A new book claims to have solved the infamous case of Jack the Ripper, believed to have brutally killed at least five women in London in the late 1880s.
A shawl thought to belong to one of the victims, Catherine Eddows, was found to not only have her DNA, but the DNA of one of the prime suspects, according to Naming Jack the Ripper (Globe Pequot Press), by Russell Edwards.
The perp, according to Edwards, was hairdresser Aaron Kosminski, a Polish immigrant who died a decade later in an insane asylum.
Reportedly, some people saw a satirical headline that "Actress Betty White, 62, dyes naturally in her Los Angeles home," and thought the beloved funny lady was dead.
No, it wasn't a misspelling. It was a wry reference to hair color.
The first paragraph "confirms" the rumor: "Betty White, best known for her roles on TVs The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland, is not a natural blonde."
If the biggest critter on the shrimp chart, "extra colossal," is 10 to a pound, a Florida man photographed one that could be called hyper-uber-super-stupendo colossal.
The photographs, posted on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Facebook page, exaggerate its size even further, because the crustacean is dangling closer to the camera than the hand it dwarfs.
"Steve Bargeron was fishing from a dock in Fort Pierce as he watched a fellow fisherman pull this creature out of the water. Steve said the massive thing was about 18 inches long and striking its own tail, so he grabbed it by its back like a lobster," according to the commission's post.
Nick Vadala, Philly.com
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell was at Warner Elementary School in Wilmington Thursday morning to announce a new initiative that aims to support the state's disadvantaged students. But you'd never know that by the tweet he sent out about the event earlier in the day:
That, ladies and gentlemen, is a photo of Darja, aka Precious Little, an Estonian model and avid Instagram user under the handle "PreciousLittleModel" — the account where the photo originated. Darja initially posted the photo in December 2010, and since then it somehow got onto our timelines.
We were previously sent photos of $2 bills supposedly thrown by Jay Z during Steve Aoki's performance Saturday night at the Made in America concert in Philadelphia.
We were also sent photos of Jay Z, off stage, standing at crowd level, supposedly before he threw $2 bills into the air several times.
Now, we finally have a photo of HOV himself hurling some double-dollars out over the audience.
The man accused was found not responsible (in all three cases) when brought before the Columbia disciplinary panel, leaving Sulkowicz, the other two victims, and thousands of victims who have faced the same red tape and frustrations regarding sexual assault cases reeling yet again from the lack of response and general mismanaging of situations just like this nationwide.
At a time when even public figures like CeeLo Green still feel entirely comfortable with (and entitled to) spouting truly terrible comments about rape, it's not hard to see why the call for action is getting increasingly louder.
Layla A. Jones, philly.com
Tuesday night’s airing of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" was an episode of epic musical proportions.
Fallon and guest Adam Levine played a game called “Wheel of Musical Impressions,” when the singer stopped by to talk about the upcoming season of “The Voice.” At the press of a button, the “musical impressions generator” generated a random iconic singer and a random song title.
Levine got to exercise his own voice with a surprisingly brilliant rendition of the “Sesame Street” theme song as sung by Michael Jackson, among other entertaining imitations.
Layla A. Jones, philly.com
Following his no-contest plea in a court case claiming he supplied a woman with ecstasy, CeeLo Green dragged himself into more controversy with a series of bizarre tweets about rape.
The woman said she was eating with Green and doesn’t remember the period between that meal and waking up naked in the singer’s bed. Green has a rebuttal to this claim. One tweet in a series that has since been deleted said, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”