Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
Engineers Discover Highest Possible Height for a LEGO Tower
Although it's something we've never wondered ourselves, engineers at Open University in the UK recently discovered how high a LEGO tower can go before the bricks at the bottom are crushed under the weight. Here's a hint -- it's pretty darn high.
The 10 Craziest Christmas-Themed Video Games
Christmas-themed video games might seem like the best way for developers to cash in on the holiday season, but there's a conspicuous lack of these titles on the market. Believe it or not, this is a good thing, because the vast majority of Christmas games to date have been pretty bad and, what&a…
Grinchy Kindergarten Teacher Tells Students That Santa Isn’t Real
What's worse than a news anchor blabbing on live TV that Santa isn't real? How about a Texas kindergarten teacher revealing the terrible truth about Saint Nick to her entire class of five-year-olds? Yep, that actually happened.
Scientists Discover Gene Responsible for Binge Drinking
We've always thought that binge drinking was just part of being a dumb teenager, but scientists say they've recently discovered a gene which could account for the risky behavior.
Further Proving Their Creepy Superpowers, Study Says Women Can Spot Cheaters Just by Looki…
Hey two-timer, you think you're pretty slick, huh? Think again -- a new study says that women can tell if a man's screwing around just by looking at him.
Barefoot Homeless Man in Viral Photo Isn’t Really Homeless, Officials Say
The story behind the inspirational viral photo of a NYPD police officer giving a pair of expensive boots to a barefoot homeless man continues to unfold. Earlier this week, we learned that Jeffrey Hillman was no longer wearing the boots for fear of his life and now it's come out that he isn&apos…
Happy 20th Birthday, Text Messaging!
Although it became a widely used form of communication only recently, texting is actually a decades-old technology. In fact, it celebrated its 20th birthday on Monday, which makes it older than most of the kids who use it. OMG!
Can Tap Water Give You Allergies?
Clean water is something many of us take for granted, but a troubling new study suggests that pesticides in tap water may be responsible for a recent increase in food allergies.
North Korea Confirms the Existence of Unicorns
In news that will delight fans of mythical creatures everywhere, North Korea claims to have found the burial site of a unicorn supposedly ridden by King Dongmyeong, the founding monarch of the ancient kingdom of Goguryeo. No word yet on when the Communist dictatorship expects to confirm the existenc…
Watch Some Deer Get a Head Start on Black Friday
Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving -- aka Black Friday -- is the busiest day of the year for shopping. But apparently three wild deer got a bit confused as to the date and showed up at Kohl's department store four days early.
Original ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Artwork Sells for Record-Breaking Amount
We've been mourning the sad loss of 'Calvin and Hobbes' ever since cartoonist Bill Watterson stopped producing the beloved comic strip in 1995. But apparently the strip hasn't gone completely forgotten, since a piece of original 'Calvin and Hobbes' artwork recently brok…
Half of All Airline Pilots Admit to Falling Asleep While Flying
Let's face it, we've all come pretty close to nodding off at work. However, there are certain professions -- say, airline pilot -- where taking a quick snooze just isn't acceptable.