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Slater hater destroys Mario Lopez urinal tribute

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ABOVE: A now mullet-less A.C. Slater, aka Mario Lopez. Chicagoland police were summoned to a sports bar named “Mullets” after a presumably intoxicated patron destroyed a framed photograph of A.C. Slater from Saved By The Bell. The mullet was just too much. Slater, the Army Brat and school jock at Bayside, played by Mario Lopez […] [Read More]
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‘Prophet’ says DADT repeal killed birds

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With at least nine unexplained incidents of mass animal deaths occurring worldwide this year, birds dropping out of the sky have become almost a daily phenomenon. The Bay Area, however, has been mercifully free of strange bird kills. Or at least it had until Saturday. The bodies of more than 100 small birds, apparently the […] [Read More]
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Australia: Video puts the ‘flash’ in flash floods

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Australia has endured a deadly series of floods.
On Monday, a flash flood roared through Toowoomba, Queensland, leaving 10 dead and 78 missing.
This video shows just how quickly the water surged through Toowoomba, sweeping away cars as if they were cor… [Read More]
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Black market hooch: Four Loko trading on Craigslist

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In a recent example of gotcha-journalism at its finest, a New York television reporter from NBC New York hits the internet in search of Four Loko. The banned caffeine-laden malt beverage has become a cult obsession among the young and drunk — even inspiring DIY concoctions — but apparently, you needn’t go farther than the […] [Read More]
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Chevy Volt wins a round against Nissan Leaf

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The Chevy Volt isn’t an electric car, exactly. The Nissan Leaf is. Nevertheless, the General Motors car scored a victory today when it beat out the Leaf and the Hyundai Sonata to be voted the North American Car of the Year by automotive journalists at the Detroit auto show. The Volt is a plug-in hybrid […] [Read More]
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Map of the recent mass animal deaths

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I didn’t realize just how many bizarre cases of mass animal deaths have occurred in the past month, until I saw the custom Google Map shown above. Birds and fish have been dying en masse left and right, prompting many people to start talking about conspiracy theories or the apocalypse. Scientists, meanwhile, have been telling […] [Read More]
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Dude, where’s my house? Pittsburgh demos wrong guy’s house

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“This is not the way I wanted to start out my new year,” says Andre Hall in the understatement of the year — so far. Pittsburgh officials say contractors demolished the wrong house while Hall was away for the holidays. “Now all I got is an open lot. With nothing,” said Hall, standing in front […] [Read More]
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Homeless man’s ‘golden voice’ lands him job offers

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They say radio is just about dead — but apparently not for this homeless man, whose “golden voice” just changed his life. Ted Williams usually hung out, until recently, at the intersection of Interstate 71 and Hudson Street in Cleveland. That is, until a Columbus Dispatch videographer found him and made the video below. The […] [Read More]
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