Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Play-Doh oops!

Hasbro is doing damage control after parents complained about a tool that was in one of their play sets.  It's actually an extruder tool in the Cake Mountain play set but it looks a whole lot like a phallic symbol.  They have promised that a new tool would be included in all future play sets and have offered a replacement for anyone who has purchased the Cake Mountain play set.  bad design

Thursday, December 25, 2014


Handmade and rubber ducks have been randomly found in places around the world.  A note is attached asking the finder to please take it home. It's all connected to The Little Yellow Duck Project that raises awareness about tissue and organ donation.  ducks

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

No takers

A small Minnesota town has offered free home lots to anyone who wants them.  The offer has been available for the past three years but so far no one has accepted.  There would be about a $1000 fee for administrative costs and a house must be built but otherwise there's no catch to the free lot. So if you're income eligible and want to build a home in Claremont MN, your land awaits.  free land

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

knitted restaurant

An entire restaurant in Fort Francis, Ontario has been yarnbombed.  Tim Horton's decided to warm things up in the coldest town by covering everything in yarn including their truck.  Customers found tables, booths, chairs, and even the floor all covered in knitted yarn.  yarnbomb

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tortoise to the rescue

A tortoise comes to the rescue of another tortoise.  One tortoise was on it's back and totally helpless.  There's no way it was going to get back on it's feet without aid from somewhere.  His buddy, another tortoise was the answer.  With some carefully placed leverage, all was (up) right with the world.  Onlookers cheered!  tortoise helped

Thursday, December 18, 2014

No more Sprint Cup

Sprint has decided to end their sponsorship of NASCAR after the 2016 season.  I always love visiting the Sprint Experience when I go to a race.  I'm going to miss that.  Nationwide is ending their sponsorship as well.  NASCAR sponsors

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

tiny homes

There's a trend toward small mobile homes for college students who don't want to be tied down to a mortgage and a small area when they graduate.  A professor and his class have designed a portable home that can allow graduates and others to downsize and become mobile.  small homes

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

pit bull

A deer became entangled in a fence.  The pit bull that lived there alerted his family about the deer.  It then stayed by the deer's side comforting and kissing it until it's rescue.  The deer was so grateful that it wanted to remain with it's new friend.  Animal control had to re-locate the deer to a safer place.  caring pit bull

Monday, December 15, 2014

Jerking and Driving?

South Dakota has ended their "Don't Jerk and Drive" Campaign.  Apparently some didn't like the slogan and found it offensive.  It referred to jerking the wheel after sliding on ice.  Less jerking is safer because you don't have to correct after you've over-corrected.  Some thought it meant something else though and alluded to masturbation.  bad idea

Friday, December 12, 2014


A woman walked into a Toy R Us store and proceeded to pay off about $20,000 worth of lay-away purchases.  She's not the only Christmas Angel.  There are some happy families this holiday season thanks to some wonderful volunteers.  true Christmas spirit

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ex-boyfriend loses chance to see game

A Green Bay fan went to the game by herself after she caught her boyfriend cheating.  She called him out on national television during the game with two large signs.  Kyle Wetzel is the ex-boyfriend now.  signs

Lights display has special meaning

A Texas man was told in 1992 that he only had 6 months to live and would not see Christmas that year.  So every Christmas since then, he's put up an ever growing Christmas light display to celebrate.  He says, "this is my gift, and obligation, to all those who still believe in magic."  video

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Pasta Pass

A man purchased an Olive Garden Pasta Pass and after realizing he couldn't eat that much pasta, he decided to give it to those who needed it most.  Matt Tribe used his unlimited pasta pass 125 time in 49 days.  He only used it 14 times for himself.  All the rest were given to the homeless.  Watch the video

Friday, December 5, 2014

artist's work for 10 years

Ra Paulette has been carving great works of art in a cave for the past 10 years.  He works alone with only his dog for company and plans for the cave to be used for artistic events when it's finished.  Each cavern has a different style.  Cave carvings

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Biker waits for bikes

A biker from the Hell's Angels waited in line for 5 days just so he could buy 200 bicycles.  He waited so that he could get the best deal on the bikes and then donated them to local homeless kids.  bikes

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The return of Honey Boo Boo

Mama June has given up her relationship with the child molester and Sugar Bear has moved back into the home they shared before the scandal hit.  June has admitted to being a bad parent and their life is like a train wreck from which you just can't look away. 
 Now the question arises, will Honey Boo Boo come back to your television?   Honey Boo Boo

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

twist to obit

A 35 year old from Minnesota was battling cancer and he decided to write his own obituary.  He was a huge Spiderman fan and after he passed last week, his obit was posted in the paper.  It claimed that he died from a radioactive spider bite and has spent the past year battling a villain called cancer.  obit

rollercoaster food

A restaurant delivers food via a rollercoaster.  Hand held devices can be used to order and then customers can watch as their meals make the journey to the table.  It has become a fun destination for families even though wait times can be 30 minutes or more.  fun restaurant

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

beached dolphin

A young calf got separated from it's pod and stranded on a beach in South Australia.  Andy and Jo Wright were at the beach to watch the nearby pod in the ocean when they saw the newborn dolphin on the beach.  The first attempt only ended in the baby getting beached again.  However the second attempt was successful and the calf rejoined it's pod.  rescue

Monday, November 24, 2014


A mother who got trapped in the snow storm in Buffalo writes letters to her children to say goodbye.  Karen Rossi thought she wouldn't get out alive when her car got buried.  It felt like she was underground.  Luckily she was able to dig out and wave her red snow brush which helped her be seen by a passing motorist.  Her daughters do not want to see the letters that she wrote.  goodbye letters

Friday, November 21, 2014

400-pound wedding dress

A designer in Minnesota has created a beaded wedding dress that weighs 400 pounds.  It took 3 years (which was almost 20,000 hours) to complete.  She hopes that it will be featured in a movie and then go to a museum.  She had help from 23 other women and funded the project herself.  heavy dress

Thursday, November 20, 2014

soulmates until the very end

Harry and Mavis Stevenson spent their 65-year romance together as much as possible.  The worst part was when he had to go away to fight with the Royal Marines in 1943.  Recently Mavis became ill and had to be moved to a home.  Harry couldn't stand to be without her so he moved in as well even though he was still very healthy.  Mavis passed away on November 3.  Nurses informed Harry who was at her side.  He died within 10 minutes of his wife's passing.  In death, they are still together.  true love

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

dog goes for a ride

A dog decided to hitch a ride on an ambulance when it's owner was taken away.  After about 20 miles, a motorist alerted the ambulance crew about the dog.  They put the dog inside and it rode the rest of the way to the emergency room.  The man was held overnight and returned home with his dog the next day.  loyal dog

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tiny house village

In Madison, a group has been working on building a community of tiny houses for the homeless.  The plan is to build a community center with laundry facilities and another bathroom along with 6 more tiny homes.  Occupy Madison is building the community with private donations.  The first part of the tiny community is now open.  tiny houses

Monday, November 17, 2014

Virgin Mary appears

A tree in Polk City, IA has been drawing attention.  The image of the Virgin Mary has appeared on the tree.  Some have been leaving flowers and others are left wondering what it means.  Experts say that people see what they want to see.  You decide.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Corey "Thunder" Law

Thunder was at the Phoenix's US Airways Center on Wednesday.  He already has the world record for the farthest basketball shot but this time he did it backwards.  This is his second in the Guinness World Record book.  I had the privilege of meeting him when the Globetrotters were in LaCrosse.  record breaking shot 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

dangerous game of battleship

A man in Utah suspected his teenage daughter of cheating during a game of Battleship and decided to pull a loaded rifle on her.  John Valenzuela had been drinking and became irritated with his 17-year-old daughter while playing the game.  She called 911 and the argument was still on-going when police arrived.  Battleship

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

shark house

There is a shark protruding from the roof of an apartment that is now for rent.  It's in Headington England and is making news again because of the rental listing.  It was put up there to mark the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1986.  There have been many attempts to have it removed but none were successful.  shark

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

glow sticks and microwaves don't mix

Jack decided to put a glow stick in the microwave as his older brother filmed.  Dad is not happy with him but at least Jack won't be permanently injured.  Don't do it kids...glow sticks do not belong in the microwave.  video

Sunday, November 9, 2014

smart baby sea lion

A baby sea lion was being hunted by a great white shark but found a way to get to safety.  Divers were in a cage to watch the sharks and the sea lion joined the divers until the shark swam away.  That's definitely a smart sea lion.  safe in the cage

Saturday, November 8, 2014

"tragedy to triumph"

Farming was his first love...then came football.  Hayden Schaumburg was on his high school football team and one Friday night there was a tragedy.  He was involved in a collision on the field.  He went down and didn't get back up.  Hayden had broken his neck.  This meant that he wouldn't be up early in the fields helping his family with the harvest.  Instead the farming community came together and did weeks worth of work in less than a day.  Volunteers started showing up early on that perfect Saturday morning and by mid afternoon, the Schaumburg's harvest was on it's way to market.  Hayden has a long way to go yet but at least he can rest knowing that his fields have been harvested.  Hayden

Friday, November 7, 2014

Cat Town

In Oakland, CA, the first permanent cat cafe in the US has opened.  Customers can order food and drink in one area and visit with the felines in another.  The cats are all up for adoption and come from the local shelters.  cat town

Thursday, November 6, 2014

All About That Bass

Meagan Trainer will meet Miranda Lambert for the first time in Nashville during the CMA's.  Miranda says that she's listened to "All About That Bass" many times and knows the song.   She  noted, "It's a song about positive body image and kind of rocking what you got, and I'm all about that."  She feels that her and Meagan will get along fine.  She even said that maybe the two of them can write songs together.  Miranda and Meagan

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Mimi...where is she now?

Kathy Kinney was supposed to play Mimi on the Drew Carey show for just a short time but things changed and she became a regular on the show.  She says the cast became like a family to her.  Today she doesn't wear makeup; not even a little blue eye shadow.  She's written a book called, "Queen of Your Own Life" and she can be found reading children's books on as the character Mrs. P.  Kathy

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

dream basketball game

Lauren Hill just wanted to play on her college basketball team before time ran out.  She has an inoperable brain tumor and doctors don't expect her to live past December.  Her parents contacted the coach and asked if they could move the first game up so that Lauren could play.  They weren't sure she would last long enough to make it to the first game on November 15.  Lauren got her wish; the game was moved to November 2 and she got to play.  She started the game and made a lay-up that they had been practicing for a long time.  The stadium was packed and she got a standing ovation.  She also played in the last few seconds of the game.  She got 4 points total for the game.  Lauren

Monday, November 3, 2014

getting a ride to the bar

In Australia, a man drove his plane to the local pub to get a drink.  It was quite a sight in front of the bar but the police didn't think it was funny.  They're trying to figure out what charges to file.  plane

Sunday, November 2, 2014

shooting practice

A man is trying his hand at shooting practice for the very first time and the target strikes back.  He gets out of the way just in time as the tree behind the target falls his way.  He can laugh at it after he's safe.  see the video

Saturday, November 1, 2014


A bridge in the Swiss Alps is not for the feint of heart.  It is a suspension bridge between two peaks of mountains.  The bridge will be open year round for all those who dare to cross.  It will give a great view of the Alps.  bridge

Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

wedding pictures

Wedding couples have gotten brave with their pictures.  They have been taking death defying pictures to remember their day.  pictures

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


After 25 years a set of corvettes have been sold.  There is one for every year from 1953 to 1989.  It was a prize in a VH1 contest.  The winner, Dennis Amodeo, sold them to artist, Peter Max, who intended to use them for art projects.  That never happened and the cars have been in storage ever since.  Now they have been sold and the new owner plans to get them all back on the road.  cars

Friday, October 24, 2014

She's done it again.

Jennifer Garner just gets more amazing every time I hear her speak.  This time she accepted an award from Elle Magazine and did it while eating pizza.  She then went on to say that it's sad that women have to have a special event when the men's event is everyday in Hollywood.  And get rid of skinny jeans and crop tops for everyone because they don't look good on anyone.  She is wonderful.  Jennifer