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3 hrs ago | Newberry Observer

Mother-daughter give back to community as playwrights9:07 am | 0

Buffy Summer, seen here in the Newberry Community Players 35th anniversary production, teamed up with her mother, Sue, to write the script for the Players' August 2014 production.


Related Topix: Newberry County, SC, Newberry, SC, Newberry College

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Why do people believe we only use 10 percent of our brains?

You've probably heard the popular claim that humans only tap into about 10 percent of their brainpower.


Related Topix: Medicine, Neurology

WPTV Local News

Video: Do we only use 10 percent of our brains?

Neurologists have debunked that urban legend countless times in the past, with many calling it a laughable and completely false myth.


Related Topix: Medicine, Neurology

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Ablations: Film Review

Denis Menochet and Virginie Ledoyen star in this genre-bender from writer Benoit Delepine and director Arnold de Parscau.


Related Topix: Virginie Ledoyen, Lynch, KY, Entertainment

Teen Screams Still Relevant in Popular Culture Today

Remember when mom & dad has to sign the back of a ticket stub to allow you to enter a Rated-R movie? Those were the days.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream, Short, Scream 2, Wes Craven, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Pop/Rock, Hot Chicks

Tue Jul 15, 2014

KickstArt's got eye on pie with musical

HOT off the heels of their successful run of the Broadway hit musical Annie, the Durban theatre company KickstArt present Stephen Sondheim's musical thriller, Sweeney Todd.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Horror Movies, Sweeney Todd, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Classical, Stephen Sondheim

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Toledo Blade

Slender Man casts long shadow

In early June, two 12-year-old girls in Waukesha, Wis., were charged with attempted murder in the attack of a third girl, a classmate whom they had invited for a sleepover.


Related Topix: Waukesha, WI

Thu Jul 10, 2014

New Urban Legends


"Jimmies" is the Boston/New England word for "chocolate sprinkles." Ask any ice cream vendor for jimmies on your sundae, and so long as you're within a radius of Boston, chances are he'll understand you.


Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, World News, United Kingdom, Lincolnshire County, England, Just Born

Wed Jul 09, 2014

USA Today

Not an urban legend: Cities are hotter, and we know why

Not an urban legend: Cities are hotter, and we know why Scientists, for the first time, have a clearer picture of what causes the "urban heat island" effect.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave


The Five Days of Meat 2014: A Brief History of Spam, an American Meat Icon

Spam - the square-shaped mash-up of pork, water, salt, potato starch, sugar, and sodium nitrate - recently celebrated its 77th anniversary of being alternately maligned, celebrated, musicalized, or the subject of urban legend .


Related Topix: Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Facebook messages, tags from dead girlfriend driving boyfriend insane

There are often many reports of people passing away and then others being contacted by them from the "other side."


Mon Jul 07, 2014

Business Wire

Hostess Announces the Return of Chocodilea Twinkies

With production and distribution in the past limited to the West Coast, Chocodiles developed a cult-like following, appearing on unsanctioned social media pages and auction sites, with reports of the rare chocolate covered Twinkie selling for upwards of $30 for a box.


Related Topix: Recipes

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Advertising Age

'Dear Rich Bastard'? How to Keep Humanity in Your Personalization Strategy

As we move further in wielding the power of personalization in marketing, let's always remember the inherent risk.


Related Topix: Marketing

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Toronto Fringe Festival Presents Tarrare: a Story of Hunger, Begins Today

Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Liam Volke's TARRARE: A STORY OF HUNGER recounts the real life exploits of France's most notorious glutton.


Related Topix: 9

Psychology Today

Time To Give Up The Hunt For Jimmy Hoffa?

When I started working as a reporter at the Las Vegas Sun in 1993, one of the first things I learned was the urban legend about where Jimmy Hoffa's body might be.


Related Topix: Detroit, MI

Sat Jun 28, 2014


Amelia Earhart Flying Around the World Now

The story of Amelia Earhart's ill-fated 1937 solo flight around the world is the stuff of legend, including urban legend.