Oops of the Day: ‘People’ Accidentally Pubs Kirk Douglas Obit

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Unbeknownst to Kirk Douglas, "People Magazine" killed him this weekend.

No, Douglas is not dead, but the magazine gave everyone a scare on Sunday by posting his death notice a little bit early.

The publication had his pre-written obituary ready, as most news sites do with celebrities, but the article (dated Sept. 29, 2014) was not supposed to be live on the site.

With the headline "DO NOT PUB Kirk Douglas Dies," the post (which has since been removed) read:

"Kirk Douglas, one of the few genuine box-office names to emerge just as TV was overtaking American culture in the years right after World War II, died TK TK TK," the post reads, with his death date unknown.

Douglas will turn 98 this December, as long as we can keep him away from "People" in the meantime.

Interesting Person of the Day: Man Who Hasn't Bathed in 60 Years Smokes a Pipe of Animal Feces

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Amou Haji is an 80 year old man who has chosen to live a solitary, nomadic life in Southern Iran. He hasn't bathed in 60 years and smokes a pipe filled with animal feces. Haji believes "cleanliness brings him sickness," according to the Tehran Times.


Though his chosen lifestyle may seem a little off, including eating his favorite meal of dead, rotten porcupine, Haji may be happier than many who live that of a more conventional lifestyle. He says the lacking of material possession actually makes him happy.

Defying Gravity of the Day: People Walking on Water

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Well...kinda walking on water. With a special mixture of water and cornstarch, you can create what is referred to as a "non-Newtonian fluid," which is basically a fluid that doesn't act like how a fluid should act...get it? Anyways, fill a 2,100 gallon pool of this stuff, and you'll have people walking, crawling, and dancing all over it!