Walmart Releases Video Of Vigilante Jumping On Robbers' Hood

Walmart Releases Video Of Vigilante Jumping On Robbers' Hood

Walmart has released CCTV footage of the shopper who jumped onto the hood of a car full of would-be beer shoplifters in an attempt to kick in their windshield and stop them from speeding away with their pilfered lager. [More]

How To Avoid Flood-Damaged Used Vehicles

How To Avoid Flood-Damaged Used Vehicles

Disastrous flooding, such as what the Midwest and Southeast has recently suffered, tends to, well, flood the used car market with damaged vehicles that pass the eyeball test. There are ways to avoid falling victim to unscrupulous resellers try to move water-addled rides, though. [More]

Urban Outfitters Offers Jewelry Identical To Independent Designer's Line

Urban Outfitters Offers Jewelry Identical To Independent Designer's Line

Something is rotten in Denmark, or rather, in the I Heart Destination jewelry line of baubles offered by Urban Outfitters. Turns out those $19 danglers in the shape of the various United States of America with a heart cut-out are exactly like necklaces crafted by an independent jewelry designer named Stevie. Update: ‘Stolen’ Urban Outfitters Jewelry Design Not All That Original [More]

Extreme Makeover Subject Accused Of Lying About Kids' Illness

Extreme Makeover Subject Accused Of Lying About Kids' Illness

A family with purportedly sick kids featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition may have been exaggerating about their medical hardships, according to doctors who have tested and examined the kids. [More]

BCS "Punishes" Fiesta Bowl By Making It Donate $1 Million To Charity

BCS "Punishes" Fiesta Bowl By Making It Donate $1 Million To Charity

After the Fiesta Bowl revealed it had misspent funds, buying extravagant, bribe-like gifts for power brokers — including strip club outings — and coercing illegal campaign contributions from staffers, Bowl Championship Series officials rattled their sabers. But despite vague threats to possibly strip the Arizona-based bowl game of its lofty BCS status, the organization has let the bowl off the hook with a stern lecture and an non-punishing punishment. [More]

Report Alleges Chuck Norris Has A Black Belt In Plagiarism

Report Alleges Chuck Norris Has A Black Belt In Plagiarism

Chuck Norris, actor and author of a syndicated column for Creators Syndicate, stands accused of borrowing the words and ideas of others without giving due credit. [More]

Facebook Games Could Be Responsible For Demise Of Soap Operas

Facebook Games Could Be Responsible For Demise Of Soap Operas

Soap operas continue to wash out, and demographic analysis suggests audiences may be shifting away from the programming to spend more time on Facebook games. [More]

Website Fires Film Critic Following Fabrication Accusation

Website Fires Film Critic Following Fabrication Accusation

A former New York Times film critic was canned by a website following an investigation into his review of Source Code, which contained language that made it appear as though the review could have been based upon an early draft of the script rather than the movie itself. [More]

Scammer Cracks Into Facebook Account And Hits Up Chat List For Cash

Scammer Cracks Into Facebook Account And Hits Up Chat List For Cash

Kevin was worried. His friend Mike said over Facebook chat that he and his wife and kids were stranded in London after getting mugged. They needed money wired immediately to settle their hotel bill. This was especially worrisome because Mike was supposed to be recuperating in the hospital from head surgery… Then Kevin realized that someone had cracked his friend’s Facebook account and was impersonating him. Here is the transcript of their conversation: [More]

Landlord Wouldn't Fix Leak For 5 Months. This Letter Got Him To Do It in 5 Days.

Landlord Wouldn't Fix Leak For 5 Months. This Letter Got Him To Do It in 5 Days.

Raymond and his wife had a leak in their master bedroom ceiling that they begged their landlord to fix for five months, with no result. With a baby due in a month, they really needed full use of their bedroom. Then Raymond wrote a very good complaint letter specifically citing his state’s landlord-tenant law and proposing a retroactive rent reduction for all the months the leak wasn’t fixed. That got their attention. [More]

Gardening Franchise Calls Itself "The Walmart Of Weed," Starts Expansion

Gardening Franchise Calls Itself "The Walmart Of Weed," Starts Expansion

An Oakland, Calif.-based outfit that’s dubbed itself “The Walmart of Weed” opened its first franchise outlet in Sacramento over the weekend. Hoping to capitalize on demand from medical marijuana users who intend to grow their own medicine, the store offers equipment that helps growers set up hydroponic gardens. [More]

Pot Farmers Market Sprouts Up In Seattle

Pot Farmers Market Sprouts Up In Seattle

Taking advantage of Seattle’s easygoing marijuana laws, the Cannabis Farmers Market debuted in the city Sunday. The event drew 600 customers. [More]

Insider Debunks The 9 Extended Warranty Sales Pitches

Insider Debunks The 9 Extended Warranty Sales Pitches

Here are 9 of the most common lines salespeople try to feed you in order to get you to buy an extended warranty, debunked by an insider. His job is training and development in this 3rd-party service plan industry, a job he’s leaving soon because he’s sick of the “half-truths and deceptions” it foists on consumers… which he will now reveal to you. [More]

Shoplifter Stuffs Chainsaw Down His Pants

Shoplifter Stuffs Chainsaw Down His Pants

If you were a criminal and needed to shoplift a chainsaw from a retail establishment discreetly, safely, and efficiently, how would you go about it? An Oklahoma man allegedly chose a novel method: stuffing it down his shorts. [More]

Researchers Link Processed Food To Lower IQs In Kids

Researchers Link Processed Food To Lower IQs In Kids

It could be that munching on processed foods packed with fat and sugar may make kids a bit less intelligent. British researchers have found 3-year-olds who munch on such grub tend to have a slightly lower IQ when they reach age 8. Meanwhile, 3-year-olds with healthier diets were shown to have higher IQs five years later. [More]

It Turns Out Mothballs Aren't Just Bad For Moths

It Turns Out Mothballs Aren't Just Bad For Moths

In a newly released study, doctors say the idea of preserving kids’ clothing in mothballs should be mothballed. An ingredient that had been widely used in the pest repellent has been found to cause neurological damage, and sometimes death, in infants. [More]

Report: Hundreds Of Thousands Told They Owe Defunct Hollywood Video

Report: Hundreds Of Thousands Told They Owe Defunct Hollywood Video

It turns out the reader who received a mysterious notice saying he owed a bunch of money to deceased Hollywood Video is far from alone. [More]

Disneyland Scraps Reported Plan To Limit Roaming Characters

Disneyland Scraps Reported Plan To Limit Roaming Characters

Part of the appeal of taking your kids to Disneyland is the ambiance. You know — the opportunity to watch their eyes light up when they gawk at an underpaid actor dressed up in a demeaning mascot suit amid your day of magical line-waiting. [More]