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Astronaut Tweets gorgeous photos from space

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Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is Tweeting his views of the world from space, and the world is responding with thousands of follows. Hadfield has been a prolific Tweeter since boarding the International Space Station in December. He’s updated about life on board and sent several photos per day, including stunning images of wildfires in Australia. [...] [Read More]
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2013 Razzie noms: Worst movies, actors

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McDonald’s includes books with Happy Meals in Britain

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Would you like some obesity with your literacy? McDonald’s restaurants in the United Kingdom have started giving away books instead of toys with Happy Meals. The restaurant says that by 2015, it will be the largest distributor of children’s books in the country. The full program started Wednesday, with McDonald’s giving away the books in [...] [Read More]
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Sick gator found guarding pot stash

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Burglar alarms and pit bulls to protect your pot stash? Sure. But an alligator? That’s what Alameda (Calif.) County sheriff’s deputies encountered about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when they conducted a “probation compliance” check of a home in Castro Valley. While at a home  they found 34 pounds of processed dried marijuana and a live — [...] [Read More]
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Going to the inauguration? You’ll need a social media butler

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“Shall I post a photograph of your poached cod in hollandaise to the Facebook, m’lord?” Being rich and social-media-savvy can be such a drag these days. While A-listers hide behind ghost writers for their 140-character updates, you too can have a “social media butler” for your 2013 presidential inauguration experience. The Madison Hotel’s $47,000 “Town [...] [Read More]
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Dog shaved like lion sparks 9-1-1 calls

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A dog shaved like a lion made for an eventful night for Norfolk, Va., dispatchers, when several people who saw the dog on Tuesday called 9-1-1 to report a lion on the loose, the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot reports. The newspaper obtained 9-1-1 call audio, in which one woman says, “There was a lion that ran across [...] [Read More]
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Drive-thru prank leaves victims speechless

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A YouTube user called MagicofRahat uses a surprisingly simple costume to trick workers at fast food drive-thrus into thinking his car is unmanned. The reactions are priceless, with some victims calling coworkers over to see. One young lady merely turns away from the window and reopens it again and again, a look of shock on [...] [Read More]
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Gawker publishes list of pistol owners in NYC

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In an effort destined not to offend any gun owners whatsoever, Gawker published a list of registered pistol permit holders in New York City. After the Journal News set the internet afire, publishing the home addresses of every gun owner in three suburban New York counties, Gawker responded to a comment made by conservative commentator [...] [Read More]
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