Celebrity Birthdays for August 25 – Gene Simmons, Elvis Costello and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Gene Simmons Age: 63 Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Actor Known For: Being “the demon” in the rock group Kiss on hits such as ‘Detroit Rock City’ and ‘Rock and Roll All Nite,’ his freakishly long tongue, and his reality show ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’
Get Ready — Forecasters Predict a Brutal Winter Ahead
With temperatures in the triple digits we thought you could read a little news to cool off too.
TSA Reveals List of Weird and Scary Items Confiscated This Year
We all gripe about having to take our shoes off when we go through airport security, but according to a list of items confiscated this year by the TSA, footwear may be the least of its concerns.
College Causes Controversy By Banning Pork — Why’d They Do It?
If you’re a student who’s investigating colleges and you’re also a big fan of bacon and sausage, you can go ahead and mark Paul Quinn College off your list — the school has just banned all pork products from its campus.
This Day in History for August 1 – MTV Debuts and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadelphia (More info) 1914 – Germany declares war on Russia, launching World War I (More info)
Science Proves It’s Not Your Fault You Need a Nap After Nookie
Next time your wife or girlfriend (or paid companion) complains that you fall asleep right after sex instead of engaging in hours of after-glow pillow talk, tell her it’s not your fault — and you can back it up with science.
Victim of Colorado ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting Leaves Behind Eerie Blog About Avoiding Mall Shooting
Details about the victims of the mass shooting in a Colorado movie theater have been scant thus far, but the name of one woman killed in the attack has now been made public — and the details of the days leading up to her death are downright eerie.
This Day in History for July 21 – Battle of Bull Run and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1861 – Confederate forces win at Bull Run in the first major battle of the Civil War (More info) 1865 – In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first western showdown (More info)
First Photo of Colorado ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooter James Holmes Released [VIDEO]
We’re now getting our first look at James Holmes, the alleged shooter in that horrific massacre in a Colorado movie theater early Friday.
This Day in History for July 20 – Apollo 11 Lands and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1903 – Ford Motor Company ships its first car (More info) 1960 – Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Ceylon — now Sri Lanka — is elected as Prime Minister, thus becoming the world’s first elected female head of government (More info)
Want a Beer? You’ll Have to Tackle the Machine to Get One
We’ve all whacked a vending machine a time or two to get an errant bag of M&Ms to drop into our greedy little hands but how about a beer vending machine that literally requires you to tackle it before it gives up the goods?
New Movie Releases
Summer movie season is gearing up — this weekend offers no fewer than four new flicks opening in wide release.