Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
Drunk Guy Steals Ambulance and Goes for a Joyride and Also Look How Scary His Face Is
In the past, we've told you about the liquored up bar brawler who cried for his mommy and an inebriated Norwegian tourist who passed out on an airport conveyor belt. Now comes an intoxicated man who stole an ambulance in the middle of an emergency call and went for a joyride.
‘Hashtag’ Is 2012’s Word of the Year
Hashtags may have originated on Twitter, but the popular internet shorthand has since spread to Facebook and even everyday speech. And now, "hashtag" has been declared the 2012 word of the year by the American Dialect Society. #waytogohashtag
Cat Caught Trying to Smuggle Contraband into Prison
Generally, it's impossible to get cats to do anything on command, let alone smuggle contraband. But a kitty in Brazil was recently detained for attempting to sneak nearly a dozen items into a prison in the northeastern town of Arapiraca.
Unemployed Couple Visits Disneyland Every Day for a Year
While the rest of the unemployed masses dutifully send out resumes, a California couple decided on a different strategy instead and went to Disneyland every day for a year. And what did they get for this achievement? A free night in the Dream Suite, a luxury apartment located in the park's New …
Sister Accidentally Shoots and Kills Brother While Posing for Facebook Photo
In a tragic example of why guns, alcohol and social media don't mix, a woman accidentally shot and killed her brother while posing for a Facebook photo early in the morning on New Year's Day.
Has Bigfoot Actually Been Captured?
After that hoax out of Russia, we swore we'd never be duped by a faked Bigfoot capture again. But a recent report, which comes from an organization called the Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center, could be the news that Yeti believers have been waiting for.
Science Offers Explanation for Rudolph’s Red Nose
Have you ever wondered how Rudolph got his red nose? Well, Dutch scientists have finally explained the mystery. Turns out, the reindeer's shiny nose is the direct result of "hyperemia of the nasal mucosa." Way to take all the magic out of Christmas, science.
Hasbro Introduces Easy-Bake Oven for Boys
Ever since it was introduced in 1963, the Easy-Bake Oven has been marketed exclusively to girls, leaving aspiring boy chefs out in the cold. But that's about to change thanks to a campaign led by a teen girl on behalf of her four-year-old brother, who loves to cook.
University of Chicago Receives Mysterious Package Addressed to ‘Indiana Jones’
Here's an item movie fans will love --- the University of Chicago's admissions department recently received a package addressed to none other than Indiana Jones, who, according to lore, once attended the school as a student. Needless to say, the mysterious parcel set off a round of i…
Kindly Cop Wraps $100 in Traffic Ticket
When 25-year-old Hayden Carlo was recently pulled over in Plano, Texas, for an expired registration sticker on his car, he naturally got a ticket. But the cop who issued the citation also did something entirely unexpected -- he gave Carlo $100 so he could afford the registration fee.
School Lunch Lady Fired for Giving Free Lunches to Needy Student
Given the time of year, you might think that helping the needy would be encouraged. But that's not what happened when 60-year-old school cafeteria worker Dianne Brame gave free lunches to a student who couldn't afford them. Instead, she was fired.
Santa Quits Smoking in New Version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’
As a role model for kindness and generosity, you can't do much better than Santa. But let's face it -- he's not exactly the picture of health. If the jolly old elf can't bring himself to drop a few pounds, at least he's recently given up smoking.