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.
Mom Fined for Letting 3-Year-Old Pee in Yard
As a parent, teaching a child to use the toilet is one of the hardest (and messiest) things you'll ever do. But potty training just got even more difficult for a Piedmont, Oklahoma, mom who was fined $2,500 for letting her toddler pee in the front yard.
Man Dies While Voting, Gets Revived and Asks, ‘Did I Vote?’
Confusion and long lines may have made it difficult to vote during the presidential election yesterday, but that all pales in comparison to a Michigan man who died while voting, was resuscitated, then made sure his ballot was complete before being taken to the hospital. Talk about a dedicated voter!
Do Kids Really Want Less Candy for Halloween? — Survey of the Day
While children still seem to unanimously agree that Halloween is one of their favorite holidays, a new survey by the American Dental Association and PopCap Games shows that kids' perception of the holiday is changing in several surprising ways.
Florida’s ‘Mystery Monkey’ Finally Captured
After three years on the run, Florida's "Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay," a 40-pound wild rhesus macaque, has finally been captured. Hey, what's the big deal with a rogue monkey? After all, Florida is already home to people who call 911 because of bologna sandwiches and…
Teen Suspended for Growing His Hair for Charity
We've seen students get suspended for violating their school's dress code before, but 17-year-old Zachary Aufderheide was actually doing it for a good cause. And yet, it got him thrown out of Canton South High School in Ohio anyway.
Lost Boy Survives By Cuddling With Puppies
Last Wednesday, a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome was found alive in the woods after he went missing from his home the previous day. But here's the part that the internet will love -- he survived by huddling with a pack of puppies for warmth. Sadly, no cats or corgis were involved as far as …
The Strangest Pumpkin Flavored Foods
When we think of fall, several things come immediately to mind -- cooling temperatures, turning leaves, costumes, candy and turkey dinner. But nothing evokes the season more than pumpkin pie, especially with a generous dollop of waist-expanding whipped cream. With its velvety texture and rich flavor…
300-Pound Pumpkin Stolen From Illinois Farm Stand
Over the weekend, a massive 300-pound pumpkin displayed at Hammer's Farm Market in Peoria, Illinois, went missing and may have been taken by thieves. We're not sure what's more impressive -- actually growing a 300-pound pumpkin or working out the logistics to steal one.
Is This the Worst Photo of Nicolas Cage Ever?
After freaky human/cat hybrids and a lookalike monkey, you may be wondering what the internet has planned next for its favorite celebrity Nicolas Cage. Well, how about this? It's a photo posted by a Reddit user and some say it's the worst ever taken of the actor.
Babysitting Goes Horribly Wrong in Hilarious Prank
Although raising children is a full-time job, parents still need to blow off a little steam every now and then. But what happens when a parent indulges in several questionable adult activities while a baby is strapped to his chest? Hilarity, that's what.
Gun-Toting Garden Gnomes Go on the Offensive
Of all lawn decorations, garden gnomes get the least amount of respect and are frequently vandalized or stolen. But these gnomes, which are arranged in a variety of combat poses, will probably make mischief-makers think twice.
Giant Mohawk Gets Florida Teen Sent Home From School
Florida teenager Asher Stonesifer says he was just expressing his individuality with a 16-inch-tall spiked Mohawk, but the outlandish hairdo got him sent home from school last week after the principal deemed it too "extreme."