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