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How well do you know America? Take our Fourth of July quiz

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th January 2018

As the country celebrates Independence Day, test your knowledge of US life from pet ownership to newborns circumcision rates On any dedicated day, how many Americans will eat pizza? One in 20 One in 40 One in 100 One in 8 In 2014, the US Department of Agriculture found that about 1 in 8 Americans […]

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Roy Moore fights for household values. Do those involve assaulting 14 -year-olds? | Arwa Mahdawi

Published in Odd and Fun on 3rd January 2018

This Roy Moore scandal exposes the utter hypocrisy of Republicans much-flaunted but little-practiced decide of Christian values Roy Moore is a man of God. We know this because the Alabama Republican Senate nominee has repeatedly stood up for good Christian family values throughout his career, often at great personal expense. In 2016, for example Moore […]

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The gun numbers: simply 3% of American adults own a collective 133 m pistols

Published in Odd and Fun on 31st December 2017

Facts show owning more than 40 handguns is actually somewhat common in the United States, and violence falls most heavily on the countrys poorest neighborhoods You’ve heard the statistics before: Americans have more guns per head than any nation on globe- along with gun violence rates that are dramatically higher than other rich, developed countries. […]

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Italy summons American ambassador to clarify reports NSA snooped on Berlusconi

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th December 2017

John Phillips summoned to Rome following accusations that the US National Security Agency snooped on the former “ministers ” and his close associates The Italian government has summoned the American ambassador to Rome following accusations that the US National Security Agency snooped on former “ministers ” Silvio Berlusconi and some of his close associates in […]

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Mariah Carey and James Packer reported to be engaged

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th December 2017

E! Online says the Australian tycoon presented the singer with what can only be described as the most breathtaking engagement ring in New York James Packer and Mariah Carey are reportedly engaged, marking the second betrothal of the states members of an Australian media dynasty this month. Packer, the 48 -year-old son of the late […]

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Trump doctor paid $86,000 to settle malpractice suit after patient’s demise

Published in Odd and Fun on 26th December 2017

Harold Bornstein, who gave a glowing report on the candidates health, was accused of negligent and reckless prescribing of morphine and barbiturates The New York doctor who has given glowing assessments of Donald Trumps health once paid out tens of thousands of dollars to settle a lawsuit after being accused of malpractice that led to […]

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‘More than vindication’: Victoria Valentino on considering Bill Cosby go to trial

Published in Odd and Fun on 24th December 2017

Decades after she says Cosby raped her, Victoria Valentino describes the validation of learning he will face trial for assault: The justice system is working It took Victoria Valentino 45 years to use the word rape to describe what happened with Bill Cosby in a Hollywood Hills apartment in 1969. In those years she carried […]

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Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd December 2017

Serena Williams has announced she is engaged to the co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian Serena Williams has announced she is engaged to the co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian. Williams, who won the womens singles title at Wimbledon in July, announced the engagement in a lyric on a Reddit thread for people to share their engagement […]

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An app analyzes texts to see if people like you. So I tried it on my husband

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th December 2017

Crushh asserts it can objectively scan for signs of affection in text from a friend, family member or first date. But does it run? Husband : Morning. Hows my Livvy? Missed you last night. How are the girls? Me : Having a lovely time. Was Beez[ our dog] OK? Did he sleep ? Husband : […]

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The firearm numbers: simply 3% of American adults own a collective 133 m handguns

Published in Odd and Fun on 12th December 2017

Facts show owning more than 40 firearms is actually fairly common in the United States, and violence falls most heavily on the countrys poorest neighborhoods You’ve heard the statistics before: Americans have more handguns per head than any nation on globe- along with gun violence rates that are dramatically higher than other rich, developed countries. […]

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