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Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
The Pope's Dove of Peace Gets Attacked by Seagull
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The Pope’s Dove of Peace Was Attacked by a Seagull

Just as he finished a sermon on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI symbolically released two doves into the air as a call for peace. But soon after the birds took flight, an aggressive seagull began dive bombing one of them. Uh oh. We're generally not superstitious, but we sure hope this isn't a sign of bad things to come.

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Drunk Mom Creates Unintentional Social Commentary On Young Parenting By Getting Stuck in High Chair

We've done some dumb things after a night of drinking -- ask us about our butterfly tattoo -- but getting stuck in a piece of furniture (as far as we can recall) isn't one of them. That's not the case for our heroine today, though: a drunk 31-year-old mother, who intentionally wedged herself in a high chair and had to be rescued by the fire department.

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Fortune-Telling Camel Predicts Ravens Will Win Super Bowl
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Fortune-Telling Camel Predicts Ravens Will Win Super Bowl

After Teddy the talking porcupine correctly predicted the winner of the 2012 Super Bowl, we decided never to scoff at a fortune-telling animal again. So, when we heard that a clairvoyant camel had peered into the future and determined the winner of this year's game, we were all ears.

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Homebrewer makes beer from Sugar Puffs
John Wright

Bad News — We Have Diabetes Now From Just Hearing About Sugar Puffs Cereal Beer

Back in college, we once tried out the beer and cereal combo when we were out of milk, and it did NOT go well. Thankfully, an amateur brewer armed with actual knowledge has found the perfect way to merge the two by creating beer made from Sugar Puffs cereal. Finally, a way to get tanked at breakfast.

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Video Game Memes
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The 10 Best Video Game Memes Ever

Ever since Atari introduced 'Pong' more than 40 years ago, video games have become an immensely popular form of home entertainment. But their legacy isn't simply ruined eyesight, carpal tunnel syndrome and short attention spans. They've also profoundly changed the way we think and even given us new ways to communicate.

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Craft Brewer Introduces Hard Root Beer
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Dream Come True/We’re About to Become Obese — Introducing Alcoholic Root Beer

Since high-quality, legit Root Beer is made through a fermentation process almost identical to the one used to brew regular beer, we've always been a little miffed that it doesn't actually contain any alcohol. Our booze motto is: "if it could, it should," even though we've found exceptions -- "Gin Milk" turned out to be pretty disgusting, who knew? Thanks to Sprecher Brew though, all of that is about to change.

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