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An Insane New 4D Batman Roller Coaster is Heading to Six Flags

With Warner Bros. doubling down on 'Batman vs. Superman' and 'Justice League' in the next few years, it makes perfect sense that Six Flags parks would take advantage of the situation and start building new rides named after these iconic characters. And that brings us to Batman: The Ride, which will be opening in San Antonio's Six Flags: Fiesta Texas next year. In short: it looks insane.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

New York State Fair Food

The New York State Fair seems to be the place to try fried food. This year’s fair featured some unique food but it seems the fried variety got most of the attention. Last year’s Big Kahuna Burger was a hit and that was followed this year by the Big Kahuna Donut Dog.

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Handout, Getty Images

Attractions No Longer at Disney Parks

If you visited Disney World or Disneyland in the early days of the parks and you visit Disney today, you will see quite a few changes in the park. Some of the early rides and attractions are gone forever. There was a day on the monorail you could sit up front with the driver simply by asking, but that is no longer allowed.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Alouette, French to English Translation

Recently, I was thinking about the French nursery rhyme Alouette and how I learned it as child and how it is still used today to teach kids the French Language. It got me wondering what the translation from French to English was for the song

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Hello Kitty is NOT a Cat? She is a Little Cartoon Girl. What-the-What-What?

Hello Kitty is not a cat. She is a little girl. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY WORLD?? All this is according to Christine R. Yano, an anthropologist with the University of Hawaii who is curator of a Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles in October. She told this to the Los Angeles Times.  Hello? Her name is Kitty. She has whiskers and pointy cat ears. Well, whatever she is or is not. I still love Hello Kitty.

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Kzenon, Thinkstock

Maine Drinks More Alcohol Than Any Other State!

According to a recent study from 'Blowfish', a company that manufactures an hangover remedy, shows that Mainers take in more alcohol than any other state in the country. Wyoming, Alaska, Delaware and Washington D.C. finish out the top five.

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Chris Jackson, Getty Images

Attending a Wedding? Pay For Your Own Meal

It may not be a new trend but it something new that is happening at weddings, ‘pay-to-eat’. The age old tradition of the bride’s family paying for the wedding and the groom’s family paying for the booze may be a thing of the past.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

‘Untapped’ Mable Energy in a Bottle

 

Slopeside Syrup Company in Vermont is tapping into the energy drink market. It’s geared toward athletes like runners, skiers and anyone else involved in outdoor sports. It not your typical energy drink, it’s pure organic Vermont maple syrup in a bottle.

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Al Barry, Getty Images

New Reality Show, Bagged

Myx TV, an Asian-America entertainment network has a new reality show coming called Bagged. It’s a dating show that relies on personality rather than looks. Three contestants will try to win the heart on one dater, while the dater never sees their faces.

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Stuart Franklin - Getty Images

Emoticon Turns 32 <:-)

The computer smiley face and sad face, better knows as the emoticon, has a birthday today!  That's right.  This ":)" turns 32!

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