"In Orbit" is a performance art display at the Boiler gallery in New York City.
Artists Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder are spending ten days inside their spinning house (one inside and one outside), which resembles a giant wooden hamster wheel (video below).
According to Pierogi2000.com, the men will be living in unusual house until March 9, but the spinning wheel home will be on display until April 5th.
IO9.com notes the artists have to coordinate their movements to access any of the furniture, which is attached to the wheel.
They are trying to show the social effects of architecture.
Americans love their flat-screen TVs and have been known to fight each other for the gadgets on Black Friday.
A couple in St. Paul, Minn. recently took their flat-screen TV love to a new level.
The unidentified couple were hospitalized on Sunday after they tried to rescue their precious flat-screen TV from their burning basement apartment, notes TwinCities.com.
Firefighters saw the couple “disconnecting the wires to his flat-screen while the room was filling with smoke,” St. Paul Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard told the Star Tribune. “They forced them both to the door to get them to safety.”
The couple did survive and were taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.
"They were doing the wrong thing," added Fire Marshal Zaccard. "If you can't fight the fire, get out and call the fire department. Don't grab your belongings... They can be replaced. Your life can't be."
Firefighters did put the fire out, but no word on whether the TV was saved.
TV reporter Steve Keeley was reporting live on a winter storm from Woodstown, N.J. this morning when a snow plow covered him with snow.
Keeley had his back to several oncoming snow plows when one picked up enough snow to almost knock him down, noted Keeley's Philadelphia station Fox 29 (video below).
Kelley, who was uninjured, took a batch of snow from another plow while a co-worker off-camera yelled, "Steve!" reports Mediaite.com.
Keeley, who was 20 feet from the road, later told the Good Day Philadelphia morning show, "You know I've spent my whole time here, ever since the invention of YouTube, I have done everything I could to avoid being a YouTube star, and I think that hit will be on YouTube."
The driver of the snowplow reportedly called Fox 29 to apologize and said he didn't see Keeley.
Sources: Fox 29 and Mediaite.com
Chef Keith Guerke appeared on five morning TV shows in Wisconsin and Illinois after Thanksgiving last year to promote his (fake) new cookbook.
Chef Keith took old leftovers from Thanksgiving dinners and mixed them up in a blender and made a horrible grayish smoothie-type drink (video below).
Local news hosts, who drank these gross concoctions on camera, were unaware that Chef Keith was not a chef, but rather prankster Nick Prueher, notes Deadspin.com.
"I am self-taught. I did not go to culinary school," Prueher told a local reporter. "I'm kinda unconventional."
Prueher asked a female reporter to make boom box noises so he could rap about his distasteful leftover dishes.
In reality, Prueher is a co-creator of the "Found Footage Festival," which begins touring this week with "odd and hilarious found videos."
Prueher said it was easy to get on local morning shows in the Midwest because they are all desperate for holiday programming.
Hundreds of people joined a naked swim on Sunday in Sydney, Australia to try to set a new world's record for the largest nude ocean swim.
The second annual "Sydney Skinny" at Cobblers Beach in the Sydney Harbor National Park was originally created to promote "greater self-acceptance" and "to throw aside concerns of body image, to connect with nature and celebrate living with more courage and kindness," event creator Nigel Marsh told The Independent.
The Sydney Skinny also raises money for Australia's National Parks and Wildlife Projects.
More than 700 people entered the Tasman Sea to cool down from the brutal record setting heat in Australia (which U.S. climate deniers never mention), noted the Daily Mail.
The first Sydney Skinny was attended by 750 people last year, but there is not a specific count for yesterday's swim yet.
Some swimmers proudly wrote messages on their behinds, while some shy folks took off their towels at the very last moment.
A Pizza Hut in Kermit, W.Va. was recently shut down by health officials after an in-store surveillance video showed the restaurant's district manager urinating in the sink.
The unidentified manager takes at least two breaks on the video (below) to urinate in a sink in the kitchen, notes CBS Pittsburgh.
Pizza Hut said in a statement: "First of all, we are embarrassed by the actions of this individual. Pizza Hut has zero tolerance for violations of our operating standards, and the local owner of the restaurant took immediate action and terminated the employee involved."
The incident happened a few weeks ago, and Pizza Hut says it was after business hours.
The eatery has been closed down due to "conditions within the establishment constituting a substantial hazard to the public health," says a sign on the door.
"It's something you hope to never have to deal with but we take it seriously," Brett Vance, of the Mingo County Health Department, told 13 News. "They're closed until we do a thorough cleaning on the place and have the reassurance there are safeguards in place."
Wisconsin National Guard member Sgt. Luis Jimenez has been suspended for defending a fellow guard member who posted a photograph online that showed soldiers clowning around an empty flag-draped casket.
"He has been suspended from his duties as a funeral honors team member until the investigation is complete," spokesman Maj. Paul Rickert told the Associated Press.
Sgt. Jimenez defended Spc. Terry Harrison who originally posted the photo on Instagram and was suspended.
Sgt. Jimenez was Spc. Harrison's supervisor in the 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, based in Madison, Wis.
The picture was taken at an Arkansas National Guard training facility.
According to CBS News, the photo included a caption that read, "We put the FUN in funeral — your fearless honor guard from various states."
The picture and caption caused a fury on the National Guard's Facebook page. Spc. Harrison has received death threats.
"She isn't disrespecting anyone," Sgt. Jimenez wrote on Facebook. "It's actually a selfless commitment she has made. These practice sessions are very long. It's good to let loose a little. When your job constantly asked you to be serious. And no there's no one in the casket."
Gen. Frank Grass, head of the National Guard, ordered an investigation into the "disgraceful incident."
"This image is in very poor taste and clearly does not represent the values of the National Guard," Gen. Grass said in a statement. "I am confident the Army National Guard will quickly resolve this matter and take swift and appropriate action. Funeral duties are sacred and America's fallen deserve nothing less than our deepest respect."
A woman in Chesnee, S.C. recently called 911 because her husband asked her to "hook up with his sisters."
The 58-year-old wife told a Spartanburg County deputy last Thursday that she and her 72-year-old husband have "had some sex problems for the past two years," reports Click Orlando.
According to the police report, the woman told the deputy that she “wants her sister-in-laws to stop coming to her residence,” noted The Smoking Gun.
The deputy then explained South Carolina's "no-trespass law" to the worried woman.