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Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 at 03:39 PM EST

Donut Shop Selling Tide Pod-Designed Doughnuts

Donut Shop Selling Tide Pod-Designed Doughnuts

A Kansas doughnut chain is using the latest social media stunt, the Tide Pod challenge, to promote a new kind of doughnut. Hurts Donut joined in on the craze by selling the doughnut version of the laundry...

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:39 PM EST

What Robot Strippers Say About Sexism and the Future

What Robot Strippers Say About Sexism and the Future

On a recent evening in Las Vegas during the CES technology show, robot strippers offered a window into technology's gender fault lines — not to mention our robot future. From a distance, the mechanical...

Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 at 11:48 AM EST

Snatched by Hungry Eagle, Little Dog Lives to Bark the Tale

Snatched by Hungry Eagle, Little Dog Lives to Bark the Tale

Felipe Rodriguez says he thought he was hallucinating when an eagle snatched his sister's little white dog from her yard, flapped its massive wings and disappeared over the trees. Did he really just see...

Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 at 06:48 PM EST

Words Banned for the New Year? 'Fake News' Gets Top Vote

Words Banned for the New Year? 'Fake News' Gets Top Vote

Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could it just be fake news? Northern Michigan's Lake Superior State University on...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 03:19 PM EST

Watch: Suspect Drives Off Pier in Failed Bid to Escape Cops

Watch: Suspect Drives Off Pier in Failed Bid to Escape Cops

What is one way to escape the police? Timofey Erofeeff's bid to out race the police failed when the 27-year-old drove a Ford pickup truck off a pier and into frigid waters in Astoria, Oregon, authorities...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 06:43 AM EST

Britain's Margaret Thatcher in 1981: No Panda on My Plane

Britain's Margaret Thatcher in 1981: No Panda on My Plane

It seems former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher took a dim view of panda diplomacy. Newly released government files revealed Friday that Thatcher rejected a London Zoological Society proposal that she...

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 at 11:30 PM EST

'I Guess It’s Called Getting Biked': Dallas Family Gets Pranked on Christmas

'I Guess It’s Called Getting Biked': Dallas Family Gets Pranked on Christmas

You've probably heard of front lawns being filled with flamingos or trees getting toilet-papered. But one Dallas family is dealing with a different kind of prank. The Hale family woke up Christmas morning...

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017 at 09:46 AM EST

Sticker Shock: Woman Stunned by $284 Billion Electric Bill

Sticker Shock: Woman Stunned by $284 Billion Electric Bill

A Pennsylvania woman says she went online to check her electric bill and was stunned at the amount — more than $284 billion. The Erie Times-News reports that Mary Horomanski said her eyes "just about popped...

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017 at 07:20 PM EST

Carnage, Covfefe: 2017 Was an 'Unpresidented' Year in Words

Carnage, Covfefe: 2017 Was an 'Unpresidented' Year in Words

This year brought political scandals, gaffes and feuds, and plenty of them sent people to the dictionary in droves as words like dotard and covfefe hit the news. NBC News talked about the best words made famous...

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 09:34 AM EST

Och Aye! All Residents of 1 Conn. Town Get Scottish Land

Och Aye! All Residents of 1 Conn. Town Get Scottish Land

Residents of the rural town of Scotland, Connecticut, are becoming lords and ladies in the United Kingdom country of the same name. The Scottish land preservation company Highland Titles said Tuesday it's...

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