Christine Nix

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5 Years Ago, Best Friend Fulfilled Soldier's Final Wish By Wearing Fluorescent Dress To His Funeral

It should’ve been a somber affair, but that wasn’t Pvt. Kevin Elliott’s style.<p>While on a break from serving in Afghanistan, Elliott gave his best friend, Barry Delaney, specific instructions were he to die in action. The Dundee, Scotland, soldier made Delaney promise that he would wear a bright …

'Road Rage Lady' Arrested In Hawaii After Video Goes Viral (Explicit Language)

Kimberly Ong, 45, turned herself in to police on Friday after a video of her road rage went viral, according to Hawaii News Now.<p>The video, which was recorded by Ryan Arakaki while he was driving his truck, shows Ong driving erratically while honking and screaming at Arakaki for cutting her off. She …

Brave 12-Year-Old Boy Fights Off Alligator, Comes Out On Top

Matthew Kelly isn't just a hero -- he's one lucky boy.<p>The 12-year-old Louisiana native is one of the very few kids who can say he was attacked by an alligator and not only survived, but also walked out of the water with relatively minor injuries. On Sept. 6, he was spearfishing with his father, …

Ready For Mortal Kombat In An Elevator? These People Weren't.

Have you ever gone into an elevator and been frightened into thinking a video game character was going to beat the sh*% out of you?<p>If you answered "no," that's because you haven't come across prankster Yousef Saleh Erakat of YouTube channel FouseyTube ... yet.<p>Watch Erakat confront unsuspecting …

Dad Punishes 4-Year-Old Son By Making Him Hold 'I Hit Little Girls' Sign

Children need to be taught that violence toward women is never, ever acceptable. But humiliating them is not the way to teach them that lesson -- or any lesson, for that matter.<p>When dad Rob Devine found out his 4-year-old son, Tristan, had gotten in trouble at school for hitting female classmates, …

Colossal Squid Dissected In New Zealand, Broadcast Live Online

It's a creature so frightening that it may have inspired ancient legends such as the kraken, and so rare that only two intact adult specimens have ever been found. And on Tuesday, viewers around the world got to see the colossal squid like never before when scientists dissected one in a live …

700-Year-Old Skeleton Couple Found Holding Hands

Seven hundred years after their death, a couple has yet to part.<p>Archaeologists excavating the site of a long-lost chapel in the countryside of Leicestershire, England unearthed the skeletons of a couple who appear to have been buried together holding hands.<p>Experts from the University of Leicester …

11 Epic Tree Houses That Will Make Every Single Kid Jealous

Remember when you were a kid and you used to spend almost every afternoon climbing trees? You may have even had a cool tree house in which you held all your secret meetings.<p>Well, not to diminish those fond childhood memories or anything, but these homes built in the forests and woods are precisely …

Ancient Egyptian Hair Extensions Are 3,300 Years Old

Hair extensions may seem like a modern fashion trend, but it turns out they've been around a whole lot longer than most people realize, as a recent discovery out of Egypt shows.<p>The skull of a woman who lived more than 3,300 years ago was uncovered with roughly 70 hair extensions still in place.<p>"The …

The Definitive Guide To Having Sex.. On Furniture

File this under "new uses for old things," even if it isn't your average DIY. Well, the "do it" part holds true, but according to U.K.-based furniture retailer True Interior, who compiled a list of furniture pieces you might consider having sex on, this isn't a project you're going to go at …

Florida Satanic Church To Pass Out Children's Coloring Books In Public Schools

Have you ever wondered what a Satanic children's coloring book might look like? Well, thanks to the great state of Florida you can now know for certain.<p>Behold, the "The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities," a coloring book that is being disseminated across Orange County public schools, …

Beheaded Maya Massacre Victims Found

Scholars report the discovery of dismembered war captives from seventh century.<p><b>Two dozen Maya war captives were beheaded, dismembered, and buried unceremoniously some 1,400 years ago at the site of Uxul, an international team reported on Tuesday.</b><p>The victims were likely rulers of nearby towns at war …

On trail of suspect in Pennsylvania trooper’s ambush killing, police say

Information found by trackers – both human and canine – surveying the 250-mile search area around rural Blooming Grove, Pa., indicates police are on the trail of the self-taught survivalist suspected in the ambush shooting attack that killed one Pennsylvania state trooper and wounded another, a …

The World's Top Destination For Comic, Movie & TV news

3 17 mins ago CBR Exclusives<p>In Wonder Woman Annual #2, Diana Prince rocks a new, temporary superhero costume that mixes the old, the new... and the …

Combatting Sun 'Farts' and Other Unwanted Electromagnetic Pulses

Dr. Michael J. Frankel, a senior scientist at Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory, doesn’t stay up at night thinking about how a nuclear bomb …

Homeland Security

23 Music Videos Starring Pre-Fame Celebrities

Though some of the songs may be forgettable, these 23 pre-fame actors at least made the videos memorable.<p>1. Zooey Deschanel<p>When Zooey Deschanel was …

Angelina Jolie

10 Crazy Ways People Amused Themselves Before Television

Before people had hundreds of channels, if they wanted to watch surgery or gawk at celebrity babies, they had to actually leave the house.<p>1. …

Great Depression

50 Weird Laws Still on the Books

John Green discusses 50 surprisingly illegal activities such as playing BINGO (for longer than 5 hours) and using Silly String.<p>To see all our videos …

Pop Culture

23 Places Where the Konami Code Lives On

Way back in 1985, Kazuhisa Hashimoto was working on the arcade game <i>Gradius</i>. Because he didn’t want to actually play the whole game during the testing …

The Complete History of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you were a kid in the 1980s or 90s, you probably spent some time reading, watching, or playing with four adolescent reptilian martial arts experts …

8 How-To Books From 100 Years Ago That Are Still Useful

Nineteenth and early 20th century authors knew a thing or two about baby-naming, football-watching, drink-making, and more.<p>1. <i>How to Name a Baby</i> …

11 Beautiful Alphabets from Ancient and Medieval Times

From simple to ornate, from angular to curvy, from lines to ribbons and animal heads, go way beyond Helvetica with these 11 samples from <i>The Book of</i> …

Stephen King

The Volcano that Changed Everything

The Volcano That Rewrote History. When Tambora erupted in 1815, the effects were felt everywhere, and for a long time.<br>*<br>To say we have an obsession …

Meet the Nightmare-Inducing Goblin Shark

On April 19, Carl Moore was fishing in the Gulf of Mexico when he brought up the catch of a lifetime in his shrimp net: a live <i>Mitsukurina owstoni</i>, or …

6 Recently Discovered Facts About Neanderthals

We first discovered the remains of a Neanderthal in 1829. Almost two centuries later, we’re still uncovering the secrets of our distant relatives. …

Sesame Street

9 Weird Dance Crazes From '90s TV Shows

Nothing says the '90s like a cheesy dance craze. These dances will bring back some memories—feel free to dance along.<p>1. "The Bartman" from <i>The Simpsons</i><p>…

The Most Desirable College in Each State

Today's map comes from eCollegeFinder, which set out to find the "most desirable" school in each state, at least in terms of how many people try to …

The Animals of Chernobyl

In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster devastated a region of what is now Ukraine. Around the nuclear plant, a ~1,000-square-mile "Exclusion Zone" …

Insects