Can You Figure Out This Math Problem Intended for 7-Year-Olds?

Posted: March 23, 2017
At one time or another, most adults have been roped into helping a grade-schooler with his or her homework. One particular math problem left six- and seven-year-old students in the UK stumped—and their parents scratching their heads. FULL STORY

Guy Who Got a C on Constitutional-Amendment Paper GETS CONSTITUTION AMENDED

Posted: March 22, 2017
If you’re concerned that this means the Constitution was amended recently without anybody telling the public about it, that concern is totally understandable. But that’s not what happened. This story, reported on March 13 by KUT, Austin’s NPR station, is way less scary and possibly even more amazing than that would be. FULL STORY

Why Mail a Postcard When You Can Send a Message Written on a Potato?

Posted: March 21, 2017
A company called Potato Parcel has come up with a business model that allows people to apply custom messages and images to spuds and send them through the mail. Three versions of this bizarre product are available. FULL STORY

Goodbye, Boot: New Monopoly Tokens To Replace 3 Old Classics

Posted: March 20, 2017
Monopoly’s staid stable of tokens is in for a shakeup, and the boot is getting the boot.  Hasbro recently  pulled the curtain back on the results of an online survey to select the next generation of tokens for its classic board game. And the results are: Goodbye, thimble, boot and wheelbarrow. Hello, T-rex, penguin and rubber ducky.  FULL STORY

Turkey ‘Expels Dutch Cows’ Amid Diplomatic Crisis

Posted: March 17, 2017
Turkey’s red meat association has ordered a consignment of prize Dutch cattle to be sent back to the Netherlands, saying it no longer wants to farm the cows due to the diplomatic crisis between the countries.  FULL STORY

Entire Town In USA Up For Sale

Posted: March 16, 2017
Think you’re king of the castle? Well if you buy this town you actually could be. The town of Tiller in Oregon is up for sale! FULL STORY

Alaska Residents Warned To Give Grumpy Moose Their Space

Posted: March 15, 2017
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials warned people to keep their distance from grumpy moose after two close calls…. FULL STORY

Sweaters For Chickens: Retirees Knit Clothes For Chilly Poultry

Posted: March 14, 2017
Sweaters for chickens? It sounds like a joke, but a plucky group of retirees in suburban Boston has hatched a plan to keep poultry warm during the New England winter.  FULL STORY

Man Found With Cocaine Packages Taped To Body At NY Airport

Posted: March 13, 2017
A man returning from the Dominican Republic was arrested at a New York Airport after he was found to have cocaine packages taped to his body, federal authorities said Friday. FULL STORY


Police Say Couple Staged Murder With Ketchup

Posted: March 13, 2017
Sandusky, Ohio
– Police say a couple in Ohio staged a murder scene in a bathtub in which they poured ketchup over her and he then sent pictures to friends, saying he did it. FULL STORY