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After 42 years, McDonald’s takes shamrock shakes nationwide

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McDonald’s may have dumped the pink goo, but it’s adding an even brighter color to its menu. The fast food giant will sell leprechaun-green shamrock shakes at 14,000 of its U.S. restaurants, according to CNN Money. The shakes have been around for a long time but haven’t been a chain regular until now. The shamrock [...] [Read More]
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Miss. lawmaker wants to make it the Gulf of America

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A Democratic representative in the Mississippi statehouse, Steve Holland, has filed proposed legislation in Jackson to rename the Gulf of Mexico the Gulf of America. Technically, he calls the body of water, “the body of water that is located directly south of Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties,” according to Wonkette. [Read More]
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Adorable Texas lady tears up after penguin hug

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This Texan goes all Kristen Bell on us after receiving a great big hug from a King Penguin at Sea World in San Antonio. The visit was a part of a special behind-the-scenes penguin encounter her husband (behind the camera) got her for her birthday. From the look on her face, it’s worth it. She [...] [Read More]
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Dog bites anchor’s face on live TV

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So many things can go wrong during a live newscast, especially when animals are involved. On Wednesday, an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff named Max bit Denver news anchor Kyle Dyer in the face during a broadcast. Dyer was interviewing Max’s owner and the firefighter who rescued Max from a frozen pond when the dog snapped at [...] [Read More]
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Must-watch video: Will Ferrell’s hilarious starting lineup introductions

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Will Ferrell did the starting lineup introductions for Wednesday night’s Bulls-Hornets game in New Orleans, and, as you would expect, it was hilarious. On 80s night — why “Don’t Stop Believing” is blaring in the background — Ferrell insulted the Bulls and showed love for the home team. For Chicago’s Carlos Boozer, Ferrell said, “He [...] [Read More]
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This poor woman has no waist

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A Romanian model who says she never diets has such a narrow midriff her figure resembles that of a Barbie Doll. Thirty-year-old Ioana Spangenberg attributes her 32-20-32 measurements to genes, not counting calories. In fact, she laments that she can’t seem to put on the pounds, a complaint that probably won’t earn much sympathy from [...] [Read More]
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Can you afford a (fake) Louis Vuitton condom?

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Have you heard the one about the Louis Vuitton condom? [Read More]
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Vick, Woods are America’s most ‘disliked’ athletes

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Michael Vick and Tiger Woods are America’s most “disliked” athletes, according to Forbes. Vick, the Eagles quarterback who spent time in jail over dog fighting charges, and Woods, the golf superstar still recovering from a scandal over his extramarital affairs, each had a “dislike” score of 60 percent. The survey was conducted by Nielsen and [...] [Read More]
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