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More flocks of dead birds show up in Louisiana

Flocks of dead birds in Louisiana have been discovered days after thousands of birds fell out of the sky in an Arkansas town on New Year's.
Starling

Insecurity: A recipe for successful dating?

While it may seem backward, a recent psychological study found that insecurity may be a desirable trait when one is looking to get a date.
A man and a woman on a date. She's kissing his neck.

Indiana earthquake measures 3.8, riles heartlanders

A 3.8-magnitude Indiana earthquake was recorded Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey. No damage was reported, but people were shaken.
Logo from the Indiana state flag, depicting an outline of the state with a torch in the center that is shooting stars.

Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

Recessionomics: Santa Claus robs yacht club

The recession has hit even Santa where it hurts. Reports indicate that Santa Claus robbed a yacht club in Rhode Island.
A comic photograph of a “Bad Santa.” He's wearing brass knuckles and brandishing a baseball bat.

Inmate gets kosher meals in accordance with Festivus beliefs

California Inmate Malcolm Alarmo King gets three kosher meals per day while in prison because of his officially declared religion: Festivus.
File photo of veteran comedic actor Jerry Stiller, who played Frank Costanza on TV's “Seinfeld.”

Government collars drunk nuclear weapons transport drivers

The U.S. Energy Department has investigated 16 incidents involving drunk nuclear weapons drivers. They were drunk while on duty, not driving.
General Bernard A. Schriever (right) with members of Avco Cooperation (today: Textron, Inc) inspects an experimental missile warhead re-entry vehicle in 1959. Creating an effective nuclear-armed missile force was one of his main goals. ICBM Test Vehicle of U.S. Air Force Thor-Able Reentry Program. Recovered April 1959 after 5000 mile flight.

Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

TSA official pats down distraught 3-year-old girl

A TSA official patted down a screaming 3-year-old at an airport, piling on more doubt about the effectiveness of TSA training and methods...
Mock cover of a children's book entitled “My First Cavity Search.” A young child is being approached by airport security officials. The officials are wearing inspection gloves.

The debate over having Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time is an odd, yet old, practice. There are reasons to have it, and there are reasons to simply get rid of it all together.
Benjamin Franklin

Jones bacon-flavored soda is your pig potable

Bacon-flavored soda will be available this holiday season, thanks to a partnership between Jones Soda and J&D Foods. You'll be in hog heaven.
A large collection of Jones Soda bottles.

The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

Chris Matthews to Michele Bachmann: Are you hypnotized?

CNBC's Chris Matthews asked Minnesota Sen. Michele Bachmann “Are you hypnotized tonight?” during Election 2010 coverage. It was ... hilarious.
File photo of Sen. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) Someone is waving a pocket watch in front of her, hypnotically.

Virtual home burglary yet another peril of Facebook

Virtual home burglary may be coming to a Facebook account near you. An Italian woman's micropurchases were recently snagged by cyberthieves.
A screen from the Facebook social game “Pet Society.”

Spanish police demand reflective vests for prostitutes

Spanish police are newly dedicated to traffic safety for prostitutes. Street workers are required to wear reflective yellow vests at night.
Young woman – perhaps a prostitute – is speaking with a young man who is in his vehicle.

What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

New York UFO sightings were likely balloons

Twitter exploded recently with reports of a New York UFO sighting. However, many eyewitnesses claim the objects seen were merely balloons.
Flying saucer

Author says UFO sightings over nuclear sites a message to mankind

At the National Press Club Monday, former Air Force personnel said nuclear weapons were deactivated by UFOs hovering over missile sites.
missile firing from a nuclear weapons site

Facebook wants to trademark the word face

Facebook's lawyers are seeking to trademark the word "face," as if the generic term is somehow the key to the Facebook brand. Bully on, Zuck…
A man whose head is completely wrapped in bandages.

No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

Who are these people Robert Gibbs is talking about?

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs lambasted a group of people he referred to as the Professional Left. How does he define this group?
Suit and tie

Tempe Town Lake rubber dam bursts; waters wash away homeless

The city of Tempe, Ariz., felt the rumble as the Tempe Town Lake dam burst, sending millions of gallons of water through homeless territory...
A daytime shot of Tempe Town Lake dam overflow – much less than what was experienced in the recent rubber dam explosion.