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.
National Geographic Plans to Transmit Tweets into Space
As a way to promote its show ‘Chasing UFOs’ and potentially impress aliens with our highly-advanced Twitter technology, the National Geographic Channel will broadcast tweets into the deepest recesses of space this coming August.
Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Reveals Plans For Donated Money
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard the story of 68-year-old Karen Klein, the school bus monitor who was mercilessly bullied by middle school children, and the oodles of money that were raised through Indiegogo.com to send her on a well-deserved vacation. Klein appeared on ‘Today’ this morning and discussed her plans for the more than $640,000 raised so far.
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.
Teen Creates Awesome DIY Prom Dress With 5,000 Soda Can Tabs
While most teens are preparing to spend big bucks on a prom dress, Colorado’s Regan Kerr decided to make one herself using — get this — 5,114 soda can tabs and wear it to her high school dance on April 28th.
Inspirational Armless Drummer Bangs Out a Perfect Beat
There’s no shortage of amazing young drummers on the internet, such as this five-year-old Kiss fan and this 17-year-old Norwegian street drummer. But 20-year-old drummer Cornel Hrisca-Munn wins points for sheer tenacity and perseverance since he has severe physical handicaps that would’ve prevented a lesser man from pounding the skins.
Did the Quaker Oats Guy Drop a Few Pounds?
In a sure sign of our plastic surgery-obsessed times, the Quaker Oats man — who’s known as “Larry” for some reason — has been revamped to make him appear slightly slimmer and more youthful. But don’t worry — the oats themselves remain the same and are just as thick and gluey as you remember.
Join ‘The Hunger Games’ With This Handy Name Generator
By now, you’ve no doubt given yourselves a sloth name and a blues name. (Our are “Fluff the Procrastinating Wookie” and “Old Bad Boy Dupree,” respectively.) Well, now’s your chance to get a moniker worthy of a Panem resident with this handy ‘Hunger Games’ name generator.
The 10 Wackiest Drive-Thrus in America
Ever since the Grand National Bank of St. Louis, Missouri opened the first drive-up window teller (deposits only!) way back in 1930, drive-thrus have become a symbol of modern American convenience. Today, of course, fast food restaurants lay claim to the majority of drive-thrus and most of us use them on a regular basis. (Who actually goes into a McDonald’s these days?) But you might be surprised
Teddy the Talking Porcupine Predicts a 2012 Super Bowl Winner [VIDEO]
Teddy the talking porcupine seems to be upping his game. Rather than refusing to share his food like he’s done in past videos, Teddy takes it upon himself to predict a winner for Super Bowl XLVI. Watch your back, Punxsutawny Phil!
Amazing Backwards-Talking Girl Explains Her Skills on ‘Today’ [VIDEO]
Alyssa Kramer, the 14-year-old girl who amazed the internet with her awesome (and weird) ability to speak any word backwards, appeared on ‘Today’ and tested her skill in a live segment.
Pizza Wars! Man Drives Jeep Through Rival Restaurant’s Sign [VIDEO]
A man was arrested after allegedly driving his Jeep through a pizzeria’s sign that displayed a message referencing a rival pizza joint. You want some extra glass shards on that pie?