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Mike is a writer and videographer based in Lexington, KY. Follow Mike on Twitter and Google+.
Human Error Caused Camp Pendleton Accident Human Error Caused Camp Pendleton Accident

Four Marines were killed Wednesday at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, while clearing the firing range of unexploded ordnance. A military investigation deemed that human error was the cause of the tragedy. The accident occurred at 11 a.m. at the …

Time-Lapse Video Captures Northern Lights Time-Lapse Video Captures Northern Lights

Canadian photographer Richard Gottardo recently spent 7 hours in Southern Alberta, capturing the remarkable color changes displayed by the northern lights, or the aurora borealis, which were seen over the Rocky Mountains. The aurorae, from the Latin word for “sunrise,” …

Colorado Considers Ban on Hunting Drones Colorado Considers Ban on Hunting Drones
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As communities across the country weigh in on how to handle new drone technology used for hunting, Colorado is considering a ban on the use of unmanned aircraft to help sportsmen seek out game. Federal law has banned hunting from …

Isla Fisher Warned Julianne Hough About Blackface Isla Fisher Warned Julianne Hough About Blackface

As Safe Haven star Julianne Hough was first stepping out in her controversial Orange Is the New Black Halloween blackface getup, actress Isla Fisher had warned her of an impending disaster, and urged her to wash it off. Hough, while …

Jessica Biel Helping Lance Bass Plan Wedding Jessica Biel Helping Lance Bass Plan Wedding

Actress Jessica Biel, a.k.a Mrs. Justin Timberlake, is helping ‘NSync member Lance Bass plan his impending nuptials to boyfriend Michael Turchin. Bass, 34, proposed to Turchin in September, 2013, joining the ranks of other ‘NSync members who’ve tied the not. …

Indonesia Helicopter Crash Kills 13 Indonesia Helicopter Crash Kills 13

A helicopter crashed and exploded on Saturday, in the jungles of Borneo Island in Indonesia, killing 13 people. Six more were injured, after the aircraft carrying construction workers ran into a cliff, while attempting to land at a work site …

Maldives Presidential Election Derailed Maldives Presidential Election Derailed

A third attempt to hold a presidential election in the Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives was derailed early Sunday, after an order from the Supreme Court delayed a runoff vote scheduled for that day. Former President Mohamed Nasheed won …

Alonzo Mourning Tees Off with President Obama Alonzo Mourning Tees Off with President Obama
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Former Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning played a round of golf with President Barack Obama at Grande Oaks Golf Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday. Grande Oaks is where the 1980 Chevy Chase classic “Caddyshack” was filmed, and Mourning …

School Head Lice Policies Changing School Head Lice Policies Changing

School head lice policies are being relaxed in several states, which has left some parents not too happy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are between six to twelve million head lice infestations each year in the …

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Release Date Announced ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Release Date Announced

“Star Wars: Episode VII” will officially hit theaters on December 18, 2015, which will mark a holiday to remember for various Bothans, Hutts, Fetts, Ewoks, Mon Calamarians and ‘droids everywhere. Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, said in …

Carolina Hammerhead: New Species of Shark Discovered Carolina Hammerhead: New Species of Shark Discovered
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A rare new species of hammerhead shark has been discovered off the coast of South Carolina, aptly named the Carolina Hammerhead. A team of researchers from the University of South Carolina discovered the new shark, which was quite a find, …

Actor Patrick Stewart Rings In Twitter IPO Actor Patrick Stewart Rings In Twitter IPO

Actor Patrick Stewart joined Twitter Chief Executive Dick Costolo and founder Jack Dorsey at the New York Stock Exchange this morning, to ring in the social media platform’s IPO. Twitter announced yesterday via tweet that the price per share of …

Twitter IPO: $26 Per Share Twitter IPO: $26 Per Share

Twitter just announced via tweet that the price per share of its initial public offering has been set at $26, with an $18 billion valuation. The shares, which have been priced above a previous range of $23 and $25, will …

Hot Dog Injury May Change Baseball Policy Hot Dog Injury May Change Baseball Policy
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Kansas City Royals fan John Coomer was struck in the eye by an errant hotdog thrown by team mascot “Sluggerrr” in 2009, and his subsequent lawsuit may affect the legal standard that protects teams from being sued over fan injuries …

Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse Early Sunday Morning Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse Early Sunday Morning

There will be a partial solar eclipse visible in the eastern region of the U.S. early Sunday morning, one of only two on Earth this year. The eclipse will be seen for only about 30 minutes after sunrise, at roughly …

Orson Welles’ ‘The War of the Worlds’ 75th Anniversary Orson Welles’ ‘The War of the Worlds’ 75th Anniversary

Seventy-five years ago, Orson Welles broadcasted his now infamous radio adaptation of “The War of the Worlds,” the H.G. Wells science fiction drama. When “The War of the Worlds” hit the Halloween airwaves on October 30, 1938, mass hysteria encompassed …

Ducks Invade New York CVS Pharmacy Ducks Invade New York CVS Pharmacy

Wayward ducks descended upon a Saratoga Springs, New York CVS Pharmacy branch last week, only to be subdued with a Swiffer mop and a bag of popcorn. In a video uploaded to YouTube by a user named Aplue, one can …

Christina Ricci Marries James Heerdegen Christina Ricci Marries James Heerdegen
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Actress Christina Ricci married fiance James Heerdegen on Saturday, October 26, on the Upper East Side in New York City. The couple tied the knot at the Harold Pratt House and Peterson Hall, while surrounded by family and close friends. …

Casper the Cockatoo, Hatebeak Rock Out Casper the Cockatoo, Hatebeak Rock Out

Canadian Cockatoo “Casper” recently sat in on a recording session of a cover of “Walk idiot Walk,” by Swedish rock band The Hives. Casper played tambourine, as documented by owner Gary Jackson. Here’s the clip: Jackson commented, “I was recording …

Police Chase Gunman Across Mojave Desert Police Chase Gunman Across Mojave Desert

While authorities were investigating a fatal shooting in Ridgecrest, California, they received a call from Sergio Alberto Munoz, the killer. Munoz told police that he’d wanted to deliver a “package” to them, and also murder them, but also that he …

Woman Rides Horse to Virginia DMV in Protest Woman Rides Horse to Virginia DMV in Protest

Richmond, Virginia area resident Ashlee Owens rode her horse, “Sassy,” to the Richmond, Virginia DMV on Wednesday, in protest of having her driver’s license suspended. Owens claimed she had sent her insurance information via email and snail mail, though the …

Universal Law of Urination: 21 Seconds Universal Law of Urination: 21 Seconds
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Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have established the standard for a “law of urination,” which states that all mammals take roughly 21 seconds to pee. Big mammals, small mammals, boy animals, girl animals – anything weighing over 1 …

Faroe Islanders “Importing” Wives from Thailand Faroe Islanders “Importing” Wives from Thailand
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The remote Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic have seen a dip in population, as well as a stark imbalance between male and female populations, so some Faroese men have been “importing” wives from Thailand and the Philippines. The Faroe …

Pope Francis Expels Limburg Bishop Pope Francis Expels Limburg Bishop
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Pope Francis temporarily expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday, due to his $42.7 million project to build a new residence. The Pope refused to completely remove Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst from his post in Limburg, though many …