First there was soda, carbonated sugar water that was sure to expand your waistline. Then there was "diet" soda, which didn't add any calories to the equation but was sweetened with chemicals that may not be so great for you.
Now, in Japan, there is something called Pepsi Special. This drink is so chock-full of chemicals -- mainly indigestible dextrin -- that there are claims it can actually make you skinnier.
Voting in a presidential election is pretty exciting. And, these days, when we do something exciting we want to tell the world about it through social network sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
But while there may be a temptation to take a photo of your completed ballot and post it on the internet with pride, it's not a very good idea. In fact in states like Wisconsin it's a felony to let anybody else see your ballot or a photo of your ballot.
A little more than five months ago, a Los Angeles woman bought a lottery ticket at Michael’s Market & Liquor. She then left it in her car and forgot about it, obviously not that enthused with her 18 million-to-one odds of hitting the jackpot.
Unbeknownst to her, she hit that jackpot to the turn of $23 million.
Jumping on the bed is one of the carefree rites of childhood that you probably stopped doing long before you started paying rent or a mortgage. Reuben Reynoso, an adult, makes his living jumping on mattresses.
When former Marine Shaun Duling met Bolt, a stray Labrador-shepherd mix, the little fella was skittish and hungry. Duling was doing contract work in Afghanistan with a German military unit, and while the Germans had adopted Bolt's sister as their mascot, the less-outgoing Bolt was mostly ignored.
Horror master Wes Craven's slasher film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' was a huge success with both audiences and critics in 1984. In fact, it was such a hit that it spawned multiple sequels, remakes and various television incarnations.
Based on a Stephen King novella, 'Stand By Me' follows four young friends as they search for a dead body in the summer of 1959. While the 1986 movie was sentimental and sweet, it was also funny and profane, and for that reason it was that rare R-rated hit that was also a success with kids who secretly watched it on HBO when there parents were out for the night.
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