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.
Base Jumping Newlyweds Take a Literal Plunge Together
Over the weekend, scores of base jumpers headed to Fayetteville, WV, to leap off the New River Bridge as part of an annual celebration known as Bridge Day. But one couple made their leap especially memorable by tying the knot first. Hey, who are we to judge? Stranger things have certainly happened a…
Turns Out Psy Was in ‘Empire Strikes Back’ All Along
As hardcore 'Star Wars' fans, we've probably seen 'The Empire Strikes Back' 100 times. But this is the first time we've ever noticed a cameo by Korean 'Gangnam Style' rapper Psy. Were we sleeping during that part?
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.
Tom Hanks Drops Charming F-Bomb on ‘Good Morning America’ [NSFW]
For someone who's been described as the nicest guy in Hollywood, Tom Hanks sure has a dirty mouth. On 'Good Morning America' today, the actor inadvertently dropped the "F-bomb" on live TV, shocking host Elizabeth Vargas and embarrassing himself in the process. Oopsy!…
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.
Heroic Firefighters Save Family Dog
It's a fact that firefighters will go to extreme lengths to save lives, and now comes a story of heroic first responders who rescued a beloved family pet from the brink of death.
Man Dies After Winning Roach-Eating Contest
Well, it's finally happened -- someone died after gorging themselves in an eating contest. But here's the kicker: The 32-year-old man in question passed away after scarfing down dozens of roaches and worms. Ick! Why couldn't it have been something tasty like hot dogs or buffalo wings?
Violinist Adds Class to Justin Bieber’s ‘Boyfriend’
While Justin Bieber's hit single 'Boyfriend' is pretty much the perfect pop song already, it could use some orchestral flair. So, South Carolina musician Seth Gilliard gives the song a much-needed touch of class by covering it on violin.
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.
Two Cats in a Frying Pan Will Start Your Day Right
Breakfast, as they say, is the most important meal of the day. So why not start things off with a nice, healthy cat omelet? And look -- two of them have already climbed into a frying pan for you. We're kidding, of course. We don't condone eating cats. (Usually.)
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."
Proposing During Fake Plane Crash – Romantic or Terrifying?
We've seen our share of cruel pranks before, but this one, where a small plane pilot fakes mechanical problems while proposing to his girlfriend, reaches all new lows (er, heights). After all, nothing says wedded bliss like the threat of dying in a fiery plane crash.