Do You Believe What the Media Tells You? — Survey of the Day
Credibility is pretty essential for the media. If folks don’t believe what they read in the paper or see on the news, what’s the point?
Dogs Who Chase Their Tails May Suffer From Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
When we see a pooch chase its tail, we tend to just dismiss it as a dog being a dog. But there appears to be more to this illogical canine behavior, as researchers from Finland have been able to link it to obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Dumb Thief Tries to Sell Stolen Bike on Craigslist, Gets Busted By Owner
If you had your bike stolen, what’s the first thing you would do? If this video is any indication, you should probably check Craigslist. (Note: video contains NSFW language)
Philadelphia Woman Could Be Fined For Giving Out Free Lunches
Talk about a good deed being punished. This summer, Angela Prattis has been handing out daily free lunches to about 60 kids in her Chester, PA neighborhood. These meals are the same ones they would be getting if their school was in session. Now she faces a fine of $600 a day for doing so because she doesn’t have a variance to serve food in a residential neighborhood.
Toad Suck, Arkansas Is America’s Most Unfortunately Named Town
Residents of Toad Suck, Arkansas have long had to explain their unusual town name. At least now they can add to the explanation that they have been recognized as having the “most unfortunate” town name in America.
Do You Avoid Olympic Results So You Can Watch the Events on TV? — Survey of the Day
The 2012 Summer Games in London presents a dilemma for Olympic fans in the United States.
These Guys Prove Grenade Fishing Is Not a Good Idea
Generally speaking, the fisherman/fish dynamic is stacked heavily in favor of the guy with the hook. The relationship would seem even more unequal when the angler is dropping a grenade into the water.
Aly Raisman’s Parents Are the Breakout Stars of the London Olympics
Gymnast Aly Raisman was one of the big stories of the opening weekend of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. The 18-year old from Needham, Ma. qualified for the all-around title, knocking teammate, world champion and best friend Jordyn Wieber out of the competition that Wieber would have been the favorite in. But the most entertaining part of Raisman’s near flawless routine was her parents’ reac
Freaky, Unidentified ‘Monster’ Washes Ashore In New York City [NSFW Photos]
In July of 2008, the carcass of a bloated, chimera-like animal washed ashore in Long Island. The ‘Montauk Monster‘ terrified and fascinated the nation that summer, with zoologists eventually concluding the beast was probably a water-damaged raccoon, rather than some sort of byproduct of a top-secret experiment gone horribly wrong. Four years later, it looks like we have another monster on our hand
Quidditch Olympics to Take Place Before London Games
One day Quidditch may be part of the Summer Olympics. But for now the sport J.K. Rowling invented in her ‘Harry Potter‘ books will settle on holding its latest tournament in close proximity to the Games of the XXX Olympiad, which will take place in London later this month.