Author: AJ WILLINGHAM, CNN

Most infamous balloon accidents from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

You know what the say, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is all fun and games until one of the balloons goes down. Since the parade started marching balloons around Manhattan in 1927, the massive floating figures have occasionally come untethered, blown clear away, or been punctured, stabbed, deflated and subjected to all sorts of ignominy.

Dogs have been in military since 600 BC

This week, President Donald Trump shared a declassified photo of a military working dog that was injured during the weekend raid that took down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria.

Fast food drive-thrus rated on speed

Time is a matter of perception, and a minute is never longer than when you're a) waiting to use the bathroom, or b) idling in a fast food drive-thru line.

Teens of TikTok take on school shootings

If you have a teen in your life, you know that TikTok is the platform du jour for them to create and share inexplicable, absurd and often downright hilarious pieces of content.

Tennessee teen's family demands justice after his suicide

Channing Smith, a 16-year-old from Manchester, Tennessee, took his own life on Sept. 23 after two classmates publicized screenshots of explicit text conversations he had with another young man. Now, the Smith family is demanding justice for the teen -- and in the process, they're raising awareness of the dangers of cyber bullying.

Google celebrates its birthday with a cryptic doodle

You'd be forgiven if today's Google doodle threw you off a little bit. Usually when you click on the little masterpieces, it takes you to a Google page full of info about whatever milestone or memory they're highlighting.

Researchers invent robotic fish

Oh, this guy? Don't mind him, he's just a normal fish, blending in with his normal fish friends. He's definitely not a robotic yellowfin tuna designed to mimic unique swimming movements.

Heinz teaches us how to pour ketchup correctly

Heinz ketchup was first introduced in 1876, which means we've endured almost 150 years of shaking, rattling, knife-poking and centrifuge in futile attempts to get that sweet tomato nectar out of the darn bottle.

Disney donating more than $1 million to Bahamas

The Walt Disney Company is donating more than $1 million to the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The donation has been led by the Disney Cruise line, which has several ties to the area.