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American Voices: Survey: Rich People More Likely To Disapprove Of Participation Trophies According to data gathered by libertarian magazine Reason, wealthy people are much more likely than poorer people to disapprove of “participation trophies” for kids, or awards given out to all children regardless of whether they are ...
The Onion | 5 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Wasps Kill Cat, Huge Nest Discovered Florida wasps build a massive nest between a discarded recliner and a wall, which isn't discovered until a cat jumps up for a nap, and is killed. WFLA's Holly Bounds reports.
MSNBC | 6 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Vet Battles for Benefits After Feds Declare Her Dead A 92-year-old WWII veteran finds humor in being declared dead, despite being very much alive, and in need of her now halted retirement benefits. WFLA's Candace McCowan reports.
MSNBC | 7 hours, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Teen 'Fire Challenge' Stunt Prompts Statewide Alert Officials are alarmed by Internet videos of youths dousing their bare skin in flammable liquids, like alcohol, and lighting it on fire. Read more: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/NJ-Fire-Officials-Concered-Over-Fire-Challenge-Stunts-272290391.ht
MSNBC | 7 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
God Knocked Unconscious By DirectTV Satellite THE HEAVENS—Noting that He was a little shaken but would be all right, sources confirmed Friday that the Lord God Almighty, Our Heavenly Father, was struck by a DirecTV satellite approximately 22,000 miles above earth, rendering Him unconscious for
The Onion | 8 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Statshot: What Are We Storing At Our Parents' House? What Are We Storing At Our Parents' House?
The Onion | 8 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
American Voices: Starbucks Bringing Coffee Trucks To College Campuses Starbucks is reportedly introducing coffee trucks to colleges around the country that can move around to highly trafficked areas of campus throughout the day to attract students.
The Onion | 8 hours, 56 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
It's 'bone-apptit' for California pooches under new law (Reuters) - California diners can now legally enjoy a meal on a restaurant patio with their dogs in tow, under a law signed Thursday by Governor Jerry Brown that eliminates health code regulations banning restaurant owners from allowing pooches on the pre
Reuters | 20 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
No sex, aggressive cats, wrong sauce - 911 fails Quick common sense lesson - as some people apparently need it: Calling 911 should only be done in an emergency.
Canoe.ca | Aug 21, 2014 9:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Night Out Thrown Off-Balance By Friend Unexpectedly Bringing Someone ST. PAUL, MN—Local resident Nathan Erdlich’s night out was reportedly thrown completely off-balance Wednesday when his friend unexpectedly brought someone to join them for drinks, sources confirmed.
The Onion | Aug 21, 2014 7:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend