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Shell Oil launch party for new Arctic drilling rigs goes hilariously awry

(UPDATED BELOW) Shell executives and shareholders probably heartily wish today that their send-off party of two new Arctic oil drilling rigs — the “Kulluk” and the “Noble Discovery” — hadn’t included a tiny model oil rig intended for serving drinks. As the bearded, tuxedo-clad master of ceremonies welcomed a party-goer…

Stand Your Ground? Texas man kills teacher over noise complaint

A Texas man says he was justified in killing an elementary school teacher over a noise complaint because he was “standing my ground.” Retired firefighter Raul Rodriguez is hoping that a video that he taped himself will prove that he was acting in self-defense when he gunned down P.E. teacher…

New face-eating ‘bath salts’ attack in Louisiana

Another violent face-biting incident associated with the drug mephedrone has taken place, this time in Louisiana, according to Lafayette, Louisiana’s KATC.  Forty-three-year-old Carl Jacquneaux is accused of biting the face of Todd Credeur in a bizarre attack that took place over the weekend and bears a startling resemblance to a case…

Florida man arrested for trying to ‘eat’ police officer

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has tried to assure Americans that the country is not facing a threat from zombies, but this was probably little comfort for the North Miami Beach police officer who a homeless man threatened to “eat” over the weekend. Arrest reports obtained by NBC Miami…

Woman slaps Barrett over concession to Walker

A woman was caught on video slapping Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) on Tuesday night because she felt that he was too quick to concede to Gov. Scott Walker (R). The woman asked Barrett if she could slap him because she was upset that he conceded while she still believed…

New Spike TV ‘reality’ show plays evictions for laughs

A U.S. cable channel best known for featuring mixed martial arts fighting and video games is preparing to launch a show based upon another, decidedly less visible American contact sport: evictions. “World’s Worst Tenants” will feature crazy-but-true stories, as recounted and apparently acted out by professional evictor Todd Howard and…

O’Reilly: ‘Racial profiling’ ban would increase ‘street crime’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday warned that halting New York City’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” policy, which he called “racial profiling,” will lead to an increase in the city’s crime rate. On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) proposed decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana as a way to cut…

Virtual reality ‘diet glasses’ fool users into eating less

Goggles that trick the wearer into thinking the plain snack in their hand is a chocolate cookie, or make biscuits appear larger have been unveiled in Japan, offering hope to weak-willed dieters everywhere. Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed devices that use computer wizardry and augmented reality to fool the senses…

CNN contributor: N.Y. police trick marijuana users into getting arrested

CNN legal contributor Paul Callan explained on Monday how police in New York were tricking marijuana users into getting themselves arrested. Under current New York law, individuals in private possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana only face a finable violation. But if the same amount of marijuana is…

Man in zombie costume nearly shot while pranking Miami residents

A Russian man is now warning people not to dress up as zombies and chase Miami residents after he was nearly shot while attempting it as part of an ill-conceived viral video project. Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, who says he came to the United States in 2004 to become an actor, posted…

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