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Mom’s 18-Point Terms and Conditions for Son’s iPhone

Like many teenagers, 13-year-old Greg Hoffman wanted an iPhone for Christmas. But to get one, he had to agree to and sign an 18-point set of terms and conditions – not from Apple or the phone company, but from his mom! "Merry [...]

New Year, New Oddball Laws

New year, new laws. When the ball dropped on midnight, January 1st, we not only rang in the new year, but also a slew of oddball laws from around the country. Good Morning America has [...]

Why Immigrant Children Do Better in School

Photo: Shutterstock A large study by Johns Hopkins University confirmed what many of us have known for a long time: children who immigrate the United States with their families tend to do better in [...]

Bar Gets Pregnancy Test Vending Machine for Female Customers

Healthy Brains for Children, a non-profit organization in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area, wants to reduce the incidence of fetal alchohol syndrome. So it plans to put 100 vending machines in bars to sell pregnancy tests. The idea is that women who suspect that they may be pregnant can check before taking a drink and potentially [...]

Mars Curiosity Rover’s Gears – Made in the USA

In this video, we learn about the Forest City Gear factory in Rockford, Illinois where all the gears and other moving parts for the Curiosity rover were made. “Anything that moves on the rover, any of the actuators, any of the gears — we cut all the gears that did that,” says Jeff Hallberg. [...]

Who’s Your Daddy?–The Paternity Testing Truck

Do you have a paternity testing emergency? Well, then, good news! There’s a mobile clinic in New York City that offers DNA matching tests: In what may be a first anywhere, a “Who’s Your Daddy” truck is cruising New York City selling DNA tests to people who want to confirm their child’s paternity or even whether [...]

Plane Carrying Proposal Banner Crashes

Mike Flynn hired a plane to carry a banner sating “Will you marry me?” over the beach in Rhode Island where his girlfriend Michelle would see it. Ten minutes into the flight, pilot Mark Simmons noticed his engine was failing. The plane crashed, but Simmons was unhurt. Meanwhile, Flynn was waiting at the beach, not [...]

Man Pursues His 30th College Degree

Many students can’t wait to be done with school, but not Michael Nicholson. The 71-year-old Michigan man has earned 29 college degrees and is now pursuing his 30th: "I just stayed in school and took menial jobs to pay for the [...]

Woman Fired For “Living in Sin”

Could you lose your job because you’re "living in sin" with your boyfriend? That’s what Ashlie Simpson, 31, of Colorado, claimed. She said that her employer Colorado Christian University fired her because of her lifestyle: "I was shocked to learn that CCU was [...]

Florida City Preemptively Banned Nightclubs, Dance Halls and Skating Rinks

Tennessee has banned hugging and other "gateways to sexual activity," and the city of Weston, Florida doesn’t want to be left behind: it has permanently banned nightclubs, dance halls and – gasp – skating [...]