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Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy has been an Internet based writer for the past seven years.
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Ben Siegel Reptiles

Man Wins Roach-Eating Contest, Then Dies

When faced with eating something really disgusting—like, say, a cockroach—one strategy would be to think to yourself, "At least this won't kill me," before chowing down.

That technique wouldn't have worked, however, for Edward Archbold. On Friday, the 32-year-old entered a roach-eating contest at Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach, Florida, and won after devouring "dozens" of three-inch discoid roaches in a four-minute time period.

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Military Dad Surprises Family In Front of 85,000 at College Football Game

When Tammy Faile and her two children were chosen as the military family of the game for South Carolina's match up Saturday against the University of Georgia, they probably expected some sort of message from their husband and father Sgt. First Class Scott Faile, who is stationed in South Korea.

And that's what they got at halftime, a video message on the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice stadium's Jumbotron.

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Chinese Restaurant in Kentucky Shut Down for Serving Roadkill

Talk about mystery meat.

The Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg, Kentucky, was shut down last week after health officials found they were serving their customers roadkill. This highly questionable culinary practice was revealed when customers caught restaurant employees bringing a dead deer into the kitchen.

"There was actually a blood trail they were mopping up behind the garbage can," customer Katie Hopkins said.

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Alec Couros, Flickr

Americans Keep Having Fewer Babies, Probably Because of the Economy

Call it the "baby bust." For the fourth straight year, birth rates in the United States have declined.

Slightly fewer than four million babies were born in the U.S. in 2011, the lowest total since 1998. However, the 1 percent drop in the birth rate was less than it had been in the previous three years. This suggests that the economic pressure experts believe is depressing the birth rate may be easing up.

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Brian Scott, Flickr

Looking at Kitty and Puppy Photos All Day Actually Boosts Productivity

If there is one thing that all of the internet can agree on, it's that pictures and videos of kittens and puppies are the tops.

Now, thanks to researchers at Japan's Hiroshima University, you have even more reason to search the Web for such adorableness when you are at work...

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Would You Rather Lose Your Wallet or Your Smartphone? [SURVEY]

For many decades, losing your wallet was clearly the worst. Not only were you suddenly without means to pay for anything, but you had been displaced of much of your personal information and were facing hours and hours of dealing with credit card companies and the DMV. Fun!

These days, a smartphone also packs a significant portion of your life into a small package that you carry with you everywhere and sometimes misplace. It also generally costs more than a wallet. So is the smartphone now the thing you'd least like to escape mysteriously from your pocket?

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