Monopoly gets 5 new rules The makers of Monopoly have created five new rules. The new rules include: no rent collection while in jail, double the dough for landing on Go and clean out Free Parking if your luck takes you there. Facebook fans voted “yes” to include the new rules for future editions... - Posted on April 4, 2014
Could you run up a 72-floor skyscraper? They're high steppers of a different sort. More than 700 people took the long way up at the World Trade Center on Thursday — climbing the stairs. They did it for the inaugural "Runyon Up," a fundraiser for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Elite climbers ... - Posted on April 4, 2014
War takes girl’s arm, but not her artistry A little girl from Afghanistan lost her arm in the war there. So doctors and therapists worked with her by fitting her with a prosthetic arm. They knew it would change her life. But little did they realize how and how much. Within weeks of strapping on her new limb, 7-year-o... - Posted on April 3, 2014
How did a little dog travel 1,000 miles in 4 days? Last week a small dog escaped his fenced-in yard in Texas. He was found in Ohio a few days later. That means he traveled more than 1,000 miles in just four days. The 3-year-old Chihuahua-Dachshund mix is named Corbin. He dug a hole under a fence in his backyard in Killeen, T... - Posted on April 3, 2014
Wille Nelson gets his armadillo back Country music legend Willie Nelson has a stuffed armadillo. It's his on-stage mascot. It had been kidnapped, but now it has been returned. The stuffed critter is named “Ol' Dillo.” It was taken from a Las Vegas-area show. Officials at the Westin Lake Las Vegas res... - Posted on April 3, 2014
Pennsylvania chainsaw no massacre A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck. James Valentine was in a tree in Ross Township on Monday afternoon when he was struck in the neck by the saw. Another worker helped him down, and his co-wor... - Posted on April 2, 2014
A first at first: Ump's call is overturned by replay An umpire's call was overturned Monday for the first time under Major League Baseball's expanded replay system, with Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun ruled out instead of safe. Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez challenged the sixth-inning play at Miller Park in the seas... - Posted on April 1, 2014
Firefighter rescues 6-foot snake from blaze A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 6-foot-long python. The rescue occurred in a two-story, smoke-filled house in western Michigan. Muskegon firefighter Scott Hemmelsbach reluctantly agreed to retrieve the snake. He says he cradled... - Posted on April 1, 2014
Fifth grade students set goal of 2,000 cranes In the town of Swedesboro, New Jersey, 5th grade students are determined to make two thousand paper cranes before the end of the school year. Their goal is to put smiles on kids' faces. The idea of making the paper cranes started when their teacher, Tara Milward, read them t... - Posted on April 1, 2014
Teen tells U.S. to change font to save $400,000,000 A teenager has published a study. It suggests the federal government could save millions of dollars a year in printing costs. All it needs to do is switch to a thinner typeface that uses less ink. Suvir Mirchandani, 14, said he noticed there was plenty of talk at school abou... - Posted on March 31, 2014
Heart instructor uses CPR skills to save puppy Alicia Pederson of Talty, Texas has CPR training. CPR stands for “cardiopulmonary resuscitation.” It is a way to save people if their hearts stop beating. But the first time she used her training on a living being, it wasn't to save a person. Instead, she used her traini... - Posted on March 27, 2014