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Boyz II Men go back to their high school
Members of the Grammy-winning group Boyz II Men returned to their roots with a concert at their old stomping grounds, a performing arts high school they attended and remember being just like the TV show "Fame."
"You had girls, you know, walking around in their leotards, plie-...
- Posted on October 19, 2014
Record-breaking pumpkin weighs more than a car!
A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a tournament record at an annual pumpkin contest in Northern California.
John Hawkley, 56, grew the winning pumpkin and entered it at this year's Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off in California's Napa Valley. ...
- Posted on October 18, 2014
Would you eat chocolate-covered bugs?
The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate. It also includes "tarsal toffee" made with bug legs and mealworms, and fudge infused with crickets and marshmallows.
What looked like a Halloween trick was actually a...
- Posted on October 18, 2014
How far would you peddle for the environment?
It took 68 days for Satyen Das to pedal his rickety bicycle rickshaw from the seaside Indian city of Kolkata to the roof of the world at a 17,600-foot Himalayan pass. His goal was to promote the vehicle as an environmentally sound travel option.
As he pedaled toward the top...
- Posted on October 17, 2014
Teen wins Nobel Peace Prize, youngest winner ever
Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India have won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. They risked their lives to fight for children's rights. The announcement made Malala, a 17-year-old student and education activist, the youngest-ever Nobel winner.
The news set o...
- Posted on October 16, 2014
College recognizes video games as varsity sport
As a teenager, in his bedroom illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted.
His grades tanked. His parents fretted.
A few years later, the 20-year-old from the San Francisco area leads a team of headset...
- Posted on October 9, 2014
Historian retells tale of rare Lincoln photo
It's one of the most famous Abraham Lincoln photographs. That's because no one knew the picture of the president existed until nearly a century later when a 14-year-old boy found it.
Now Ronald Rietveld, the boy who made the discovery, who is now a retired historian, will do...
- Posted on October 8, 2014
Wall of walrus: 35,000 come ashore in Alaska
What's the plural of walrus? Walrus.
Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska.
An estimated 35,000 walrus were photographed Saturday about 5 miles north of Point Lay, accordi...
- Posted on October 7, 2014
Ever seen a wirehaired viszla?
The wirehaired viszla and the coton de tulear are the latest breeds to be added to the nation's premier dog competition. It's the Westminster Kennel Club show, set for Feb. 16-17.
The wirehaired viszla is a rugged, versatile hunter conditioned to withstand frosty Hungarian w...
- Posted on October 6, 2014
How much Harry Potter stuff is enough?
A man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest.
Menahem Asher Silva Vargas of Mexico City has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, w...
- Posted on October 3, 2014