Betty White made it through what was a seemingly bad year for celebrities in 2016, and on Jan. 17 turned 95. The legendary actress and comedian is probably best known for her role on the TV series "Golden Girls," but has starred in countless show and movies throughout her long life. Here are five facts about the Hollywood darling that may surprise you.
Following controversy, Vatican McDonald's feeds the homeless
When McDonald's opened just steps from the Vatican on Dec. 30, not everyone welcomed the golden arches so close to the pope's home. But the fast-food joint decided to take up one of Pope Francis's principle's, according to Reuters, and feed the hungry on Monday.
Watch this Godzilla-like gator stroll through a Florida nature center
It wasn't just another day in Florida. A woman captured a giant gator on video at the Polk Nature Discovery Center in Lakeland, Florida, which she posted on Facebook Sunday, according to ABC 13. The video has since gone viral of the creature, which has been compared to a dinosaur or Godzilla.
10 weird laws from around the world that you won't believe are real
From drug regulations to huge fines, there are plenty of laws that not everyone agrees with, but there are some on the books that are simply strange. Here are 10 weird laws from around the world — from a ban on sex toys in one U.S. state to rules against feeding the homeless — that are actually real.
WATCH: Nintendo's 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' official trailer
The long-awaited official trailer for "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is finally here. One of Nintendo's most popular game franchises is set to release their latest title on March 3, 2017 along with the Nintendo Switch portable game system. To get your hands on this new system and "The Legend of Zelda," you need to put in your preorders now. The Nintendo Switch gaming system will set you back $300, while "The Legend of Zelda" game will be $60.
Viral video of Philly cop fighting with teen girl under investigation
Authorities are investigating a video posted to social media Monday that shows a Philadelphia police officer throwing punches at a teen girl after a brawl broke out in the streets in Southwest Philly. A large group teens – at least 15 seen on one of the videos – were fighting at 54th Street and Springfield Avenue Monday afternoon, 6ABC reported. While police attempted to break up the altercation, an officer and a young woman moved away from the crowd. A video posted to Instagram shows the officer grabbing the teen by the shoulder and pushing her away. The teen, in a black-and-white striped tank top and black pants, yells at the officer, and pushes her arms away. The camera briefly pans away; when it returns to the two women, the officer is flipping the young girl onto the ground, sits on her and repeatedly strikes her in the face. When a group of people rush over, the officer is seen lifting the girl by her hair. Warning: this video contains explicit language.
Watch the Empire State Building light up to Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'
One of Christmas' most popular songs and one of New York's most iconic landmarks are teaming up this holiday season. The Empire State Building 2016 light show just kicked off with Mariah Carey's classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You."
WATCH: NYPD officer talking about dog he rescued and adopted will warm your heart
An NYPD officer on his usual patrol ended up gaining a new best friend when he helped rescue a pit bull puppy on Sept. 30. Officer Joshua Sailor of the 113th Precinct was among a group that found an 8-month-old female pit bull in an abandoned building near Farmers Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. “She had a huge chain wrapped around her neck that was holding her to the door,” Sailor said in a video released by the NYPD on Monday. The dog was emaciated to the point where the oficer “could see...
WATCH: Ridiculously cute lion cub needs a name
This is not a drill. I repeat. This is not a drill. This 5-week-old adorable pat of butter needs a name. The lion cub lives at Fresno Chaffee Zoo in California in an enclosure he shares with his mom, Kiki. He was born on Oct. 11 and is the only surviving cub in a litter of three. He is the first lion cub born at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo since 1968, according to The Fresno Bee. Zoo visitors can buy a $1 wooden token with their favorite name on it and put it in the ballot box near the lion...
SEE IT: Whale sightings confirmed in New York Harbor
The Coast Guard is warning boaters in New York Harbor to be on watch after several whale were spotted. The first report of a whale near the Statue of Liberty came in about 8 a.m. on Thursday. All the sightings have been between the Staten Island Ferry's St. George and Whitehall terminals, according to reports. "We have seen several reports and we consider them reliable," Charles Rowe, a Coast Guard spokesman, told Patch. Daniel Gallagher (@dgallagher105) uploaded two videos of the whale on...
Witness anti-Trump protests cause mayhem in Manhattan
Thousands took to the streets Wednesday night in Manhattan. Traffic was unbelievably disrupted due to the massive number of people who took to the streets to express their anger, disbelief and in some cases, fear. Protests started in various locations like Union Square and Columbus Circle culminating as many groups merged into one mass outside Trump Tower. Metro reporter Amanda Mikelberg told us that people were climbing on scaffolding, street lights and signs as women screamed "my body, my...
Watch as kitten left for dead for being 'too ugly' teaches us about prejudice and love
A cat with a deformity, now named Romeo, found love after being left for dead in southeastern Spain despite being “too ugly.” His siblings were already taken to homes, but Romeo was left behind. At least until director and co-founder of Santuario Compasión Animal Laura Llácer crossed paths with the stray kitten. On Oct. 13, the sanctuary posted a video welcoming Romeo and announcing his new home. The translated message reads: “We were told nobody wanted him because he is ugly. But to us, Romeo...
Debate live stream: third and final presidential debate of 2016
The third presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will take place today in Las Vegas. The live stream will begin at 9 p.m. ET. RELATED: Clinton vs. Trump: What to look for in the final presidential debate Visit our social media dashboard to find out what people are talking about during the debate in real time.