Daily Archives: 13 November 13, 2009

I had no idea someone actually died from this game show

Death of ‘Wipeout’ contestant under investigation (CNN) — The death of Tom Sparks, a 33-year-old former TV host from California who was participating as a third-season contestant on ABC’s reality show “Wipeout,” likely was caused by a pre-existing condition, but … Continue reading

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At death they parted – for a day

The only day Joseph and Laura Presutto spent apart in their 61 years of marriage was Monday, the day between their deaths. “They have been inseparable for that entire time,” Donna Presutto said of her parents. Laura Presutto died Sunday. … Continue reading

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The anti-swine flu holy water dispenser

ROME (Reuters) – An Italian inventor has combined faith and ingenuity to come up with a way to keep church traditions alive for the faithful without the fear of contracting swine flu — an electronic holy water dispenser. The terracotta … Continue reading

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Seven Wonders of Russia

As a response to Europe’s “Seven Wonders of the World” list, which didn’t include any Russian sights, Russia organized a national contest to select the seven most beautiful destinations the country has to offer. Almost 26 million people went online … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth’s Credit Crunch Christmas

It’s been a long, cold year for Queen Elizabeth II. The British monarch has had to go cap-in-hand to the government she technically heads, asking Prime Minister Gordon Brown for extra cash to keep the royal palaces from crumbling, and … Continue reading

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Bag of Randomness

I enjoy watching The Office but Jim is starting to annoy me. I thought WFAA did the strangest thing yesterday reporting about former Yankee and Texas Ranger Hall of Famer John Wetteland’s possible suicide attempt.  As the anchor was reading … Continue reading

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