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Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 at 01:58 PM EDT

Man Shatters World Record, Devours 255 Peeps in 5 Minutes

Man Shatters World Record, Devours 255 Peeps in 5 Minutes

In the spirit of the Easter season, San Jose's Matt Stonie inhaled 255 Peeps Saturday on his way to smashing his previous world record. The competitive eating legend downed the copious amount of surgary...

Monday, Apr 10, 2017 at 01:45 PM EDT

10th Annual 'Peep Show' as Sweet as Ever

10th Annual 'Peep Show' as Sweet as Ever

Easter sweets are not just for eating at the Peep Show in Carroll County, Maryland.

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 at 03:20 PM EDT

Twitter User Hoping for a Year of Free Wendy's Nuggets

Twitter User Hoping for a Year of Free Wendy's Nuggets

A Twitter user asked Wendy's how many retweets he would need to earn free chicken nuggets for a year. Wendy's official Twitter account responded and now Carter Wilkinson is on a mission to get 18 million...

Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 05:26 AM EDT

Girl Found Living With Monkeys in Indian Forest

Girl Found Living With Monkeys in Indian Forest

Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys. The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was...

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 at 03:20 PM EDT

This Guy Needs 18M Retweets for a Year of Free Nuggets

This Guy Needs 18M Retweets for a Year of Free Nuggets

A Twitter user is on a mission to get free Wendy's chicken nuggets for one year. All he needs is 18 million retweets, Wendy’s said. His quest began Wednesday, when user Carter Wilkerson tweeted at the fast food...

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017 at 06:18 AM EDT

Deal in Dunkin' Donuts Case Could Mean Free Buttered Treats

Deal in Dunkin' Donuts Case Could Mean Free Buttered Treats

An attorney is defending a proposed settlement between a man and Dunkin' Donuts shops that could mean $500 for the lead plaintiff, free buttered baked goods for hundreds of other customers and a big payout...

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017 at 03:20 PM EDT

Man Wearing Drunk Lives Matter Shirt Arrested for DUI

Man Wearing Drunk Lives Matter Shirt Arrested for DUI

Police in Pennsylvania say 44-year-old Elwood Gutshall III's blood-alcohol content was about two and a half times the state's legal limit for drivers when he was pulled over early on March 19 in Newville. He was...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 06:20 AM EDT

Missing Cat From California Ends Up in Canada Years Later

Missing Cat From California Ends Up in Canada Years Later

A cat that went missing in California 2 ½ years ago has shown up many miles away in Canada. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that BooBoo the cat went missing in August 2014 in Watsonville, California. Last...

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 01:32 PM EDT

Sharknado? Australian Cyclone Leaves Behind Shark in Puddle

Sharknado? Australian Cyclone Leaves Behind Shark in Puddle

An Australian journalist covering flooding from Cyclone Debbie was shocked to come across a dead bull shark that was apparently swept up in the deluge. WIN News reporter Philip Calder tells news.com.au that he...

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 11:27 AM EDT

Italian Cops Foil Plot to Steal Enzo Ferrari’s Corpse

Italian Cops Foil Plot to Steal Enzo Ferrari’s Corpse

After many months plotting, an Italian drug gang was finally ready to dig up the body of the founder of automaker Ferrari and hold it for ransom, NBC News reported. But police swooped in Tuesday, arresting...

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