Join ‘The Hunger Games’ With This Handy Name Generator
By now, you’ve no doubt given yourselves a sloth name and a blues name. (Our are “Fluff the Procrastinating Wookie” and “Old Bad Boy Dupree,” respectively.) Well, now’s your chance to get a moniker worthy of a Pa…
Longest Wedding Dress with a Nearly 2-Mile Train Breaks World Record
Any bride-to-be looking for high drama at her wedding may want to consider this record-breaking wedding dress featuring a train that’s a staggering 1.85 miles long. But there’s just one foreseeable problem — you’d need a gazillion attendants to h…
Cop Faces Charges After Stealing Food from Work Fridge
At one point or another, we’ve all fallen victim to the theft of food from an office fridge. In general, most of us chalk it up as a minor annoyance. But police in Deer Park, Texas were so fed up with an office thief that they ran a sting to catch him in the act. And, it turns out, t…
Same-Sex Couple Becomes the First to Wed at the Empire State Building
In an important moment for gay equality, two Alaskan women became the first-ever same sex couple to be married at the Empire State Building this week. Sadly, our Valentine’s Day didn’t even come close in terms of sheer momentousness.
Brave Students Rescue Man Stuck in Mud for Three Days [VIDEO]
Thanks to a group of high school students on a field trip, a homeless man stuck in thick mud for three days near the Rio Grande River in Albuquerque, New Mexico is alive and recovering at a local hospital.
Tearjerker Alert! Young Boy Disobeys Dad to Attend Funeral for Fallen Firefighter [VIDEO]
Eleven-year-old Jared Flanders willfully disobeyed his father and left his Massachusetts home one day last week without an accompanying adult. But Jared had a good reason to defy his dad, since his objective was to attend a funeral for a firefighter killed during the line of duty.
Google Zeitgeist 2011 Year in Review Looks Back at Revolution, Steve Jobs and Rebecca Blac…
As 2011 comes to a close, Google Zeitgeist presents a video retrospective of the most-searched topics that made the year memorable.
‘The Protester’ Named TIME Magazine’s ‘Person of 2011′ [IMAGE]
This year, the iconic Time Magazine Person of the Year cover slot goes to “The Protestor,” a conceptual idea meant to indicate men and women around the world, particularly in the Middle East, who have agitated for change.
Walter Cronkite Breaks News of JFK Assassination — This Week In History [VIDEO]
It was 48 years ago yesterday that JFK was shot and killed while traveling in a motorcade in Texas. Shortly after the terrible incident, CBS News interrupted a broadcast of ‘As the World Turns’ and Walter Cronkite broke the news to a shocked nation.
Watch Intense Footage of a Helicopter Crashing in New Zealand During Christmas Tree Instal…
In Auckland, New Zealand, a helicopter became entangled in wires and crashed while installing a Christmas tree on the local waterfront. That’s a sure-fire way to dampen your holiday spirit.