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Looking for a new way to watch the Olympics? Startup company SmartThings has just the machine for you — the Patriotic Party Machine. The fun-loving contraption automatically pours a shot each time a team USA Olympic athlete wins a medal. Using the SmartThings platform, the machine connects to the internet and dispenses the liquor upon [...] [Read More]
By DIANA HEIDGERD ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS (AP) — Randy Travis was charged with driving while intoxicated and threatening law officers after the country singer crashed his car and was found naked and combative at the scene, officials said. A mug shot released by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office shows a battered-looking Travis in a gray [...] [Read More]
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who got on the dance floor Tuesday night in Pretoria, South Africa, has been dubbed “Nimkita” – “the one who brought the snow” – because a rare snowfall came during her visit to the nation. On a trip designed to strengthen trade and investment relations between South Africa and [...] [Read More]
Bobak Ferdowsi, likely NASA’s only heartthrob, might just be the most sought-after man in the nation right now. Ferdowsi, who became instantly famous for simultaneously looking attractive and landing the Curiosity rover on Mars — impossible! – has more marriage proposals than he probably knows what to do with right now. Take a look at [...] [Read More]
You can’t be scared of heights to participate in this new world record — Friday evening, 138 skydivers formed a synchronized snowflake design 18,500 feet in the air above Ottawa, Illinois. The group of divers put the last record to shame — a formation with 108 divers in 2009, reports Time magazine. Jumping from six [...] [Read More]
When envisioning the spirits of the dearly departed, most conjure up visions of floating translucent entities, not jersey-wearing super fans. Whether it’s flag-decorated hearses, special Aggie burial plots or league-licensed caskets, super fans can show those of us that have not shaken this earthly coil just who they will root for in the great beyond. [...] [Read More]
The United States Supreme Court has recently addressed health care, immigration laws and copyright protections, while in Italy they’re debating … men’s private parts. In a longstanding case, the Italian high court ruled it illegal to tell a man he has “no balls.” The case was brought by a lawyer who got into a courtroom [...] [Read More]