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Thursday, November 27, 2014
  1. A dollar store princess wand called the "Evilstick" harbors a hidden image of a demonic girl cutting her wrists.
  2.   Wrongful Discharge
  3. Image captures the moment when a cheerleader pooped at the top of a pyramid.
  4.   Macaulay Culkin Dead
  5. Report that actor Macaulay Culkin has died.
  6.   Jonathan Gruber
  7. Jonathan Gruber said Obamacare passed only due to the "stupidity" of the American voter.
  8.   Sandy Hook
  9. Claim that the FBI has revealed no murders occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.
  10.   Disney's 'Princes'
  11. Report that Disney is producing an animated film with openly gay characters.
  12.   Flu Vaccine Dangers
  13. A Johns Hopkins scientist's 'blistering report' on flu vaccines.
  14.   Flashlight App Warning
  15. Warning that cell phone flashlight apps are secretly tracking users' data and sending the information to cybercriminals.
  16.   NASA Blackout Warning
  17. NASA announcement that a six-day world-wide blackout is coming in December 2014.
  18.   End to Tax Deductions
  19. Report that Congress has eliminated the child tax credit, the earned income tax credit (EITC), and mortgage deductions from the tax code.
  20.   Kissing Bugs
  21. Kissing bugs in the U.S. have been found to carry a disease-causing parasite.
  22.   Toothpaste Markings
  23. Claim that colored squares on toothpaste tubes identify the composition of the toothpaste enclosed therein.
  24.   Monster 666
  25. Rumor that Monster brand energy drinks use a Hebrew equivalent of the number 666 in their logo.
  26.   Target/Costco Price Markdowns
  27. 'Secret lists' reveal the hidden price tag coding to bargains at Target and Costco stores.
  28.   WalMart Halal
  29. Walmart stores have started offering Halal meat in their grocery section.
  30.   Package Delivery Failure Virus
  31. Warning about computer viruses sent out disguised as package delivery failure notifications.
  32.   Sandy Hook Hoax
  33. Video reports the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were a staged hoax.
  34.   Beanie Baby Spiders
  35. Report that spider eggs used to stuff Beanie Babies are hatching.
  36.   Starbucks and Monsanto
  37. Report that Starbucks is teaming up with Monsanto to sue the state of Vermont for the right to avoid GMO labels.
  38.   Capri Sun
  39. Warning about mold or worms being discovered in packages of Capri Sun fruit drink.
  40.   Mike Brown U.N. Meeting
  41. Report that a UN official lambasted the "entitlement" of the parents of slain Ferguson teen Mike Brown.
  42.   Miley Cyrus Dead?
  43. Report that singer Miley Cyrus has died.
  44.   Dog Meat Legalization
  45. Report that a restaurant in Los Angeles been granted legal permission to serve dog meat.
  46.   GMO Bee Deaths
  47. Report that 37 million bees died after a large GMO corn field was planted in Ontario.
  48.   Dewitos
  49. Report that PepsiCo is making a Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew.

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