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Houston is the ‘coolest’ city in America, according to Forbes

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Move over Austin, L.A. and the Big Apple. Forget Dallas and San Antonio. Stuffy old Houston is now the “coolest” big city in America, according to Forbes. The business website used seven “data points” in ranking 65 of the largest metro areas in the U.S. Those criteria include entertainment, arts and culture, restaurants and bars, [...] [Read More]
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Strange sea creature or intestines found in the Baltic Sea

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The Baltic Sea may be the breeding ground for strange creatures or just a place where false rumors are harbored. The latest in a line of strange sightings is a squirming creature that is dubbed by some as the “Loch Ness Condom.” The convulsing, ravel of a tubular pink object with transparent yellow membranes connecting [...] [Read More]
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Auto-tuned Bob Ross video is Internet sensation

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Today in awesome, PBS released another auto-tuned video from one of their iconic television shows, “The Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross. The video is similar to the auto-tuned Mister Rogers video that was a viral hit last month and shares Ross’ message that “every day’s a good day when you paint.” It was created [...] [Read More]
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Would you pay $2,300 for a hot dog?

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A fancy rooftop bar in New York City, 230 Fifth, has created a “haute” dog with a price tag of $2,300. [Read More]
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Swearing at work may cost you a promotion

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If you swear at work, you may be sabotaging your career. So says a new survey from Career Builder that found 57 percent of employers would be less likely to promote a cusser at the office. That said, half of all the workers in the survey of 2,000 hiring managers and 3,800 workers said they [...] [Read More]
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Baby eats crack while in care of grandma and her 22-year-old boyfriend

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A baby boy’s mother, grandmother, and the grandmother’s boyfriend are expected in court today after the 13-month-old ingested crack cocaine in Palmetto, Ga., according to CBSAtlanta.com. [Read More]
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Umpire ends Little League game after coach’s tirade

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Hearst Connecticut Media Group and other media outlets are giving a lot of play to the Little League state playoffs, in which Fairfield is one step away from the state title and a bid to the New England playoffs in Bristol. The Route 84 11-year-old summer league, on the other hand, had flown mostly under […] [Read More]
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Sally Ride comes out in obituary

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Sally Ride’s family disclosed in her obituary that she is survived by her partner of 27 years, Tam O’Shaughnessy. According to BuzzFeed: The pioneering scientist was, a statement from Sally Ride Science announced, survived by “Tam O’Shaughnessy, her partner of 27 years.” With that simple statement — listed alongside her mother, Joyce; her sister, Bear; [...] [Read More]
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Muppets company ends partnership with Chick-fil-A over gay marriage position

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Even Kermit the Frog was shocked over Chick-fil-A’s public views on gay rights last week. The Jim Henson Company chose to stop contributing toys for Chick-fil-A’s kids’ meals because of the fast food chain’s anti-gay marriage position. In a statement on its Facebook, the company behind “The Muppets” says it has “celebrated and embraced diversity [...] [Read More]
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One family faces potential heart transplants for all 5 children

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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy The Bingham family thought their medical nightmare was over when their eldest daughter, Sierra, got a heart transplant 6 years ago – but the nightmare had only just begun. Now, parents Stacy and Jason Bingham of Haines, Ore., are asking for the Ultimate [...] [Read More]
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