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Mad Minute stories for Monday, April 6th

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 The Long Island high school senior who was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools says he is heading to Yale.

Kwasi Enin announced his decision during a news conference at William Floyd High School with the type of fanfare usually reserved for college football and basketball recruits. 

Enin, who scored 2,250 out of 2,400 on his SAT, was accepted by Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania earlier this year. 

He also was accepted at Duke and three State University of New York campuses.

Enin said the school's inviting atmosphere, emphasis on music and financial aid offerings all contributed to him choosing Yale.

At the news conference in the school gym, Enin thanked his parents and educators who helped him along the way.

Enin said he would like to go to medical school and become a doctor. He said he hoped the attention to his story inspired other kids to appreciate higher education.

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(AP) - Two thousand miles might seem like a long way to go for fried chicken.

Two men from Canada who took their sons on a journey to the original home of Kentucky Fried Chicken say it's a trip they'll never forget.

The Times-Tribune reports this was the third trip to the Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum for Brian Lutfy, one of the fathers who piled the four sons into a van for the 34-hour pilgrimage from Montreal, Quebec. His tales of earlier visits inspired the trip.

The friends left on Thursday, traveling to Colonel Sanders' birthplace and burial place before arriving at the Corbin restaurant Saturday afternoon.

For three of the sons, it was the first time they had tasted KFC.

And 10-year-old Jesse Janna said it was "delicious!"

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A man in China is in the hospital after a crash, but that probably wasn't the biggest surprise for him that day. 

Chinese media reports 17 of his girlfriends went to the hospital to see him. Apparently, he had apparently been dating all of the women at the same time, and fathered a child with one of them. 

He allegedly managed to string along the women for months if not years. One girlfriend claims she had already started planning their wedding.

The women seemed to be concerned at first, but they quickly learned they had more to be mad about after the accident. The man is expected to survive. 

However, China Daily reports the man is accused of stealing more than $50,000 from his ex-wife, and taking money from some of his current girlfriends. 

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(AP) - Pierce County prosecutors say they now have charged the correct identical twin brother for robbing a grocery store in Roy in September.

The News Tribune says a robbery charge was dismissed against 21-year-old Jacob Johnston after his brother confessed.

Justin Johnston was charged Friday with first-degree robbery. He is to be arraigned April 17.

Court documents show he allegedly hid alcohol into his pants at a store, shoved the clerk when she tried to block him and rode off on a bicycle.

Records show their mother initially declined to help deputies identify the twin that committed the robbery but later told deputies it wasn't Jacob.

Deputies listened to Jacob's jail calls and then confronted Justin Johnston, who reportedly told police he never wanted his brother to go to jail but he was scared.

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A man from Naples, Florida faces felony charges after deputies say they found an 8" baby alligator in his son's bedroom. 

The family claims they had no idea it was illegal. 

Kevin Gill says he was trying to save it, so he brought it home. He gave the gator to his 13-year-old son as a pet, so he learn more about alligators. 

The family fed the reptile properly, giving it feeder goldfish or minnow by hand. 

But in Florida, it's a felony to even have a gator, no matter the size. 

Experts say a special license is required to own an alligator in the state, which includes logging 1000 hours around the reptiles. 

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Three men are recovering in a hospital in Florida, after they were attacked by thousands of bees. 

Pasco County Fire Rescue responded to the 911 call, when neighbors reported the attack. 

Firefighters had to hose them down to get rid of the bees. Deputies say each man was stung about 50 times. 

Investigators believe the men were trying to steal honey from the massive hive, which the domesticated honeybees wouldn't stand for. 

The bees also stung a woman dozens of times when she walked outside during the attack. She wasn't badly hurt. 

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A woman who was dining at a Franklin restaurant bit into an oyster and found 50 pearls.

It happened Thursday at Puckett's Boat House in Tennessee.

Toni Elliott was having lunch when she was shocked to discover pearl after pearl inside her meal of fried oysters.

Finding one pearl isn't that uncommon; however, Elliott found a great deal more, so the server grabbed a container and started collecting the pearls.

Producing pearls is an oyster's way of protecting itself against foreign substances.

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In a road rage incident caught on tape, a man was seen taunting a family in their car with a running chainsaw.

The confrontation happened after two cars were involved in a conflict in Quebec according to The Huffington Post reports.

Video of the incident was posted on Facebook by a woman who followed the man's minivan so she could get his license plate number, but the two cars ended up in a cul-de-sac, which is when he allegedly came at her with the chainsaw. 

Police are investigating, and have yet to identify the man. If arrested, he could face assault charges.

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(AP) - Officials say a 62-year-old man holding a fish he caught on a boat in a San Diego bay was pulled overboard by a sea lion.

San Diego lifeguards tell the Los Angeles Times that the man was posing for a photo when the sea lion, apparently attempting to get the fish, bit on the man's arm instead and pulled him to the bottom of the 20 feet of water in Mission Bay until he was let go and rose to the surface.

San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Capt. Joe Amador says in a report by U-T San Diego that the animal lunged over a railing on the boat and latched onto his hand and the fish around 4 p.m..

He says the man had cuts on his hands and feet and was taken to a hospital in an ambulance.
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