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Meet Chicago’s Alligator, Chance the Snapper

Chance the Snapper has arrived in Chicago waters, and it looks like it’s here to stay. No worries for this scaly creature, as Chicago locals seem to give it a celebrity treatment - not so bad for a warm welcome, right?  Locals and admirers ...

Metallica Releases a Children’s Book

Some Metallica songs naturally lend themselves to a young audience. Here's a selection from "Seek and Destroy": Running on our way, hiding you will pay Dying one thousand deaths Running on our way, hiding you will pay Dying one thousand ...

Rembrandt’s The Night Watch Begins Restoration

A $3.4 million effort, the on-site restoration for Rembrandt’s The Night Watch has begun in Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam). The museum estimates that the restoration would take a year, but visitors to the museum can still view the painting as it is being ...

Father Transforms His Baby’s Sleep Patterns into a Blanket

Webcomic artist and father Seung Lee used an app to track his son's sleep patterns during his first year of life, then used that pattern as the basis for a knitting pattern for a baby blanket. Colossal reports: Choosing to work with six minute ...

In photos: The week of July 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

An attendee consoles Paul Njoroge (R), who lost members of his family and Michael Stumo (L), who lost a child, as they hold up a poster during a House Aviation Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. The panel was hearing testimony on "The State of ...

What’s Actually Worth Buying at the Duty-Free Shop

Photo: SmartDesign Group (Flickr) Mile High WeekFlying the "friendly skies" is often hell, but it doesn't have to be. It's Mile High Week, and we're investigating everything flight-related, from how to score cheap tickets to the best time to ...

Watch: Jewish groups protest ‘concentration camps’ on border

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Using a comparison to "concentration camps" that some Jewish groups consider offensive, some others are embracing the term to take action against the immigration detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border.The use of the ...

Watch: Pentagon returns to school in ‘Humph!” video

July 17 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band Pentagon is back with new music.The K-pop group released a music video Wednesday for the new single "Humph," aka "Forbidden." The video shows the members of Pentagon play quarrelsome schoolboys as they ...

What a Kid Really Means When They Ask, ‘Why?’

Little kids are notorious for asking incessant questions, the most common variety being the endless, “Why?” And we try to answer them—we always swore we’d be the parent who would encourage their curiosity, after all—but sometime between the fifth ...

House Passes Resolution Overnight Apologizing If Previous Racism Resolution Came Off Too Harsh

WASHINGTON—In an abrupt reversal of the symbolic but sternly written condemnation of the president’s racist remarks he tweeted earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed a resolution overnight Tuesday apologizing if their previous ...

How to Transport a Dead Body by Plane

Photo: Illia Cherednychenko (Unsplash) People die every day—and yes, that includes when they’re traveling. It’s not something most of us think about when planning a trip, but for some, it’s an unfortunate reality. But what do you do if you’re ...

Cop Vows To Get Revenge On Eric Garner For Trying To Frame Him For Murder

NEW YORK—Following the U.S. Justice Department’s decision not to bring federal charges against him, NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo reportedly vowed Wednesday to get revenge on Eric Garner for trying to frame him for murder. “That son of a bitch ...

It’s Okay to Take a Break From the Gym

Despite what you might think, we all need a break from the gym. Sometimes, it’s out of necessity because of an injury. Other times, it’s because you just don’t have time. On subreddits and fitness forums alike, you’ll read messages written by users ...

Who Gets the Armrests When You Fly Economy?

Mile High WeekFlying the "friendly skies" is often hell, but it doesn't have to be. It's Mile High Week, and we're investigating everything flight-related, from how to score cheap tickets to the best time to book, from how to fall asleep on a ...

Spongebob Voice Actor Tom Kenny Explains Various Spongebob Memes

Popular animated television show Spongebob Squarepants is an internet icon. It has continued to inspire memes and jokes online, and there's no sign of stopping the nautical nonsense from jumping out of the sea and into our screens. In the video, ...

Keep the Bare Minimum In Your Checking Account

If you’re no longer living paycheck-to-paycheck, it’s time to get that money out of your checking account. Why? Because although some checking accounts do offer interest these days, your cash will probably earn more money for you in a savings ...

Mars Snow Globe Ditches Snow for Swirling Martian Dust Storm

Mars IS the kind of place to raise your kids. Designer, Dan Abramson, (who brought us Yoga Joes peaceful Green Army Men toys) is at it again with the Mars Dust Globe, a modern twist on the classic water snow globe, where the snow is a mesmerizing ...

The Small Instant Pot Should Fit Inside the Regular Instant Pot: A Modest Proposal

The one on the left, inexplicably, does not fit inside the other ones for storage purposes.Photo: Amazon The Instant Pot thrives at making bowl-based meals. You know, like chili, stew, and fork-tender meat that’s best served over a bed of rice. ...

The Best Drink to Order at a Crappy Airport Bar

Photo: Sattish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Mile High WeekFlying the "friendly skies" is often hell, but it doesn't have to be. It's Mile High Week, and we're investigating everything flight-related, from how to score cheap tickets to ...

In Case You Encounter A Bison

With nature safaris, wildlife tours, or just a trip at a national park near you, there will be times when you would come face-to-face with animals. And though some animals might seem docile or non-threatening, it is still best to exercise a lot of ...

John Snow’s Cholera Map on Broad Street

When London had a cholera outbreak in 1854, John Snow and his contemporaries suggested that it was due to a contaminated water pump on Broad Street. But waterborne diseases weren't something people believed as much at the time because the general ...

What It Feels Like to Die

Illustration by Jim Cooke. Even though death is a universal experience, we don’t know a whole lot about what it actually feels like to die. What happens to your body and mind throughout the transition of being alive to being dead? The good news is ...

Finally Stand Up Straight When You Buy This $19 Posture Corrector

Best Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily.    Posture Corrector for Men and Women | $19 | Amazon | Clip 15% Off Coupon Feel like you’re always hunched over at your desk? It ...

Report: How About You Tell Us The Goddamn News For A Change?

CHICAGO—Daring you—yes, you, who thinks they’re so smart—to show us how you’d fare in the world of rigorous long-form journalism, a short brief published by The Onion Wednesday encouraged you, dear reader, to go ahead and tell us the goddamn news ...

Get a Pair of Marked-Down Clarks With an Extra 40% Off Already Discounted Sale Styles

Extra 40% Off Sale Styles | Clarks | Promo code FORTY At the intersection of “cute” and “comfortable,” you will find Clarks. And right now, the footwear brand is kicking off a new season with an extra 40% off select sale items with promo code FORTY. ...