Birds are truly amazing animals. For a long time, us humans have watched birds as they've ruled the skies, wishing that we, too, could someday possess the powers of flight for ourselves. How exhilarating would it be to glide through the air without having to worry about coming back down? To be able to float around in the sky for hours and forget all the worries of the surface world?


It would be fantastic, and birds are interesting for plenty more reasons than their flight capabilities. There are more than 9,000 recorded different species of birds in the world, and as we explore more uncharted regions that number only continues to rise. Birds can be found anywhere, inhabiting the snowy tundras of Antarctica as well as Africa's barren deserts.

Wherever you go in the world, you'll find different species of birds that vary in highly unique ways from each other. Some birds, like parrots, have the ability to talk, while owls and hawks make for excellent predators with their enhanced senses and arsenal of natural weapons. Birds are just plain cool looking, too, especially when they perform particularly exciting acrobatic feats.


Some birds, like cardinals, are beautiful and have coloration in their feathers that's rarely found elsewhere in nature. Some birds are more suited to the water than the sky, swans swimming about gracefully while baby ducklings wobble about in a hilarious manner. Other birds call neither the skies nor the water home, such as the extinct dodo bird or the flamingo.


And have you ever seen a kiwi? Those things are crazy! They have this long, thin beak, sort of like a mosquito's tail, but their bodies are round and odd-looking. And they're called kiwis. How much more do you want out of your animal? Birds are also important to keeping natural cycles in balance by feeding on insects or other, larger critters to keep the ground-dwelling population free of pests.

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Up next we'll take a look at some cool facts about birds you definitely haven't heard before.

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Even though animal birth defects are technically abnormal and may somehow impact the animal negatively, some of them can be pretty cool or useful. We've all seen pictures of critters born with two heads, or an extra leg, or maybe with a strange coloration before. In humans, birth defects are the number one cause for infant mortality, but they can add to the charm an animal has.


Defects can affect any organ system or part of an animal's body. Breeders especially try to weed out any odd characteristics a potential pet or show animal might have. Some abnormalities might only have a slight affect on the animal, or lessen over time until they're not really an issue, which is always a good thing. Some, however, have negative consequences that can't be cured.

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The thing is, getting a pet checked for potential birth defects is really the only way to ascertain whether or not there's anything wrong with them. Some defects are internal or develop over time, so aren't immediately apparent. Usually, these are the defects with the worst possible repercussions. But checking your dog or cat for defects can be both painful and pricey.

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If you're worried that your pet might have a defect, or want to make sure that he or she doesn't, you should first seek a veterinarian's advice. If your puppy's having medical issues, those may be resolved more easily than a check. The only real defects you can be sure of are physical ones; maybe your cat's tail's too short or she has oddly-colored fur.

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Internal issues usually can't be noticed until the animal has already started developing symptoms and will need treatment to get better. Some defects can take weeks or months to show up, which is why it may be a safer bet to get a dog or cat than a puppy or kitten. It's also important to know your pet's family; if your cat's mother or father had bad teeth, for example, there's a good chance your little guy could've inherited them.

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Keep reading as we learn more about these mammalian mutations!

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Breakups are hard, especially if you were in love. When your partner—or you—decide to end a relationship, the resulting fallout is among the scariest and most painful things a human can experience. The pain—scientifically speaking—is very real.


That means you need to be absolutely sure you want to end a relationship—otherwise, the pain isn’t worth it. Ask yourself important questions like, “Am I jumping to conclusions?” before making any decision. A common mistake people make is thinking their spouse is the one and only obstacle to their happiness. This is usually an exaggeration and psychologists recommend you slow down and think it through.

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Another thing you should consider is your own standard. Is it too high? You might expect waaay too much from your spouse. You have to remember, your spouse is still human, and nobody’s perfect. Everyone knows Prince Charming doesn’t exist. Take some time to consider the reality of your relationship. They might be forgetful or are losing their looks, but they probably have some great qualities you don’t even consider.


Of course, sometimes relationships are just bad, and ending them is the correct approach. However, how you decide to cut the cord is very important. Just leaving them a text or Facebook message is very mean and disrespectful. The proper way to do it is in person, at a safe place. You have to clear about your feelings and intentions. This won’t make the breakup easy, but it will make it easier, for both of you.

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And then, there’s relationships you absolutely do not care one iota about, relationships you want to end as quickly as possible. These relationships tend to shallow and sometimes toxic, and the person you’re breaking up with doesn’t matter to you one bit. If that’s the dilemma in your current love life, Twitter’s got your back with #NiceWaysToDumpSomeone.


Keep reading to find out about Twitter’s hilarious—and possibly ill-advised—relationship advice

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Sometimes, there's no greater bond than that which exists between siblings. Brothers and sisters grow up together, witnessing each other come into maturity at different times and using that as a learning experience. Through this, a tight relationship is formed in which a set of siblings care about and love each other a ridiculous amount.

One interesting fact is that children will spend more time overall with their siblings than their friends, parents, teachers or by themselves. According to, by the time children reach the age of 11, they spend about a third of all their free time with their siblings. And even as they get busy with their own lives, siblings will spend between 11 and 17 hours a week in one another's company.

Siblings do, however, fight a lot, especially if they're between the ages of 3 and 7. Oftentimes, conflicts develop much more easily between children than between adults, and in the case of brothers and sisters duking it out conflicts can take place 3.5 times an hour. Sometimes, younger kids will fight with each other every 10 minutes.

Having a sibling of the opposite sex can be both a good or bad thing, depending on how you look at it. From one standpoint, it helps the sibling to more easily engage in conversation with members of the opposite sex because they have some background. From the other, it encourages boys and girls to adhere to gender norms.

Eventually, children will want to do something to make themselves different or stand out from their sibling. If the siblings are of opposite gender, then, boys are more likely to act like typical boys and girls are more likely to act like typical girls. Boys will seek out sports or other traditional masculine endeavors while girls will turn to beautification as a way of expressing different interests.

Still, the bonds between siblings can never be broken and must always be remembered. Keep reading to hear how one brother protected his sister from a dangerous pervert.

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We all know that Cards Against Humanity is one of the most fun party games on the market right now. You can insult your friends in a hilarious take on Apples to Apples, in which players can insinuate that Donald Trump's first act as president was to outlaw all-ages furry conventions. Or answering the dealer's question of "Why do I hurt all over?" with the understandable "Fiery poops".

I've been to many fun parties or gatherings where someone has pulled out CAH or one of its many expansions. They've released holiday decks before and even a "Trump Against Humanity" version that's all about Donald Himself. The best CAH cards have always been the ones that turn something innocent into something inappropriate via context.

Still, CAH can get boring from time to time. Seeing the same cards over and over again kind of makes you realize there's only so much potential that game has. You draw the same white cards enough times and eventually even the funniest ones become trite and boring. That's why the various expansions are integral to keeping the game viable in the long run; they introduce new cards that you can simply mix in with the old ones.

These new cards create interesting scenarios, and the fact that some of them are uniquely-themed is really clever. One, entitled "Cards Against Brooklyn" has a black card that says "I grabbed teh hipster by his handlebar mustache and shoved _______ in his mouth." A lot of people will design their own cards and share them online, as well. So there's this whole little community of people who want to express their inappropriate humor in explicit ways.

That's good for the longevity of the game. Many board games grow stale with age, and CAH is no exception. I've heard a lot of people shoot down the idea of playing it recently because they've simply played it too many times. That's why the team behind the game has to do something new and bold to recapture the attention of former fans. But what could possibly do the trick.

The latest themed expansion for Cards Against Humanity might surprise a few people in just how unexpected it is. Find out what the "party game for horrible people" plans to release on the next page.

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In general, we all expect a certain amount of embarrassment from our parents throughout our lives. Likewise, parents expect a certain amount of troubling behavior from their kids. Now, the healthy thing to do is to pick your battles, sit down and talk something out if it’s really bothering you or if you feel that you’re not being listened to. Of course, what this guy did is way funnier.

Chris Martin, a 48-year-old father from Washington, discovered his daughter Cassie was posting racy selfies on Instagram. He probably could have just grounded her, but instead Chris “Burr” Martin, podcaster and comedian extraordinaire, decided to do this.

"So my daughter has been posting sexy selfies of herself and instead of telling her to stop, well, I thought of something better," said Martin. Trolling, and no doubt humiliating his daughter, he recreated her selfies on his own Instagram account with hilarious results. Not only did this dad go viral, he actually beat out his daughter for Instagram subscribers.

Currently at 145K followers, and counting, Martin has double the 73K followers his daughter Cassie has. His satirical photos have quickly conquered Instagram, and probably caused a lot of parents to re-examine their parenting techniques, and teenagers to re-think giving their parents access to their social media accounts.

Martin’s good natured prank also draws attention to the somewhat comical nature of selfies in general. After all, when a cute young person does a nice pose and puts a cool filter over their photo, you kind of just accept. But when a fully grown man recreates it and slightly exaggerates the details, you start to see how silly some of our selfie habits really are.

I mean, look at that. Yes, thick, perfectly sculpted eyebrows are currently very trendy, and much desired. But looking at this picture, we begin to remember the many ways eyebrow sculpting can go horribly wrong, and I can’t quite remember why we all wanted this in the first place.

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We all want our engagement photos to be as nice as possible so we can share them with family and friends for years to come, and sometimes you have to edit them to make them look nice. And, as the old adage goes, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. That's exactly what one recently-engaged woman's friend discovered when she took to the internet to try and get something photoshopped out of an engagement photo.

"Help!" read the post. "My best friend's sister just got engaged and she's the one in the photo. This was right after they got engaged and she wants to keep the photo forevor and she wants the guy in the background photoshopped. I cannot for the life of me photoshop him out! Can anyone help me out without us having to crop the image." I totally get it; Photoshop has a steep learning curve and there's nothing wrong with asking people who are a bit more experienced for help.

Still, I can't stop myself from wondering if Ashley knew just what she was signing up for when she asked anonymous strangers for help. In typical internet fashion, the photoshop community responded, but instead of fixing the problem as Ashley had asked they instead turned it into a meme. This particularly clever one replaced the guy in the background with the dancing sharks from Katy Perry's Super Bowl performance.

This next one is pretty hilarious because they just threw the Photoshop logo up on his face without even cropping him out. I like the simplicity of the joke almost as much as I respect the creator's proficiency with photo-editing software. At this point, can you really expect anyone on the internet to take something seriously?

I'm sure we all watched a fair bit of Barney when we were kids, but I've never seen him surrounded by so many adults like that. I guess our boy in purple needed a bit of time off, maybe wanted to take himself out for dinner. You know, just a little nice thing Barney was doing for Barney. But that didn't stop the big purple monster from getting a little too tipsy and photobombing this poor couple.

Keep reading for more hilarious photoshops.

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Walmart touts itself as the "one-stop shopping experience" that handles any and all customer's needs. Whether you're looking for groceries, toys, gardening supplies or even weapons, not only can you find it at Walmart but you can probably pick it up for pretty cheap, too. This huge variety of products is what attracts so many people of different backgrounds and walks of life to Walmart.

With such a diverse population visiting Walmart, it's only natural that you'll see weird, crazy or hilarious goings-on while you're just shopping for a new TV. We've all seen families fighting, but sometimes people go a bit farther with their Walmart shenanigans. But why? Why is Walmart the breeding ground for weird happenings while places like Target generally attract a less-rambunctious crowd?

One reason that might explain this is the placement of Walmart locations. While Walmart stores can be found everywhere throughout the U.S., oftentimes they're the only place people can go to buy what they need in lower-income or less-populated areas. In the south especially, this can attract customers who might be more eye-catching than the normal superstore patron.

The cost of Walmart's products also might attract more typically dysfunctional families who take advantage of the company's Rollback program to get the best deals. Walmart really slashes the prices on a lot of good items on a weekly basis, so it's hard to blame people for shopping there. But you'll often see people who just don't have the ability to take care of themselves for financial reasons.

Because of its size, Walmart is also a haven for shoplifters. I'm sure we've all been strolling out of a Walmart to find some poor, unlucky soul being put into the back of a cop car and figured that he or she had tried to take something. Many people think that because of how big Walmart is, employees will overlook them and they'll be able to grab whatever they want. Not always the case.

Sometimes, particularly... interesting Walmart shoppers will come in and do something completely weird, crazy or hilarious. Luckily, a lot of these happenings have been caught on camera. Let's take a look at some of the strangest Walmart occurrences in pictures.

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Unless you vowed upon your birth to live the life of a hermit, you have probably at some point encountered these strange creatures known as “people.” You introduced yourself, they introduced themselves, you smiled, made small talk, forced a laugh, and after it all maybe you realized you didn’t like it all that much. In fact, maybe you sort of hated it. You hate that person, and all people who force you to interact with them.

Please just…stop. I don’t care about whatever weird gunk your cat hacked up on your rug while you were at work doing your data analysis. Why would you possibly think I would have any interest in this? Please understand that I just don’t care. So stop talking. Stop it. Just-shut it please. SHUT UP.

Of course, if you are a functioning adult with needs, you will be required to venture out into the horror that is the work force. “Dear lord,” you think as you enter your workplace for the day, “There are people everywhere. This is my hell.” You may try to be strong, and give your coworkers the benefit of the doubt. But as soon as one of them comes at you with that overly polite smile and the threat of interaction clear and imminent, the truth becomes unavoidable.

Eventually, even the worst of days will come to an end. As you gratefully head towards an empty elevator and hit the ground floor button, suddenly ominous music begins to play overhead. You look up, in horrific slow motion you see Ted from the accounting. He’s smiling and waving. You hear his voice, slowed to the point it is inhumanly deep, “Hooold theee dooooor pleeeaasseee.”

Nooooooooo. In a panic you plaster on a phony smile and wave back. You make a big show of reaching towards the buttons, knowing he’ll assume you’re hitting the ‘door open’ button even as you desperately hit the ‘door close’ one over and over again. But to no avail. Ted sticks his long stupid arm through the door at the very last second, his ridiculous face beaming as he shoves himself into the elevator, “Thanks for holding the door buddy!” You wish the door had malfunctioned and crushed his arm like a stick in the woods.

Now you must face the horror of being trapped in an impenetrable steel box with your worst enemy, anybody. Ted leans in, “You catch that Celtics game last night?” What’s that sound? Oh no, it’s you, you’re screaming. Banging at the doors of the elevator hoping beyond hope that someone will save you or that your violence will miraculously break the elevator cables and send you and Ted both hurtling to your deaths. You relish the shocked look on Ted’s face. If only it weren’t all in your head…

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No one needs to tell me this twice! While I usually think the ads on buses are a bit pandering or extreme, this one really takes the cake in that area. In fact, that dude is huge. I don’t know if I feel comfortable ever setting foot in a learning environment again with this big bad bruiser’s bod burned into my mind.

We all know there’s such a thing as a starving artist and also a child artist, but never have they been combined in such a gruesome fashion. This one reads “Artistic Kid Died” like a macabre headline from a student art showcase gone wrong, even though it’s the name of a store. I can’t blame them, it’s probably hard putting a sign up with that big partition in the middle, but you’d think someone would have seen this and corrected it.

Ah, yes, Spanish. One of the true Romantic languages. This image proves how romantic it can be. Who needs silly English with many different words to describe something when you could just use Spanish? As we all know, Spanish is much simpler because every word in the language is actually just “Spanish” printed over and over again, as we see here.

Geez, CNN. They don’t pay your guys the big bucks for nothing, so this one’s kind of just odd. Why couldn’t they have just put “Fidel Castro outlived six of those presidents at the time of this writing”? Maybe CNN’s in it for the long con, and plan to update this post later after either Castro or George H.W. Bush dies. If so, kudos to them.

Taken from a children’s book telling the story of Noah’s Ark, this one is just funny. I know that illustrators for little books like these probably aren’t too concerned with accuracy, but, come on, have you never seen a female lion before? Not even the Lion King? That movie is full of bad girl lions who clearly don’t have manes.

Keep reading for more hilarious mysteries!

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Music is borderline inexplicable. The way it can make you feel, whether that be positive or is key to many people’s daily lives!

When children start moving to music it’s hysterical...and this is a video that will make your day. This little girl seems to be in a little bit of a funk. But the music seems to be penetrating her poor spirit.

The adults in the car notice that the toddler is starting to get a kick from the music, so they turn it up a little. As the song works towards its climax of the beat dropping the girl starts to sway. Her arms go in the air a little showing some emotion.

Keep reading to see how the toddler girl reacts to the beat dropping…

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Let's be real...for the most part, moms are just awesome! I mean, moms are great because they pretty much taught us everything we know. They always have the answers to every question in life, and they've always got our backs!

While all of that is also have to admit that moms paired with technology tends to be the funniest thing ever. There's just something about that generation that just doesn't quite get the whole concept of a smartphone. I mean, there are the few who just get it...but the majority seem lost.

That's why moms texting usually brings forth some pretty funny conversations. Today we have compiled some of the funniest mom texts to date to share with you. Just be prepared to laugh until you cry. Some of these may be too relatable for you!

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Dogs are all unique in their own way. It's hilarious because every single dog has his or her own personality that makes that pup special. That being said, every furry friend has their own talents and odd way of doing things. Like this one dog who is basically a human in every way, shape, and form…except for the fact that it has four legs.

In the video, the dog is first shown standing in front of an open fridge wrapped in a comfy towel as he is downing a bottle of water he is holding in one hand. The video then clips over to the next scene that shows the dog sitting down, like a person, at a table with a piece of paper before him.

Yeah, you guessed it. This dog has some major drawing skills. The pup is holding a pencil as he draws a gorgeous creation. Then the dog is holding a red crayon as he colors in a gorgeous little red heart. Now, this pup may have had the help of some humans here, but maybe not. Who really knows? Perhaps this dog is just super talented and has some hidden skills he wanted the world to see in this video.

Either way, it's adorable. When the full picture he is working on is shown, you see a dog, who is likely supposed to be him, and his owner holding him on a leash. The heart is being drawn in the middle of them. This is a tribute to his beloved master! What a loyal, kind pup.

Even though we probably know the owner was maybe the mastermind behind all of this, the pup is absolutely precious either way. What a cute video!

Westminster College student Connor Cox's mother may win the award of "Pettiest Mom Alive" after she pulled this stunt...

Like most college students, when Connor Cox received a package from his mom, he assumed it would be a care package, boy was he wrong.

According to WTOP News (the ABC Maryland Affiliate):

“I got two boxes and I opened one and it had food in it and I realized there wasn’t food in the other one,” Cox, 18, told ABC News. “It was a bunch of trash, tissues [and] soda cans.”

Cox, who is originally from Leonardtown, Maryland, immediately called his mother Terri to ask what was with the box of trash.

“[I said] ‘Did you send me the wrong package? Why did you send me this?'” Cox said.

“[She said,] ‘No, that’s the trash you were supposed to take out,'” he added, laughing.

Cox, who is studying criminal justice, said he laughed hysterically about the gag gift, then tweeted a photo of the package, which quickly went viral.


The college student said he wasn’t surprised that his mom pranked him.

“She has a good sense of humor,” Cox said. “She’s always really caring and she knows what to say at the exact time she should say it. She’s a good mom.”

Cox, who has three sisters, added that he has a rather unique relationship with his mom.

“It’s not a normal mom-son relationship,” he described. “She’s kind of like my best friend … it’s special for sure.”

Aww... how sweet?


Source: WTOP-TV ABC News

Valentine's Day in college. For many of us it's an absolute joke. We're single as can be, hooking up with other people, and have no reason to celebrate the holiday. Since you're probably single as can be if you're reading this, here are the struggles we all go through being single on Valentine's Day in College.

19. When all of your taken friends give you that sad look




18. ...And then you start to think that maybe there's a reason why you're still single...




17. ...And then realize that there definitely is.




16. But at the end of the day, why loathe in self-pity when being single in college is honestly, like, so fun


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Everyone's favorite holiday is right around the corner...



Yes, Leslie Knope said it best,

Want to impress all of your girlfriends with the best, most happening, and creative Galentine's Day, like, ever?!

Here's how...

First, and foremost, drinks. After all is a party even really a party if there are no drinks??

One of our favorites is the ~love potion~ Valentine's Day drink, which is super cute and also pretty easy to make!


-Pink Lemonade

-Vodka of choice

-Rasberry Sherbert

-Optional: fresh rasperries to garnish


Don't drink? No problem, this super cute drink recipe is delicious and also alcohol-free, plus who doesn't love the idea of a cupid float?!


-Cherry 7-Up

-Vanilla Ice Cream

-Red Licorice Straw


Also, pink champagne is never a bad addition to any party (and looks so pretty) and can be bought pretty inexpensively at most liquor stores! Having a morning party? Feeling really fancy? Trying to impress? Try setting the pink champagne up with various fruits, fruit juices for a ~mimosa bar~

Next, and possibly most importantly, the food. If you wanna go all out for Gal-entines Day and pull a Leslie Knopes, you totally can, but simply ordering pizza for the girls is fine too! Gal-entines Day is all about having fun with your girl friends, whether that means going out for sushi and drinks or staying in and having a more chill time.

These are some of our favorite Valentines Day food recipes and appetizers, these also make for great food to pick at while drinking, playing drinking games, or watching movies as well.

Tomato and Mozzarella Caprese Appetizer


-3 large tomatoes cut into half-inch slices

-1 16 oz. package of mozzarella cheese

-fresh basil leaves

Stack ingredients together and you have easy to eat (and no mess) caprese stacks! Yum!

Mini Quesadillas


-1 package of flour tortillas

-Olive oil

-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (or other shredded cheese of your choice)

-Toppings: salsa, sour cream, and guacamole

  1. Pour a little oil in a large skillet. Heat it up and spread it around.
  2. Place a flour tortilla in the skillet and cover with cheese on one half only.
  3. Fold the tortilla in half with a spatula so that the cheese is covered.
  4. Once the cheese starts to melt, flip to cook the other side.
  5. Once the cheese is melted, slice into appetizer friendly pieces and serve with toppings.


Feel free to add bacon, chicken, etc. to these bad boys to spice things up. Some personal favorite toppings of mine include adding cilantro and buffalo chicken style quesadillas, spicy.

Brown Sugar Brie

Adding a fancy French touch to your party.

This is best served with bagel chips or apple slices!


-2 Tbsp of firmly packed brown sugar

-2 Tbsp of coarsely chopped pecans

-1 1/2 tsp Brandy

-1 8 oz. firm whole Brie cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Mix together brown sugar, pecans, and Brandy.
  3. Place Brie in a baking dish, and bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese starts to soften in the middle.
  4. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the cheese, and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the sugar melts and the Brie is melted in the center.


Bon appetit!!!


Obviously, there is no party without some sort of fun ~activities~,

Some great ideas for activities at a Galentine's Day party are your typical drinking games- Kings, Drinking during a repeated catch phrase in a movie/tv show, etc.

A great idea for some Galentine's Day party fun is to simply go grade-school style (think of all the fun Valentine's Day activities and candies/treats from Elementary School),

Make Valentine containers for each person using manila envelopes, paper bags, or shoe boxes. Ask your guests to bring a card for each person and then pass them out. Go all out! Write the funniest, craziest, and wildest messages for each friend. The more unique and specific to that friend the better, this will be something you can always look back on, laugh at, and have great memories of.

Going along with keeping it Elementary School-style, make gift bags or grab-and-go bags for everyone at your party! Treat-yo-self!!! Fill them with fun and affordable items. Spencer's Gifts, Claire's, and Newbury Comics (if you're from the NorthEast) have great mini-gifts that are cute, affordable, and entertaining (as well as some pretty raunchy ones if that's the theme your going for). Nail polish and candy are cute, but be creative! These stores have plenty of awesome and cool mini-gifts to treat your guests to.




Happy Galentine's Day Ladies!!!


Your Martin Luther King Jr. weekend may have been fun, maybe you drank a lot, maybe you partied, maybe you just enjoyed the time off of school and/or work. But no way was it as wild as 21 year old Megan Hinds of Indiana University's MLK jr. day.

The co-ed was on a weekend-long drinking bender (we've all been there) and decided it would be a good idea to steal food from sandwich chain 'Jimmy Johns', when the cops were called she ended up hitting one in the drunken struggle that proceeded and now faces a felony battery charge.

According to the police statement via IDS News:

"At about 6:30 p.m. officers responded to a call from the sandwich shop at 430 E. Kirkwood Ave. about a woman trying to steal food, Bloomington Police Department Capt. Steve Kellams said. When officers arrived employees pointed them to Hinds, who was still sitting at a table inside the restaurant and appeared intoxicated.

The employees told police Hinds had come into the store, grabbed a loaf of bread and started eating it without paying. She then started trying to take bags of chips and other items, and when employees tried to stop her, she struck several of them.

When the officers approached Hinds she told one of them she believed he was profiling her because she was white and ugly, Kellams said. The arresting officer was also white, and the backing officer was white with some Hispanic heritage, Kellams said.

Police determined Hinds was intoxicated enough to warrant calling an ambulance, Kellams said. While they waited, Hinds continued to verbally abuse the officers and eventually started striking and scratching them.

The ambulance arrived to take her to IU Health Bloomington Hospital. En route she began striking and scratching one of the ambulance personnel, Kellams said. She arrived at the hospital, and after she was checked out, she was taken to the Monroe County Correctional Center."