“To Be White Is To Be Racist, Period,” High School Teacher Tells His Class
A high school teacher in Oklahoma is being accused of racism after a girl in his class recorded the man saying “to be white is to be racist, period.” The offended student comes from Norman North High School, where she was watching a YouTube clip as part of a discussion...
Tiny Number Of People Responsible For Most Airport Noise Complaints
Here's how a small group of complainers is making air travel more expensive for everyone.
Did Planet Nine Tilt The Solar System?
Planet Nine may be responsible for tilting the entire plane of the solar system, according to a new study from the California Institute of Technology. “Planet Nine may have tilted the other planets over the lifetime of the solar system,” said Caltech’s Elizabeth Bailey, lead author on the study. “Because...
University Offers Counseling To Students Offended By Halloween Costumes
University of Florida students should choose their Halloween costumes carefully this year -- or else.
California Man Eats Pepper So Hot It Literally Burns A Hole In His Body
A 47-year-old man had to go to the emergency room in San Francisco after a ghost pepper burned a hole right through his throat. As reported in the Journal of Emergency Medicine, the man had attempted to eat a hamburger served with a ghost pepper puree. Unfortunately for him, his...
Man Breaks World Record For Paddling In Giant Pumpkin
This past Saturday, it turns out that not one but two men were trying to break the world record for greatest distance paddled while floating in a giant pumpkin. But history doesn’t care about losers and thus the world will only remember Fergus Falls, Minn.’s Rick Swenson, who paddled a...
Police Chiefs Organization Formally Apologizes To People Of Color
"There have been times when law enforcement officers, because of the laws enacted by federal, state, and local governments, have been the face of oppression"
No More Exorcists: Young Priests Aren’t Taking Up The Calling
The Vatican seems to be having an exorcist problem: There aren’t enough of them to go around. According to the BBC, the field has become a graveyard, with little to no young priests taking up the calling. But, on occasion, someone still has to read the exorcism rites, and that...
Obama Compares Modern Media Environment To “Wild, Wild, West”
President Barack Obama put fact-free media outlets on blast this past Thursday at an innovation conference in Pittsburgh, saying that America’s “wild, wild west” media environment has destroyed any potential for common ground and debate by allowing previously marginalized conspiracy theorists a broad platform. According to the AFP, Obama stated...
North Carolina GOP Headquarters Torched To A Crisp By Molotov Cocktail
Vandals also spray-painted a swastika near the headquarters, as well as a warning that read "Nazi Republicans leave town or else."
France No Longer Sterilizing Transgender People
They still require transgender individuals to suffer the indignity of going to court and asking a judge for permission, of course.