When the Cops Show Up, Everyone Pretends This Illegal Street Market is a Picnic

Nov 8, 2014 By Megan Berman 2

Germany isn’t exactly famous for its hot food. When Germans crave spice, they’re out of luck.

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Or at least, those who aren’t “in the know” are. But if you know the right people, you can get in on a hot secret: apparently, Berlin’s numerous Thai and Vietnamese immigrants have taken matters into their own hands with Thai Park — an Asian street food market held in a park on the outskirts of the city.

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Minneapolis Mayor Accused of Flashing Gang Sign, Her Husband Shuts It Down With Hilarious Tweet

Nov 7, 2014 By Joey White 2

It was a blistering headline: Mpls. mayor flashes gang sign with convicted felon; law enforcement outraged

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The photo of Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges posing with a young man during last week’s get out the vote efforts got the attention of a law enforcement official. He found it on the young man’s Facebook page while monitoring his social network activities and reached out to Minneapolis news station KSTP.

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U.S. Forest Service to Idiots: “Stop Taking Selfies with Bears!”

Nov 6, 2014 By Joey White 0

It’s crazy to have to say this, but…you really shouldn’t approach bears for a photo op.

To all sane people’s surprise, that’s exactly what the U.S. Forest Service finds itself telling people as images like this keep cropping up on social media…

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The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is a popular destination in beautiful South Lake Tahoe, with visitors converging there to see the bears who arrive each year for the creek’s annual run of kokanee salmon.

But incredibly, these visitors are stopping to snap selfies with bears in close range…

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Teacher Forced to Resign Over Ebola Scare Because Dumb School Has No Idea Where Kenya Is

Nov 5, 2014 By Joey White 3

Many Americans know little more about where the deadly Ebola outbreak has occurred except that it’s “in Africa.” Of course, Africa is the world’s second largest continent, so it helps to be a little more specific, especially when freaking out about being near someone who’s been to the vast continent.

The virus has been largely contained to just three countries — Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. To illustrate the size of this area, British chemist Anthony England, who’s spent a lot of time in sub-saharan Africa, created this helpful map…

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While several cases of Ebola have occurred in three other nearby countries, those cases were contained and the virus is not a threat there, similar to how it’s been contained in the United States.

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Want to Travel the World for Free? If You Have the Same Name as This Guy’s Ex, You’re in Luck…

Nov 5, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

Calling all Canadians named Elizabeth Gallagher! If you have a passport and love to travel, there is a free plane ticket for a trip around the world this December with your name on it.

The only catch? You have to travel with the original Elizabeth Gallagher’s ex-boyfriend, Jordan Axani, who planned the romantic getaway before they broke up.

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28-year old Axani posted the offer on Reddit a few days ago, explaining that it just wasn’t worth it to cancel the trip…

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Look at the Freakiness That Happens When You Turn Teddy Bears Inside Out. So Bizarre…

Nov 5, 2014 By Joey White 2

These don’t look much like teddy bears, but that’s exactly what they are…

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Photographer Kent Rogowski turned teddy bears inside out and re-stuffed them. Describing his series, Rogowski notes,

“They are at once hideous yet cuddly, disturbing yet endearing, absurd yet adorable…”

If you just can’t get enough of these bears here, Rogowski’s project was turned into a book, simply titled Bears. There can’t possibly be a Christmas gift that’s more simultaneously fun and disconcerting…

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This Guy Has Eaten at Olive Garden 95 Times in 6 Weeks…and He’s Not Done

Nov 5, 2014 By Joey White 0

When Olive Garden announced their “Never Ending Pasta Pass” earlier this year, 500,000 fans of the Italian restaurant applied for their chance to pay $100 for a 7-week pass for unlimited food.

One of the 1,000 people who won the passes was Burlington, North Carolina, resident Alan Martin. He lives walking distance from an Olive Garden and immediately decided he would get as much value as possible out of his card, eating two meals a day for as long as the pass was valid.

Martin told WGHP, “I am willing to gain 30 pounds to collect $1,500 dollars in free dinners.”

Sure enough, every single day for six weeks now, Martin has had lunch and dinner at his local Olive Garden, where he’s become something of a celebrity. His pass gives him unlimited pasta, salad, bread, and soda, and he’s using it to its full advantage…

After 6 weeks, is he sick of pasta yet? Not at all. But maybe by the end he will be. He says…

Give me seven more days and I’ll be ready maybe for…a big burger.

The Exquisite Irony of Chicago’s Pothole Art

Nov 4, 2014 By Megan Berman 1

We can all agree that potholes are ugly and detrimental. And one Chicago artist has taken the matter into his own hands in his own creative way. Jim Bachor has been creating colorful “guerrilla” mosaics in potholes all around Chicago.

His work has certainly brought attention to Chicago’s pothole problem…but, ironically, it would be a shame to fix the potholes now and destroy his beautiful mosaics….

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Wisconsin Postal Worker Tosses Almost 1,000 Political Ads in a Dumpster

Nov 3, 2014 By Joey White 0

This is a serious crime that’s completely inexcusable…but it’s also exactly what we all wish would happen to the political flyers littering our mailboxes each election season.

Wisconsin Assembly candidate Mike Rorhkaste was contacted Thursday by a Neenah resident who said they saw a postal worker drop a bunch of campaign mailers for him and other local GOP candidates in a dumpster…

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According to the Wisconsin Reporter, a USPS supervisor immediately responded after Rorhkaste contacted them, taking photos and actually getting into the dumpster to recover the mail for the next day’s delivery.

An investigation by the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General revealed that the mail carrier felt overwhelmed by the 879 mailers and dumped them to avoid delivering them, not because of their political nature.

Fortunately, there’s only one more day before we don’t have to worry about this again — at least not for the next year and a half.

These Satanists Knew Exactly How to Respond when a Christian Statue was Destroyed

Nov 3, 2014 By Megan Berman 7

Earlier this year, citing religious freedom, the Satanic Temple fought to build a statue of Baphomet outside of the Oklahoma State Capitol building, next to a statue of the Ten Commandments.

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Plans were going well, and the Temple had raised more than enough to construct the statue. But then someone completely destroyed the Ten Commandments monument with their car “in the name of Satan.”

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So how did the Satanic Temple respond? They’ve put off the construction of their own statue until the Ten Commandments monument is restored. They explain

The Satanic Temple was appalled to learn of the act of destructive vandalism laid upon the 10 Commandments monument in Oklahoma today. As many are aware, we are seeking to have a Satanic monument erected alongside the 10 Commandments….

We do not want our monument to stand alone. If our monument stands at the state Capitol, we want it to compliment and contrast the 10 Commandments, with both standing unmolested as a testament to American religious freedom and tolerance. We hope that by respecting religious liberty in allowing our monument to be displayed, Oklahoma will help ameliorate any animosity between differing perspectives, not cultivate them.

Considering what comes to mind for most people when they picture Satanism, this is both surprising and refreshing.

Now we wait and see whether a new 10 Commandments statue will be erected to stand beside Baphomet or whether the powers that be will simply decide that the front lawn looks just fine with out any religious decoration.