1.) A town in Wisconsin thinks they know how to deal with childhood bullies - fine their parents. In Monona, Wisconsin, an anti-bullying ordinance has been passed and parents of repeat offenders can be ticketed by police and fined up to $114 the first time, and $177 for any other violations during the same year. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, before the first fine, parents would be warned that their children were on notice, and those who are really trying to deal with the behavior would not be ticketed. The ordinance also includes fines for the bullies themselves, as long as they're at least 12 years old, and it does include cyberbullying.
2.) An Oregon woman will contest a $160 dollar ticket she was issued for driving with her 9-pound dog on her lap. Diane Martin said she was driving with her husband and had the silky terrier, Barney, on her lap when she was pulled over in Beaverton by an officer who told her it was unsafe to have the dog on her lap while behind the wheel. She said, "I think it's ridiculous and 'Barney' does too. He likes to have fresh air once in awhile and he likes to look out the window, and by golly, if he needs to get on somebody's lap to do it, but it's not always my lap. I'm a safe driver. I abide by the rules.”
3.) American’s are the second most generous people in the world, at least when it comes to tipping on vacation. TripAdvisor just finished a survey of people from around the world about tipping while on vacation. 57% of American tourists regularly leave tips on vacation, second only to the Germans – 69% of Germans regularly tip on vacation. Russia is the only other country where more than half their tourists tip, at 53%. Italians are the stingiest tourists as only 23% of them regularly tip while on vacation.