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  • Burger King Introduces a black burger, sauce and cheese

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Blackboard. Blackberry. Black widow. But a black burger? Yup. A dark-colored hamburger — that isn't burnt — is now being sold in Japan by fast-food giant Burger King, according to Yahoo's Trending Now. Called the Kuro Burger, it features a black bun, meat with black pepper, and black cheese. The bread and cheese contain bamboo charcoal, popular in Japanese cuisine. The sandwich also has an onion-and-garlic sauce made dark with squid ink. But don't be alarmed — squid ink is commonly used for cooking, food coloring, and flavoring. The other use is confined to the ocean.

  • Residents warned: Don't touch this critter

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    In one of the weirder public service announcements we've ever seen, scientists in Florida are warning residents not to touch a caterpillar, according to Yahoo Screen. The caterpillar in question is known as the Puss Caterpillar, and is especially prevalent in the Southeast this time of year. While the furry caterpillar looks cute to some, what's hiding under that fur is a bunch of venomous stingers.

  • Where you can't have ketchup or a handgun

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Ketchup is banned in French primary school cafeterias. Owning or selling a child walker in Canada can result in 6 months in jail or fines of up to $100,000, according to Yahoo Screen. Chewing gum is banned in Singapore unless it's being used for medicinal purposes. And, handguns are banned in Japan.

  • How to ruin Batman with one photo

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Batman doesn't kill people. So why does his new car showcase a hood-mounted machine gun? Last night, the director of Batman v. Superman, Zack Snyder, revealed the first clear look at the new batmobile, designed exclusively for his upcoming film. It takes a sharp turn in a disappointing direction for the caped crusader, downgrading Batman from a genius detective to a rich bro with a tank, according to The Verge. Over the past decade, we've seen variations of the batmobile in Christopher Nolan's films. Batman's bike, tumbler, and plane riffed on the idea of mobility rather than lethality. Batman's transportation had the singular purpose of closing the gap between point A and B, A being villain and B being Batman.

  • 'Married With Children' Just Had The Best Family Reunion Ever

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Katey Sagal was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, and she celebrated the occasion by reuniting with her "Married With Children" co-stars, according to The Huffington Post. Seventeen years after the groundbreaking sitcom went off the air, Sagal posed for a classic picture with Christina Applegate, Ed O'Neill and David Faustino. “I thought she was the coolest person I had ever met in my life,” Applegate said of meeting Sagal in a speech at the ceremony. “But what I didn’t realize is that that person was gonna become my mom. I spent more time with Katey and Ed and David than I did my own family … and I couldn’t be more proud of her, and I couldn’t love anybody more."

  • Stephen Hawking shows off Intel's connected wheelchair

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    While Apple was announcing its latest iPhones, Intel was showing off a wheelchair, The Verge reports. The chipset maker revealed its connected wheelchair on Tuesday,  complete with endorsement from one of the world's greatest living scientists , Dr. Stephen Hawking. The wheelchair is being created by Intel's internet of things department, and is designed to take biometric information from the user and display it on touch screens. The device is capable of measuring the health of the user, including body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure, in addition to the status of the wheelchair itself. It also allows people to quickly judge the wheelchair accessibility of places they visit.

  • Woman makes yarn from dog hair, fashions them into high end purses

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    A Florida woman is hoping to kick start a new fashion craze: dog hair, WPTV reports. She's found a unique way to recycle the hair left over from the groomer's. Her kick starter video shows a Tampa woman who's trying to raise $15,000 to start a business where she turns dog hair into high end purses.  50-year-old Doris Carvalho says her purses are also environmentally friendly and can be made from your own pets fur.

  • Teens who Smoke Cannabis Daily 'Seven Times More Likely to Commit Suicide'

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    Teenagers who start smoking cannabis daily before the age of 17 are seven times more likely to commit suicide, International Business Times reports a study has found. According to the paper, published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, youths who smoke marijuana on a daily basis are also 60% less likely to finish high school. Researchers led by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of New South Wales analysed results of three large, long-running studies from Australia and New Zealand involving nearly 3,800 people.

  • Five things that could go horribly wrong with Obama's action in Iraq

    Published: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    If there's one thing America's misadventure in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 taught everyone, it is that things can go terribly wrong when the U.S. intervenes in a foreign environment with deep sectarian divisions, an ineffectual government, armed factions, and the general complexities of the Middle East , says the Washington Examiner So now, Barack Obama plans to step up U.S. involvement in Iraq with more airstrikes and an effort to strengthen and better organize Iraqi and Kurdish military forces, as well as some Syrian rebels. Since the president decided not to talk about possible downsides, here are a few — not at all a definitive list — of the things that could go badly awry as U.S. military forces return to Iraq.

  • Yes, there will be a '23 Jump Street'

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Great news, Channing Tatum/Jonah Hill fans: There will be a sequel to "22 Jump Street," and it looks like it will indeed be titled "23 Jump Street," according to USA TODAY. The only question is — will Medical School be part of the title? Deadline reports that Sony Pictures is moving forward with a sequel to "22 Jump Street," which grossed $320 million at the box office this summer. The first film in the series, "21 Jump Street," which was very loosely based on the 1980s TV series about young undercover police officers, pulled in more than $200 million in 2012.

  • Cheney: Obama 'pink slips' to troops has military at 'crisis point'

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Wednesday that President Obama has slashed the military so deeply that troop levels will be below where they were on the 9/11 attacks , a gutting that begs foes to exploit the Pentagon ’s vulnerabilities, the Washington Examiner reports. “We’re investing in defense as if the dangers of the world were all in quiet retreat,” warned Cheney, a former defense secretary, in a morning speech at the American Enterprise Institute . With typically blunt words, Cheney said that Obama has whittled away the strong military he was left with by former President George W. Bush .

  • Walmart Workers Complain They Can't Afford New Dress Code

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Walmart workers are apparently not too happy about having Walmart tell them how to dress, and now labor activists are getting involved. Richard Reynoso, a Walmart employee working in a southern California store, sent a letter to Walmart’s corporate headquarters on Monday, claiming that he couldn’t afford to comply with a new company dress code that takes effect on September 29, reports the Huffington Post. Under the new code, workers will have to a wear a collared blue or white shirt and black or khaki pants, along with a Walmart vest the company will provide.

  • If you know who Eric Holder is, you probably don't like him

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Attorney General Eric Holder is one of President Obama 's best-known and longest-serving cabinet members, says the Washington Examiner. Most recently, he led the administration's response to the racial unrest in Ferguson , Missouri following the Michael Brown killing, launching multiple Justice Department investigations into the police department there. If the results of a new Wall Street Journal poll are any guide, Holder's service has not brought him much public approval.

  • Here's How The iPhone 6 Compares With Its Biggest Competitors

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Apple just introduced its new pair of smartphones : the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, says Business Insider. Both phones come with a larger display, a thinner design, and upgraded internal components compared with the iPhone 5S'. But how do they compare with the competition? Take a look at the chart below to see how the new iPhones stack up against their Android and Windows Phone rivals.

  • Joan Rivers had surprise throat biopsy that cut off her air supply, source claims

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    A source says Joan Rivers may have been OK if the unplanned biopsy were performed in a hospital instead of an outpatient clinic, reports the New York Daily News. The routine surgical procedure Joan Rivers was supposed to undergo turned deadly when a doctor who arrived at the clinic with the legendary comic’s entourage performed an unplanned biopsy on her vocal cords, a medical source who was briefed on the case told The News. Such a procedure is not supposed to be performed outside of a hospital, according to medical experts.

  • Lawsuit alleges Uber discriminates against blind passengers with service dogs

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    A blind author and the National Federation of the Blind sued app-based ride service Uber in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday, alleging that it discriminates against blind riders with guide dogs. The lawsuit alleges that some Uber drivers have refused to give rides to blind people with service dogs and that others have mishandled the dogs or harassed their owners. It asks for an injunction requiring Uber Technologies Inc. to take steps to ensure that its drivers don't illegally refuse to transport blind people with service dogs.

  • Facebook rejects photo of sick infant in need of heart transplant in ad

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Hudson Bond was born on July 18. A week later his parents found out he needed a new heart. They turned to Facebook to raise awareness and money for medical costs, but the social media giant said a picture of the infant was too graphic, according to ABC11.com. Facebook said the ad with Hudson's picture was rejected because it was scary, gory or sensational, and evokes a negative response.

  • Your Car Could Someday Park Itself

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Technology may soon eliminate one of life's little annoyances: looking for a parking space. That's the vision of French auto parts maker Valeo, which demonstrated Park4U—automated valet parking—at an intelligent-vehicle conference in Detroit yesterday, the AP reports. The system kicks into action when the driver gets to a parking deck—it pinpoints an open space, then fires up ultrasonic sound-wave sensors, 360-degree cameras, and a laser scanner to drive itself at 3mph to the space, then back itself in safely. All of this can be put into action with just a thumb and a smartphone; a driver can even watch the process on his phone, Newser.com reports.

  • Hitler's childhood home could become museum

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    The Austrian house where Adolf Hitler was born could be turned into a museum named the "House of Responsibility," according to USA TODAY. Hitler was born there in the town of Braunau am Inn in 1889. Over the years, the building has served as a "bank, workshop, library, school and home for the disabled," reports Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

  • Garth Brooks Falls Off Stage – Recovers Like a Pro!

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    At last night's Garth Brooks concert it seems the man himself was channeling a little of the old Luke Bryan, who is becoming notorious for missing his mark and falling off the stage, according to CountryMusicBlog.com. Now we can add Garth to the prat faller list. It seems he got carried away on a little hop and skip and tripped right off the front of the stage. Fans helped him back up and even returned his hat.