The iconic feline toy got a a free ride to space thanks to 7th grader, Lauren Rojas. According to the video description, Rojas built Hello Kitty’s aircraft for a science project and decked it out with Go Pro cameras and sensors to detect temperature, elevation and pressure.
I must admit that this is pretty impressive, even in the event it was all Dad’s creation. Maybe it’s just me, but most middle schoolers probably would’ve made vinegar and baking soda volcanoes.
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Bubble blowing has advanced in recent years, and while to you a pink Hello Kitty Bubble Gun might seem like a fun and harmless toy, to the administration at Mount Carmel Area Elementary School in Pennsylvania, it’s a weapon. So when one little girl who owned the toy pointed it at another student and said she was “going to kill her,” their logical solution was to suspend her from school for 10 days for “making a terrorist threat.”
Thankfully someone realized that the kindergartener was probably not trying to make a terrorist threat, and shortened her suspension to two days. She does, however, have to complete a psychiatric evaluation before returning to class. All of this leaves me with one question: What ever happened to time out?
Apparently, crazy administration is a theme this week as this story comes on the heels of news that a Montreal student was expelled for “unprofessional conduct” after finding a bug in his college’s computer system. Shouldn’t they have said thank you?
So, I’m going to go ahead and add this cat cafe that Katy Perry visits in her new film Katy Perry: Part of Me to my bucket list. While in Tokyo, Perry actually PAID to have a tea party with a bunch of costumed cats sitting and running around cupcake shaped beds.
While some people (ahem, Kimmel) don’t understand the draw of cat tea parties Perry’s obsession with Japanese culture goes WAY BACK. “I’m obsessed with Japanese people,” Perry told Jimmy Kimmel.
After her usually-angelic teenage sister was banished from her family home for stealing lingerie from Macy’s, Perry’s parents accepted Japanese exchange students to live in her sister’s room for a couple months.
“I was just like AHH! Everything is Hello Kitty and it’s perfect and it’s clean and you eat with sticks!!” (I add the extra exclamation marks because of her pure excitement.) “She brought me these Hello Kitty chopsticks and I still haven’t opened them and I was like 13. I will always and forever have them.”
Fast forward more than a decade and Perry is basically an anime character who wears Hello Kitty dresses and visits quirky cat cafes with her besties. What’s not to love?
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