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College Student Returns $690 Million Check

Because his late father was an Air Force veteran, 22-year-old Allen Smith gets a check from the VA every month. The $650 helps pay his college expenses but, like many students, he could always use some more.

He got a lot more earlier this month, when he opened his VA check and was staring right at the staggering sum of $690 million.

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The Students Are Fed Up

Actually, NOT! That's what the Gabby Cabby, Peter Franklin, the New York City Cab Driver says, & he'll be joining me this afternoon (Thursday) around 4:40 on the Puffman Show. According to Franklin's True Tales (check out his website at: gabby.com

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Air Force Releases Declassified Flying Saucer Plans

The truth is out there! Well, sort of. The 'X-Files' gang were partially right: the National Archives recently published declassified "flying saucer" schematics and the details of the project, dubbed "Project 1974" that hailed from the 1950s.

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Man Mistakes Phone Call From Dog for Burglar

Recently, a man from Orem, Utah was away from his house when he received a call on his cell phone from his home number. But instead of a voice on the other end, he heard nothing but banging and scratching noises and began to fear his home was being burglarized. So he called the cops. But when they arrived there was no indication of a robbery or foul play of any kind.

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Who Won The Debate

No, no, NOT Obama & Romney...I'm blogging about the Gabby Cabby & the Puffman! It seems like there is a "debate" every time I talk with this driver of the yellow mobile conveyance lounge, Peter Franklin, the New York City cab driver. Pete w

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Heaviest Pumpkin Ever Nets Man $15,000

Ron Wallace was able to grow a pumpkin to 2,009 pounds. And now the Greene, RI man is $15,500 richer for it.

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Category: Amazing, Photos, Weird News
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Pinterest Aids in Helping Police Nab Criminals

Never underestimate the power of the internet or its users: it may sound crazy, but the social network Pinterest, aka the place where you can find a cute-sy cashmere sweater and a recipe for caramel fudge brownies, has helped local Pennsylvania police departments catch criminals.

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Download The Weird

Make that "weird" with a capital W! Ripley's gigantic new book, "Ripley's Believe It or Not-Download The Weird" was just released the 12th of THIS month, & Monday afternoon at 4:35, I'll talk to one of my favorite (& most weird) guests, Edward Meyer. Edward

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Amusement Park Visitors Get Stranded for Hours

What’s not to love about a California amusement park called Knott’s Berry Farms? With such a magical-sounding name, we can’t imagine things could ever go awry. But then again, we’re sucked in by almost anything even remotely charming.

Unfortunately, Knott’s Berry Farms has let us down.

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Billionaire Gives $20,000 Tip For Directions

It can be pretty stressful when a stranger asks you for directions. Suddenly this person you don’t know is putting their future in your hands by requesting you immediately and accurately reference the map in your brain.

But before you tell the next lost person who approaches you that you’re “actually not from around here,” consider this: The stranger with a poor sense of direction could be a generous billionaire.

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Vietnamese Airline Fined For In-Flight Bikini Show

The flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang only takes about an hour. That’s not nearly long enough for  a movie, but the folks at VietJetAir were able to come up with a far superior way to keep their passengers entertained.

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The World’s 2nd Worst Broadcaster

That would be the white haired Anderson Cooper on CNN, according to the Peter Franklin, the Gabby Cabby. I'm not sure who the very worst is, but I guess we'll find out at 4:35 this afternoon (Thursday), when the Gab Man joins us from New York City on the Puffman Show

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