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Have you a dollar to spare for the endangered tree octopus?

In 1957, when televisions were still fairly new and remarkable bits of home-owned technology, a clever crew of BBC reporters created an April Fool’s gag that never should have fooled a soul but there were more than a few people … Continue reading

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You know why Baby Einstein DVD’s don’t work?

Because Einstein’s parents were cousins. He was a product of cousins mating. Think your cousins could produce a genius of that level? Think every cousin pairing will? Obviously not. Albert Einstein’s parents whipped up the cream of the genetic crop … Continue reading

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Thou shalt not con the faithful lovelorn…

..is not one of the commandments. Thou shalt not steal is, though, so at least they’re busted for that one. I found out about this via USA Today but I’ll be pulling my quotes out of the original article from … Continue reading

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Crappy coin conversion counts as cheating…

I was out shopping the other day and almost gave a coin to the cashier that I thought was a dollar coin, but alas it was not. I don’t even know where I got it, but somebody somewhere wasn’t watching. … Continue reading

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Another reason to separate religion and school..

On the surface, not a big deal. Probably thought they were doing the kids a favour. The favour of saving their souls. A mother is angry about a trip led by the head football coach at Breckinridge County High School. … Continue reading

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Drive thru prayer – a new convenience?

Or a waste of gas? “They pull in, I go up to the window, we can pray and they pull out,” Cordell said. “And people know they can have their needs met. It seems to be a real blessing.” The … Continue reading

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“I really thought in my heart this was true”

John Rempel fell for the Nigerian scam and lost $150,000. “They used to come in the mail,” said Leamington police Const. Kevin O’Neil. “Now the majority of these are sent through e-mail. Keeping up with the times, using all the … Continue reading

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Could you make a $2 million bail?

I couldn’t, but I never ran a Ponzi scheme to bilk fellow parishioners out of their hard earned money, like Bryant Rodriguez did. At least three dozen people invested with him, giving him about $1.1 million but getting back only … Continue reading

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Walmart vs thieves

I always love Wal-mart stories and as an ex-employee, I have my share, and this story from Fox News amused me. Three guys came to Wal-mart claiming they’d been sold an empty laptop box. They looked suspicious to the people … Continue reading

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Apocalypse now or never?

I may only have a half hour or so before the world as we know it bloorps out of existence. In case of scientists coining a new meaning for the word “whoops”, I love you all and best wishes for … Continue reading

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