These new terms the professor's teaching us aren't Spanish, are they?
A Lexington, Ky., high school Spanish teacher was suspended with pay last month while the district probed allegations he showed the R-rated comedy "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" to his students, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
"The movie certainly wasn't in Spanish," Fayette County Public Schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall told the paper.
In the film, Steve Carell plays a 40-year-old single virgin named Andy whose friends try to help him gain sexual experience. The film earned an R rating for depicting drug use and pervasive, explicit and crude sexual content.
Deffendall told the Herald-Leader a complaint was reported to the district Jan. 24, the same day a letter was issued saying the professor's suspension was for up to 20 days while the incident was probed.
Deffendall didn't say whether a parent or student at Tates Creek High School made the complaint against the teacher, Fernando Del Pino.
But it wasn't hard to find parents outraged by the unwanted sex ed shown to kids — many of them freshmen.
"My concern is ... why is the Spanish teacher showing that kind of movie instead of teaching Spanish?" parent Steve Kundick told the Herald-Leader.
Kundick told the paper he hasn't watched the film, but was told "it is on the border of insanity to have that in the classroom."
One parent said he viewed the movie after hearing it was shown at the school — and was appalled in the first 30 minutes.
"It doesn't have to do with policy on movies; it is common sense," Rick Redmon told the Herald-Leader after his viewing.
Tates Creek 10th-grader Daynah Mansour said she met Del Pino when he substituted for her French teacher.
"I know that he is a good teacher, and I know that he would not risk his career over something like this if he knew that it would," she told the Herald-Leader.
— Thanks to Out There reader Paul C.
This New Tax Cracks Me Up
The taxman's a-comin', Mr. Crack Dealer.
Tennessee's "Crack Tax" brought in almost $2 million for the state in its first year, according to Knoxville's WBIR-TV News.
Under the illegal substances tax, which kicked off last January, dealers have to pay taxes on the sale of illegal drugs and alcohol.
They receive a government stamp when they pay — confidentially, of course.
The dealers are prosecuted not only for selling drugs, but also tax evasion, if cops catch them without the stamp.
The money generated by the "Crack Tax" all goes toward the state's anti-drug campaign.
— Thanks to Out There reader Amber B.
Charging Cars Really Knocks My Socks Off!
WITTENBERG, Wis. (AP) — Authorities had no trouble locating the suspect after getting a call about a pedestrian attacking two moving cars. He was the one with no clothes.
The Shawano County Sheriff's Department received a complaint Thursday morning after a woman driving on the Wittenberg-Birnamwood Townline Road encountered a naked man walking in the road.
As she drove around him, he charged the vehicle, hit the right fender and jumped on the hood, smashing the windshield and breaking off the passenger-side mirror, authorities said.
He slid off and was lying on the road but got up and charged a second vehicle as it approached, damaging its fender.
He then opened the door, climbed in the vehicle and sat down, authorities said.
Wittenberg Ambulance personnel got to the scene ahead of sheriff's deputies and had no trouble with the man, sheriff's Sgt. Staber Cook said.
The 42-year-old man, whose name was not released, was taken in for medical treatment, Cook said. The motorists were not injured.
— Thanks to Out There readers Derek H., Susan A. and Dawn S.
Hey, Nice Try There, Chubby
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man was rescued after spending six hours stuck in an oven's exhaust vent in a convenience store he was trying to burglarize, fire officials said.
Investigators said Lonnie Shields, 37, climbed into a small vent on the roof of the New City Mart around 2 a.m. Thursday and wasn't found until store employees arrived at about 8 a.m.
Shields, who faces charges of burglary of a structure, was treated at a nearby hospital and booked into Orange County Jail on $1,000 bond.
"He was banged up and crunched up and uncomfortable from being in that pipe for about six hours," Orlando fire chief Greg Hoggatt said.
— Thanks to Out There reader Linc G.
— Click in the photo box above to see a pic of one very stuck prowler.
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — A 6.5-foot saltwater crocodile leapt out of a roadside culvert and slammed into the side of a passing car, authorities said Thursday.
The crocodile died in the collision and was given to local Aborigines, who ate it, said Garry Lindner, crocodile management officer at the Kakadu National Park in northern Australia.
"It was probably startled and it just leaped in the wrong direction once it heard the vehicle coming," Lindner said. "The driver barely had time to respond and the [crocodile] become a road fatality."
Lindner said that at this time of year when northern Australia is drenched by monsoon rains it is common for crocodiles to move about looking for food and a place to bask.
The reptile was able to leap with "all four feet off the ground" because it was still young and agile, Lindner said.
Saltwater crocodiles can grow up to 23 feet in length.
The incident is the latest in a series of reports of drivers being confronted by crocodiles in Kakadu and has prompted calls for Northern Territory residents to watch for the reptiles when driving near waterways, particularly during the wet season.
— Thanks to Out There reader Alex K.
How Was Your Nap, Turkey?
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — It was a short flight, and Muhammet Ahmet Mursi slept almost the whole way. No leg room complaints. No cramped seats. No annoying intercom announcements.
Only the heat wasn't on and it started to get a little cold. Cold enough to make Mursi wake up. Cold enough to make him realize he was in the cargo hold. Cold enough that he screamed so loud the pilots heard him.
Mursi, a cargo worker in Saudi Arabia, fell asleep on the job Wednesday night as he loaded the suitcases of Muslim pilgrims from Turkey on a Turkish Airlines flight from the Saudi port city of Jeddah to the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir.
Mursi woke up somewhere over southeastern Turkey, television station NTV reported Thursday. He managed to make himself heard from among the boxes and suitcases he was stretched out on, prompting the pilots to pump him some hot air.
Wearing all orange and on a stretcher, Mursi was seen being taken from an airport in Diyarbakir, Turkey for medical treatment at a local hospital.
Yusuf Yagmur, a doctor, said Mursi was suffering from pneumonia.
"The patient was in a panic and he had pneumonia," Yagmur told Anatolia news agency. "His treatment will take a few days."
He will be returned to Saudi Arabia, probably on a seat, when his treatment is complete, NTV said.
Kyyaaaa! How Ya' Like That, Polly?
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Organizers of a vintage car rally have hired karate experts to protect vehicles from marauding native parrots, a media report said Friday.
Around 40 members of a local karate club have been enlisted to protect around 140 classic cars due to visit an alpine village near Mt. Cook on New Zealand's South Island on Sunday, the New Zealand Press Association reported.
The karate experts will protect the cars from Keas, sharp-beaked native parrots which have been known to damage vehicles in their search for shiny items, NZPA said.
Denis Callesen, manager of the nearby Hermitage Hotel, said bird lovers needn't be concerned that the karate experts would use martial arts moves on the parrots, which are a protected species. Their job would simply be to scare the birds away, he said.
Local wildlife ranger Ray Bellringer said the karate masters were unlikely to deter the Keas.
"They will fly around and laugh," he said.
The best method to prevent Keas from damaging vehicles was to squirt them with water pistols, he added.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Andrew Hard.
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