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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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Category: Weird News
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
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
Len Trievnor/Express/Getty Images
Len Trievnor/Express/Getty Images
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An Old College Assignment Reveals a Connection Between Dave’s Great-Aunt and Perry Como [VIDEO]

My mother's place is like our family museum. There are "exhibits" on shelves and glass showcases plus photography, some of which hangs on the walls and most of which lies in scrapbooks in albums.

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Ron Schildknecht; ParaBreakdown via YouTube
Ron Schildknecht; ParaBreakdown via YouTube
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Have YOU Ever Seen the Pope Lick Monster of Eastern Jefferson County? [VIDEO]

First we had the sheepsquatch, now we have the Pope Lick Monster AKA the Goatman. It's like a couple of guys ate some radioactive mutton, or something, and mutated.

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Harry Murray circa 1917; Dave Spencer circa 2011 (Wikipedia; Dave Spencer Family Archives)
Harry Murray circa 1917; Dave Spencer circa 2011 (Wikipedia; Dave Spencer Family Archives)
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Crikey! Dave Spencer Was WHO in a Previous Life? [VIDEO]

Who knew that before I get on the air at 2PM each weekday, you're being entertained by a former major role player in the Mexican Revolution and a former jazz trumpeter?

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Dave Spencer via YouTube
Dave Spencer via YouTube
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Ivory Soap Expands Into a Large Soft But Solid Foam in the Microwave [VIDEO]

Wikipedia tells me that Charles' Law is an experimental gas law that describes how gases tend to expand when heated. And what I did with a bar of Ivory Soap is supposed to exemplify that law.

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Category: Videos, Weird News
Alltime 10's via YouTube
Alltime 10's via YouTube
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The 10 Things That Will Kill You Under an Hour [Video]

Well, this is delightful! I did a little surfing around the Internet this morning and stumbled across this video.  It's Alltime 10's The 10 Things That Will Kill You in Under an Hour!  Or my new name for it . . . The 10 Things Chad is Going to Avoid Like the Bubonic Plague.  WATCH!

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Category: Videos, Weird News

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