Monster 15-inch rat terrorises Swedish family after chewing through CONCRETE


  • A 15-inch ‘Viking rat’ caught in a suburb to the Swedish capital
  • Family got suspicious when their cat refused to go into the kitchen
  • Giant rodent had gnawed its way in and was living behind the dishwasher

Tumbleweeds Invade Fountain Neighborhood



High winds are to blame for a shockingly large amount of tumbleweeds that have blown into a neighborhood south of Colorado Springs.

The tumbleweeds piled up in front of homes in a new development in the town of Fountain, and the piles that covered the road and cars were are as high as 10 feet in some places.

Residents say the tumbleweeds blew in in an instant, and that the winds that brought them in were so strong it felt like a tornado.

Study: Preschoolers Better At Figuring Out How Gadgets Work Than College Students

Parents Call For Childcare Subsidies

A recent study revealed that preschool-age children are better at figuring out how to use technological gadgets than college students.

CBS News is reporting that researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, tasked 106 children between the ages of 4 and 5 and 170 college students with figuring out how to use a gadget with which they had no prior experience.

Me, my son and Minecraft

Jane Costello and son Otis

Minecraft – ‘a game about breaking and placing blocks’ – is one of the world’s biggest-selling computer games. When Jane Costello wanted to find out why her son Otis, eight, was so smitten, she quickly found out about its infinite possibilities…

I couldn’t pinpoint exactly when I became aware of my eight-year-old son’s fixation with Minecraft. I only know that the odd reference to zombies and pickaxes burgeoned until it was an omnipresent force in our household, the dominant topic of conversation and, most bafflingly, a game he found so gripping that he didn’t just want to play it, he wanted to watch YouTube videos of others playing it too….

Mass. High Court: Subway Upskirt Photos Not Illegal


Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that a man accused of secretly snapping photos up a woman’s skirt on an MBTA train did not break the law.

The State Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday dismissed charges against Michael Robertson of Andover, who was arrested in August 2010 by Transit Police.

What do you think?

North Texans Sound Off On Yelling Vs. Spanking Study


How to discipline or punish children is always a hot topic. Questions always arise over what is effective and when is the line crossed?  Yelling, shouting, and raising your voice…may feel natural.   But a new study says those actions should only be used to get a child’s attention.  The study, done at the University of Pittsburgh, argues that those practices equate with spanking.

What do you think?

Niagara Falls comes to a halt AGAIN: Millions of gallons of cascading water is frozen in bitter temperatures


For the second time in what has been a frigid winter in the Northeastern United States, Niagara falls has come to an icy halt as the six million cubic feet of water that typically flow over the falls every minute has frozen over.

The flow of water over the falls typically can withstand icy temperatures like those that have frozen much of the country this winter, but Monday’s high of 9 degrees Fahrenheit brought Niagara Falls to a standstill – and photographers were there to snap some stunning images of the frozen waterfall.

In January, another record-breaking cold front managed to freeze the mighty falls in a ‘polar vortex’ that turned the cascading water to ice – and affected about 240 million people in the U.S. and southern Canada.

No thaw is expected anytime soon, as temperatures at the western New York tourist attraction will dip below 0 degrees Fahrenheit Monday night through Tuesday morning.