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Alan Simpson and ‘The Greediest Generation’

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:23:58 +0000

An anonymous letter took former Senator Alan Simpson to task for referring to Americans as 'the greediest generation.'

Bush Brothers and Company Recalls Certain Baked Beans

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:28:39 +0000

Bush Brothers & Company is voluntarily recalling certain canned bean products due to some cans having defective side seams.

Waste Management to Offer Dead Body Pickup Service in Response to Proposed Health Care Changes?

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:03:26 +0000

Reports that a waste company will be offering curbside dead body pickup service to offset “TrumpCare" deaths originated as satire.

Topless Woman in Disney’s ‘The Rescuers’?

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 03:26:50 +0000

A hidden image of a topless woman appeared in the initial home video version of Disney's animated feature 'The Rescuers.'

Trump Asserts All Agree He Has ‘Complete Power’ to Pardon

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:24:52 +0000

President Donald Trump said that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.

NASA Confirms 15 Days of Darkness in November 2017?

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:03:04 +0000

Reports that NASA has confirmed the Earth will experience 15 straight days of darkness in November 2017 are just an updated version of an old hoax.

UK Girl Left in Tears After She’s Fined for Selling Lemonade

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:21:11 +0000

A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention for being fined 150 pounds ($195) for selling lemonade without a license near their home in London

Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ Movies, Dies at 72

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:11:05 +0000

John Heard, best known for playing the father in the “Home Alone” movie series, has died.

Were Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell Murdered to Cover Up a Pedophile Ring?

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 04:47:22 +0000

A fake news web site claimed the deceased singers from Linkin Park and Soundgarden were murdered because they were about to expose a list of pedophiles.

The Origin of Graham Crackers

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:40:22 +0000

Were graham crackers named for a man who believed unhealthy diet led to sexual excess?