The very idea behind theme park rides is to scare people. They attract the thrill-seeking, the naive and the stupid in their millions every year. Remember when you were a kid and you always wondered if the rides really were that dangerous? Well, turns out some of them were.
Neurotics beware: here lie enough horror stories to put you off your local amusement park for good, permanently rendering you one of those jittery guys who watch their friends plummeting through loop-the-loops while they eat corn dogs from the safety of a bench. Yes, we bring you the 10 most dangerous – and ill-conceived – amusement park rides of all time. Read the rest of this entry »
Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. isn’t living up to his last name: Police in New Orleans have issued an arrest warrant for misdemeanor battery against the actor after he was accused of shoving a female bartender during a dispute early Tuesday.
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Michael Phelps may not have started the London Olympics with the Gold that he wanted but that isn’t stopping him from setting some new records.
Today at the Aquatic Center, Phelps took the silver in the 200m fly, earning his 18th medal overall. 14 gold, two silvers and two bronze, joining Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina as the most decorated Olympian history. Phelps is thought to pick-up number 19 later this afternoon, as the US is the heavy-favorite to win Gold in the 4×200 freestyle relay. Read the rest of this entry »
Country superstar and The Voice coach, Blake Shelton, has apologized for a tweet that went awry.
“Does anyone know if the Eastern Box turtle is protected in Oklahoma? If so I didn’t just swerve to the shoulder of the road to smash one,” Shelton tweeted. Blake, known on Twitter for his interesting sense of humor, offended some of his followers when the turtle tweet went out. Blake then went on to get into a tweet battle responding, “Hey @turtlefeed.. I solely have raised over a million dollars in animal rescue/conservation alone… How much have you raised? Oh. Ok. Next!” Read the rest of this entry »
The first time since 1996- the American Women are the Team Champions at the Olympic Games.
McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Alexandra Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas and Jordyn Weiber will never forget today, as they rolled there way to a Gold Medal. The Americans finished with 183.596 points, Russia took the silver with 178.530 and Romania rounded out the Podium taking the bronze with 176.414. Read the rest of this entry »