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How long is a $26 hot dog? Ask the Texas Rangers

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The Texas Rangers are pitching a new menu item: It’s a 2-foot hot dog that weighs a pound and feeds four fans for $26. It comes topped with chili, sauteed onions, pickled jalapenos and jalapeno cheese sauce. [Read More]
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This is what happens when you kiss a shark

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Swimming with the sharks seems foolish enough, but this guy, Dave Marcel, took it a step further in Key Largo, Fla., a few years ago. [Read More]
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Video shows OK police dragging man at airport

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Authorities in Oklahoma City are investigating a Feb. 20 incident in which a handcuffed man, accused of trying to sneak past a security checkpoint at Will Rogers World Airport, was reportedly dragged, face-down, by his feet after being tased several times by Oklahoma City Police officers. [Read More]
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New Black Panthers offer $10,000 bounty for Trayvon Martin shooter

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The New Black Panther Party put up a $10,000 reward for the capture of Trayvon Martin’s shooter, the Orlando Sentinel reported Saturday, following a demonstration by the group in Florida. The party called for black men to mobilize and capture George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who said he shot the teen as an act [...] [Read More]
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Pat Robertson: Injury to new Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning would ‘serve them right’

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Count Pat Robertson as a Tim Tebow fan, apparently. The TV evangelist had some harsh words to say for the Broncos, who this week signed four-time MVP quarterback Peyton Manning and traded fan favorite Tebow to the New York Jets. Courtesy of mediaite.com: “I think the Denver Broncos treated him shabbily. He won seven games, [...] [Read More]
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Mr. Panos goes on a NSFW rant about the Greek financial crisis

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My favorite Greco-American comic, Mr. Panos goes on a foul-mouthed rant about naked German tourists, Turks and the real story behind the financial crisis in the eurozone.
Not-safe-for-work-ish [Read More]
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New blood test may lead to heart attack predictions

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A new blood test could one day give doctors a critical head start on heart attacks, a small new study suggests, according to WebMD.com. [Read More]
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Watch: Paraplegic woman bungee jumps in wheelchair

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There’s something about this video that’s unsettling. Maybe it’s bungee jumping in general, or maybe it’s the moment when this woman’s friends hoist her wheelchair into the air and toss her over the railing. Or maybe it’s how much she seems to enjoy her wild ride. This video was taken it Whistler, B.C., part of [...] [Read More]
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