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.
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.
What You Need to Know Before Getting McDonald’s New Adult Happy Meals
Here's everything you need to know including the personalities of the new McNugget Buddies.
How Target is Banking on you Having Booze-less Holidays This Year
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Feds: Use This Thermostat Setting or it Will Cost You This Year
You'll want to remember this once you see the average cost to heat a home this winter.
Walmart Making Yet Another Massive Change You Might Actually Like
Walmart's latest effort might help you get stuff more quickly.
Wait, Is McDonald’s Really Dropping a Grimace Ugly Christmas Sweater?
McDonald's continues to find creative ways to keep people talking about the Grimace character.
15 Items You Shouldn’t Even Think About Trying to Return to Amazon
You might want to be extra careful before adding these items to your cart when buying on Amazon.
Meet the Adorable Cat Who Says ‘Hello’ to Unsuspecting Delivery Drivers
This delivery driver was not ready to meet the friendliest cat on the block.
Buckle Up: The Best Looking Police Patrol Cars In (Almost) Every State
While you might think police officer uniforms look nearly identical in every state, the cars they drive couldn't be more different from one another.
People Are Just Discovering This Super Secret Costco Pricing System
There are hidden Easter eggs in Costco's pricing signs. Here's what they all mean.
Bret Michaels Adopts ‘Heroic’ Shelter Dog That Was Named After Him
Poison's Bret Michaels got wind of the shelter dog after it made headlines following a rare medical procedure.
Meet the Newly Discovered Snail Named in Honor of Jimmy Buffett
Biologists were thinking about Jimmy Buffett and margaritas when they made the discovery.
30 Years Ago: Adam Sandler Releases Album ‘Too Filthy’ for ‘SNL’
'They're All Gonna Laugh at You!' featured far more adult-oriented humor than his onscreen fare.
Cheap Trick Still Hometown Heroes Amid Rockford Hard Rock Plans
Illinois town continues to embrace rockers with a fan trail and planned casino featuring Rick Nielsen's guitars.
Historic House From Original ‘Halloween’ Movie Lands on Market
The home is featured in the 1978 movie has being the residence of Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis.