Ebola Victim Planned To Fly To The U.S.

A former Minnesota resident infected with the Ebola virus who traveled from Liberia to Nigeria before he died from the disease had planned to visit family back in the United States next month. Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old father of three, sparked a global health scare when it was discovered that he had transported the virus […]

You Don’t Have To Believe In God To Go To Heaven – Pope Francis

    In comments likely to enhance his progressive reputation, Pope Francis has written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblicanewspaper, Eugenio Scalfari, stating that non-believers would be forgiven by God if they followed their consciences. Responding to a list of questions published in the paper by Mr Scalfari, who is not […]

Guinness World Records unveils its weirdest entries yet

From the smallest dog in the world to the largest walking robot to the fastest backbend, there are many weird and wonderful records that have made the latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. This year’s entries are even wackier than before, with the lowest limbo set by Rohan Kokane from Kamatake in […]

Happy 35th, Atari 2600!

While Atari first burst onto the video game scene in 1972 with Pong, for many gamers, the company’s lasting legacy will always be the Atari 2600. October 14 marks the 35th birthday of the legendary game console, which landed with a bang in 1977. It wasn’t the first home video game system — that honor […]

World’s Oldest Person

It’s difficult enough to fit 16 candles on a birthday cake, but trying squeezing 116 on one. But Besse Cooper, the world’s oldest person according to the Guinness World Records, chose to use numbers instead of actual candles when she celebrated her 116th birthday Sunday. Guinness claims Cooper is one of only eight people who […]

Jackie Chan Quitting Action Films

Iconic movie star Jackie Chan is retiring from action films. Chan, 58, announced his decision at the Cannes Film Festival. His retirement is in part due to his age. Chan said he feels “too old” for the demanding stunts. He said that the upcoming film “Chinese Zodiac” will be his last action flick. “I am […]

Annular Solar Eclipse

Doomsday, schmoomsday. Why settle for dusty ol’ Mayan calendars and 12/12/12 apocalyptic visions, when 2012 has been offering up so many stellar—and planetary—sightings? We Earthlings have already been treated to nice meteor showers as well as a magnificent Supermoon, and this weekend brings an annular solar eclipse. That’s not even the best treat: Venus will […]