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IKEA wishes shoppers Happy Halloween with ‘The Shining’ ad

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IKEA Singapore is promoting late night shopping with a Halloween-themed nod to Stanley Kubrick’s film “The Shining.” In the commercial, a boy rides a Big Wheel around a dimly-lit IKEA store. He’s filmed from behind, with the camera following his every move. Skeletons sit at one table, while lights flicker and swing. “REDRUG” is scrawled […] [Read More]
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Random guy warns Obama: ‘don’t touch my girlfriend’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. But “don’t touch my girlfriend?” Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama. Let’s be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago. A young woman, Aia (A-ya) Cooper, was […] [Read More]
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Over one-quarter of Americans admit to being Internet trolls

Over one-quarter of Americans admit to being Internet trolls

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Ten years ago, a troll was a grumpy guy covered in warts parked under a bridge. Today, a troll is someone who cruises the Internet wreaking havoc by striking up arguments and leaving mean-spirited messages in online comments and forums. These destructive rabble-rousers are downright nasty and websites and online communities struggle to keep them at […] [Read More]
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Gallery: Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s photos from space

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And you thought you took a lot of pictures on your last trip — Chris Hadfield has shot about 45,000 photographs on his journeys. Then again, Hadfield has journeyed where few have: space. Hadfield, the retired commander of the International Space Station — who famously performed David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” on the ISS — has […] [Read More]
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Monica Lewinsky finds a new voice on Twitter

Monica Lewinsky finds a new voice on Twitter

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This morning Monica Lewinsky, 41, joined Twitter and immediately attracted thousands of followers with her first step into the bumper-sticker culture. Tweet No. 1 simply read “#HereWeGo.” Less than two hours later, the former White House intern who’s best known for her affair with former President Bill Clinton made her first ever public address. Tearful […] [Read More]
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Dog plays during live weather report in Canada

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A mastiff mix took a playful approach to a live weather forecast in Edmonton, Canada last week. Global Edmonton weather anchor Mike Sobel brought 18-month-old Ripple on the broadcast to promote animal adoption. Things didn’t go exactly as planned. The dog ignored repeated requests to sit and, instead, opted to chew on his leash as Sobel described […] [Read More]
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Video: Helmet saves Marine from sniper’s bullet

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A U.S. Marine has uploaded this footage of a fellow solider taking a sniper’s bullet to the helmet — totally escaping injury. The footage was recorded in 2013 in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan during the raid of a village. The footage is pretty amazing: [Read More]
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See the giant inflatable ‘sex toy’ that’s making Parisians blush

See the giant inflatable ‘sex toy’ that’s making Parisians blush

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A giant inflatable sculpture erected in Paris’s Place Vendôme is leading some Parisians to blush. The 80-foot-tall object towering over 17th-century buildings was designed to look like a Christmas tree but many are saying it resembles a sex toy — or to be more precise, a butt plug. American artist Paul McCarthy, 69, created the […] [Read More]
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Ebola scare in San Diego was a false alarm

Ebola scare in San Diego was a false alarm

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The latest news on an Ebola scare at a college outside San Diego is that the incident was a false alarm. This morning a building at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif., was cordoned off after reports that a student might have been exposed to Ebola. News outlets were saying that the student had contact […] [Read More]
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Documentary: Hitler was on crystal meth while yelling at Mussolini

Documentary: Hitler was on crystal meth while yelling at Mussolini

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Adolph Hitler, one of the worst people in history, was taking crystal meth during at least one rant-filled meeting with Il Duce. The führer’s drug use is the subject of a new documentary from Britain’s Channel 4.  ”Hitler’s Hidden Drug Habit: A Secret History,” relies on diaries and medical journals to tell the story of  Hitler […] [Read More]
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