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Cute, cuddly otters rampage in Florida (video)

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Just a few weeks ago, California Academy of Sciences shark attack expert John McCosker was talking to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Peter Fimrite about ferocious sea predators. Q: Why are great whites so misunderstood? Do you think they will ever be loved and valued as much as, say, the sea otter? A: White sharks are [...] [Read More]
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Female passenger subjected to patdown after her sanitary napkin showed up on body scanner

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There’s no doubt the TSA pat-downs are controversial. Detractors claim the touching is a violation of privacy and can, in some cases, border on sexual assault, while proponents say the pat downs are necessary to keep travelers safe(r). While I am all for the searches — and/or the body scans — this story out of [...] [Read More]
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Boise State fans rally to Kyle Brotzman’s defense

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Boise is a city that knows something about sheltering goats. Bill Buckner, whose family was shamefully hassled by Red Sox fans for years after his 1986 World Series error, retired there, about as far from Boston and major-league baseball as he could get. Now the Idaho city has its own Rocky Mountain goat — kicker [...] [Read More]
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Video: Leslie Nielsen 1926-2010

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“Don’t call me Shirley.”

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Hallelujah! A food court flash mob

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Know that scene in a musical when everyone in a crowd of strangers suddenly stops what they’re doing and bursts into song? Can you imagine that ever happening in real life? The folks at Alphabet Photography in Niagara Falls, Canada, apparently could — and they organized a little surprise for diners in the food court [...] [Read More]
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Snakes can fly, and here’s how

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I’m happy to report the world just got a little more terrifying. Researchers at Virginia Tech recently discovered how the arboreal snakes of Asia to glide through the air from one tree to another, appearing to fly. I, on the other hand, recently discovered there are flying snakes. It happened about 15 minutes ago, when [...] [Read More]
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Voting can be sexy, Spanish ad shows (video)

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Americans don’t vote at the level of Europeans. Maybe it’s the advertising. Consider this get-out-the-vote commercial from the Socialist party in Spain’s Catalan region, picked up by collegehumor.com. It shows a woman getting all hot and bothered about next Sunday’s elections for parliament, complete with a climactic call to “Vota!” Maybe the fact that European [...] [Read More]
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News anchors throw on-air tantrum

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After a fail like that, I’d probably lose my cool too. Anchors on a WGN morning show in Chicago flipped out after missing an anticipated bridge implosion, which they had been watching via a camera feed for minutes. The Huffington Post reports that as soon as the show cut the bridge feed to go to [...] [Read More]

Steven Slater, don’t quit your day job. Oh, wait…

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Apparently, the dude who quit his job as a JetBlue flight attendant by telling a passenger to f-off, stealing a couple of beers and exiting via the jet’s emergency slide, is back. Stephen Slater’s trying to grab the spotlight once again in an even more pathetic call for attention: He’s rapping. Poorly. (Actually, it’s an [...] [Read More]
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Steven Slater, don’t quit your day job. Oh, wait…

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Apparently, the dude who quit his job as a JetBlue flight attendant by telling a passenger to f-off, stealing a couple of beers and exiting via the jet’s emergency slide, is back. Stephen Slater’s trying to grab the spotlight once again in an even more pathetic call for attention: He’s rapping. Poorly. (Actually, it’s an [...] [Read More]
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