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.
Postal Worker Retires After 44 Years Without Taking a Single Sick Day
As the famous motto goes, "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" stops dedicated postal workers. And as far as Deborah Ford is concerned, who retired from the USPS after more than four decades on the job without taking a single sick day, nothing else does either.
New App Lets You Gaze 10 Years Into Your Boozy Future
If the threat of blackouts and liver failure isn't enough to turn you into a teetotaler, then this new photo app, which simulates the physical effects of alcohol abuse over a period of 10 years, just might.
Police Arrest Teen Thief by Following Trail of Cheetos to His Front Door
As any thief worth his salt knows, a clean getaway is absolutely essential. Well, a South Carolina teen recently botched a robbery in a big way after police followed a trail of Cheetos right to his front door. (While that's not the thief pictured above, authorities should still be on the l…
Help Your Pooch Unwind With ‘Dawg Grog,’ Beer Made for Dogs
Do you find that your dog is frequently stressed after a hard day of guarding the home? Then you may want to help your pooch unwind with 'Dawg Grog,' which is being marketed as beer for man's best friend.
‘Hashtag’ Is 2012’s Word of the Year
Hashtags may have originated on Twitter, but the popular internet shorthand has since spread to Facebook and even everyday speech. And now, "hashtag" has been declared the 2012 word of the year by the American Dialect Society. #waytogohashtag
Drunk Guy Steals Ambulance and Goes for a Joyride and Also Look How Scary His Face Is
In the past, we've told you about the liquored up bar brawler who cried for his mommy and an inebriated Norwegian tourist who passed out on an airport conveyor belt. Now comes an intoxicated man who stole an ambulance in the middle of an emergency call and went for a joyride.
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…
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.
Can Coffee Help You Maintain a Sunny Outlook?
Coffee lovers, rejoice! In addition to helping jump-start your morning, a cup of Joe may also improve brain function, specifically the part of your noggin that controls the recognition of positive words, says a new study.
Bride and Groom Exchange Vows in Wrestling Ring
Most people get hitched in fairly conventional settings, but not this couple. No, no. Instead, this bride and groom tied the knot in a full-sized wrestling ring.
FDA Investigates Another Energy Drink and Its Possible Role in 13 Deaths
In what seems to be evidence of an emerging trend, the FDA is currently investigating another highly caffeinated energy drinkand the role it may have played in 13 deaths and many more injuries.