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Buy A Chicken Corsage For Prom

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Surely This Is A Joke

Is KFC really selling chicken corsages for high school proms???

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Spend the Night on Snake Island

You’ve read about Snake Island here before. Now see video of the island’s history, learn about the legend that surrounds it, and watch people actually stay the night there. Just know that the video contains a little bit of NSFW language.

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The Job That Pays…

When it ends. If you work for Amazon and you hate your job, they might pay you $5,000 to just go away.

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Pranks Are America’s Real Favorite Pastime

Check out the prank that an entire baseball team played on one of its players.

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Word Up

These themed word lists will have you have you unfurling unparallelled acts of lyrical prestidigitation in no time.

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Another Criminal Toddler Walks Free

Well, crawls. Officials in Pakistan have decided against charging a nine-month old boy with attempted murder.

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April 14, 1865: President Lincoln Is Assassinated

Today is the anniversary of the day Abraham Lincoln was killed by an assassin at Ford’s Theatre. Here is where you need to go to see the scattered artifacts of that terrible event.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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