Kaipo Pomaikai wasn't feeling so lucky when he was struck in the head by a fast-moving volleyball at his grandson's high school match. To make matters worse, when Kaiko Pomaikia was driving home from the game he started losing vision in his left eye. So Pomaikia went to the hospital, and that's when the story took quite a serendipitous turn.
In 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,' the film adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl children's novel 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory,' five kids win a "Golden Ticket" that allows them to tour Willy Wonka's wondrous chocolate factory.
The five young actors who played the Golden Ticket winners each turned in memorable performances as the proverbial kids in the candy store. None of the actors were particularly well-known when the film came out in 1971, and for most of them 'Charlie & Chocolate Factory' represents the pinnacle of their acting career. See what each Golden Ticket winner is up to these days.
It is a given that college graduates make more money. In fact, according to a new OECD study the average college graduate in America earns over $20,000 a year more than their counterparts without a degree, making the United States one of the best countries in the world to have completed college.
But it turns out there are even more benefits to college.
In the '80s classic 'Adventures in Babysitting,' Elisabeth Shue's 17-year-old character agrees to watch her neighbors' kids after her date stands her up. What seems like a simple enough gig quickly descends into a madcap journey into downtown Chicago for the sitter and her suburban charges. The action-adventure-comedy was a hit when it came out in 1987, and there have long been rumors of a remake, with Raven-Symoné and Miley Cyrus each being tied to the project at some point.
Every child in the United States is entitled to a free public school education. However, according to a new survey from Gallup of 1012 adults, public schools rate lowest among all the education options children have.
There aren't too many times that a NFL team will attempt a 63-yard field goal, since missing the difficult kick will result in great field position for the opposing team.
But with only seconds left in the first half in their game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers didn't have to worry about that when they sent kicker David Akers out to try what would tie the record for the longest kick in league history.
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