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David McNew, Getty Images

Self Service Gas Stations Turn 50 Years Old

What we know today as the ‘convenience store’, a store where you pump your own gas and get snacks, turns 50 years old. It all started in 1964 by John Roscoe in Westminster, Colorado. Roscoe sold milk, bread and soda in his chain of Big Top stores but gas was sold at full service gas stations.

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YouTube

Two Guys Jam 2,300 Balloons Into Roommate’s Bedroom in Epic Prank

This guy's roommates are a couple of balloon-atics.

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Penguins of Madagascar Trailer
DreamWorks Animation

‘The Penguins of Madagascar’ Trailer: Yup, That’s Benedict Cumberbatch Voicing a Wolf

The first 'Penguins of Madagascar' trailer doesn't even begin to hint at what an odd project this film really is. First of all, it's a spinoff of the 'Madagascar' movies that follows those four scene-stealing penguins as they encounter secret-agent animals voiced by the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch. However, it's a completely different thing from the Nickelodeon series of the same name. Are we looking at DreamWorks Animation's first movie set in an alternate universe?

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Minneapolis Star Tribune, Getty Images
Minneapolis Star Tribune, Getty Images

Minnesota Wood Tick Race

In Cuyuna, Minnesota the 35th annual Wood Tick race will take place this Saturday, June 14, an event that draws hundreds of ‘tick jockey’s’ to race Wood Ticks. The race is put on by the town’s volunteer fire department that gets the proceeds from the parasite race.

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Waitress
Wavebreak Media

Waffle House Orders Waitress to Return $1,000 Tip

The tip of a lifetime turned into a nightmare for one Waffle House waitress.

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kid pulling dog

Watch These Cats and Dogs Who Really Hate Taking Baths

If you've ever tried to give a cat a bath—or even just bring the cat anywhere near a bathtub—then you know how these people feel.

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Clive Rose, Getty Images
Clive Rose, Getty Images

Slow Motion Barf at French Open

Rafael Nadal won his ninth French Open title in four sets over Novak Djokovic and giving him 14 major titles, only three behind Roger Federer. It was steamy hot on the court and Nadal seemed to be able to cope better than Djokovic. At one point during

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forklift falling over

Watch These People Driving Forklifts Wrong

Generally, when something requires a forklift, it's pretty heavy and tends to be quite valuable. Hence the required training. But sometimes, even the most well-trained driver has an off-day.

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Stephen Dunn, Getty Images

Man in Gorilla Suit Mistaken for Real Gorilla

On the Spanish Island of Tenerife there was a report that a 400 pound gorilla escaped from the zoo by panicked members of the town. A vet was called to tranquillize the beast and get it back to the zoo. He found the gorilla, shot it, and then found out it wasn’t a gorilla after all.

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Writing
Hemera

Boy’s Hilarious Summer Camp Letter Is the Best Thing You’ll Ever Read

Kids write the darndest things. A mother has done the world a world of good by sharing a fantastic letter her son, 8, sent her from summer camp last year.

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