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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
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
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
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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Tanya Little, Getty Images
Tanya Little, Getty Images

Bathrooms.com Makes Chocolate Bathroom

Bathrooms.com has made a bathroom that is over 8 million calories. Say What? The bathroom is made of 100% pure Belgian chocolate and was made for a chocolate company in the U.K. called Choccywoccydoodah. It came about after an Bathrooms.com Executive noticed many people misspelled ‘suite’ as ‘sweet’.

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Michael Bradley, Getty Images
Michael Bradley, Getty Images

August 22nd is Tongue Twister Day

August 22 is Tongue Twister Day which is the combination of sounds that make people lose control of their mouth or twist their tongue. MIT researchers came up with (what they say) is the world’s hardest tongue twister. Here it is:

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Marco Luzzani, Getty Images
Marco Luzzani, Getty Images

Its O.K. to Pee in Ocean

Something people have been doing for years just got conformation from the American Chemical Society, its O.K. to pee in the ocean! They point out that urine is 95% water and whatever else is in it doesn’t pose a threat to ocean life.

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Neilson Barnard, Getty Imgaes

Girl Suspended From School For Saying Bless You

A 17 year old school girl from Dyer County High School in Tennessee said ‘bless you’ when a fellow student sneezed and she got suspended. Kendra Turner said she didn’t think it was big deal to say the words when someone sneezed but she ended up in the principal’s office and spent the rest of the day in an in-school suspension.

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