Do Kids Really Want Less Candy for Halloween? — Survey of the Day
Trish Lease, Getty Images While children still seem to unanimously agree that Halloween is one of their favorite holidays, a new survey by the American Dental Association and PopCap Games shows that kids’ perception of the holiday is changing in several surprising ways.
Watch This Bored Hunter Rip Open a Can of Beer With His Teeth
Let’s face it — nothing goes better with guns than alcohol. It’s not surprising, then, that this dude decides to chug a cold one during a lull while hunting. What is surprising is that he uses nothing but his teeth. Good thing he’s got beer to dull the pain.
Turtles Make a Break for Freedom from Georgia Farm
You’d think that, out of all the different kinds of livestock, turtles would be the easiest to keep penned in. And yet, some 1,600 turtles recently fled a Georgia farm. Granted, it was probably a very slow break for freedom.
Heroic Bus Driver Catches Girl After Three-Story Plunge
A bus driver became a hero on Monday when he caught a seven-year-old autistic girl in his arms after she fell three stories from a building in New York City. The remarkable rescue was caught on tape.
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?
Tearjerker Procter & Gamble Ad Celebrates Olympic Moms
Mother’s Day may have come and gone, but a tearjerker ad by Procter & Gamble for the 2012 London Olympics reminds us why we should celebrate moms every day. (Get a hanky ready. You’ll need it.)
Former Buyer Says HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’ Is Completely Fake
There have been allegations before that certain reality TV shows — like ‘Cash Cab’ — are fake, but the website Hooked on Houses claims to have conclusive first-hand proof that HGTV’s ‘House Hunters,’ which follows people as they search for a new home, is heavily scripted. Wait, you mean the couple from Montana didn’t want the three-bedroom, 2.5 bath fixer-upper???
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.
Is This Photo of Military Moms Breastfeeding a Disgrace to the Uniform?
A recent photo of two breastfeeding military moms has sparked a firestorm of controversy, with critics arguing that the image is unbecoming of someone in uniform.
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.