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Cockroach disrupts pest control official's testimony A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago city official whose job includes pest control while he was making a presentation in council chambers Thursday. | 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Florida man shoots 400-pound bear breaking into his house ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man shot and killed a 400-pound (180-kg) black bear after it broke into his house two nights in a row to get to a bag of dog food, a state wildlife officer said on Friday.
Reuters | 20 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Crowd Outside White House Hoping To Catch Glimpse Of President Naked WASHINGTON—Clamoring to get an unobstructed view across the South Lawn, a large crowd reportedly gathered outside the White House Friday hoping to catch a brief glimpse of President Obama naked.
The Onion | Oct 24, 2014 7:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
TLC Producer Wants List Of 100 Fucked-Up Families On Desk By End Of Day SILVER SPRING, MD—Saying that he didn’t “give two shits” if they had to knock on the door of every trailer and halfway house in the country, TLC producer and programming director Mark Livingston reportedly told his staffers Friday
The Onion | Oct 24, 2014 7:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Infographic: Tips For Throwing The Perfect Halloween Party Americans around the nation are buying costumes, stocking up on candy, renting scary movies, and decorating their homes for spooky Halloween parties.
The Onion | Oct 24, 2014 7:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
American Voices: Parents Upset After Elementary Schools Cancel Halloween Parents of children who attend two elementary schools in Connecticut are angry after officials canceled all Halloween activities out of concerns that they exclude kids who don’t celebrate the holiday.
The Onion | Oct 24, 2014 6:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NYC Officials Assure Public Most Puddles Of Bodily Fluid On Streets Not Contaminated With Ebola NEW YORK—Hoping to downplay fears of a potential Ebola outbreak in New York City, health officials assured residents Friday that most puddles of bodily fluid found on the streets are not contaminated with the deadly Ebola virus.
The Onion | Oct 24, 2014 6:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Thousands raised to buy car for Pennsylvania sniper's lookalike EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Jim Tully's hours-long walks to and from work in the Pocono Mountains, where he has been repeatedly stopped by police in a case of mistaken identity in the manhunt for a Pennsylvania cop killer, may be coming to an end.
Reuters | Oct 24, 2014 6:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Area Man Pretty Loud At Guitar Area Man Pretty Loud At Guitar
The Onion | Oct 24, 2014 6:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Boston Cruise Line Introduces New Whale Ramming Tour BOSTON—Offering what they describe as an “unforgettable” opportunity to get “up close and personal” with the region’s marine life, sources confirmed this week that Boston-based cruise line Harbor Excursions has begun op
The Onion | Oct 24, 2014 6:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend