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The ‘Cell Phone Slows Restaurant Service’ Story Going Viral Has Some Holes in It

I'll admit, after reading the story of a "restaurant" that did a "study" (sorry for all of the "quotation marks"), I thought it sounded legit enough to post it on Facebook, so I did. Later, I read another article on the Happy Place blog that disputed some of the "results" listed in the original article. Are you still with me? Good.

I usually try to check things out at places like Snopes.com (an excellent resource for sorting out online fact from crap), but this time, I didn't do any fact-checking. Happy Place did, though, and you can see what they concluded here.

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The Selfie Toaster May Signal the Apocalypse Is Upon Us

The selfie fad may have officially gotten out of control.

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Texan Takes Patriotism To New Level, Waves US Flag in All 50 States

While most of us will be celebrating Independence Day with sizzling grills, chilling beers and bursting fireworks, one Texan took his patriotism to a whole new level, by traveling to all 50 states and shooting video of himself waving the American flag in each one.

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Naked Man Tried To Steal Cars At Amarillo Hospital, Police Say

A naked would-be car-jacker terrorizes people in the parking lot of an Amarillo hospital before being taken into police custody. te

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Should Police Have Ticketed This Man for Warning Drivers About a DUI Checkpoint?

Police in Parma, Ohio, ticketed Doug Odolecki because he was holding up a sign to warn drivers of a DUI checkpoint.

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Family in Beeville Attacked By Massive Swarm of Bees

A family in Beeville, Texas was attacked by a massive swarm of bees, making the town the most appropriately named town ever.

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Science: Drummers’ Brains Are Actually Different

Being a drummer, I've heard all of the jokes. I've also been told at times that my brain wasn't "quite right." Well, according to a scientific study, it's apparently true...but in a good way. I've always tried to be a problem-solver, and this study shows that trait is part and parcel with being able to lay a solid groove "in the pocket." But, hey...don't take my word for it; read the article and see why I have just gotten a nice, big shot of self-esteem.

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Brad Paisley’s Hilarious Selfie With WBC Whackos

You've gotta hand it to Brad Paisley. He can find the humor in just about any situation. It seems the Westboro "Baptist" Church folks (you know, those loving folks who protest at fallen military personnel's funerals, among other things) decided to protest one of Brad's concerts recently. Brad took a hilarious selfie that you've just got to see!

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Rent-A-Gent

I can't stay up late enough these days to watch Nightline on ABC. Well, to be honest, I never watched it very often when I could stay up that late. But I saw this story online, and it looked interesting. Not because I fancy myself the type of guy they're looking for (besides, I signed a "non-compete" with my wife, Sweetie), but because I'm always fascinated by stories with a different "twist" on the way things have been done before. So, when I saw this story about a company that hires out "gentlemen" to ladies for two hours at a time (with no hanky-panky involved), I thought it was blog-worthy.

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Meet Cuero’s Grumpiest Citizen

A recent letter to the Editor of the Victoria Advocate illustrates the fact that just because someone is a dog-lover, that love doesn't always extend to others, especially children. Mr. Matthew Hough of Cuero felt the need to express his disdain for the local kids who ask if they can pet his dog when Mr. Hough takes the pooch for a walk in the local park. What follows is an example of grumpiness rarely found on public display.

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A 31-Year-Old High School Sophomore?

From the "What in the World?" File:

Dateline: Longview, TX. Students and faculty at the New Life Christian School in Longview apparently aren't good judges of a person's age. Nor was the woman who took in the "sophomore" that claimed she had been abused, and her biological parents were both dead.

You see, the "sophomore" is a 31-year-old woman named Charity Anne Johnson.

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Video: Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack

We've all read or heard stories about dogs doing such heroic acts as warning their family of a fire or other danger in the house, or finding people buried alive in some disaster. There are even quiet, everyday canine heroes who assist those with physical or other disabilities, such as visual impairment, or post traumatic stress disorder. Well, this time, the hero was a feline, who fended off an attack on a 4-year-old boy by a neighborhood dog in Bakersfield, CA.

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