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Val Patterson Knew He Was Dying, Self Penned Obituary Revealed Secrets

Val Patterson knew he was dying, so he wrote his own obituary that would appear in Utah's Salt Lake Tribune after his death.

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‘The New Yorker’ Challenges Readers to Caption Cartoon From ‘Seinfeld’

It’s been fourteen years since an original episode of ‘Seinfeld’ aired, yet the sitcom still looms large over pop culture.

The latest example of the lingering effects of the seminal show come from the ‘The New Yorker,’ which is using a cartoon featured on a famous ‘Seinfeld’ episode for its latest reader caption contest.

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You Can Now Get Mashed Potatoes and Gravy From a Vending Machine

In a move that will probably delight and disgust convenience store shoppers at the same time, 7-11 has begun offering mashed potatoes and gravy via a vending machine. Alas, the machines aren’t available here in the US yet. As strange as it sounds, we’d probably be first on line if they were.

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Stubbs the Cat Is the World’s First Feline Mayor

Meet Stubbs, a sassy cat who has recently rocketed to fame. As mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, he attracts visitors from far and wide, hoping to catch a glimpse of one of the longest serving mayors in the US.

Known locally as “Mayor Stubbs,” the feline’s popularity is undisputed: he has 1,000 friends on Facebook, which exceeds the town’s 900 residents.

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Daughter Successfully Sues Mother For Facebook Humiliation

A woman in Germany has humiliated her daughter with the kind of stunt you’d only expect from junior high schoolers, and the daughter takes legal action.

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Finland Crowns a New ‘Wife-Carrying’ Champion

Ah, leave it to the Finns and their bizarre contests to make you scratch your head in wonder. This Northern European country, which is home to the Air Guitar World Championship, the Mosquito Swatting Championships and the Swamp Soccer Championships (just to name a few), is also the proud creator of the Wife Carrying World Championships.

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Theodent Chocolate Toothpaste Wins Red Dot International Design Award

A New Orleans company called Theodent has received an international award for innovative design. It's the first time a toothpaste has been given the Red Dot award. Theodent's brown and gold packaging was inspired by its proprietary ingredient, Rennou, which is the ingredient that replaced fluoride in the chocolate toothpaste.

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Woman Sells Her Soul on eBay for $2,000

A down-and-out New Mexico woman has put her “slightly used” soul up for auction on eBay. The starting price is only $2,000, which, if you think about it, is a great price for an immortal soul. Any takers?

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College Student Fakes Kidnapping to Get Out of Handing In Paper

Kids these days are taking the saying “the dog ate my homework” and completely chucking it out the window. Today’s student needs a more up-to-date and convincing reason for missing an assignment, skipping class or failing to complete work. That’s why this story of a college student who faked his own kidnapping is so fascinating.

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New York Subway Steps Trip People Up [VIDEO]

The 36th station New York subway steps trip people, but why?  They look normal.  Something is just not right about these subway steps but to the naked eye, they seem perfect.

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Alaskan Town That Fell Victim to Cruel Taco Bell Hoax Gets Free Tacos

The closest Taco Bell to Bethel, Alaska is almost 400 miles away in Anchorage. That’s why the town’s 6,200 residents were so excited last month when flyers announcing the chain’s arrival in Bethel began popping up.

But it wasn’t to be. The pamphlet was a hoax, put up by a soulless prankster as a way of getting back at a rival by making their phone number the number to call for a job at the make believe new fast food restaurant.

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Study Shows Siri May Not Be As Smart As It Thinks It Is

Apple’s Siri app turned a lot of heads and ears when the iPhone 4S first hit the shelves. The voice controlled app looked and sounded like something from an Arthur C. Clarke novel.

However, it may not bring us any closer to having a real HAL 9000 computer (and considering what happened in ’2001: A Space Odyssey,’ maybe we should be thankful for that).

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