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  • Man builds massive 317,000-gallon swimming pool in his backyard

    Alberta, Canada — A Canadian man built the perfect summer hangout for him and his family — a 317,000-gallon pool in his backyard. Jerry and Marina Leussink installed the 90-foot pool in 2013, according to Wide Open Country. Video of the massive pool recently went viral after it was shared on Facebook. The pool, which is as deep as 14 feet in some areas, also includes a shallow section and a 30-millimeter poly liner for children’s safety. It stays clean with chlorine and a […]

  • ‘Gang of goats’ terrorize Colorado business

    LOUISVILLE, Colo. — A destructive gang of goats remains on the loose near Denver after police say the animals spent 30 minutes terrorizing a business on Monday, according to KDVR. Employees at Kryptan Systems arrived at work on Monday to find the front doors’ glass shattered. “There was shattered glass everywhere. Instantly we thought it was vandals of some sort,” said Greg Cappert, an engineer for the company. “For 20 minutes he just sat and banged on that one side until he […]

  • Report of asbestos in makeup for tweens prompts Justice to pull product

    NEW ALBANY, Ohio – Justice, the popular clothing store for girls and tweens, has launched an internal investigation and discontinued sale of a makeup product for children after a television station’s investigation claimed to find deadly ingredients. After WBTV in Durham, North Carolina, sent samples of the makeup “Just Shine Shimmer Powder” to a lab to see if it contained any non-listed ingredients, they reported that The Scientific Analytical Institute found asbestos. “I would treat it like a deadly poison, because it is,” Sean Fitzgerald, […]

  • Man’s graphic photos a reminder to be careful with lime juice, sunshine

    SEATTLE – A dangerous chemical reaction could creep into your summer holiday plans and ruin them, thanks to a common ingredient in summer food and drink – the lime. On their own, the little green fruit is fine, but if the juice gets on your skin and then hits the sun, it could leave you with a serious burn called phytophotodermatitis. “It’s definitely eclipsed my musical career,” said Adam Levy, singer and songwriter of The Honeydogs, a Minneapolis-based band, told KCPQ-TV. […]

  • Walmart apologizes for ‘appalling’ slur in product description

    NEW YORK – Walmart has apologized for an offensive slur used by a third-party seller in a product listing on its website. The cap listed the color as “n—– brown.” It was highlighted in a series of tweets late Sunday. “Umm, @walmart, we need to have a chat…” Travon Free, a writer for “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” tweeted Sunday night. Walmart issued a statement Monday saying it too is upset by the use of the word on its site. […]

  • Study suggests link between artificial sweeteners and weight gain

    Could the no-calorie sweetener you rely on to replace sugar in your diet actually cause weight gain instead of the weight loss you were expecting? The answer may be yes, according to a new study. “People are generally consuming non-nutritive sweeteners believing they are a ‘healthy choice’, but this may not be true,” said research scientist Meghan Azad of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. Azad authored a paper that reviewed a number of studies on the potential downside […]

  • Doctors remove 27 contact lenses from woman’s eye

    Birmingham, England — A doctor recently found 27 contact lenses “lost” in a 67-year-old woman’s eye while preparing her for cataract surgery, according to a write-up in the British Medical Journal. According to the report, the woman was unaware of the lenses and had not previously complained of eye pain. Doctors found a “hard mass” of 17 contact lenses that were “bound together by mucus,” according to the report. Rupal Morjaria, a specialist trainee ophthalmologist, told Optometry Today an additional 10 lenses […]

  • Chick-fil-A now testing ‘family style’ meals, new side items

    ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A is testing new “family style” meals in select cities, with the possibility of rolling out the new menu options across the country. The new meals and a few new side items will be tested in Greensboro, N.C., Phoenix, and San Antonio starting today through November 18. Family-style meals include an entree, two sides, and eight mini rolls to serve four people. You can upgrade the meal by adding entrees and sides to serve additional people. The entree […]

  • Airline says ‘passed gas’ did not force plane evacuation at NC airport

    RALEIGH, N.C. — Reports that an American Airlines plane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport was evacuated on Sunday after a passenger “passed gas” are untrue, the airline said in a statement. Flight 1927 from Charlotte to Raleigh landed at 2:21 p.m. on Sunday. Shortly after the plane arrived at the gate, several passengers complained of an odor in the cabin, airline spokeswoman Lakesha Brown told the News & Observer.  According to WNCN, passengers were evacuated from the plane after experiencing “headaches and nausea” […]

  • ‘It’s made me stronger’: Woman burned in campfire accident and left by husband speaks out

    TALLAPOOSA, Ga. – A woman who survived being severely burned in a campfire accident is talking about about what happened that day, and the obstacles she’s had to overcome since as she rebuilds her life. Courtney Waldon, 27, of Tallapoosa, Georgia, says she was sitting by a campfire, cooking last September when her husband lit the fire. Some of the gas got on her body, then she was engulfed in flames. “I thought I was dying,” she told People Magazine. Waldon was in […]