Boys really love their video games. Police say that a brave seven-year-old boy physically confronted a much larger, armed robber who was attempting to rob a Game Stop in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Montgomery County Police Department posted a video of the security camera footage on YouTube. The video shows two masked men armed with guns barging into the store and ordering customers to move to the wall by the counter, where the two clerks were standing. One of the robbers passes by the seven-year-old, who did not hesitate to jump at the suspect and begin throwing punches. A robber then drags the boy behind the counter before the two robbers stole money and personal belongings from the store and its occupants. No one was reported injured (UPI)
6-year-old Obadiah Gamble received a birthday present he'll never forget - a visit from his favorite Minnesota Vikings player Teddy Bridgewater, who he invited to his birthday party with the catchy music video "Hey Teddy."
We found a list online of mistakes you might be making on the grill. And we've seen some before, like don't grill steaks while they're still cold. They should be at room temperature. But here are five more tips that might help you out this weekend . . .
1. Don't use too much lighter fluid. Put newspaper under the charcoal, and use THAT to get them started. Or if you have to use it, let the charcoal burn for about 30 minutes to burn it off. Otherwise your food might end up tasting like lighter fluid.
2. Make sure the grill is super hot, especially for steak. You want it to sear the outside. If you slow-cook steaks with the lid down, you basically end up steaming them, and they'll turn out dry.
3. Don't use direct heat all the time. Once they're seared on the outside, move them to the edge of the grill, so they don't get burnt.
4. Don't move the meat around too much. Let it sit for about four minutes after you put it on. And don't poke it or push down on it with tongs, because it makes all the juices leak out.
5. Don't cook too many things at once. If you cook two types of meat at the same time, the flavors end up transferring. And if the entire grill is full, you won't be able to move things to the edge of the grill when you need to.
AS you get ready for the Holiday weekend...keep this in mind:
When it comes to drinking, scientists usually focus on how bad it can be for you-- but what about how much fun you can have doing it? Researchers from the London School of Economics used an app they created called Mappiness, to survey 31,000 users on their happiness at random locations several times a day, on a scale of 1 to 100. They found that when users were drinking, their happiness increased by 10.79 points. Since drinking often occurs when other pleasurable events are happening (like hanging out with friends), the scientists controlled for those outside factors, and still they found that drinking increased happiness by 4 points-- which is considered a significant amount. Researchers note, "Drinking had the greatest impact when it came alongside otherwise unenjoyable activities (traveling/ commuting, waiting), and only increased the happiness of already enjoyable activities by smaller amounts (socializing, making love)." Also notable, while alcohol did boost happiness in the short term, it was not shown to make users more content in the long term.
You probably THINK you're pretty good at getting-it-on, because everyone does. But here's a super easy trick to make yourself even better, and it doesn't require any flexibility . . . or even effort. In fact, it rewards laziness.
A new study found that the key to having a good sex life is spooning for about six minutes afterward. That's it. You don't have to go longer than 10 minutes, but you shouldn't go less than five.
71% of women who cuddled up for six to 10 minutes after the last time they got-it-on gave the whole session a good rating.
But only 44% of women who cuddled for zero to five minutes said it was good.
And the researchers say there's a direct connection between spending some time lying together afterward, and feeling satisfied with your sex life overall.
And one more thing: The study also found that middle-aged people are more likely to try ADVENTUROUS new stuff in bed than younger people. So go have sex in a tree house or something . . . just make sure to cuddle after.
People between the ages of 40 and 59 are having the best, most adventurous sex. Which is fine, as long as the rest of us don't have to see it.
Do you stick with the standard ketchup-and-mustard combo on your hot dogs, or do you go crazy and just pile stuff on there?
Well, according to a new survey, the average American uses ELEVEN different toppings. But that's over the course of a year, not all at once. And it includes everything from ketchup to cheese.
The most popular toppings are mustard, ketchup, cheese, chili, onions, and relish . . . 73% of people said their favorite way to cook hot dogs is on the grill . . . and the number one topping we want to TRY is bacon.
A ten-year-old Collie in Portland, Oregon named Ollie was having health issues last week, and suddenly became PARALYZED.
A lot of things can cause paralysis in dogs, including a fractured vertebrae, or even cancer. But in this case the vet couldn't figure out why.
It got to the point where Ollie couldn't even go to the bathroom, so his owners decided to have him put down, so he wouldn't suffer anymore.
But right before Ollie was supposed to be euthanized, an intern was prepping him. And while she was petting him, she felt a LUMP behind one of his ears.
Her name is Neena Golden, and she's technically doing an "externship," which is like an internship but usually not as extensive. And it turned out the lump she found was a TICK, and THAT'S what was causing the paralysis.
Ollie's vet says he read about tick paralysis in school, but it's pretty rare and he'd never actually seen a case before. But once they removed the tick, Ollie was back to normal within about ten hours, and he should be fine.
(DoveLewis.org / CNN / KPTV)
(Check out photos of Ollie and the intern who saved him here)
A woman in South Africa posted a video where she's inside a tent on a nature preserve, and two LIONS are licking water off the outside of it. But they either don't know she's there or they don't care. So they don't try to eat her.
Talk about finding food on the run. A motorist in New South Wales, Australia questioned the safety of the road after seeing a flaming pizza oven being pulled on a trailer. Kerri Lacey posted a video of the incident to Facebook last week. The video shows a trailer-mounted pizza oven filled with flames while apparently cooking a pizza in transit on the freeway.
Ontario High School in Ontario, California had 550 seniors graduate last week. And I guess it's a good endorsement for the quality of education there that the kids immediately figured out there was something wrong with their diplomas.
Because the diplomas all came with nice red covers . . . that misspelled the word "school." It's on there as S-H-C-O-O-L.
The superintendent apologized, blamed it on the printing company, and said all of the kids will get new diploma covers.
A woman in Texas bought a Chewbacca mask last week that makes Wookie sounds when you talk. Then she went on Facebook and livestreamed herself trying it on . . . and now it's the most-viewed livestream EVER on Facebook.
As of last night, it had over 130 million views. She got it at Kohl's, so then they posted a video where three employees go to her house with a bunch of "Star Wars" toys for her kids, plus $2,500 in gift cards.
They also gave her family three MORE Chewbacca masks, which are hard to come by now . . . Kohl's, Target, Walmart, and Toys R Us are all sold out online because of the video.
Even older people are using emojis now. But apparently some of them have secret meanings for teenagers that the rest of us don't know. So if your kid texts you any of these six emojis, they might be insulting you . . .
1. The frog emoji. It's a way of calling someone ugly.
2. A dog emoji. It's a way of calling someone the b-word without actually saying it.
3. An emoji of a guy running, followed by a bowling ball. Apparently it means, "I'm going to hit you." (???)
4. Scissors can mean, "I'm going to cut you." But it depends on the context. Like if they also say they just got a haircut, it's probably not a threat.
5. A knife, followed by a face, followed by a showerhead. It means they're calling you a psycho.
6. A skull, followed by a right arrow, followed by a fire emoji means, "die in a fire."
Kim Kardashian's social media influence has put Iran on high alert. According to Iran Wire, the Organized Cyberspace Crimes Unit of the Revolutionary Guards believes Kim and other celebrities are working with Instagram to influence young people and women in the country away from Islam.
A spokesman for the group said on an Iranian news show, "Ms. Kim Kardashian is a popular fashion model so Instagram's CEO tells her, 'Make this native.' There is no doubt that financial support is involved as well. We are taking this very seriously."
Kim was asked about the situation at Cannes but she had not heard anything about it.
The news segment was part of the group's recent crackdown on people who have been secretly supporting and using social media for post that are deemed to be vulgar.
This story comes just one day after Kim accepted a Webby award and promised to take naked selfies until she dies.
Airport security officers in America are used to dealing with strange objects, but on Sunday they were left dead surprised - when a corpse was presented for checking.
The decaying body was wheeled into the security area of Atlanta International Airport on Sunday, dressed in beige clothing.
The crusty passenger was passed through the X-ray machine and sent on his way. But the TSA wasn't being disrespectful to the dead, it was actually a prop from 2003 horror movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Remember the tourists at Yellowstone National Park who put a baby BISON in their SUV last week? They thought he was going to freeze. And they got a ticket for interfering with wildlife.
Well, it just got a LOT worse. Because the rangers at Yellowstone just had to EUTHANIZE the baby bison.
Apparently after the rangers took him back to his herd, the herd wouldn't accept him, and abandoned him.
So he started approaching cars, which was a safety issue.
The park didn't have the resources to take care of him, and they couldn't ship him anywhere else for months because of a quarantine for a disease called brucellosis.
So sadly, the only option was to put him down. As far as we know, the tourists who took him aren't looking at any criminal charges . . . and the staff at Yellowstone is hoping this teaches everyone a lesson not to mess with the animals.
It's not hard to imagine you'd be hungry after being in a coma for over a month. Thirty five-year-old Army veteran Jake Booth developed bronchitis back in February, which unfortunately turned into pneumonia. This led to a heart attack that left Booth in a coma for 48 whole days. His family wasn't sure if he'd ever wake up, or if he'd suffered brain damage from the heart attack. But Booth did wake up, and the first thing he said was, "I want Taco Bell." It took him a while before he could actually eat solid food and enjoy his tacos, but he eventually got them. Taco Bell even sent him a T-shirt to help keep his spirits up for the duration of his recovery, which will take a while. Jake's brother set up a GoFundMe page to try and help with Jake's recovery expenses.
These people had good intentions but AWFUL common sense.
A father and son were visiting Yellowstone National Park last week, and spotted a baby BISON. But the temperature was down in the 30s, and they were worried he would FREEZE. So they grabbed him, put him in their SUV, and drove over to a ranger station.
The rangers had to explain that bison can handle cold temperatures, and gave them a ticket for interfering with wildlife.
There was a huge brawl in the eighth inning of the Blue Jays-Rangers game yesterday. And Rangers second-baseman ROUGNED ODOR landed a MASSIVE punch that caught JOSE BAUTISTA in the jaw. (It's pronounced Roog-ned Oh-DURE.)
It happened after Bautista slid past the bag at second base to break up a double play, which you're not allowed to do this year. And it DID look like a dirty slide. Then Odor shoved him, threw the punch, and both benches cleared.
This year is the 20th anniversary of Ozzfest, so they're bringing it back for one weekend in September . . . and they're merging it with SLIPKNOT's Knotfest.
Obviously the brightest minds weren't involved in the naming process, because this is what they came up with: Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. It goes down Saturday, September 24th and Sunday the 25th in San Bernardino, California.
BLACK SABBATHwill headline Saturday's show, with Megadeth and Disturbed on the bill. Slipknot will headline Sunday, with Slayer and Anthrax. There will also be a second stage named after the late, great Lemmy from Motorhead. (Check out the full lineup here.)
The announcement was made at a venue in Hollywood, by SHARON OSBOURNE. She introduced a bunch of the musicians, including OZZY, who hugged her from behind when he hit the stage. It doesn't seem like she thought it was a good touch.
But they did show up and leave together.
(TMZ has video of them leaving, plus a clip of Ozzy's alleged mistress Michelle Pugh going into the salon where she works. Maybe she didn't get fired after all. But on a related note, the "New York Post" says Ozzy was cheating with multiple women.)
It's Friday the 13th. So just because, here are five random GOOD things that happened on Friday the 13th . . .
1. The Hollywood sign was dedicated in the Hollywood Hills on Friday, July 13th, 1923. It originally said Hollywoodland, but the "land" part was dropped in 1949.
2. Steve Buscemi was born on Friday, December 13th, 1957. Without him, you wouldn't have "The Big Lebowski", "Reservoir Dogs", or "Boardwalk Empire".
3. The United States adopted its first equal employment act on Friday October 13th, 1967. President Lyndon Johnson signed an executive order saying the government can't discriminate in hiring practices based on gender.
4. Black Sabbath released their first album on Friday, February 13th, 1970. Although that one could go either way? It reached #8 on the UK Albums Chart and #23 on the Billboard 200.
5. The Olympics returned to their birthplace. The Summer Olympics were held in Greece in 2004, and the opening ceremony in Athens took place on Friday, August 13th. And Team USA ended up winning the most medals that year, with 101.
The Arkansas School for the Deaf actually has a leopard for a mascot. So, they're the DEAF LEOPARDS.
Here's the part you're not going to believe: It has nothing to do with the band DEF LEPPARD. They've been the Leopards since at least 1941 . . . 18 years before singer JOE ELLIOTT was born.
Anyway, someone started a petition asking the band to stop by while they were in Little Rock for a gig. It got less than 1,500 signatures . . . but the band DID see it.
They were in Little Rock last night, but unfortunately they didn't have time to actually go to the school. But they DID take a photo with four athletes from the school next to a replica of their scoreboard.
The kids met with the band backstage, but didn't actually go to the show.
By the way, Joe Elliott came up with 'Def Leppard' while he was in school. He was writing reviews for fake rock bands in his English class, and wanted a name that sounded like Led Zeppelin.
Originally, it WAS going to be "Deaf Leopard" . . . as in D-E-A-F . . . but they decided to change the spelling to D-E-F and L-E-P-P-A-R-D.
According to "Us Weekly", SHARON OSBOURNE found out about OZZY's affair by checking his emails. It's not clear if she suspected him first, or if that's just something she does . . . which totally wouldn't surprise me.
Anyway, that's how she found out he was having an affair with a celebrity hairstylist named Michelle Pugh. She was working at a salon in Beverly Hills at the time, but he was basically supporting her.
Obviously Sharon hit the roof. She and her daughter KELLY called the salon repeatedly for two weeks to get in touch with her. And it got so ridiculous, Michelle actually lost her job.
Sharon's back on "The Talk" after taking Monday off, but so far she hasn't actually said that Ozzy cheated. Ozzy only released one statement, where all he said was that the breakup had nothing to do with his sobriety.
GENE SIMMONS made some controversial comments about PRINCE in an interview with "Newsweek".
Basically, he said that DAVID BOWIE's death was tragic because he had a real sickness, and that Prince's was "pathetic," because he indulged in too many drugs.
Quote, "His drugs killed him. What do you think, he died from a cold? . . . I think Prince was heads, hands and feet above all the rest of them. I thought he left [Michael] Jackson in the dust. Prince was way beyond that.
"But how pathetic that he killed himself. Don't kid yourself, that's what he did. Slowly, I'll grant you . . . but that's what drugs and alcohol is: A slow death." Gene claims he's NEVER been drunk or high in his entire life.
Naturally, those comments ruffled some feathers . . . including those of his bandmate PAUL STANLEY. Paul Tweeted a link to the interview, and said, quote, "Embarrassed by cold clueless statements regarding Prince's death.
"Without all the facts better to say nothing. My apologies."
The only thing worse than a speeding ticket is when you get busted in a SPEED trap, because then you're out 200 bucks AND you feel like an idiot. So . . . where are you most likely to get nailed by one?
Thrillist just ranked all 50 states by how bad they are for speed traps. A website called Speedtrap.org tracks them. So it's basically the number of speed traps per capita. Not exactly advanced analytics, but we'll take it.
The 10 worst states for speed traps are: Vermont . . . New Hampshire . . . Michigan . . . Delaware . . . Oklahoma . . . Rhode Island . . . Louisiana . . . Illinois . . . West Virginia . . . and Colorado.
The 10 states that have the FEWEST speed traps are: Alaska . . . North Dakota . . . Mississippi . . . South Dakota . . . Kentucky . . . Montana . . . Hawaii . . . Nebraska . . . Arizona . . . and North Carolina.
They also included the most NOTORIOUS speed trap in every state. Just Google "The worst speed traps in every state."
Gene Hanson, a retired farmer from Edgeley ND is at it again with his "Field Art". He has been busy carving out political messages in his field.
One of the messages says "GOP get your act together." The other shows Hanson's support of Bernie Sanders for president with his slogan "Feel the Bern." He's the same guy who became an internet sensation after his massive field tribute to Prince.
In this clip from the latest episode of Britain's Got Talent, Liverpool, England-based dance group, Boogie Storm, earn a "Golden Buzzer" pass to the show's semi-final round from Simon Cowell with their amusing dance medley.
"Captain America: Civil War" made INSANE money this weekend: $181.8 million. That's the fifth biggest domestic opening of all time. Its worldwide gross is already $678.4 million. Here's this weekend's Top 10:
KFC just released a nail polish in Hong Kong that tastes like FRIED CHICKEN. And yeah, it's edible, so you can lick your fingernails and enjoy some chicken. They even made two flavors: Original and hot and spicy.
Unfortunately they didn't say whether they might bring it over here.
Earlier this week, we heard moms want cosmetics, a trip to the spa, jewelry, and flowers for Mother's Day. Unfortunately those are all pretty expensive. So here are five gift ideas that won't break the bank . . .
1. A bouquet of balloons. Florists always jack up the price of flowers around Mother's Day, because demand is so high. So a bouquet of balloons is cheaper, unique, and more fun.
2. Recreate a childhood photo. This has been a trend online for a few years now. It involves getting your siblings together and re-taking a photo from your childhood as grown-ups. Then you can give it to her in a nice frame.
3. Cook for her. Going to a restaurant is crazy on Mother's Day. So save your mom the hassle of the crowds by cooking her favorite meal at home.
4. Help out around the house. It's not quite as relaxing as a spa day, but it won't cost you anything to give her the day off and clean up around the house, do the laundry, or whatever odd jobs need to be done.
5. Spend time with her. That's really all most moms want. Go shopping with her, watch her favorite movie together, or just do something that makes her feel special and appreciated.
FRENCH BEER COMPANY TO OPEN DOG-STAFFED POP-UP BAR IN LONDON
Would you trust a dog to fetch you a beer? French beer company Kronenbourg 1664 is hoping people in London will. The company plans to open a pop-up bar in London called Bar D'Alsace-tian that will be staffed entirely by dogs. The bar will be opening today, and features Alsatian, also known as German Shepherds, serving the company's beer to customers. The dogs will apparently serve beer from custom lightweight barrels for free during two hour sessions. Guests are required to make a reservation to attend.
There's a 36-year-old woman in Columbus, Ohio named MelRo Potter, who had a pretty tough childhood. She was in the foster care system, and had to drop out of high school when she got pregnant with her son Trey, who's 18 now.
But she worked two jobs to support him . . . got her G.E.D. . . . and works as a motivational speaker now.
She missed out on the whole high school experience though, and always wished she'd been able to go to prom. And Trey knew he was the reason she couldn't.
So last month . . . he took her to HIS prom.
She says she actually tried to talk him out of it after he asked her, because she knew he could get a REAL date if he wanted to. But he says he's been planning to take her since he was 11 years old.
Plus, she's pretty hot. They posted some photos from prom night, and he's definitely a good-looking kid. But she might actually be out of his league.
She says that back in high school, her dream date was Johnny Depp. But it turned out that going with Trey was even better.
Another video of a kid drugged up after surgery is going viral. We're not sure where he's from, but his name is Brandon, and he broke his arm playing baseball.
And after he had surgery, he kept talking in a weird voice . . . said he just got back from Dubai, where he was partying with strippers . . . and told his mom not to tell his lawyer that they KILLED some people while he was there.
Some people think it's fake, like most of the surgery videos at this point. But he also kind of looks like ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL . . . especially during the bar scene in "Weird Science" when he tries to talk like a black guy.
It's official: The classic rock festival you WISH you saw 35 years ago is happening.
Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Roger Waters from Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young will take over the site of the Coachella festival in Indio, California on October 7th through the 9th.
Dylan and the Stones will kick things off on Friday the 7th . . . Neil and McCartney will play Saturday . . . and the Who and Roger Waters close things out on Sunday.
Tickets go on sale on Monday, and yeah, they're gonna set you back. A one-day general admission ticket is $200 . . . and all three days is $400. Want floor seats for all three nights? That's $1,600 out the door. Per person. Plus fees, of course.
With classic rock music actually leading in sales right now, yeah you heard us, than its only natural that we celebrate with the grand daddy of all festivals with a classic rock mega music festival! Check out the lineup HERE
LISBON, N.D. – A chance meeting at Lisbon's First and Last Chance Bar has Shiela Weisgerber smiling.
Weisgerber, who is raising triplet grandsons Dalton, Bentley and Ashton Peterson, received a $300 tip from a couple who overheard her talking about the boys with some regular customers, and then chatted with her about them.
It was nearly midnight Saturday, April 30, when the couple paid their bill and left it upside down on the bar. Weisgerber said. When she cleared their glasses and took the slip to the till, she was floored.
There, for a $33 bill, was a $300 tip and the message, "Take care of those boys!!" printed beneath.
"You read about it. You hear about it. .... It really shocked me. I went to the bathroom and I cried. I was really surprised," Weisgerber said.
Bar owner Dave Cole Jr. said it was a beautiful gift for Weisgerber, and for the town. too.
"It's fantastic. Anytime we can do some good in the world in general," Cole said. "The last few months have been really hard with random deaths around here. We really needed a boost. This was a godsend. Literally, it made everybody brighten up. ... You know that there still is good left."
Weisgerber, 48, has three grown daughters, Courtnee Marchetti, 30, Stephanie (Peterson) DeWolf, 28, and Emily Scott, 26.
The triplets were born to Stephanie, but she already had a child and felt she couldn't take care of three more, Weisgerber said.
So, Weisgerber took on the role of parent again when the boys were 2 months old.
Getting through the bottle feedings and diaper changings was tough, she said.
But the payoff has been pure joy.
"I love children and it wasn't in my cards to have more," she said. "And now I've been blessed to raise the boys. If I was asked to do it over again. I would. These little guys are a true blessing."
There has recently been sadness, too.
The boys' father, Joshua Ertelt, died in a car crash in late February, Weisgerber said.
Weisgerber has worked full time at the bar since October.
Early Sunday, May 1, she posted a photo of the bar tab, with the big tip and message of encouragement, on Facebook.
"You only read about things like this happening. ... So grateful," Weisgerber wrote.
When the boys' father died, Weisgerber opened a savings account for each of them. Each boy will now get $100 from that tip.
She said if she ever sees the couple again, she'll give them a big hug.
"Words can't describe how grateful I am. You know there's good out there. It helps, and it will help the boys later."
By Helmut Schmidt on May 2, 2016 at 7:48 p.m. www.in-forum.com
The archive footage shows that, like humans, cats lose coordination when first subjected to zero gravity moving in a straight line until they bump into something. Scientists from Nasa and the U.S Air Force sent both cats and pigeons flying in a C-131 jet on a trajectory that gave 15 seconds of weightlessness. Pigeons also lost their coordination with some filmed flying upside down.
When you hear this, you might think it's one of those classic, frivolous American lawsuits by some moron. But just wait . . . by the end you'll TOTALLY be on this woman's side.
Stacey Pincus of Chicago, Illinois just filed a class action lawsuit against Starbucks . . . because they put too much ICE in their iced coffee.
Sounds dumb, right? Just hear her out. She points out that Starbucks advertises their drinks by how many ounces they have: 12 ounces in a tall, 16 in a grande, 24 in a venti, and 30 in a trenta.
And that's how much coffee you get . . . if you order it HOT. But if you order it iced, you get a cup full of ice, which cuts into the amount of coffee. So in a venti, you only get 14 ounces of coffee with 10 ounces of ice. Instead of 24 ounces of coffee.
Her lawsuit says, quote, "[You] get just over half of the advertised amount, and just over half of the amount for which you are paying." She also found that makes iced drinks the most profitable items on the menu.
So she wants $5 million for all the people who've been ripped off in the past 10 years. The suit is also demanding that Starbucks serve iced drinks in bigger cups so you get the full amount of coffee you order.
It's been a week-and-a-half since PRINCE died, and even though there still isn't a cause of death, there were a few developments over the weekend.
For starters, Prince's personal chef says he noticed he was drinking less water, eating less, and looked like he was losing weight. Quote, "He wasn't himself probably the last month or two. I think he was just struggling with being sick a lot."
He said Prince was dealing with a sore throat and stomach pains, which isn't a surprise since we've heard he'd had the flu . . . but then again, it sounds like he was struggling with it for a while, so maybe it was something more serious.
Other reports claim Prince was getting outpatient treatment from a doctor for his chronic hip pain. Supposedly, he was trying to get off the meds he was using . . . so that MIGHT mean he was worried about becoming addicted to something.
Also, a bank cracked open Prince's secret personal vault . . . the one that supposedly has all his recordings. It's the bank that had recently been appointed the trustee of his estate, and since no one had the combination, they needed to break in so they could protect his assets. It's unclear what they found.