Top spellers prepare to crown national champion, from home

Top spellers prepare to crown national champion, from home

Like dozens of other veteran spellers in their final year of eligibility, Anson Cook had big plans for this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, which was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 13-year-old eighth-grader from Potomac, Maryland, was a two-time participant in the bee and last year he finished in a tie for 41st. … Read more

PETA founder vows to close ‘Tiger King’ zoo after it reopens to the public

PETA founder vows to close ‘Tiger King’ zoo after it reopens to the public

Ingrid Newkirk, the founder and president of PETA, is once again coming after the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park made famous by Netflix’s “Tiger King.” The animal-rights organization made its feelings for Joe Exotic and his Oklahoma big-cat zoo known after the seven-part Netflix docuseries dropped. “Maldonado-Passage — aka ‘Joe Maldonado,’ ‘Joe Schreibvogel,’ and, of … Read more

Video captures man saving passenger from burning car

Video captures man saving passenger from burning car

A real-life super hero arrived to the scene of a burning crash just in time. Greg Budgell was filmed pulling an injured person from a vehicle engulfed in flames off an interstate in Andover, Massachusetts on Tuesday. Budgell was on his way to work when he spotted the crash on the shoulder of Interstate 495, … Read more

Jogger caught on camera taking a poop in community garden

Jogger caught on camera taking a poop in community garden

He’s got the runs. An Australian jogger redefined “morning constitutional” after publicly defecating in a Melbourne community garden, as captured in security cam footage posted on Twitter by an irate citizen. “To top my ‘crap’ morning off, some dirty bastard #poojogger 💩’s on my freshly planted iso’ garden,” reads the Tweet posted Wednesday by the … Read more

Real-life Karens insist they’re not all racists

Real-life Karens insist they're not all racists

Don’t call someone names — especially if that name happens to be “Karen”. The once-harmless moniker is now a popular social-media term used to describe a middle-aged white woman who makes a big fuss over harmless issues and insists on speaking with the manager. On Monday, the name was catapulted into the spotlight when a … Read more