1. Jenny McCarthy's Son May Or May Not Have Autism, But Thanks To Her Anti-Vaccination Movement Thousands Of Kids Really Do Get Sick Every Year
A newly-resurfaced article from February of 2010 has re-ignited the controversy about whether or not Jenny McCarthy's son is autistic (the answer is probably maybe yes?) and, if so, if it was brought on by vaccinations given to him as an infant (definitely definitely no!). One thing we know for sure is that the anti-vaccination movement—for which Jenny McCarthy has made herself the public face—is responsible for the highest number of measel cases in decades and the worst whooping cough epidemic in 2/3rds of a century.
I just sold Jenny McCarthy a vile of dragon blood for $10,000.— Nick Youssef (@NickYoussef) January 4, 2014
2. Entire Midwest To Essentially Be Frozen Into One Solid Block Of Ice This Week
Temperatures are expected to drop to double-digit negative numbers this week through the Midwest. And, though the onslaught of Arctic air could lead to negative-20 degree weather in places like Chicago, with the wind chill it will likely wind up feeling more like negative-50. This could force many Midwest residents to wear both a winter coat and a hat while drinking on their front porches.