When travel blogger "Adventurous Kate" was asked to review the Perama cruise tour in Indonesia in exchange for a free cruise, we imagine she was a little more than ecstatic. But when she heard a disconcerting thud and felt her boat sinking in the middle of Indonesia's waters mid-sail, that excitement took a major plunge.
Lt. Daniel DeVirgilio got a bill from his cable company that was so shocking, it was hard to take seriously.
Time Warner Cable charged the 26-year-old Beavercreek, Ohio man a whooping $16,409,107 for his basic cable service last month. When DeVirgilio called Time Warner to complain, the representatives were as baffled by his bill as he was.
13-year-old seventh grader Jazlyn Freel claims the incident took place during a routine science class.
"She asked me to stop talking, and then a couple minutes went by, and I started to talk again, and she came to me and put it on my mouth," she said. "I had to cough, so I took the first piece off, so she went into her desk, and she took another piece out, and she put it on my mouth again."
She's used to breaking headlines, but today, Katie Couric is making some of her own.
According to a report from the AP, Couric is leaving her historic anchor post at 'CBS Evening News' after joining the program less than five years ago, in 2006. Her next move: a syndicated talk show, which is expected to launch in 2012.
Couric's contract with CBS ends on June 4, though no word on when her official last broadcast will be.
Two weeks ago, the Berlin Zoo's most famous resident -- Knut, a 4-year-old polar bear -- was observed seizing up before collapsing into the water in front of a 600-person crowd. He died shortly after, much to the dismay of zookeepers and officials.
Since his March 19 passing, pathologists have studied Knut's body to determine the actual cause of death. They say he ultimately died from drowning, but that a serious underlying infection that caused his brain to swell was the true culprit.
Last month, a video of a Jacob Tucker pulling off a series of spectacular slam dunks became a viral hit. What made the video so striking is that Tucker, a guard for Division III school Illinois College, is white and under six-feet tall -- both traits that aren't typically associated with the dunk.
The purpose of the video was to convince the public to vote Turner into the NCAA's annual slam dunk contest. The public obliged, and on Thursday night, he justified their decision by winning it.
To remain unrecognized while nabbing loads of cash from various banks across Upper Austria, a man, nicknamed the "Obama-robber," donned one of the world's most recognized faces. He began robbing banks in 2008 and, in 2009, began wearing a Barack Obama mask for each robbery.
In addition to the reconstruction at Shapleigh Middle School, the road in front of the school was widened to allow for on-street parking. It's the on-street parking that upsets Linscott, who claims that he and his neighbors have had to deal with random people trespassing on their property.
Some may say that Texas fisherman Jason Kresse caught a shark, but when the 375-lb. sea creature jumped into his boat early last Monday, it kind of caught him instead.
The 29-year-old Freeport resident was out fishing for a red snapper with two coworkers about 50 miles off the Gulf of Mexico coast when they felt something hit the side of the boat. A few seconds later, the mammoth Mako was thrashing around inside the boat, much to Kresse and his posse's surprise.
Researchers at Wake Forest University had 25 volunteers watch a five minute video of a person either scratching their arm or sitting idly. As the videos played, the volunteers who were viewing the images of scratching were twice as likely to start scratching, as well. (Admit it: You totally want to scratch your arm as you're reading this.)
Our impulse to mimic the itching of others may have evolved as a way to prevent parasitic infestations from jumping from person to person, suggest the researchers.
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