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Did PETA Go Too Far With This Advertisement?

PETA angered people in the UK with this NSFW advertisement.

The animal rights group PETA is known for pulling controversial stunts in order to get attention, but some people in the U.K. are outraged over their latest attempt to get people to go vegan. Ryot reports that the group had a giant billboard erected in Nottingham which depicted sexual imagery. The NSFW image on the… Read more »

Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries Is Quitting

Mike Jeffries, former CEO of Abercrombie

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries is stepping down from the position after more than a decade with the company. According to Fortune, Jeffries ran the teen clothing company since 1992 and is officially retiring as both CEO and a member of the board of directors. Jeffries is best known for his controversial statements made… Read more »

Sylvia Majewska Arrested For ‘Bizarre’ Murder Of Her Son And Granddaughter

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Sylvia Majewska, a 65-year-old mother and grandmother, has been charged with the murders of both her son and her granddaughter in a crime that police describe as “crazy and bizarre.” Majewska’s son, 29-year-old Daryne Gailey, and his 7-month-old daughter, Charley Hendrick, were found dead when police went to Gailey’s home for a welfare check. The… Read more »

Quoting Benjamin Franklin Gets Teacher Suspended — Maybe Fired

Steven Alcorn (teacher) and a portrait of Benjamin Franklin

An Oklahoma teacher of 40 years has been suspended for paraphrasing a quote from Benjamin Franklin and sharing it with his class. Accompanied by a drawing of a cat, the Franklin quote read: “In the dark, all cats are gray.” Marlow High School history teacher Steven Alcorn hung the picture and quote in his classroom… Read more »

Maryland Teacher Eats Pot Brownie, Student Faces Criminal Charges

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A Maryland teen is facing criminal charges for allowing his teacher to eat a pot brownie. According to reports, the Broadneck High School student was caught eating the chocolaty treat during class. When his teacher asked him to share, he failed to inform her that it was laced with marijuana. As stated in the police… Read more »

Chinese Newborn Survives Being Flushed Down Toilet By Mom [Photos]

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A Chinese newborn miraculously survived being flushed down the toilet by his mother in northwest China. The mother flushed the newborn boy down the toilet soon after she gave birth to him. A passerby reportedly heard the newborn’s anguished screams from inside the sewer and called the local emergency services in Suide County, in the… Read more »

Will Al Pacino Be Marvel’s Next Blockbuster Superhero?

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Al Pacino holds the precious, hallowed slot as one of America’s most iconic actors even years after the roles that really got him there. At 74, you might think Al is one step too far behind modern film-making to really have a place in a blockbuster, and, until recently, Pacino probably would have agreed with… Read more »

Seven Sperm Whales Found Dead On Australian Beach

It is unclear why the whales moved into shallow waters.

A pod of seven sperm whales has been found dead on a South Australian beach, victims of an extremely rare mass stranding event in a region that the species hasn’t frequented for over 25 years. According to IFLScience, the sperm whales had been spotted swimming near Yorke Peninsula recently by locals. On Monday, six of… Read more »

Berkeley Protests: Woman Goes Into Labor While Stuck In Traffic

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Berkeley protesters closed down I-80 with “I Can’t Breathe” demonstrations and caused a woman stuck in traffic to go into labor in her car. Attempting to reach the woman in labor amid scores of stopped cars and hundreds of Eric Garner protesters was first responder’s nightmare. Ultimately the Berkeley Fire Department was able to reach… Read more »

Obama Fears Sasha, Malia, And His Future Grandsons Will Be Racism Victims

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President Obama is worried about Sasha and Malia, as well as his future grandsons, becoming victims of racism and “constant bias.” During an interview with BET, Barack Obama said he fears that his children and grandchildren will be made to feel that America “is not their home.” The president discussed the state of race relations… Read more »

Starbucks Opens ‘Willy Wonka Experience’ Based Coffee Theater

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In 2011, Starbucks launched its reserve line as a small batch of coffee beans with an Arabica background. By 2011, this reserve launched to over 22 countries. As the line grew, Starbucks decided to open over 100 stores that are exclusively aimed at selling their Reserve brand. The first store is expected to open in… Read more »

A Study Of Antarctica Ice Glaciers Reveals Cause For Concern

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Antarctica ice glaciers are melting much faster than had been previously thought, according to the results of recent studies on the region. Newly analyzed data of 21 years of ice glacier study at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in conjunction with the University of California, Irvine, found that the rate at which ice glaciers are melting… Read more »