James Cameron…, 6 Ridiculous First Drafts…, Lysol as Birth Control…, Peyton Manning’s generous tip…, “Home Alone” house sold for $1.6 million…, Stranded kite surfer fends off …, students discover her porn videos online…, Man robs a woman…, Five American Things…, Stranded dolphins rescued…
On Wednesday, James Cameron folded his 6-foot-2-inch frame into a 43-inch-wide capsule and plummeted, alone, down five miles in the New Britain Trench off Papua New Guinea. His feat, in a 24-foot-long craft dubbed the Deepsea Challenger, broke by a mile the world depth record for modern vehicles that a Japanese submersible had held.
The Predator is a slightly bizarre character, when you think about it: It’s like a futuristic Rastafarian jungle commando with a dissected crab for a face, but the weirdest part is that this strange combination of elements actually works. Then again, its eclectic design was probably the product of a lot of careful study and consideration. Right?
3. When Women Used Lysol as Birth Control: A look back at shocking ads for the popular, dangerous, and ineffective antiseptic douche.
The current attack on access to birth control had us thinking back to the first half of the 20th century, when contraceptive methods taken for granted today, like condoms and diaphragms, were expensive, hard to find, and often required a potentially humiliating exam by a disapproving doctor.
On the day after Indianapolis Colts icon Peyton Manning lost his job and $28 million bonus, this might seem like a gratuitous story. But a picture of the quarterback’s bill, reportedly from the high-end Angus Barn restaurant in Raleigh, N.C., has gone viral on the Internet.
The iconic suburban Chicago home that played a pivotal role in the 1990 John Hughes blockbuster “Home Alone” has sold after nearly a year on the market. The Chicago Tribune reports that the 4,250-square-foot, three-story Winnetka, Ill., home sold for $1.585 million — a relative bargain when compared to its original listing price of $2.4 million — on Thursday. The house was most recently listed for $1.95 million.
A kite surfer who became stranded during an attempt to cross the Red Sea fought off sharks and endured excruciating thirst, according to Reuters and Polish media. Janek Lisewski, 42, a kite surfing champion from Poland, was two-thirds of the way through a 124-mile trip between Egypt and Saudi Arabia when the wind died down and deflated his kite. He survived by drinking energy drinks and two energy bars. He used a knife to fend off sharks.
A California middle school teacher has been placed on leave after administrators learned from students that the educator appears in porn videos available online. Stacie Halas, a 31-year-old science teacher at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard, was removed from the classroom Monday, three days after pupils reported spotting her in a series of X-rated clips.
On Thursday, March 1 of 2011, John Jardini decided that he needed two things: Some extra money and a good woman. While men have sought to fulfill these two desires since the dawn of time, Jardini went about it in what may very well be the dumbest way possible.
Jealousy is a terrible emotion. It does nothing good for the soul, doesn’t get you what you want, and makes you feel unworthy of your own life, the most precious gift you ever received. And this is from someone that got a musical saw for his birthday, so believe me, I know what I’m talking about.
10. Stranded dolphins rescued by beach goers