Nov. 26, 2013
Seth Rogen and James Franco Parody Kanye West Video
Nov. 23, 2013
Looking for a way to give this holiday season? The Maryland Food Bank is collecting holiday boxes for those in need. Each box is $17.50 and is filled with traditional holiday favorites: sweet potatoes, applesauce, corn, cranberry sauce, gravy, green beans, kale, mac and cheese, stuffing, potatoes and corn muffin mix. Find out how to purchase one here.
Nov. 22, 2013
Make-A-Wish Batkid Trailer
A 5-year-old Leukemia survivor was transformed into Batkid for a day an nearly all of San Francisco was in on it. The city became Gotham, courtesy of the Make a Wish Foundation.
Nov. 20, 2013
“Like a Rolling Stone” Official Video
Bob Dylan’s masterpiece “Like a Rolling Stone” finally has an official music video nearly five decades after it was originally released.
Nov. 19, 2013
Recluse Spider Bite Leaves Hole in Woman’s Ear
A bite from a Mediterranean recluse spider liquified a portion of a woman’s ear while she was on vacation in Italy, according to a Huffington Post report.
Sesame Street Spoofs “Hunger Games”
The folks at the Sesame Workshop have spoofed the movie sequel with a short featuring Cookie Monster called “The Hungry Games: Catching Fur.”
Nov. 15, 2013
Cider Week Virginia
After a long respite, cider is making a comeback in the U.S. Beginning on Nov. 15, Cider Week Virginia is intended to raise awareness and recognize cider’s growing popularity in the Commonwealth. Click here to see the full list of the week’s events.
Toys for Tots
Bikers can help raise money to make the holidays more joyous for local children by participating in the Toys for Tots bike run on Nov. 16 at the Office Bar and Grill in Pasadena, Md. For more information, check out the Office Bar and Grill’s Facebook page.
Zombie Smoke Out
The American Cancer Society has created an app to help people fight the urge to smoke during the Great American Smoke Out. The action-packed Zombie Smoke Out mobile game can distract and entertain you to help get you past your craving. Click here to download the Zombie Smoke Out app.
Nov. 13, 2013
Location Affordability Index
The Location Affordability Index estimates the percentage of a family’s income that goes to housing and transportation in a given area. It gives “a more complete understanding” of the cost of living in a particular region.
Nov. 12, 2013
Harlem Globetrotter Slammed By Hoop
Sweet Georgia Brown that’s gotta hurt! Check out this video of a basketball hoop crashing down on a Harlem Globetrotters player in Honduras.
Nov. 11, 2013
Free Military Massages
This Veterans Day, active military, veterans, and spouses can get a complimentary one-hour massage session at Massage Envy Spa locations in Maryland, Virginia and the District. Click here to find the location nearest to you.
WWII Medal of Honor Stamp
The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the World War II Medal of Honor Forever stamps — paying tribute on Veterans Day and everyday going forward to the 464 American veterans who received the nation’s highest military honor for going above and beyond the call of duty during the second World War.
Nov. 9, 2013
Plum Organics Baby Food Recall
Plum Organics is voluntarily recalling some pouch products within its “Baby Stage 2,” “Tots Mish Mash” and “Kids” lines after discovering a manufacturing defect that may cause spoilage in some pouches.
The Animal Planet has installed ‘Bigfoot Cam’ in a place in North America known for its rampant Bigfoot sightings, and now you can watch from the comfort of your own home.
Hollywood Costume, organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, brings together the most iconic costumes from a century of cinema worn by unforgettable and beloved characters in films such as “The Wizard of Oz,” “Superman,” “Titanic,” “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” and “The Dark Knight Rises.” And now you can see some of these iconic costumes in Virginia.
Nov. 8, 2013
Heart Walk 2013
The American Heart Association’s 2013 Greater Washington Region Heart Walk takes place Saturday on the National Mall. The festivities kick off at 8:30 a.m. and continue through noon. Register, donate and get involved here.
Nov. 7, 2013
Maryland Food Bank – Holiday Food Boxes
With Thanksgiving approaching, the Maryland Food Bank is mobilizing to provide Holiday Food Boxes and turkeys to hungry families in Maryland. Each box provides needy citizens with food for several meals at home over the holiday season. Click here to donate.
Pre-Surgery Flash Mob
Many people pray before a serious medical procedure, but one woman held a dance party in the operating room instead. Right before going into surgery to have her breasts removed, Deborah Cohan boogied with her surgical and anesthesia teams. Click here to watch the six-minute-long video.
Alexandria Film Festival
Celebrate and support independent filmmakers at the Alexandria Film Festival, Nov. 7-10.
Pope Embraces Disfigured Man
Touching photos of Pope Francis kissing a disfigured man in the General Audience in St. Peter’s Square Wednesday.
Nov. 6, 2013
Corner Store Robbery
D.C. Police have released a surveillance video of an armed robbery at a corner store in Northeast Washington. Police say the robbery took place Nov. 1 in the 200 block of 15th Street NE. Have info? Call (202) 727-9099 or text 50411.