'Grilling high is now legal. Driving to get the propane you forgot isn't': Colorado targets motorists in hilarious ad campaign after cannabis is legalised
3/10/2014 12:24:00 PM
Talk about 'high jinks.'
Colorado's Department of Transportation released a series of new advertisements warning against the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana.
The ads use the slogan 'Drive High, Get a DUI' -- but show that other activities are allowed to be completed under the influence of marijuana in the state, to humorous effect.
In one, a man holds a slab of meat as he repeatedly touches buttons on a grill. His friends look on perplexed and annoyed at his behavior.
Pilot and skydiver who survived harrowing mid-air crash describe brush with death on Good Morning America
3/10/2014 12:24:00 PM
The skydiver and pilot who crashed mid-air this weekend described the moment they both nearly died in an interview with Good Morning America Monday morning.
Skydiver John Frost, 49, was landing at South Lakeland Airport in Florida Saturday at the same time 87-year-old pilot Sharon Trembley was touching down.
Trembley, a World War II veteran, tried to avoid Frost but the skydiver's parachute cables got tangled in the plane's propeller catching Frost and causing the small Cessna to nose dive.
Miraculously, both men escaped the crash with only minor injuries and have already been released by the hospital.
There's only Un winner! North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un wins his first 'election' after 100% turnout - and helpfully there was only one name on the ballot paper
3/10/2014 12:23:00 PM
When the ballots closed he was in for a nervous wait.
But when state media called the result, incredibly, the votes had goneKim Jong Un's way.
In the true style of a despot, North Korea's supreme leaderwon his first election - with an almost impossible to believe 100 per cent approval.
After all, in a secretive one-party state like North Korea, there was only ever going to be Un winner.
Kim won every ballot cast by voters in his district, where he ran uncontested during the first elections to the Supreme People's Assembly legislature under his rule.
North Koreans went to the polls on Sunday to approve the new roster of deputies for the Supreme People's Assembly, the country's legislature.
The vote, more a political ritual than an election by Western standards, is generally held once every five years to rubber-stamp the assembly.
Does free birth control REALLY lead to promiscuity? Experts find no link between contraception and increased risky sexual behavior
3/10/2014 12:00:00 PM
Giving women access to birth control free of charge does not make them more sexually promiscuous, a study has found.
In a survey called the Contraceptive Choice Project, 9,256 females ages 14 to 45 in the St Louis, Missouri area were provided methods of birth control for free, such as condoms, the pill and vaginal rings, which did not result in more cases of pregnancy, abortion or sexually transmitted diseases.
Just 5.2per cent of the subjects reported having more than one male sexual partner in the first 30 days of the study, a number that dropped to 3.3per cent by month 12.
The study was conducted in light of a debate that has broken out over the Obama administration's requirement that companies cover contraceptives in employees' health insurance policies, a mandate that was approved as part of the Affordable care Act in 2010.
Some employers, particularly those who are ...
School teacher accidentally shows footage of herself 'performing sex acts' to middle school classroom
3/10/2014 11:57:00 AM
An Arkansas middle school teacher is under fire after she accidentally showed a personal sex image to her class last week.
An x-rated photo of the unnamed female teacher somehow became mixed in with classwork through the teacher's iCloud account.
While the teacher even personally called parents to apologize and sent out an apology for the embarrassing mixup, she's now been disciplined by the Little Rock school board.
And parents like Nicholas Tolerson, whose son was in the class and exposed to the material, say that may not be enough.
'My heart goes out to not only my son, but other kids in the classroom,' Tolerson told KARK.
'I just wanted to do great things': Tearful Dennis Rodman says he's sorry he went to North Korea as he vows never to return
3/10/2014 11:56:00 AM
Dennis Rodman has given an emotional and apologetic interview two months after his trips to North Korea in which he vowed not to return to the brutal, repressive country.
'I don't want people to look at me as the devil or evil person,' Rodman told ESPN. 'If I put anyone in harm's way, I apologize, you know.'
Though he's sorry at how things turned out, the former NBA star said he was just giving peace a shot.
'At least someone tried,' he said.
Girl Scouts partnership with Barbie sparks outrage from critics who say it harms young girls
3/7/2014 12:20:00 PM
America's top doll, Barbie, finds herself in controversy once again, this time over a business partnership between her manufacturer, Mattel, and the Girl Scouts.
On Thursday, two consumer advocacy groups often critical of corporate advertising tactics — the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream — criticized Barbie as a flawed role model for little girls and launched a petition drive urging the Girl Scouts of the USA to end the partnership. The Girls Scouts said they would not do so.
Just a few weeks ago, Mattel incurred widespread criticism — as well as some accolades — for letting Barbie be featured in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit edition.
The Girl Scouts' partnership with Mattel, announced last August, includes a Barbie-themed activity book, a website, and a Barbie participation patch — the first Girl Scout uniform patch with corporate sponsorship.
'Holding Barbie, the quintessential ...
Peeing in the pool could be bad for your health: Researchers warn unhygenic habit could trigger chemical reactions that cause respiratory problems
3/7/2014 12:19:00 PM
Researchers have warned that urinating in swimming pools could lead to health problems.
Scientists found that compounds in urine mix with chlorine can cause chemicals that have been linked to respiratory effects in swimmers to form.
They warned swimmers to stop the common practice after analysing samples.
'If swimmers avoided urinating in pools, then air and water quality would likely improve independent of other changes in water treatment or air circulation,' the scientists from China Agricultural University and Purdue University wrote in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
In a series of laboratory experiments, the scientists combined water collected from swimming pools in China with mixtures meant to mimic the chemical composition of sweat and urine.
Twitter bans porn on Vine - but nudity used in art and education will be allowed
3/7/2014 12:12:00 PM
It may have taken years of campaigning and complaints but Twitter has finally banned pornographic images on its Vine app.
The Californian-based firm, which bought the video sharing app in 2012, announced the changes on Thursday and the new rules come into effect immediately.
Within days of the app's official launch in January 2013, sexually explicit and pornographic clips began to appear and Twitter has been heavily criticised for not enforcing this ban sooner.
The new rules do come with a series of caveats, however. For example, nudity will be allowed in documentary style clips, if it forms part of an artwork or sculpture, or if it is used for educational purposes.
Breastfeeding clips are also allowed.
Elsewhere, sexually suggestive content is also allowed, such as suggestive dancing, as long as the people in the clip are clothed - although close-ups of aroused genitals underneath clothing are banned.
The new ...
The sugary drinks and snacks that you can't even have ONE of without breaching new guidelines on daily intake
3/7/2014 12:11:00 PM
These drinks, meals and snacks contain up to double the safe amount of sugar that experts believe adults should consume per day.
A single Starbucks caramel frappuccino has 11 teaspoons of sugar and a can of Coca-Cola or Pepsi has nine teaspoons, researchers have said.
This week the World Health Organisation recommended people should have no more than six teaspoons of sugar in 24 hours.
Doctors say this rule is key to avoiding obesity, heart disease and other serious illnesses because they fear sugar is as dangerous as tobacco.
Experts have backed the advice but said today it is extremely hard to calculate how much a sugar people are eating or drinking, especially because of unclear labelling.
Pressure group Action on Sugar has produced its own table of foods to make it clearer for consumers.
It also revealed that many single products take up the new recommended allowance. ...