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A Rubber Chicken Has Become NASA’s Most Famous Working Astronaut

NASA has had a rough year. Their budgets have been slashed. They retired their last space shuttle. Private space programs by entrepreneurs like Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos and billionaire Richard Branson are coming very close to putting people in outer space on their private shuttles. Now NASA is hoping that one rubber chicken can reinvigorate America's interest in its space program.

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Category: Weird News
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Here’s a ‘Star Trek’-Themed Mattress Commercial, Because Why Not?

"Don't 'Klingon' to that old mattress." And so begins one of the most ridiculous commercials we've seen in a while.

There's got to be so much copyright infringement going on here in this stiff 'Star Trek' spoof, it's almost mind-boggling

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Category: Television, Weird News
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Get Creeped Out By Zombie Pumpkins

Happy Halloween all you Halloweeners! Aside from the whole boatloads of candy thing, there are two awesome things we're excited about today: it's socially acceptable to dress up like a disgustingly gruesome zombie in public, and we get to nerd out over jack-o-lanterns. Could it get much better?! Surprisingly, yes.

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Category: Amazing, Weird News
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See Eerie Photos of New York City’s Abandoned Subway Stations

In case you missed it -- there's a storm a-brewin'! Hurricane Sandy is lurching her way up the coast, heading for us all. Yesterday, the MTA announced it was shutting down trains in NYC at 7 pm and buses at 9pm. Here are some pictures from their official Flickr page taunting us with how delightfully empty all the stations are right now.

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Category: Amazing, News, Photos, Weird News
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Meet The Man Who Lived In Hotels On Stolen Credit Cards… For Twenty Years

Credit card fraud is one of the more annoying aspects of modern life. Thankfully, federal law limits your liability to $50, which is a good thing considering guys like Jeffrey Hawkins are around.

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Call Me A Cab

In fact, allow ME to call a cab, or in this case, a "CABBY"! I'll have Peter Franklin the New York City cab driver on this afternoon (Thursday) at 4:40 on the Puffman Show. An interesting twist, or should I say "left hand turn" to the Gabby's True Tales this week

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A Million Celler

This book should be if it's not already. I'm blogging this afternoon about the NEXT book I'll be reading at Montana History up at the Marias Heritage Center here in Shelby. This tome (or should I say "tomb") is titled "Dark Spaces-Montana's Historic Penitentiary At Deer Lodge"

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Multiple Cameras Watch as 600-Pound Marlin Wreaks Havoc on Fishing Boat

A group of anglers from Australia have quite a fishing tale  to tell, with the video to back it up.

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The Strangest Pumpkin Flavored Foods

When we think of fall, several things come immediately to mind -- cooling temperatures, turning leaves, costumes, candy and turkey dinner. But nothing evokes the season more than pumpkin pie, especially with a generous dollop of waist-expanding whipped cream. With its velvety texture and rich flavor, what's not to love?

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Baltimore Marathon. In Flip Flops.
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Maryland Man Finishes Marathon in Flip Flops

For anybody to run a full marathon in under three hours and finish in the top one percent of racers is pretty impressive but to do it while wearing flip flops? That might just make the record book.

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Category: Sports, Weird News
Man Wins $30.5 Million After Getting Dumped by Girlfriend
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Man Wins $30 Million Lottery After Getting Dumped by Girlfriend

Time heals all wounds when suffering from heartbreak, but we're willing to bet $30.5 million helps too. A 22-year-old Hyannis, MA, man recently won a sizable lottery jackpot after getting dumped by his girlfriend several weeks before.

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Category: Amazing, Weird News
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Buy an Engagement Ring, Get a Complimentary Rifle

The thought of committing ourselves to one lady for the rest of our lives makes us break out in a cold sweat while nervously scratching our junk. The scratching is probably something else though.

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