Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
Police Arrest Teen Thief by Following Trail of Cheetos to His Front Door
As any thief worth his salt knows, a clean getaway is absolutely essential. Well, a South Carolina teen recently botched a robbery in a big way after police followed a trail of Cheetos right to his front door. (While that's not the thief pictured above, authorities should still be on the l…
Kindly Red Robin Waiter Gives Free Meal to Expectant Mom
Christmas may have come and gone, but the spirit of giving is alive and well at Red Robin, where a pregnant woman recently got a free meal and a sweet note on her receipt from the restaurant's manager.
New Poll Shows Americans Hate Congress Even More than Nickelback
It's no surprise that Congress' approval numbers have dropped significantly since the fiscal cliff debacle. But what's surprising is exactly how unpopular the legislative body has become. To put things in perspective, Congress is currently more unpopular than even the much-hated rock …
New Facebook App Will Help You Find Out Who Gave You the Flu
After last year's flu season, which health officials say was one of the mildest in the past 30 years, the illness is back with a vengeance. Well, if you're unlucky enough to currently have the flu, at least a new Facebook app can help track down the diseased jerk who gave it to you in the …
Escalator Develops Mind of Its Own and Reverses Direction
Commuting is hard enough, but when a train station escalator suddenly decides to throw its riders off by reversing direction, that's when it's time to find an alternative to mass transit.
Teen ‘Sick and Disgusted’ After Finding Brain Inside KFC
While it sure is tasty, KFC is always a bit of a risk. A UK student learned that the hard way when he discovered what he thought was a brain inside a piece of chicken he was eating. Um, maybe we'll be avoiding the Colonel from now on.
‘Hashtag’ Is 2012’s Word of the Year
Hashtags may have originated on Twitter, but the popular internet shorthand has since spread to Facebook and even everyday speech. And now, "hashtag" has been declared the 2012 word of the year by the American Dialect Society. #waytogohashtag
Cat Caught Trying to Smuggle Contraband into Prison
Generally, it's impossible to get cats to do anything on command, let alone smuggle contraband. But a kitty in Brazil was recently detained for attempting to sneak nearly a dozen items into a prison in the northeastern town of Arapiraca.
Unemployed Couple Visits Disneyland Every Day for a Year
While the rest of the unemployed masses dutifully send out resumes, a California couple decided on a different strategy instead and went to Disneyland every day for a year. And what did they get for this achievement? A free night in the Dream Suite, a luxury apartment located in the park's New …
Psy Finally Promises an End to ‘Gangnam Style’
After reigning supreme for months as arguably the most popular song on the planet, the inescapable 'Gangnam Style' may finally be coming to an end. And with that, the internet breathes a collective sigh of relief.
Parents Kick Kid Off Facebook, So He Creates His Own Social Network
After the parents of 11-year-old Zachary Marks discovered that he joined Facebook despite being too young to do so, they naturally kicked him off the site and issued a stern warning. So, the enterprising young man did the only thing he could -- he created his own social network.
Has Bigfoot Actually Been Captured?
After that hoax out of Russia, we swore we'd never be duped by a faked Bigfoot capture again. But a recent report, which comes from an organization called the Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center, could be the news that Yeti believers have been waiting for.
Oompa Loompas Viciously Attack UK Man
Oompa Loompas, the lovable orange-skinned creatures from 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,' may look harmless. But as a 28-year-old man in Norfolk, England, learned, they're not above aggravated assault.
Naked Samurai Goes on New Year’s Day Rampage
While most of us rang in the new year with a noisemaker and a drink or two, 29-year-old Coco Bennett celebrated by brandishing a samurai sword in front of police. Oh, and he was stark naked too, of course.
Google Prepares Most Awesome Doodle Ever in Honor of the Apocalypse
While the rest of us fret the impending Mayan apocalypse on Dec. 21, Google is busy at work on what they say will be their "most awesome" Doodle ever. Because, you know, nothing makes the end of the world more tolerable than a nifty widget.