The media year in numbers – an animated GIF infographic

What better way to depict 2012′s year in media than with an animated GIF infographic? This graphic, currently going viral on social media, is by Yiying Lu, the artist who created the Twitter “Fail Whale.” She created it for data website Take a spin through it to see what happened by the numbers in […]

Crazy mall moments captured on video

Shoppers in a Sacramento, Calif. mall ran away Wednesday after a fight broke out between about 20 people, USA Today reports. The fight between juveniles began in the food court and prompted nearby stores to go on lockdown, shutting their metal door gates. Four people were arrested in relation to the brawl, and the mall […]

Blogger posts names of Journal News staffers

When a suburban New York newspaper, the Journal News, published the names and addresses of every pistol-permit-holder in three counties, second amendment groups all over the country cried foul (to be fair, a lot of others felt the paper went to far too). In response, a Greenwich, Conn. blogger, Christopher Fountain, gleefully posted information about […]

12 pets with their Christmas gifts – pics from social media

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Social media erupts in ridicule, outrage, defense of NRA

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Insane road rage attack caught on camera

A man in Australia was forced to drive around in circles and leave the roadway several times to escape an enraged driver who attacked him on the road. The incident was caught on video using what seems to be a dashboard camera in the victim’s car. After several minutes of chasing and ramming the victim’s […]

Update: Kid snatched by golden eagle video a student project hoax

UPDATE: The video is a CGI hoax created by three students in a Canadian production simulation class, according to a press release from Montreal’s National Animation and Design Centre. With all the publicity the college is getting, that’s worth an A. **** This video has been posted all over the Internet tonight, supposedly showing a […]

Visitors descend on doomsday landmarks

It’s time for Christmas vacations, unless you’re a doomsday believer. In that case, perhaps you’re taking a doomsday vacation instead. Residents of a French village say they are being plagued by visitors who believe it’s the only place on earth that will survive the supposed 12/21/12 apocalypse, UK’s The Telegraph reports. It seems that Bugarach, […]