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A D.C. man used Craigslist last weekend to find a wedding date, and … ended up having the best time ever! We know, we can’t believe that either.
Jake the Huffington Post that he can thank his friends. Why?
They shared his Craigslist ad on Facebook, and a woman he’d previously volunteered with at Dreams for Kids D.C. sent him a private message.
With a request to be his date. And he accepted. And it ruled!
“I’ve had a crush on her since we met almost two years ago but never acted on it,” Jake said. “We both had the time of our lives at the wedding.”
He adds, “We willMore >
A Utah woman is courting controversy by reprimanding 10-year-old for bullying – by giving her a taste of her own medicine, public humiliation style.
Ally Olsen, 41, discovered that her fiance’s 10-year-old daughter, Kaylee, had been bullying a classmate because of the way she dressed.
As a result, the victim no longer wanted to come to school. When Ally heard this, she was upset at Kaylee, and responded in unorthodox fashion.
“I confronted Kaylee who explained that she had called another girl ‘sleazy’ for wearing Daisy Duke shorts and a tank top,” Olsen told Yahoo!More >
After a horrific tornado tore through the Oklahoma City area on Monday, killing 24 people and injuring 233, with the casualty toll likely to rise.
The loss of life and catastrophic level of destruction in Moore, Okla., brought countless people to tears – TV reporter Lance West among them.Reporter Cries at Oklahoma Tornado Scene
West, a reporter for KFOR, was in Moore and confirmed on live TV that there were children inside Plaza Towers Elementary School when the Oklahoma tornado hit.
West lamented the massive damage and “absolute chaos” in Moore.
“I’ve never seen anythingMore >
Marijuana. It’s not just for Justin Bieber anymore!
With Washington set to legalize the drug for recreational purposes, pot growers may soon be faced with the issue of what to do with the leftovers from their plants.
But Susannah Gross has an idea.
The owner of a five-acre farm north of Seattle, Gross has spent the last four months supplementing the food of four pigs with this substance – and the results have been impressive:
Each animal gained at least 20 pounds more than those from the same litter who were NOT given any pot.
“They were eating more, as you can imagine,”More >
At least 51 people, including seven children at an elementary school, were killed Monday by a massive tornado in an area just outside Oklahoma City.Oklahoma City Tornado
The tornado was estimated to be at least two miles wide at one point as it moved through Moore, in the southern part of the Oklahoma City metro area.
Videos showed a huge funnel cloud stretching from the sky to the ground, kicking up dangerous debris. Officials say the death toll is likely to rise.
Emergency personnel were scouring the school’s rubble Monday evening, reports indicate. Footage also showed aMore >
As part of its ongoing effort to reinvent itself, Yahoo agreed to buy the blogging service Tumblr for about $1.1 billion in cash, The New York Times reports.
If the deal is approved, it would be the biggest yet under the tenure of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and a major move into social media for the company.
It would also top Facebook’s 2012 acquisition of Instagram for $1 billion.
Founded in 2007, Tumblr has a young, active user base, with over 108 million image-centric blogs. Owning that would expand Yahoo’s user base.
Or will it? Analysts and investors are likely to questionMore >
A pair of Golden State Warriors fans, on their way home from Oracle Arena after their team was eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, were killed in a shooting Thursday night.
Christopher Beardon and Terrance Marks were headed home in a white Porsche Panamera when someone in a SUV pulled alongside their vehicle on Interstate 880 and opened fire with a semi-automatic.
Beardon – who was behind the wheel – was killed by the gunfire; Marks was hit by an oncoming car after the Porsche hit a guardrail and he either fled or was ejected.
He was also shot in the drive-by.
Police are askingMore >
A scary situation just went down in Cannes:
While Christoph Waltz was giving an interview to a French news program called Le Grand Journal, shots were fired in the background and the anchors, Oscar winner and audience members all fled for cover.
Sources confirm to TMZ that the man behind the shooting has been apprehend and may have been using blanks.
No one was injured, but you can watch understandable panic ensure in the following video:Christoph Waltz Interview Interrupted by Gunfire
Just when you thought you’d heard it all, Texas mother Stephanie Redus, 29, was arrested after attempting to put her three-year-old son on Craigslist.
Redus, 29, told authorities that she placed the ad because she struggles with depression and anxiety. She is currently pregnant. The ad stated:
“Hi, I’m trying to adopt out my three-year-old son. I’m not in a good place in my life and don’t feel like I can care for him properly, but don’t know where to start.”
“If you or know anyone who is interested in caring for him please let me know. I’m a single mom and can’tMore >
This video of a girl tweaking out of her mind at the store kinda says it all:
Don’t do crystal meth, kids. Even if Breaking Bad is an awesome show.
As you can see, her behavior at Walmart? Not exactly normal here.
As for why the guy filming this behavior subjected his KID to it?
That’s another, almost equally disturbing story. Watch:Grocery Store Girl on Meth
See the original post here: Grocery Store Girl on Meth: This is Why You Don’t Do Drugs
Kai the Hitchhiker, the oddball who gained online fame this year following a random act of heroism and a tremendous local TV interview, is wanted for murder.
Union County law enforcement has issued a warrant for him for the murder of Joseph Galfy, Jr., in Clark, N.J., the Union County Prosecutor’s Office says.
Galfy was reportedly found dead inside his home on May 13.Kai the Hitchhiker Interview
The cause of death has been declared as blunt force trauma. Police say Kai (Caleb Lawrence McGillvary) is considered armed and dangerous.
Kai is said to have cut his hair to concealMore >
Rachael Clark is a straight-A student graduating from the University of Maryland this year, getting married this summer, and making plans beyond that.
She is preparing to write book about adoption; to pursue a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy; to become a mom to at least four kids.
Not bad for a young woman who was tragically left in a dumpster, sealed in a dark garbage bag, on the day she was born in September 1989.
“Some days, it’s like it never happened,” Rachael told NBC’s Today. “But some days, I really do struggle. I have such strong abandonmentMore >
A bowler pulled a Plaxico Burress in Florida this week, shooting himself in the leg prior at the Jupiter Lanes Bowling Alley and scaring his fellow patrons half to death.
Officers confirm that the man’s own gun discharged during his back swing with the ball.
A bullet struck this idiot in the leg and he was taken away in a stretcher once paramedics arrived.
The unnamed individual was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries and authorities will not be pressing any charges.
The Powerball jackpot ballooned big time in the run-up to this evening’s drawing, with an estimated $360 million in play. Do you have the winning numbers?
We highly doubt it. But if you have a ticket, you never know!
Officials expect jackpot totals of this size to continue to climb, thanks in part to a game redesign that increased the odds of winning some kind of prize.
This also lowered the possible number combinations to win the Powerball, however. In any case, the lotto craze is showing no signs of slowing.
The “cross-selling” of Powerball and Mega Millions tickets – statesMore >
If you’re a regular THG visitor, you expect scandalous, very frequent and occasionally unclothed news regarding Kim Kardashian, Jenelle Evans, etc.
Bea Arthur nude? We’re gonna guess not on your radar.
Still, variety is the spice of life, and here we are discussing that very topic, thanks to artist John Currin, who painted this portrait of the star in 1991.
Then 69, Bea (1922-2009) didn’t model for this portrait.
The New Yorker refers to it as part of a series by Currin featuring “acrid fantasy portraits of menopausal women.” Gawker calls it “quite beautiful.”
The work is upMore >