Rob Carroll is a music and pop culture writer based in central Illinois. His work has appeared in several publications throughout the suburban Chicago area including the Northwest Herald and the Daily Chonicle. Rob also is a published author having produced two books chronicling the history of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field. In his free time, Rob enjoys collecting vinyl, live music, photography and trying (and failing) to keep up with his kids.
The Mysterious Reason Families Hang a Pickle on Their Christmas Tree
The story behind the pickle ornament tradition is as mysterious and unusual as the ornament itself.
Walmart Made an Awkward 23-Part Rom-Com to Make you Buy Stuff
Want that decoration in the proposal scene? Walmart is happy to show you where to get it.
Georgia Police Officer Dispatched To Remove Boy From Neighborhood Does This Instead
A police officer in Georgia responded to a caller who wanted a boy removed from their neighborhood. The officer chose to reward the young man instead.
Mama Mia! Nonprofit Sends Lasagna To Anyone, Anywhere At No Cost
Lasagna Love is making sure everyone has a chance to experience love, kindness and lasagna in their lives. They'll send lasagna to anyone, anywhere no questions asked.
Late Actor Credited For Rise in Popularity of First Name ‘Ryan’
Data shows a boom for the first name during a specific period.
Trader Joe’s Wants Your Suggestions for New Store Locations
Find out how you can suggest a location for a future store.
Police Officers Capture Elf on a Shelf Following ‘Scooter’ Joyride
The elf has since been returned to its shelf.
Did You Know Your Travel Mug’s Lid is Probably Full of Mold?
Your travel mug might be growing mold even if you're washing it every day.
How Jelly Roll Nearly Brawled With Rock Duo the Black Keys in Nashville
It allegedly started after Jelly Roll overheard their conversation.
Meta to Disconnect Key Facebook Messenger Feature For Some Users
How you're affected depends on how you use both Instagram and Facebook.
You Probably Don’t Know the Odd Meaning Behind Pepsi’s Name
It has nothing to do with drinking soda.
Honest Truth About Why Dogs Sniff Crotches and Steal Underwear
Humans may think it's weird, but the dog has a very good reason for being intrusive with its nose.