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The Return of the Twinkie

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Hostess Twinkies are due to return to stores today, although some Walmart stores had them for sale last Friday. The new product will have almost twice the shelf life of the old Twinkies.
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When new author Robert Galbraith was outed as JK Rowling, the sales of The Cuckoo's Calling shot through the roof. Rowling says she wished she could have kept the secret a little longer.
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12 Innovations From The 1950s That We Still Use Today. About half of them took twenty years to become general use for the masses.
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10 of the Most Cryptic Texts in the World. At least one of them has to be complete gibberish and we've all been trolled by history.
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This band has a real bounce in their beat! Looks cool, but it can't be easy to play that way.
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I Was Killed By A Shark In Sharknado. Ryan Budds' account of the filming of the latest SyFy original implausible monster movie.
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Washington state's new marijuana rules set limits for "marijuana-infused" products, but what about hash? Various interpretations could legalize it or ban it, or maybe something in between.
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A Saudi princess was arrested in California on human trafficking charges. She paid the $5 million in bail but has no servants left back at the condominium.
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The colorful lionfish and 3 other invasive species we should be eating. You can have your expanded fishy fare; I'll take the free-range bacon.
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9 Lost and Found Airplanes. Airplanes get lost more than you realize; here are 6 more.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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