Teen is youngest ever to win Olympic slalom gold American Mikaela Shiffrin is 18. She has become the youngest athlete, male or female, to win Winter Olympic slalom skiing gold. She finished 0.53 seconds faster than veteran Marlies Schild of Austria. Marlies is one of Shiffrin's childhood favorites. Shiffrin took the... - Posted on February 21, 2014
Does student deserve $10,000 for missed shot? An 18-year-old college student thought he'd won $10,000 for making shots during halftime of a basketball game. But now it appears as if he won't get the money, according to si.com and WPVI-TV. Jack Lavery was randomly selected to compete in the halftime shooting challenge. H... - Posted on February 19, 2014
Should little girl be allowed to keep little horse? An Ohio family has a miniature horse. They use the horse to help their daughter who has problems walking. But the city where they live says the family must get rid of the horse. Ingrid Anderson, of Blue Ash, Ohio, and advocates for the family are suing the city. They claim t... - Posted on February 19, 2014
What would you name a baby gorilla? A suburban Chicago zoo is asking for the public's help in naming a newborn gorilla. The female lowland gorilla was born in November. They say the infant is starting to develop a personality. She is vocalizing more and has started teething. But she still needs a name. ... - Posted on February 19, 2014
Would you give up your country for gold? A South Korean speedskater had a falling out with the officials running his country's team. So he picked a new one – as in a new country – Russia. Now, with a new name, Viktor Ahn has returned to the top of his sport at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. He won the gold meda... - Posted on February 18, 2014
Olympic skier must wait for Russians to let dogs out Gus Kenworthy won a silver medal in men's slopestyle skiing. But his party back home in Colorado will have to wait. He's still waiting for Russia to let the dogs out. No, seriously. The 22-year-old who lives in Telluride, Colo., was scheduled to return home from Sochi... - Posted on February 18, 2014
Would you ride your bike in the snow? You've probably seen one in a bike shop or in a bike rack. You may have wondered, "What is that?" They're known as "fat bikes," rather than "fat tire" bikes. "Fat tire" was an early nickname for all mountain bikes. Fat bikes have oversized balloon tires. The tires are... - Posted on February 16, 2014
Two-headed turtle turns heads A new exhibit at Zoosiana has plenty of visitors asking questions. The zoo, formerly the Zoo of Acadiana in Broussard, Louisiana, welcomed a two-headed animal recently. It is named Michael and Angelo after Michelangelo of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Zookeeper ... - Posted on February 16, 2014
Would you eat pizza that was 3 years old? What's the holy grail of ready-to-eat meals for soldiers? A pizza that can stay on the shelf for as long as three years and still remain good to eat. Soldiers have been asking for pizza since 1981. That's when lightweight individual field rations replaced canned food. ... - Posted on February 16, 2014
Rare white alligators travel from Florida to France Two incredibly rare albino alligators have arrived at their new home. “Albino” means having no color. That's why the alligators appear to be white. Their new home is a Paris aquarium. They were purchased from a reptile collector in Florida. The snappy new ... - Posted on February 13, 2014
Dun dun. Dun dun. Dun dun. Snow shark! Too cold for fishing? Not for Michigan! The winter-weary state has a giant shark sculpted out of snow. It features a bright red gaping mouth and pointy teeth. It is large enough for a human to take a seat inside. It appears as if it's swimming in a wave that runs the length... - Posted on February 13, 2014