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Posts from February 2014
by WAPT - Jackson, MS posted Feb 28 2014 11:09AM
VIDEO - A man, declared dead, woke up today inside a body bag at the funeral home.
by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 28 2014 10:39AM
You may or may not be surprised to hear that people are more attractive when they're in a group.
The phenomenon - first dubbed the "cheerleader effect" on the popular TV show How I Met Your Mother. Now psychologists say it's true. When we look at people in groups in person or in pictures, we tend to average out their features. That's why a guy that sees a woman in a bar with her friends might in their head go from a 7 to and 8.
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by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 28 2014 10:22AM
McDonald's plans to expand a test this year that lets people order customized burgers. 
The "build-your-own burger" concept started at one of its' California stores last year letting folks tap out the bun, patty, cheese and toppings they want on a tablet. 
It's not the first chain to use the concept though, Burger King started with it with the catchy "Have it Your Way" jingle...(Hold the pickles, hold the lettuce, special orders won't upset us, all we ask is that you let us serve it your way. Have it your way....Have it your way at Burger King.) For those of us that do remember it, those ads started in the 70s. 
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Location : California
by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 27 2014 9:38AM
At least one phone maker will bring you the chance to take clearer and sharper selfies this year.
Samsung has added smarter camera software in its Galaxy S5 smartphone that's due to release in April. The tweaks mean pics will be closer in quality to images captured by digital cameras. The global wireless show that wraps up in Barcelona today is also showcasing companies making editing on your phone even easier.  
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Location : Barcelona
by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 27 2014 9:31AM
Officials at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware say an upcoming exhibit of costumes from the hit British tv drama "Downton Abbey" could turn out to be the most popular in its history.
It will offer visitors a behind-the-scenes look at thedesign and creation of the show's fashions. In addition to 40 historically inspired costumes, the exhibit includes photos, lectures, workshops and other events. The exhibit opens Saturday and runs through next January.
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Location : Delaware
by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 27 2014 9:28AM
Here is something to think about the next time your pooch leaves an unwelcome "souvenir" on your carpet or chews something up.
When you scold them and they get that hangdog look - they aren't really feeling sorry about what they did.Dog experts say the animal - like some humans - simply have no shame. The look of shame is likely a reaction to the way their owners are acting instead.
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Topics : Human Interest
by AP posted Feb 26 2014 2:52PM
VIDEO - Parents in a small eastern Connecticut town are demanding action by local officials after a man went to a school to pick up his great-grandson and took the wrong child home.
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Topics : Education
by CBS Dallas posted Feb 26 2014 2:46PM
VIDEO - Man called 911 to complain handcuffs too tight.
by WHIO - Dayton, OH posted Feb 26 2014 2:42PM
VIDEO - Two dogs drive off in owner's truck and crash into river.
by Buzz 60 posted Feb 26 2014 2:23PM
VIDEO - A man from South Carolina was arrested after he attempted to pay for his Valentine's Day meal at Applebee's with a trillion dollar bill. The bill is obviously fake considering no person on earth owns a trillion dollars. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
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Topics : Human Interest
Location : South Carolina
People : Patrick Jones
by WTIC - Hartford, CT posted Feb 26 2014 2:21PM
VIDEO - New York state police said Reid A. Fontaine, 31, an information technology network specialist for the Farmington school system, attempted to have sex with a cow on a farm in Herkimer, N.Y., while another man took video of the encounter.
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Topics : Human Interest
Location : HerkimerNew York
People : Reid A. Fontaine
by NewsFix posted Feb 26 2014 2:18PM
VIDEO - Wisconsin police say Sharquon Liggins threw up to 20 frozen pork ribs at passing cars.
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Location : Wisconsin
by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 25 2014 7:27AM
It sounds likes a scene from one of the "Mission: Impossible" movies. An escape from a high-rise Chicago jail.
Now, a bank robber is getting three and a-half years tacked on to his sentence. Kenneth Conley pleaded guilty to a felony escape charge. Authorities say he and a cellmate used a rope made from sheets and dental floss to descend 17 stories. Both men weren't free for long, as they were soon caught. At his sentencing yesterday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports Conley told the judge to "stick it." The additional time is being added to 20 years Conley is already serving for robbery.
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Topics : Law_Crime
People : Kenneth Conley
by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 25 2014 7:26AM
The way you eat breakfast on the go is about to change next month. Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco. Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27th. It'll also include items like the A.M. Crunchwrap and the chain says breakfast will be available until 11 a.m., a half-hour longer than McDonald's offers its Egg McMuffins.
by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 25 2014 7:23AM has done a Singles in America survey to find out what's really going on in the dating world
. It surveyed more than 5,000 single people, ages 21 to 71 and it looks like men are a little more open minded these days. More than 90% of them say it's okay for a woman to ask a man out. More than 70% of single women think it's okay to date more than one person at a time. But there is hope...more than 89% of the men and women think it is possible to stay married to the same person forever.
by CBS Minnesota posted Feb 24 2014 3:59PM
VIDEO - Snow Swimming In Duluth.
by KTLA-Los Angeles posted Feb 24 2014 11:02AM
VIDEO - A cockpit video camera captured the moment when a bird smashed through the windshield of a small plane. 
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by WPEC - West Palm, FL posted Feb 24 2014 10:55AM
VIDEO -  Doctors find fly larvae infesting her inner ear.
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Topics : Human Interest
by TIME Magazine posted Feb 24 2014 10:52AM
VIDEO - The University of Oklahoma made one of the stranger reports of possible violations to the NCAA in an incident thatâÂ?Â?s already been jokingly dubbed "PastaGate."
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Location : Oklahoma
by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 21 2014 10:04AM
If you're ticked off at you husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, kids, friends or even a coworker, you'd better talk about it.
Harvard medical researchers say folks who express their emotions are 70% less likely to die prematurely of cancerand 47% less likely to have a heart attack. Bottling up emotions can damage cells, but getting it out boosts blood flow to the part of the brain responsible for positive emotions.
by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 21 2014 9:59AM
I'm not sure if you have seen the show "Naked and Afraid?" Maybe you thought it was silly or maybe you got hooked. Now VH1 is hoping a similar show with a twist will draw you in. The new reality show will explore whether or not clothes are necessary when searching for's called "Naked Dating." VH1 says each episode will feature a man and a woman as they each date two different, people...naked. No word when the 10 episode series will air. 
by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 21 2014 9:56AM
There's some proof that there's a reason you might head out to the store to buy that cologne ad you saw an ad for and then smelled in a fashion magazine.
Researchers put cotton balls in some people's mouths and then showed them an ad that asked if they wanted some chocolate cake. Then there was the ad with that question and a picture of one and finally a sachet that had the cake's smell. There was more saliva on the cotton of the folks that actually caught the smell. 
by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 21 2014 9:51AM
 Are you going on a day trip this weekend or maybe out for a romantic evening?
If you are, evening though it's tempting to capture sweet moments or something cool you see, but the phone or camera down. If you take a picture to remember something by, you'll be able to see it later, but might not remember the moment. The phenomenon's been known as "photo-taking impairment effect."
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Topics : Human Interest
by WKRC - Cincinnati, OH posted Feb 20 2014 1:04PM
VIDEO -  Goats balancing on flexible steel ribbon.
by WGN - Chicago posted Feb 20 2014 1:03PM
VIDEO - The WGN Morning News Team takes a look at what's viral online.
by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 20 2014 7:53AM
If you need reminders to tell the people you love that you love them, you're probably too busy-but the truth is, we're all busy and can use a little help showing affection.
That's where Romantimatic comes in. The app will set you back two bucks in the iTunes App Store, and sets reminders to help you remember to send the people you love a quick message to let them know you care. You key in the info and when the reminder comes, you get the option to call or message them.
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Topics : Human Interest
by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 20 2014 7:50AM
Here's a unique way to shoplift, but I'm not sure who'd want to eat the goods later.
Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, say a 54 year old man was caught shoplifting nearly 100 bucks worth of ribs from a Piggly Wiggly supermarket. Concerned citizens chased him out and pinned him down. When the cops got there, they found packs of the meat on the ground, and four more stuffed in the man's pants.
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Topics : Human Interest
Location : Baton RougeLouisiana
People : Hides Stolen
by Deirdre Blake posted Feb 19 2014 12:27PM
It proves that you don't have to steal stuff work alot of money to get in trouble with the law. A Spotsylvania woman is in jail on multiple charges after being accused of stealing from Walmart in Stafford, some of the things valued at less than seven bucks.
She also gave the officer a fake name and other information, didn't have a current driver's license and had tags that expired more than a decade ago. Oh, and she also didn't go to court for a drug charge in Spotsy last month.   
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Topics : Law_Crime

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