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Smoking Seem To Do Your Baby No Harm According to 1951 Better Homes and Garden Baby Book

My wife has this older-than-old baby book from Better Homes and Gardens that originally came out in 1951. During this time, when cigarette ads were on TV and in your cartoons, smoking was just a part of daily life. When you're bringing life into this world, however, this baby book was your go-to book. It was the 'What to Expect when You're Expecting' of the 1950's. You'd think smoking at all would be bad for your baby as it's bad for you, but this old book said if you have a smoke in moderation, you and your baby will be fine. WTH?!

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Angry Mom Hires Plane to Fly Nasty Message Over Wall Street

At lunchtime on Tuesday, New Yorkers in Lower Manhattan were treated to an unusual sight — a small plane buzzing by the Standard and Poor’s building, towing a banner that read, “Thanks For The Downgrade: You Should All Be Fired.”

Commissioned by St. Louis banker and single mother Lucy Nobbe, who paid $895 to hire the pilot, the fly-by was a reaction to the US losing its longtime AAA credit rating last Friday.

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Woman Surprised to Find Out – Over the Phone – That She Was Murdered

As the Kennewick High School class of 1971′s 40th reunion approached, an email was sent around relaying the sad news that seven of their 900 graduates had been murdered over years. The news was so shocking, the local paper published a story about it.

However, only six members of the class of ’71 had been murdered, and the seventh, Cheri Taylor, was very much alive.

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Pole Dancing for Men Gaining Popularity in China [VIDEO]

Pole dancing-as-exercise is no longer strictly for women. Recently, the fitness trend has begun popping up in gyms across Beijing, ‘Today‘ reports.

Gym owners say pole dancing is a great way to stay fit, and some Chinese men are embracing it as a way to build up abs, arms and upper-body strength.

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British Citizens Dress Like the Undead for Zombie Awareness [VIDEO]

A group of about 200 concerned citizens dressed as zombies this weekend and marched through the British city of Leicester to highlight the city’s lack of preparation for an uprising of the undead. After Leicester resident Robert Ainsley learned (via a freedom of information request) that the city did not have a zombie contingency plan built into its emergency preparations, he and 26-year-old politics graduate James Dixon used Twitter and Facebook to mobilize the masses. The demonstrators walked from the famous Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower to the offices of city council in protest.

Videos of the zombie march below:

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Arrested Man Claims He Drank 48 Beers During Birthday Celebration

For his 58th birthday, Florida resident James Taylor (no relation to the singer) drank 48 beers.

Or at least that’s what he told the cops when they arrested him last week for causing a disturbance at Florida’s Hudson Beach.

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