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Mike is a writer and videographer based in Lexington, KY. Follow Mike on Twitter and Google+.
iPhone 5s Available for Pre-Order in China iPhone 5s Available for Pre-Order in China

On the heels of Apple announcing on Sunday a partnership with China Mobile to sell the iPhone in that country, pre-orders for the iPhone 5s and 5c were made available on Christmas day in the Middle Kingdom. China Mobile commenced …

Artsy Macaulay Culkin Conceptually Eats Pizza Artsy Macaulay Culkin Conceptually Eats Pizza

Mysterious former child star Macaulay Culkin has posted a YouTube clip of himself eating a slice of pizza, which has garnered over 800 thousand views since December 16th. The elusive actor is apparently promoting his pizza-centric Velvet Underground tribute band …

Pileups Close Down Portions of PA Turnpike Pileups Close Down Portions of PA Turnpike

Slippery roads in eastern Pennsylvania lead to pileups that shut down portions of the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Thursday, resulting in several injuries but no fatalities. Turnpike officials reported that roughly 35 vehicles were involved in related accidents, which caused a …

Nokia Lumia 1020 Gets RAW Photo Support Nokia Lumia 1020 Gets RAW Photo Support
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The 41-megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 recently received the Lumia Black software update, which allows for shooting pictures in the relatively compression- and processing-free RAW Digital Negative Format (DNG), as well as other small functionality modifications. Aside from the RAW upgrade …

Hottest Pepper on Earth Grown in South Carolina Hottest Pepper on Earth Grown in South Carolina

Last month the Guinness Book of World Records deemed the Fort Mill, South Carolina-grown Carolina Reaper pepper to be the hottest on earth, ending a 4-year debate on the matter. The bumpy, oily, bright red fruit, which resembles the shape …

Russia Frees ‘Pussy Riot’ Members Russia Frees ‘Pussy Riot’ Members
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Two incarcerated members of the Russian protest-punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ were released from a Russian prison Monday, due to a new amnesty legislation which some watchdog groups view as a Kremlin public relations stunt in time for the 2014 Sochi …

‘Dhoom 3′ Breaks Box Office Records ‘Dhoom 3′ Breaks Box Office Records
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Director Vijay Krishna Acharya’s “Dhoom 3″ starring Bollywood heavyweight Aamir Khan is approaching $31 million at the global box office, raking in roughly $16 million in India alone, after opening on Friday. Dhoom 3 has set a box office record …

Russia May Free Pussy Riot Members Russia May Free Pussy Riot Members

As the Winter Olympics being held in Sochi in February draw near, Russia’s parliament passed a new amnesty bill on Wednesday, which is widely viewed as being a measure to calm international watchdog groups over the Kremlin’s human rights records. …

Nirvana Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Nirvana Among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officially announced its 2014 inductees today, with upcoming members including Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt. Beatles manager Brian Epstein and original Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog …

Rare Chinese Turtles Hatch at NYC Zoo Rare Chinese Turtles Hatch at NYC Zoo

Five rare Chinese big-headed turtles, scientifically known as Platysternon megacephalum, were born at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo in November. The 7-inch-long turtle gets its name because its skull is so large that its head is unable to …

Man Cited for Trying to Trade Alligator for Beer Man Cited for Trying to Trade Alligator for Beer
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A Florida man was recently cited for attempting to trade a live alligator for a 12-pack of beer at a convenience store in Allapattah, a suburb of Miami. Fernando Aguilera strolled into the Santa Ana Market toting a live, four-foot-long …

Rare Christmas Card Sells for $6,800 Rare Christmas Card Sells for $6,800

An 1843 Christmas card reading “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You” sold for roughly $6,800 on Saturday at auction. An anonymous bidder paid £4,200 for the greeting card, equal to $6,846, at British auction house Henry …

‘Weird Science’ Star Kelly LeBrock Arrested ‘Weird Science’ Star Kelly LeBrock Arrested
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Kelly LeBrock, former wife of martial arts expert Steven Seagal, as well as of Pantene shampoo’s “don’t hate because I’m beautiful” infamy, was arrested in Santa Barbara, California on November 30 for suspicion of driving under the influence. LeBrock was …

Paul Walker’s Death Certificate Released Paul Walker’s Death Certificate Released
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The Fast and Furious film franchise star Paul Walker’s death certificate has been released, and the document reports that the actor died due to the “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries” he’d received during a car wreck on November …

James Cameron Taking ‘Avatar’ Sequels to New Zealand James Cameron Taking ‘Avatar’ Sequels to New Zealand

Director James Cameron has confirmed that three sequels to his ‘Avatar’ blockbuster will be produced in New Zealand, beginning in 2015. New Zealand, the Polynesian country where Peter Jackson filmed his ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ trilogies, has agreed …

Bengals Punter Kevin Huber Suffers Jaw Fracture Bengals Punter Kevin Huber Suffers Jaw Fracture
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Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber suffered a fractured jaw after taking a massive hit from the Steelers’ special teams player Terence Gavin last night, during Pittsburgh’s 30-20 win. During the first quarter, Antonio Brown of Pittsburgh returned a punt from …

Steven Peebles Wins at National Finals Rodeo Steven Peebles Wins at National Finals Rodeo

Bareback rodeo rider Steven Peebles scored 85.5 in the second round at the National Rodeo Finals on Saturday night, putting him in fourth in the season standings, with $119,060 in winnings. Peebles, of Redmond, Oregon, rode a horse named Cool …

Latest 2013-14 College Football Bowl Schedule Latest 2013-14 College Football Bowl Schedule

The 2013-2014 BCS lineup serves mainly as a formality now, as college football polls have confirmed that Florida State is number one and Auburn is number two. Both schools will face off at the Rose Bowl on January 6th, the …

‘Top Gun’ Inspiration Promoted at Pentagon ‘Top Gun’ Inspiration Promoted at Pentagon

Christine Fox, who was the inspiration for Kelly McGillis’ character in the 1986 Tom Cruise vehicle Top Gun, was recently appointed by President Barack Obama as acting deputy defense secretary Tuesday, making the civilian analyst the highest-ranking woman ever at …

Gillian Anderson Poses Nude with Eel Gillian Anderson Poses Nude with Eel
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Hannibal star Gillian Anderson posed nude with a big eel of the Conger variety, in protest of depleting Euro fish populations, per the Fishlove movement. According to its website, Fishlove was established in 2009 by Nicholas Röhl, co-owner of MOSHIMO, …

2,000 Doped Up Mice Dropped on Guam to Battle Snakes 2,000 Doped Up Mice Dropped on Guam to Battle Snakes

Federal officials on Sunday dropped 2,000 mice full of painkillers onto the unincorporated western Pacific U.S. territory of Guam, in order to combat the invasive brown tree snake, which has devastated the bird population in the region. Shortly after World …

Evangeline Lilly Attends ‘Hobbit’ Premiere Evangeline Lilly Attends ‘Hobbit’ Premiere

Actress Evangeline Lilly joined Orlando Bloom and LOTR franchise director Peter Jackson at the Hollywood premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, at the Dolby Theater on Monday. Also on hand for the screening were Hobbit actors Martin Freeman, …

Gucci Mane Facing 20 Years on Federal Charges Gucci Mane Facing 20 Years on Federal Charges

Rapper/actor/tattoo enthusiast Gucci Mane was charged in federal court Tuesday with two counts of possessing a firearm as a felon, after two incidents in September during which he brandished a gun and threatened police, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office …

Nigerian Cook Survives 60 Hours Underwater Nigerian Cook Survives 60 Hours Underwater

A Nigerian cook, wearing only boxer shorts, survived for roughly 60 hours in the Atlantic Ocean, after locating a pocket of air inside the sunken tugboat he was in Harrison Odjegba Okene, 29, was the cook on a tugboat called …