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Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard and Gilbert Arenas Go on Planking Spree [PHOTOS]
Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard and Gilbert Arenas Go on Planking Spree [PHOTOS]
Orlando Magic teammates Dwight Howard  and Gilbert Arenas tried their hands at planking -- a bizarre, imported Australian fad wherein people lie face-down and absolutely rigid on strange surfaces. Howard and Arenas documented their best planks, with surfaces including a vending machine and luxury cars, on Twitter. And, yes, planking is better when done by super-tall basketball players. Check out s
Did Michael Jackson Give Cocaine to Aaron Carter?
Did Michael Jackson Give Cocaine to Aaron Carter?
You have to take quotes printed in Australian tabloids with a grain of salt, but nevertheless, OK! magazine is reporting that Aaron Carter has spilled some rather disturbing details about his friendship with Michael Jackson. In the article, Carter says Jackson offered him wine when he was only 15 -- and that's the tame part. It goes on to quote Carter as saying, "He gave me cocaine. I felt we
Waterspouts Form Off Australian Coast [VIDEO]
Waterspouts Form Off Australian Coast [VIDEO]
Mother Nature threw Australian residents a curve ball Monday when four waterspouts, well, sprouted off the New South Wales coast. Cameras caught the stunning - and admittedly scary-looking - event, which occurred just north of Sydney. (A local news station claimed the spouts reached upwards of 600 meters, or nearly 2,000 feet.) Check out video footage of the waterspouts after the jump.
Online ‘Planking’ Craze Leads to Man’s Death
Online ‘Planking’ Craze Leads to Man’s Death
The Internet photo sensation called "planking," which can be best described as extreme lying down, led to a 20-year-old Australian man plunging to his death while partaking in the fad this weekend, police said. Queensland police said the man fell several stories from a Brisbane high-rise early Sunday morning while engaging in the activity, in which the planker lies flat on their stomach
Dinosaur Scares Australian School Children [VIDEO]
Dinosaur Scares Australian School Children [VIDEO]
One of the first things a youngster learns about dinosaurs is that they have long been extinct. On a certain level, these Australian school children have internalized that lesson. However, when the life-like prehistoric beast starts to roar in this video (after the jump), some of them no longer seem so sure. In defense of the scaredy cats, that's a pretty impressive movie-quality dinosaur suit th
Australians May Face Arrest For “Free Money” Incident
Australians May Face Arrest For “Free Money” Incident
History buffs know the origins of Australia. The old tale of it being a former penal colony is only partly true and I know several people who'd be happy to tell you the whole story if you have a couple of hours. The Aussies always hope to one day shed the old penal colony stories and be seen for what they are in this modern day and age. You know, as completely honest people who like to try to scor