Archive for April 2, 2013

The troubled starlet could just be kidding, but if she’s not, the timing isn’t great! Lohan faces a 90-day rehab stint in just a few weeks.

Lindsay Lohan tweeted on April Fools day "It's official. Pregnant"

Lindsay Lohan may just be pulling our legs with a tweet about being pregnant, but it sure shocked a few of her followers!

f Lindsay Lohan is trying to prank her followers, she might want to look into time zones. Long after the day of tomfoolery had ended (at least, on the East Coast), Lohan tweeted a message that had the jaws of scores of social networkers dropping.

“It’s official. Pregnant…” she wrote.Lohan, 26, only just started dating musician Avi Snow amid legal troubles and a looming 90-day lockdown rehabilitation stint, so if it isn’t a joke, it’s safe to say her baby news is nothing short of ill-timed.

With over 12,000 re-tweets of Lohan’s message, many people were certain the actress was pulling our legs.

“Nice try! #AprilFools” wrote one user.
“It’s still April 1st in California, whew!” wrote another.At least a few people were fooled and concerned.

“Heaven help us,” wrote another tweeter.

Chances are Lohan is just pulling our legs, but if so she isn’t the only one! Perhaps one of the oldest social media pranks in the book is when celebrities announce pregnancies, engagements and secret weddings.

“Jersey Shore” star Snooki also tweeted that she and fiance Jionni LaValle eloped, while “Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham announced she’s adopting a baby boy.

Antarctic sea ice Antarctic sea ice shows a small but significant expansion, in contrast to the trend seen in the Arctic

Climate change is expanding Antarctica’s sea ice, according to a scientific study in the journal Nature Geoscience.

The paradoxical phenomenon is thought to be caused by relatively cold plumes of fresh water derived from melting beneath the Antarctic ice shelves.

This melt water has a relatively low density, so it accumulates in the top layer of the ocean.

The cool surface waters then re-freeze more easily during Autumn and Winter.


Sexual activity among younger teens is rare, and those having sex at 10 or younger are usually victims of coercion, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

Among those born in the years from 1984 to 1993, only 1% of girls reported having sexual intercourse when they were 11 years old or younger, according to the research published online in Pediatrics. Only 2% of 12-year-olds and 5% of 13-year-olds reported having sexual intercourse.


Police stand near a mosque and school dormitory that were damaged by a fire in Yangon April 2, 2013. REUTERS-Soe Zeya Tun

The children, all boys, died of suffocation in the fire at a dormitory of a school next to a mosque in Yangon at about 2:40 a.m., neighbors and officials said.

“A total of 13 boys were killed in the fire caused by overheating of a transformer. They died of suffocation after inhaling too much smoke,” a Central Fire Service duty officer said.



A sport-utility vehicle found with the bodies of an MTV reality-show cast member and two others inside was stuck in a mud pit with its muffler below the surface, authorities said yesterday.

Buckwild cast member Shain Gandee, 21, his 48-year-old uncle, David Gandee, and 27-year-old Donald Robert Myers were found in the vehicle near Sissonville.

Kanawha County Sheriff’s Cpl. B.D. Humphreys said the 1984 Ford Bronco’s muffler was below the surface and that mud covered the passenger side. No foul play is expected.

Authorities refused to speculate on what happened, but if the muffler was submerged and the engine kept running, it’s possible the cabin of the vehicle could have filled with fatal carbon monoxide.


Mara Lavitt/New Haven Register, via Associated Press

Relatives and supporters of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims during a gun-control presentation in Hartford.

More than three months after the massacre of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., state legislative leaders announced on Monday that they had agreed on what they called the most far-reaching gun-legislation package in the country.

It would require new state-issued eligibility certificates for the purchase of any rifle, shotgun or ammunition; mandate that offenders convicted of any of more than 40 weapons offenses register with the state; require universal background checks for the sale of all firearms; and substantially expand the state’s existing ban on assault weapons.


U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) publicly announced his support for marriage rights for same-sex couples in a press release Monday.

The second-term Democrat had previously backed civil unions and LGBT rights legislation, including the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He also co-sponsored the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, but he had not voiced support for full marriage rights.