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Maine Gas Prices Inching Higher

Maine gas prices rose by just over a penny a gallon this past week to an average of $3.53 a gallon. That's according to the price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com, which surveys more than 1,200 Maine gas stations.

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Getty Images, photo by Jeremy O'Donnell

Pubs Closing in Ireland

In Wales and Northern Ireland the economy is hitting hard as one in three villages are seeing the closing of a pub. Very unusual for Ireland as the Irish are known to love their pubs and visit them frequently.

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Getty Images, photo by William Thomas Cain
Getty Images, photo by William Thomas Cain

Air Conditioning Not Only Cools Us, But It Helped An Entire Industry Too!

We have had a few muggy days so far this year here in Maine but nothing that compares to the temperatures of over 100 degrees in parts of the West and Southwest. I’ll bet, like us, most people are saying, ‘thank goodness for air conditioning’.

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Getty Images, photo by Joern Pollex

In Washington State, Pig Farmers are Using Leftovers From Marijuana Maufacturing to Feed Pigs

Since marijuana has become legal in Washington state, pig farmers are taking advantage of the waste from the manufacturing process and feeding it to their pigs. Growers have a problem figuring out what to do with the excess stems, roots and leaves, so one group came up with the idea of feeding it to the pigs.

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Getty Images, photo by Jeff T. Green

Consumer Reports Rates Toilet Paper and White Cloud Comes Out Number (ummm) One

When it comes to toilet paper it appears people want softness above anything else. Consumer Reports, in a study of twenty-five varieties of toilet paper, found the balance of strength and softness were important, but softness was the number one factor. In their study there were only a few brands that stood out with both strength and softness.

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Getty Images, photo by Neilson Bernard

Honey Boo Boo Merchandise Coming Soon

Seven-year-old Alana Thompson, better known as Honey Boo Boo, will be rolling out merchandise based on her show on TLC. The first piece that will come to a store near you will be a book titled ‘The Complete Guide on How to Redneckognize the Honey Boo Boo in You’.

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Youtube

650 Foot Roller Coaster Planned for Las Vegas

U.S. Thrill Rides, a company that builds roller coasters, plans to build a 650-foot tall coaster called ‘Polercoaster’ at the Tropicana Hotel on the Las Vegas strip. The coaster is so high (how high is it?) the company has to get permission from the Federal Aviation Administration before construction can begin.

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Getty Images, photo by Martha Holmes

The Last Telegram Will Be Sent in India on July 14

Telegrams in the United States haven’t been sent for years as the service was stopped, but in India, sending a telegram, to some, is still popular, but that is about to end. On July 14, the last telegram, anywhere in the world, will be sent and that will end the service for good.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Remain Steady

Summer officially begins this Friday, that means summer vacations to camp, the beach, hiking and using more gas. Good news, gas prices in Maine are holding steady, as we head towards the first day of summer.

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George W. Hales/Getty Images

NewPage Paper Company To Lay Off 120 Workers For A Week

NewPage paper company will temporarily lay off around 120 hourly maintenance workers next week, that's according to mill spokesman Anthony Lyons. Lyons told the Lewiston Sun Journal that the layoffs are a 'cost containment and money-saving' move.

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