Photos Confirm That Tom Hanks Is Still Awesome
We’ve all been pretty certain for quite some time that Tom Hanks is awesome. We can now, beyond a shadow of a doubt, assert that claim.
RIP Neil Armstrong — Fellow Astronauts Mourn His Death
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, passed away this weekend from complications caused by recent heart surgery. He was 82 years old.
Jerry Nelson, the Man Behind the ‘Sesame Street’ Count, Has Passed
It’s a sad day for lovers of ‘Sesame Street’ everywhere — Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer who gave Count von Count his voice passed away Thursday of unspecified causes at the age of 78.
Asking for Directions Left Beanie Baby Billionaire Tipping $20,000
Try not to get too depressed that the Beanie Baby guy is a billionaire — at least he’s using his money for good, rather than evil. Ty Warner recently gave a woman who was trying to raise money for a medical procedure $20,000 for giving him directions.
Michelle Obama’s Health Kick Hits Home — Bo Is On a Diet
When the First Lady says she’s serious about healthy food, the First Lady means she is serious about healthy food. Even the First Dog, Bo, is not beyond reproach, and, after packing on a few pounds, is now on a diet. Yes, the dog is on a diet.
Oxford Online Adds Ridic New Words to Dictionary
Thank the merciful heavens! Now we can say “micropig” as much as we want without having to endure the crushing shame of using a word that isn’t a legitimate word. Micropig is just one of dozens of terms that became official as part of ODO’s most recent quarterly update of new words and definitions, …
Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney In the Smartphone Showdown Game of the Year
It’s not everyday that you get to see Mitt Romney smacked in the face with a hot dog or President Obama trounced with a balloon sword… Until now. Thanks to a new, free phone game called Vote!!!, you can see it every day. It might seem like they’ve lost sight of the point of democratic elections by m…
Dramatic News Reporter Adds Some Much-Needed Excitement to Bus Crash Story
Tired of regular, boring, emotionally unavailable news? Well then, this is the video for you because this melodramatic news reporter is very involved with his work. He’s emotional. He’s gesturing wildly. He’s smacking his notepad for emphasis. You really get the sense that it&…
Quadruple Amputee Swims Every Intercontinental Strait, Makes History
Well, we were feeling pretty proud of ourselves for finally looking up that Couch to 5k thing, but it’s going to take a little more than that to impress Phillippe Croizon. The quadruple amputee has made history by swimming intercontinental straits linking Oceania, Asia, Europe, America and Afr…
The Best Twitter Responses to Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger’s Engagement
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are getting married. Congratulations? At least we aren’t the only people who thought this was hilarious. Here’s a roundup of our favorite Twitter reactions to the happy (but awful) news.