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Muppet Performer Jerry “Count Von Count” Nelson Dead At 78

Posted 8/25/2012 5:30 am by

You probably won’t recognize the face of Jerry Nelson, but if you’ve ever had a child or you’ve ever watched any of Jim Henson’s various properties, you’ll instantly recognize the voice.  Of the many famous characters voiced by Nelson over the years, none is more well-known than everyone’s favorite math-loving vampire, Count Von Count, on […]

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Amateur Painter Ruins 100-Year-Old Fresco

Posted 8/24/2012 7:30 am by

For over 100 years, the people of Zaragoza, Spain, have had pride in their local church.  The centerpiece of the Sanctuary of Mercy Church was the fresco Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) by Elias Garcia Martinez.  Despite not being terribly valuable, locals love the fresco, but no one loved it more than 80-something Cecilia Gimenez.  Enraged […]

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The World’s Longest Living Family Celebrates 818 Years

Posted 8/24/2012 7:00 am by

When it comes to long live, the village of Perdasdefogu in Sardinia, Italy, must have some sort of special secret.  After all, Perdasdefogu  is the home of the Melis family.  With the recent birthday of oldest sister Consolata Melis, the Melis siblings have lived a combined 818 years, 205 days, which makes them the longest living family […]

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Good Deed Nets Father And Son 70-Pound Catfish

Posted 8/24/2012 6:30 am by

The United Way is a great cause; I think we can all agree on that.  For a fish fry fundraiser, the father and son team of Blake and Tyler Visin were off to the local river to go fishing for delicious, nutritious catfish for the charity function.  The hope was to land enough fish to […]

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UFC Cancels UFC 151, First Event Cancellation In UFC History

Posted 8/24/2012 6:00 am by

In 150 events, the Ultimate Fighting Championships have never cancelled a pay-per-view event.  Fighters have dropped out, fighters have been injured, venues have been forced to change… no matter what was supposed to happen, the show was going to go on and Dana White was going to make sure that happened no matter what.  Well, […]

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Lance Armstrong Gives Up Fight Against Doping Charges

Posted 8/24/2012 5:30 am by

In 1996, Lance Armstrong fought the biggest fight he would ever face.  At 25, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer and given almost no chance at surviving treatments.  Somehow, he lived, and went on to become one of the best cyclists of his generation.  Before the cancer, he was a world champion; after the cancer, […]

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Gambia To Execute All Death Row Inmates

Posted 8/23/2012 7:30 am by

The wheels of justice grind slowly, if they move at all.  This is true pretty much anywhere you go, but it seems as if one country in West Africa is doing something about it.  Gambia, a popular vacation spot, has decided to stop wasting time when it comes to dealing with death row inmates and […]

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Angelina Jolie’s Daughter To Make Acting Debut At 4

Posted 8/23/2012 7:00 am by

As the child of Angelina Jolie (one of the world’s most beautiful women) and Brad Pitt (one of the world’s most handsome men), Vivienne Jolie-Pitt is no stranger to the attention of the press.  I imagine everywhere she goes with her parents, people are there taking pictures of her.  Now, she’s wanting to get paid […]

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Bin Laden Raid SEAL To Write Tell-All Book

Posted 8/23/2012 6:30 am by

The night Osama Bin Laden was killed is a night that will live in infamy.  When the United States special operations team SEAL Team Six took down the world’s most-wanted man in an operation dubbed Operation Neptune Spear, it was global news.  Still, despite the newsworthiness of the event, not much is known about the […]

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LL Cool J Follows Mama’s Advice, Knocks Out Burglar

Posted 8/23/2012 6:00 am by

On the television show NCIS:  Los Angeles, rapper/actor/awards show host LL Cool J plays senior field agent Sam Hanna of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.  On the show, he’s a tough detective who busts criminals.  As it turns out, while LL isn’t a cop in real life, he’s pretty good at busting criminals.  When LL […]

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Buy Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home

Posted 8/23/2012 5:30 am by

In 1978, Jeffrey Dahmer committed his first murder.  The murder site was the serial killer’s childhood home in the town of Bath, just outside of Akron in Northern Ohio.  Dahmer moved from Ohio to Wisconsin in 1982, then he went on to kill at least 16 more people before his arrest in 1991.  Dahmer’s reign […]

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Rare Recording Of MLK Discovered In Attic

Posted 8/22/2012 7:30 am by

A few months ago, Stephon Tull was looking through his father’s attic in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when he uncovered a rare and unusual treasure.  In a box was a dusty old reel-to-reel audio tape recording labeled, “Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960.”  After borrowing a reel-to-reel from a friend, Tull listened to the tape and was […]

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“Live! With Kelly” And Michael Strahan?

Posted 8/22/2012 7:00 am by

It’s tough to replace a television legend, just ask Kelly Ripa.  Kelly Ripa had big shoes to fill, albeit not literally, when she replaced Kathy Lee as the co-host on “Live! With Regis and Kathy Lee” way back in 2001.  The transition ended up being a smooth one.  Then, television legend Regis Philbin retired from […]

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US Open Tennis Referee Arrested For Murder

Posted 8/22/2012 6:30 am by

Lois Ann “Lolo” Goodman had flown into New York City to officiate the US Open, tennis edition, in nearby Flushing Meadow.  She’s done this for quite some time, being a full-time professional tennis referee, and she had the gear to prove it.  In fact, that’s what she was wearing when authorities arrested her at her […]

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The “Breaking Bad” Meth Candy

Posted 8/22/2012 6:00 am by

In 1982, Debbie Ball’s candy store in Albuquerque, New Mexico–dubbed Candy Lady–was the center of controversy over Ball’s decision to sell candy shaped like certain  body parts that typically gets distributed at bachelor and bachelorette parties.  Little did she know that 30 years later, she’d once again find herself at the center of controversy.  Debbie Ball is […]

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Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger Engaged; Become Canadian Brangelina

Posted 8/22/2012 5:30 am by

Good news, Canada!  Your two most famous citizens are getting engaged!  Sk8er Girl pop-punk singer Avril Lavigne has been dating Nickleback lead singer Chad Kroeger for the past six months in a very secretive relationship; even by modest Canadian standards, the two have been keeping things very quiet.  Well, the Canadian power couple isn’t quiet any longer; […]

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Roger Clemens Is Making A Comeback To Professional Baseball

Posted 8/21/2012 6:00 am by

In 2007, Roger Clemens took the mound for the New York Yankees for the last time.  After that, he faced a steroids trial after declaring to Congress that he was drug free.  Despite all the evidence against him, Clemens escaped a perjury charge and became a free man.  Just because he’s free of legal troubles, […]

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Phyllis Diller Dead At 95

Posted 8/21/2012 5:30 am by

To call Phyllis Diller a latecomer to the comedy world is an understatement.  Diller spent the first 37 years of her life as a mother of five kids and housewife in Lima, Ohio.  She discovered her talent for being funny at PTA meetings while spending her time as a publicist, newspaper columnist, and radio writer. […]

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Augusta National Admits Two Noteworthy Women As Members

Posted 8/21/2012 5:00 am by

Every spring, the world’s best golfers gather at the beautiful Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Georgia, for The Masters tournament.  The winner gets one of Augusta’s famous green jackets, just ask last year’s champion Bubba Watson.  Well, with any tradition comes controversy.  Augusta National Golf Course has never admitted a woman as a full-fledged […]

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Director Tony Scott Leaps To His Death At Age 68

Posted 8/20/2012 10:45 am by

It doesn’t matter what you call yourself or how you define yourself, Tony Scott has made a movie that appeals to you.  Scott was the prodigious and talented British director behind some of the best movies of all time, from awesome action flicks like Top Gun (he was working on the Top Gun sequel with Tom Cruise) […]

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Adidas Ruins Notre Dame’s Classic Uniforms

Posted 8/17/2012 11:30 am by

It’s okay for Maryland to have awful football uniforms as a way of getting attention, but certain classic things should not be messed with.  One of these things is the uniform for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.  Navy or white jerseys, gold pants, and gold helmets.  That’s what Notre Dame looks like, and that’s what […]

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Facebook Stock Sinks To $19.69, A New Record Low

Posted 8/17/2012 11:00 am by

Since Facebook’s IPO launched to the tune of billions of dollars and millions of shares of stock sold, the social networking company has kind of fallen on hard times, in so much as a multi-billion-dollar company can fall on hard times.  The first lock-out period for Facebook insiders has ended, meaning 270 million shares of […]

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Tyrann Mathieu To Enter Drug Rehab

Posted 8/17/2012 10:30 am by

Last season, the LSU Tigers only lost one game:  the national championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide.  They were looking to repeat a trip to the national title game, and their hopes rested firmly on the shoulders of 5’8 defensive back and punt returner Tyrann Mathieu, AKA The Honey Badger.  Then, the Honey Badger […]

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Air France Flight Asks Passengers For Gas Money

Posted 8/17/2012 10:00 am by

When you’re traveling, there are all sorts of problems that you can run into.  Turbulence, unscheduled layovers, buying extra tickets due to fatness, bad food, annoying kids on phones, but as far as I know, an airline has never had to ask passengers to borrow money to pay for fuel, until now.  Passengers on Air France […]

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Powerball Prize Rises To $320 Million

Posted 8/16/2012 6:00 am by

When it comes to lotteries, the Mega Millions seems to get all the attention for its… uh, mega millions.  Mega Millions has been racking up high jackpots lately, with impressive $335 million and an incredible $656 million jackpot in March.  It goes without saying that Mega Millions is great, but you can’t sleep on the […]

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Taylor Swift’s New Single May Break Download Records

Posted 8/16/2012 5:30 am by

Taylor Swift’s new album, Red, isn’t due out until October, but that isn’t stopping the honey-haired country crooner from getting a jump on sales early.  Swift, perhaps most famous for being the victim of a Kanye West interruption and her many Grammy wins, has a knack for turning heartbreak into hits.  Her latest single, “We […]

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US Men’s Soccer Team Defeats Mexico In Mexico For The First Time Ever

Posted 8/16/2012 5:00 am by

The game Wednesday night between the United States Men’s National Team and the Mexican side in international soccer was only a friendly.  Basically, it’s a relatively meaningless exhibition game, but when it’s the US versus Mexico, the games are never meaningless. In 75 years of soccer between the two countries, the US had never won […]

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Steve Jobs’ Home Burglarized

Posted 8/15/2012 7:00 am by

In the never-ending war between desperation and stupidity, it’s obvious that Kariem McFarlin is on the losing side of both of those things.  McFarlin hit the crime jackpot when he walked past a Palo Alto, California, home undergoing renovation.  There was no alarm, no lights, and no one was home.  Hence, he broke in and […]

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CBS VP Mike Aresco Becomes Big East Commish

Posted 8/15/2012 6:30 am by

In September, the Big East conference will begin negotiating a new television deal.  All around them, their fellow BCS conferences have been signing billion-dollar television deals, such as the ACC’s deal with ESPN, the SEC’s deal with CBS, and the like.  The Big East is a conference in flux, with TCU and West Virginia leaving […]

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Julia Child Turns 100, Gets PBS Remix AND Google Doodle

Posted 8/15/2012 6:00 am by

When it comes to cooking, anyone can do it.  The dumbest caveman ever was able to burn meat on a fire to keep from dying of parasites, after all.  But cooking with style, with grace, with forethought and the ability to combine elements to make a meal that pleases all five senses?  That’s a talent. […]

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