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Michigan Woman Almost Threw Away $50,000 Lottery Ticket

Wednesday  07:36,   15 august 2018
insideedition

<p>Delaine Passucci, 47, won $50,000 from a lottery ticket she almost threw in the garbage after several failed attempts to check her winnings.</p>Delaine Passucci, 47, won $50,000 from a lottery ticket she almost threw in the garbage after[...]
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People are calling this SAT math question 'the meanest test problem ever' — see if you can solve it

Wednesday  07:36,   15 august 2018
msn

A Quora thread of difficult SAT math questions included one that people are calling "the meanest test problem ever." Can you figure it out? If not, never fear — Presh Talwalkar of the YouTube channel and blog MindYourDecisions posted a[...]

Man confuses Obama and bin Laden in epic quiz show fail

Wednesday  06:50,   15 august 2018
msn

Appearing on a quiz show looks like a lot of fun but we're sure it is a nerve-wracking experience. All that money is at stake, you're on national television, under bright lights, trying to answer questions.There's a lot of pressure on you and[...]

Umpire Stops Baseball Game to Pull Live Moth Out of Ear With Tweezers

Tuesday  18:57,   14 august 2018
insideedition

The incident captured commentators' attention.A moth got stuck in the umpire's ear [...]

From a converted London taxi to a Lego fans dream hideaway – the outstanding outbuildings vying to be named Shed Of The Year

Tuesday  18:57,   14 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

A Legoland-inspired haven, a shed floating on skis and a black cab converted into an outdoor bedroom are among the unique structures hoping to be crowned Shed of the Year. The Cuprinol-sponsored competition, now in its 11th year, attracted nearly[...]

People are painting Instagram photos on their face using makeup — and the results are surprisingly realistic

Tuesday  18:56,   14 august 2018
msn

Makeup artists are taking a literal approach to the "real-life vs. Instagram" trend by incorporating the social media platform's layout into their looks.&nbsp;- The trend involves using makeup on only a portion of your face and[...]

That's one BIG dog house! Rescue centre rehomes six-year-old 'soppy giant' Boerboel called Chunkie who has 30-inch neck and weighs nearly 10 STONE

Tuesday  18:56,   14 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Chunkie is a six-year-old Boerboel, also known as a South African Mastiff, who arrived at Dogs Trust through no fault of his own. Despite his size he was quickly rehomed in Hampshire.A rescue centre has rehomed one of its largest ever dogs - a rare[...]

This Single Dad Wore A Pink Dress To His Sons' School For The Sweetest Reason

Tuesday  14:07,   14 august 2018
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Chatchai “Sam” Panuthai wore a pink lace dress to greet his two sons, Imsome, 3, and Ozone, 5, at a school event ahead of Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on Aug. 12 in Thailand.&nbsp;Chatchai “Sam” Panuthai wore a pink lace dress to greet his[...]

Working like a dog! Delivery driver's French Mastiff Roxy perfects 'white van man pose' by leaning from window of vehicle as he drops off parcels

Tuesday  14:00,   14 august 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Roxy, a seven-year-old French Mastiff (pictured), spends her days sitting in the passenger seat of the white van, leaning on the window with her elbow as she tours London delivering parcels.Roxy, a seven-year-old French Mastiff, spends her days[...]

Parrot refuses help from firefighters with 'foul-mouthed' response

Tuesday  14:00,   14 august 2018
msn

You know the feeling when you've been stuck on top of a house for a few days and you are enjoying it so much you just don't want to get down. TThat's exactly what happened to a parrot in north London over the weekend who despite efforts from [...]

Starbucks tries to save 6 billion cups a year from the trash ... with help from McDonald's

Tuesday  10:50,   14 august 2018
pri.org

“A recent report said that there are 600 billion cups — billion with a ‘b’ — that are produced and sold globally on an annual basis. So that’s a lot,” says Christy Slay with The Sustainability Consortium.Starbucks alone says it contributes 1[...]

School boy, 14, runs for Vermont governor

Tuesday  10:25,   14 august 2018
msn

Most 14-year-old American schoolboys might be fixated on baseball, chasing girls and dodging their homework. Not Ethan Sonneborn. He's running for governor in Vermont. The teenager is taking advantage of a quirk in the constitution of the[...]

An 11-year-old hacked a replica of Florida’s voting system in 10 minutes

Tuesday  07:30,   14 august 2018
vox

The hackathon highlights the real threats malicious hackers pose to our democracy.An 11-year-old boy changed fake voting results by hacking into an exact replica of Florida’s state election website in just 10 minutes, according to the organizers of[...]

Cat whisperers take note: You can get paid to cuddle cats on a secluded Greek island

Tuesday  05:56,   14 august 2018
msn

Love cats, but humans not so much?&nbsp;The job offer was posted online recently by Joan Bowell who heads the Facebook page for God's Little People Cat Rescue, with a reassurance that the post is genuine and "not a[...]

11 Everyday Tasks That Are Tricky for Left Handers

Tuesday  05:20,   14 august 2018
mentalfloss

There's a reason their attempts at gift wrapping look so shoddy.Unless you special-order left-handed scissors, the act of cutting up paper can quickly become an exercise in frustration. Scissors typically have blades with distinct handles,[...]