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WWWalk.org / Jean Beliveau
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Man Walks Around the World in 11 Years

For some guys, a sports car and a new wife just aren’t good enough to shake off a mid-life crisis. A Canadian man decided to take a jog to keep his depression at bay. He just returned home — 11 years later. The Vancouver Sun explains how it all started.

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Getty Images
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School Hosts Gallery of Fail

Normally, parents post tests on the fridge when little junior gets an A or a B. Well, there's one school in England that took a whole pile of failed tests and posted them as part of a gallery.

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Getty Images
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What Do We Eat That Makes Us Smarter?

A study shows that people who regularly eat this score better on tests, but there's always a downside. It's kind of fattening, but you can always use the excuse that you're eating your way to a genius IQ. 

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John Moore/Getty Images
John Moore/Getty Images
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Bad Economy Good News for Our Waists?

A new study out of the U.K. says our bad economy was actually good news for our waistlines.

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YouTube
YouTube
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10 Funny Commercials Starring Corporate Shill Darth Vader

Darth Vader may be an evil galactic overlord, but that doesn’t mean he’s above being a corporate shill for Madison Avenue. Hey, times are tough these days, even for a Sith Lord.

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Dona Ana County Sheriff / webhostingreview, Flickr
Dona Ana County Sheriff / webhostingreview, Flickr
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Dumb Criminal Pulls ‘Dine and Dash’ In Restaurant Full of Cop Waiters

It’s never a good idea to run up a restaurant tab and then skip out on the bill — and it’s an even worse idea when said eatery is lousy with cops.

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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10 Tanning Fails That Will Make You Blush, If You Can

The weather can make it tough to get a golden tan all year ’round. So when you need that sun-kissed look at the wrong time of year, you have to take matters into your own hands. It is not at all uncommon to turn to tanning beds, self-applied tans or spray tans, but these don’t always go the way they’re supposed to. And, because we keep seeing celebrities do it at major events, we thought we’d find some of the best tanning fails the internet has to offer.

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Fanboy30, Flickr
Fanboy30, Flickr
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Teenager Finds Winning Lottery Ticket After Mom Makes Him Clean Room

Ryan Kitching’s mom had been nagging him to clean his room, as moms tend to do. When the 19-year-old from Midlothian, Scotland finally relented and attacked the mess, he found 12 old lottery tickets.

Figuring they must all be losers, he thought about throwing the tickets out with the rest of the junk. But then he had a “strange feeling” that he should check the numbers, and when he did, he was nearly $85,000 richer.

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YouTube
YouTube
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Groom’s ‘Smooth Criminal’ Wedding Dance Has Moves Like Michael Jackson

A wedding dance to a Michael Jackson song isn’t really a new thing. There are countless videos of newlywed couples dancing to “Thriller” — but to “Smooth Criminal”? That’s what Jeff Loehrke did at his wedding reception, and it was awesome. 

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Category: Music, Odd News, Videos
McDonald's Austria
McDonald's Austria
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The Deep-Fried McRibster Will Clog Your Arteries With Awesome

Once a year, the McRib pops up on the McDonald’s menu for a short period of time and fans of the pork sandwich sing its praises to the high heavens.

But something is happening in Austria that will shake the foundation of any McRib connoisseur. It’s called the McRibster, and it suggests that the McRib is not the perfection that some claim. Rather, it’s just a start.

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Jen Jacobs
Jen Jacobs
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Cats Do Care if You Live or Die

A Wisconsin woman recently saved two cats from a humane society and they recently returned the favor.

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NASA
NASA
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Want to Test Out Some Space Food? NASA Is Looking for Volunteers

Imagine being an astronaut on a mission who’s stuck with the same old food for weeks or months (it’s not like you can call out for pizza).

Like most people who are faced with similar dining choices day after day, you’d likely eat less — and that’s a concern for scientists. So they’re recruiting volunteers to help them test out edible fare in preparation for a future mission.

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