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.
Google Steals Christmas, Deletes Entire Month of December from App
Find yourself wishing the holidays were over already? Well, thanks to a bug in the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, the month of December has been canceled altogether. Is Google the new Grinch?
‘Spider-Man’ Busted for Mugging Woman
In a move that will shock comic book fans everywhere, a California man was recently arrested after allegedly attempting to mug a woman while wearing a Spider-Man costume. Spidey, what have you done?!
Ax-Wielding Granny Fights Off Wolf
Anyone familiar with 'Little Red Riding Hood' knows that things don't go especially well for the grandmother in the fairy tale. Well, a recent encounter between a 56-year-old grandma and a wolf took a decidedly different turn when she used an ax to dispatch the animal. Way to rewrite …
Humans Can Smell Fear
It's long been thought that humans lack odor-sensing organs that would enable us to communicate by smell, but a new study suggest that people can, in fact, detect some emotions with their noses, such as fear and disgust.
Teen Using Cell Phone Walks into Snake Pit
By this point, it should be fairly obvious that getting distracted by a cell phone can be extremely hazardous to your health. And yet, a teen girl in California actually fell into a pit of rattlesnakes while searching for a signal in the desert. Need further proof? We didn't think so.
Dead Candidate Wins Election in Alabama
If there's any doubt how strong the GOP's hold on Alabama is, consider this -- a Republican nominee beat out the Democratic incumbent for a seat on the Bibb County Commission last week despite the fact that he died a month earlier. Congratulations, Alabama, on taking partisanship to a whol…
Students Send First Burger Into Space
Thanks to a group of Harvard students, a fast food burger has boldly gone where no burger has gone before -- into the edge of space. Hey, it's better than eating it. Those things'll kill ya.
Man Proposes in Front of ‘Star Trek: TNG’ Cast, Gets Picard ‘Face-Palm’
On Sunday at Austin Comic Con, a photo op with the entire cast of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' turned into a surprise wedding proposal when a man got down on bended knee and popped the question to his girlfriend. Make it so!
Mom Fined for Letting 3-Year-Old Pee in Yard
As a parent, teaching a child to use the toilet is one of the hardest (and messiest) things you'll ever do. But potty training just got even more difficult for a Piedmont, Oklahoma, mom who was fined $2,500 for letting her toddler pee in the front yard.
Do Kids Really Want Less Candy for Halloween? — Survey of the Day
While children still seem to unanimously agree that Halloween is one of their favorite holidays, a new survey by the American Dental Association and PopCap Games shows that kids' perception of the holiday is changing in several surprising ways.
Unruly Fish Causes Hilarious News Blooper
Intrepid Tennessee reporter Carley Gordon got way more than she bargained for when an Asian carp broke free during a Channel 4 News report and nearly sent her over the side of a boat. Well, it is an invasive species, after all. What did she expect?
Magician Literally Loses Head for Halloween
Not content with typical card tricks or a rabbit in a hat, magician Rich Ferguson puts a spooky Halloween spin on his act by literally losing his head in front of freaked-out spectators. How in the world does he do it?