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Atheist files complaint over Penn. restaurant’s church-goer discount

An atheist in Manheim Township, Pennsylvania is suing a Columbia restaurant for offering a 10 percent discount to diners who bring in a Church bulletin on Sunday. John Wolff told the Intelligencer Journal that he filed the complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission because Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen discriminated…

San Diego blows entire fireworks load in 15 seconds

Tens of thousands of dollars of fireworks meant for San Diego’s 18-minute-long “Big Bay Boom” fireworks show went up last night in a breathtaking display of light and sound — all in about 15 seconds, effectively ruining the whole thing. Four different barges parked in San Diego Bay all sent…

Lifeguard fired for saving drowning man

A group of lifeguards in Hallandale Beach, Florida are out of work after one of their coworkers, 21-year-old Tomas Lopez, was fired for rescuing a drowning man outside his company’s zone of protected beach. Several of Lopez’s coworkers have resigned as a show of solidarity or have been fired for…

Google’s new voice search ‘not your friend’

A Google executive says the company’s latest operating system for its Android platform will feature “the very first high-quality, natural-sounding, conversational, synthesized voice in the entire world,” according to an interview with Wired Magazine. Hugo Barra, Android’s director of product management, spoke to the magazine after unveiling the voice search…

Major recount coming in Mexican election

More than half of the ballots used in Sunday’s Mexican presidential elections will be counted again, the Associated Press reports. Edmundo Jacobo, executive secretary of the country’s Federal Electoral Institute, said 78,012 of the 143,000 ballot boxes used during the July 1 vote – 54.5 percent of the votes –…

Bloomberg interrupts Coney Island speech to ask ‘Who wrote this sh*t?’

In a pun-filled speech that had even the stuffed hot dog character face-palming, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s performance at yesterday’s Coney Island hot dog contest weigh-in prompted even the mayor to curse. His outburst, captured on the video below, followed several sentences of cringe-worthy puns like, “Now, let me be perfectly…

Top eater Takeru Kobayashi reveals harsh conditions behind Coney Island hot dog contest

For the better part of a decade, Takeru Kobayashi of Japan was the unofficial king of July 4th: his ability to eat nausea-inducing numbers of hot dogs at the annual hot dog eating contest at Coney Island drove spectators and, eventually, live nationally-televised coverage of the event. But since 2010,…

Young Turks mock politicians’ high school yearbook photos

In a segment broadcast Tuesday, The Young Turks‘ Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian selected their favorite politicians’ high school yearbook photos, featured Tuesday in a post on BuzzFeed, and held them up for mockery as only Americans can. On House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH): “God he looks creepy!” Cenk…

Dog rescued from rock quarry cliff in Oregon

Daisy, a dog belonging to Tammy Johnson and her daughter Jennifer, somehow got herself caught in an unusual and dangerous location this week: on a small cliff ledge 200 feet about the bottom of a gravel mine pit in Gresham, Oregon. Daisy was missing for several days before she was…

Minnesota man sells 7-pound hot dogs in time for July 4th

Jason Stetz, the butcher at and owner of Heart O’Lakes Quality Meats in Pelican Bay, Minnesota, is dishing out his newest meat invention as fast as he can make them: 7-pound hot dogs. KRTV’s Kiersten Cooley reports that Stetz invented his version of the beefy giants after watching a “Modern…

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