Outrage of the Day: Utah City Orders Takedown of Kid’s Cardboard Fort

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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.

Everything Went Off Without a Hitch for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, Except for All the Pee

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Things were rough at the opening game for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The stadium began a massive renovation project, but due to inclimate weather this past winter progress has been minimal. Despite all this, the Cubs insisted their field was prepared for opening day.

Cut to this weekend, where only two of the men's rooms in the entire stadium were functional. Literally thousands of fans waited in line for as long as an hour to take a leak, leading many to pee in cups, or make liquid graffiti of their names on the wall like children. Food shortages meant that many fans were left with nothing but french fries to snack on as the game progressed. 

The Cubs ended up losing their game 3-0 against the St. Louis Cardinals

Typo of the Day: BBC News Reports on the Large ‘Hardon’ Collider

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Someone got a little too excited about the Large Hadron Collider restarting this past weekend.

“The most powerful particle accelerator in the world” is back in operation after two years of maintenance, and the BBC had a minor, yet unfortunate typo in their report on the device.

The lower third at the beginning of their segment accidentally read “Hardon” instead of “Hadron.”

A simple mistake, but of course the Internet was not going to let that one pass without having a good laugh at their expense.

And the LHC’s work is sexy enough as is without being compared to a penis.

Back in 2012, it was famously used to discover the Higgs boson particle. This time around they’ll be using the atom smasher (at double its previous energy levels) to research exotic particles, dark matter, supersymmetry, extra dimensions, antimatter and Quark–gluon plasma.