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Six Flags Roller Coaster Loses Power And Erin Recalls A Similar Incident

No one loves roller coasters more than me, but sometimes they do break down. And sometimes, they break down when the ride is in motion. Not only did it happen at a Six Flags in New Jersey over the weekend, it once happened to yours truly.

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Hotel Guest’s Shocking Bottled Water Tab Reminds Dave Spencer of His First Mini-Bar Experience

Back in 1991, WBKR's program director, Chuck Urban, and I were invited by Capitol Records to a showcase in New Orleans for Billy Dean and Suzy Bogguss.

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Physicist Says That Humans Won’t Be the Top Species by 2045

When I read the headline that a scientist said that human beings will lose their grip on the number one spot on Billboard's Top Species Chart in 31 years, I began to wonder.

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Stephanie Klein via YouTube
Stephanie Klein via YouTube
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Family Dog Discovered Alive and Well in Rubble of Home Destroyed by Mud Slide [VIDEO]

We don't get mudslides around here. So I can only imagine the relentlessness of the devastation caused by such an unthinkable natural disaster.

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Ian Velicaria/Dio Formentera via YouTube
Ian Velicaria/Dio Formentera via YouTube
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Ian Velicaria the Magic Eye: Amazing YouTube Card Trick [Video]

This is wild and, according to my Facebook friends, it works.  And, trust me.  It does.  Not sure why.  Not sure how.  But this is nuts and will blow your mind.

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Kentucky Restaurant’s No Tipping Policy Raising Eyebrows

Packhouse Meats is a new restaurant in Newport, Kentucky. It opened in January. And...it has a "no tipping" policy.

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925wbkr via YouTube
925wbkr via YouTube
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Dave Spencer Tries His Hand at Making a Homemade Lantern [VIDEO]

Recently, I was talking to a friend of mine who lives in Ohio and their electricity had recently gone out. So he'd heard there was a way to make a homemade lantern using everyday household items.

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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Dave Adds Former Childhood Hangout Miller Lake to a YouTube List of Creepy Abandoned Places [VIDEO]

I couldn't count how many visits my family, friends, and I paid to Miller Lake when I was a kid. That was THE place to be in the summertime. The floating docks, sliding boards, paddle boats, concession stand (a fudgesicle was a MUST)...it was perfect.

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Associated Press via YouTube
Associated Press via YouTube
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Swamp Boat Tour Guide Jumps in Water to Feed Alligators [VIDEO]

I've seen plenty of "Don't Feed the Bears" signs out west or in the Smokies. I always think "Don't worry."

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Alltime10s via YouTube; Amazon.com
Alltime10s via YouTube; Amazon.com
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Here Are 10 Pretty Weird Things You Can Buy on Amazon [VIDEO]

I gotta tell ya, of all the ways the Internet has made life easier, my pick for cyberspace's greatest yield is Amazon.

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Dave Spencer
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Watch Dave Spencer Make a Homemade Lava Lamp [VIDEO]

Jaclyn calls me our resident "Bill Nye, the Science Guy." And that's because I've been trying little experiments around the station, like putting Ivory soap in the microwave oven, for example.

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Category: Food, Weird News
MadOverAds via YouTube
MadOverAds via YouTube
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Volkswagen Theatre Ad Brilliantly Demonstrates Dangers of Distracted Driving [VIDEO]

I realize Distracted Driving Awareness Month was last week, but, in my humble opinion, ANY time is a good time to be reminded of the dangers of distracted driving.

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Category: Technology, Weird News

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