1940s 'Safe Spaces': The Man Who Tried to Save His Students From Internment

Berkeley’s Daily Gazette didn’t publish Sunday editions. So on Monday, December 8, 1941, area residents found something interesting in their newspapers. For the first time in years, the Gazette offered an extra section — one detailing the enormity of what had happened the day before: Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. One of the readers was University […]

A 69-year-old Dutch man just tried to legally subtract 20 years from his age — but the court said no way

Courtesy of Emile Ratelband Emile Ratelband just asked a Dutch court to let him shave 20 years off his legal age.  Ratelband argued that he should be able to have an age that’s as young as he feels. But he doesn’t think the privilege should extend to people who feel older than their age. The […]

Mexico to deport 500 migrants who tried to ‘violently’ force their way into US

After US border guards used tear gas to repel a group of migrants who tried to break through from Mexico at a closed crossing, Mexico is saying it will deport 500 of those involved in the chaotic incident. Mexican authorities told the press that they will be deporting 500 people involved in a demonstration which […]

I tried KFC’s 3 new chicken and waffle dishes, and there was a clear winner

Anay Katyal/INSIDER On November 12, KFC added three new meals made with chicken and waffles to its menu. The available options are chicken tenders, fried chicken, and a sandwich with Belgian Liège-style waffle buns, along with a side of Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup.  The fried chicken and chicken tenders remain the same as the fast-food’s other chicken menu […]

'Fantasy gone wild’ – Moscow sighs as Bellingcat claims FSB tried to influence UK visa process

Claims by “investigative” website Bellingcat that the FSB pressured a UK visa center to facilitate the issuance of travel permits to the alleged Skripal poisoners is a self-exposing joke, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. “Great! There are certainly no limits to the imagination of our partners,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook, commenting […]

I’ve tried every single iPhone currently available — here’s my ranking of the 7 iPhones you can buy right now (AAPL)

Edgar Su/Reuters If you want to buy an iPhone right now, you have seven different options to choose from.  From the brand-new, futuristic iPhone XS to the old-but-good iPhone 7, the current iPhone lineup has a range of devices and price points.  At this point, I’ve tried all seven of Apple’s current iPhones. And although […]

I tried smiling at everyone all day — here’s how it affected my outlook on life

Sjale / Shutterstock Scientific research suggests smiling can boost your mood. It might not even have to be genuine to have an impact on how you feel. I tried smiling all day to see if I felt any more optimistic. Fake smiles might help with a stressful situation, but otherwise, I wasn’t convinced. To get […]

The suspected gunman accused of fatally shooting 2 people at a Kroger grocery store reportedly tried to enter a black church minutes earlier

The suspected gunman accused of killing two black people at a Kroger supermarket in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, on Wednesday attempted to enter a predominantly black church minutes before the attack. Surveillance video at the nearby First Baptist Church showed Gregory Bush, a 51-year-old white man from nearby Louisville, unsuccessfully trying to pry open the church’s front […]