NASA’s Curiosity Rover Safely Lands on Mars [VIDEO]
Early Monday morning, NASA’s $2.5 billion Curiosity rover safely landed on Mars after eight months of interplanetary travel. The car-sized, one-ton rover now begins a two-year mission of exploration and discovery as it roams the surface of the red planet.
Two Dogs Get Hitched in World’s Most Expensive Pet Wedding
Last night, two dogs got married in what the Guinness Book of World Records said was the world’s most expensive pet wedding at more than $150,000. It’s good to see that, in the midst of a recession, people are spending their money wisely.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps
At 27 years old, swimmer Michael Phelps is at the top of his game. He’s won countless honors, awards and medals during his career, leading some to describe him as the greatest athlete in history to ever grace the sport.
Candy Thief Steals $600 Worth of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
We love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as much as the next guy, but a robber in Ohio has taken his love of candy to a whole new thieving level by stealing between $400-$600 worth of Reese’s over the past few months.
Man Rescues Three People While on Vacation
Like most tourists in Florida, Gus Hertz was probably just hoping for some relaxing time in the sun. Instead, the Virginia man became a hero after rescuing three people in two separate incidents over a two day period. Well, that puts us to shame. The most we ever managed on vacation is a mean case of sunburn.
Drinking Eight Glasses of Water a Day Is Nothing But a Big Fat Myth
Conventional wisdom has long held that eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day are necessary to keep a body healthy and hydrated. But, health experts now say this is a myth and that people should should simply drink when they’re thirsty, instead.
Band’s Impromptu Concert Makes Delayed Flight Much Better
When flying, it always makes sense to bring something (a book, music, etc.) in order to pass the time. Well, passengers on a flight to Bucharest got one better when a self-described “Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Punk-Super-Party-Band” staged an impromptu concert during a delay.
Did Time Magazine’s Cover of a Breastfeeding Mom Go Too Far?
This week’s issue of Time magazine features a cover story on attachment parenting, a controversial form of child-rearing that involves breastfeeding to an older age, co-sleeping and wearing children in slings. It also features a cover image of a mother breastfeeding her three-year-old son that’s sure to raise a few eyebrows.
Real-Life Hamburglar Steals from McDonald’s Drive-Thru
On Sunday, a young man seemingly drew inspiration from the mischievous McDonaldLand character Hamburglar and stole a $20 bag of food from a McDonald’s drive-thru in Maine. It’s unclear whether he shouted “Robble robble!” while escaping.
Starbucks Opens First-Ever Ski-Thru Coffee Shop
Need further proof that Starbucks coffee shops are literally everywhere? Then look no further than this ski-thru Starbucks located atop a mountain. (For real!)
Nicolas Cage Gives Up and Admits He Might Be a Vampire
While giving an interview for the ‘Ghost Rider’ sequel, ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,’ Nicolas Cage addressed internet rumors that he may in fact be an immortal vampire. According to Cage, it’s entirely “possible” he could be a creature of the night. Aha! We knew it!
Police Pay a Visit to Dad Who Shot His Daughter’s Laptop
Ever since he filmed himself shooting his daughter’s laptop with a .45 handgun, opinions have been sharply divided over Tommy Jordan’s brand of extreme parenting. In fact, someone who disagrees with his methods called police to his North Carolina home. But instead of arresting him, cops offered their thanks.