Startup to Make Salami from Celebrity Tissue
A startup company called BiteLabs says it wants to grow meat from celebrity tissue samples in order to make artisanal salami. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) thinks this can't be real.
Milk and Cookie Shot Created by Cronut Baker
Following the success of the Cronut, Dominique Ansel is debuting the next big thing. It's an edible cookie shot with milk on the inside. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) is very excited.
Local News Anchor's ‘Let It Go’ Parody From ‘Frozen’ is Epic
A WGN morning news anchor in Chicago is doing his part to help people embrace the crazy winter weather. His parody of the hit song 'Let it Go' celebrates all the positive aspects of the snow and even scares a few passersby! Lindsey Granger (@MissLindseyG) has all the harmonious details.
Help Create the Official 'People's Map of Mars'
Mars One, the mission to send people permanently to Mars by 2025, is partnering with space mapping company Uwingu to create a 'People's Map of Mars.' It'll be the official map on the Red Planet, and you can help name formations for as low as $5. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) would like to put just one rule in place.
New York Times Corrects '12 Years A Slave' Article 161 Years Later
The New York Times printed a correction to an article written in 1853 about Solomon Northup, who's memoir was turned into the Oscar-winning film '12 Years a Slave.' The error came to light when a Twitter user noticed the paper misspelled his name. Lindsey Granger (@MissLindseyG) has the 161-year-old details.
Fake Chef Pranks News Stations with Really Gross Leftovers
Nick Prueher appeared on several television news stations in the midwest during the holidays posing as 'Chef Keith Guerke.' He tricked reporters into eating leftovers blended together, and now his secret is out. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) explains how he pulled it off.
Ellen's Oscar Photo Breaks Twitter, Plus a Few You Missed
Ellen Degeneres broke Twitter with her now historic celebrity selfie, but that wasn't the only photo she tweeted during Oscar night. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) shows you some of the behind the scenes celebrity photos you may have missed.
Film Crew Worker's Death Prompts Hollywood Movement
Following the tragic death of camera assistant Sarah Jones, the outpouring of support from her peers working in the film and television industry has been tremendous, with a Facebook page called 'Slates for Sarah' and a petition to the Academy to add Sarah to the In Memoriam segment at the Oscars. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
Model's Hair in Subway Ad Seems to Blow As the Train Passes
An amazing interactive hair product billboard at a Stockholm subway stop integrates the arrival of a subway train with the motion of the model's hair. Jen Markham explains why this latest interactive billboard might do the best job at advertising the product.
Jeff Gordon Pranks Reporter, Takes Him on High Speed Police Chase
Jeff Gordon is at it again. This time, he's pranking automotive reporter, Travis Okulski, who claimed Jeff was faking his first prank video for Pepsi. Gordon disguises himself as an ex-convict cab driver and takes Travis on a high-speed police chase he won't soon forget. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has the story.
Woman Live-Tweets Her Father Passing Away
Laurie Kilmartin's father is passing away from lung cancer. So to celebrate his life, she's live-tweeting his death in a compassionate, up-beat and sometimes humorous way. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has the story.
Pope's 'Mini-Me' Unimpressed By Pontiff's Blessing
A 19-month-old wearing a pope outfit screams as he's handed to Pope Francis for blessing, resulting in a hilariously adorable encounter between His Holiness and his angry mini-me. Jen Markham has the video.
Woman Calls 911 Over Raw Waffles
Tampa Bay Police are releasing audio of several non-emergency calls to 911, including a woman who called because of raw waffles, a woman who tripped over a wire in her home, and a man who called after his remote car starter wasn't working. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) is worried where this trend is going.
Jimmy Kimmel Behind Sochi Wolf Video Prank with Luger Kate Hansen
Jimmy Kimmel reveals he was the mastermind behind the viral Sochi wolf video that fooled so many media outlets. As John Basedow (@JohnBasedow) reports, the late night host gave all the details of how he plotted with American luger Kate Hansen to create the prank which involved recreating Hansen's hotel room in LA, hiring a Timber Wolf hybrid to walk the halls, and commandeering Hansen's Twitter account.
'Quinning' Newest Olympic Meme
When a picture showing how U.S. bobsledder Johnny Quinn broke out of his locked bathroom stall in Sochi went viral, it was only a matter of time before it became its own meme. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
Heckler Knees Comedian in Groin On Stage
Comedian Grant Lyon was confronted on stage by Chattanooga pro wrestler 'Nature Boy' Paul Lee, who kneed the comedian in the groin. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains how many rules that breaks.
DJ Tries to Win Sofia Vergara's Heart Through Song
A radio DJ in Australia found out the Modern Family cast was filming down under, and he wasted no time trying to get in touch with one of the show's stars. Lisa D'Souza shows how he jumps at the chance to win actress Sofia Vergara over. Check more of his soulful song here www.novafm.com.au.
Under Armour Uniforms May Be Slowing Down U.S. Speedskaters
The United States men and women's speedskating teams have fallen short of expectations at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The Wall Street Journal reports the team's lackluster performance may be due to their new skating suits. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has the details.
Make-Out Practice Pillow May Give You the Creeps
If you've ever practiced kissing on your pillow, the 'Make-Out Practice Pillow' will make the experience a little more real. That is, if the product itself doesn't creep you out. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
Best Alternatives to Flappy Bird
The popular mobile app Flappy Bird was deleted from app stores everywhere. But if you're still desperately trying to play, there are a few knockoffs that can get you through the day. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has you covered.
Adorably Needy Penguin is in Love With Zookeeper
A penguin at Matsue Vogel Park in Japan seems to have chosen one of her human caretakers as her life partner. A video posted by the park shows just how attached she is to her new love. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
Genius Crow Solves Eight Complex Puzzles in Amazing Video
Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they've proven crows aren't just the one of the smartest birds in the world, but even smarter than most preschoolers. A video shows a crow solving eight complex puzzles in a row in order to reach food. Jen Markham has the video.
Principal Raps Vanilla Ice Cover in Latest School Closing Announcement
School administrators have a lot of time on their hands this year since the heavy and frequent snow is causing schools to close throughout the Northeast and Mid Atlantic. Many are coming up with creative ways to announce snow days. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
'Flappy Bird' Removed from App Stores by Creator
The creator of 'Flappy Bird' removed the popular game from app stores because, according to a tweet he shared, he couldn't take it anymore. That's open to interpretation, but Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) guesses it could be due to hate tweets the creator was getting.
'The Walking Dead' Pranks New Yorkers with Zombie Attacks
'The Walking Dead' is returning to AMC, and the show is getting people amped for the new season by scaring the heck out of New Yorkers. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPintheDym) says this isn't the first time a TV show or movie has used scare tactics for promotion.
McDonald's Reveals Chicken McNuggets are not Made of Pink Goop
There are a lot of rumors about what exactly goes into McDonald's Chicken McNuggets, especially with the infamous 'pink goop' photo on the Internet, and the fast food chain is setting the record straight in a new commercial. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) fills you in.
Tips to Better Enjoy Winter
Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) offers some tips on getting through the cold dark days of winter before spring. The hint? Be active!
81-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Feeding Bears
An elderly woman in Florida was arrested after police say she continually fed bears on her property, despite a court order and orders from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to stop doing it. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the story.
Old Spice Super Bowl Tickets: Exclusive Interview with Both Winners
After tracking down Buzz60 producer Scott Knowlton, one of the two people who won Super Bowl tickets after calling the number shown in an Old Spice ad, Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) tracked down the other lucky guy. He speaks exclusively with both men who are headed to the Super Bowl this weekend.
Ridiculously Gory Australian 'Stay in School' PSA is Likely a Hoax
Aussie comedy duo Henry & Aaron (www.henryandaaron.com) have created another viral video, showing what could potentially happen-- but has NEVER happened-- when teens skip class for a day at the beach. Warning: the video is very graphic. Called 'Set Yourself Free,' the video was written and directed by Henry Inglis and Aaron McCann and produced by Lauren Elliott. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
5 Examples of Real Phone Numbers in Ads, Movies or TV
After Buzz 60 producer Scott Knowlton won a pair of Super Bowl tickets by calling a number he saw in an Old Spice commercial, it got us thinking...when else has a real number popped up on screen? Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has the story.
Instagram Pictures Reveal Happiest City
Belfast, Ireland was named the 'Happiest City in the United Kingdom' by app Jetpac City Guides, which analyzed 100 million Instagram photos in the UK and found that photos from Belfast had the most smiles. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
Adorable Puppy Helps Owner Come Out in Video
Ivan Cruz tells the story of how he came out, through the eyes of his dog, Thor. Man and pup are hoping it will give others the courage to do the same. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
NASA Sued Over Mars 'Jelly Doughnut' Rock
NASA is being sued by a man who says the organization is not investigating the 'jelly doughnut' rock found on Mars for signs of alien life. The terms of the suit are pretty wacky. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) reports.
Beyonce 'Feminist' Class and Other Celebrity University Courses
A class called 'Feminist Perspectives: Politicizing Beyonce' is being offered at Rutgers University in New Jersey. This isn't the first time a course about a pop icon has been made available. Rutgers previously had a class in 'Bruce Springsteen Theology,' and the course on Bey has been around for a bit. Jay Z, Queen Bey's husband, is the topic of a sociology course at Georgetown University. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has more.
Phone Number Shown in Old Spice Ad Leads to Free Super Bowl Tickets
With the Super Bowl coming up, Old Spice decided to spice things up and pre-release an ad that will air during the big game. In the ad, there's a hidden phone number. A viewer decided to call that number and unsuspectingly was gifted two tickets to the Super Bowl! Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has an exclusive interview with that lucky dude.
Chipper Jones Rescues Freddie Freeman from Atlanta Snowstorm
Atlanta, Georgia wasn't prepared for 3 inches of snowfall and it resulted in a massive traffic jam, dubbed Snow Jam 2014. Even Atlanta Braves first basemen Freddie Freeman needed a rescue from his former teammate Chipper Jones. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the play by play.
5 Worst People at Every Super Bowl Party
Every Super Bowl party has certain people you want to avoid: the person who shows up with nothing, the person who puts too much stock in the commercials, the list goes on and on. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) is your guide.
Vin Diesel Posts Awkward Dancing Video Announcing 'Riddick' Sequel
Vin Diesel loves his fans so much, that the only way he could express his appreciation for helping a 'Riddick' sequel get the green light, was by posting a seven-and-a-half minute video of him dancing to Katy Perry and Beyonce. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) explains the best she can.
Animal Rights Groups Appeal to Pope After Dove Attack
Pope Francis is catching some heat from animal rights groups for continuing the tradition of releasing peace doves, after two doves were recently attacked by a crow and seagull. Some people on Twitter suggested the attack was the work of the devil, and others are unhappy the doves are released in this way. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has a suggestion.
White Castle Now Taking Reservations for Valentine's Day Event
In case you have never heard about this amazing event, White Castle is once again celebrating Valentine's Day. The event has been going on for over 20 years, and has expanded from just a few locations to a nationwide, reservations-only tradition. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) fills you in.
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Wedding to be Filmed: Report
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have their hands full planning a wedding, but the cost of their nuptials might be taken care of, if a new report is accurate. Is Kim K really going to film another one of her weddings? Lindsey Granger has all the details.
Pentagon May Save BlackBerry from Extinction
The U.S. Department of Defense may be saving the BlackBerry from extinction. By planning to purchase 80,000 BlackBerry phones for its new wireless network, the Pentagon may have helped the stock jump from $5.75 a share to close to $11 in just six weeks. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has more.
Justin Bieber Arrested for Drag Racing, DUI: Twitter Reacts
Justin Bieber is under arrest on suspicion of DUI and drag racing according to Miami Beach police. Authorities say the singer was pulled over in a rented Lamborghini and then failed a field sobriety test. Kristina Behr has the details.
Hearing Impaired Little Girl Writes Adorable Letter to Deaf NFL Player
A 9-year-old hearing impaired girl wrote an adorable letter to her inspiration, Derrick Coleman after seeing his incredibly moving Duracell commercial. Coleman is the first legally deaf offensive player in NFL history and now our Gillian Pensavalle's (@GillianWithaG) favorite player.
'Full House' Men Reunite in Oikos Super Bowl Ad
The men of 'Full House' are reuniting for the first time on the screen in nearly two decades. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) reports it isn't for a reboot of the hit ABC sitcom, but for a Dannon Oikos Super Bowl commercial.
Michelle Obama Dunks With Miami Heat
In a new PSA for 'Let's Move,' Michelle Obama dunks with Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen, LeBron James and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat. It's a very funny moment that could very well break the Internet. Patrick Jones (@Parick_E_Jones) wonders if basketball is the First Lady's secret talent, what could President Barack Obama's be?
Worst Police Sketch Ever Looks Like a Cartoon
A sheriff's department in Texas released a composite sketch of a suspect that looks more like a cartoon character than a real person. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) shows you the photo and reminisces about some of the worst, and funniest, police sketches.
Usain Bolt Ate 1000 McNuggets At the Beijing Olympics
Track star Usain Bolt says in a new memoir that he figures he ate 1,000 McDonald's Chicken McNuggets during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he also won gold in the 100m and 200m races, setting world records in both. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
Jamaican Bobsled Team Needs Money for Sochi Games
The Jamaican bobsledders are back in the Olympics...if they can raise the money to go. The team is saying they need $80,000 to compete in the Sochi Olympics. They're asking the world for help. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) reports.
Olympian Bobsledder Johnny Quinn Gets Stuck Again
US Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn seems to have a knack for the now viral Sochi Problems. Just two days after breaking out of his own bathroom, he and two teammates got trapped in an elevator. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the story and the photos.
'Beauty' Gives New Life to Old Art
An Italian animator brings movement to historic paintings with 'Beauty', which lets you view them in a whole new way. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
Firefighter Uses Beer To Extinguish Truck Fire
Houston firefighter Craig Moreau had to get creative when a small fire extinguisher wasn't helping him put out the brake fire on an 18-wheeler. Luckily, the truck was filled with beer. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the story.
Facebook is Losing Millions of Teens
A new report by iStrategyLabs shows that millions of young people are abandoning Facebook. Is the popular social networking site in danger of becoming the next MySpace? Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has more.
McDonald's Debuts 'Adventure Time' Happy Meal Toys Without Girls
McDonald's is now offering 'Adventure Time' Happy Meals, but some people are upset because only the male characters are included, while another Happy Meal consisting of hearts and the color pink seems to be marketed at girls. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the details.
Student Dances Around China in Awesome Video
Some people would Instagram or live-tweet their way through 100 days in China, but Dartmouth sophomore Jake Gaba danced his way through his visit instead. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the video that is going viral.
Digital Mount Rushmore Renders Your Face On The Side Of A Building
'Megaface' is a giant 3-D pinscreen on the side of a building that will morph to display fans' faces at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The building will sit at the entrance to the Olympic Park, and visitors can enter one of many 3-D booths to have their face shown on the building, at any given time, for 20 seconds. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has more.
Plastic Surgery App Pulled from iTunes After Twitter Backlash
An app which lets players as young as nine perform plastic surgery on a patient that resembles Barbie, is pulled from iTunes after backlash on Twitter. The app, created by a developer, is called 'Plastic Surgery & Plastic Doctor & Plastic Hospital Office for Barbie Version' but is not associated with Mattel or the Barbie brand. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano has the story.
Man Claims To Be Conan O'Brien's Illegitimate Son
20-year-old Greg Keating, released a video on YouTube claiming to be the illegitimate son of talk show host Conan O'Brien. Could it be true? Or is it all a hoax? Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has more.
New 'Simpsons' Lego Set Looks Awesome
LEGO will release its new line of products based on 'The Simpsons' with figures of the whole family and even Flanders. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
These Birds Dance To Rap Better Than You
These albatross might be better dancers than any of us. Buzz60's Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) took some footage provided by the US Fish and Wildlife Service of albatross birds moving around at Midway, part of The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, and mashed it up with some funky music.
Noah's Ark Theme Park Faces Collapse Without Funds
An amusement park centered around a life-sized replica of Noah's Ark, is at risk of never being built if its makers cannot raise $29 million by early February. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has the story.
Awesome Theater Morphs Image for 'Frozen,' 'The Hobbit,' Other Movies
A movie theatre in the midwest is using its marquee to have some fun with the freezing temperatures. As Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) finds, this isn't the first time the Eisentraut family, which owns several cinemas, has changed the appearance of one of its theaters to make the moviegoing experience more exciting.
British Town Renamed 'King's Landing' to Celebrate 'Game of Thrones'
English town Kings Langley is changing to King's Landing to celebrate the DVD release of the third season of 'Game of Thrones.' The week long name change will begin in February and officials think the two locations are actually very similar. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) hopes they're not TOO similar.
Steven Seagal Eyes Arizona Governor's Office
Actor and reality television star, Steven Seagal, tells a local news station in Arizona that he is considering a run for governor. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Car to Debut at Detroit Motor Show
Kia plans to reveal its sport concept car at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show. The GT4 Stinger is rumored to have 315 horsepower on a turbo charged 2.0 liter engine with rear wheel drive. Is Kia ready to crack the sports car market? Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has more.
Man and Dog Recreate Romantic Movie Scenes
A Reddit user and a dog reenact some of the most iconic romance scenes from Hollywood in a series called 'Wrigley at the movies.' Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story. The full image set can be viewed here: http://imgur.com/a/8PKUl
Australian Couple Ran Daily Marathons in 2013
Alan Murray and Janette Murray-Wakelin proved age is only a number when the two avid runners, both in their 60's, set a world record for most consecutive marathons: 366. They did it to promote healthy living and to raise money for charity. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
Criminal Karma: Arsonist Sets Himself on Fire
An Australian arsonist got a dose of his own medicine when he set himself on fire while committing a crime. Now police are hoping his injuries will make it easier to catch him. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
Drunk Train Passengers Injuring Themselves in D.C.
D.C. Metro officials say intoxicated passengers have been injuring themselves at train stations. They are warning about the dangers of being drunk on the platform and advise calling a cab instead. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
New High Quality Satellite Videos Capture Earth Below
Skybox Imaging is using satellites to capture high-quality videos of activity here on Earth. 24 satellites will be able to record the whole world when they all launch. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
Movies Netflix is Losing, Gaining in 2014
Every Year Netflix loses the rights to stream movies but picks up others. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has a list of some of the better movies coming and going.
An Ode to Dad: 'I Liked You Better Deaf'
Danny Hamilton says he never knew how much he liked having a father who was hard of hearing, until dad got a hearing aid. Danny wrote a song on the subject called 'I Liked You Better Deaf' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4O_cpqLPZA) to expressing his feelings. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
Awesome Batman Tumbler Golf Cart Sells for Over $17,000
This incredible replica of the Tumbler seen in Christopher Nolan's 'Batman' trilogy started as a golf cart and was rebuilt from scratch. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the photos and an idea on who the mystery buyer could be.
McDonald's Secret Menu Discovered
Secret Menu Holic is a web-site that lists fast food items that aren't listed on menus that you can still order. They've recently put together McDonald's list and the internet is doing backflips. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the tip.
adverCar Pays You to Advertise On Your Car
adverCar will pay you to use your car as a moving billboard. The company has partnered with some of the biggest brands out there to help score you some extra cash. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
Martian Moon Has Weird Grooves On Its Surface
A new 3D video taken by Mars Express shows the weird stripes the surface of Phobos has. Scientists cannot yet explain how those lines formed on the surface but there are a couple theories. Geraldine Cols Azocar (@geraldinecolsa) explains us what they are.
One Extra Shopping Day... for Health Care
The government is giving you one more shopping day to find health insurance. The deadline to get coverage for January 1st has been extended to Christmas Eve. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
2013 In Review: Craziest Viral News Stories
2013 gave us some pretty wacky news stories. From 'Real Life Ken and Barbie' to a secret dungeon, to gymnastics on the baseball field, Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has some of the craziest news stories of the year.
Eagles Honor Former Cheerleader Turned Soldier
Rachel Washburn is being honored by the Philadelphia Eagles as a hometown hero. Washburn was a member of the Eagles' cheerleading squad but has since moved into the United States Army where she is a decorated veteran. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) offers congratulations to an American hero.
Aaron Paul Helps Fan Propose to Girlfriend
'Breaking Bad' actor, Aaron Paul, created a video message for a fan to help him propose to his girlfriend. Did it work? Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
Family Raps About 'Christmas Jammies' in Hilarious Video
The Holderness family is dominating the holidays this year, and they look pretty comfy while they're at it. Lisa D'Souza has a look at their hilarious Christmas video that is going viral. More of their work can be found here: http://www.visitthegreenroom.com/.
8 Santas Fighting: SantaCon Brawl Caught on Video
New York City's annual SantaCon, where people dressed as Santa, elves, reindeer and more descend on Manhattan bars, ended in a brawl for at least 8 of the suited up men. Mara Montalbano has the video and the story.
2013 in Review: Top Video Moments from 'Sharknado' to Harlem Shake
Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) touches on some of the biggest video moments of 2013 including 'What Does the Fox Say?' 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke, the Harlem Shake, hilarious goat-dubbed pop songs, 'Sharknado,' and of course Miley Cyrus twerking it up at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Firefighters Rescue Dog Stranded in Icy Water
Volunteer firefighters in New Jersey rescued a 2-year-old golden retriever named Trixie from a lake after the dog got stuck on an icy patch in the water. Trixie's family says the rescue was an early Christmas present. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the rescue video.
Child Turns Camera on Nanny to Make Adorable Photos
Toronto-based photographer and nanny Alex Neary (http://www.wildeyed.ca/), lets the 2 year-old she cares for call the shots in a series of photos she's named 'Henry's Concepts.' Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story and the adorable photos.
Khloe Kardashian Reportedly Filing for Divorce
Khloe Kardashian is filing for divorce from NBA star Lamar Odom, according to TMZ. The tabloid says the reality television star will cite irreconcilable differences. As John Basedow (@JohnBasedow) reports this comes after widely reported details of the couple's marriage troubles, including allegations of Lamar's drug abuse.
Photographer Uses Daughter to Recreate Iconic Women's Portraits
Photographer Jaime Moore took photos of her daughter, Emma, for her 5th birthday, and instead of dressing her up like Disney princesses, which she noticed is frequently done, she styled her daughter like five iconic real life women including Susan B. Anthony, Coco Chanel, Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller and Jane Goodall. Victoria Keelan takes a look.
DiGiorno Pizza Unexpectedly Hilarious on Twitter
Coming out of left field, the DiGiorno Pizza account (@DiGiornoPizza) is hilarious; from live-tweeting 'The Sound of Music Live!' to trash talking on big football game days. The account is handling sensitive issues like accusations of animal abuse, with real humans rather than robots. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the story.
Watch Chefs Create 300-Pound Gingerbread White House
The First Family shows off their annual Gingerbread White House. Leigh Scheps (@LeighTVreporter) shows us what goes into making the 300-pound edible treat that includes for the first time, a functioning North Lawn Fountain.
Toy Company Ad Uses Beastie Boys 'Girls' To Send Empowering Message
The toy company GoldieBlox created a commercial using a revamped version of the hit song 'Girls' by the Beastie Boys to spread the message that their toys encourage young girls to be builders and thinkers. Three young girls sing the revamped version of the hit song while showing off a contraption that turns their house into a machine. Kristina Behr (@KristinaBehr) has the scoop.
Kanye West Rants About Being 'Famous and Frustrated'
Kanye West is famous and frustrated. As John Basedow (@JohnBasedow) reports, at a recent art show in Miami, the rapper reportedly compared himself to Ralph Lauren, and shared some more verbal gems regarding watches being dated, and good taste being a gift.
Nelson Mandela Dies
Anti-apartheid crusader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela is dead. Mandela spent a lifetime fighting for human rights, including the 27 years he spent behind bars fighting racial segregation in South Africa. He won that battle and became president of his country. Jen Markham takes a look back at his extraordinary life.
Long Snapper Creates Crazy Trick Shot Video
Zach Smith, a long snapper who is reportedly committed to the University of Southern California, put out a crazy trick shot video showing him snapping a football into all sorts of baskets. Could it be fake, sure, but either way Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) says it's entertaining as heck.
Tire Company Makes Scariest Ad Ever
Some people are calling Autoway Tires' ad the scariest of all time. The commercial from the Japanese company features a ghost reminiscent of the girl from 'The Ring'. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has some other contenders.
Peyton Manning 'Regretfully Declines' Fan's Wedding Invite
Anna Bozard is a huge Peyton Manning fan. So when it was time to get married, of course the Denver Broncos quarterback made the guest list. As Leigh Scheps reports, even though Manning declined, Anna still got a big surprise in the mail.
Beyoncé, Jay Z Going Vegan for 22 Days
Jay Z announces on his blog that he and wife Beyoncé are going vegan for 22 days. The superstar couple is embarking on a plant-based vegan diet until Christmas. Gillian Pensavalle (@Gillianwithag) explains their reasons.
S'monut is the Latest Hybrid Food Craze
There's a new tasty treat that's becoming all the rage, called the S'monut. It is a doughnut with graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate and icing. Leigh Scheps reports.
Help Pick the National Thanksgiving Turkey
The White House is asking for everyone's help in deciding which turkey will be the National Thanksgiving Turkey. The choices this year are Popcorn or Caramel. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
Van Damme's 'Epic Split' Parodied By Channing Tatum, With Rob Ford
By now you've seen the 'Epic Split' Volvo Commercial starring Jean-Claude Van Damme doing a split between two moving trucks. Now Channing Tatum created a hilarious parody video while on the set of '22 Jump Street,' and a visual effects company called ArtJail created one super-imposing troubled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Kristina Behr (@KristinaBehr) has the story.
Sony Patenting 'Smart Wig'
Sony is attempting to patent designs for a 'smart wig.' The patent reveals the wig would work in conjunction with a smartphone or tablet and would feature GPS, a laser and an actuator to detect nearby objects. Patrick Jones has the rest.
Dumb Story Wrap: Canseco's Diaper-Wearing Goat and More
Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) walks us through some of the dumbest stories of the day, including Jose Canseco being pulled over by police and then tweeting a picture of two goats in his backseat, one wearing a diaper. Staten Island is being overrun with wild turkeys, and a town in Utah completely forgot to hold elections.
Woman Trades Wedding Ring for Chiefs Tickets on Craigslist
A woman from Kansas City listed her wedding ring for sale on Craigslist in exchange for tickets to the Chiefs-Broncos game. The man who took the deal plans on using the ring to propose to his girlfriend. But will all the buzz spoil his big surprise? Andrew Dymburt has more.
Seattle Cafe Kicks Out Google Glass User
A Seattle restaurant kicked out a customer for wearing Google Glass. When the customer blasted the eatery on Facebook, the establishment fired back calling him a nerd. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story.
Photographer Celebrates 2nd Royal Anniversary with Barbie
Paul Gvildys, a wedding photographer with the company 'In Love with Photography,' always dreamed of taking pictures of the royal wedding. So for Princess Kate and Prince William's second wedding anniversary, he decided to do a real photo shoot using the royal Barbie dolls that were released for the Duchess of Cambridge and William's first anniversary in 2012. Kristina Behr has a look.
Playstation 4 Released, Issues Piling Up
The all new Playstation 4 is out to the thrill of fans who are lucky enough to get their paws on one. Unfortunately there are a some issues being reported, which is expected with any new technology release. Sony says it's looking into the trouble. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) was at the grand reveal in New York City.
Adorable Snow Leopard Cubs Make Zoo Debut
The Central Park Zoo is proudly debuting two new faces. Unnamed twin snow leopards, the first to be born at the Manhattan zoo. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the video.
'Price is Right' Contestant Wigs Out, Is Best Ever
Contestants on 'The Price is Right' have a reputation for getting really, really animated when they make it on stage. One woman got so excited that she took her wig off. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the video.
Burger King Goes After Big Mac with Big King
Burger King is going after McDonald's Big Mac with the Big King. It has basically the same ingredients as the Big Mac, but Burger King executives say the difference is in the flame-cooked preparation. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
Affordable Care Act To Get Hollywood Treatment
The California Endowment is a private foundation that is giving information to Hollywood producers and writers so they hopefully will write the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare into their plot lines. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
National Geographic Photo of the Year Candidates are Breathtaking
The candidates in National Geographic's photo of the year contest are all gorgeous. You can head to www.ngphotocontest.com to vote until Nov. 30th after which the winners will be printed in the magazine. The photos are beautiful, by comparison, Patrick Jones' (@Patrick_E_Jones) Instagram pics are not.
Cat Wearing Tights Is An Adorable Kitty Named Gucci
Meowtfit of the Day (http://meowtfit.tumblr.com/) is a Tumblr that features an adorable kitten named Gucci dressed up in tights and other fashionable items. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has a look.
Teen Powerlifter Can Lift More Than Twice His Weight
14-year-old powerlifter Jake Schellenschlager (http://www.youtube.com/user/jakeschell224) can lift more than twice is body weight, and while some praise his dedication and skill, others question if it is too soon. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has the story.
24-Karat Gold Xbox Has Over $9,000 Price Tag
British luxury department store Harrods is selling a 24-karat gold plated Xbox One for over $9,000. This isn't the first 24K gold electronic to be offered for sale. GoldGenie.com also sells the iPhone 5s in similar fashion. Andrew Dymburt has the rest.
New Cruiseship to be Super Bowl Floating Hotel
Norwegian Cruise Line is teaming up with Bud Light to offer a floating hotel for Super Bowl 2014. The Norwegian 'Getaway' ship will be docked at Pier 88 in Manhattan from January 30th - February 2nd and will provide lodging for 4,000 guests in 1,900 staterooms. Andrew Dymburt has more.
Photo from 1939 Sparks Jay-Z Time-Travel Rumors
A depression-era photo released by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture shows a man who looks strikingly similar to Jay-Z, sparking rumors on the Internet that the rapper is a time-traveler. Gillian Pensavalle says the photo from 1939 is not the first old image to show a celebrity doppelgänger from the past.
Apple's Sentimental Christmas Commercial Has Major Flaw
Apple's new Christmas commercial is getting a lot of buzz, with some calling it sentimental and emotional, and others saying it tugs at the heartstrings. But there is one major flaw in the cute ad concerning the way video shot on an iPhone typically looks. As Krystin Goodwin has the details.
Pearl Jam Frontman Gives 8-Year-Old Best First Concert Ever
An 8-year-old from Pennsylvania has one of the best 'first concert' stories ever thanks to his awesome parents and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder being a really cool guy. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the story and the video.
NYC Landmarks Look to Sell 'Air-Rights' for Profit
A group called, "Iconplans", is trying to help public landmarks in New York City sell their 'air-rights,' for profit. 'Air-rights' refers to the space above a building the owners have the right to build up into. Selling that space has been done by private developers for decades, but now churches, museums, and other non-profits, want in. Andrew Dymburt has the details.
Man Discovers Secret Dungeon Under Apartment
The day after moving into a new apartment, a man discovers that he is living above what likely to be a 19th century dungeon. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the creepy photos.
'America's Got Talent' Wannabes Compete to Star Underground
Nearly 200 acts, from spiritual drummers to singer/songwriters showcased their globally diverse talents for a panel of 36 judges to earn a spot in the 'Music Under New York' MTA program. If an artist is one of the only 20 chosen, they'll get the chance to perform in public at various transportation hubs. Kristina Behr has the details.
Colonel Meow Earns Guinness Record For Longest Fur
A cat named Colonel Meow from Seattle, Washington won the Guinness World Record for the cat with the longest fur, clocking in at 9 inches. The cat has a huge social media presence, with more than 180,000 likes on Facebook and tons of views on YouTube. Kristina Behr (@KristinaBehr) takes a look at why this feline is so fantastic.
Knife-Wielding Robbers Turned in to Police by Mom
Greater Manchester Police released video of Bernadette Chapman and James Clewes robbing a convenience store at knifepoint. The duo made off with cash, cigarettes and alcohol, until Chapman's mom called the police to turn them in. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
Madonna Beats Lady Gaga as Highest-Paid Musician
Madonna is the world's highest paid musician of 2013, according to Forbes Magazine. The 55-year-old pop diva earned $125 million last year, mostly from her highly successful 'MDNA Tour.' Lady Gaga took second place, followed by Bon Jovi, Toby Keith and Coldplay. Kristina Behr (@KristinaBehr) has the details.
Elephant Takes Over Its Own Skin Care Routine
Sometimes it's better to take matters into your own hands, especially when it comes to getting washed. Lisa D'Souza has the cute video of an elephant that knows how to take charge of its hygiene at a Texas zoo.
Videos Created for Concept iPhone Air and iPhone 6C
Digital design company SET Solution came up with what it wants the next generation of iPhones to look like. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) has the story. More of the company's videos can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/user/eXperienceITA/videos
Men Prank Friend By Plumbing Home With Beer in Best Prank Ever
Some pals in New Zealand pranked their friend by plumbing his entire home with beer. They enlisted the help of brewer Tui to reconnect the house's water pipes to kegs under the house, and filmed the whole thing with secret cameras. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the video of what may be the best prank ever.
Man Arrested for Real-Life Grand Theft Auto Crimes
A man from Louisiana is arrested for allegedly stealing a car, kidnapping a woman, ramming several parked cars, and blaming the deeds on the video game 'Grand Theft Auto.' Zachary Burgess is facing several charges for the alleged crime spree, and Desi Sanchez has the story.
Adorable Hedgehog Version of Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball'
We've all seen the scandalous video for the Miley Cyrus song 'Wrecking Ball,' but now there's a new version: an adorable hedgehog version! Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the super cute video and a little more information on the soon-to-be-famous Regina the Hedgehog.
'Game of Thrones' Author Inspired by 'Breaking Bad'
George R.R. Martin, the author of the book series behind HBO's 'Game of Thrones' is a big fan of 'Breaking Bad.' In fact, he says Walter White is a bigger monster than anyone in 'Game of Thrones' and claims that he wants to 'do something about that.' Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) thinks there are plenty of monsters in 'Game of Thrones.'
James Franco's Apology Letter for Egging a House
James Franco fans have yet another reason to love the actor, thanks to a sincere letter James supposedly wrote when he was just 14. James apparently wrote the letter to his neighbors in Palo Alto, California, apologizing for egging their home. Now, decades letter, the letter has resurfaced on a men's wear website. Krystin Goodwin has the story.
Batman and Captain America Rescue Cat from Burning Home
Two men dressed up as Batman and Captain America rescued a cat from a burning home. John Buckland and Troy Marcum are part of Heroes 4 Higher, an organization that uses superheroes to teach the community valuable lessons. They were hosting an event nearby when they saw smoke and sprang into action. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the story.
Tailgating Banned at Super Bowl; You May Eat in Your Car
The committee for 2014's Super Bowl in New York is saying that due to space restrictions there will be no tailgating allowed at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Fans will also not be allowed to arrive at the stadium via taxi or limos. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
Corgi Beach Day Is Real and It's Spectacular
Corgi Nation hosts several Corgi Beach Days a year and the pictures are absolutely adorable. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) shows you some of the cutest photos from these events.
'Anchorman' Props, Costumes to be Featured in Museum Exhibit
Props, costumes, and artifacts from the movie 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' will be on display in an exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. starting in November through August 2014. It comes just in time for the sequel 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' which premieres in December. Kristina Behr has the details.
New York Comic Con Guide
New York Comic Con has a ton to offer the inner or outer nerd in all of us. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) walks us through the costumes, games, virtual reality and more at this year's event.
Old iPhones Recycled and Repurposed to Decorate Your House
When you drop your smart phone and it breaks, we all know the world comes to a brief end. A new company called Twice Used is changing that! Lindsey Granger explains how the the end for some people, may be a new beginning for others.
'Kermit On Tour' Blog Shows the Famous Frog Around the World
The photoblog 'Kermit On Tour' shows adorable photos of one puppet version of the famous frog all over the world. His tour guides are Conny and Markus and they have taken their puppet to everywhere from The Taj Mahal to the top of the Empire State Building in New York City. Gillian Pensavalle shows you some of the cutest vacation photos ever!
Extreme Kidnapping Gives Experience Without Danger
Extreme Kidnapping is a service that allows you to experience a realistic kidnapping, without any real danger. The Detroit business, run by Adam Thick, also known as rapper Mr. Scrillion, opened in 2002, but gained attention after a recent GQ article. Gillian Pensavalle has the details.
Top Videos of the Week: ToothPaste Guy, Cat Walks Dog, Bedroom Bandit and More
Here's this week's top viral videos. From toothpaste container man dancing at the Ultra Music Fest, the two-year-old bedroom bandit, the little girl freeing her dog while walking it, the cat who can walk a dog all the way home, to a group of friends waking their sleeping friend up with an electric shock, there's something for everyone! Patrick Jones walks you through the videos.
Here's the Secret Code to get Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte Now
Starbucks doesn't officially begin selling its coveted Pumpkin Spice Lattes until after Labor Day. But the coffee company confirmed on its Facebook page: if you give your barista a special code, they will make it today. Jen Markham explains why it may be a good idea to start using the code ahead of the inevitable fall deluge for the popular beverage.
Woman Wears Wedding Dress in 19 Countries and Counting
Jennifer and Jeff Salvage were married a few years ago on Easter Island, but that wasn't the end of the couples' travels or Jennifer wearing her dress. They've taken pictures of Jennifer all over the world wearing her dress, and even doing some wild activities like snorkeling and dog-sledding. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
Man Caught on Video Robbing Store After Applying for Job: Police
Ocala Police in Florida say Anthony Thomas filled out a job application at a gas station and then helped himself to some money from the cash register. The whole thing was caught on the Citgo gas station's surveillance camera. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) calls this one a layup for police.
Best Wakeup Pranks
We've all been at a sleepover when the first person to fall asleep gets tortured for feeling comfortable enough to rest around his or her friends. Here's a collection of some of the best wake up pranks from around the Internet. Patrick Jones hosts.
Woman Wears Corset in Attempt to Have World's Smallest Waist
A German woman is trying to break the Guinness World Record for having the smallest waist. Michele Koebke tells Barcraft TV that she wears a corset at all times, except when showering, and is aiming for a 14.9 inch waist. Patrick Jones has the rest.
8-Foot Pizza Breaks Guinness World Record
An 8-foot pizza made by a Texas catering company is the new Guinness World Record for the largest pizza. Coming in at almost 100 pounds, this 46-square foot pizza is a sight to see. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the pie and all the toppings.
Study: You Love Zombies When You're Unhappy
According to a new study, a person's love of zombies skyrockets when they are unhappy about the economy and want to feel empowered. Gillian Pensavalle wonders if this has anything to do with the ratings for AMC's hit show, 'The Walking Dead.'
'Game of Thrones' Becomes 'Game of Cones' with Foursquare Game
Ice cream lovers and 'Game of Thrones' fans unite to compete in Foursquare's new 'Game of Cones' challenge. Ice cream shops in New York and San Francisco will compete by having users check-in to their restaurants on the Foursquare app. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) has the details.
Red Wine Ingredient Could Increase Life Expectancy to 150 Years
Scientists think people could live up to 150 years old because of new drugs derived from an ingredient found in red wine. Reservatrol, an isolated compound found in red wine and dark chocolate, helps accelerate production of the body's natural healing enzymes. Scientists are hard at work trying to make this miracle pill a reality. Patrick Jones has the story.
Robotic Butler Learns to Detect Key Household Objects
The difficulty of navigating the many different kinds of objects in a house makes it a challenge to build a robotic butler. But researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania are developing new technology to make their robotic butler, called HERB, more efficient in the household than ever. Jen Markham takes a look.
Jimmy Kimmel Pranks Fashion Week Crowd With Fake Designers
Jimmy Kimmel is at it again. On the heels of revealing he tricked the Internet with the twerking girl who caught on fire video, he sent members of his 'Lie Witness News' team to Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week to ask attendees about designers who do not exist. Jen Markham has a look at the hilarity that ensues.
Ohio Police Issuing 'Tickets' to Helmet-Wearing Kids on Bikes
Police in a suburban Ohio town are issuing tickets to kids on bicycles who are wearing helmets. It sounds mean, but it's actually for a great cause. Brimfield Township Police Chief David Oliver tells us police are giving out tickets for a free ice cream cone, to encourage bike safety. Kristina Behr has the details.
Grand Theft Auto 5 Sets 7 Guinness World Records
Grand Theft Auto 5 set 7 Guinness World Records for how well the video game is selling. So well, it's predicted to outsell the global music industry over the course of a year. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has all the records.
Government-Funded Robotic Squirrel Survives Sequester
Many government projects and programs are facing steep cuts due to the sequester, but the National Science Foundation's animatronic squirrel remains fully funded. Jen Markham takes a look at the robotic rodent and explains its uses.
Check Out 'Sushi Donuts' From Thailand
'Sushi Donuts' from Mister Donut in Thailand are causing quite the hype online, after a Japanese man posted a photo of the treats to social media. Patrick Jones takes a look at the dessert that thankfully only resembles raw fish.
Michael Bublé Joins List of Famous Subway Singers
Michael Bublé surprised a group of New York City subway riders by taking over a stop and breaking out into the song 'Who's Lovin You' with the group Naturally 7. The song is featured on his latest album 'To Be Loved.' Bublé joins a list of famous singers who have crooned underground, including Jessie J and Keith Urban. Kristina Behr has the details.
Steve Jobs' Ex-Girlfriend Reveals All in Memoir
Steve Jobs' ex-girlfriend is sharing memories of him and their explosive relationship in her new tell-all memoir. The New York Post published excerpts from the book by Chrisann Brennan, where she says success turned the late Apple founder into a 'demon,' and says he thought he was a World War II fighter pilot in a past life. Lindsey Granger has more of the juicy details.
Study Identifies the Most Useless College Degrees
The Daily Beast has compiled data from a George Washington University study and the United States Department of Labor to determine the most useless college degrees based on unemployment rates and salaries. While some, like fine arts and theater, may not be surprising, some careers on the list, like architecture, are more shocking. Gillian Pensavalle has more.