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Crumbs cupcakes going for big bucks on eBay

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The Crumbs empire has fallen, but the gourmet cupcakes are still for sale on eBay. Just don’t expect to pay regular prices. A search of the online auction site late Monday afternoon turned up more than a dozen Crumbs items for sale. Bidding on a large coconut vanilla cupcake starts at $80, which you can […] [Read More]
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The best worst president ever

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“Obama is the worst thing to ever happen to this country,” declares the wealthy, rakish, silver-haired Newport Beach white guy to his small group of perfectly tanned 50-something females sitting just a few feet away from us at a stunning restaurant patio overlooking the sun-kissed California coastline, just off of Highway 1, as he sipped […] [Read More]
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GoPro video captures aerial fish restocking in Utah

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When you can’t carry thousands of fish to a body of water by truck, you drop them from the sky. That’s the approach being used by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, according to video from Fox 13 Salt Lake City. Ted Hallows, hatchery supervisor in Kamas, Utah, attached a GoPro camera to the bottom […] [Read More]
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7-Eleven marks its 87th birthday with a week of freebies

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7-Eleven turns 87 years old on Friday, July 11. The convenience store is celebrating the birthday with its annual day of free small Slurpees. Participating 7-Eleven locations will give away the iced beverage from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The company is also offering a discount on its quarter-pound “Big Bite” hot dogs, which will […] [Read More]
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First legal marijuana-buyer in Spokane fired … but gets job back

First legal marijuana-buyer in Spokane fired … but gets job back

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Mike Boyer made a big splash on Tuesday when he became the first person to buy state-licensed weed in Spokane. Then he made an even bigger splash nationally and internationally when he posted his resume on Craigslist later Tuesday stating: “I lost my job due to the news coverage of me being the FIRST PERSON TO […] [Read More]
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J. Crew’s new triple-zero size causing a commotion

J. Crew’s new triple-zero size causing a commotion

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J. Crew is being criticized for introducing new, smaller sizes to their clothes. The store now offers size 000 and xxxs. Reataildive.com reports that some bloggers are claiming the new sizes are “part of the ‘vanity sizing’ J.Crew has been known for in the past. In vanity sizing, larger sizes are marked with lower numbers to […] [Read More]
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Minnesota Twins now have beer vending machines. What can go wrong?

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The Minnesota Twins have just one-upped the rest of the American professional sporting world. Yes, they have installed beer vending machines in time for the All-Star Game, and what could possibly go wrong? The Minneapolis Star Tribune has the details: A patron goes to a concession cashier, shows proper identification to verify age and buys […] [Read More]
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Schlitterbahn runs first human test on insane new ride

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Schlitterbahn water park has conducted its first human trials of the Verrückt, a new ride that stands 168 feet, 7 inches tall and has been dubbed the world’s tallest water slide. The 17-story slide’s public debut continues to be delayed, but the Kansas City park has released this point-of-view video from the first live human […] [Read More]
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