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Study: Only Way To Stop A Hangover Is To Drink Less
August 30, 2015 – 5:21 pm | No Comment
Study: Only Way To Stop A Hangover Is To Drink Less

A new study from Dutch and Canadian researchers could leave millions of hard partiers giving up on their late night snacks and water chugging: According to the results, there is no way to prevent a …

“Deez Nuts” Endorses Bernie Sanders For Democratic Primary
August 23, 2015 – 9:09 pm | No Comment
“Deez Nuts” Endorses Bernie Sanders For Democratic Primary

A 15-year-old Iowa boy who registered as a presidential candidate under the name “Deez Nuts” has endorsed Vermont senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Primary. The teen, who recently placed above major candidates in primary …

Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond Dead at 75
August 16, 2015 – 4:04 pm | No Comment
Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond Dead at 75

Civil rights leader Julian Bond died on Saturday following a brief illness at the age of 75. His passing was announced by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which Bond co-founded and led for several years …

Deadpool Trailer Leaks SDCC 2015
July 12, 2015 – 10:00 am | No Comment
<i>Deadpool</i> Trailer Leaks SDCC 2015

ComicCon provides lots of new trailers and footage for hotly-anticipated comic book movies — sometimes in official releases, sometimes in wonky, poorly-lit cell phone footage. This is definitely one of the latter, but it’s worth …

Check Out The New Trailer For Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
July 11, 2015 – 4:34 pm | No Comment
Check Out The New Trailer For <i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>

It’s already been two years since Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was announced… and we still have a year left to go! So you can’t blame us for greedily consuming every bit of new …

Maine Man Killed After Setting Off Firework On Head
July 5, 2015 – 2:26 pm | No Comment
Maine Man Killed After Setting Off Firework On Head

A man in Maine was killed yesterday after setting off a fireworks mortar tube he had placed on his head. Devon Staples, 22 of Calais, reportedly died instantly due to the head injury. It is …

Jimmy Kimmel Dupes Americans On 4th Of July Facts
July 4, 2015 – 11:27 am | No Comment
Jimmy Kimmel Dupes Americans On 4th Of July Facts

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is at it again with his “Lie Witness News,” this time in a patriotic 4th of July segment. In the popular feature, a Kimmel staffer conducts man-on-the-street interviews, asking people about …

Report: David Sweat, Escaped Inmate, Shot In Upstate New York
June 28, 2015 – 4:57 pm | No Comment
Report: David Sweat, Escaped Inmate, Shot In Upstate New York

The New York Times reports that David Sweat, the final escapee still on the loose following a daring prison escape in Upstate New York, has been shot by a state trooper.
His condition was unknown and …

Woman Arrested Trying to Remove Confederate Flag From South Carolina State House
June 27, 2015 – 1:53 pm | No Comment
Woman Arrested Trying to Remove Confederate Flag From South Carolina State House

A woman scaled the flagpole in front of the South Carolina state house and removed the controversial flag there. Bree Newsome, 30, was arrested when she reached the ground, and charged with defacing a monument, …

Jon Stewart Does Joke-Free Daily Show After Charleston Shooting
June 19, 2015 – 11:46 am | No Comment
Jon Stewart Does Joke-Free <i>Daily Show</i> After Charleston Shooting

On last night’s episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart began by “apologizing” for not doing his job of writing jokes about the news. Stewart then spoke somberly for several minutes about the shooting …

Rachel Dolezal Sued Howard University For Racial Discrimination
June 15, 2015 – 9:09 pm | No Comment
Rachel Dolezal Sued Howard University For Racial Discrimination

Oh man, this story keeps getting weirder. Rachel Dolezal, who resigned this week as head of the NAACP in Spokane after it was revealed she had been masquerading as a black woman for years, reportedly …

Parents Say NAACP Leader Lied About Being Black
June 12, 2015 – 11:43 am | No Comment
Parents Say NAACP Leader Lied About Being Black

Rachel Dolezal, the head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, is coming under scrutiny this week after her biological parents publicly came forward to state she has falsely been representing herself as black for …

Check Out The First Trailer For The Martian, Starring Matt Damon
June 8, 2015 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

Matt Damon has suffered a lot of abuse and showed impressive survival skills in his roles in the Bourne movies and other films. But his latest role might face the toughest challenge of all. In …

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Was Exactly 30 Years Ago Today
June 5, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Was Exactly 30 Years Ago Today

File this under “Useless but awesome knowledge.” Four years ago, writer Larry Granillo at Baseball Prospectus closely studied to baseball game in the classic John Hughes film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to figure out exactly …

#NotMyAmerica Responds To Anti-Muslim Protests
May 30, 2015 – 3:32 pm | No Comment
#NotMyAmerica Responds To Anti-Muslim Protests

The hashtag “NotMyAmerica” has taken off on social media in response to anti-Muslim protests taking place outside a mosque in Phoenix, AZ. The protests featured a contest to draw the prophet Mohammed, similar to the …

Police Detonate Suspicious Pressure Cooker Near US Capitol
May 25, 2015 – 4:39 pm | No Comment
Police Detonate Suspicious Pressure Cooker Near US Capitol

US Capitol Police have disposed of a pressure cooker found in a van parked on the National Mall.
The van was spotted during a routine patrol. Police say it smelled of gasoline, and appeared to contain …

John And Alicia Nash, Of A Beautiful Mind Fame, Dead In Car Accident
May 24, 2015 – 8:46 pm | No Comment
John And Alicia Nash, Of <i>A Beautiful Mind</i> Fame, Dead In Car Accident

John and Alicia Nash, whose lives and marriage were depicted in the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, died in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday. He was 86, and she was …

Ireland To Become First Nation To Approve Gay Marriage By Popular Vote
May 23, 2015 – 9:36 am | No Comment
Ireland To Become First Nation To Approve Gay Marriage By Popular Vote

With voting still underway, early results show a landslide victory for supporters of same-sex marriage in a referendum in Ireland. Not only is this a result that would have been unthinkable just a few years …

Daron Dylon Wint, DC “Mansion Fire” Murder Suspect, Arrested in Washington
May 22, 2015 – 8:57 am | No Comment
Daron Dylon Wint, DC “Mansion Fire” Murder Suspect, Arrested in Washington

Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was apprehended late on Thursday night in Washington, DC. Wint is the primary suspect in the May 14 quadruple murder of a wealthy DC family and their housekeeper, which ended in …

FBI Joins Amtrak Crash Investigation, Looks At Window Strike
May 16, 2015 – 8:16 pm | No Comment
FBI Joins Amtrak Crash Investigation, Looks At Window Strike

The FBI has joined the investigation into a lethal Amtrak crash after NTSB investigators found evidence that an object may have struck the windshield of the train before the derailment. The cause of the crash, …

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