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.
Kindly Cop Wraps $100 in Traffic Ticket
When 25-year-old Hayden Carlo was recently pulled over in Plano, Texas, for an expired registration sticker on his car, he naturally got a ticket. But the cop who issued the citation also did something entirely unexpected -- he gave Carlo $100 so he could afford the registration fee.
Hasbro Introduces Easy-Bake Oven for Boys
Ever since it was introduced in 1963, the Easy-Bake Oven has been marketed exclusively to girls, leaving aspiring boy chefs out in the cold. But that's about to change thanks to a campaign led by a teen girl on behalf of her four-year-old brother, who loves to cook.
University of Chicago Receives Mysterious Package Addressed to ‘Indiana Jones’
Here's an item movie fans will love --- the University of Chicago's admissions department recently received a package addressed to none other than Indiana Jones, who, according to lore, once attended the school as a student. Needless to say, the mysterious parcel set off a round of i…
School Lunch Lady Fired for Giving Free Lunches to Needy Student
Given the time of year, you might think that helping the needy would be encouraged. But that's not what happened when 60-year-old school cafeteria worker Dianne Brame gave free lunches to a student who couldn't afford them. Instead, she was fired.
Google Celebrates Christmas and ‘Festivus’ With New Easter Eggs
In celebration of the most wonderful time of the year, Google recently added a brand new Easter egg for Christmas. But for those fed up with the over-commercialization of the holiday, there's also an homage to our favorite fake alternative -- Festivus.
Did UFOs Appear Over Brooklyn and San Francisco?
We're already convinced that aliens exist, so it's not like we need any further proof. But these clips of identical UFOs hovering in the sky over Brooklyn and San Francisco blew us away. All hail our alien overlords! (The videos are a bit NSFW, by the way, due to some UFO-inspired pot…
Santa Quits Smoking in New Version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’
As a role model for kindness and generosity, you can't do much better than Santa. But let's face it -- he's not exactly the picture of health. If the jolly old elf can't bring himself to drop a few pounds, at least he's recently given up smoking.
The 10 Craziest Christmas-Themed Video Games
Christmas-themed video games might seem like the best way for developers to cash in on the holiday season, but there's a conspicuous lack of these titles on the market. Believe it or not, this is a good thing, because the vast majority of Christmas games to date have been pretty bad and, what&a…
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.
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.
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.
Further Proving Their Creepy Superpowers, Study Says Women Can Spot Cheaters Just by Looki…
Hey two-timer, you think you're pretty slick, huh? Think again -- a new study says that women can tell if a man's screwing around just by looking at him.