Company Will Make Fake Facebook Girlfriends

Company Will Make Fake Facebook Girlfriends

Hoping there’s a market of lonely single dudes who wish to project the image of happy domesticity, a company promises to develop pretend girlfriends to post sweet nothings on clients’ walls. [More]

Woman Killed Trying To Save Car From Repo Man

Woman Killed Trying To Save Car From Repo Man

A California woman was crushed to death yesterday by her own car while trying to save it from repossession. Authorities still aren’t quite sure how the accident happened, but the 41-year-old was standing between her car and the tow truck, and was somehow pulled under her vehicle and dragged 40 feet. She died of internal bleeding later that night at a local hospital. [More]

Cable Co. RCN Tried To Bill Fire Victims For Incinerated Cable Boxes

Cable Co. RCN Tried To Bill Fire Victims For Incinerated Cable Boxes

A family in Allentown, PA was lucky to escape with their lives after a natural gas explosion destroyed their block and took five of their neighbor’s souls. Then their cable company RCN told them they would have to pay $170 a pop for the cable boxes that were destroyed in the fire. [More]

Kitten Freezes To Death After Delta Flight, Owner Offered Free Trip And $50

Kitten Freezes To Death After Delta Flight, Owner Offered Free Trip And $50

Snickers, an 11-week old kitten, is dead after taking a trip on Delta that went horribly awry. The owner said the airline initially offered over $3,000 in compensation. They have now revised that offer to free airfare plus $.50 for every pound the kitten weighed. There’s a $50 minimum payout on that policy, which is a good thing because the feline only weighed 3 pounds. [More]

Government Employee Dies At Desk, No One Notices

Government Employee Dies At Desk, No One Notices

It’s the nightmare of every employee who feels undervalued and isolated at work: you could die at your desk and no one would ever notice. This actually happened to a 51-year-old employee of Los Angeles County: she passed away at her desk sometime on Friday, and wasn’t discovered until a security guard found her on Saturday. She had last been seen alive at 9 AM on Friday. [More]

My Dog Died Under Delta's Care, And Airline Blows Me Off

My Dog Died Under Delta's Care, And Airline Blows Me Off

Deserved or not, Delta is garnering an unfavorable reputation in regards to pet care, most recently after a dog it lost in between flights in Atlanta was found dead. Before that, Delta lost a dog belonging to one of our readers in Mexico City. [More]

Body Found Outside Boston May Have Fallen From Plane

Body Found Outside Boston May Have Fallen From Plane

Reuters says police are investigating the possibility that the body of a 16-year-old North Carolina high school student fell from a plane approaching Logan Airport. So far, they have been unable to explain why the boy, who ran away from home, would have been found dead in Milton, MA. [More]

Foreign Lottery Scam Bilks Couple Out Of Life Savings

Foreign Lottery Scam Bilks Couple Out Of Life Savings

It’s a near-urban legend scenario that’s grown all too familiar in the information age. Someone picks up the phone and discovers they’ve won a foreign lottery they never entered, and all they need to do is put up some money in advance for taxes to collect their windfall. This kind of thing is always a scam and seems too outlandish to be taken seriously, but when the con hits its marks, it hits hard. [More]

Fast Food Ads Are Often Opposite Of Reality

Fast Food Ads Are Often Opposite Of Reality

Last week the overwhelming majority of readers told us that while fast food ads needn’t match the actual product exactly, but the food should at least be recognizable. Dario submitted a project showing cases in which fast food companies most definitely didn’t live up to this standard. [More]

Here's The Video Of That Crazy McNugget Lady Who Attacked McDonald's Employees

Here's The Video Of That Crazy McNugget Lady Who Attacked McDonald's Employees

Remember the McDonald’s drive-thru customer who went all 28 Days after she was told they’d stopped serving Chicken McNuggets? Obviously a story like this is a hundred times more awesome if you can watch the actual attack, and fortunately for us the security footage of the event is now available. [More]

Subway Manager Fined $75 For Asking Pakistani Customer If He
Was A Terrorist

Subway Manager Fined $75 For Asking Pakistani Customer If He Was A Terrorist

Four days after the attempted Times Square bombing, a 64-year-old Indian-born Subway manager in North Chicago walked up to a 29-year-old Pakistani-born customer and said: “I heard you guys were recruiting more terrorists in New York. Are you one of them?” [More]

Seven Puppies Die After American Airlines Flight

Seven Puppies Die After American Airlines Flight

Chicago’s CBS2 reports that fifteen puppies were loaded on a Chicago-bound American Airlines flight in Tulsa. A few hours later, five of the puppies were dead when they arrived at O’Hare airport. Two more died in the care of a veterinarian. [More]

Goodwill Fires Worker With Down Syndrome After His Mother Buys Him A $3 Shirt

Goodwill Fires Worker With Down Syndrome After His Mother Buys Him A $3 Shirt

The Goodwill in Washington Iowa fired a thirty-year-old employee with Down syndrome after his mother bought him a $3 shirt. Goodwill initially refused to sell the shirt because of a policy banning employees from making purchases on days they were working. Another employee intervened and approved the sale after the employee’s mother explained both that she was a family member and not an employee, and that the employee with Down syndrome had no interest in buying clothes. When the employee reported to work the next day, he was fired. [More]

Factory That Made Moldy, Barfy Recalled Tylenol Closes For Upgrades, 300 Lose Jobs

Factory That Made Moldy, Barfy Recalled Tylenol Closes For Upgrades, 300 Lose Jobs

Johnson & Johnson announced late yesterday that they will lay off most of the employees of the Philadelphia-area factory that produced the controversial musty, stinky pills recalled earlier this year. Staff have been on full pay and benefits since the plant shut down in April, but the controversial (that is: filthy) facility will close down for upgrades until some undefined point in 2011. [More]

Recently Deceased Soap Business Says Chase Killed It With Bank Error

Recently Deceased Soap Business Says Chase Killed It With Bank Error

Bliss Soaps in Seattle is owned by a guy whose family has been making soaps for three generations. The four-year-old business recently had to shut its doors — allegedly over a bank error that froze its accounts during the holiday season. Now there is a goodbye sign on the door and a possible lawsuit pending against Chase. [More]

USPS Food Drive Requires Flux Capacitor, 1.21 Gigawatts

USPS Food Drive Requires Flux Capacitor, 1.21 Gigawatts

Reader David would like to suggest that the next time the USPS wants to hold a food drive that requires you to put food in your mailbox on a certain day — they should tell you before that day arrives so that you don’t need a time machine. [More]

7 Ways To Tell Your Neighbors Are Running On Empty

7 Ways To Tell Your Neighbors Are Running On Empty

Writing on LiveCheap, Karl Wolf put together a sad-but-funny list of signs that reveal the poverty of those who live near you. [More]

Holy Crap, This Mall Is Underwater

Holy Crap, This Mall Is Underwater

It’s been raining quite a bit on the east coast and especially, it seems, in Rhode Island, where the state’s second largest mall is under 2′ of water. [More]