Carl Pettit is a writer and editor with interests ranging from international relations and political humor to the arts and modern media.
10 Bizarre Thanksgiving Foods: Vegan Turkey, Gravy Soda and More
Thanksgiving is a time for the family to come together, tell stories, then sit down and feast on some tasty, belly-expanding deliciousness. Turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie are all Thanksgiving staples, but if you want to really spice things up a bit this year, we have some ideas.
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico – The Real Story Behind the Name
With a name like Truth or Consequences and an isolated location in the American West, you could be forgiven for thinking that this New Mexican town got its name from some bloody gunfight or a hard-nosed sheriff who wanted to urge potential visiting troublemakers to go elsewhere. The real story,…
Is Jimmy Hoffa Buried Under a Driveway in Michigan?
The search for Jimmy Hoffa, the Teamster union boss who was purportedly murdered by the Mafia in 1975, still flares up from time to time — even though Hoffa was declared legally dead, absent his body, in 1982. It seems that good ol’ Jimmy just doesn’t want …
‘Fake’ Canadian Prime Minister Fools U.N. Secretary With Prank Call
The United Nations deals with some pretty serious business, especially in a world climate as dangerous as this one, but even so, this august body of world representatives can get pranked now and again. It just so happens that two very audacious Canadian radio talk show hosts managed to pull a fast o…
Man With World’s Lowest Voice Makes Record Book
How low can you go? Tim Storms might be tired of that question, but he’d probably be willing to bet you a large sum of money (if he’s a betting man) that he can sing a heck of a lot lower than you, or anyone you know, can. Tim’s deep register is …
Teen Girl Slips Handcuffs, Steals Police Vehicle, Leads Cops on Chase
It’s tough being young and wild, especially if you live in a small Colorado mountain town. Sometimes kids just have to invent their own kind of fun.
Fiery Footage: Man Plunges Into Crater of Volcano
It takes an exceptionally brave man to plunge down into the crater of a volcano. And you have to wonder a little about his sanity if he does so just to grab some cool footage and a better view of a lake filled with swirling molten lava.
Going On A First Date? Read These Tips So You Don’t Blow it
Like our parole officer always says: "You only get one chance to make a good first impression."
Cops and Military to Get Zombie Apocalypse Survival Training
Just when you thought things were getting back to normal, you find out that the United States Military, plus several different law enforcement agencies, not to mention emergency workers and medical technicians, are about to get some very unorthodox disaster training.
The 10 Most Deadly Foods on the Planet
Sometimes the food you eat is trying to kill you. Not in the traditional sense, with saturated fat, refined sugars and cholesterol. There are a few foods out there that can literally end your life if improperly prepared, or at the very least make you terribly sick. While you probably won’t encounter…