It sucks, but it’s time to ditch plastic straws. Seattle’s going to make it happen.

It sucks, but it’s time to ditch plastic straws. Seattle’s going to make it happen.
Straws suck. They seem to come with every drink, whether you want one or not, only to end up in the trash soon afterward. From there, it’s all too easy for them to end up as more pieces of plastic pollution in our oceans. But in one particular city, that might not be a problem anymore. For the month of September, the Lonely Whale Foundation is running a campaign to encourage Seattleites to ditch their sucky plastic straws. The

5.7-Million-Year-Old Hominin Footprints Challenge Human Evolutionary Timeline

5.7-Million-Year-Old Hominin Footprints Challenge Human Evolutionary Timeline
If the discoveries over the past few decades have told us anything, it’s that the evolution of humans is anything but simple. Now, a new discovery on the Mediterranean island of Crete might be about to put yet another cat among those pigeons, as researchers claim that hominin footprints found on the island date back some 5.7 million years. The fossils have been found in Trachilos, western Crete, and appear to show many hominin-like characteristics at a time when it

Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison

Anthony Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison
Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl, capping the spectacular fall of the former congressman whose self-destructive behavior wrecked his career and marriage and played a role in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign.“The crime I committed was my rock bottom,” a tearful Weiner told U.S. District Judge Denise Cote. He was ordered to surrender to prison on Nov. 6.“I was a very sick man for

A rogue woman is pooping all over the streets of Colorado

A rogue woman is pooping all over the streets of Colorado
Next to public speaking, public pooping has to be the greatest fear of most Americans. Some people will even drive home from work, or the bar, just to avoid going number two where they can be heard. But apparently, that’s not a problem for a jogger in Colorado. She’s been dubbed “The Mad Pooper” by one family and she has been defecating on the sidewalks all over the town of Colorado Springs. Cathy Budde, who caught the woman in

NASA Responds To Claims That The World Is Going To End Tomorrow

NASA Responds To Claims That The World Is Going To End Tomorrow
Sadly, tomorrow is the end of the world. I know, I know, you’ve still got stuff you want to do. But an expert has made the claim and, well, there’s no going back now. The mysterious planet Nibiru is going to slam into our planet, killing us all. NASA, however, is having none of it. They are adamant the world is not going to end, stuck in a sad chamber of denial as they hopelessly try to ward off

Public To Scientists: Why Can’t We Just Nuke These Hurricanes?

Public To Scientists: Why Can’t We Just Nuke These Hurricanes?
Right now, law enforcement officials are issuing warnings to Floridians who are, perhaps jokingly, shooting at Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic storm in recorded history. This is obviously ridiculous – bullets won’t stop Mother Nature’s swirling winds – but what about a nuclear weapon? Most of you will immediately see the problem with firing a nuclear warhead at a hurricane, but as it so happens, plenty of the public don’t think it’s such a bad idea after all.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Allegedly Bangs Teenage Sorority Girls

Arie Luyendyk Jr. Allegedly Bangs Teenage Sorority Girls
Attention Bachelor Nation: this dumpster fire of a franchise keeps rolling out hit after hit in terms of their newest choice for Bachelor, a guy they found behind the dumpster in a Starbucks parking lot Arie Luyendyk Jr. Will I ever learn how to spell that name without Googling it? Absolutely not. Why? Because Wells Fucking Adams would have been a lot easier to spell, and a lot more enjoyable to watch. Anyway, after ABC announced the new Bachelor

Four Asian Students Stage Brilliant Yearbook Stunt As Final Farewell To “Racist” Remarks

Four Asian Students Stage Brilliant Yearbook Stunt As Final Farewell To “Racist” Remarks
School can be rough. Especially, when you are Asian with the popular Vietnamese surname, Nguyen. It is estimated that 40% of Vietnamese people have the surname, making it one of the most common in the world. Unfortunately, this often prompts people to falsely assume that people with the surname are related. Anyone with the surname Smith, Taylor, Jones or Roberts, will all know a similar pain. But, for Alice, Kim, Theresa and Vivian Nguyen, enough was enough. It was

Obama Goes From White House to Wall Street in Less Than One Year

Obama Goes From White House to Wall Street in Less Than One Year
Hillary Clinton Northern Trust Corp. for about $400,000, a person familiar with his appearance said. Last week, he reminisced about the White House for rage about him, wincing over his 2009 line about fat cats as if the wounds were fresh. But his Justice Department prosecuted no major bankers for their roles in the financial crisis, and he resisted calls to break up the biggest banks, signing a regulatory overhaul that annoyed them with new rules but didn’t stop them

Why Couples Who Watch Horror Movies Together End Up Happiest

Why Couples Who Watch Horror Movies Together End Up Happiest
Sweeney Todd There’s a biological reason couples who watch horror together seem to be the happiest. As one doctor explains, “When we’re scared, our brains pump out the feel-good chemical dopamine, the same chemical we release when we’re infatuated with someone.” Horror brings us closer together by biologically cementing attraction. Watching horror movies together also makes a couple feel closer because they are having a shared emotional experience. Throughout the film they’ll share the feeling of fear and later

Shake Shack’s New Boozy Milkshakes Are Made With Prosecco And We Need Them

Shake Shack’s New Boozy Milkshakes Are Made With Prosecco And We Need Them
Shake Shack's juicy burgers, crispy fries, and regular milkshakes are American staples. But the fast casual chain started by restauranteur Danny Meyer is adding something extra to its shake menu in honor of NBC's  revival: booze. But there's a catch! Shake Shack's boozy milkshakes will be available for a very limited time (as in literally two weeks from Sept. 18 to Oct. 1). According to a press release obtained by Elite Daily, the prosecco-spiked milkshake (created in collaboration with NBC ) features a

Genetic Evidence Reveals Buried Viking Warrior Was Actually A Woman

Genetic Evidence Reveals Buried Viking Warrior Was Actually A Woman
In the 1880s, the body of a Viking warrior was dug up. Ever since, most have assumed that this military leader was a man. However, now equipped with DNA evidence, archeologists have concluded that this "high-status Viking warrior" was actually a woman. This new discovery could rewrite what we thought we knew about social organization, gender, status, and warfare in this ancient society. The recent study, published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, set out to confirm the sex

Watch Ellen DeGeneres brilliantly explain why she won’t have Trump on her show.

Watch Ellen DeGeneres brilliantly explain why she won’t have Trump on her show.
If you had a TV show, would you have President Donald Trump on as a guest? The question sparked an interesting exchange between former Fox News host Megyn Kelly and talk show trailblazer Ellen DeGeneres. Kelly went on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to chat about her upcoming NBC morning show, "Megyn Kelly Today," when the conversation (inevitably) turned to Trump. "Would you have him on your show?" DeGeneres asked Kelly, referring to the president. Kelly answered with an emphatic

You’re Gonna Want To Try The New LaCroix Flavor ASAP

You’re Gonna Want To Try The New LaCroix Flavor ASAP
Your excuse to drink a vodka soda on a Tuesday is here: LaCroix is coming out with a new flavor, and you're going to want to try it ASAP. Well. Okay. Full disclosure, the flavor isn't available for purchase just yet, but I'm not here to stomp on anyone's dreams. LaCroix sent out the new flavor to shareholders and told investors it's "ready to launch," so hopefully we'll be able to get our hands on it soon. Side note,