Author Archive for: ‘Erika Watts’

Bowe Bergdahl Claims Taliban Repeatedly Tortured Him

There has certainly been a lot of controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s decision to exchange five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. While some people are questioning how smart–and legal–of a move it was on Obama’s behalf to strike such a deal, others are concerned that the U.S. turned over the prisoners for a deserter and Taliban …

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LeVar Burton Works to Bring Back ‘Reading Rainbow’

If you remember the days of LeVar Burton hosting the PBS show Reading Rainbow, then your childhood was awesome. Unfortunately, most of the kids in elementary school now can’t say the same, and Burton is looking to change that. Burton started a campaign on Kickstarter this morning to raise $1 million to bring back Reading Rainbow. If the crowdsourced project …

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Jenga Cat: This Game Playing Kitty Has Skills [VIDEO]

If you’ve ever gotten annoyed when playing Jenga because your big, clumsy hands are constantly causing that tower to fall over, then you’re really going to be frustrated when you see that a cat can play Jenga better than you. A video of a cat named Moe, who has been dubbed “Jenga Cat,” is making rounds on the Internet, and …

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Depressed Goat Reunites With Burro Friend [VIDEO]

In a heartwarming story that will show you just how strong the emotional bond between animals can be, a depressed goat ended his hunger strike after being reunited with his burro friend. That probably sounds more like the twisted plot of the next Disney or DreamWorks animated film than a real story, but workers at the Animal Place sanctuary witnessed …

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Will Ferrell Impresses in Drum-Off Against Chad Smith on ‘Tonight’

If you just happened to flip over to The Tonight Show on Thursday, you may have thought you were seeing double at first as lookalikes Will Ferrell and Chad Smith, the drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, appeared on the show to compete in a drum battle. The drum-off came after an exchange between Ferrell and Smith on Reddit …

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Happy Meal Mascot for McDonald’s is Nicknamed “McScary”

Have you always thought that Ronald McDonald was a bit on the creepy side? If so, you aren’t alone, and now it appears that McDonald’s has taken creepy to a new level with their new Happy Meal mascot named “Happy.” The Happy Meal mascot debuted on the Facebook and Twitter pages for McDonald’s on Monday and has since been renamed …

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Baby 11-Story Fall: Child Survives Fall from Balcony

In what can only be described as a miracle, a baby survived an 11-story fall from the balcony of an apartment building in Minneapolis. Fifteen-month-old Musa Dayib is believed to have slipped through the rails of his family’s apartment balcony, where he plunged around 100 feet to the ground. While such a fall would have a very different outcome in …

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Donald Sterling Claims He Isn’t Racist, Questions Magic Johnson’s Integrity

Guess what? Despite being caught on tape telling his girlfriend not to bring any black people to his games, disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling insists that he is not a racist. Instead, Sterling says he was “baited” into making the remarks. “You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want,” …

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Peephole Shooting: Man Killed While Looking Through Peephole

Be careful the next time you check to see who is knocking on your door, as a 29-year-old man was shot through the peephole of his Philadelphia home. The victim, whose name hasn’t been released, died from the injuries he sustained in the peephole shooting. The peephole shooting happened on late Saturday night in an East Germantown neighborhood. Witnesses say …

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Miami Dolphins Player Don Jones Suspended After Tweets About Michael Sam

Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was suspended after posting negative tweets regarding Michael Sam being drafted. Jones posted the comments on Saturday shortly after Sam, who is the first openly gay player to be taken in the NFL Draft, was selected by the St. Louis Rams. Sam was the 249th player to be selected in the NFL Draft. ESPN videoed …

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Michael Sam Becomes First Openly Gay Player to be Drafted, Gets Congratulations from Obama

Former Missouri Tigers defensive end Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted after being taken in the NFL Draft on Saturday. Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round. Michael Sam came out back in February, and since then, many people have wondered how that would affect his draft stock. The co-defensive …

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COPSLIE License Plate: Court Says Vanity Plate Must Be Allowed

Think that cops tend to be less than truthful and want to share that belief on a vanity license plate so you can inevitably be pulled over more often? Now you can if you live in New Hampshire, as the state Supreme Court ruled that the DMV must allow a license plate that reads “COPSLIE.” The request for the COPSLIE …

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