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.
The Magazine in Your Doctor’s Office Can Make You Sick
During a visit to the doctor, we almost always grab a waiting-room magazine to take our mind off what's to come. But health officials say those very periodicals could pose a health risk and actually make people sick, particularly if they're left out for a lengthy period of time and ha…
Two Surfers Take to the Streets of New York on Motorized Surfboards
What's a surfer to do when they're trapped in a concrete jungle like, say, New York City and waves are nowhere in sight? These two gnarly dudes come up with the only reasonable alternative -- motorized surfboards.
Dog and Kid Use the Force in Epic Lightsaber Battle
If there's one thing we can't get enough of, it's videos of animals with lightsabers, and this, which shows an evil Sith dog squaring off against a young Jedi, may be the best of the bunch.
Pennsylvania Man Says ‘Bigfoot’ Trashed His Winnebago
The mythical (or is it?) ape-like creature known as Bigfoot is generally thought to be reclusive. But a Pennsylvania man said he had an up-close-and-personal encounter with the creature when it vandalized his Winnebago RV.
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 …
Orchestral Flash Mob Plays the Theme from ‘Star Wars’
The WDR Symphony Orchestra adds a much-needed touch of class to flash mobs by rapidly convening in a square in Germany and serenading the assembled crowd with a piece of music. Of course, their decision to play the 'Star Wars' theme makes the whole thing border on geeky, but we're oka…
Man Wins $30 Million Lottery After Getting Dumped by Girlfriend
Time heals all wounds when suffering from heartbreak, but we're willing to bet $30.5 million helps too. A 22-year-old Hyannis, MA, man recently won a sizable lottery jackpot after getting dumped by his girlfriend several weeks before.
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…
Need a Boost of Creativity? Take a Power Nap
We all run out of steam from time to time at work. Usually we just fight through it with a third cup of coffee, but there may be a better idea: Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center recently discovered that short naps may improve the function of the right brain.
Cat Eludes Dog With Amazing Ninja Move
As part of an ancient rivalry firmly lodged in the deepest recesses of their animal brains, a frenzied dog chases a terrified cat around a backyard. But this resourceful kitty has a trick up his furry sleeve -- a secret ninja move.