Even though very few people read books, lots of people would love to get rich writing books. How hard can it be? But the best way to make money from writing a book is to already be a famous TV celebrity, because then you can get an insane advance.
Bikes are the new fad in rich cities such as New York. Everyone wants to look cool and get exercise and be "green," but actually riding a bike through Manhattan is a terrifying ordeal that one New Yorker very barely survived.
When a lucky boy caught a baseball that flew into the stands at a San Francisco Giants game, little did he expect that a big mean adult would wrestle that souvenir away from the kid. Now the police are looking for the adult thug.
Facebook and all that other Internet garbage sure does waste everyone's time. Luckily, there's not really that much else we should really be doing, as long as we get in a shower now and then. But if you're concerned about the "time suck" that is Facebook, a new device may help you manage things.
While this country is a lot less racist than it was a half century ago during the Civil Rights struggle, Americans have sadly admitted that they're still personally kind of racist. Maybe everything will be better in another 50 years.
This amazing interactive map shows global protests flaring up all over the world, from 1979 until now. There are a lot more people alive today than 34 years ago, so maybe that's why there are so many more protests. Or maybe people have learned how to manipulate TV news.
One of the greatest characters ever is Chewbacca, the wookiee. Why is he so great? Because he's brave, loyal, talented and handsome. He even understands human and droid languages. But in Japan, they think he's a moron.
Shy people who spend all their time writing their opinions on the Internet for millions of people to read have lately been very excited about the recognition of introverts. Finally, there are tons of web articles about how special it is to be introverted! Well, introverts are generally losers.
The food we consume as a child has a huge influence on how we eat throughout adult life. Monster-branded corn-syrup-infused puffs of starch and sweetener can start a youngster down a path of overeating, diabetes, heart disease and early death. But still, people miss their "Fruit Brute," which is returning for…
Most people are just not very fond of spiders. So why don't the humans join forces and use all their terrible weapons and poisons to destroy every last spider on the Earth? It's a big job, but some people say the time to start is now.
Do you know how much people spend on weddings? Way too much, that's how much. But it doesn't have to be this way. You can have a great wedding that's special and fun and all of that, without even going into debt for the rest of your life. (You already have student loans for that.)
Apollo 13 went terribly wrong, but it could've gone a lot worse—the astronauts actually survived this attempt at space exploration. Still, they had to talk to Richard Nixon. Check out these other incredible failures, because it's not just the successful missions that make history.
Tourists love to take pictures of each other standing in front of famous skylines. But the air pollution has been terrible lately in Hong Kong, so enterprising hucksters have installed fake "blue sky" cityscapes for the visitors to use as pretty urban backgrounds.
Almost all baby boys in America were circumcised until a few decades ago, when the numbers began declining. Today in the western United States, only 40% of baby boys have the top of their penis chopped off by a doctor, while the rate is 58% nationwide.
Gross old pervert Bob Filner is finally resigning as San Diego's mayor, ending (?) an increasingly insane melodrama that is tacky even by San Diego's corrupt, criminal standards. Filner is the Southern California suburb's latest mayor to be forced out of office, but has not (yet) gone to jail like so many others.
Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. And those who can't teach can steal expensive jewelry from their high school students and then get caught after selling the stolen valuables to a pawn shop. They're going to love this guy in prison.
Every summer, the Earth gets destroyed by another couple of apocalyptic disaster movies. Why do we love seeing ourselves destroyed? Because daily life is a banal struggle, so global catastrophe or alien invasion seems fun in comparison. Plus, people behave beautifully when fighting a war together.
Government waste is a funny thing, because most everyone is outraged when they hear about real wasted money, but it's only anti-government reactionaries who use such stories to justify taking away needed services from the elderly and sick children. Still, there are more than 500 good cars just sitting around federal…
People are idiots! But not you, of course. You're not like the others. You know how to read! Also, you are a conspicuous consumer of printed matter sold by publishing corporations. Post some pictures of yourself with your carefully messy bookshelf and you've got the latest trend to warn other people away from you.