10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin
Many of the 49 men and women who make up this year’s US swimming squad — like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Jessica Hardy and Rebecca Soni — have years of experience. But fresh-faced Missy Franklin is a relative newcomer to the sport.
Family Leaves Pizza Server $500 Tip in Deceased Relative’s Honor
A loving family recently fulfilled a deceased relative’s last wish by eating at a local restaurant and lavishing the waitress with a massive $500 tip. Fortunately for us, they captured the touching moment on video.
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.
Woman Sells Her Soul on eBay for $2,000
A down-and-out New Mexico woman has put her “slightly used” soul up for auction on eBay. The starting price is only $2,000, which, if you think about it, is a great price for an immortal soul. Any takers?
See the World’s Biggest Crocodile
A monster crocodile who goes by the name Lolong has just earned a Guinness World Record for being the largest saltwater croc held in captivity. We wonder if that makes his handlers, who must have the most dangerous job in the world, feel any better.
Irate Flight Attendant Rants and Raves at Passengers
Nearly two years after Steven Slater’s epic freak-out in which he rode an emergency chute to freedom after an altercation with a passenger, another flight attendant has allegedly gone off the deep end.
Angry Dolphin Terrorizes Waterfront Community
Normally dolphins are pretty friendly creatures, which is why it’s so surprising there’s a seriously ticked off bottlenose terrorizing the residents of an upscale waterfront community in Louisiana. In fact, the animal has already bitten three people swimming in Lake P…
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.
Terrified Amusement Park Dad Speaks Out on ‘Today’
Climbing aboard a scary amusement park ride when you’re afraid of heights — like this dad did — takes guts. But appearing on ‘Today’ and explaining your sobbing, terrified reaction? That takes more courage than we can even imagine.
Meat Lovers Beware! Tick Bites Could Be Spreading Meat Allergies
As if high cholesterol, heart disease and the potential for Mad Cow aren’t bad enough, now red meat lovers have another threat to contend with — an allergic reaction to beef potentially triggered by a bite from the common lone star tick.
Legendary Screenwriter Nora Ephron Dead at 71
Filmmaker and author Nora Ephron, who penned such iconic comedies as ‘When Harry Met Sally’ and ‘Sleepless in Seattle,’ died Tuesday night at New York Presbyterian after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71-years-old.
Student Battling Flesh-Eating Disease Makes Amazing Recovery
Despite a terrible battle with flesh-eating disease that claimed her left leg, right foot and both hands, Georgia student Aimee Copeland was able to briefly leave her hospital room for the first time in 49 days. And from here, doctors say, her prognosis is good.