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Wave of Dead Sea Creatures Hits Chile’s Beaches

Wave of Dead Sea Creatures Hits Chile’s Beaches

SANTIAGO: Heaps of dead whales, salmon and sardines blamed on the El Nino freak weather phenomenon have clogged Chile’s Pacific beaches in recent months. Last year, scientists were shocked when more than 300 whales turned up dead on remote bays of the southern coast. It was the first in a …

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No, Cinco de Mayo Is Not Mexican Independence Day — Here’s What It Is

No, Cinco de Mayo Is Not Mexican Independence Day — Here's What It Is

Today marks the 154th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo, a bicultural celebration that has become synonymous with margaritas, cervezas (beer) and the occasional controversy. But we found most people don’t know the real story behind this holiday. So here are five facts that will probably surprise you about Cinco de Mayo: 1. It’s not Mexico’s Independence …

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Columbus, Ohio Student Takes Mother to High School Prom to Give Her Experience She Missed

Columbus, Ohio Student Takes Mother to High School Prom to Give Her Experience She Missed

An Ohio high school student surprised his mom by giving her the prom experience she never got to have at his age. Trey Potter said he wanted to repay his mother, MelissaRoshan (MelRo) after everything she’s done for him. “She never had that experience and she’s risked so much for …

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The White House Loved Larry Wilmore’s Correspondence Dinner Jokes, And You Should Too

A few nightlies ago Larry Wilmore, seasoned comedy veteran and host of The Nightly Show (Comedy Central’s popular news program filling the hole Colbert left behind) was the host of the White House Correspondents dinner. The role was suitable of him, as a public supporter of the president, Wilmore was …

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Archaeogenetics: Study of Human Fossils Shows Migration Patterns in Europe From 45,000 Years Ago

A new study sheds light on the genetic composition of early modern humans, who arrived in Europe about 45,000 years ago and lived for millennia alongside our extinct cousins, the Neanderthals. In analyzing DNA from the ancient bones – 45,000 to 7,000 years old – of 51 of these prehistoric …

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VIDEO Woman Goes Off On Man for Using Food Stamps at Wal-Mart

VIDEO Woman Goes Off On Man for Using Food Stamps at Wal-Mart

A video posted on Facebook appears to show a woman confronting a man at Walmart for paying for his groceries with food stamps. The video, which has quickly gone viral, shows the woman standing behind the man, who was at the checkout counter with a child. The two had apparently already …

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Phytophthora Ramorum: Eradication of Tree-Killing Disease in California Is ‘Not Possible’

Phytophthora Ramorum: Eradication of Tree-Killing Disease in California Is 'Not Possible'

New research shows the sudden oak death epidemic in California cannot now be stopped, but that its tremendous ecological and economic impacts could have been greatly reduced if control had been started earlier. The research also identifies new strategies to enhance control of future epidemics, including identifying where and how …

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VIDEO 50 Cent Faces Backlash After Mocking Disabled Airport Employee

VIDEO 50 Cent Faces Backlash After Mocking Disabled Airport Employee

Rapper 50 Cent didn’t display much common sense when he posted a video of him mocking an airport employee. In the video, 50 Cent – whose real name is Curtis Jackson – turns his camera to a young man as he pushes a cleaning cart through the terminal. The rapper …

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Video Man Miraculously Survives Fall Off The Great Wall of China

Video Man Miraculously Survives Fall Off The Great Wall of China

This is the dramatic moment a man was caught on camera as he plummeted off the Great Wall of China. He was visiting the famously scenic spot on the Jiankou section when he fell on the May Day Holiday, a public holiday to mark Labour Day. He was spotted by …

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VIDEO Fake Traffic Stop Leads to Very Real Marriage Proposal

VIDEO Fake Traffic Stop Leads to Very Real Marriage Proposal

A young paramedic in South Dakota was surprised enough to see a police car pulling her over — but even more surprised when the officer got down on one knee. Rapid City Police posted the dashcam video to Facebook, under the title, “In pursuit of the perfect proposal.” At first, …

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