Celebrity Birthdays for August 27 – Paul Reubens, Sarah Chalke and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Paul Reubens Age: 60 Occupation: Actor and Comedian Known For: His signature character Pee-wee Herman, roles in TV shows such as ’30 Rock’ and in films like ‘Blow,’ and maintaining a healthy sense of humor after a ridiculous 1991 arrest for indecent exposure in a porn theater
This Day in History for August 27 – Battle of Dresden and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1813 – French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeats a larger force of Austrians, Russians, and Prussians at the Battle of Dresden (More info) 1859 – Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Penn., leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well (More info)
You Won’t Believe What Ranchers Who Can’t Afford Corn Are Feeding Their Cows [VIDEO]
Farmers may not be happy about the recent drought that’s plagued much of the US, but it’s been a boon for cows with a sweet tooth — because ranchers who can’t afford the high prices of corn are now feeding the animals candy instead.
Should Kids Be Fined for Skipping School?
You may already know some lucky kids are being rewarded with things like shoes, iPads and even cars just for showing up to school. But if they don’t, is it fair to fine them — and their parents?
This Day in History for August 25 – New Orleans Founded and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1718 – New Orleans is founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans (More info) 1768 – James Cook begins his first voyage (More info)
Celebrity Birthdays for August 25 – Gene Simmons, Elvis Costello and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today: Gene Simmons Age: 63 Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Actor Known For: Being “the demon” in the rock group Kiss on hits such as ‘Detroit Rock City’ and ‘Rock and Roll All Nite,’ his freakishly long tongue, and his reality show ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’
Ab Circle Pro Slapped with $25 Million Fine for Crazy Weight Loss Claims
In today’s news of the obvious, it turns out three minutes of daily exercise won’t get you in shape — no matter what type of equipment you’re using. And because Ab Circle Pro made those outrageous claims, it’s now on the hook to pay a $25 million fine.
If You’re Looking for Better Grades, Make Sure to Get Some Sleep
Parents who admire their kids’ late-night study habits might be better off encouraging them to get some shut-eye instead — new research suggests well-rested students fare better academically.
This Day in History for August 24 – Mount Vesuvius Erupts and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 79 – Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying the cities of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae in volcanic ash (More info) 1912 – Alaska becomes a United States territory (More info)
Daycare Workers Cause Furor After Being Accused of Starting Toddler Fight Club [VIDEO]
Three bored Delaware daycare workers found a really inadvisable way to spice up their jobs: they started their own toddler fight club in which they made their charges do battle with each other, and then captured the whole thing on tape.
Americans Waste a Whopping $165 Million Worth of Food Each Year
Want an easy way to shave $2,300 off your annual budget? Stop throwing away so much food. According to a new study, almost half of the food Americans buy every year winds up in the trash — a 50 percent increase since the 1970s.
Americans Choose Beer As Their Favorite Alcoholic Beverage
Next time you’re out with friends, look around the table. Chances are good you’ll see more beer bottles than wine glasses or martinis, and that’s not a coincidence — a new survey discovered beer is America’s favorite alcoholic beverage.