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.
Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies at Age 86
Andre Cassagnes, the man responsible for inventing the venerable Etch A Sketch, a toy that inspired countless children ever since it was introduced in 1960, has died at age 86 in France.
Mob of Wild Monkeys Are Rampaging Through Indonesia
Humans may share DNA with monkeys, but, if this report out of Indonesia is any indication, our primate cousins couldn't care less.
Reporter Has the Best Response Ever to Rude Videobomber
Normally, it's pretty easy for someone to disrupt a live news report with a carefully-placed videobomb. But the annoying woman in this clip gets totally owned by a reporter who just isn't having it.
The Pope’s Dove of Peace Was Attacked by a Seagull
Just as he finished a sermon on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI symbolically released two doves into the air as a call for peace. But soon after the birds took flight, an aggressive seagull began dive bombing one of them. Uh oh. We're generally not superstitious, but we sure hope this isn't a si…
Drunk Mom Creates Unintentional Social Commentary On Young Parenting By Getting Stuck in H…
We've done some dumb things after a night of drinking -- ask us about our butterfly tattoo -- but getting stuck in a piece of furniture (as far as we can recall) isn't one of them. That's not the case for our heroine today, though: a drunk 31-year-old mother, who intentional…
Fortune-Telling Camel Predicts Ravens Will Win Super Bowl
After Teddy the talking porcupine correctly predicted the winner of the 2012 Super Bowl, we decided never to scoff at a fortune-telling animal again. So, when we heard that a clairvoyant camel had peered into the future and determined the winner of this year's game, we were all ears.
MIT Student Invents Ice That Tattles on Binge Drinkers
When it comes to ice, we only want it to do one thing -- make our drinks cold. We certainly don't want it to snitch to our friends after we've had one too many. But a MIT student has invented exactly that -- digital ice that monitors how quickly someone is drinking and sends out an alert w…
New Facebook App Will Help You Find Out Who Gave You the Flu
After last year's flu season, which health officials say was one of the mildest in the past 30 years, the illness is back with a vengeance. Well, if you're unlucky enough to currently have the flu, at least a new Facebook app can help track down the diseased jerk who gave it to you in the …
Help Your Pooch Unwind With ‘Dawg Grog,’ Beer Made for Dogs
Do you find that your dog is frequently stressed after a hard day of guarding the home? Then you may want to help your pooch unwind with 'Dawg Grog,' which is being marketed as beer for man's best friend.
New Poll Shows Americans Hate Congress Even More than Nickelback
It's no surprise that Congress' approval numbers have dropped significantly since the fiscal cliff debacle. But what's surprising is exactly how unpopular the legislative body has become. To put things in perspective, Congress is currently more unpopular than even the much-hated rock …