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Wacky… But True, July 14th

The New York Times Food department isn’t afraid to tackle real food — like the all-American hot dog. The Times says “only Wellshire Farms, a brand sold only at Whole Foods markets, and Hebrew National … had what they considered

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Wacky… But True, July 13th

And the key to turning a dairy cow into a cash cow?… give her a bigger stall, increase air circulation and provide some shelter to prevent overheating. That’s according to a University of Wisconsin study that focuses on making dairy

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Wacky… But True, July 11th

Wacky… But True, July 11th: The California Lottery says 19-year-old Rosa Dominguez won $555,555 on a $5 scratch-off ticket bought at a gas station. A few days later, she bought another $5 scratch-off ticket at a different station and won

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Wacky… But True, July 10th

A man in Lyman, Maine was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after his two young daughters were found wandering their neighborhood not dressed. State Police say Christopher Peare’s daughters, ages 2 and 3, had

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Wacky… But True, July 7th

A fully grown elephant named Kelly sauntered through Baraboo, Wisconsin early last Friday morning on a brief walk of freedom. Law enforcement officers quickly got in touch with the nearby Circus World Museum, home to the wandering pachyderm and a

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Wacky, But True, July 6th

A woman in China was distraught… so distraught, she threatened to jump off a building. She was distraught because she had exceeded her monthly smartphone data limit because she had been watching soap operas on her phone, which ate up

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Wacky… But True, July 5th

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut downed 72 hot dogs and buns yesterday at the annual Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating contest. Despite eating his way to a world record, he fell short of his goal of 80. According to a new

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Wacky… But True, July 4th

A man who bought a tiny dilapidated house next to his childhood home learned during renovations that the eyesore was actually a 300-year-old log cabin, making it among the oldest surviving houses in Pennsylvania. Jude Plum says after buying the house

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Wacky… But True… June 29th

The family of a pair of miniature schnauzers were distraught when the dogs disappeared in thick fog while on a walk. They thought they would never see Charlie and Theo again. Their owners launched a rescue operation and more than

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Wacky… But True, June 28th

The latest numbers show that in America our pets are getting fatter. But interestingly, the pets are actually thinner in the states where the people are the fattest. Perhaps, because there are no leftovers. A new survey asked workers what

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Wacky… But True, June 27th

Engineers in Boise, Idaho have done an amazing thing. In the path of a Boise hospital’s expansion, a 10-story tall 100-year-old sequoia tree was moved two blocks away to city property. (Image Courtesy of abcnews.go.com) Pop Quiz: Researchers are tackling

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Wacky… But True, June 26th

Twenty years ago today, June 26th, 1997, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was published in the UK with an initial print run of 500 copies, becoming a smash almost overnight. It was published here as “Harry Potter and the

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Wacky… But True, June 23rd

The latest report says that the modern KKK is beset with constant infighting. You would suppose, though, that that’s what happens with a hate group. Planet Earth is becoming an ever more crowded place, and in six years the world

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Wacky… But True, June 22nd

According to a survey of millennials, 51% say they have taken a bathroom-mirror selfie. And 25% of responding millennials confess to taking a selfie while on the toilet. Why? Your guess is as good as mine. Remember the story of

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Wacky… But True, June 21st

A 10-year-old boy from Texas now hopes to put an end to kids dying in hot cars. Bishop Curry has, so far, raised almost $30,000 on GoFundMe to develop his device. Oasis will detect when a child has been left

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