The mystery of Florida's monster eyeball has been solved

Last week, a softball-sized eyeball washed ashore in Florida. At the time, researcher Charles Messing guessed the eye belonged to a swordfish. A day later, Deep Sea News' Craig McClain got in touch with Sönke Johnsen, "an expert on everything visual in marine organisms" (awesome, right?). Johnsen told McClain the… » 10/15/12 12:30pm 10/15/12 12:30pm

CVS unwittingly accepts return of used enemas, re-sells them to…

Everyone has a hobby. For Florida resident Ronald Eugene Robinson, that hobby used to involve going to his local CVS, buying a six-pack of enemas, using those enemas, carefully re-sealing said enemas in their original packaging, and then returning them "unopen and unused" to the CVS from whence they came. » 10/12/12 2:20pm 10/12/12 2:20pm

Man wins live cockroach-eating contest, promptly dies

On Friday night, some thirty people participated in a live cockroach eating contest at a reptile shop in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Edward Archibold, who shop owner Ben Siegel described as "the life of the party," reportedly "dominated" the competition, downing dozens of the live insects in a matter of minutes.… » 10/09/12 8:30am 10/09/12 8:30am

How to Get Tax Breaks by Doing Things in Space

If you're a financial procrastinator living in the US, chances are that you're hurriedly working on your taxes in anticipation of the April 17th filing deadline. Wouldn't it be great if you could choose to support spaceflight with some of that hard-earned cash? You can't earmark your taxes for NASA, but there are a… » 4/15/12 8:30am 4/15/12 8:30am

Darth Vader was tasered and pepper-sprayed in Florida

You may not know that Darth Vader lives a very questionable lifestyle off-camera. When not making Star Wars films, the Sith Lord has been known to rob banks and exploit ill-conceived Ukrainian property laws. The intergalactic ne'er-do-well's latest imbroglio takes us Orlando, Florida, where an intoxicated Vader… » 1/06/12 6:40am 1/06/12 6:40am

A vampire-werewolf is being held for murder in Florida

As if being a teenager wasn't hard enough already. Florida teen Stephanie Pistey, who is being held as an accessory to murder, is telling reporters that she's a vampire-werewolf hybrid. In a recent interview, murder suspect Stephanie Pistey said "Since I was like, 12...I know this is going to be crazy, but I believe… » 9/29/11 2:37pm 9/29/11 2:37pm