The stated goal of college fraternities and sororities is to promote brotherhood and sisterhood among their members. In many of these organizations, hazing of pledges is a technique that is used to build these bonds. Occasionally, though, this hazing gets out of hand, and a pledge is seriously injured or worse. So, should colleges ban hazing to protect their students?
Florida, the state that brought us alligator wrestling, has a new aquatic activity you can participate in with a feared predator. Wild Things, a private zoo in Dade City, is now allowing its visitors 30 minutes in the pool with a tiger cub for $200.
It's tough to be a teenage boy—all those raging hormones and nobody to help you with that.
But a 14-year-old in Germany figured out a way to scratch that particular itch: He decided to hit the local brothel (which are legal over there). The only problem? He didn't have enough cash to get the kind of action he was looking for. So he snatched about $3,000 worth of his mother's jewelry and pawned it for $380, enough to cover two trips to the house of ill repute for him and a friend.
In a recent Yahoo News and Esquire poll of 1,002 adults, Barack Obama was pitted against Ronald Reagan and Mitt Romney got a hypothetical matchup with Bill Clinton. In both cases, the ex-president defeated the current presidential candidate by a healthy margin.
Which begs the question of who would win a fantasy presidential matchup of Clinton vs. Reagan? Yahoo and Esquire surveyed that, too.
If you drive a cab in Las Vegas, you're gonna see some crazy things. But the biggest jolt of Adam Woldemarim's cab-driving career came last month after he finished a shift and was cleaning up his van. In the back seat of the vehicle was a soft laptop case that a fare had left behind. But instead of housing a computer, the case held $222,510 in cash.
When faced with eating something really disgusting—like, say, a cockroach—one strategy would be to think to yourself, "At least this won't kill me," before chowing down.
That technique wouldn't have worked, however, for Edward Archbold. On Friday, the 32-year-old entered a roach-eating contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach, Florida, and won after devouring "dozens" of three-inch discoid roaches in a four-minute time period.
For the first time in U.S. history, Protestants do not comprise a majority of the population—but not because another religion is about to surpass it. Instead, the fastest-growing religious affiliation in America is, in fact, no religious affiliation.
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