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.
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.
FDA Investigates Another Energy Drink and Its Possible Role in 13 Deaths
In what seems to be evidence of an emerging trend, the FDA is currently investigating another highly caffeinated energy drinkand the role it may have played in 13 deaths and many more injuries.
National Toy Hall of Fame Nominees Announced, Let the Games Begin!
In a move that will delight toy lovers everywhere, the National Toy Hall of Fame announced 12 nominees for induction this year, including some of our personal faves, like the Magic 8 Ball, little green army men and 'Star Wars' action figures.
Verbally-Abusive Man Cuts Off Tongue to Win Back Estranged Wife
In one of the nuttiest attempts at reconciliation we've ever seen, a 32-year-old verbally-abusive man from India sliced off his own tongue to win back his estranged wife. If cutting off a body part doesn't say "I'm sorry," we don't know what does.
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.
Real Life Ron Swanson Carves Pumpkin With a Gun
When we carve pumpkins, we generally use a knife, but they must do things a little differently in the South. For example, Tennessee resident and YouTuber Hickok45 carves his pumpkin with a Colt 1911 handgun. Why, you may ask? Because using anything else would just be plain silly.
Base Jumping Newlyweds Take a Literal Plunge Together
Over the weekend, scores of base jumpers headed to Fayetteville, WV, to leap off the New River Bridge as part of an annual celebration known as Bridge Day. But one couple made their leap especially memorable by tying the knot first. Hey, who are we to judge? Stranger things have certainly happened a…
FDA Investigates Possible Link Between Monster Energy Drink and Five Deaths
Today, highly caffeinated drinks are more popular than ever, especially among teens. But one leading energy drink, Monster, is currently under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration for a possible link to five deaths.
Need a Boost of Creativity? Take a Power Nap
We all run out of steam from time to time at work. Usually we just fight through it with a third cup of coffee, but there may be a better idea: Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center recently discovered that short naps may improve the function of the right brain.
Cat Eludes Dog With Amazing Ninja Move
As part of an ancient rivalry firmly lodged in the deepest recesses of their animal brains, a frenzied dog chases a terrified cat around a backyard. But this resourceful kitty has a trick up his furry sleeve -- a secret ninja move.
Orchestral Flash Mob Plays the Theme from ‘Star Wars’
The WDR Symphony Orchestra adds a much-needed touch of class to flash mobs by rapidly convening in a square in Germany and serenading the assembled crowd with a piece of music. Of course, their decision to play the 'Star Wars' theme makes the whole thing border on geeky, but we're oka…
Lost Boy Survives By Cuddling With Puppies
Last Wednesday, a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome was found alive in the woods after he went missing from his home the previous day. But here's the part that the internet will love -- he survived by huddling with a pack of puppies for warmth. Sadly, no cats or corgis were involved as far as …