Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
Washing Your Hands Leads to Asthma, Says Science (Well, Sort Of)
Most of us have been taught that cleanliness is the best way to ensure good health. But experts now say that excessive use of things like hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial soap may be responsible for an increase in allergies and asthma among kids.
Dog Tricks Man into Thinking His Home Was Being Robbed
Dogs are supposed to be man's best friend, but sometimes they can be a real pain in the neck. As proof, check out this story of a Utah man who was tricked by his pooch into thinking his home was being robbed.
Babysitting Goes Horribly Wrong in Hilarious Prank
Although raising children is a full-time job, parents still need to blow off a little steam every now and then. But what happens when a parent indulges in several questionable adult activities while a baby is strapped to his chest? Hilarity, that's what.
Gun-Toting Garden Gnomes Go on the Offensive
Of all lawn decorations, garden gnomes get the least amount of respect and are frequently vandalized or stolen. But these gnomes, which are arranged in a variety of combat poses, will probably make mischief-makers think twice.
Seven-Year-Old Gives Dad a Piggyback Ride
As a parent, there are few greater bonding experiences than giving your child a piggyback ride. But imagine if your child was so strong that he could give you a ride on his back. Sorta changes the dynamic, doesn't it?
Proposing During Fake Plane Crash – Romantic or Terrifying?
We've seen our share of cruel pranks before, but this one, where a small plane pilot fakes mechanical problems while proposing to his girlfriend, reaches all new lows (er, heights). After all, nothing says wedded bliss like the threat of dying in a fiery plane crash.
Is This the Worst Death Scene in Movie History?
Admittedly, we don't know much about foreign cinema. But after watching this hilariously drawn-out death scene from a 1974 Turkish film, we just might have to update our Netflix queue.
Adorable Corgi Puppy Battles Door Stop
So far, we've seen corgis take a hike, get stuck climbing stairs, catch treats in slow motion and cover 'Call me Maybe.' But this video of a corgi puppy battling a door stop beats all others in terms of sheer cuteness. In fact, we're starting to wonder if corgis are just playing …
Grumpy Old Man Finds Halloween Costume of Himself
Choosing the right Halloween costume requires careful thought and planning. Do you, for example, go with the season's hot new trend or a tried-and-true standard? Well, imagine his surprise when the uncle of Redditor LiarInGlass discovered he doesn't need a costume because he's already…
Florida Man Wrestles Gator to Save Beloved Dog
We already knew that dogs love their masters, but how far will a pet owner go to protect their beloved pooch? In Florida, a 66-year-old grandfather recently wrestled a seven-foot alligator to save his West Highland Terrier. Answer is, pretty far, apparently.
Exuberant Fan Catches Obama In Crushing Bear Hug
While on the campaign trail in Fort Pierce, Florida, yesterday, President Barack Obama found himself on the receiving end of a monster bear hug courtesy of a 6-foot, 3-inch tall restaurant owner weighing 260 pounds. Where's the Secret Service when you need them?
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Get Married in Secret Ceremony
It's official: actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively got hitched Sunday night in South Carolina at a secret ceremony that included family, friends, Bette Midler, shoe designer Christian Louboutin, and Florence Welch of indie rock band Florence and the Machine.