US Gymnast Gabby Douglas Makes History Winning Olympic Gold in Women’s All-Around
US Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas won perhaps the most coveted title in her sport when she took the gold medal in the women’s all-around competition on Thursday in London, becoming the first African-American female gymnast to ever win individual Olympic gold.
How Much Are Olympic Medals Actually Worth?
Olympic athletes often train for years in the hopes of someday getting a medal. But while the 4,700 medals currently being doled out in London are priceless to the athletes who win them, the actual value of the raw materials may be less than you think.
Report Finds Penn State Showed ‘Total Disregard’ for Victims in Sex-Abuse Scandal [VIDEO]
An investigation into the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has revealed that legendary head coach Joe Paterno and other university leaders “repeatedly concealed critical facts” that could have stopped the abuse long before it was made public.
Charlie Sheen Takes the Blame for the ‘Two and a Half Men’ Mess
During Charlie Sheen‘s meltdown after his exit from ‘Two and a Half Men‘ last year — something he now realizes was pretty ugly — he said some rather unpleasant things about his former boss, Chuck Lorre. But now Sheen seems to have some regrets about that, too.
Drunken Florida Man Has Best Mug Shot Ever
Since no one takes a pretty mug shot, why not make it a memorable one? That seems to have been the line of thought for a man from Florida (of course) who channeled Gene Simmons as officers held his head in place to take his booking photo.
High Park Wildfire in Colorado Consumes 80,000 Acres and Hundreds of Homes
Hundreds of homes and more than 80,000 acres of land have been destroyed in the High Park Fire near Fort Collins, CO. And while local radio station K99 reports the blaze is about 45 percent contained, the high temperatures and low humidity predicted on Monday are causing concern.
Comedian Mark Malkoff Puts His Unlimited Netflix Subscription to Exhaustive Good Use
Comedian Mark Malkoff is known for some pretty wacky stunts, but this time he had his mind on his money (and his money on his mind) — he set out to stream 250 movies on Netflix in a month, with the goal of getting his per-movie cost down to just pennies.
Charlie Sheen Admits When He Was "Winning" He Was Actually Losing
As the world watched Charlie Sheen‘s nuclear meltdown in the days after he was canned from ‘Two and a Half Men‘ last year, a lot of people couldn’t help but find the irony in the word he used to describe his situation: “Winning!” But hindsight being what it is, Sheen now reveals in an interview that he shares that feeling, saying he was “in total denial” during that dark time.
How Dumb Do You Have to Be to Rob a Little League Snack Bar? Ask These Guys
In the fairy tale ‘Hansel and Gretel,’ the brother-and-sister pair leave a trail of breadcrumbs behind to help them retrace their steps back home. But apparently some California thieves weren’t familiar with the story — it was their own trail of food-related evidence that helped police find them.
How Much Does It Cost to Host the Olympics? — Dollars and Sense
Cities that vie to host the Olympics know being chosen involves a big cash outlay to make the events happen in the grand fashion expected. But just how much money is involved?
Babe Ruth’s New York Yankees Jersey Smashes Record By Selling for $4.4 Million at Auction
How much would you pay for a piece of baseball history? In the case of a Babe Ruth jersey, a buyer shelled out $4.4 million — making it the most expensive sports memorabilia item ever sold.
High School Baseball Team Forfeits Championship Game Because Opposing Team Has a Female Player
An Arizona high school baseball team forfeited its chance at a state championship — and its reason for doing so has people talking.
TIME Magazine Releases List of 100 Most Influential People
A few weeks ago, TIME Magazine revealed the names it was considering for its annual list of the ’100 Most Influential People in the World.’ Reader votes determined one person, while the rest were selected by the magazine’s editors. And now the final list — which includes athletes, actors, entrepreneurs and politicians — is out. So who made the cut?
What Are the Best US Beaches for Families?
Beach vacations often seem to be aimed at singles or couples — but if you have kids and still want a sandy summer trek, you might find a new list of the best US beaches for families pretty helpful.
Prepare for the Undead Apocalypse at Zombie Boot Camp
Now that you’ve brushed up on your zombie knowledge and outrun a few of the undead on an obstacle course, you may think you’re ready for the impending “Zombie Apocalypse.” But for those who aren’t so sure, we may have the answer: zombie boot camp.
Man Tries to Avoid DUI Arrest by Jumping Off a Bridge
Word to the wise: if you’re pulled over for your billionth DUI, the best way to prove your sobriety is definitely not to jump off a bridge. You’re welcome, glad to help.
‘Strasburger’ Might Be the Worst Food to Buy at a Baseball Game
If you happen to be at a Washington Nationals baseball game this year, you may notice the Red Porch concession stand selling a ginormous sandwich named after Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg called the “StrasBurger.” But while it might look tasty, this may actually be one of the worst pieces of sports fare calorie-wise.
George Washington McNugget Bidder Chickens Out
The eBay auction for the Chicken McNugget that may or may not resemble George Washington finally concluded last week with a high bid of $8,100 — but the winner isn’t willing to part with the scratch.
Teen Puts His Real Name on a Job Application for the Store He Was Trying to Rob
Proving that the old adage of “only stupid criminals get caught” is true, a would-be robber who was persuaded to apply for a job at the adult video store he was trying to shake down found himself in handcuffs after he ever-so-helpfully put his real name on the application.
Brazilian Batman Is the Hero the World Needs
Criminals in Brazil don’t just have to watch out for the cops — now they need to check over their shoulders for Batman, too.