Gunman Shoots Multiple People Near Empire State Building
Although details are sketchy at the moment, several news outlets are reporting that a gunman has shot multiple people near the Empire State Building in Manhattan this morning.
Awesome Dad Modifies Son’s Lightning McQueen Toy Car
Five-year-old Evan loves ‘Cars’ so much that he literally wore out the wheels on his Lightning McQueen Power Wheel toy car. So, his dad Sean, an employee at the aftermarket tuning company FFTEC Motorsports, rebuilt the ride from the ground up, even adding a zippy 500 watt electric motor that’s capable of outputting .66 horsepower.
How Will the Worst Drought in 50 Years Affect the Price of Beef? — Dollars and Sense
Beef lovers will soon feel the effects of the worst drought in 50 years as the price of meat rises sharply in the coming months. The ongoing drought gripping two-thirds of the country has caused crops to wither and sent the cost of feed soaring. Experts say this will cause meat prices to skyrocket.
Working the Late Shift Could Give You a Heart Attack
While some may prefer the relative quiet of working the late shift, a new study says that after-hours work may be bad for your health. In fact, the study says, working the graveyard shift may actually give you a heart attack or stroke.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Beach Volleyball Player Kerri Walsh-Jennings
As one-half of the legendary team also starring Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh-Jennings is instantly recognizable as one of the greatest beach volleyball players in the world. Together, they’re defending Olympic champions who won gold medals in both the 2004 and 2008 games, and they’re looking to repeat their success for a third time in London this year.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Tennis Players Bob and Mike Bryan
The 2012 US Olympic tennis team roster — which includes Serena and Venus Williams and Andy Roddick just to name a few — reads like a who’s who of the sport. But to casual fans, brothers Bob and Mike Bryan may not be as instantly recognizable.
Warning to Parents! Your Kids Might Be Hiding What They’re Really Up to Online
It’s no secret that our children are more adept at using technology than we are, but a new survey by computer security company McAfee suggests their using their skills to be sneaky.
Can You Name the Flowers That Might One Day Treat Depression?
In what could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of depression, scientists have discovered that compounds found in a certain South African species of flowers snowdrops and daffodils affect parts of the brain involved in the illness. The question is, which ones?
‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Makes Painfully Obvious Blunder
An undergrad from Reed College named Zach committed a huge “fail” on national television when he failed to solve a simple puzzle during a ‘Wheel of Fortune’ bonus round.
Texas School Has Been Misspelling Its Own Name for Nearly Nine Years
An elementary school in Forth Worth, Texas, is finally correcting its name after having misspelled it for nearly nine years. Oops! That can’t bode well for literacy rates.
Is Your Baby Overweight? New Study Says Most Moms Can’t Tell
Many parents believe that a chubby baby is a healthy baby, but this may not necessarily be the case.
Cute Kid Defies Sleep for Ice Cream Cone
When sleep strikes a child, it can do so at the most inopportune time, even in the middle of a tasty snack. But the adorable kid in this video doesn’t let that stop him as he snoozes and noshes on an ice cream cone at the same time.