"You never get a second chance to make a first impression," goes the old saying-turned-advertising slogan. And there are quite a few ways that a person can ruin their chance at that good first impression. But which of these offenses are the worst?
It's a little strange to lose a body part. But that's what happened to St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter when surgeons removed one of his ribs in an attempt to alleviate pressure that was running up his pitching arm.
After the surgery Carpenter was presented with the bone, and he knew just what to do with it:
Kaipo Pomaikai wasn't feeling so lucky when he was struck in the head by a fast-moving volleyball at his grandson's high school match. To make matters worse, when Kaiko Pomaikia was driving home from the game he started losing vision in his left eye. So Pomaikia went to the hospital, and that's when the story took quite a serendipitous turn.
It is a given that college graduates make more money. In fact, according to a new OECD study the average college graduate in America earns over $20,000 a year more than their counterparts without a degree, making the United States one of the best countries in the world to have completed college.
But it turns out there are even more benefits to college.
In the '80s classic 'Adventures in Babysitting,' Elisabeth Shue's 17-year-old character agrees to watch her neighbors' kids after her date stands her up. What seems like a simple enough gig quickly descends into a madcap journey into downtown Chicago for the sitter and her suburban charges. The action-adventure-comedy was a hit when it came out in 1987, and there have long been rumors of a remake, with Raven-Symoné and Miley Cyrus each being tied to the project at some point.
You've probably already seen the photo of Big Apple Pizza owner Scott Van Duzer giving Barack Obama a mighty bear hug hug during a campaign stop the President made in Fort Pierce, FL over the weekend.
The picture started to go viral on Sunday, and suddenly Van Duzer became an instant-celebrity who is currently making the media rounds. But when the muscular 46-year-old, a self-proclaimed Republican, said he would also be voting for his new hug buddy it didn't sit well with some conservatives.
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