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.
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.
Science Offers Explanation for Rudolph’s Red Nose
Have you ever wondered how Rudolph got his red nose? Well, Dutch scientists have finally explained the mystery. Turns out, the reindeer's shiny nose is the direct result of "hyperemia of the nasal mucosa." Way to take all the magic out of Christmas, science.
Kindly Cop Wraps $100 in Traffic Ticket
When 25-year-old Hayden Carlo was recently pulled over in Plano, Texas, for an expired registration sticker on his car, he naturally got a ticket. But the cop who issued the citation also did something entirely unexpected -- he gave Carlo $100 so he could afford the registration fee.
Hasbro Introduces Easy-Bake Oven for Boys
Ever since it was introduced in 1963, the Easy-Bake Oven has been marketed exclusively to girls, leaving aspiring boy chefs out in the cold. But that's about to change thanks to a campaign led by a teen girl on behalf of her four-year-old brother, who loves to cook.
University of Chicago Receives Mysterious Package Addressed to ‘Indiana Jones’
Here's an item movie fans will love --- the University of Chicago's admissions department recently received a package addressed to none other than Indiana Jones, who, according to lore, once attended the school as a student. Needless to say, the mysterious parcel set off a round of i…
School Lunch Lady Fired for Giving Free Lunches to Needy Student
Given the time of year, you might think that helping the needy would be encouraged. But that's not what happened when 60-year-old school cafeteria worker Dianne Brame gave free lunches to a student who couldn't afford them. Instead, she was fired.
Google Celebrates Christmas and ‘Festivus’ With New Easter Eggs
In celebration of the most wonderful time of the year, Google recently added a brand new Easter egg for Christmas. But for those fed up with the over-commercialization of the holiday, there's also an homage to our favorite fake alternative -- Festivus.
Did This Reporter Catch a Ghost on Camera?
Halloween may have been more than a month ago, but we're always in the mood for a good ghost story. This time, a reporter in Louisiana filmed a segment in a haunted house and caught what could be evidence of a ghost itself.
Cops Foil Insane Plot to Murder Justin Bieber
Whatever your opinion of Justin Bieber, an insane plot to murder and castrate the teen phenom, which was recently hatched by a convicted killer, is going way too far. Couldn't he just refuse to buy Bieber's records instead?
Did UFOs Appear Over Brooklyn and San Francisco?
We're already convinced that aliens exist, so it's not like we need any further proof. But these clips of identical UFOs hovering in the sky over Brooklyn and San Francisco blew us away. All hail our alien overlords! (The videos are a bit NSFW, by the way, due to some UFO-inspired pot…
Santa Quits Smoking in New Version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’
As a role model for kindness and generosity, you can't do much better than Santa. But let's face it -- he's not exactly the picture of health. If the jolly old elf can't bring himself to drop a few pounds, at least he's recently given up smoking.
Best Petition Ever Asks White House to Build Death Star
The White House receives nutty online petitions all the time, but here's one we can really get behind -- a request for the federal government to build a space station based upon the Death Star from 'Star Wars' by 2016. Get on that right away, Obama. But don't fall behind schedule…
Grinchy Kindergarten Teacher Tells Students That Santa Isn’t Real
What's worse than a news anchor blabbing on live TV that Santa isn't real? How about a Texas kindergarten teacher revealing the terrible truth about Saint Nick to her entire class of five-year-olds? Yep, that actually happened.
Engineers Discover Highest Possible Height for a LEGO Tower
Although it's something we've never wondered ourselves, engineers at Open University in the UK recently discovered how high a LEGO tower can go before the bricks at the bottom are crushed under the weight. Here's a hint -- it's pretty darn high.
Real-Life Grinch Steals Christmas Decorations from Neighbors
Sure, the holiday season can be a bit of a hassle sometimes, but we've never actually tried to ruin Christmas. This Texas man, however, fully embraced his Grinchy nature and was caught on camera stealing Christmas decorations from his neighbors.