This Day in History for August 25 – New Orleans Founded and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1718 – New Orleans is founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans (More info) 1768 – James Cook begins his first voyage (More info)
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.
Did Scientists Discover A New Human Species?
The cast of ‘Jersey Shore’ aside, there’s pretty much only one kind of human being these days — but according to a new scientific discovery, it may not have always been that way.
MIT Students Create Ingenious Way To Strike It Rich In The Lottery — Dollars and Sense
The odds of striking it rich in the lottery are remarkably small, but apparently it really helps if you’re a math genius. Several years ago, a group of students from the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology cracked the lottery code that enabled them to win millions of dollars — and state officials did nothing to stop it.
This Day in History for August 9 – Sistine Chapel Opens and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1483 – The Sistine Chapel in Rome opens with a celebratory Mass (More info) 1930 – Betty Boop debuts in the cartoon ‘Dizzy Dishes’ (More info)
Beer Prices Will Heat Up As The Weather Cools Down
Beer-lovers, better stock up now. Anheuser-Busch, maker of beloved suds like Budweiser and Bud Light, has announced a price hike that’ll take effect in the weeks to come.
Celebrity Birthdays for August 5 – Neil Armstrong, Loni Anderson and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Neil Armstrong Age: 82 Occupation: Astronaut Known For: Being the first man to walk on the moon, uttering the famous words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” and being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
How Much Are Olympic Medals Actually Worth?
Olympic athletes often train for years in the hopes of someday getting a medal. But while the 4,700 medals currently being doled out in London are priceless to the athletes who win them, the actual value of the raw materials may be less than you think.
Are ‘Blue Mondays’ A Myth?
Look at your co-workers on any given Monday morning. Do they seem sad or listless? Maybe, but according to a new study, their mood on Monday is no different than it is on many other weekdays.
Penn State’s Campus Ice Cream Shop Will Keep Selling ‘Peachy Paterno’ Flavor
Thanks to the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, former Penn State coach Joe Paterno’s football legacy is now largely in tatters — last weekend, the university even removed a statue honoring him. But if there’s one place you can still find his name, it’s at the campus ice cream shop.
Celebrity Birthdays for July 18 – Nelson Mandela, Sir Richard Branson and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Nelson Mandela Age: 94 Occupation: South African Activist and Politician Known For: His tireless anti-apartheid work, surviving 27 years in a brutal prison, being the first South African president elected in a fully representative democratic election, and receiving more than 250 awards over four decades including the Nobel Peace Prize
Can’t Get Online? Maybe You’re A Victim Of ‘Malware Monday’
On Monday, thousands of people woke up to find they had no internet service. And it wasn’t just a weird coincidence — computers infected with a certain malware were affected in what’s now been dubbed ‘Malware Monday.’
Celebrity Birthdays for July 1 – Dan Aykroyd, Pamela Anderson and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Dan Aykroyd Age: 60 Occupation: Actor, Screenwriter, and Musician Known For: His work as one of the iconic original members of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ starring in beloved comedy films such as ‘The Blues Brothers’ and ‘Ghostbusters’ franchises, and roles in other movies including ‘Pearl Harbor,’ ’50 First Dates’ and ‘I Now Pronounce You
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Are Divorcing After Five Years
Looks like the fairy tale is over: People is reporting that ‘Rock of Ages‘ star Tom Cruise, 49, and his wife of five years, actress Katie Holmes, 33, are calling it quits.
Supreme Court Upholds Obama’s Health Care Law
The Obama administration got an enormous victory on Thursday when the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold the President’s signature achievement: the 2010 health care law. And in a surprise to many court watchers, it was Chief Justice John Roberts who sided with the more liberal justices and wrote the majority opinion.
Celebrity Birthdays for June 28 – Mel Brooks, John Cusack and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Mel Brooks Age: 86 Occupation: Director, Screenwriter, Composer and Entertainment Swiss Army Knife Known For: Creating iconic film farces and comedies such as ‘Young Frankenstein,’ ‘Blazing Saddles,’ ‘History of the World: Part I’ and ‘Spaceballs’ as well as both the film and stage versions of ‘The Producers,’ a 40-year marriage to th
This Day In History For June 25 – Michael Jackson Dies And More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1876 – Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his men are killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn (More info) 1947 – ‘The Diary of a Young Girl,’ better known as ‘The Diary of Anne Frank,’ is published (More info)
This Day in History for June 24 – Roswell Report Released and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1509 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England (More info) 1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first actress to sign a $1 million film contract (More info)
Man With 100-Pound Scrotum Doing Just Fine Thank You [Video]
Next time someone calls you “ballsy,” you can relish in the compliment — but just remember there’s a guy out there with a 100-pound scrotum who’s heard it more than you ever will.
New Movie Releases — ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,’ ‘Brave’ And ‘Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World’
If you’d like to watch an esteemed former president battle vampires, witness the first female heroine Pixar has ever had, or ponder what you’d do if you knew the world was ending, line up at the multiplex — this weekend’s new movie offerings were tailor-made just for you.