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How Far Is The Next McDonald’s? Never More Than 115 Miles

If you have ever wondered:  In the United States (story not valid in Alaska, Hawaii or the US Virgin Islands, of course), you are never more that 115 miles away from the next McDonald's.

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Boy Had Toy Lodged Up Nose for Three Years

Little kids like to stick things inside their mouths, ears and noses. From toy soldiers and toy cars, to carrot sticks, pencils, crayons and more, some curious toddler somewhere has jammed it down his gullet or into his nose.

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Amazingly, There Are Only 83 Million Fake Accounts on Facebook

While Facebook has no data on how many fake people currently reside on its server (based on our News Feed we’d guess about half of all users), it does know how many fake accounts there are: 83 million. And it’s not who you think, either.

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Louisiana Man Tries to Carjack Unmarked Police Vehicle with Three Cops Inside

From the dumb criminal file... A 25 year old man from Princeton, Louisiana tried to carjack an unmarked police vehicle- with three on-duty cops in it! Here's how it happened:

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Marriage Proposal Goes Horribly Wrong During Cubs Game

A Chicago Cubs fan named Greg wanted to give his girlfriend a marriage proposal that she’d never forget. So he popped the question via the video scoreboard during a game on Monday night at Wrigley Field. There was just one problem — she wasn’t in her seat at the time.

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You’ll Never Believe What One Hotel Used To Replace Bibles

You'll never believe what The Damson Dene Hotel, which touts itself as the perfect destination for a “peaceful break away from it all” in England’s picturesque Lake District, used to replace Bibles in each of it's 40 guest rooms -

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Freaky, Unidentified ‘Monster’ Washes Ashore In New York City [NSFW Photos]

In July of 2008, the carcass of a bloated, chimera-like animal washed ashore in Long Island. The ‘Montauk Monster‘ terrified and fascinated the nation that summer, with zoologists eventually concluding the beast was probably a water-damaged raccoon, rather than some sort of byproduct of a top-secret experiment gone horribly wrong.

Four years later, it looks like we have another monster on our hands.

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11-Year-Old Boy Runs Off, Hops Flight From London to Rome

It’s not that uncommon to see children flying by themselves. But an 11-year-old English boy took that concept to a whole new level this week.

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Chickens Terrorizing Kenner Neighborhood

In a real case of fowl play, a group of renegade chickens are terrorizing a neighborhood in Kenner, Louisiana. According to a report on Nola.com, a pack of about 20 angry birds are disturbing the peace in the Woodlake subdivision.

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Crafty Bandit Makes Off With David Hasselhoff Cardboard Cut-Outs

Germans love him, but who knew David Hasselhoff was such a wanted commodity here in the US? That’s what a convenience store chain is wondering after hundreds of giant promotional cardboard cut-outs of the ‘Baywatch’ star have gone missing.

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Turtles Make a Break for Freedom from Georgia Farm

You’d think that, out of all the different kinds of livestock, turtles would be the easiest to keep penned in. And yet, some 1,600 turtles recently fled a Georgia farm. Granted, it was probably a very slow break for freedom.

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New York City Store Actually Charging People for Tap Water

It should come as no surprise that the newest startup in the East Village section of New York City is even more ridiculous than those that precede it. The Big Apple is known for its food ‘niche’ stores — The Hummus Place, The Dumpling Man, Rice to Riches, a spot dedicated solely to rice pudding. And Pickles. Oh, and Mayonaise. Who even LIKES mayo that much to warrant an entire business dedicated to its “Empire”?

So when we heard about the latest of these “boutique” stores, we were only too amused to hear what it specializes in: tap water. 

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