Helene Hegemann, a celebrated author and playwright in Berlin who's all of 17 years of age, is at the center of a plagiarism controversy after blogger Deef Pirmasens "last week uncovered material in the novel taken from the less-well-known novel Strobo, by an author writing under the nom de plume Airen. In one case, an entire page was lifted with few changes." Hegemann insists it's remixing, not stealing. She's being pummeled by angry Amazon users.
The last will and testament of Queen Elizabeth's consort, Philip, will be kept secret for 90 years to protect her "dignity and standing". Whatever indignities and unstandings therein lie were permanently sealed in a secret and private hearing months ago by Sir Andrew McFarlane, the most senior judge in the family courts, at which no… READ THE REST
Like so many people, I spent September 11, 2001 glued to CNN. The raw video above and below show what was happening behind-the-scenes at CNN Center Atlanta. Over at r/ObscureMedia, JohnConquest writes: Like most big news events at CNN, crews for promotional material decided to start recording a half hour after the initial news broke.… READ THE REST
CNN's Donnie O'Sullivan spoke to a couple of Trump supporters and found that one of them thinks God will reinstate Trump, while the other thinks guns will. Trumper #1Yeah, I'm Trump supporter. Honey, I can't wait for him to get back in office. I know he won the election, and he's coming back. Yahoo! Can't… READ THE REST
Okay, so you're not the best cook, but we all have our flaws. And at least your creations are edible, right? Sure, that recipe for peanut butter and jelly chicken wasn't the best option to feed a dinner party, but it surely could have been worse than just a mild case of the runs after.… READ THE REST
We as humans run the gamut in super weird food allergies, from gluten to seafood (and, consequentially, cicadas apparently), but your precious pet may also be allergic to a host of other foods you're unknowingly feeding them. Everything from proteins to wheat could be causing your critter distress unbeknownst to you, and that's pretty scary.… READ THE REST
For as long as humans have existed, the cosmos has fascinated us. The endless sea of stars has birthed countless stories that have inspired and enthralled us for ages. After all, how could something so vast and unknown not spark some creativity? Now, it's the inspiration behind what will soon be your new home makeover.… READ THE REST