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Military personnel training for a zombie apocalypse

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Next month military personnel and law enforcement will begin training for a zombie apocalypse the Huffington Post reported. No, this isn’t a new video game pitch , a “Walking Dead” episode or an upcoming George Romero film. Popular games like “Humans vs. Zombies” and the zombie-movie craze has made the term “zombie apocalypse”, a viral [...] [Read More]
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Watch gorilla cuddle small child

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Amanda Palmer, the million-dollar woman

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Just a few years ago, Amanda Palmer might have taken issue with anyone labeling her sound — gasp! — pop. [Read More]
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Bomb threat reports from LSU campus

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‘Fifty Shades’ author says story is her fantasy

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In May 2011, a small Australian press released an erotic e-book, with an agreement to print paperbacks on demand. The title: “Fifty Shades of Grey.” [Read More]
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Would-be rapper flaunts DWI on Twitter, then dies in crash

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An aspiring rapper from California died in an apparent DWI car crash shortly after he tweeted about drinking and driving with his friends, the Huffington Post reports. “Drunk af going 120 drifting corners [expletive] YOLO,” Ervin McKinness, whose Twitter handle is @ink2flashyy, tweeted in the early-morning hours of Sept. 2. The 21-year-old and four of [...] [Read More]
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Get hooked on Google’s Kevin Bacon game

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Can you find an actor with more than two degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon? Google invites you to try with its new search engine game. All you have to do is type in “Bacon number” followed by the actor’s name, and you’ll get the result. But good luck finding a high number. Even Barack [...] [Read More]
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‘Newsroom’ Star Tweets Racy Pic

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Alison Pill explains how she accidentally posted a naked picture of herself. Listen in. [Read More]
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