Gunman Shoots Multiple People Near Empire State Building
Although details are sketchy at the moment, several news outlets are reporting that a gunman has shot multiple people near the Empire State Building in Manhattan this morning.
Plastic Fork Removed From Man’s Stomach After 10 Years
In the U.K., a 40-year-old man recently had a plastic fork surgically removed from his stomach after swallowing it. That’s bad enough, but when you consider that he ingested the item a decade ago, the story reaches all new levels of weird. We’ll never look at cutlery the same way again.
Four-Year-Old Girl Rescued After Getting Stuck in Second Floor Balcony
We’re not sure why there’s been a recent spate of small children perilously dangling from great heights, but it’s a good thing that heroic people always seem to be on hand to save them. In China, a four-year-old girl became stuck in the rails of a second story balcony and hung there precariously until emergency services arrived.
See Photos and Video From Mars Rover Curiosity
After an eight month journey, NASA’s multi-billion dollar rover Curiosity made a successful landing on Mars early this morning. Mission controllers cheered after the six-wheeled, one-ton machine made a perilous seven-minute landing involving a parachute, rocket pack and sky crane.
Working the Late Shift Could Give You a Heart Attack
While some may prefer the relative quiet of working the late shift, a new study says that after-hours work may be bad for your health. In fact, the study says, working the graveyard shift may actually give you a heart attack or stroke.
Pilot Crashes Plane While Towing Marriage Proposal
On Tuesday, pilot Mark Simmons was towing a marriage proposal behind his small plane when he suddenly experienced engine problems and crashed off Rhode Island’s Block Island. Uh oh! We hope this isn’t a bad wedding omen.
200 Mistreated Chihuahuas Rescued from Pennsylvania Home
More than 200 Chihuahuas were removed from a Benton, Pennsylvania home yesterday after officials deemed the environment dangerous to the dogs’ well-being. While it’s a terribly sad story to be sure, at least the internet community can breathe a sigh of relief that it wasn’t corgis.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Soccer Player Hope Solo
While soccer isn’t nearly as popular here as it is in other parts of the world, it seems to get its due in the US during the Olympics, at least. And when the women’s national soccer team won gold after a hotly-contested battle against Brazil at the 2008 Games in Beijing, its members became superstars.
You Can Now Get Mashed Potatoes and Gravy From a Vending Machine
In a move that will probably delight and disgust convenience store shoppers at the same time, 7-11 has begun offering mashed potatoes and gravy via a vending machine. Alas, the machines aren’t available here in the US yet. As strange as it sounds, we’d probably be first on line if they were.
Heroic Bus Driver Catches Girl After Three-Story Plunge
A bus driver became a hero on Monday when he caught a seven-year-old autistic girl in his arms after she fell three stories from a building in New York City. The remarkable rescue was caught on tape.
Family Leaves Pizza Server $500 Tip in Deceased Relative’s Honor
A loving family recently fulfilled a deceased relative’s last wish by eating at a local restaurant and lavishing the waitress with a massive $500 tip. Fortunately for us, they captured the touching moment on video.
Five-Year-Old ‘Modern Family’ Star Performs Adorable Adele Cover
So far we’ve learned that animals love Adele and that her music may even have magical healing properties. Now, five-year-old Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, who plays Lily on ‘Modern Family,’ gets in on the Adele craze by singing ‘Someone Like You’ from the backseat of her mother’s car.