The history of "Wagon Wheel"; the scariest theme park ride ever; and the hands-free Whopper holder

Posted by PATRICK DONOHUE on May 31, 2013 

Sequestration has claimed yet another Beaufort-area tradition. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is cancelling its annual July 4th celebration. You'll recall budget cuts forced the cancellation of this year's air show at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort earlier this year. 

How seriously does Texas takes it BBQ? A man there was sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing a rack of ribs. 

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are out as "American Idol" judges.

The Los Angeles Times has a story about Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's new movie, "The Internship" and how much control Google had over how its brand and corporate culture was portrayed on film.

Rolling Stone has a story on the history of "Wagon Wheel."

Ben Folds Five's new live record is streaming online.

A chart to help you keep track of how many times Will Smith and his family have helped save the world.

A case for watching CBS's new cooking competition show, "The American Baking Competition."

Burger King's hands-free Whopper holder feels like a joke -- but it isn't.

Is there genetically-modified wheat in the White House garden? A nation holds its breath.

The New York Times Magazine has a lengthy profile on former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell.

A 17-year-old girl is suing United Airlines for allegedly doing nothing to stop a fellow passenger from pleasuring himself beneath a blanket near where she the girl was seated.

A Pittsburgh bar is banning Sam Adams and an assortment of other beers made in Beantown until the conclusion of the Eastern Conference Finals between its hometown Penguins and the Boston Bruins.

Cool Material has a collection of the world's coolest business cards.

Esquire makes a case for why "Game of Thrones" is a better television show than series of books

Information you'll never need in South Carolina but is still fun: How to survive an encounter with a grizzly bear.

Don't know why I'm just seeing this now but check out this local TV news clip of director Kevin Smith protesting "Dogma." A movie he made. 

The scariest thing you'll see all day: a 40-story open-air swing ride at a Six Flags theme Park in Texas

 

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