March 7, 2014 0Comment

By Cristina Corbin Published March 06, 2014 FoxNews.com Next SlidePrevious Slide A mysterious letter that sat unopened for nearly 70 years, and was found last month tucked inside a book bought at a Florida thrift shop, was finally opened Thursday, revealing a soldier’s love during a time of war. At first, Sheila Polk, who found the sealed note in a World War II history book, didn’t want to open the envelope, which was addressed from one service member to another. But when she learned that both the sender and the intended recipient were no longer alive, and when Postal Service officials…

February 13, 2014 0Comment

Published February 12, 2014 FoxNews.com FACEBOOK/FOXNEWS.COM When a 10-year-old boy told his mother he didn’t want to have a birthday party because he had no friends to invite, she created aFacebook page to show him how many people really did “like” him. “We were talking about his birthday coming up and I had mentioned it a few times and he said he didn’t want a party,” Jennifer of Kalamazoo, Michigan told WoodTV. “And I said, ‘Why don’t you want a party?’ [He answered] ‘Mom, who am I going to invite? I don’t have any friends.'” Bothered by her son’s words — he…

February 8, 2014 0Comment

Published February 06, 2014 Associated Press Feb. 8, 2012: A Facebook worker smiles inside Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA) ST. LOUIS –  A grieving father’s personal appeal to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has prompted the social network to release a retrospective video tribute of the man’s deceased 21-year-old son. John Berlin, 46, of suburban St. Louis posted a YouTube message to Zuckerberg on Wednesday seeking a copy of Facebook’s new “look back” video feature for his late son, Jesse, who died in his sleep in January 2012 of unknown causes. The automated tool creates a 62-second video…

January 18, 2014 0Comment

Published January 17, 2014 FoxNews.com     Top 10 reincarnated Pizza Huts   For Mike Neilson, a 33-year-old Pittsburgh resident who works in the software industry, tracking the phantoms of former Pizza Huts has taken on a life of its own on his blog Used to Be a Pizza Hut. Here is a selection of some of his best finds.   McDonald’s may have cornered the market on golden arches, but Pizza Hut will go down in fast food architectural history for its unmistakable slanted roofs. After opening the first Pizza Hut in Wichita, Kansas in 1958, brothers Dan and Frank…

December 9, 2013 0Comment

Published December 06, 2013 FoxNews.com     Artist creates beautiful works of art from Oreo frosting and Chex   Since 2010, Massachusetts artist Judith Klausner has been creating beautiful works of art from items like Oreo cookies and Chex cereal for her “From Scratch” series on expertly altered food stuffs. Here is some of her work.   We’ve all been taught not to play with our food, but for Massachusetts artist Judith Klausner playing with food is a craft. Since 2010, Klausner has been creating works of art from items like Oreo cookies and Chex cereal for her “From Scratch”…

November 9, 2013 0Comment

Published November 06, 2013 FoxNews.com Cake maker Natalie Sideserf designed her wedding cake to look like her and her husband’s severed heads. (SIDESERF CAKE STUDIO) Sideserf’s cake was created for a movie-themed wedding. (SIDESERF CAKE STUDIO) Natalie Sideserf and her husband Dave. (SIDESERF CAKE STUDIO) Inside the heads is multii-colored confetti cake. (SIDESERF CAKE STUDIO) Sideserf made other amazing cakes in the likeness of Willie Nelson and comedians Jim Gaffigan, Chelsea Peretti, Dana Carvey, Bill Hader on Mount Rushmore. (SIDESERF CAKE STUDIO) Next SlidePrevious Slide How’s this for a great start to a marriage. A cake maker designed her own wedding cake that she sculpted…

September 11, 2013 0Comment

Published September 09, 2013 The Daily Meal It’s easy to jump on the “down with big soda” train, seeing as more and more evidence links Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and their thousands upon thousands of products with obesity, aggression, and health problems galore. But did you know that back in the day, soda’s leading lady, Coca-Cola, was in fact produced, and marketed, as a health tonic? Because we obviously can’t get enough of soda, we took a tripdown memory lane to discover just how America’s sugary drink of choice came to be. Coca-Cola, which was first served in 1866, today has more…

August 14, 2013 0Comment

Published August 13, 2013 news.com.au YouTube Neil Hilborn, like many poets, is a troubled soul. His affliction? Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The man has struggled with severe OCD for years. Now he’s found a powerful way to transform his disorder into a declaration of love. Hilborn’s stirring, two-minute poem left an audience in awe as he battled physical tics and nervous twitches to describe how his OCD affected his relationship, and vice-versa. Hilborn proves what we know about OCD: It isn’t a quirky, idiosyncratic affliction that’s warmly portrayed in pop culture (think Monk, or As Good As It Gets). It’s a debilitating condition…

August 3, 2013 0Comment

Published August 02, 2013 FoxNews.com Capt. Henry Hendrix, director of the Naval History and Heritage Command, accepted the flag from the Harrison-Rockingham Historical Society during a July 31 ceremony in Dayton, Va., Military.com reports. A Confederate flag that flew in the Civil War has reportedly finished a 148-year journey — and will now be displayed in a Naval museum in Virginia. Capt. Henry Hendrix, director of the Naval History and Heritage Command, accepted the flag from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society during a July 31 ceremony in Dayton, Va., Military.com reports. In 1865, Lt. William Ladd, a Union soldier, took the…

August 3, 2013 0Comment

By Cristina Corbin Published August 01, 2013 FoxNews.com This image, provided by Centre College in Kentucky, shows the 185-year-old history book. This image, provided by Centre College in Kentucky, shows the book’s cover. Next Slide Previous Slide A history book overdue at a Kentucky college library for at least 150 years has finally made it back to the circulation desk. Centre College in Danville, Ky., received the 185-year-old book last week after a student intern found it while taking inventory of books in exhibit rooms at the Jacobs Hall Museum at nearby Kentucky School for the Deaf. The book was published in…