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Yearly Archive for 2012
Think you can surf a 78-foot wave?
Garrett McNamara did, and broke the Guinness World Records for the largest wave ridden for more than a foot.
But the 44-year-old Hawaiian pro surfer had no intentions to do so when he woke up that morning in Portugal, the Associated Press reports.[Read More]
Danny Lesh admits he’s a vigilante. But on Bike to Work Day, he’s a hero to bikers everywhere. The Washington, D.C., man told DCist and local TV stations his bike was stolen, then posted for sale on Craigslist. Lesh says he responded to the ad, took his own bike for a “test ride,” and drove [...] [Read More]
A new discovery by archaeologists provides more evidence refuting the popular idea the Mayans predicted Earth’s demise for Dec. 21, 2012. So the closest we’ll get is a terrible movie with John Cusack and Woody Harrelson. Sorry, world. An article published in the journal Science tells of the new discovery: Archaeologists have found a Mayan [...] [Read More]
A New Jersey tattoo artist loves his iPod Nano so much, he turned his body into an iPod dock of sorts. Dave Hurban of Dynasty Tattoo in Newfield, N.J., implanted four magnets into his wrist to hold his Nano in place at all times. This ups the ante on the trend of wearing Nanos as [...] [Read More]
A $100,000 electric car is suspected in sparking a fire at a Sugar Land home last week, according to media reports. [Read More]
A Connecticut novelty toy company is selling a “tanorexic” action figure based on the New Jersey mother accused of taking her 6-year-old daughter into a tanning booth. Patricia Krentcil, 44, pleaded not guilty last week to child endangerment after police accused her exposing her child to potentially harmful ultraviolent rays. The case has drawn international [...] [Read More]
Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann recently became a citizen of Switzerland after her husband claimed his heritage. “Congresswoman Bachmann’s husband is of Swiss descent so she has been eligible for dual-citizenship since they got married in 1978,” Becky Rogness said in a statement to POLITICO, which first reported the story in the United States. [...] [Read More]
Florida beaches are used to displays of blubber, but this is ridiculous. Swimmers were wading in the shallow surf of Fort Lauderdale Beach on Sunday when five or six manatees swam up and began cavorting in the knee-deep water. The onlookers laughed, squealed, gawked and even petted the frisky beasts as they splashed by. YouTube [...] [Read More]