'American Idol' has been introducing us to stars for over a decade. Some of the winners from the reality competition, now airing its final season, have been more successful than others, but winning is not necessarily required to reach super-stardom. In fact, when looking at album sales from American Idol alumni, two of the top five did not win the seasons on which they appeared. Here are five former 'American Idol' contestants that did not win, but have still achieved massive success following their appearances on the show.
People eat bizarre things. Just watch the Travel Channel, which has run features on all sorts of weird food items, like cobra wine, fish eyes and cooked bat. Most times, the foods we find really off-the-wall are prepared in foreign countries, but here's one popular in certain areas of the United States. The brain sandwich.
Valentine's Day comes around every year, and whether you get really excited about the holiday, or absolutely loathe the holiday, usually depends on whether or not you have a significant other on February 14. Sometimes relationships end for very good reasons, sometimes they end for very bad reasons, and sometimes they end for totally absurd reasons! Dr. LeslieBeth Wish is an award-winning, nationally honored psychotherapist and author of the research-based book, Smart Relationships: How Successful Women Can Find True Love. She took some time to answer a few questions regarding relationship "deal breakers," ranging from the serious to the laughable.
The Super Bowl is Sunday. It's the one time of the year when you actually want to watch commercials on TV. Some people even DVR them. A record amount of money is being spent by advertisers for this year's game, according to Advertising Age. Here are a few fun facts about Super Bowl commercials that might surprise you.
An interesting story was trending on Facebook last summer about the "Lizard Man" that supposedly lives in Bishopville, South Carolina. I had never heard of the Lizard Man. I have heard about reptile men, the Moth Man, chupacabras, and of course, Momo, the Missouri Monster.
There are a lot of strange places in America, and there are a lot of weird town names. Maybe you've heard of Intercourse, Pennsylvania? What about Santa Claus, Indiana, Hell, Michigan or Friendly, West Virginia? Every state has at least a handful of town names that raise eyebrows. Here are a few crazy town names from Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.
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