New Movie Releases — ‘Lawless,’ ‘The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure’ and ‘The Possession’
You won’t have to wait until Friday for two of the three new movies bowing this week — in fact, you can go ahead and line up for tickets right now.
This Day in History for August 27 – Battle of Dresden and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1813 – French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden (More info) 1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Penn., leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well (More info)
Ab Circle Pro Slapped with $25 Million Fine for Crazy Weight Loss Claims
In today’s news of the obvious, it turns out three minutes of daily exercise won’t get you in shape — no matter what type of equipment you’re using. And because Ab Circle Pro made those outrageous claims, it’s now on the hook to pay a $25 million fine.
Can You Name a Supreme Court Justice? (Would You Want To?)
Quick — name a sitting Supreme Court justice. If you can do that, congratulations. You’re in the vast minority of Americans.
Farmer Feeding Cows Candy as Corn Prices Rise [VIDEO]
Farmers may not be happy about the recent drought that’s plagued much of the US, but it’s been a boon for cows with a sweet tooth — because ranchers who can’t afford the high prices of corn are now feeding the animals candy instead.
What Are the Most Stolen Cars in the US? [VIDEO]
Flashy sports cars may be objects of envy, but when it comes to the most stolen vehicles in America, they can’t hold a candle to plain old sedans.
Daycare Workers Cause Furor After Being Accused of Starting Toddler Fight Club [VIDEO]
Three bored Delaware daycare workers found a really inadvisable way to spice up their jobs: they started their own toddler fight club in which they made their charges do battle with each other, and then captured the whole thing on tape.
What Are the Most and Least Charitable States? — Dollars and Sense
It’s not uncommon for the religious faithful to tithe, or donate, a portion of their earnings to a church — so it shouldn’t be surprising that some of the most conservative and religious states in the US have been deemed the most charitable.
What’s the Biggest Way to Waste Time at Work?
Telecommuters may have some creative ways to while away the day, but at least they’re not shooting the breeze with colleagues — something a new survey finds is the biggest time-waster at work.
New Movie Releases — ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green,’ ‘The Expendables 2,’ ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘Sparkle’
The four new movies opening in theaters this weekend include everything from action to heartwarming family fare to Whitney Houston’s last big-screen appearance.