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Mr. McFeeley scares the bejesus out of children

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Self-explanatory description of hilariously awesome video: David Newell a/k/a Mr. McFeely, of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fame, scares the bejesus out of kids with his purple panda pal. [Read More]
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Husband beats wife’s Facebook friend to death with bat

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A jealous Taiwanese husband led an assault on a Facebook user who had flirted with his wife online, beating him to death with baseball clubs, police said Monday, according to Agence France-Presse. [Read More]
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The cult of the Peep: Wacky ideas for Easter’s favorite candy

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It’s Easter which means Peeps, those sugary marshmallow treats synonymous with the holiday, are everywhere, and I mean everywhere. Found in Easter baskets far and wide, next to the dyed eggs, they also turn up on top of cupcakes, on plates covered with chocolate bunnies, and become decorations on cakes. But for some, they have […] [Read More]
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Woman dies saving grandson from alleged hit-and-run driver

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A Staten Island woman pushed her 8-year-old grandson out of the way before being struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver as the two walked home from church Thursday night, according to NBC New York. [Read More]
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‘Billionaire’ video mocks lavish fed spending

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Days after a scandal erupted over a federal agency’s lavish spending on parties, fancy dinners, resort suites and rented tuxes, a music video has emerged by one of the agency’s employees, mocking the spending. The video was made for an employee talent contest for the General Services Administration’s 2010 conference in Las Vegas, reported The [...] [Read More]
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Forget pink slime: We’ve moved on to poultry

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Now that the pink slime controversy has come and gone, we’re now seeing some serious complaints in the U.S. poultry processing industry, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to eliminate 800 poultry inspector positions and allow poultry companies to speed up processing operations. A lot, according to The Daily. [Read More]
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Maryland woman now says she lost Mega Millions ticket

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A Maryland woman who claimed she was one of the winners of the $656 million Mega Millions lottery told NBC News on Thursday that she has lost the ticket. [Read More]
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Five face charges after Chinese teen sells kidney for iPhone, iPad

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Five people face charges for intentional injury for buying a kidney from a 17-year-old boy who later used the money to buy an iPhone and an iPad, Reuters reported. According to the story, the five people, including a surgeon, removed a kidney from the Chinese teenager in April 2011, four years after the country banned [...] [Read More]
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