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Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Making the News


Ed Mitchell is a former Reuters, BBC and ITN TV journalist who filed for bankruptcy and lost everything in 2007. Making the News reflects on a period of life when Ed was homeless, living on Brighton’s seafront.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

The First Marijuana Vending Machine


American Green has unveiled the first ever marijuana vending machine called the ‘Zazz machine’ in Eagle-Vail, Colorado. Installed just outside Montana’s Smokehouse barbecue, the machine will be stocked with products from cannabis company Herbal Elements.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Asian Smog: The reason why our storms are getting worse


After looking at the photo above, it doesn’t seem so ridiculous that “fresh air” is being auctioned off in China for hundreds of dollars. Air pollution in China and other Asian countries is having far-reaching impacts on weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, a study suggests. Researchers have found that pollutants are strengthening storms above the Pacific Ocean, which feeds into weather systems in other parts of the world. Thanks China.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Poker Champ Phil Ivey Cheated His Way To $9.6 Million


The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J., believes the professional card player Phil Ivey used a technique called “edge sorting” to bilk the establish out of millions of dollars. In a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday, the Borgata accuses Ivey and an unnamed accomplice of manipulating a flaw in a certain type of playing card to identify valuable cards in baccarat, the Associated Press reported. According to the lawsuit, Ivey used the method, known as “edge sorting,” to earn $9.6 million during four visits to the casino in 2012.

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Subway To Cut ‘Yoga Mat’ Chemical From Bread


Subway announced Friday they’re phasing out bread produced with a chemical commonly found in yoga mats. The disclosure comes as Subway has suffered from an onslaught of bad publicity since a food blogger petitioned the chain to remove the ingredient.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Top Caught-On-Camera Moments Of The Week


This week’s top 3 caught-on-camera videos include jumbotron dancers, a grandma on a roller coaster for the first time and a classic reporter blooper. Check it out after the JUMP.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

‘Fresh Air’ Sells for $860 a Jar in China


A Beijing artist has decided to auction off a jar of fresh air from a business trip to southern France, as a form of artistic protest against his smoggy city. The rubber-sealed jar of Provence, mountain air went for 5,250 yuan (or $860), the Associated Press reports.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

McDonald’s Destroyed by a Naked Woman


It’s a topless woman in a thong, destroying a McDonald’s in St. Petersburg, Florida. And by destroying, I mean, throwing trays, opening and closing some doors quickly, and generally causing as much mayhem as an overzealous badger.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Over 100 Arrested at a UCSB Street Party


In Southern California, an unauthorized street party ended in chaos. The so-called “Deltopia” gathering in Isla Vista drew huge crowds that apparently got out of control. Hundreds of police officers were brought in to contain the violence.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

‘Fight Ministries’ Encourage Pastors to Cage Fight for Jesus


When most people think of Jesus, they don’t typically think of grown men beating each other to a pulp. But for a collection of small Christian churches, mixed martial arts submission moves like the arm bar and the triangle choke hold are as integral a part of worshiping Christ as communion wine and Bible verses.