Monday April 22, 2019

Archive for the ‘Cool’ Category

15 Shirley Temple facts you should know in honor of the late child star

Hollywood became dimmer on Feb. 10, 2014 when Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who brought joy to Americans during the Depression died at age 85. As a tot, Temple was the country’s top box office draw from 1935 until 1938, and beat out Clark Gable, Bing Crosby and Joan Crawford — just to name a few.  More…

Man brings steer to Petco in test of ‘all leashed pets are welcome’ policy

A man and woman from Texas couldn’t help but laugh as they recently walked their leashed steer into a Houston-area Petco to really see if “all leashed pets are welcome” at the store. (with video)  More…

Rare 1987 Buick driven just 8.5 miles sold for $200,000

A rare 1987 Buick GNX muscle car with just 8.5 miles on the odometer sold in an online auction on Friday night for $200,000, nearly setting a record for the model. The black coupe is number 480 of the 547 cars like it that were built, with the last of them sold in 2017 for $220,000 after covering 68 miles in its life.  More…

Colorado high school wrestler forfeits state tournament match rather than wrestle girl

A Colorado high school student forfeited the state tournament match rather than wrestle a girl during the match. Brendan Johnston, 18, a senior at the Classical Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., forfeited his match against Jaslynn Gallegos.  More…

Frozen cat found buried in snow thawed by animal clinic

This feline may have just wasted one of her nine lives. A Montana cat named Fluffy was found frozen and buried in snow by her owners this week — and brought back to life by a team of veterinarians. “Amazing success and survival story from this week,” wrote Montana’s Animal Clinic of Kalispell.  More…

Ohio nail salon’s ‘indecent’ name causes hand wringing

An Ohio salon owner thinks she hit the nail on the head with her business name — even though some residents don’t agree. Dawn Moon, owner of Hand Jobs Nails & Spa, in Perkins Township, believes the name is good branding. “You don’t want something that they can’t remember.”  More…

Jet stream helps flight reach 801 mph due to jet stream

A Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London reached the ground speed of 801 mph with the help of strong winds, according to reports. The blistering speed was reached while at 35,000 feet above Pennsylvania. The Boeing 787 twin-jet aircraft was given a boost by a furious jet stream, the high-altitude air current along which storms travel.  More…

How to anonymously collect lottery winnings in New York

The winners of the largest-ever New York Lottery jackpot have pulled off the even more historic feat of collecting their checks anonymously — by following the advice of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The group of 23 Long Island coworkers scored the Mega Millions’ eye-watering New Year’s Day jackpot of $437 million, lottery officials revealed.  More…

Florida man trying to steal roommate’s prescription pills tricked into taking laxatives, police say

A Florida man who thought he was taking his roommate’s prescription pills got a rude awakening when he was caught red-handed taking what later turned out to be laxatives, police said.  More…

This Idaho teenager is making $50,000 on Seattle slush

When David Holston’s friend told him Seattle wouldn’t be prepared for all the snow, he got into his plow truck and drove from Idaho. The trip has paid off.  More…

Nick Sandmann’s Lawyers File Massive Lawsuit Against The Washington Post

Lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann filed a massive $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post on Tuesday and warned, "this is only the beginning."  More…

Travis Kauffman explains how he killed a mountain lion with his bare hands

The Colorado man who survived a mountain lion attack while out for a run in the woods recalled thinking “this would be a crappy way to die” during his fight for survival with the animal.  More…

How the top detective in NYPD history became a pizza man

Ralph Friedman never expected to spend his golden years behind the counter of a slice joint. But if you drop into Bleecker Street Pizza on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll find the retired cop standing guard. Tattooed and muscular, Friedman, 70, is part night manager, part cashier, part keeper of the peace at the busy New York pizzeria.  More…

Americans predicted to eat 1.38 billion chicken wings during Super Bowl

Chips and salsa, football-themed desserts and pulled pork sandwiches make it one of the best food holidays around. But there’s one reigning finger food that we all can’t get enough of. This year, Americans are expected to down 1.38 BILLION chicken wings!  More…

Trump golfs with greats Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus at his Florida club

President Trump said he had a “great morning” golfing with pros Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods Saturday at his private club in Florida.  More…