How Dangerous Is It to Drive on Tax Day?
Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” And the two may be even more closely linked than we thought — a new study shows fatal car crashes rise on April’s annual tax deadline day.
Steven Tyler Pretends He Remembers the ’80s on ‘American Idol’
Wednesday was ’80s night on ‘American Idol,’ and while a ton of great music came out of that decade, we heard very little of it. Let’s check in on judge Steven Tyler to see how much of that period he can even recall.
Have Americans Become Less Polite?
When’s the last time you heard someone use the words “please” and “thank you”? According to a recent poll, it’s probably been a long time.
Alice Cooper Delivers One-of-a-Kind Commencement Speech
Most graduation ceremonies feature some boring person droning on as everyone checks their watches and wonders when they can leave. But what if your commencement speaker was Alice Cooper?
Should Uninsured Drivers Still Be Able to Buy Gas?
Uninsured driving is a serious matter in the eyes of the government, but perhaps none more so than for UK officials. In fact, some government authorities from across the pond would like to prohibit gas stations from letting those people fill up their tanks.
NOLA Man Tries to Avoid DWI Arrest by Jumping Off a Bridge
Word to the wise: if you’re pulled over for your billionth DUI, the best way to prove your sobriety is definitely not to jump off a bridge. You’re welcome, glad to help.
Science Finally Reaches Its Potential With an Automated Cupcake Machine
It’s 3 a.m. and you’re dying for freshly-baked cupcakes. If you’re lucky enough to live in the Los Angeles area, you won’t have to make them yourself — you can just hit up the new cupcake machine at gourmet bakery Sprinkles.
Why Haven’t Children Slept Well for More Than 100 Years?
It may not be news to you that today’s kids are deprived of sleep, but before you blame smartphones or computer games, consider this: children haven’t been getting enough shut-eye for more than a century.
AT&T’s Unlimited Data Plans May Not Be So Unlimited After All
AT&T Wireless customers with unlimited data plans are crying foul over a policy that seemingly punishes the heaviest users, throttling their download speeds to a snail’s pace.
Paul McCartney, Neil Young & Crazy Horse to Perform at MusiCares Event
Paul McCartney will be honored as the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year at a special event on Feb. 10 that will celebrate the former Beatle‘s exceptional artistic achievements as well as his philanthropic work. And the list of celebrities expected to pay homage is not only long, but impressive.
JC Penney Gets Rid of Sales in Favor of Permanent Discounts — Dollars and Sense [VIDEO]
For a die-hard shopper, there’s little more frustrating than buying something at full-price, only to see it go on sale shortly thereafter. To ward that off, retailing giant JC Penney has announced that starting Feb. 1, it’s discounting all merchandise by at least 40 percent — permanently.
Yikes! British Airways Mistakenly Tells Passengers Their Plane Is Going Down — Twice
People scared of flying might mark British Airways off their list of possible airline choices for good after an automated announcement mistakenly told passengers to prepare for a crash-landing — twice.