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.
Engineers Discover Highest Possible Height for a LEGO Tower
Although it's something we've never wondered ourselves, engineers at Open University in the UK recently discovered how high a LEGO tower can go before the bricks at the bottom are crushed under the weight. Here's a hint -- it's pretty darn high.
Grinchy Kindergarten Teacher Tells Students That Santa Isn’t Real
What's worse than a news anchor blabbing on live TV that Santa isn't real? How about a Texas kindergarten teacher revealing the terrible truth about Saint Nick to her entire class of five-year-olds? Yep, that actually happened.
Real-Life Grinch Steals Christmas Decorations from Neighbors
Sure, the holiday season can be a bit of a hassle sometimes, but we've never actually tried to ruin Christmas. This Texas man, however, fully embraced his Grinchy nature and was caught on camera stealing Christmas decorations from his neighbors.
Scientists Discover Gene Responsible for Binge Drinking
We've always thought that binge drinking was just part of being a dumb teenager, but scientists say they've recently discovered a gene which could account for the risky behavior.
Happy 20th Birthday, Text Messaging!
Although it became a widely used form of communication only recently, texting is actually a decades-old technology. In fact, it celebrated its 20th birthday on Monday, which makes it older than most of the kids who use it. OMG!
Hallelujah! Pope Benedict Joins Twitter
Pope Benedict XVI may be the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church with a tradition dating back more than 2,000 years, but that doesn't mean he's not up on the latest technology. In fact, the Vatican recently revealed the pope's Twitter handle and said that he'll start tweeting…
Homeless Man in Viral Photo Says Fancy Boots Could Cost Him His Life
By now you've seen the heartwarming viral photo of NYPD officer Lawrence DiPrimo offering an expensive pair of boots to a barefoot homeless man named Jeffrey Hillman. Over the weekend, the New York Times tracked Hillman down and found that he was no longer wearing the $100 Skechers.
Overstuffed Anaconda Barfs Up an Entire Cow
Every now and then, the internet graces us with video that's intensely fascinating and unspeakably vile at the same time. You know what we're talking about -- the kind of video that's guaranteed (better or worse) to stay with you for years to come. This is one of those. Don't say…
Fiona Apple Cancels Tour to Be With Her Dying Dog
Musician Fiona Apple already has a bit of a reputation for being melodramatic, and her recent move to cancel her South American tour because her dog is dying probably won't do much to dispel that. Still, Apple wrote a touching four-page letter explaining her decision that's guaranteed to m…
Santa Has a Beard Fail While Descending from Mall Ceiling
In the U.K., Santa got his beard stuck while rappelling down from the ceiling of a mall and dangled there helplessly for half an hour until someone freed him. Old Saint Nick may be hundreds of years old, but he really needs to work on making an entrance.
Watch Some Deer Get a Head Start on Black Friday
Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving -- aka Black Friday -- is the busiest day of the year for shopping. But apparently three wild deer got a bit confused as to the date and showed up at Kohl's department store four days early.