Texas restaurant owner receives threats after Facebook comments on Connecticut shooting

The owner of Thai Noodle House in Austin, Texas has received threats after making a controversial Facebook comment about the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Connecticut. Thailand-born Eddie Nimibutr wrote on his Facebook page Friday “I don’t care if a bunch of white kids got killed. …When kids from minority groups get shot , nobody […]

Tweets from the scene: How the tragedy unfolded locally on Twitter

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Video: Aussie hurdler Michelle Jenneke wins us over again

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a day with Michelle Jenneke? Well, this guy has. Remember the, um, bouncy, Junior Olympian who hypnotized 50% of the world’s population with her warm up dance then went on to smoke her competition in the 100m hurdles? The Chive shows us what it’s […]

12 cats a-climbing Christmas trees

They just can’t resist becoming feline Christmas decorations to enliven the tree.

Man dies after dancing to ‘Gangnam Style’

You might feel somewhat ill after seeing yet another “Gangnam Style” parody on YouTube. But now the popular dance has claimed a real-life victim. An IT worker from Lancashire, England, collapsed and died after dancing to “Gangnam Style” onstage at his company’s Christmas party. According to The Telegraph, 46-year-old Eamonn Kilbride suffered acute heart failure […]

Here’s why you can see that iPhone app, but can’t yet grab it

When Apple released the Google Maps app on Wednesday night, there was a rush to download it by iOS users. But many found that while the app appeared to be there, it really wasn’t. If you did a search

Orca pod swims under kayakers

There’s whale-watching and then there’s this: a group of kayaking sightseers got the experience of a lifetime when a pod of orcas swam right under their kayaks. We don’t know where the footage was shot, but it’s pretty impressive it was shot at all considering the photographer was perched in a kayak with a whale […]

New law says TV ads can’t blare anymore

TV viewing could soon sound a little calmer. The CALM Act, which limits the volume of TV commercials, goes into effect Thursday. CALM stands for Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation. The act is designed to prevent TV commercials from blaring at louder volumes than the program content they accompany. The rules govern broadcasters as well as […]