Oreo Celebrates Gay Pride With Rainbow-Colored Cookie
Cookie favorite Oreo signaled its support for gay rights this week by posting a picture of its iconic cookie with rainbow-colored cream on Facebook. The photo immediately drew a firestorm of controversy, with some supporting the gay pride image, while others loudly condemned it.
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?
Honest Woman Returns Diamond Ring Found in Pair of Goodwill Jeans
Deb Thompson got much more than she bargained after discovering a pricey diamond ring in the pocket of thrift store jeans on Monday. However, the Minnesota woman did the right thing by immediately trying to find the ring’s true owner. Would you have done the same?
Nothing Says Summer More Than a Supercut of Slip ‘N Slide Fails
It’s the first day of summer and temperatures are expected to reach triple digits over the next few days, at least in some parts of the country. So, in that spirit, we present an awesome compilation of Slip ‘N Slide fails that’s guaranteed to beat the heat courtesy of the folks at HuffPost.
Can Weight-Loss Surgery Lead to Alcoholism? [VIDEO]
There’s no denying that gastric bypass can be an effective way to treat morbid obesity, but new research suggests the surgery may actually increase the risk of alcoholism, as well.
Prescription Painkillers Emerge As the Leading Cause of Accidental Death
For years, car accidents have been the leading cause of accidental death. But that all changed four years ago when, for the first time, vehicle-related deaths were topped by poisoning due to prescription painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin.
Man Catches ‘The Black Death’ After Saving Mouse from Cat
As definitive proof that no good deed goes unpunished, an unidentified Oregon man in his 50s has contracted the plague after rescuing a mouse from the jaws of a cat. Gah! Next time, just let nature take its course, pal.
What’s the World’s Most Expensive City?
If you’re looking for an inexpensive city to relocate to, Tokyo is NOT it. According to a new survey by the consulting firm Mercer, the Asian city ranks number one as the most expensive city in the world.
The ‘Transit of Venus’ to Cross in Front of the Sun for Only Time Until 2117 — When Can You See It? [VIDEO]
Amateur astronomers may want to dust off their telescopes Tuesday because Venus will pass in front of the sun in an event that NASA says only comes once every hundred years or so.
What Are the Most Dangerous Cars in America? [PHOTOS]
Given modern engineering, design and manufacturing, most drivers probably assume that new cars are inherently safe. But, according to a study by the nonprofit group Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, that isn’t necessarily the case.
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.
Are Chicken Jerky Treats from China Making Your Dogs Sick? [VIDEO]
Pet owners be warned. Your dog may love an occasional treat, but a bad batch of chicken jerky manufactured in China has reportedly made scores of dogs sick in recent months.