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Hassan al-Kontar moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2006 to avoid mandatory military service in his native Syria. In 2011, the Syrian government refused to renew his passport, so he quickly flew to Malaysia, where he received a three-month tourist visa. But when he tried to board a flight to Ecuador shortly thereafter, The […]

Here’s a riddle for you: Who is 6-foot-4, full of muscles and lives in the land down under? Nope, not the Belgian guy from the Men at Work song. It’s Knickers the steer. As UPI reports, Knickers has gone viral due to his enormous size. Not only is the steer 6 feet 4 inches tall, […]

Consumers spent nearly $8 billion on Cyber Monday this year, making it the largest online shopping day in United States history. Adobe reports that consumers were projected to spend $7.9 billion by the end of Cyber Monday, up 19.7 percent from last year. A large part of the online buying came from Amazon, which said […]

Residents of Bikini Bottom are in mourning today. Stephen Hillenburg, the man behind the hugely popular SpongeBob SquarePants, has died from ALS. He was 57. “We are incredibly saddened by the news that Steve Hillenburg has passed away following a battle with ALS,” a spokesperson for Nickelodeon, the network home for Mr. SquarePants and his buddies, […]

It’s OK to make friends with salad again. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has narrowed the warning they issued last week regarding romaine lettuce after concerns regarding a new strain of E. Coli linked with the leafy vegetable. The agency says they have linked to outbreak to the central coast of California and believes lettuce […]

A Louisiana couple cleaning up their home for Thanksgiving last week stumbled across a lucky find: a months-old lottery ticket worth $1.8 million. According to Louisiana Lottery officials, Harold and Tina Ehrenberg of Mandeville discovered the winner–which was only two weeks from expiring–in a small pile of unchecked lottery tickets. “We kept checking the numbers […]

According to a new report published by the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, children aren’t getting enough exercise in 75 percent of the world’s countries. “Global trends, including excessive screen time, are contributing to a generation of inactive children and putting them on a dangerous path,” Mark Tremblay, president of the Active Healthy Kids Global […]

Move over, Judge Judy: There’s another double-J’d justice set to invade people’s living rooms soon. That’d be Jerry Springer of Jerry Springer Show fame. On Monday, NBC Universal announced that Judge Jerry would debut in national syndication in fall 2019 and would be taped in Connecticut. In a statement, Springer, a former lawyer, joked that […]

Even though pro-baseball player Jose Bautista no longer wears the blue bird on his uniform, he’s still very much loved in Canada. Entomologist Bob Anderson of the Canadian Museum of Nature has dubbed a newly discovered species of beetle Sicoderus bautistai, with the latter portion of the name being taken by the former Toronto Blue […]

Following her split with rapper G-Eazy, Halsey has been rumoured to be involved with guitar virtuoso John Mayer. Rumours were once again fueled after Mayer offered to “break” the songstress’ heart in order to cure her writer’s block. The “Without Me” singer posted a video of herself playing the guitar on Instagram, captioned with “This […]



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