Should Kids Go to School Year-Round? — Survey of the Day
The two-and-a-half-month summer vacation that kids get was a mid-19th century compromise between rural school districts, which had children who needed to help out on the family farm, and urban districts, which often dealt with extreme heat in the summer.
Check Out an Amazing Panoramic Photo of Mars
The internet has been having a lot of fun with the Mars Curiosity Rover landing. There were a whole bunch of memes. And, of course, there’s mohawk guy Bobak Ferdowsi, who’s successfully bridged the gap between geek and punk. But the real fun is going to begin when we start to getting hold of more of the photos and videos Curiosity is going to beam back to earth.
The Kristen Stewart Robert Pattinson Break Up Has Left Will Ferrell Distraught
The Kristen Stewart Robert Pattinson break up isn’t like other Hollywood separations. Because the pair also plays a couple in ‘Twilight’ — a film series in which many a ‘tween girl is heavily emotionally invested — reactions to Stewart’s cheating and Pattinson’s throwing her out have been pretty intense.
Ticked-Off Umpire Ejects Minor League PA Announcer After He Plays ‘Three Blind Mice’ [VIDEO]
During a recent Class A minor league baseball game between the Daytona Cubs and the Fort Myers Miracles, public address announcer Derek Dye decided to have some fun with the umpires. Bad idea.
80-Year-Old Woman Fights off Robbers With Mangoes
It should’ve been another boring trip to the market for 80-year-old Otilia Martins, who was doing her shopping at her son-in-law’s New Bedford, MA store Friday afternoon. But things took a turn when two gun-wielding thugs burst in and demanded money from the cash register.
11-Year-Old Boy Runs Off, Hops Flight From London to Rome
It’s not that uncommon to see children flying by themselves. But an 11-year-old English boy took that concept to a whole new level this week.
Freaky, Unidentified ‘Monster’ Washes Ashore In New York City [NSFW Photos]
In July of 2008, the carcass of a bloated, chimera-like animal washed ashore in Long Island. The ‘Montauk Monster‘ terrified and fascinated the nation that summer, with zoologists eventually concluding the beast was probably a water-damaged raccoon, rather than some sort of byproduct of a top-secret experiment gone horribly wrong. Four years later, it looks like we have another monster on our hand
Mystery of Utah’s ‘Goat Man’ Solved
Last week, a man wearing a goat suit was spotted among a herd of wild goats in the mountains of Northern Utah.
Bear Enters Mall, Goes Shopping At Sears
When a bear can’t find what it needs in the woods it generally raids the trash cans of neighboring humans. But in Pittsburgh, a bear cub devised a far more ambitious plan to stock up on supplies- – she took off to the nearest mall and entered the facility through the Sears.
Do You Trust the Internet? — Survey of the Day
The scope of the internet is mind-boggling. These days, there is more information available to you on your Smartphone than there is the world’s largest libraries. But is this information you can so easily access from the web reliable?
Victim Of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting Posts Harrowing Photos on Reddit
Today, the nation is reeling after a gunman went on a shooting rampage during a midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ in Aurora, Colorado.
You May Not Believe How Much Parents Will Spend On Back-to-School Supplies This Year — Survey of the Day
For a kid, there may be nothing more depressing than the first advertisements for back-to-school sales, which remind them that their summer vacation won’t last forever. The only thing more depressing for parents may be the cost of sending their little ones back to a new classroom.