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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 [...]

The Most Bowling Strikes Scored in One Minute

(Video Link) Last year, in Gainesville, Florida, Chad McLean bowled nine strikes in one minute, clinching a Guinness World Record. He didn’t score a strike on all of his throws, but he did on most of them. -via Yababoon

Back to the Future Tattoo

Marty McFly would have had an easier time if had had a plan for flux capacitor tattooed on this arm. Kevin Vanderhoof of Tampa, Florida inked Doc Brown’s original sketch on a fan. Link | Artist’s Website

Officer, That Meth You Found Hidden in My Groin Isn’t Mine, Nor Is the Groin

A couple of years ago, police officers in Florida found cocaine hidden up a man’s bottom. He denied that the cocaine was his.  More recently, a suspect in Spokane Valley, Washington went even further. Not only was the methamphetamine that officers found in his groin not his, neither was the groin: After he was taken out of [...]

13 Vintage Photos Of Hurricanes And Their Aftermath

As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall on the East Coast, here’s a look back at other dramatic hurricanes in American history. Galveston, Texas Hurricane, September 1900 This hurricane was the deadliest in U.S. history—the estimated death toll was 8000 (to compare, 1800 people died during Hurricane Katrina). Damage to a church. The hurricane, which had a storm [...]

The Last ‘Frankenstorm’: Video of the 1938 Nor’easter That Ravaged New England

Getty Images Hurricane Sandy is making its presence known across the Eastern Seaboard, with powerful winds beginning to lash the coast and rain starting to pour down from North Carolina to New York. And as millions of Americans across the East Coast hunker down, some are turning to history as a guide. In 1938, for instance, a [...]

This Weekend, We’re Letting College Kids Take Over

Getty Images* You might remember that request Jason posted a couple of weeks ago—the one asking college students to pitch us ideas for a little thing we call College Weekend. Well, that weekend is almost upon us. Starting at 8pm on Friday, we’ll be featuring a bunch of stories from college students—who are attending schools like McGill, [...]

Mysterious Giant Eye Washed Ashore

Photo: Cari Segelson/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Gino Covacci was walking along the surf in Pompano Beach, Florida, when he noticed something odd in the sand, a giant eyeball staring back at him. [...]

Floridians Now Renting Alligators to Swim in Pools for Kids’ Parties

A clown? A magician? No. All the cool kids these days have alligators at their parties: Apparently a Florida entrepreneurial genius, Bob Barrett, owner of Alligator Attractions in Madeira Beach, has come up with a hot new trend for entertainment of kids’ pool parties: letting actual alligators loose in the pool to swim with the children. “You say, [...]

9 More 2012 Presidential Candidates

The third party presidential candidates we told you about a couple of weeks ago were only the top of the list of those running for president in 2012. There are plenty more, but as you go down the list, information becomes harder to find. Here are a few that are either on the ballot somewhere [...]