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Do you deserve to die? These posters think you do

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UPDATE: The mystery has been revealed. Today’s TMJ4 reports the advertising firm behind the campaign is Laughlin/Constable based out of New York, Chichago and Milwaukee who created the ads for the Lung Cancer Alliance located in Washington, D.C. The non-profit organization wanted a campaign that would demand attention and they sure got it. The countdown [...] [Read More]
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Man in Elmo suit arrested after anti-semitic rant

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A man in an off-brand Elmo costume had to be taken from New York City’s Central Park after launching into an obscenity-filled rant, according to the Gothamist. The man — also clad in blue kneepads for some reason — became agitated after pestering tourists to pose with him for pictures and, according to witnesses on [...] [Read More]
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Dutch reality TV project aims for Mars

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Can this mean Snooki in space? A Dutch group promises a “media spectacle” like none the world has ever seen. Mars One has been working in secret since January 2011 on a plan to create a permanent colony on Mars within 11 years, and fund the private operation with an interplanetary reality TV show. The [...] [Read More]
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Tokyo man cooked own genitals, served to diners

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Earlier this year, Tokyo artist Sugiyama, 22, had elective surgery to remove his genitals, underscoring his commitment to an “asexual” lifestyle in which his behavior and attitude are supposedly completely irrelevant to whether he is male or female. Then, on April 8, he solicited diners to a meal (for the equivalent of about $250 each) [...] [Read More]
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Will the cellphone kill the PC?

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Number-crunchers at Pew Research Center find that more than half of us use our cellphones to surf the Internet, sometimes leaving our computers to gather dust. A whopping 88 percent of U.S. adults now own a cellphone of some sort, as of April 2012, Pew reports in its latest survey. Out of those, 55 percent [...] [Read More]
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Texas man barks at neighbor, eats dog

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The man took a black dog to the front porch of the home, beat and strangled the animal and then “began to bite into the dog, ripping pieces of the flesh away,” Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told the station. [Read More]
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World’s most expensive bottle of tequila goes on display

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What does a $3.5 million bottle of tequila look like? See for yourself this week when Spec’s downtown megastore (2410 Smith) displays a diamond-encrusted bottle tequila bottle during a three-day promotion for Mexican distiller Hacienda La Capilla tequila. On June 28, 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. the bottle – encrusted with [...] [Read More]
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‘Twisted light’ revs wireless bandwidth to 2.5 terabits

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Imagine downloading 66 DVDs in a second. Now scientists at the University of Southern California, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Tel Aviv University have worked out a way to do just that. The research team’s quantum leap uses “orbital angular momentum” or “twisted light” to boost wireless bandwidth to an incredible 2.5 terabits of data. [...] [Read More]
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Facebook hid your e-mail address, here’s how to fix it

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Facebook decided its easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission in promoting its e-mail client. If you have a Facebook account, and haven’t been checking your ‘about’ page recently, you might not have noticed that your e-mail was hidden, and a complementary @facebook.com account was put in its place. In case you’re happy with your [...] [Read More]
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Anthony Shadid of the New York Times claimed the paper killed him

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Before he died on assignment in war-torn Syria, reporter Anthony Shadid blamed the New York Times for his deadly fate.

“If anything happens to me,” Shadid allegedly said, “I want the world to know that the New York Times killed me.”

When Shadid died in Syria in February, the Times reported it was of an asthma attack. Now, the reporter’s cousin Ed Shadid claims the news publication forced Anthony to make the journey against his wishes.

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