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What Would You Do If You Were on a Sinking Ship? — Survey of the Day

The recent Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster in Italy left 11 dead and 21 missing. Poll Position asked 1,145 American adults what they would do, if given the choice between waiting on a sinking ship for help or jumping into the frigid water and trying to swim to safety.

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Are You Going To Make a New Year’s Resolution? — Survey of the Day

Is the best way to deal with notoriously hard-to-keep New Year’s resolutions avoiding them altogether? According to a new poll, a plurality of Americans seem to think so.

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Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison

Rod Blagojevich, the former Democratic governor of Illinois, was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison for political corruption that includes an attempt to sell the US Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.

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Beautiful Illuminated Sculptures Light Up England [PHOTOS]

Imagining walking through a park, looking up and seeing an illuminated person floating above you. Or seeing a glowing deer grazing in the distance. A world populated with these creatures would be like a fantasy world or a dream. Now, thanks to the work of artist Cedric Le Borgne, it’s a reality. 

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Technical Glitch Creates Best Fireworks Display Ever [VIDEO]

The fireworks display at the annual Bonfire Night event in Oban, Scotland was supposed to last for 20 minutes. Instead, a technical glitch caused all the fireworks to go off at once in what may be the most spectacular mistake ever.

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Category: Videos, World News
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Woman’s Clown Obsession Becomes Guinness World Record [VIDEO]

Ortrud from Germany has the world’s largest collection of clown-related items totaling 2,053, a hobby that’s made her a Guinness title holder and perhaps one of he creepiest people ever.

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10 Jokes About the Rapture

So, the rapture is coming. Again. Yup, Harold Camping — the preacher whose prediction the world would end this past May 21 — now says the apocalypse is set for Friday, October 21.

So, make sure your checkbook is balanced, you’ve turned off all the lights and filled your dog’s bowl with water. But, if we’re going to leave this world, why not leave with a smile, right? Here are 10 jokes about the rapture. Think you’ve got good ones? We’d love to read them, so feel free to include yours below.

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UPDATE: Libyan Dictator Muammar Gadhafi Killed by Rebels in Sirte

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, who’s been in hiding since August when a NATO-backed rebel force seized his headquarters in Tripoli, was killed on Thursday after rebels stormed his hometown of Sirte, where the last remnants of troops loyal to him were hiding. He was 69 years old.

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Moammar Gadhafi possibly captured or killed!

Multiple reports this morning have swirled around the news world claiming that that deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been either captured or killed. None of these reports however have been confirmed… Yet. From CNN.com:
Mahmoud Shamman, Libya’s In

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Woman Eats Fancy Necklace That Boyfriend Hid in Cake

A Chinese man thought baking a $800 necklace into a small cake and then presenting it to his girlfriend would be perfect mix of romance and humor.

Unfortunately, Xaio Li’s plan backfired when his apparently very hungry honey ate the cake in one bite.  

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Hurricane Irene Aftermath — At Least 44 Dead and Millions Without Power [VIDEO]

Cleanup efforts have begun in communities that were devastated by Hurricane Irene over the weekend. Although trucks and supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are en route, access to some areas has been cut off by floodwaters that washed out or damaged roads and bridges.

“Irene was gonna land somewhere. We’re not Manhattan, our small streams quickly became big rivers,” Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin told The Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer. “We’ve lost churches, homes and historic bridges. But we will rebuild.”

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This Day in History for August 31 – Princess Diana Dies and More

1803 – Lewis and Clark start their expedition to the west (More info)

1888 – Mary Ann Nichols, the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims, is murdered (More info)

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