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The 25 Funniest Tweets About The VP Debate
When he wasn't laughing, Joe Biden sounded a like a belligerent old man. Paul Ryan sipped from a cup and looked like a beleaguered altar boy. Fair or not, those were just two characterizations of Thursday's vice presidential debate on Twitter, where a Greek chorus of jokesters kept up a witty commentary throughout the 90-minute event. As with any live TV event in the social media age, the people of Twitter let no gaffe or verbal tic go unnoticed. Here are 25 of our favorites.
13 Haunting Missing Persons Stories
Although Joran van der Sloot has reiterated that he was not involved in Natalee Holloway's disappearance, he is still the prime suspect. (Allegedly trying to extort $25,000 from Holloway's mother to reveal where Natalie's body can be found certainly doesn't help his case.) After five days of heavy drinking and partying in Aruba, Holloway, an Alabama native, was last seen leaving a bar with van der Sloot. Today, van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence in Peru for an unrelated murder.
The 25 Funniest Tweets About The Debate
With its wonky arguments about taxes and health care, Wednesday's presidential debate may not have been the most riveting 90 minutes of the 2012 campaign. But the faceoff between President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney produced no shortage of humor on Twitter, where observers cracked jokes about everything from Romney's perceived swipe at "Sesame Street's" Big Bird to Jim Lehrer's passive moderating style. By the end of the debate, both @FiredBigBird and @SilentJimLehrer were newly minted Twitter accounts with thousands of followers. And Twitter reported 10.3 million tweets during the debate, making it "the most tweeted-about event in U.S. politics." But many people on Twitter just thought the debate was boring.
7 Amazing Animals Rescuing Other Animals Caught on Video
The animal kingdom is full of incredible stories of bravery and camaraderie. Here are a few examples of animals helping each other out and saving the day. This is perhaps the most epic battle/rescue ever spontaneously captured on video. A baby buffalo is captured first by a pride of lions, then attacked by a pair of crocodiles. But the mama buffalo and her herd won't stand for it, and they charge in and save the baby. It's a scene you won't soon forget.
Top 10 Molecular Gastronomy Restaurants in the U.S.
Molecular gastronomy ó in which avant-garde cooking techniques and equipment are used to transform flavors and presentations ó may be a divisive issue within the culinary community, but there's no doubt that some chefs create molecular cuisine that is not only thought-provoking but also revolutionizes the palate. Experience the best of this exciting epicurean frontier at these Top 10 Molecular Gastronomy Restaurants in the U.S., presented in alphabetical order.
9 Developments That Prove We Really Are Living In The Future
There is little doubt that as time marches on, the sheer amount of impressive technology that each of us has access to will grow exponentially. After all it was only 30 years ago that the thought of home computing was a novel and futuristic concept, whereas today, the thought of not having immediate access to some kind of computer is a scary and disconcerting one. Technology has gotten to the point where all of those fantastic visions of the future we grew up with have come true in some form or another. To me, this proves that we currently are living in the sci-fi future so frequenty imagined in the past.
Top 10 Things China Invented First
Now, I love Chinese food. I mean, who doesnít? Weird people who donít like lots of soy sauce and yummy carbs like rice and rice noodles? But what have the Chinese given to us, really? Fortune cookies? Jokes about children working in sweatshops? Iíd like to think that they have accomplished more than that in their long history, and sure enough, they have.
12 Pets That Survived Crazy Accidents
Accidents happen. Pets get sick. Some even consume sewing needles or try to bite chain saws, requiring a trip to the emergency hospital. While it helps to have a little money set aside for unexpected incidents, the prospect of sky-high vet bills also underscores the value of pet insurance. Itís a topic that gets serious consideration at my home every time VPI Pet Insurance announces nominees for its Hambone Award, which pays tribute to the most unusual pet insurance claims filed by clients each year. The annual event honors a dog that managed to eat an entire Thanksgiving ham while trapped inside a refrigerator.
5 Terrible 'Classic' Cars
Automotive journalism isnít what it was a generation ago ó in large part because of the lack of truly bad cars. Old school auto scribes were often at their best when they had foils like the Chevy Vega and Yugo upon which to exercise their poison pens. But while the truly horrible cars are gone, their legacy of quality and engineering to last a lunchtime remain in the automotive fossil record. Here are some of the all-time worst.
15 Tips for Better Weekly Meal Planning
Last week we asked our readers for their best tips for meal planning. How do you get dinner on the table, week in and week out, without getting bored? How do you stay energized and engaged with the act of cooking at home? Here are fifteen of our best and most universal tips for learning how to plan your meals.