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.
Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies at Age 86
Andre Cassagnes, the man responsible for inventing the venerable Etch A Sketch, a toy that inspired countless children ever since it was introduced in 1960, has died at age 86 in France.
Postal Worker Retires After 44 Years Without Taking a Single Sick Day
As the famous motto goes, "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" stops dedicated postal workers. And as far as Deborah Ford is concerned, who retired from the USPS after more than four decades on the job without taking a single sick day, nothing else does either.
Fortune-Telling Camel Predicts Ravens Will Win Super Bowl
After Teddy the talking porcupine correctly predicted the winner of the 2012 Super Bowl, we decided never to scoff at a fortune-telling animal again. So, when we heard that a clairvoyant camel had peered into the future and determined the winner of this year's game, we were all ears.
Developer Outsourced Work to China So He Could Surf the Web All Day
When it comes to dodging work, we tip our hats to an unidentified developer who outsourced his programming duties to a Chinese company while he surfed the internet all day. Brilliant! But imagine if he devoted as much energy to his actual job. Someday, he might've gone somewhere.
Do You Drink Beer Because You’re Addicted to Hops?
We've always been under the impression that people drink beer because it's awesome, but a new article suggests that hops addiction may actually be a real thing. Someone should tell these "scientists" that buzz-kills are rude.
MIT Student Invents Ice That Tattles on Binge Drinkers
When it comes to ice, we only want it to do one thing -- make our drinks cold. We certainly don't want it to snitch to our friends after we've had one too many. But a MIT student has invented exactly that -- digital ice that monitors how quickly someone is drinking and sends out an alert w…
Kindly Red Robin Waiter Gives Free Meal to Expectant Mom
Christmas may have come and gone, but the spirit of giving is alive and well at Red Robin, where a pregnant woman recently got a free meal and a sweet note on her receipt from the restaurant's manager.
New Facebook App Will Help You Find Out Who Gave You the Flu
After last year's flu season, which health officials say was one of the mildest in the past 30 years, the illness is back with a vengeance. Well, if you're unlucky enough to currently have the flu, at least a new Facebook app can help track down the diseased jerk who gave it to you in the …
Escalator Develops Mind of Its Own and Reverses Direction
Commuting is hard enough, but when a train station escalator suddenly decides to throw its riders off by reversing direction, that's when it's time to find an alternative to mass transit.
‘Hashtag’ Is 2012’s Word of the Year
Hashtags may have originated on Twitter, but the popular internet shorthand has since spread to Facebook and even everyday speech. And now, "hashtag" has been declared the 2012 word of the year by the American Dialect Society. #waytogohashtag