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Nov 15, 2012 -- 9:58am


OK, mid-way through the month already and Thanksgiving is a week from today! Hang on!

America Recycles Day 




Today is the Great American Smokeout


Breaking news out of Hollywood! No celebrities got arrested or divorced last night


A flawless 76-carat diamond was sold at auction Tuesday night for a cool $21.4 million.


Channing Tatum was voted People's "Sexiest Man Alive."


Along the northeastern coast of the US, this seafood was once so common in the 17th and 18th centuries that it was considered a "junk food." (Lobster)


Some dog owners are having their dog’s vocal cords surgically removed to stop them from barking


1- this is cruel...2- can it work on co-workers?


A plane crash in Mississippi Tuesday, killing all three aboard. Ironically, they were on their way to an air safety conference.


Toyota is recalling 2.8 million vehicles world-wide because of a glitch in the steering.


For the record, there are more women in the U.S. with drivers licenses than men.


Tim Tebow: He's not popular in the Jets’ locker room according to a report by the New York Daily News that cites over a dozen of Tebow’s teammates and officials, with one unnamed teammate calling him simply “terrible.”



Because everything these days has to have a shade of Grey, Victoria's Secret is developing a line of lingerie based on the bestselling book.

The lingerie, with the tagline "Let your secrets stay secret," is being test-marketed in France, but you should see it in stores here in February of next year. (CelebrityDirtyLaundry.com)




Brace yourselves – Facebook is now going to allow couples' pages. It's kind of like the joint checking account of social networking. (TheGloss.com)


A group of scientists discovered that one of the most effective drinks to help athletes recover after exercise is the same thing moms across America have been giving their kids for years. A simple glass of chocolate milk



North Carolina Says No to New Year's Eve _______ Drop! (Possum)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A possum drop that attracts thousands of people to a tiny town in western North Carolina each New Year's Eve may have had its last hurrah after a judge ruled Tuesday that a state agency didn't have the authority to issue a permit for the event.


"Citizens are prohibited from capturing and using wild animals for pets or amusement," Judge Fred Morrison wrote in his ruling. "Hunters must afford wild animals the same right Patrick Henry yearned for: 'Give me liberty, or give me death!"


The ruling would end a 19-year tradition of suspending a possum in see-through box covered with holiday tinsel and lowering it to the ground at midnight. PETA had sued the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, which issues the permit for the event, saying it's illegal and cruel..AND WON.


Logan said the possum drop will continue in some form, although he won't break the law.





According to a new study, scratching yourself is contagious – even more so than yawning or laughing.


Researchers found that watching someone else scratch an itch causes two-thirds of people to scratch themselves as well.



NOSTALGIA: Small Town Doctor Charges $5 for Office Visit


In Illinois, a small-town doctor – who’s been practicing medicine since 1955 – charges just five dollars for an office visit. He also doesn’t take insurance, saying it isn’t worth the bother.


Dr. Russell Dohner helps the people of Rushville, Illinois, in the order they sign in – first come, first served. No appointments.


And, his office has no fax machines or computers, as medical records are kept on hand-written index cards, stuffed into filing cabinets. (Yahoo News)



WEIRD NEWS: Laptop #1 on Kids' Christmas Wish List

While Santa Claus is making a list and checking it twice, children across the country are writing a wish list of their own. A survey of more than 1100 children between the ages of 8 and 18 shows that the #1 item on their Christmas list is a laptop.

If you can believe the Ebates 2012 Holiday Wish List Survey, an iPhone is the second most popular, followed by clothing. It must have been a multiple choice survey. The kids had to be prompted to wish for clothes, right?



JUSTIN BIEBER: Sends Selena Message Via Instagram 

Justin Bieber has turned to Instagram in his quest to woo back Selena Gomez.

Selena reportedly dumped The Bieb over "trust issues," but Justin has been finding it hard letting go. Today (Wednesday) he posted a pic of himself with his eyebrows raised and the words "You know you miss me!" scrawled next to his head 

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