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Does Fairfield County have the best trick or treating?

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Apparently, somebody in Canadian academia wanted to find out where the best trick or treating in the states is. This is probably because the Great White North offers cut-rate brands that can’t compete the American institutions like, um, candy corn. In any case, The Atlantic reports that for the second year in a row, Lower […] [Read More]
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Budget flight aborted as tape on window comes loose

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European budget airline Ryanair made news again when pilots aborted a flight as tape around the edges of the cockpit windscreen came loose and began loudly flapping in the breeze. The Huffington Post cites British publications The Telegraph and The Sun: Anthony Neal, a passenger from Kent, told The Sun: “We were kept in the […] [Read More]
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The nation’s best fantasy baseball player is a … pig farmer?

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Meet Lindy Hinkelman, the nation’s best fantasy baseball player … and a pig farmer from Greencreek, Idaho. Yeah, you might want to read that last little bit again. A pig farmer. You would think that the National Fantasy Baseball Championship would be won by the next Billy Beane or Theo Epstein — or a professor […] [Read More]
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Halloween display thrills everyone (except the neighbors)

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With Halloween almost here, America’s front yards are filling up with inflatable ghosts, spray-on cobwebs, plastic graveyards and, of course, the traditional carved pumpkins. But it’s a good bet that few have the curb appeal of the Riverside, Calif., address of YouTube user KJ92508, who has turned his humble abode into a music-blaring, strobe-blasting, electric-bill-be-damned […] [Read More]
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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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