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WTF Is Avril Lavigne Doing In This New Video For Hello Kitty?
If you're anything like me, your middle school self rocked out to “Complicated,” at least on the daily. My personal style for several years followed Avril Lavigne's subtle punk look and several hundred Wet N' Wild black eyeliner pencils later I have finally matured into a bitter old lady that longs for the old days. So when I heard Avril had a new video coming out, I was actually kind of excited to see what she had created. And oh my, how I was ever so disappointed.
These 5 Million Dollar Pistols Will Blow You Away...Or Will They?
It’s time now for you to see what a set of $5 million pistols looks like. Crafted in the 19th century, and molded with gold and other expensive gems, the pistols indicate their owner was no doubt wealthy with a slight flair for dramatics. He sits in the bar, pistols at the ready, waiting for some ruffian to start a squabble. He finds his moment, stands up and flourishes his pistols.
Eric Hill, Bachelorette Contestant, Dead After Paragliding Accident
Contestants who tune into the upcoming season of The Bachelorette will be introduced to a world traveler and thrill-seeker named Eric Hill. Handsome and charming, a majority of fans will likely take to him immediately, just as many did out in the real world, but unfortunately, that limited exposure will be the last we’ll get to see Hill because he tragically passed away this week.
Superman Is Helping Scientists Study The Climate (Sort Of)
Even though some people decry climate change as a modern fad, the planet has constantly been changing since its birth a few billion years ago. The seasons, temperatures and general weather haven't always been the way they are today. Now, scientists have found an unlikely superhero to help them, thanks to a new process that utilizes krypton to measure the age and conditions of ice.
Whoops: Justin Bieber Apologizes For Glorifying Monument To War Criminals
Now and again, however, he gets caught up in a scandal that can be directly attributed simply to his fame. The following is an example of that. The Biebs has spent the past several hours frantically backpedaling after he mistakenly tweeted out pictures of himself showing respect to a controversial Japanese war criminals shrine.
Prep School Grads Busted For Running Drug Ring
Two graduates of a prestigious school are under investigation for allegedly leading a drug ring. Neil Scott, 25, and Timothy Brooks, 18, are accused of running a drug ring that involved five local high schools, several pounds of marijuana, and the affluent Philadelphia suburbs. Both men are graduates of the Haverford prep school, which costs 35,000 dollars a year to attend.
Bullying May Affect You As An Adult
I was teased mercilessly growing up. I was short, a little pudgy and spent the majority of elementary school playing with Beanie Babies during recess. I'm sure just about everyone got bullied at some point in their lives, and it probably has stuck with them. One British study confirms that while sticks and stones may break your bones, words might just have a lasting impact.
Actress And Socialite Joey Heatherton Accused Of Beating Neighbor With Shoe
Former Golden Globe nominee Joey Heatherton’s career has slowly faded away over the years, but her ability to generate headlines certainly has not. Since the early 1970s, she’s done everything from break up with an NFL star to bitch slap a government employee to stab her boyfriend.
China Just Made A 6 Minute Propaganda Film That Wants To Be Top Gun
You know how most of us laugh at throwback propaganda posters and wonder how our ancestors could have possibly been won over by images that were such blatant hard sells of patriotism? That collective American cynicism has altered the way the federal government tries to change public opinion, but in certain other countries, right on the nose is still the preferred method.
Scientists Think They Can Control The Weather Using Lasers
If you're anything like me, this winter was brutal on everything from your hair to your waistline to your car's engine. Most days I wanted to turn into Storm and find a way to make it 75 and sunny all the time and never see another snowflake. Maybe my weather daydreams aren't so far fetched. Researchers apparently are one step ahead of me and may have found a way to effectively control the weather using some pretty rad technology.
Doctors Keep Giving Kids Dangerous Codeine, Which Is A Terrible Move
Getting sick really sucks, but when you're a kid its always a million times worse. I think everyone has memories of that one illness they were always catching and the disgusting taste of fake grape flavoring in their cough syrup. Kids tend to suffer a lot more when they fall ill, even when it's only a minor bug, but it seems absurd to give them medicine that is potentially dangerous just because of potential benefits. A recent study found that unfortunately doctors have been doing just that.
It's Me Or It's I? Merriam-Webster Has The Answer
When you answer a phone, do you say “It is I,” or do you say “It’s me,”? Technically, you should say the first in formal settings, but then you may come off as pompous and potentially sound rude. Then again saying the second option may make you sound like some ill-educated buffoon in informal settings.
What's The Story With Hong Kong? Is It A Nation Or What?
You may know Hong Kong as an especially popular part of China, and if you thought that then you’re right...kind of. While Hong Kong is a part of China, it has its own government, currency, and Olympic team. It would be like if we said Texas is a part of the nation but it did everything differently.
Teen Alive After Hiding In Landing Gear During 5.5 Hour Flight
A 16 year old teen is lucky to be alive after having survived a flight in the wheel well of a plane. The boy stowed away in the landing gear for a five and a half hour flight to Maui from San Jose. The teen, whose name was not released, had a fight with his parents at the airport and jumped over security rails to gain entry into the gear.
Chimps Like A Firm Bed
Primates are really interesting creatures that are amazing to study. I can remember being a little kid and begging my mom to take me to the zoo to see the apes, monkeys chimps in their habitats. Anytime studies show that primates are like us, it gets my attention. Researchers observed chimpanzees at Uganda's Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve and learned that chimps are just as picky as humans, even down to their nighttime routine