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Report: Orbitz Contemplating Putting Itself Up For Sale

If you’re in the market for a couple travel websites, travel agent Orbitz Worldwide Inc, the company that runs Orbitz.com and Cheaptickets.com, could be looking for a buyer to hook up with, according to a new report. [More]

Facebook Launches Effort To Cut Down On Those Annoying Hoax Stories Your Friends Can’t Stop Believing

(goremirebob)

No, Betty White is not dead (and neither is Eddie Murphy, Celine Dion, Jon Bon Jovi, etc). No, a bunch of worms didn’t burst out of a woman’s chest. But because your friends on Facebook are easily fooled and don’t know about the existence of Snopes.com, it’s up to you to run through that gauntlet of idiocy on your news feed. Since those gullible folks will never learn, Facebook says now it’s going to help crack down on bogus, hoax and otherwise fake Internet stories clogging up what you read on the social media site. [More]

New Hampshire Lottery Offering Bacon-Scented Scratch-Off Tickets

New Hampshire Lottery Offering Bacon-Scented Scratch-Off Tickets

What’s better than the smell of bacon? The smell of bacon bringing you a bunch of money. Because with a scratch-off lottery ticket, even if you don’t bring home the big win, you get to smell bacon. Mmm, bacon. [More]

Woman Will Spend $164K In 2015 To Continue Living On Cruise Ship That’s Been Her Home For Last 7 Years

Woman Will Spend $164K In 2015 To Continue Living On Cruise Ship That’s Been Her Home For Last 7 Years

Perhaps you fancy yourself a regular captain of the high seas due to your yearly cruise trip. Get back to swabbing decks though, folks, because there’s a woman who’s been living on a cruise ship longer than most of the crew, after almost seven years of making her home there. [More]

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Snake Pops Out Of A Cabinet At Lowe’s, Bites Customer On The Head

Imagine you’re hanging out in a nice, dry, safe room away from all the worries of the world. Suddenly, someone throws a door open to the big, scary world. Wouldn’t you want to bite that interloper right on the head? If you were a snake, totally, as one surprised Lowe’s customer found out after accidentally intruding on a snake’s privacy in the store. [More]

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Five-Year-Old Receives Invoice From Friend’s Mom After Missing Birthday Party

Throwing a birthday party for a bunch of kids is not an easy feat — there’s all the planning, the hordes of tiny people running around shrieking and yelling and shoving cupcakes in their faces while refusing to go to the bathroom when they have to, not to mention the expense involved. Nonetheless, the parents of one five-year-old boy say that despite that stress, the mom of their son’s friend shouldn’t have sent them an invoice after the kid missed a birthday party without advance notice. [More]

(CBS New York)

Delta Flight Evacuated At JFK Airport After Bomb Threat Called In

Passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight from San Francisco to New York had a bit of an unusual arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport last night, after someone called in a bomb threat, saying there was a bomb on the arriving plane. [More]

The U.S. Is Not At War With China: Hacked NY Post, UPI Twitter Accounts Post Fake News

The U.S. Is Not At War With China: Hacked NY Post, UPI Twitter Accounts Post Fake News

Despite fake reports on the Twitter accounts of both the New York Post and United Press International, no, the United States is not at war with China. And no, the Pope did not say it’s the start of WWIII. So, shew. [More]

Crowdfunding Page Seeking Tips For Pizza Delivery Guy Hits $20K In Donations

Crowdfunding Page Seeking Tips For Pizza Delivery Guy Hits $20K In Donations

He didn’t get the $7 tip he was forced to return for delivering pizzas, but now it seems a pizzeria worker who was stiffed the first time around by a Massachusetts car dealership will be doing just fine: A GoFundMe campaign set up by a stranger who saw the video and was outraged has hit $20,600 (as of Friday afternoon) in donations in just two days. [More]

Elon Musk Donates $10M To Help Save Humankind From The Robots

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Don’t believe that artificial intelligence will one day rise up against the humans who brought it into being and become robot overlords reigning over Earth like cruel, undying gods? Well, Elon Musk does, and he’s willing to put $10 million where his mouth is in order to safeguard humans from the inevitable robot revolution. [More]

(JimmyBionic)

While the Internal Revenue Service won’t be accepting electronically filed tax returns until Jan. 20, the agency’s Free File program is open starting today for those taxpayers who make an adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less. The Free File site features free access to federal tax preparation and e-filing software from 14 different tax-prep companies, and offers helpful links to help guide taxpayers through the process. [IRS.gov Free File]

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Microsoft Temporarily Dropping The Price Of Xbox One To $349 Again

After cutting the price of the Xbox One $50 ahead of the holiday season, it seems Microsoft is still in the holiday spirit, as it’s offering the console for $349 again as of today. [More]

Publishers Pulling Book About Boy Dying, Going To Heaven Because Boy Didn’t Die, Go To Heaven

Publishers Pulling Book About Boy Dying, Going To Heaven Because Boy Didn’t Die, Go To Heaven

Almost five years after the release of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, publisher Tyndale House says it’s yanking the book from shelves immediately. This, because the “boy” and co-author of the tome, Alex Malarkey, says the book is literally malarkey because he didn’t die and thus, did not go to heaven. [More]

(AB InBev)

Anheuser-Busch InBev Launches App That Brings Bud Light To Your Door (But Only In D.C.)

The distance from the couch to the beer store often proves simply too great to overcome, despite great thirst that is known to come upon some. For those who don’t feel like getting up during the Big Game or the Big Fight (and by that I clearly mean those reality TV shows), Anheuser-Busch InBev is testing a Bud Light Button app that’ll do the beer fetching for you. [More]

A closed Wet Seal in Miami, Jan. 8 (Phillip Pessar)

Wet Seal Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection, Shocking No One

We’ve heard the funereal bag pipes warming up over the last few months and now it’s time to play the official dirge: Wet Seal has filed for bankruptcy protection in an effort to keep what stores it has left open in business. [More]

(JeepersMedia)

RadioShack Putting Off Paying Rent For Some Stores In Midst Of Restructuring

After the news that RadioShack is in the midst of preparing to file for bankruptcy soon comes more evidence that the struggling chain is trying to get itself set aright: A new report says RadioShack is saving cash by putting off paying rent. [More]

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Health Officials: This Season’s Flu Vaccine Only 23% Effective

We were warned, and thus it has come to pass: After the Centers for Disease Control announced at the end of last year that this season’s flu vaccine might not do much to prevent people from getting sick, the agency released results today that show shots have only been about 23% effective. [More]

Woman Suing Clothing Company After Tights Failed To Deliver A Happy Ending For Her Feet

Woman Suing Clothing Company After Tights Failed To Deliver A Happy Ending For Her Feet

We all want the products we buy to provide a certain sense of satisfaction, but one New York woman is claiming that the makers of tights she bought did not bring her the nearly orgasmic return on her investment she says the company promised in its ads. [More]