Is Modern Technology Making Us Fat?
It’s no secret that a sedentary lifestyle promotes obesity, but a new study by the Milken Institute in California confirms the negative impact of TVs and computers while adding a frightening statistic — for every 10 percent increase a country spends on technology, that country’s obesity rate climbs.
You Can Now Get Mashed Potatoes and Gravy From a Vending Machine
In a move that will probably delight and disgust convenience store shoppers at the same time, 7-11 has begun offering mashed potatoes and gravy via a vending machine. Alas, the machines aren’t available here in the US yet. As strange as it sounds, we’d probably be first on line if they were.
Family Leaves Pizza Server $500 Tip in Deceased Relative’s Honor
A loving family recently fulfilled a deceased relative’s last wish by eating at a local restaurant and lavishing the waitress with a massive $500 tip. Fortunately for us, they captured the touching moment on video.
CNN and Fox News Botch Report on Supreme Court Health Care Mandate
Sometimes, even the most diligent news network can make a mistake. But when two networks botch a report only minutes apart? Well, that qualifies as news itself.
90-Year-Old Woman Chases Down Mugger
The elderly may seem like easy targets to thieves, but as this story shows, that isn’t always the case. On Monday, an unidentified 90-year-old California woman teamed up with a good Samaritan to chase down a mugger who robbed her outside a convenience store. Is this the beginning of a new crime fighting duo?
Texas Gun Range Is Hosting Birthday Parties for Kids
For many parents, the idea of their children playing with toys guns is a hotly debated one. Well, a gun range in Texas has made things even more complicated by offering to host birthday parties for kids as young as eight.
Man Rides Lawnmower in Traffic, Unsurprisingly Gets DUI
Getting arrested for DUI must be bad enough, but imagine the additional embarrassment of getting busted for drunk driving on a lawnmower. That’s what happened to a 69-year-old man in Wisconsin last Saturday.
‘Tanorexic Mom’ Patricia Krentcil Now Has Her Own Action Figure
It’s been less than a week since Patricia Krentcil, the freakishly tanned New Jersey mom, was accused of letting her six-year-old daughter use a tanning bed. Since then, she’s somehow worked her way into mainstream consciousness, getting mocked on ‘SNL’ and engaging in a public battle with Snooki from ‘Jersey Shore.’ Now, Krentcil’s pop culture status reaches new heights (or lows, depending upon h
Drunk Grandparents Busted for Towing Child in Toy Car
In what may be the most egregious example of bad babysitting ever, a pair of grandparents were arrested on Sunday for drunk driving and child endangerment after police found them towing a seven-year-old-girl in a Hot Wheels car behind their SUV. Seems like something for the ‘Jackass’ crew, not the grade-school set, doesn’t it?
Teenage Girl on Cellphone Falls Into Sinkhole
As if we needed further evidence that mobile devices and walking don’t mix, a distracted teenage girl on a cellphone recently ignored warnings and plunged into a sinkhole in China.
Baseball Fan Catches Foul Ball While Holding Daughter
We’ve pulled off some impressive examples of multitasking ourselves. (You should see us type and eat at the same time.) But this dad, who catches a foul ball during a game between the Giants and the Pirates while simultaneously holding his daughter, puts us to shame. Oh, and did we mention that he catches the ball one-handed? He must be some sort of super dad!
Former Navy SEAL Honors Fallen Comrade With Touching Gesture
In one of the most poignant ways of honoring a fallen comrade we’ve ever seen, former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell recently went to a Newtown, CT, pub and offered to pay the owner enough money to buy a random person a pint of Guinness every hour for the entire day.