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Study: Gas pumps are the most germ-infested places in America

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Trying to avoid a cold this season? Count gas pumps, mailbox handles, ATM buttons, and escalator rails as things that you probably don’t want to touch. Microbiologist Dr. Charles Gerba at the University of Arizona just completed a study that pointed out some of the most germ-infested places in America. According to Dr. Gerba, nicknamed [...] [Read More]
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Man gets cut out of kiddie swing after friends leave him hanging

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ABOVE: A dramatic reenactment (well, not really) via Flickr/MelvinSchlubman Vallejo, Calif. authorities had to cut the world’s biggest — and oldest — baby out of a child’s swing at a local park this weekend. An unidentified 21-year-old man allegedly made a $100 bet with his friends that he could fit in a child’s swing at […] [Read More]
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TSA leaves freaky note in bag after finding sex toy

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“This is what TSA will do when they inspect a bag you checked and find a, um, ‘personal item,’” wrote Feministe blogger Jill Filipovic after Transportation Administration luggage screeners noticed a vibrator in her bag and decided to wish her well with that. “Get your freak on girl” is scribbled across the insert travelers find [...] [Read More]
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Video appears to show Gadhafi being sodomized after capture

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Thanks to an abundance of cell phones and videocameras, there’s no shortage of images of the capture and death of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi. But now a particularly gruesome one has surfaced that indicates the dictator may have been sodomized before being killed. The Global Post has an extremely graphic video on its site that [...] [Read More]
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NFL kicker makes an amazing tackle

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How good of a day was it for the Texans in their 41-7 rout of the Titans? Even Neil Rackers made a memorable tackle. Yes, the kicker. On a fourth-quarter kickoff return, the Titans’ Marc Mariani was blasted by the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Rackers with a beautiful tackle. Rackers immediately came up pumping his arms in [...] [Read More]
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NFL player goes below the belt against rival

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The Packers-Vikings rivalry is a heated one. Well, one Viking’s act on Sunday may have kicked it up a notch, so to speak. When he was on the ground after a field goal attempt, Vikings defensive end Brian Robinson intentionally kicked Packer T.J. Lang right in the crotch. Robinson was flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike [...] [Read More]
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Jennifer Lopez breaks down at Mohegan Sun

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ABOVE: Jennifer Lopez’s before her breakdown at Mohegan Sun MOHEGAN SUN — Jennifer Lopez, who recently went through a very public breakup with husband Marc Anthony reportedly had an emotional moment, crying before her audience before leaving the stage, wiping tears from her face. “I’m going to sing you the last song I wrote about […] [Read More]
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Streaker dressed as a ref incites bench-clearing brawl

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In one of the most amazing streaker moves you’ll ever see, a fan dressed in an official’s uniform ran into the middle of the field in the final seconds of the first half of the Arizona-UCLA nationally televised game on Thursday night. He actually blew the play dead before the snap, then took off down [...] [Read More]
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Video of Gadhafi, still alive, surrounded by rebels

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The last moments of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s life were apparently captured on a camera phone just before he was killed Thursday in his hometown of Sirte. The jerky, graphic footage, being broadcast on Al Jazeera, shows a bloodied and dazed man slumping against a truck, surrounded by cheering men with guns. The Associated Press [...] [Read More]
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Steve Jobs refused life-saving surgery, 60 Minutes says

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Steve Jobs refused a surgery that could have saved his life, his biographer said in a 60 Minutes interview. The Apple CEO died earlier this month after a long fight with pancreatic cancer. Some have speculated that Jobs could have lived longer had he sought the treatment of modern medicine, but this is the first time [...] [Read More]
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