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Box Office: ‘Hop’ Leaps to Top Spot
Easter came a bit early at the movies this weekend, thanks to the live-action/animated movie 'Hop'.
The film, which features the voice talent of comedian Russell Brand, vastly exceeded expectations at the box office with an impressive $38.2 million, marking the highest weekend debut of the …
Escaped Bronx Zoo Cobra Captured
The highly venomous cobra, which made headlines after she escaped from her holding cage in the Bronx Zoo last Friday, was captured Thursday morning in a dark corner of the Reptile House, according to Bronx Zoo officials.
During her week on the lam the Egyptian Cobra has become a world-wide celebrit…
Inmates’ Coloring Books Painted With Drugs [VIDEO]
Three inmates at the Cape May County Correctional Center in New Jersey wanted their drugs so badly, they used a children's coloring book to sneak them into their prison cells. We hate to give criminals so much credit, but the whole process was undeniably ingenious.
With the help of two civilians, the…
Man Moves Into Mall of America in Attempt to Lose Weight [VIDEO]
Sometimes the best way to commit to a workout regiment is to tell a bunch of people about it, and then let the fear of being labeled the-guy-who-talks-a-big-game-about-getting-in-shape-but-never-follows-through take over.
That's what St. Paul, Minnesota resident Scott Jorgenson is doing, times a…
Enrique Iglesias Exits Britney Spears Tour
Well, so much for that: According to Billboard.com, singer Enrique Iglesias has dropped out of Britney Spears' upcoming North American Tour.
The news comes at an especially awkward time, considering Spears made the announcement that Iglesias would be joining her on tour just a few hours prior, o…
Super Glue Inventor Harry Wesley Coover Jr. Dead at 94
Super Glue inventor Harry Wesley Coover Jr. died Saturday night of congestive heart failure at his home in Kingsport, TN, the NY Times is reporting. He was 94.
Though he held over 460 patents in his career, Coover was best known for his revolutionary invention, which he created accidentally while tes…
City Tries To Ban Sale of Girl Scouts Cookies From Front Lawn
Instead of canvassing the neighborhood, Abigail and Caitlin Mills of Hazelwood, MO, have for the last six years conducted their annual sale of Girl Scouts cookies from their parents’ front yard.
The duo ran into a snag this year, however, when a neighbor complained to the local authorities about the …
Bomb Sits in Detroit Federal Office for Weeks Unchecked
In late February, a security guard at a U.S. federal office building in Detroit, MI, found a suspicious package. He brought the package into the building, placed it in the lost and found and went on his merry way.
The package sat until March 18, when someone at the office decided to X-ray it to see w…
Ten-Year-Old Takes Mom’s SUV on a Joy Ride [VIDEO]
Ten-year old Zilan Fitch was angry that he had been punished. But instead of trashing his room or refusing to come down for dinner, Zilan retaliated by stealing his mom's SUV and driving it straight into rush hour traffic.
Christi Sanders, the boy's mother, spotted Zilan backing out of the driveway …

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