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The most Internet-savvy pope in history will be sharing Lenten messages in 140 characters or less now through Easter. Pope Benedict XVI began sending tweets, in a few different languages, through the Twitter account of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication, @Pope2YouVatican. Today, the account tweeted, “BXVI: The Lenten season offers us once again an [...] [Read More]
Jeb Corliss, the famous BASE jumper, is expected to be released from a South Africa hospital Friday after an accident five weeks ago in which he smashed his legs when he hit the side of Table Mountain on a jump. Corliss, aka the “Bird Man,” flies at about 120 mph after jumping from tall buildings and mountains. [Read More]
A Nebraska woman is hoping that someone will admit to liking McDonald’s enough to buy a chicken McNuggget that she believes looks like the face of George Washington. Rebekah Speights is selling the nugget, which she claims sports a profile of the first president, on Ebay with the hopes of raising funds for the children [...] [Read More]
By Erin Mulvaney Houston Chronicle Staff Writer GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made it clear that he is a Seinfeld fan by mentioning the show more than once on the campaign trail. This morning, however, Jason Alexander, who famously played George Costanza in the show, made it clear he is not a fan of [...] [Read More]
If you sent Jason Campbell a wedding present last week, you might be miffed to learn that his nuptials were called off at the last minute. But probably not as miffed as the 162 guests, many of whom flew to the event in the Dominican Republic, the home of his bride-to-be. One report had the [...] [Read More]
If you think ultimate fighting, is rough, meet Ultimate Tazer Ball. The players carry tasers, those self-defense devices that are intended to shock would-be attackers, and zap each other when necessary in a battle over a huge ball on something like a soccer field. [Read More]