biology instead of posting on MR. :eek:
     
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    Most read, not most recommended by BBC staff. This is the standard set by BBC readers.
     
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    Says something about the jobless scum who read that kind of stuff, oh wait.... :rolleyes:
     
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    The penis article is actually from quite a while ago. Not sure why it has been resurrected, as it were
     
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    Maybe the 13 year old girl got pregnant because she was at the restaurant when the crazy man cut off his own penis, and then the penis flew out of the man's hands and it got stuck in an orifice somewhere when the young girl bent over to pick up her napkin off the floor. [/crazy]
     
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    Possibly because despite that, she appears to be relatively level-headed, accepting of her responsibilities and doing her utmost not to become a burden on the state along with another of the teenage mums mentioned in the comments.

    Those top read stories do give an odd sense of what people read on the bbc website - I suspect it's because only the quirky ones get mailed around and then once they appear on the top 5 list, people keep reading them. There's also apparently a game where people try to get an old story re-added to the top 5 since then it becomes self-perpetuating as people kept clicking it.

    The getting stuck in the loo is odd though - did no-one else go for 4 days? Surely not cleaning the place until 4 days later means that it's harder than if the dirt/glasses is fresh? Just too weird for words.
     
  22. mirffy macrumors member

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    Is it just me, or does "Kizzy" sound more unusual than "Kaylib" (as a misspelled Caleb).

    Gran: Kerry
    Mother: Kizzy
    Daughter: Kaylib

    Probably the repeated "K"-Theme was the reason why she went for "Kaylib" *shudder* I've always wondered, why people go with those same letters.

    But you've got to give them credit. At least those names are better than 4Real or @!
     
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    Hey, I re...

    Oh, I see what you did thar.
     
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    I SEA you
     
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    Hey, that sounds feasible.

    A guy was stuck in a toilet for 4 days, so when he finally got out he crazily cut off his penis so he would never have to go again, but when he did, it slipped out of his bloodied hands and into... fatherhood.

    Wow, now it's written down, I don't know how we didn't see it before...
     

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