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by Admin posted Jan 28 2015 5:58PM
Who you got — the Seattle Seahawks or New England Patriots? This weekend a new NFL champ will be crowned in the Super Bowl and there's little doubt who Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx will be pulling for.

Sixx is an avid Seahawks fan who spent part of his youth in Seattle and throughout the season he has let his passion for the team spill out in social media posts. Like many fans, Sixx has let his love of his team lead him into some pretty bold and humorous proclamations.

In one of his recent posts, Sixx claimed that if the Patriots beat the Seahawks, he'd play a song naked onstage, adding "And you don't want to see that." Check out the tweet below.

For the most part, Sixx has not taken the bait of Patriots fans trash talking, but he did recently post the following about how far he's willing to take his Seahawks fandom:


In other news, Sixx's life is just not about football watching these days. Motley Crue did just release a new song and revealed the final dates of 'The Final Tour.' Meanwhile, Sixx has also been busy with his other band, Sixx: A.M. The group will be touring this spring in support of their 'Modern Vintage' album and there may even be a new song fans haven't heard coming down the pipe at some point.

The bassist revealed in a tweet that he recently reconvened in the studio with DJ Ashba and James Michael and the group cranked out a brand new song. Check out the post below:


Stay tuned for plenty more from Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue, and Sixx A.M. in 2015!
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by Admin posted Jan 28 2015 2:34PM
As compact disc sales have plummeted in recent years, vinyl sales have surged. But that doesn't mean the latter actually sounds better than the former, LA Weekly reports.

"As long as you can measure the difference, the CD will be better than the vinyl, absolutely," says Kees A. Schouhamer Immink, who was a member of the Sony/Philips team that created compact disc standards.

So why do some people still insist on buying vinyl? "I don't think that [sound is] really the appeal for people right now," says one prominent L.A. studio owner. "They like the collectability factor. They like the whole ritual and process of listening to it. They're more engaged with the music that way."

So what do you prefer: Vinyl or CD?
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by Scotty Matthews posted Jan 28 2015 1:49PM
A seasonal delivery driver in Houston, Texas, has been fired by UPS after a customer's surveillance camera recorded him throwing packages over a locked gate and peeing on the side of a house.

Homeowner Ben Lucas claimed that when he initially offered UPS managers an opportunity to view the video privately, they declined.

So Lucas posted the video to YouTube, which prompted the company to finally fire the driver, who committed his lewd act on January 8. "So basically I paid someone to come to my house and pee on it," said Lucas, who adds that the contents of his packages were smashed.




(Source: UPI)
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by Admin posted Jan 28 2015 11:00AM
I'm not sure I'll EVER get sick of idiots who brag about their crimes on Facebook, then get arrested as a result. Millennial criminals are the best.


22-year-old Eddie Smith of Mineral Wells, Texas posted a status update on Facebook back on the 20th. It said, quote, "So, I have 16 warrants out right now. Lol they know where I'm at tho so, it must not be TOO bad."


But one of his 'friends' saw the post and forwarded it to the COPS. And even if the warrants weren't bad, like Eddie said . . . bragging about them WAS. So the cops went to his house and arrested him that day.


It turns out he was wrong, by the way . . . he only had 14 warrants, for things ranging from an expired car inspection sticker to petty theft. He also owed about $1,200 in fines.


He couldn't pay the fines . . . and just got 51 days in jail.


(Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
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People : Eddie Smith
by Admin posted Jan 28 2015 10:01AM
Police showed up at the house of an elderly couple in Cornwall, Ontario over the weekend, because they thought there was a domestic dispute. (Cornwall is just across the Canadian border, 70 miles southwest of Montreal.)


But it turns out the couple wasn't fighting, they were just UPSET. They've been married 54 years . . . the wife suffers from dementia . . . and the husband said it's been harder and harder to care for her by himself.


He also mentioned they've been so strapped for cash, that he recently had to pawn his WEDDING ring to pay for groceries. Luckily, the cops decided that could NOT stand.


Back at the station, they pooled their money and ended up with about $225 . . . which was enough to buy the ring BACK from the pawn shop AND buy $100 in groceries.


Also, the husband won't have to do everything on his own anymore. The Alzheimer's Society and a local non-profit that does in-home care are now involved, so he'll be getting even more help going forward.


(Seaway News)
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by Admin posted Jan 28 2015 8:00AM
If you want to end a friendship with someone, what better way to break the news than showing them charts and graphs?


There's a new app called 'people keeper' that scientifically determines which people you should ELIMINATE from your life. It's actually spelled 'pplkpr' . . . which is 'people keeper' with the vowels removed.


You wear a device that measures your heart rate, and it sends that data to your phone in real-time by Bluetooth . . . there are a ton of those on the market since the wearable fitness trend started.


Then the app gauges your heart rate as you talk to people. And over time, it figures out which people make you the most STRESSED, NERVOUS, and ANGRY.


The people who created it say there's a chance the app could be more than just a friend eliminator. They believe it could help people with autism who have trouble understanding emotional reactions to situations.


(Fast Company)
by Admin posted Jan 28 2015 6:23AM
The Internet is obsessed with both zombies and cats. So by that standard, we've just found the next biggest Internet celebrity.


52-year-old Ellis Hutson of Tampa, Florida had a cat named Bart, who was hit by a car earlier this month. Ellis rushed him to the hospital, but it was too late . . . Bart was dead. So Ellis gave him a quick funeral and buried him.


But five days later . . . Bart showed up at the house ALIVE. Which means Bart is a ZOMBIE CAT. That's the theory we like most, anyway.


The second best theory is that Bart was just unconscious after the accident, woke up underground after he'd been buried, dug his way out of the grave, and wandered back home.


Bart was busted up pretty bad from the accident . . . so to add to his zombie vibe, he had scratches on his face and a dead eye.


Vets are treating him now and say they expect him to survive . . . but he'll probably lose his eye.


(ABC News)
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Location : FloridaTampa
People : Ellis Hutson
by Admin posted Jan 28 2015 12:00AM
Kinky behavior is pretty mainstream now . . . but if you're EXTRA kinky and want to get away from amateurs who've never hooked up a car battery to their genitalia, here's where to go.


There's a new website called Kink University . . . which is most likely NOT an accredited college, but at least as prestigious as University of Phoenix. And they just released a list of the 10 kinkiest cities in America.


They studied the 50 biggest cities in the country and ranked them based on people who are on a kinky social network called Fetlife . . . the percentage of the population that identifies as kinky . . . porn buying stats . . . and more.


The top 10 are: Portland, Oregon . . . San Francisco . . . New York . . . Chicago . . . Washington D.C. . . . Los Angeles . . . Seattle . . . Boston . . . Philadelphia . . . and Las Vegas.


Atlanta, Tampa, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania finished just outside the top 10.


The least kinky city is . . . El Paso, Texas.


(Kink University)
by Scotty Matthews posted Jan 27 2015 2:37PM
Believe it or not, Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to be a member of the WWE Hall of Fame--or at least its "celebrity wing," which features such previous inductees as Mike Tyson, Donald Trump and Pete Rose. (What esteemed company, Ah-nuld!)

Schwarzenegger is a known pro-wrestling fan who's made appearances at several Monday Night RAW and Smackdown
events over the years; he also served as a presenter when Bruno Sammartino was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013.

Schwarzenegger's induction will take place on March 28 in San Jose, California, the day before "WrestleMania 31" takes place in nearby Santa Clara,
reports TMZ.


by Scotty Matthews posted Jan 27 2015 11:08AM
After months of trying to avoid the media, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch recently sat down for a candid interview -- with Skittles.

Posted yesterday, the clip shows the usually tight-lipped Lynch answering hard-hitting questions such as "If you could live on any planet after you retire from football, which planet would it be?" and "Do you prefer watching cat videos or dog videos online?"

Lynch also shows his loyalty to the 12th man by confirming that the fan base is louder than 25 T-Rex dinosaurs -- and gives some insight into what it feels like to be in beast mode. "You don't feel in beast mode.," he explains. "It feels you."




(Source: Bleacher Report)
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by Admin posted Jan 27 2015 8:00AM
Every once in a while we see an American fast food chain create some CRAZY menu item that they only sell overseas. And normally, as good as it sounds, we accept that it may never make its way over here.


We are NOT okay with this item staying overseas.


KFC has introduced an experimental product in the Philippines called the Double Down Dog. Remember the Double Down sandwich, that used fried chicken instead of a bun? This is like that . . . but with a HOT DOG inside.


So the Double Down Dog is a hot dog that uses fried chicken as the bun. And if that's not artery-clogging enough for you, the hot dog is also infused with CHEESE.


They're only testing it in the Philippines for two days, and only in limited quantities. And sadly, KFC says there are currently NO PLANS to bring it to America.
by Admin posted Jan 27 2015 6:47AM
Did you know research has actually PROVEN that wearing glasses can make you seem smarter? A survey in 2011 found that 43% of people think glasses ABSOLUTELY make you look more intelligent.


Here are four MORE weird things that can make you appear smarter.


1. Walk at the same speed as other people. A study in 2007 found that when you walk faster OR slower than the people around you, you're seen as being less intelligent and competent than when you walk at the same pace.


2. Avoid alcohol. And not just because you're dumber when you've been drinking. A 2013 study found that just HOLDING a drink makes you seem less intelligent.


3. Use your middle initial. In a study last year, people's writing samples were rated more favorably when a middle initial was included in their byline.


4. Avoid using big words. Which is weird, because you'd think big words would make you seem smarter. But a study in 2006 found the opposite is true. SIMPLE writing makes you seem more intelligent than jamming in a bunch of words no one knows.


(The Atlantic)
by S posted Jan 26 2015 1:15PM
The East Coast is bracing itself for Snowmageddon 2015 as a blizzard that some experts predict could be the biggest snowstorm ever is expected to hit from Maryland to Canada starting this afternoon.

The National Weather Service is calling the weather event "life-threatening" and "historic," with calls for three feet of snow to drop in less than 48 hours, accompanied by freezing rain and hurricane-force winds.

"I want everyone to understand that we are facing--most likely--one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference today.


Major airlines have already canceled more than 3,000 domestic flights.

(Source:
CNN)
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by Admin posted Jan 26 2015 8:03AM
This guy is a hero for everyone who wants to just lie there during sex, but doesn't know the right way to ask.


There's a guy from Australia named Shaun, and he just posted a doctor's note on Reddit.com. Apparently he blew out his back, and needed the note to get out of physical labor at his roofing job.


But while the doctor was writing the note, Shaun had him throw in a provision about SEX.


The note says, quote, "He will be unfit to continue his usual occupation or sexual services. Shaun can only take part in sexual activity flat on his back with minimal effort on his part."


That part about "sexual services" sounds weirdly formal . . . we're not sure what's up with that. Maybe his doctor just has a good sense of humor?


Anyway, the note covers January 22nd through April 23rd . . . three months. There's no word on what his significant other thinks of it.
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by Admin posted Jan 26 2015 6:13AM
This is pretty messed up but...

The question "should you rent or buy" doesn't just apply to homes anymore . . . it applies to pretty much EVERYTHING. Here are six weird things you can save money on by renting.


1. Legos. Pley.com . . . spelled P-L-E-Y . . . rents Lego sets for as low as $15 a month, with free shipping. And every time you send one back, you get a new set.


2. Designer dresses. RentTheRunway.com lets you rent stuff for up to eight days. Then you send it back, and THEY dry clean it. A $500 dress costs about 30 bucks to rent, and you can also rent accessories.


3. Artwork. A website called TurningArt.com rents paintings for as low as $10 a month, with free shipping. You just send them back when you want to, like Netflix.


4. Goats. RentAGoat.com is for people who want an eco-friendly way to clear huge areas of weeds and grass. Instead of mowing it, the goats just eat it.


5. Caskets. A lot of funeral homes offer casket rentals now. It's mostly for people who want to be cremated, but their family wants to have a funeral first.


6. Wedding cakes. On CakeRental.com, you can rent a Styrofoam cake covered in real icing. They mail it to you, and there's a section cut out where you put a REAL slice . . . to cut and eat for wedding pictures. Then you serve everyone else sheet cake.


(Cheapism)
by Chad Johnson posted Jan 23 2015 1:57PM

Lisa was on with Robbie & Dave in the Morning talking about her new look, her favorite roasts, her ex-husband, and why she's looking forward to coming to Fargo!



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by Admin posted Jan 23 2015 12:57PM
Canadian prog-rockers Rush will commemorate their 40th year as a band by doing what they do best: going out on tour.

The group announced yesterday that the Rush: R40 Live Tour will kick off in May and hit 34 cities in the U.S. and Canada.

The outing will mostly play indoor arenas and is currently slated to kick off in Tulsa on May 8 and wrap up in L.A. on August 1, visiting such cities as St. Louis, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Atlanta, Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Seattle, and more.

Tickets will go on sale January 30.


by Robbie Daniels posted Jan 23 2015 10:11AM
If you missed it earlier today with Robbie and Dave, here it is now...feel free to share!

by AP posted Jan 23 2015 10:00AM

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -Employees of a McDonald's fast-food restaurant in the Texan suburb of South Houston have today spoken about their relief to see former world wrestling great, Booker "Booker T" Huffman, subdue a lone gunman during an attempted robbery of the outlet on Tuesday evening.
It's believed Mr. Huffman, a former WWE wrestler and current commentator, was a patron of the restaurant with his wife, Sharmell and his three children – when an armed male entered the venue with a ski-mask covering his face and demanded money from staff at the register.
Andrew Torres, an 18-year old employee of the South Houston diner, says it was like he was watching the wrestling as a young boy all over again.
"I mean, Booker was sitting down with his family… You know, being a normal customer – but then this guy came in with a gun and all of a sudden he's pointing it at my face and telling me he wants money," says Torres, who was working the front counter at the time of the hold-up.
"It was really scary because the diner was at full capacity… but when the guy in the mask came in, it went completely silent. I was in complete shock – I couldn't even move my arms,"
"It was a bizarre experience because the gunman wanted money but I was so terrified I couldn't move – and he knew that… no one else is the diner was doing anything. It was like we were paused in time… Until I heard a familiar voice shouting from the back corner of the diner."
Torres has said that "Booker T" Huffman had removed his shirt and began shouting his iconic WWE catch-cry "Can you dig it? Sucker?!" before sprinting across the room and performing a signature wrestling maneuver on the attempted robber.
The restaurant's manager, Sara Tampico, says it was a "spectacular" citizen arrest.
"Mr Huffman stood on the table and removed his shirt, before bounding across the restaurant, table to table. He was flying through the air and his 'locs' [dreadlocks] were going everywhere. He scissor-kicked the robber and knocked him out cold! He was flying so high in the air that his waist was in line with the gunman's head," says Ms Tampico, who despite being very thankful for Booker T's actions, wasn't entirely sure who he was at the time.
"After he had immobilized the threat – all of the customers in the restaurant cheered and started dancing. I had never heard of 'Booker T' before, but apparently everyone else had. They formed a circle around him and he did some sort of breakdancing move on top of the unconscious gunman,"
"It really was spectacular. My employees say it was just like on the television – he did his famous "scissor kick" to subdue the gunman and followed it up with what they call "The Spinaroonie" (breakdancing maneuver)."
Local police are yet to comment publicly, however they have confirmed that Mr Huffman is helping them with their investigation, while the gunman has been taken into custody. Huffman has stated that he will not be commenting until police enquiries are complete.
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by Admin posted Jan 23 2015 8:00AM
When you build your mediocre crime empire on ice, ice giveth and ice taketh away.


20-year-old Ryan VanPuymbrouck and 24-year-old Tyler Hale of Solon Springs, Wisconsin were driving around Upper St. Croix Lake on Monday . . . breaking into the shacks people set up for ice fishing to steal their stuff.


Ryan and Tyler stole a TV, some liquor, and fishing supplies before they drove their 2014 Ford Focus onto the wrong part of the lake . . . the ice CRACKED . . . and they started sinking.


Ryan and Tyler managed to get out safely and flagged down a fisherman, who called for help. They wound up confessing they were out there stealing stuff and are now both facing several burglary charges.


Tyler is also facing a second kind of WRATH . . . it turns out the Ford Focus was his girlfriend's, and wasn't insured. It wound up submerged in six feet of water and I'm thinking it'll be a total loss.


(Bemidji Pioneer / Huffington Post)
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by Scotty Matthews posted Jan 22 2015 4:38PM

Let's be honest here: you probably spend more time browsing your options on Netflix Instant than you do actually watching anything. And now to add to your ongoing decision-making dilemma, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos has announced that the service plans to start launching 20 (twenty!) new original series a year. Now you'll never run out of options for weekend binge-watching.

Variety reports that Sarandos made the announcement during a Q&A with 'Arrested Development' creator Mitch Hurwitz and 'Breaking Bad' creator Vince Gilligan at the NATPE conference. Sarandos said the company isn't "trying to define the brand by any one show," and is interested in giving viewers as much variety as possible, while also targeting specific demographics.

And let's be honest about something else: you're more likely to watch a TV show on Netflix than you are to watch a movie—shows run shorter, but also allow for the possibility of watching multiple episodes when you have the time for it. Our brains just find this more appealing and convenient (and for as much as I love movies, I too am guilty of skipping something on my to-do list in favor of binge-watching a new series).

But there's something about 20 new shows a year that seems a little worrisome. While other networks like HBO, AMC, and Showtime are all known for their quality content, Netflix's approach seems to be quantity over quality—rather than focus on a handful of original shows and making them the best that they can be, the service wants to develop as many new shows as possible. Clearly we don't want good shows; we just want to have tons of options.

Sarandos' announcement is definitely in keeping with the experience of Netflix: a seemingly endless selection of titles, but only a fraction of them are actually appealing. But given how much time we spend browsing instead of watching (don't lie—you do this too), maybe Sarandos knows what's up.

(Source: Screen Crush)

by Scotty Matthews posted Jan 22 2015 2:13PM

This story comes from Reddit so we can't guarantee it's true . . . but we feel like it's too good to be fake.

A woman says she was heading to her car on Monday morning when one of her neighbors came outside and asked if he could speak to her for a moment.

He said he could hear the woman and her husband having LOUD SEX the night before . . . and his eight-year-old son heard it too. Then his daughter started asking so many questions that the guy had to give her the "birds and bees" talk.

The woman says she was confused, because she and her husband didn't have sex the night before . . . and then she figured it out. The neighbor hadn't heard them having sex . . . he heard them playing "Mario Kart".

Apparently the woman was losing repeatedly to her husband in "Mario Kart", and every time he was about to hit her kart with a shell, she'd yell out, "Eff me!" She yelled it enough times that the neighbor confused it for sex.

She apologized to the neighbor for having such a filthy mouth and for accelerating his daughter's sex education . . . and he said it was good, because now he can use it to spark a conversation about good sportsmanship.

by slashgear.com posted Jan 22 2015 10:00AM


Taking high-resolution photos of your neighbors is usually frowned upon, but not when the neighbor in question is the Andromeda galaxy and the camera is the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA has shared the sharpest large composite image ever taken of the sprawling mass of stars, space dust, and more, a vast 1.5 billion pixels that together cover a 61,000 light year long section of the galaxy. It's a shot that gets more and more involving even as you zoom in closer, but NASA is hoping that it will do more than just amaze people.
Instead, the hope is that they'll provoke more research based on the surfeit of high-resolution photographs that Hubble is producing. This particular Andromeda photo is actually the result of combining a total of more than sixteen hours of exposures and multiple resulting frames into one single shot.
It's also the first time that astronomers will be able to make out individual stars over a significant section of an external spiral galaxy, the Hubble team points out.
While the result may be pretty attractive to look at, it took a little work to get to that point. Several of Hubble's filters were used to sample across broad wavelength ranges, and then different hues were assigned to different monochromatic images associated with individual filters.
Andromeda may be a relatively close neighbor in astronomical terms, but it's still more than two million light years away from us. The Hubble team compares its picture to "photographing a beach and resolving individual grains of sand."
That makes actually enjoying it on-screen a pretty tricky prospect, though this video does at least give some context of quite how much detail there is involved.

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by Admin posted Jan 22 2015 8:00AM
Stories like this just make me develop a new respect for "Weekend at Bernie's" . . . because it managed to make corpse desecration HI-larious. In real life, that's DEFINITELY not the case.


David Vanzo of Plymouth, Minnesota is under investigation right now for allegedly trying to pull a "Weekend at Bernie's" with his own mother.


David wheeled his 90-year-old mother into a bank two weeks ago and withdrew $850. Seven hours later, he reported she had died.


And the cops aren't buying that timeline . . . they think she died and he took her corpse to the bank to get money out one last time before she was declared dead.


David has been investigated several times in the past for exploiting his mother's money . . . including a mortgage for $118,000, one withdrawal of $47,500, and another withdrawal of $25,600.


David was arrested for elderly neglect . . . since when the cops came to the house after he reported her death, her boots were covered in feces.


(FOX 9 - Minneapolis)
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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : MinneapolisMinnesotaPlymouth
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by Admin posted Jan 22 2015 6:23AM
Chris Pratt and Chris Evans Make Superhero-Themed Super Bowl Bet for CharityElaine Thompson/Associated Press
Two of the biggest actors in recent Marvel movies, Chris Pratt and Chris Evans, are diehard football fans. Pratt, who played Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, is a huge Seattle Seahawks fan, while Evans, the actor playing Captain America, roots for the New England Patriots.

Because of their loyalties, the two made a friendly wager on the upcoming Super Bowl. Well, maybe not too friendly, because Evans called out Pratt over Twitter, calling him his enemy over the next two weeks:


In response, Pratt questioned who the real Captain America is, claiming that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is the true superhero:


After that, Evans responded with an offer to make a wager. The two actors decided that the loser will have to go to a children's hospital in the opposing team's city dressed as their respective characters. If Seattle wins, Evans will have to dress as Captain America while waving the 12th Man flag, and Pratt will have to dress as Star-Lord in a Tom Brady jersey if the Patriots win.


This bet is awesome on so many levels, but the important thing is that the loser will be making a bunch of kids' days wherever he goes.

[Twitter, CBS Sports]
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by Robbie Daniels posted Jan 21 2015 12:00PM


It's nearly a year away, but Motley Crue has announced the date of their last show ever. The Final Tour kicked off last year and will end New Year's Eve at the Staples Center in Los Angeles after one more round of North American gigs. Because of higher ticket demand, some cities will see them twice. The band said in a statement, "In some of the cities, we could only reach a fraction of the fans who wanted to come see us play last year, so we're coming back to those places."
Fan club concert pre-sales start Wednesday (January 21st) and Alice Cooper will open all the shows.
Tickets for the final show in Los Angeles go on sale Saturday (January 24th) at 10:00 a.m. PT.
When their upcoming retirement was announced last year, the Crue actually signed a legal contract saying that they could not go back on their agreement to cease touring.
To coincide with the announcement of the last show, the band released a new video, "All Bad Things," which includes clips from throughout their career.

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People : Alice Cooper
by SB NATION.COM posted Jan 21 2015 11:00AM



Quarterback Brad Johnson revealed that he paid to have the footballs at Super Bowl XXXVII illegally altered to be more comfortable in his hand, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Johnson led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 48-21 win over the Oakland Raiders.
Johnson completed 18 of 34 passes for 215 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, while Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon tossed five interceptions in the loss. Both Johnson and Gannon used the same footballs in the game, so how much of an advantage Johnson gained over Gannon by altering the balls to his liking is difficult to gauge.
Per Stroud, Johnson struggled to grip wet, cold or out-of-the-box footballs and was forced to wear a glove in the NFC Championship. With the NFL supplying 100 new footballs for the Super Bowl, Johnson said that he made sure the balls would be prepped to his liking.
"I paid some guys off to get the balls right," Johnson now admits. "I went and got all 100 footballs, and they took care of all of them."
How much did it cost Johnson? "Seventy-five hundred (dollars)," he said.
Although Johnson admitted this several years ago, his claim is now gaining attention thanks to "DeflateGate." Johnson's alterations weren't quite as one-sided as the current reports involving the New England Patriots in which Tom Brady and the New England offense were reportedly using partially deflated balls that are easier to throw and catch, while the Indianapolis Colts had properly inflated ones.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.sbnation.com/2015/1/21/7865605/brad-johnson-tampa-bay-buccaneers-super-bowl-deflategate
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Location : New England
by Scotty Matthews posted Jan 21 2015 9:29AM
If you're a Netflix subscriber who hasn't seen The Interview yet, don't make plans for Saturday night.

The streaming service announced yesterday it will debut the controversial comedy to users in the U.S. and Canada starting January 24.

Ever since the movie's Christmas Day release was scuttled due to terrorist threats, rumors have swirled that Netflix might distribute the film.

"Not only was the situation incredibly fluid, it was happening on December 24," Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos told reporters about how the distribution deal happened. "It's pretty difficult to make things happen in that two-week time frame."

Sony Pictures has already earned $40 million in streaming sales via platforms like YouTube Movies and iTunes.

(Source:
Huffington Post)
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People : Ted Sarandos
by Admin posted Jan 21 2015 8:00AM
The New England Patriots were accused of intentionally deflating footballs on Sunday, presumably to make them easier to grip and catch in the rain. And since then the NFL has discovered that someone tampered with 11 of their 12 balls.


Well, Green Bay Packers quarterback AARON RODGERS says he doesn't get it, because he prefers his balls full, tight and plump. He says, quote, "The majority of the time, they take air out of the football. I think that, for me, is a disadvantage."


He did note that for quarterbacks that DON'T have big hands or a "strong grip pressure," there IS an advantage to having a flatter football. So, he thinks there should be a MINIMUM air pressure requirement, but not a maximum.
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by Admin posted Jan 21 2015 6:23AM
Pretty much EVERY type of fast food is bad for you. But if your go-to item is any of THIS stuff, you might want to change things up. Here's the unhealthiest thing on the menu at ten fast food joints.


1. At Starbucks . . . it's the Eggnog Latte. A venti has 620 calories and 29 grams of fat.


2. At Kentucky Fried Chicken . . . the pot pie. Obviously it's better than eating an entire bucket of chicken. But as far as single items go, it's the worst with 790 calories and 45 grams of fat.


3. At Chick-Fil-A . . . the Sausage Breakfast Platter. 810 calories with 54 grams of fat.


4. At Subway . . . it's the footlong Spicy Italian Sub. 960 calories and 48 grams of fat.


5. At Cinnabon . . . the Caramel Pecanbon. 1,080 calories and 50 grams of fat.


6. At McDonald's . . . it's the Big Breakfast Platter. Which comes with sausage, eggs, pancakes, hash browns, and a biscuit. 1,090 calories and 56 grams of fat.


7. At Wendy's . . . the Hot 'n' Juicy Triple burger. 1,090 calories and 66 grams of fat.


8. At Taco Bell . . . the Double-XL Steak Nachos. 1,190 calories and 60 grams of fat.


9. At Chipotle . . . the Carnitas Burrito. 1,365 calories and 66 grams of fat.


10. At Burger King . . . the Ultimate Breakfast Platter. Which is basically the same as the McDonald's breakfast but bigger. It's sausage, eggs, pancakes, hash browns, and a biscuit, for a total of 1,420 calories and 79 grams of fat.


(Business Insider)
by Admin posted Jan 20 2015 12:41PM

This is one of those horror stories that really scares people off online dating . . . or, really, ALL dating.


29-year-old Ann-Marie Gray of Somerset, England just shared a story of the EXTREME lengths she went to when she tried to end things with a creepy guy she'd met online.

After three dates, she ended things . . . but he kept texting her, and even told her he'd be at her house in 30 minutes.

So . . . she texted him, pretending to be her sister, and said, quote, "This is Ann-Marie's sister, I am really sorry to tell you but she was taken into the hospital with a very serious illness."

Naturally the guy texted back saying he was headed to the hospital to see her. So Ann-Marie responded that only family could see her. The guy wasn't satisfied, and said he was OUTSIDE the hospital.

Ann-Marie had to escalate again . . . and texted, quote, "I am really sorry to tell you but we lost her."

Faking her own death FINALLY worked, and the guy stopped texting. Although she says he sent her a NASTY message when he spotted her on the dating website again a few months later.

(Here's a photo of Ann-Marie.)


(Source: Daily Mirror)

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by Admin posted Jan 20 2015 12:34PM

Here's something to make your mornings easier . . . or harder. We're not really sure.

According to an article in "Entrepreneur" magazine, a 90-second trick in the shower can help wake you up in the morning. The downside is, it sounds like torture.

The idea behind it is that a hot shower DOESN'T actually do a great job of waking you up. In fact, researchers have found it can do the opposite. After a hot shower, there's a sudden decrease in body temperature, which can make you tired.

So instead, here's what you should do . . .

At the end of your shower, turn off the hot water . . . and make it as COLD as possible for 30 seconds. Then crank the hot water back up for another 30 seconds . . . and finish with 30 MORE seconds of cold water.

It sounds terrible because it IS. But apparently it's much better at waking you up than hot water alone.

(Source: Entrepreneur)

by Robbie Daniels posted Jan 20 2015 11:01AM
A stand-up paddleboarder got a killer view of a pod of orca whales that swam under his board off the coast of Laguna Beach, California, recently.
The five whales hung around for a while, said Rich German, who caught the early January encounter in footage he shared with NBC4.
Whales dive under German's board a few times, and the pod seems to showboat for nearby whale watchers. One whale comes up for breath just feet from German, spraying the water between them with its spout.
German has seen all kinds of whales on his trips on the water, including humpbacks and blue whales, never killer whales before, he said. The orca lover dreamed of this moment.

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People : Rich German
by Robbie Daniels posted Jan 20 2015 10:00AM
Andy Fales is the Iowa broadcaster whose unique satire fueled Bison football fans to send emails, Twitter replies and other forms of communication his way when Iowa State hosted NDSU to begin the season. And now, he's back with more. In his latest "What's Bugging Andy?" he gets around to congratulating the Bison on another FCS championship, even if he had to look up all the details first.



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Location : Iowa
People : Andy Fales
by Admin posted Jan 20 2015 9:00AM
Maybe it was when they stopped, ordered pizzas and started up again, but, Some might say that it's bad to clog up 911 with calls like this . . . but I disagree. I can't think of anything that's MORE of an emergency than this.


68-year-old Peter Komoll of Berlin, Germany called 110 last week . . . which is their equivalent of 911 . . . to report two FOXES having sex in his yard.


But his call really did come from a place of genuine concern. He told the cops the foxes had been having, quote, "abnormally long sex" . . . and he was worried they'd gotten STUCK TOGETHER and could permanently injure themselves.


The cops weren't really interested and told him to call animal services . . . and Peter actually did.


They told him it was fine, and that fox sex takes a while.


(Metro)
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People : Peter Komoll
by Admin posted Jan 20 2015 8:00AM
Normally I'd say it's crazy to demand money and make legal threats towards a child . . . but SOMEONE'S got to be out taking a stand for RSVP etiquette.


Derek Nash and Tanya Walsh of Cornwall, England have a five-year-old named Alex, who was invited to a friend's birthday party at a ski resort a few weeks ago.


But he skipped it because his parents had double booked him . . . and he spent the day with his grandparents instead.


He came home from school a few days later with an INVOICE for $24. It was from the mom who threw the birthday party, a woman named Julie Lawrence.


The invoice said she was on the hook for the money even though Alex no-showed . . . and threatened LEGAL ACTION if it wasn't paid.
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by Admin posted Jan 20 2015 6:36AM
Here's something to make your mornings easier . . . or harder. We're not really sure.


According to an article in "Entrepreneur" magazine, a 90-second trick in the shower can help wake you up in the morning. The downside is, it sounds like torture.


The idea behind it is that a hot shower DOESN'T actually do a great job of waking you up. In fact, researchers have found it can do the opposite. After a hot shower, there's a sudden decrease in body temperature, which can make you tired.


So instead, here's what you should do . . .


At the end of your shower, turn off the hot water . . . and make it as COLD as possible for 30 seconds. Then crank the hot water back up for another 30 seconds . . . and finish with 30 MORE seconds of cold water.


It sounds terrible because it IS. But apparently it's much better at waking you up than hot water alone.


(Entrepreneur)
by Admin posted Jan 19 2015 10:16AM

I would say this guy was totally inspired by DOOGIE HOWSER . . . only since he's just a teenager, he was born a few years AFTER "Doogie Howser, M.D." was already canceled.

A 17-year-old kid was busted last week for spending the past MONTH successfully impersonating a doctor at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The kid has been wandering around the hospital, wearing a white lab coat, scrubs, and a stethoscope . . . and introducing himself to people as a doctor.

As far as we know, he didn't actually do anything to any patients . . . although when he was busted, he was in an exam room while a real doctor examined a patient.

He was only caught when a patient noticed he looked like a kid and told a security guard.

Hospital officials and the cops wound up not pressing charges against the kid . . . his mother told them he's now, quote, "under the care of a doctor."



(Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel)
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by Admin posted Jan 19 2015 10:07AM
On Friday, federal climate scientists reported that 2014 was the hottest year on earth since such records began being kept in 1880, surpassing 2010's previous high.

Furthermore, all 10 of the planet's warmest years have been recorded since 1997, dealing global warming skeptics a rater weak hand.

In fact, NASA's director of earth sciences says, "Climate change is perhaps the major challenge of our generation."

In the United States, only residents of the country's eastern half experienced lower-than-usual temperatures last year, as stifling heat baked the West Coast, including Alaska.

(Source:
NY Times)
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Location : AlaskaWest Coast
by USA TODAY posted Jan 19 2015 10:00AM
This is too good not to watch. At least that's what people say. While reviewing dashcam footage, the Dover Police Department in Delaware said they "found video of something quite amusing": an officer jamming to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off." Officer Jeff Davis, who has been with the department for 19 years, starts singing in the cop car: "I stay out too late. Got nothing in my brain. That's what people say, mmm-mmm. That's what people say, mmm-mmm." Priceless.
And he gets into the song with some head bobbing, too. Awesome. The department said, "We decided we would share some with you in a new Web series called "DashCam Confessionals."' "We hope you enjoy this...and Taylor Swift, if you're watching...we're sorry."
The video was staged, said Mark Hoffman, spokesman for Dover Police Department. "This was done in fun," he added. Hoffman said the production took about 15 minutes to tape. Now the YouTube video posted on Jan. 16 has more than 8 million views. One commenter wrote, "This made me smile today. great moves. :) thanks for sharing." On Sunday, the police department highlighted a Twitter response from Swift. The singer said, "LOLOLOLOL THE SASS."


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by Admin posted Jan 19 2015 8:00AM
Guys, the next time you forget an anniversary or your wife's birthday, just tell her this . . . and then get ready to sleep on the couch: You're biologically PREDISPOSED to forget stuff.


Last year, a study of 37,000 people in Norway found that men DO tend to be more forgetful than women, regardless of age. It's still not clear WHY that's the case, but here are three more weird benefits of being a woman.


1. Women have a better sense of smell. A recent study found that women have up to 50% more cells in their olfactory bulb, which is the part of your brain that tells you what stuff smells like. It's not clear why, but one theory is it's to detect pheromones.


2. Women are less likely to become alcoholics. It might have to do with the feel-good hormone dopamine. A recent study found that when men drink, they produce more dopamine than women in part of the brain associated with addiction.


3. Women are less likely to gain belly fat. And that's not just good for self-esteem. It's also good because the closer your fat reserves are to your heart, the more likely you are to develop heart disease.

Weird. Word!

(Health.com)
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by Admin posted Jan 19 2015 6:40AM
A website just tried to figure out the SLUTTIEST STATE in America but I feel like they dogged it a little . . . I mean, they didn't even factor in things like lower back tattoos per capita. How you gonna do THIS study without THAT?


Nope . . . the entire thing is JUST based on the states' chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis rates.


And using that as the metric, the sluttiest state in America is . . . Mississippi. The rest of the top 10 are: Alaska . . . Alabama . . . Louisiana . . . South Carolina . . . Arkansas . . . Georgia . . . North Carolina . . . Illinois . . . and New Mexico.


On the other end, New Hampshire is the LEAST infected state. The rest of their 10 least slutty states are: Vermont . . . Utah . . . Maine . . . Idaho . . . West Virginia . . . Wyoming . . . Oregon . . . Montana . . . and New Jersey.
by Admin posted Jan 18 2015 8:01AM
68-year-old Brian Smith of New Zealand and his 65-year-old wife Mollieanne recently bought a new Mazda 3 with keyless entry, where you use the keychain remote to unlock the car.


And last month, they were sitting inside the car in their garage when the doors automatically locked. They didn't have the remote with them, and they thought the keychain remote was the ONLY way to unlock the car.


So they PANICKED, and started honking their horn, hoping someone would hear it and come help. But no one did.


At some point you'd THINK they would have noticed there were buttons on the doors to unlock the car MANUALLY, but they didn't. They even tried to smash one of the windows with a tire iron instead . . . but it wouldn't break.


So they just sat there . . . for 13 HOURS . . . until a neighbor found them. By then Mollieanne was unconscious, and Brian was having trouble breathing. Paramedics say if they'd been there much longer, they might have died.


Mollieanne ended up spending three days in the hospital. And they could have kept quiet and saved themselves the embarrassment . . . but she says they went public with the story, so other people don't make the same mistake.


(Otago Daily Times)
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by Admin posted Jan 17 2015 7:30AM

This is a terrible endorsement for this guy's bank robbery skills . . . but a hell of an endorsement for the deliciousness of chicken.

32-year-old Shane Lindsey robbed a bank in New Kensington, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, then took off running down the street.

The cops showed up right after he left and headed in the same direction. They stopped at a restaurant two blocks away called Eazer's Restaurant and Deli, since they saw it had surveillance cameras outside and might've gotten a shot of the guy.

But Eazer's had something way better. It had Shane HIMSELF.

It turns out he'd stopped during his getaway to eat some chicken and biscuits. And when the cops went into the restaurant, they saw a guy who matched the description of the bank robber perfectly . . . and realized it was him.

He was arrested about 20 minutes after robbing the bank.

(Trib Live)

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by Admin posted Jan 17 2015 6:39AM
38-year-old Jose Vales and 30-year-old Luis Vazquez of Kissimmee, Florida got into a car chase with a cop around 2:00 A.M. on Wednesday . . . after Jose accidentally SLAMMED his car into the cop car.


Jose and Luis had COCAINE on them . . . so as the cop chased them, Luis wanted to get rid of it. He opened the sunroof and chucked their bag of cocaine.


And . . . it landed RIGHT on the hood of the cop car.


Jose eventually pulled over . . . and quickly turned on Luis and blamed him for the flying cocaine. They were both arrested on several charges . . . but Luis is getting an extra charge of evidence tampering for throwing the coke.


(The Smoking Gun)
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Location : Florida
by Admin posted Jan 16 2015 11:51AM
Visitors to Bainbridge Island, Washington's city hall building had better make sure they don't have any firearms, drugs or cheese--yes, cheese--on their person today, as the Seattle suburb has banned the possession of cheese inside its main municipal building.

Why?

The region's beloved Seahawks play the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship this Sunday, and Packers fans are, of course, known as Cheeseheads.

One Packers fan responded angrily, telling a local TV station, "They should never ban cheese. We are going to own Seattle."

But Wisconsin isn't above such playful pettiness, it seems, as one Milwaukee-area radio station has banned music by Seattle bands until after the game.


Watch more of the story here...
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by Admin posted Jan 16 2015 8:00AM
The 2014 Oscar Nominees


Best Picture:

"Selma"
"Boyhood"
"American Sniper"
"The Imitation Game"
"The Theory of Everything"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Birdman"
"Whiplash"



Best Animated Feature Film:

"Big Hero 6"
"The Boxtrolls"
"How to Train Your Dragon 2"
The British movie "Song of the Sea"
The Japanese movie "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya"



Best Director:

Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Alejandro Iñárritu, "Birdman"
Bennett MIller, "Foxcatcher"
Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Morten Tyldum, "The Imitation Game"


Best Actor:

Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"
Bradley Cooper, "American Sniper"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"
Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"


Best Actress:

Marion Cotillard, "Two Days, One Night"
Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"
Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"
Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"


Best Supporting Actor:

Robert Duvall, "The Judge"
Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"
Edward Norton, "Birdman"
Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher"
J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"


Best Supporting Actress:

Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
Laura Dern, "Wild"
Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"
Emma Stone, "Birdman"
Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"


Best Documentary Feature:

"CitizenFour" . . . about a reporter's interviews with Edward Snowden.
"Last Days in Vietnam" . . . about the final weeks of the Vietnam War.
"Virunga" . . . about the effort to save the last mountain gorillas in the Congo.
"Finding Vivian Maier" . . . about nanny who was secretly a street photographer.
"The Salt of the Earth" . . . about Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado.


Best Adapted Screenplay:

"American Sniper"
"The Imitation Game"
"Inherent Vice"
"The Theory of Everything"
"Whiplash"


Best Original Screenplay:

"Birdman"
"Boyhood"
"Foxcatcher"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Nightcrawler"


Best Original Song

"Glory" . . . performed by John Legend and Common for "Selma"
"Grateful" . . . performed by Rita Ora for "Beyond the Lights"
"Lost Stars" . . . performed by Adam Levine in "Begin Again"
"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" . . . Glen Campbell's farewell song, from "Glen Campbell… I'll Be Me"
"Everything Is Awesome" . . . performed by Teagan & Sara for "The Lego Movie"
by Admin posted Jan 16 2015 6:27AM
One of the few GOOD stories that came out of the recent terror attacks in France was Lassana Bathily. He's the 24-year-old Muslim employee at the Jewish market in Paris, where terrorists took hostages last Friday, two days after the "Charlie Hebdo" shooting.


After it started, he hid a bunch of people in a walk-in freezer, and turned off the refrigeration system. Then he wanted to sneak them out through a delivery elevator, but no one would risk it.


So he went ALONE . . . made it outside . . . flagged down a cop . . . and told them what was happening. And now he's being rewarded for it.


It turns out Lassana is from Mali in northern Africa, but he's been in France six years. And he applied for citizenship back in July, but there's a lot of red tape to go through.


So this week, more than 220,000 people signed a petition online to have it fast-tracked. And yesterday, the French government announced it's HAPPENING. He'll officially be a French citizen next Tuesday.


In a recent interview, Lassana talked about what he did, and explained that, quote, "It [wasn't] a question of Jews, Christians, or Muslims. We [were] all in the same boat, and we [had] to help one another."
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by Admin posted Jan 15 2015 2:07PM

Did you know mittens are almost always warmer than gloves? They keep your hands warmer, because there's skin-to-skin contact, and your fingers share body heat.

Here are four more tips that can help you out in cold weather.

1. Bubble wrap your windows. A lot of the heat in your house escapes through windows, even if they're sealed well.

So if you still have bubble wrap left over from Christmas, stick the flat side to a window, and it'll act like insulation. You don't even have to tape it. Just spray the window with a little water, and it should stick. The only drawback is . . . it looks stupid.

2. Ice-proof your windshield with vinegar. Mix three parts vinegar and one part water . . . spray it on your windshield . . . and there won't be ice stuck to it the next morning. Or you can use it to MELT ice that's already there.

3. Prep your snow shovel with cooking spray. That way, snow won't stick to it while you're shoveling. You can also just rub it down with vegetable oil.

4. Put zip ties on your bike tires. Stagger them around each tire, about half-an-inch apart, and then cut the excess plastic off. They should act like snow chains, so you get more traction.

by Robbie Daniels posted Jan 15 2015 12:00PM
Travel company Expedia carried out a poll in which it asked flyers to name the most annoying type of airplane passengers. Late night host Jimmy Kimmel shared that list with his audience, but he got laughs for it by having Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart -- that's Captain Jean-Luc Picard -- act them out. For the record, they are: Chatty Charlie; Stinky Snacker; Seat Climber; Seat Kicker; and Landing Clapper.

by Admin posted Jan 15 2015 11:05AM

The average person looks down at their phone up to 150 times a day . . . and we're getting to the point where now, our bodies are FIGHTING BACK.

A study just found that we're developing all sorts of unattractive side effects from always looking down at our phones.

Constantly bending your neck leads to sagging skin . . . drooping jowls . . . and wrinkles at the bottom of your neck that shouldn't show up until you're much, much older.

A dermatologist out of London who helped on the study says, quote, "Neck skin starts off finer . . . [so] it wrinkles more readily and the fat of the neck may sag."

There are all sorts of creams and stuff you can buy to help fight the effects of staring at your phone . . . or, you know, you could just NOT stare down at it so much.

(Source: Telegraph)

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by Robbie Daniels posted Jan 15 2015 10:00AM
A Russian driver's dashboard mounted camera caught a cow's escape from the back of a truck traveling 30 mph on a snow covered roadway. The truck driver allegedly did not notice the cow's escape until Catherine Kibardina, the woman who captured the incident on camera, caught up with him and alerted him to what had happened. Kibardina, who posted the video to YouTube, said the cow seemed to be unharmed after jumping out onto the road.

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by Admin posted Jan 15 2015 6:30AM
If you complain at a restaurant, apparently spitting in your food is NOT the worst thing they can do to you.


A woman named Rachel Hobbs was celebrating her 21st birthday at a restaurant in London last month. And she was with a bunch of friends and family, including her 76-year-old grandmother.


At some point during the meal, they ordered cake, and Rachel noticed the plates were kind of dirty. So she said something about it to the waitress, and we have no idea if she was rude or not. But the waitress responded by outing her as a PORN STAR.


It turns out Rachel also goes by the name "Lacey Lorenzo", and appears on an X-rated channel in the U.K. called "Babestation". Apparently the waitress recognized her . . . and responded by yelling, quote, "At least I don't get my [BOOBS] out on TV."


Which was a big deal, because Rachel's grandmother had NO IDEA she was a porn star. So Rachel lost it, and the restaurant eventually had to call the cops. In the end, the manager apologized, waived their bill, and no one got arrested.


The company that owns the place says they're "dealing" with the waitress. It's not clear if that means she's been fired or not.


(Metro)
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Location : London
People : Rachel Hobbs
by Scotty Matthews posted Jan 14 2015 1:03PM
The Downey, California, building that housed the world's first Taco Bell may soon be demolished, reports The Downey Patriot.

After Taco Bell moved out of the location several years after its 1962 opening, it became the home of an independent restaurant called Tacos Raul.

But now that Tacos Raul has moved out, the building is "under imminent threat of demolition," claims the Downey Conservancy, a preservation-minded local group that is fighting to save the structure.


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Location : California
by Robbie Daniels posted Jan 14 2015 10:00AM
The Minnesota State Patrol responded to hundreds of crashes across the state during the most recent winter storm.
Four State Patrol squads were hit during that time. This video shows dash-cam of three of the State Patrol Trooper vehicles hit during the recent winter storm.
Trooper Kristie Sue Hathaway was in her vehicle on I-494 in Eagan with a citizen when her squad was struck early Friday morning.
Trooper Hathaway and the citizen were injured in the crash. Both were treated and released at a local hospital. The driver who struck the Trooper's vehicle was arrested on suspicion of DWI and criminal vehicular operation.

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by Admin posted Jan 14 2015 8:00AM
There are websites out there now that let you anonymously send ANIMAL POOP to your enemies. This is an opposite . . . but potentially even MORE annoying . . . option.


This website lets you send your enemy an envelope full of GLITTER.


On the surface, that doesn't really sound awful . . . but when they open it, the theory is that the envelope is so overstuffed, glitter will spill everywhere. And that will be super annoying to clean up.


Plus, it might even get them in trouble at work . . . like their boss sees glitter and is all, "Johnson, what's with all the glitter? This is a business, not one of your hippie rave parties. See me in my office."


The glitter costs about $10 and ships anywhere in the world . . . but their website says they've temporarily suspended purchases. You can check for updates at ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com.
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by Admin posted Jan 13 2015 3:06PM

This guy was clearly a mediocre smuggler . . . and not just because he was busted in the most obvious way possible.

A guy traveling from Hong Kong into China drew suspicion from Chinese customs officers because he was walking with weird posture . . . very stiff, very tense. It sounds like he was doing the Frankenstein monster walk.

And then he met his ultimate match, which he somehow hadn't counted on . . . he had to walk through a METAL DETECTOR.

When he did, it went crazy . . . so customs searched him and found he had 94 iPhones strapped to his body. They were strapped all around his upper body, his legs, and even through his crotch.

He was arrested for smuggling. The phones are most likely stolen and he was bringing them to China to fence for a few quick bucks.


by Admin posted Jan 13 2015 1:48PM
The average American will consume a whopping 6,000 slices of pizza in their lifetime, according to a new survey by Texas-based pizza chain CiCi's Pizza.

Meanwhile, the average adult eats about eight slices a month and one in 10 admits to eating pizza three times a week.

The survey also finds that the most popular pizza topping is pepperoni and the most coveted "fantasy" topping -- that is, if you could order a pizza with any topping you want -- is lobster.

What's your favorite topping of choice?

(Source:
Elite Daily)
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by Robbie Daniels posted Jan 13 2015 10:00AM
An 80-year-old retired school principal is the sole winner of the Nov. 4 $326 million Mega Millions jackpot, the biggest prize in New York Lottery history.
Harold Diamond of the Sullivan County town of Wurtsboro says he bought the ticket at a highway service center where he had stopped at his wife Carol's insistence to wait out a storm on Election Day.
Diamond said that he bought 10 tickets for $10, then put them in his wallet. He didn't even check to see if he won until after hearing the winning ticket had been purchased at the service center the next day while playing a round of golf.
"I put the ticket in my wallet and forgot about it," he said matter-of-factly. "I went to play golf the next day and the guys in the clubhouse were talking about the jackpot-winning ticket someone bought at a Valero on Route 302 and I thought, 'Wait a minute, I bought a ticket there last night.'"
The New York Lottery's Yolanda Vega presented a giant ceremonial check to Diamond on Monday. He has chosen to take the cash value of the annuitized prize, which comes to about $130 million after taxes.
Diamond, who was an elementary school principal for 35 years, says he plans to use the money to help family and give back to the local community.
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by Admin posted Jan 13 2015 8:00AM
On Saturday, a guy in New York was walking across a frozen lake in Central Park around 1:00 in the afternoon, and fell through the ice. (He hasn't been identified.)


And if no one had seen it happen, he probably would have died. But luckily, several people DID see it . . . and they happened to be FIREFIGHTERS.


It turned out a group of them were doing ice-rescue drills in the SAME LAKE, and they were already in their gear.


So they were able to get to him in less than three minutes, and an ambulance took him to the hospital, where he was treated for hypothermia.


According to a spokesman, they actually saw him walking and tried to warn him that the ice was too thin, but it was too late. They also say he was incoherent, and may have been drinking.


(NBC New York / NY1 / CBS New York)
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People : Ya Know
by Admin posted Jan 13 2015 6:28AM
A woman in Melbourne, Australia just listed her husband's 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera 997 for $16,000. But it's worth at least three TIMES that much.


In fact, with its low mileage, it could be worth up to SIX times that. But she's not selling it for profit . . . she's selling it for REVENGE.


She listed it for sale after she caught her husband cheating on her after 25 years of marriage . . . she followed him to his "guys' poker night" and found out he was really going to a restaurant with a young blonde.


She says the Porsche is in her name, so she's selling it for $16,000 . . . quote, "just enough for a flight [and] accommodations in Europe so I can fondle with all the wealthy European men."


She posted the ad three days ago, and found a buyer almost immediately.

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by Scotty Matthews posted Jan 12 2015 3:10PM

Women are RUTHLESS when it comes to throwing out their guy's stuff.

Why?

Why deal with all the arguments and hurt feelings when it could just sit in storage? Is crushing his soul THAT important?

A new survey found the average woman throws away about $365 worth of their husband or boyfriend's stuff when they move in together.

Here are the top 10 things they get rid of . . .

1. A magazine collection.

2. And old hobby or toy collection.

3. Clothes.

4. CDs and DVDs.

5. A couch.

6. Sports memorabilia.

7. An ugly painting.

8. A chair.

9. Stereo system.

10. Sports equipment.

Is this list missing anything?

Actually, no... Try not to think about it. We're not paying for your next psychological evaluation.


by Scotty Matthews posted Jan 12 2015 11:37AM
Dave Grohl's "surprise" birthday concert at The Forum in L.A. on Saturday night featured an all-star array of rock and metal gods.

Joining the Foo Fighters onstage during the show, which was announced late last week, were Perry Farrell, Alice Cooper, Slash, Tenacious D, Trombone Shorty, Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister, and former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth.

In fact,
Rolling Stone claims that the highlight of the night came when the Foo Fighters joined Roth for a rendition of his Van Halen hits "Panama" and "Ain't Talkin' Bout Love."

The concert, billed as "An Evening With Foo Fighters in the Round," benefitted the Rock School Scholarship Fund, Sweet Relief and MusiCares.



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by Admin posted Jan 12 2015 10:00AM
"Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" isn't just a TV show you've heard of but never watched. It's your life, man.


A new study found TWO out of THREE parents say they can't help their kid with homework . . . because it's too hard.


Half of them say sometimes, they even quickly use Google for help without their kid knowing . . . and one-third are worried their kid's teachers are JUDGING them over the quality of their kid's homework.


The study also found the 10 school subjects parents struggle with the most . . . eight of which are related to math or science.


The top 10 are: Algebra . . . fractions . . . trigonometry . . . the Pythagorean theorem . . . ratios . . . Roman history . . . long division . . . Civil War history . . . the periodic table of elements . . . and the formation of atoms, protons, and neutrons.
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by Admin posted Jan 12 2015 8:00AM
Women are RUTHLESS when it comes to throwing out their guy's stuff. Why? Why deal with all the arguments and hurt feelings when it could just sit in storage? Is crushing his soul THAT important?


A new survey found the average woman throws away about $365 worth of their husband or boyfriend's stuff when they move in together. Here are the top 10 things they get rid of . . .


1. A magazine collection.

2. And old hobby or toy collection.

3. Clothes.

4. CDs and DVDs.

5. A couch.

6. Sports memorabilia.

7. An ugly painting.

8. A chair.

9. Stereo system.

10. Sports equipment.


(FemaleFirst)
by Admin posted Jan 12 2015 7:35AM
Yeah, Bismarck Sams Club. And when she returned it, the person simply said "So what do you want ME to do about it?" refunded her 5$ without a word and that was it. Nice. The Health Department at Bismarck has been notified~
by Admin posted Jan 12 2015 6:42AM

Deep down, we all know every time we eat McDonald's puts us one step closer to the grave. We don't need a reminder THIS obvious.


There's a guy on Twitter named bonerman_inc . . . so you KNOW he's got his life together. And he went to McDonald's on Friday and got a strawberry sundae. Then as he looked at it, he was shocked to see the SOUL OF A DEMON.


Seriously . . . the way the strawberry sauce flowed into the ice cream, it looked exactly like an undead skull on the side of his cup.


So he tweeted a photo of the cup to McDonald's, and said, quote, "Hey McDonald's, I ordered a sundae but instead you gave me the souls of the damned, did I have to pay extra for this?" Obviously McDonald's didn't respond.


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by Admin posted Jan 9 2015 12:00PM
When FX announced that there would be a second season of "Fargo", they also said that it would be entirely re-cast, because the new season would take place almost 30 years earlier.


So, Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman won't be back, but plenty of recognizable actors have signed on.


They include: Ted Danson, Nick Offerman from "Parks and Recreation", Patrick Wilson from the "Insidious" movies, Jean Smart from "Designing Women", Brad Garrett from "Everybody Loves Raymond", Kieran Culkin from "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World", and Jeffrey Donovan from "Burn Notice".


They are joining the previously announced cast members: Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons from "Friday Night Lights" and "Breaking Bad".


Patrick Wilson is playing the younger version of Lou Solverson, who was played by Keith Carradine in Season One. The second season will premiere next fall.
by Admin posted Jan 9 2015 11:00AM

A band from California called DUM does makes music videos by superimposing their faces onto characters in famous movies scenes. And they're actually kind of funny.

So far, they've made videos using scenes from "Home Alone", "Star Wars", "NeverEnding Story", and "Dumb and Dumber".

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by Admin posted Jan 9 2015 9:50AM

This is the stuff that NIGHTMARES are made of . . . and it's going to affect how every single person listening right now approaches their trips to the bathroom today.

Stephanie Lasca works at a public relations company in San Diego, California called Vertical PR. She went into the bathroom on the second floor on Tuesday, and was about to sit on the toilet when she noticed the water level was a little high.

Naturally, she assumed one of her NASTY lady coworkers had clogged the thing, so she took the plunger to it. And when she did . . . a GIANT SNAKE popped out and flicked its tongue at her.

So she ran out of the bathroom . . . probably screamed quite a bit . . . taped the door shut . . . and called Animal Services.

They came to the office, and found out it was a Colombian rainbow boa. By then it was on the bathroom floor, so they took it to a shelter . . . and it BIT a handler there.

They have no idea how it got into the second-floor toilet.





(Source: Huffington Post)

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People : Stephanie Lasca
by Admin posted Jan 9 2015 9:23AM
Because "Back to the Future Part 2" is set in 2015, everybody is obsessing over what predictions they got right and wrong.


One thing that hasn't come true yet is the self-tying Nikes. But don't count that one out yet . . . because Nike is actually working on it. And designer Tinker Hatfield told a conference that they hope to have them out THIS YEAR.


Don't believe it? Nike already has a PATENT for the kicks
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by Admin posted Jan 9 2015 8:09AM
11-year-old Molly McKinley lives in Hannibal, Missouri, and suffers from a life-threatening disorder called ataxia, which affects your central nervous system. (Hannibal is about 100 miles northwest of St. Louis.)


She recently asked the Make-a-Wish Foundation to send her to Disney World, but she couldn't travel because of her condition. So the Make-a-Wish people and her mom started planning something ELSE for her.


On Wednesday, Molly and her family showed up at a local restaurant for dinner . . . and a crowd of supporters with signs were outside in the freezing cold waiting for them.


Then local firefighters escorted her upstairs, where she got to watch a FIREWORKS display that was just for her. And like most little girls, she loves princesses. So the mayor dubbed her PRINCESS of Hannibal, Missouri.


And since she couldn't go to Disney World, a bunch of beauty queens from local pageants were there to hang out with her.


Molly's mom says they started planning it back in November . . . described the whole night as "fabulous" . . . and says Molly had no idea about it beforehand.


(Hannibal.net) Heres a pic~ Good to see theres still good people...

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by Admin posted Jan 9 2015 6:51AM
Anthony Pinnisi and Chloe Albrite are students at Patriot High School in Nokesville, Virginia . . . and even though it's a few months away, they're already thinking about going to prom. Not with each other, though.


Anthony texted Chloe on Wednesday night, and asked if he could take her HOT MOM to prom if he got enough retweets. She thought it was pretty ridiculous, but they agreed on 500,000 retweets, and if he hit that number he would ask her mom.


So he tweeted "Help a dude out" that night, with a few photos of Chloe's mom, and a screenshot showing their texts about the retweet challenge.


And . . . the Internet was TOTALLY on board.


By yesterday morning, he had more than 55,000 retweets . . . but his school found out and made him take the tweet down.


(Buzzfeed) Heres some pics of The Hot Mom in Question
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by Admin posted Jan 8 2015 2:19PM

So it's come to this. . . Well, society, we've had a good run. But it's over.

There's a new product called the BELFIE STICK . . . it's a selfie stick for your BUTT.

If you don't know what a selfie stick is, you might have seen people using one in public . . . you put your camera on the end, and it takes better selfies of you and your friends, so your arm isn't in the way.

Same principle here . . . you put your camera on the end of the stick, and it helps you take better photos of your butt. The company behind it is a social network called On.com that no one's heard of.

They say they created it because people were having trouble using selfie sticks for butt photos . . . a sentence that would confuse a time traveler from as recently as 2012.

The Belfie Stick is more flexible than a traditional selfie stick, so you can get it at the right angle to take that perfect picture from behind.

They're taking preorders now at BelfieStick.com . . . and the damn thing costs $79.99. For once, it might be better if kids just used their money on something more practical, like drugs.

(Here are a few photos from their site.)




(Source: Business Insider)

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by Admin posted Jan 8 2015 1:00PM
We're used to saying the names of states and cities that have been totally stripped of their original meanings. Let's undo some of that.


Two cartographers named Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust have created a new book called the "Atlas of True Names". Basically, they translated the names of cities and states into what they ORIGINALLY meant.


Most of our names come from various Native American languages . . . but you can also see influences from Spanish, French, German, Dutch, and more. Here are four highlights . . .


1. The United States of America literally means United States of the Home Ruler.


2. Here are some of the best state translations: Illinois is "Land of Those Who Speak Normally" . . . Missouri is "Land of the People With Dugout Canoes" . . . New Mexico is "New Navel of the Moon" . . . and Nevada somehow is "Snowy Land."


3. Louisiana might have the coolest literal meaning: "Land of the Famous Warrior." Although Hawaii will be proud that it means "Island of the Gods."


4. Chicago literally translates to "Stink Onions."


(Business Insider)
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by Admin posted Jan 8 2015 12:00PM
Did you know the idea that coffee can stunt a kid's growth is actually a MYTH? It can cause other problems, but there's no evidence it affects their height in any way. Here are five more myths about food that most people think are true.


1. Multigrain bread is good for you. It MIGHT be, depending on the brand. But the word "multigrain" just means there's more than one type of grain in it. And it could still be REFINED grains, which don't have as much fiber and nutrients as whole grains do.


2. Sugar makes kids hyperactive. A huge study in 1995 found basically ZERO connection between kids' behavior and how much sugar they ate.


3. Vitamin C helps prevent colds. A study in 2013 found it's only true for people who get a crazy amount of exercise, like marathon runners. For the rest of us, it might shorten the DURATION of a cold. But it won't actually prevent you from getting sick.


4. Diabetes comes from eating too much sugar. It can, but not necessarily. Diabetes has to do with gaining weight. So you can develop it from eating too much of ANYTHING, not just sugar.


5. Celery is a negative-calorie food. Meaning you burn more calories consuming it than are actually IN it. But in reality, there AREN'T any negative calorie foods.


A large stalk of celery has about 10 calories. But your only burn about two calories eating and digesting it. (Buzzfeed / NY Times / BBC / MNT / BBC)
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by Scotty Matthews posted Jan 8 2015 11:11AM
Fergie performed between quarters at the Los Angeles Clippers game last night and, in Deadspin's words, spastic-dancing team owner Steve Ballmer "dadded the f**k out" as she sang.

But Ballmer was totally upstaged by the lowliest of his employees--a teenaged mop boy--who crept right up on Fergie and executed a slick body-rolling move while holding his cleaning utensil in his right hand.

But no so fast: Body-rollin' mop boy proceeded to join Fergie's ensemble of dancers as she moved toward center court, signaling that he was actually one of the pop star's dancers. (See below)

Nice prank, Fergie!


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by Admin posted Jan 8 2015 11:00AM
So it's come to this. Well, society, we've had a good run. But it's over.


There's a new product called the BELFIE STICK . . . it's a selfie stick for your BUTT.


If you don't know what a selfie stick is, you might have seen people using one in public . . . you put your camera on the end, and it takes better selfies of you and your friends, so your arm isn't in the way.


Same principle here . . . you put your camera on the end of the stick, and it helps you take better photos of your butt. The company behind it is a social network called On.com that no one's heard of.


They say they created it because people were having trouble using selfie sticks for butt photos . . . a sentence that would confuse a time traveler from as recently as 2012.


The Belfie Stick is more flexible than a traditional selfie stick, so you can get it at the right angle to take that perfect picture from behind.


They're taking preorders now at BelfieStick.com . . . and the damn thing costs $79.99. For once, it might be better if kids just used their money on something more practical, like drugs.


(Business Insider)




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by Admin posted Jan 8 2015 10:00AM
Now that men are moisturizing and waxing, I guess it's only fair that women do THIS.


Apparently the latest beauty trend for women is . . . SHAVING YOUR FACE. Yeah, with a razor and shaving cream and everything.


It's because it's a great way to exfoliate your skin. One of the reasons men usually develop fewer wrinkles than women is all the shaving . . . by removing your outermost layer of skin, it keeps your skin fresh.


So no, it's NOT to remove facial hair. In fact, if you DO have a sexy lady beard or thick lady mustache, beauty experts say you SHOULDN'T shave it because the thick, coarse hair that grows back may look darker and thicker. It's not, but it might LOOK that way.


Alexis Wolfer is the editor of a women's website called the Beauty Bean. She says female face shaving, quote, "is definitely getting more mainstream" . . . but it's not totally common yet.


Companies are even selling face razors specifically for women on Amazon . . . if you search for "women face razor" you'll find at least three or four choices.


(ABC News)
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by Admin posted Jan 8 2015 9:10AM
Apparently there's a fine line between putting a photo of yourself on Facebook, and keeping chopped up body parts in your freezer.


A new study out of Ohio State University just found that men who post a lot of selfies score higher on tests that measure traits associated with being a PSYCHOPATH.


And guys who actually take the time to touch up their selfies and edit them before they post them score even HIGHER.


Those men also score high on tests for a trait that often goes hand-in-hand with psychopathy . . . they exhibit much higher levels of narcissism.


Now . . . just because a guy posts a lot of selfies doesn't mean he's 100% a psychopath. None of the men in the study scored high enough to be diagnosed an ACTUAL psychopath . . . they just had higher-than-average levels of antisocial traits.


The study only used male subjects, so the researchers don't know if women who post a lot of selfies are also more likely to be psychotic narcissists.


(Ohio State University)
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by Admin posted Jan 8 2015 8:00AM
With all due respect to giant, curved, 4K TV screens . . . THIS might be the most amazing thing to come out of this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas.


There's a new device called Mint with one simple purpose: It tells you if you have BAD BREATH.


Mint is a little disc which you breathe into for a few seconds . . . then it analyzes your breath for chemical compounds connected to bad breath, and for dehydration, which can also cause bad breath.


Then it sends the results to an app on your phone, and gives you a rating of one to five . . . one means you desperately need a mint, five means you're great. It also tells you how dehydrated you are. And the whole process takes less than 12 seconds.


The company behind Mint also created a breathalyzer for smart phones a few years ago. They were featured on "Shark Tank" for the breathalyzer, and are one of the VERY few companies that got an investment from all five of the sharks.


They're raising money for Mint on Indiegogo right now . . . if you contribute $89, you'll get the Mint when it comes out around August.
by Admin posted Jan 8 2015 6:48AM
There's more to being a radio personality than glamour, fame, and orgies on piles of money. Maybe NOW you'll appreciate us . . .


According to a new study by CareerCast.com, "BROADCASTER" is the seventh most stressful job you can have. They looked at 11 different kinds of job demands that evoke stress, both physical AND mental. Here are the ten most stressful jobs . . .


1. Firefighter.

2. Member of the military.

3. General in the military.

4. Airline pilot.

5. Police officer.

6. Actor.

7. Broadcaster . . . you're welcome, America.

8. Event coordinator.

9. Photojournalist.

10. Newspaper reporter.


They also ranked the LEAST stressful jobs you can have. That's usually a combination of job security, a good hiring outlook, salary, and few physical demands or deadlines. The top ten are . . .


1. Hair stylist.

2. Audiologist . . . which is someone who tests people's hearing.

3. University professor. Specifically ones who have tenure.

4. Medical records technician.

5. Jeweler.

6. Medical laboratory technician.

7. Tailor.

8. Dietician.

9. Librarian.

10. Forklift operator.
by Scotty Matthews posted Jan 7 2015 2:10PM

You've probably seen the weather trick where you take a cup of

boiling hot water and toss it up in the air when the temperature is

way below zero, and the result is the water immediately vaporizing

into steam.

Well, here's another cool trick you can do here in

North Dakota and Minnesota when the temperature is below zero:

Freeze your trampoline!

It looks kind of cool– but also looks like it would take quite a bit of

time to set up, when you're waiting for the water to freeze.

Check it out…


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by Robbie Daniels posted Jan 7 2015 10:00AM
Do you believe in Bigfoot? A bunch of people online do. On New Year's Day the Arizona Department of Transportation posted surveillance footage of a roadway with the caption, "We might have spotted a family of Sasquatches on SR 260 near Heber this afternoon. What do you think?" The image shows six blurry dark figures that seem to be hanging out on the snowy roadside. More than three thousand people commented on the figures until someone figured out the Sasquatches were merely trees. See the surveillance photo below.



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by Admin posted Jan 7 2015 8:00AM

BILL GATES posted a video about an initiative he funded to create a machine that takes SEWER SLUDGE and converts it to CLEAN DRINKING WATER.


And, in order to prove that he believes in the results, he actually drank some of that purified water. Well, sort of.


Technically, he took about the tiniest sip humanly possible. In fact, you can probably make the case that he just WET A SMALL PORTION OF HIS TOP LIP with the water. (Here's the video. He takes his "drink" at about 1:49.)


Maybe we shouldn't nit-pick. If his lip even came in contact with the water, that would probably be enough to make him sick if it wasn't clean. Still, if you're out to prove that the water is as clean as water can possibly be, then I say CHUG IT.


Because even if he wasn't afraid to drink it, he kind of looked like he was.
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by Admin posted Jan 7 2015 6:33AM
Alcohol can be pretty good for creativity . . . how many BRILLIANT ideas have you had drunk, right? One day you'll build that bar on the moon. One day.


Studies have found that while getting too drunk is obviously not the path to creative productivity, being a LITTLE bit drunk actually IS good for creativity . . . because it helps you relax and not overthink things.


The ideal blood-alcohol level for creativity is .075, which is just under the legal limit of .08. And a Danish brewery has created a beer that will help you get there.


It's an IPA called the Problem Solver. And there are little marks on the bottle that show you exactly how much you should drink based on your weight to get to the .075 mark.


Unfortunately it's only available in Denmark for now . . . and that's a real catch-22, because without it, no one will be creative enough to figure out how to get their hands on some.
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by Scotty Matthews posted Jan 6 2015 2:30PM
We've all read statuses we don't particularly enjoy, but there are a few status-trends on Facebook that are universally awful.

We'd like to shed some light on the statuses that should cease to exist... Immediately.

1. The Cliff Hanger

"Ugh", "FML", "Days like these make me so depressed"

You obviously want people to ask what's going on. About 5% of your Facebook friends will die from curiosity and cave in to ask what's up, but the other 95% of us know you're being intentionally vague for attention. It's annoying. Stop.

2. The Shocker

"Going to the ER", "Totaled my car"

If you're going to the hospital or you have just been in an accident of some sort, you probably shouldn't be making a status about it. This is not an appropriate way to tell your friends and family about something bad. If you're well enough to post on fb, you can make a phone call.

3. The Private Message

"Omg I know you have your phone on you, bitches need to text back damn", "Smh why do people have to talk about me behind my back SAY IT TO MY FACE."

Why do you need to post it all over Facebook? These statuses are clearly directed at someone in particular. Talk to them. This is a waste of my news feed.

4. The Friend Dump

"Just cleaned out my friends list, if you're reading this, congrats!"

Wow thanks, I'm so glad you kept me on your friends list so I can continue to read your pointless statuses. *Deletes*.

5. The Minute-to-Minute Update

"Going to bed", "Time for a shower", "Laundry is so boring"

No YOU are boring. What is the actual point of this? Who are you talking to? There is a reason you have zero likes on this status.

6. The Overly Hashtagged

"Going to the gym! #gym #lift #girlsthatlift #cardio #healthylife #getfit #getripped #strong #thebestihaveeverfeltinmylife"

Hashtags can be fun when used appropriately. This, on the other hand, is abuse. No one likes to try and pick out the words in a hashtag to figure out what it says. WhatifIwroteallmysentenceslikethisnowyouknowhowifeel.

If you're guilty of posting any of these kinds of statuses, it's okay. We all make mistakes.

But now you know better.


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by Admin posted Jan 6 2015 2:11PM
Children who use smartphones and other "small screens" in their bedrooms sleep less during the week compared to their peers without such devices in their rooms, according to new research in the scientific journal Pediatrics.

More specifically, the study found that fourth and seventh-graders who slept near a small screen reported getting about 21 fewer minutes of sleep per weeknight. Those same kids also reported actually feeling like they hadn't gotten enough sleep.

Jennifer Falbe, a public health researcher at UC Berkeley, suggests that parents set "realistic but firm rules," such as requiring children turn off their electronic devices at least one hour before their bedtime.

(Source:
CNN)
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by Robbie Daniels posted Jan 6 2015 10:00AM
A Jalopnik writer who was a CNN intern in 2009 revealed Monday (January 5th) that while there he'd found the network's "Doomsday Video," which had been commissioned by CNN founder Ted Turner soon after he launched the network in 1980, to be played on air if the world was ending. The existence of the video had been reported on over the years, with Turner reportedly having said, "We'll be on, and we will cover the end of the world, live, and that will be our last event." In a 1988 interview with The New Yorker, Turner described how they got the marching bands of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force together and had them play "Nearer My God, to Thee" -- which was the song that reportedly played as the Titanic sank -- to be videotaped and played on air if the world ever came to an end. Despite the reports, though, the video hadn't been seen, remaining in the CNN archives, until former intern Michael Ballaban posted it yesterday.

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by Admin posted Jan 6 2015 8:00AM
A fireworks factory in Colombia EXPLODED on Sunday, and a guy managed to get video of it. The blast was so strong, it actually knocked him over.


Luckily no one was killed, and only one person got injured . . . even though there were five warehouses filled with gunpowder.

by Admin posted Jan 6 2015 6:39AM
A video of an alleged UFO in Southern California started circulating online yesterday. It's at night, and basically looks like a comet going across the sky. But it's moving kind of slowly, which is weird.


Then 15 seconds in, a small orb of light breaks off and flies away on its own. So some people think it was an alien spaceship crashing, and the orb was an escape pod.

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by Admin posted Jan 5 2015 2:56PM
File photo of lead singer Bono of the rock band U2 performing during the opening
While recovering from a catastrophic bicycle accident which he shattered his arm in six places, Bono wrote on the U2 website Friday, "It's not clear that I will ever play guitar again."

But seeing as The Edge handles lead-guitar duties quite capably for the Irish act, he then quipped that his bandmates "reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this."

After having three metal plates and six screws inserted in his arm, Bono wrote the he's "got to be rebuilt" by the time U2 is scheduled to launch its next tour in Vancouver, B.C., in May.

(Source:
Reuters)
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by Admin posted Jan 5 2015 1:04PM
In 1963, Arthur Lampitt and his Ford Thunderbird were involved in a life-threatening collision with a semi truck in Illinois. Thirty-five years later, he set off an airport metal detector and couldn't figure out why.

An X-ray revealed that there was "some type of tool" stuck in his arm, reports CNN, but doctors told Lampitt it was no big deal. About six weeks ago, however, that tool started to push its way out of Lampitt's skin, which finally prompted him to have it surgically removed on December 31.

It turned out to be the turn signal from his old T-Bird!

So what's he going to do with the grisly souvenir? "My original plan was to make it a keychain, but it has been so corroded having been in my body for 51 years, so I may give it back to the doctor. He expressed interest in it, and I thought I would let him add it to his collection," Lampitt said.

Click the link below for the video and more of the story!

(Source:
CNN)
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by Robbie Daniels posted Jan 5 2015 10:00AM
And their tweets are unbelievable. Kanye really needs to answer those tweets

http://www.buzzfeed.com/brianmcmanus/paul-mccartney-mystery?utm_term=.kuNeDE3dkM&sub=3563772_4595598



http://www.buzzfeed.com/brianmcmanus/paul-mccartney-mystery?bffb&utm_term=4ldqpgp#.eimNz6PQXm

Kanye West rang in 2015 with a new song featuring Paul McCartney. Called "Only One," the track is sung by West from the vantage point of his late mother, Donda West, with McCartney adding accompaniment on keyboard. "One day, you'll be the man you always knew you would be," West sings. "And if you knew how proud I was, you'd never shed a tear, have a fear, no you wouldn't do that."
A press release announcing the song said "Only One" was the "first publicly available recording from what has become a prolific musical collaboration between these two legendary artists."
The release also included some backstory on the project:
In early 2014, Paul McCartney and Kanye West first began working together in a small bungalow in Los Angeles. The process that would result in "Only One" began with a simple brainstorming session between the two: With McCartney improvising on the keyboards and Kanye vocally sketching and shaping ideas in a stream-of-consciousness riff.
When they played back the recording afterward, something remarkable happened. Kanye sat there with his family, holding his daughter North on his lap, and listened to his vocals, singing, "Hello, my only one . . . " And in that moment, not only could he not recall having sung those words, but he realized that perhaps the words had never really come from him.
The process of artistic creation is one that does not involve thinking, but often channeling. And he understood in that moment that his late mother, Dr. Donda West, who was also his mentor, confidante, and best friend, had spoken through him that day.
"My mom was singing to me, and through me to my daughter," he said, astonished.

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Location : Los Angeles
by Admin posted Jan 5 2015 8:00AM
NHL ref MIKE LEGGO blew his whistle and stopped the action during Friday night's Lightning / Penguins game in Pittsburgh . . . because he had to VOMIT. And he did . . . right there on the ice...as they often do...especially if drunk...and on ice. Anyhoo...heres the video
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by Admin posted Jan 5 2015 6:23AM
During the second half of the Birmingham Bowl on Saturday, Florida Gators running back ADAM LANE JR. scored a touchdown from two yards out. And he apparently did it WITH A LOAD IN HIS PANTS.


There is pretty clear pictorial evidence that Lane soiled himself sometime during the drive. After he scored and went to the sidelines, a trainer handed him a towel to cover up the evidence.

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by Scotty Matthews posted Jan 2 2015 2:49PM

Here's a great reason to go to parties wearing a dress that's so tight it'll take a small army to get you out of it at the end of the night . . . besides, you know, looking super sexy and all that.

21-year-old Zoe Turner of Leeds, England says a skin-tight dress just SAVED HER LIFE. (See Above)

Zoe wore an ABSURDLY tight dress to a Christmas party a few weeks ago . . . and on the way home, a CEMENT MIXER hit her cab.

But Zoe survived . . . and her doctors said it was probably because of the dress. They say it was so tight, it basically held all of her bones and organs in place, which kept her from suffering any potentially fatal internal injuries.

She wound up with a fractured pelvis, fractured vertebrae, and a broken sternum . . . but survived. The cab driver also made it . . . he had a broken neck.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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Location : Leeds
People : Zoe Turner
by Scotty Matthews posted Jan 2 2015 11:19AM

"Back to the Future Part 2" came out in 1989, but it was set in 2015. So now that it's officially 2015, Newsweek.com talked to a group of futurists about what the movie got right, and what it got wrong.

As for what the movie got RIGHT, we don't have flying cars yet . . . but a company called AeroMobil does make a car that turns into a small airplane. It's hard to believe we'd ever get to a place where everybody can have one.

And most of the people Newsweek talked to hope we don't, because we'd SUCK at maneuvering them. One of them said, quote, "There will be an awful lot of dead bodies falling out of the sky."

We also don't have hoverboards quite yet. A company is developing one (SEE BELOW), but it uses magnetics, meaning they can only be ridden on a specialized metal surface.

Things the movie pretty much nailed include Big-screen flat TVs . . . communication technologies like Skype and FaceTime . . . thumbprint biometrics . . . and video glasses that work sort of like Google Glass.

What did they get WRONG? Well, according to the movie, faxing is HUGE in 2015, and there are still phone booths everywhere. Also, lawyers have been abolished.

by Robbie Daniels posted Jan 2 2015 8:12AM
A Brazilian man who was stabbed in the head with an 11 inch knife survived the attack and managed to drive for two hours to get himself to a hospital. Juacelo Nunes claims he was arguing with a man at a party when the man's three friends approached to help him attack Nunes. He was stabbed in the throat, shoulder and chest before the knife was stabbed into his head. The knife missed Nunes left eye and passed through his mouth to the right side of his jaw. Nunes' wife said, "I did not believe when I saw my husband like that. I thought he was going to die. It was a miracle."

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by nbcnews.com posted Jan 2 2015 6:57AM
Arthur Lampitt of Illinois crashed his 1963 Thunderbird into a truck 51 years ago and just this week had a 7 inch turn signal lever from the car removed from his left arm. Lampitt, 75, is recovering from the 45 minutes operation at home. About ten years ago, Lampitt's arm set off a metal detector at a courthouse and an x-ray showed an object the length of a pencil but since it caused no pain or harm, he was told to leave it alone. But a few weeks ago when he was moving concrete blocks the arm began to hurt. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the accident broke his hip which probably drew attention away from Lampitt's arm, which healed.
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