Just How Rare Is an Actual Blue Moon? [VIDEO]
Saying something only happens “once in a blue moon” typically means it’s extremely rare. True blue moons — defined as the second full moon in a month — aren’t actually that uncommon, but if you don’t catch the one on Aug. 31, it’ll be three years before you get another chance.
Is It Better to Buy School Supplies Online? — Dollars and Sense
Shopping online can incredibly convenient, but should you do it for basic school supplies? That depends on what’s more important to you: time or money.
Woman Sues Dallas Cowboys for Alleged Butt Burning
If you think the famous Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders have the hottest backsides in the football team’s stadium, think again. In fact, one woman’s butt was so hot, she’s suing the organization.
This Day in History for August 16 – Elvis Presley Dies and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1858 – President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the UK (More info) 1896 – Gold is discovered in a tributary of the Klondike River in Canada, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush (More info)
Did Progressive Lawyers Defend a Man Who Killed One of Its Policyholders?
A man whose sister was killed by another motorist says that during the ensuing court battle, his sister’s insurance company — Progressive — actually defended the at-fault driver. And after taking his complaints public, the case is getting a lot of attention.
New Movie Releases — ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green,’ ‘The Expendables 2,’ ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘Sparkle’
The four new movies opening in theaters this weekend include everything from action to heartwarming family fare to Whitney Houston’s last big-screen appearance.
Toyota Is Giving Away 100 New Cars to Nonprofits — Dollars and Sense
If you’re part of a non-profit organization that could use a new car, Toyota wants to help. It’s doing a car giveaway, and all you have to do to win is harness the power of social media.
This Day in History for August 15 – Woodstock Opens and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1824 – Freed American slaves found Liberia (More info) 1914 – The Panama Canal opens to traffic (More info)
Police Officer Killed After Shooting Near Campus of Texas A&M [VIDEO]
Three people are dead and four more were wounded after a gunman opened fire from inside his home near the campus of Texas A&M university.
New Site Will Read Terms of Service So You Don’t Have To
A website’s Terms of Service, more commonly known as ToS, are often so lengthy and loaded with legal jargon that most of us don’t even bother reading them and just blindly click “agree,” never knowing what’s actually in them. Now a new site will do the reading for you — and call anything questionable to your attention.
Which States Have the Nation’s Fastest Internet Connections?
With all the internet power-users in California and New York, you might think those two states would have the fastest online speeds in the US — but you’d be wrong. In fact, the states with the zippiest connections just might surprise you.
Mississippi County Proposes Law Banning Saggy Pants — Is It Fair? [POLL]
In Hinds County, MS — home of Jackson, the state’s capital — the unemployment rate is a staggering 9.1 percent, and more than a fifth of the county’s residents live below the poverty line. But according to some local government officials, more people there would be able to get a job if they’d just pull their darned pants up, so they want to enact a law banning saggy pants.