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Two-Foot Tall Filipino Named World’s Shortest Man By Guinness [VIDEO]

For the first time in his life, Junrey Balawing is standing head and shoulders over everyone else.

Balawing can indeed look down on everyone else now that he has been named the world's shortest man by Guinness World Records. The Filipino man received the honor in a ceremony Sunday, which just so happened to be the same day he turned 18.

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Category: Humor, Weird News
Cracker Barrel Miracle (Photo by Dave Spencer)
Cracker Barrel Miracle (Photo by Dave Spencer)
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Waitress Discovers Ancestors’ Photo Hanging on Restaurant Wall

"If coincidences are just coincidences, why do they feel so contrived?" - Fox Mulder, "The X-Files"

I completely agree with the fictional federal agent. If something seems to be a coincidence, why does it feel like everything fell into place to make sure it happened precisely as it did? Coincidence? I think not. And when I learned the story of Sandra, a server at the Owensboro Cracker Barrel, I felt the exact same way.

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Photo by Dave Spencer
Photo by Dave Spencer
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Embalm Your Pennies, Oh the Places You Will Go

A few years ago, I checked on how much it would cost a family of four to spend a week at the Orlando Disney Megaplex. After putting my eyes back in my head and lifting my jaw off the floor (I beat the 5-second rule), I asked my mother how it was possible for the four of us--her, my dad, my sister, and me--to go to Disney World and spend a week when I was a kid. She told me that it was a combination of income tax returns and Dad's old embalming machine. Yes, you read that right.

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Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images
Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images
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Wicked Weather kicks Up Dust in Owensboro

The weather changed fast this morning and something pretty spooky happened that I've never really noticed  before.

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Do You Know the Mullet Bandit?

In the movies bank heists always include cool masks. Like for instance, the Joker in "The Dark Knight", clown masked his comrades in crime. I've seen the presidential rubber masks and even those semi- transparent human face masks...those really creep me out. The thing is you usually don't use outdated hair dos to hide your true identity, that is of course, until the mullet bandit arrived.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Facebook Creator on Bizarre New Diet

I have a question. How many of you are on Facebook? Here's another one. How many of you breathe? Yep, if you're reading this now, you likely have a Facebook page. Heck, you probably got here via WBKR's Facebook page. Well, Mark Zuckerberg, the genius who invented this new part of our lives, has come up with another concept--although I'm not sure how or even if this will catch on.

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Chad Benefield
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Chad and Blake Shelton Have Something in Common

Moon here with my Chad story.  As the tornado sirens blared away last night I called Chad to see if he wanted to get together afterwards to survey the damage, if any. I told him I was safely in the basement and where was he? Outside!! Looking at the clouds and rain and thunder and lightning and possible tornado! So this morning I discover what he has  in common with Bla

Michel Porro, Getty Images
Michel Porro, Getty Images
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Well we know with had a lot of rain but who knew it was this much?

Well we know with had a lot of rain but who knew it was this much! Some think the end of the world is scheduled to occur tomorrow, and officials in Kentucky have decided to embrace one of the Bible's great tales.

The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority has given the go-ahead to issue $40 million in tax rebates in order to build a biblical theme park based on Noah's Ark, called The Ark Encounter.

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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How Much Do You Snack?

I'm guilty of this and I'm sure you are to, perhaps?  Americans are gobbling down snacks at a record pace.  And these popular snacks have so many varieties! There are over 1100 varieties of potato chips,  over 500 varieties of chocolate,  over 300 varieties of candy bars/snackbars/energy bars,  300 varieties of barbeque chips,  over 350 varieties of rippled chips and the list goes on & on. I

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Courtesy of Johnson & Johnson
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I’m Gonna Wash Your Mouth Out With…Bug Repellant?!?

Okay, so maybe it's starting to seem like I've become a little obsessed with keeping insects at bay, these days. But I can't help it if two home-grown remedies for bug repellence just fell into my lap within the last couple of weeks. This time around, all you need to do is open your bathroom cabinet.

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Category: Weird News
Photo by Dave Spencer
Photo by Dave Spencer
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A Thought for Your Pennies

Every Friday this calendar year I have been and will continue to be at Pogue Chrysler in Greenville or Pogue Chevrolet in Central City for a live road show. A few weeks ago, I noticed something hanging over the door of one of the sales offices at Pogue Chevy. It was a bag of water with three pennies in it. At first, I thought, "Practical joke--I'm gonna walk under it and somehow it's going to rupture and soak my head." Nope. As it turns out, the water bag is for something much smaller than me.

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Music City Aka Cicada City

If you know someone in middle Tennessee, and I know several, then you've more than likely heard about the recent invasion of cicadas.  In case you need a refresher, here's a little background info. The good thing is, they don't bite or sting, well, they can sting if they mistake a human limb for a tree.  Mostly, they are known for being noisy and yes, they will attack trees.

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