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Deer crashes lunch at bar-restaurant in Georgia

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Even animals can’t escape the irresistible lure of tacos, no, brews and buffalo wings. A deer crashed into a Taco Mac near Atlanta a few days ago, shocking customers as it broke windows and jumped around the restaurant, which was full of football fans eating late lunch and watching games, station WYFF reported. The poor [...] [Read More]
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Surfer sets world record by riding 90 foot wave

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Thrill seekers, your mark has been set. Garrett McNamara logged a new world record, riding a towering 90 foot wave in beautiful Nazare, Portugal this week. According to his personal website, McNamara had dedicated his life to finding — and riding — the biggest waves in the world. I think we can all agree that [...] [Read More]
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Occupy Wall Street spurs Wal-Mart banking boom

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A few days after Bank Transfer Day, a movement to get customers to close accounts at America’s largest financial institutions, the New York Times wrote that consumer distaste for big banks has them turning to big box store Wal-Mart. Yes, Wal-Mart is a beneficiary of the anti-corporation, anti-commodification Occupy Wall Street movement. Wal-Mart is not [...] [Read More]
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Matt Millen cries on ESPN while discussing Penn State scandal

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The disturbing allegations that former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky molested and raped young boys for years — while the higher ups at Penn State knew and did nothing — has the potential to become the worst sports scandal in history. In a rare unscripted moment on ESPN, former Penn State player and Second Mile [...] [Read More]
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6,000 copies of Call of Duty: MW3 video game stolen from hijacked truck

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The uproar over the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 video game just got crazier. Just look at the long lines in front of video game retailer Game stop, the trending topic on twitter, and the news of a truck hijacking and robbery in France. From DVice: How coveted is Activision’s Call of Duty: [...] [Read More]
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In wake of scandal, Penn State preps for Joe Paterno’s departure

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In a year full of scandal in the NCAA, everything pales in comparison to the horrifying child abuse charges leveled against former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky. And, as the terrible details have unfolded endlessly in the media this week, the backlash against head coaching legend Joe Paterno — who knew of the sex abuse allegations [...] [Read More]

Boughton tweet: ‘Who is with me’ on classaction suit?

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is once again venting his frustration with Connecticut Light & Power. Sunday and Monday, the mayor has taken to Twitter to lash out at CL&P executives , using the hashtag “#classaction.” At 7:45 a.m., Monday, Boughton – who’s been tweeting feverishly since the Oct. 29 snowstorm - posted, “#classaction”. Two minutes later, he sent a tweet […] [Read More]
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MMA fighters foil robbery attempt

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Luis Rosales picked the wrong time to try to rob a hotel clerk. He made his robbery attempt and tried to escape as two mixed martial arts fighters were entering the Comfort Inn in Los Angeles. They subdued Rosales and held him until the police arrived. Brent Alvarez and Billy Denney were in town from [...] [Read More]
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Zoo to split up ‘gay’ Canadian penguins

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Zookeepers in Toronto, while “fascinated” by male African penguins who appear to be a couple, even displaying signs of mating rituals, plan on splitting up the pair for the sake of captive breeding. In case you are getting this confused with an episode of Parks and Recreation, you aren’t, this is real life: Toronto Star: [...] [Read More]
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John Lennon’s tooth sold at auction for $31,200

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One of John Lennon’s molars was sold to a Canadian dentist for $31,200 at auction this weekend, according to CNN. From the story: Michael Zuk, a Canadian dentist, is claiming responsibility for the winning bid. Omega Auction House, which sold the tooth, did not immediately respond to requests for comment Saturday. Lennon gave the tooth [...] [Read More]
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