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Turkish company uses Hitler to sell shampoo

A Turkish company is hoping that images of Adolf Hitler will entice men to buy their shampoo. The Turkish company Biomen has come under fire after they created an advertisement that uses black and white footage of the German dictator urging customers to purchase their “100 percent male shampoo.” “If…

Zimmerman’s friend: No trial is needed for Martin shooting

Joe Oliver, a friend of George Zimmerman, who has become the subject of protests for shooting unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, said he felt Monday morning that the controversial incident did not require a trial. Appearing on NBC’s Today with Zimmerman’s lawyer Craig Sonner, Oliver was asked by co-host…

Herman Cain kills a bunny in new ad

When the Supreme Court put its stamp of approval on the creation of super PACs, they could never have seen this one coming. Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has launched a new advertisement showing a man catapaulting a bunny rabbit and blasting it into bloody chunks, as a little…

Fmr. Reagan official: Health care ‘broccoli mandates’ argument is ‘totally bogus’

A former Solicitor General appointed by President Ronald Reagan says that the conservative argument that the heath care reform law would eventually allow the government to force people to eat broccoli is “totally bogus.” Florida’s Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi and others have insisted (PDF) that if the Affordable Care…

Santorum calls reporter’s question ‘bulls–t’

An angry Rick Santorum lashed out at New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny after a campaign rally in Wisconsin Sunday evening, calling the paper’s story on him “bullshit.” The former Pennsylvania senator’s temper was fueled when Zelany asked him for clarification about a line attacking Mitt Romney in his speech.…

Filmmaker James Cameron tweets from deepest point on earth

Filmmaker James Cameron, famed for his cinematic hits Titanic and Avatar, has achieved another historic first, becoming one of just a few people to explore the depths of the Marianas Trench, and the first to do so alone. The filmmaker, who is also a National Geographic explorer, reached the deepest…

Neil deGrasse Tyson: It was ‘creepy’ to become an internet meme

During a recent appearance on On the Verge, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked by host Joshua Topolsky how it feels to be an internet meme, someone whose image appears in animated gifs and other contexts completely separate from his own identity. “Initially it was really weird and creepy,” Tyson…

45-foot paper airplane takes flight over Arizona desert

A 45-foot-long paper airplane built out of a type of corrugated cardboard described as similar to the material used in pizza boxes was successfully launched earlier this week over the Arizona desert. The craft was constructed by the Pima Air & Space Museum as an offshoot of its Great Paper…

Attorney: Zimmerman used ‘term of endearment’ before killing Trayvon Martin

A friend of the self-appointed neighborhood watch leader who killed an unarmed black Florida teen says that reports that his pal uttered a racial slur before the slaying are simply wrong. After reviewing a 911 call George Zimmerman made before gunning down Trayvon Martin, many believe they hear the shooter…

High school senior expelled for tweeting profanity

An Indiana high school student was expelled this past week from school not for plagiarizing a paper or getting into a fight, but for posting a profanity laced tweet on his own account. According to Indiana’s News Center, senior Austin Carroll was kicked out of Garrett High School for tweeting…

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