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Illinois man dies in attack by swans

A man whose job was to maintain and care for the swans at a suburban condominium complex in Des Plaines, Illinois was killed yesterday in what appears to have been a freak attack by one or more of the birds, according to a report at KSDK.com. Anthony Hensley, 37, paddled…

Researchers create nanosponges to suck up oil spills

Nanosponges created by researchers at Penn State and Rice University have the potential to revolutionize the way environmentally-devastating oil spills are cleaned up. The nanosponges are hydrophobic — they repeal water — and highly porous, being comprised of more than 99 percent air. Their composition makes them able to adsorb…

CNN contributor Dana Loesch: Women ‘get raped’ for supporting the left

CNN contributor and blogger Dana Loesch said Monday at the Tea Party Tax Day rally in Chicago that women “get raped” for supporting liberals and progressives like the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. “What did women receive for supporting the left?” she asked the crowd. “You’ve seen it here with your…

Pat Robertson: Global warming a hoax because no SUVs on Mars

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Tuesday pointed to the fact that there were no sport utility vehicles (SUVs) or oil refineries on Mars as evidence that claims of global warming on Earth were a hoax. Following a segment about how European climate change activists were like a “religious cult,” Robertson explained…

Cops arrest 6-year-old kindergartener in Georgia

A police department in Milledgeville, Georgia is standing behind a cop’s decision to arrest a kindergarten student in her school after she had a tantrum in class. Acting police chief Dray Swicord told WMAZ-TV Tuesday that he continues supporting one of his officers’ judgement to arrest 6-year-old Salecia Johnson after…

Beckel: ‘Right winger’ doesn’t ‘know what the f*ck’ she’s talking about

A Democratic Fox News contributor on Monday told a tea party activist that she didn’t “know what the fuck” she was talking about on live television after she claimed that a federal government program to help impoverished children didn’t work. The Fox News show Hannity returned from a commercial break…

Florida fire captain: Trayvon died because of ‘sh*tbag… welfare dependent’ parents

A Miami-Dade fire captain is under investigation after he asserted that the death of an unarmed Florida teen was the fault of “failed, shitbag, ignorant, pathetic, welfare dependent excuses for parents.” According to the Grio, Miami-Dade fire captain Brian Beckmann made the following entry on his Facebook page last week…

Long-dead rapper Tupac makes surprise appearance in hologram form

During a Sunday performance by rap stars Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, an incredibly realistic hologram of the long-dead Tupac Shakur joined them on stage, setting the crowd, and the Internet, buzzing with excitement. The trio played Tupac’s classic tracks “2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted” and “Gangsta Party” as social…

DARPA shows off a robot that knows how to climb stairs

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been creating a series of increasingly agile robots, such as the robotic “cheetah” it featured last month. The latest offering may not be as light on its cybernetic feet, but the new stair-climbing robot is remarkable in its own right for its uncanny…

Couple becomes first to marry at North Pole

A Norwegian couple made history this past week, becoming the first to have a wedding at the North Pole. According to Explorers Web, accomplished polar explorer Borge Ousland and his wife Hege tied the knot in -23 degree Celsius weather (-9 degrees Fahrenheit) with 30 guests and a pastor in…

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