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  • Real or fake?

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    Is this the real thing or another fake?  You decide!

    Bigfoot rumours are flying again after two young boys found what looks like a decomposing limb in a wooded area in Massachusetts.

    Police sent it to the medical examiner, who determined it is not human, although it appears to have five toes.

    More tests are being conducted on the big “foot”.

  • Cinnamon Challenge

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    Another stupid idea!

    Doctors are warning teens against takng the "cinnamon challenge".

    It's the latest dangerous prank that's gone viral on YouTube videos which has led to hospitalizations and calls to poison centers.

    The prank involves daring someone to swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds without water. But the spice is caustic, so trying to gulp it down can cause choking, throat irritation, breathing trouble and even collapsed lungs.

    At least 30 teens needed medical attention last year after taking the challenge.

    The number of poison control center calls about teens doing the prank has increased from 51 in 2011 to 222 last year.

    Cinnamon is made from tree bark and contains cellulose fibers that don't easily break down. When cinnamon gets into the lungs, it can cause scarring.

  • Beer Pong

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    Who wants to play Beer Pong?

    Students at Clemson University decided to study the germ content on beer pong balls - which fly from hand to table to floor to other hand to cup full of beer that you have to drink night after night.

    RESULTS:

    There are up to 3 million germs on the balls including bacteria such as salmonella, listeria, staph, and e. Coli.

    While 90% of germs are harmless there’s a pretty good chance that eventually beer pong players are going to get a little sick from the game - and not just from over doing it on the beer.

  • First kiss

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    Remember that first kiss?  Here are the top ten things you never want to hear after the first kiss!

    10. No way, you had spinach for lunch too?!

    9. I think I swallowed your filling.

    8. Thanks, I’d been meaning to floss.

    7. Care for a mint?

    6. Can I have a Kleenex? I’ve got a saliva mustache now.

    5. Here’s a Kleenex. You’ve got a little booger.

    4. Cold sores aren’t the same thing as oral herpes, right?

    3. That reminds me, I have to do a go home and do my laundry.

    2. Huh.

    1. My mom would love you.

     

  • Is this reality?

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    Is this reality?

    A new reality show focuses on six privileged 27 to 30-year-old women from Long Island who still live with their parents.

    Bravo’s “Princesses: Long Island” premieres on June 2, and has been billed as a Jersey Shore-style “fly-on-the-wall” show.

    30-year-old Ashlee White is the oldest “princess” on the series, and says that the main attraction of living with her parents is that she gets free laundry, maid service and the house is always stocked with her favorite foods.

    The show already has critics who are afraid that it could give young people the wrong impression that “it’s OK to live off your parents without working your hardest.”

     

  • Should men wear makeup

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    Should men wear makeup?

    Ever hear of tinted moisturizer? That’s because it’s just a fancy name makeup - well, makeup for men, which is why it needs a different name.

    The light weight foundation evens out skin tone and gives men a more natural, glowing look. It also contains SPF which is an added health bonus.

    Scott Disick, from the Kardashian fame-train, wears the tinted moisturizer.

  • Is this you?

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    How neat is your desk?

    A recent survey found that the average workspace is messy and causing us lots of problems at work, like complaints from colleagues and bosses to stress from clutter.

    You may think you’re keeping stuff you need, but you’re actually losing important papers in the mess.

    Some people are only cleaning their desks a handful of times a year… and the mess is not gender related: Both men and women have dirty work spaces.

  • From the mouth of kids

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    My kids would never say that!  Really?

    Most kids can utter an expletive before they even know their ABCs.

    According to a new book, "Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing", the author (Mellissa Mohr) argues that English-speakers actually use a curse word about once every 140 words. That makes foul language as popular as first person plural pronouns like "our," "us," and "we."

    Among the book's findings:

    Cursing usually "kicks off" when a child is three or four.
    About 0.7% of all English words spoken on a given day are swear words.
    The middle class curses less than the wealthy—a Victorian-age habit that "indicates that you are a proper, good person and this is a sign of your morality and awareness of social rules".
    "Aristocrats have a secure position in society, so they can say whatever they want—and may even make a show of doing so".
    Cursing can be valuable, relieving us of pain (think hammer on finger) or helping us bond with others (like workers complaining about their managers).
    Cursing goes way back: Like us, Romans insulted people with curse words related to sexuality. The most basic of curse words—"sh*t"—dates back to Anglo-Saxons who spoke in Old English.

  • This is true love

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    This is true love!

    ~~Blake Shelton won’t play the romantic lead in a music video. He won't insult Miranda Lambert by pretending to be something he isn’t.

    Blake tells PEOPLE mag, “Since I’ve been married, I won’t go there in a video.

    “If I was to go there, it would be Miranda in a video. I’m not an actor and don’t pretend to be.”

    He adds, “Everybody knows I’m married to Miranda Lambert, and they don’t want to see me leaving a bar with a girl. Why would I take this ring off for a video? I’d be insulted by that if I was Miranda, and I don’t want to do anything to insult her or hurt her feelings.”

  • The topless what?

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                   The topless beer can!  Will it taste better?

                   

    The Sly Fox Brewing Company in the US has launched its new Helles Golden Lager in a “topless” beer can.

    The entire lid of the can is removable, like a soup can which enhances the drinking experience while turning it into a drinking vessel and eliminating the need for separate glassware.

    Sly Fox’s head brewer said: “This technology allows for fans of craft beer as it means they can savour the full aroma of the beer.

    The can is also 100% recyclable and “infinitely recyclable", meaning it can be reused again and again with no degradation in quality.

    The new beer in the new can is scheduled for distribution through April.

     

     

  • Packer proposal

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    With a little help from the Packers.

    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy helped a Packers fan help propose to his girlfriend.

    The couple from Milwaukee was on vacation in Florida when they saw McCarthy on the beach. The man ran over to McCarthy and requested a photo with him. Then, the man came up with a plan and asked the coach to take a picture of him and his girlfriend.

    While McCarthy was taking the picture the man got on his knee in the sand and proposed.

    She said yes and McCarthy said it was really cool. 

  • Packers help pop the question

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    A little help from coach McCarthy!

    Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy helped a Packers fan help propose to his girlfriend.

    The couple from Milwaukee was on vacation in Florida when they saw McCarthy on the beach. The man ran over to McCarthy and requested a photo with him. Then, the man came up with a plan and asked the coach to take a picture of him and his girlfriend.

    While McCarthy was taking the picture the man got on his knee in the sand and proposed.

    She said yes and McCarthy said it was really cool.