• Popular candy 'Peeps' will soon be adding new flavours.Popular candy 'Peeps' will soon be adding new flavours.

    Those with an unabated sweet-tooth can rejoice this autumn as Peeps, the popular marshmallow candy shaped like chicks and other animals, will be coming out with three new special seasonal flavours. 

    Consumers will soon be able to purchase the candies in pumpkin spice, caramel apple and candy corn. Do your teeth hurt yet?

    Normally popular around Easter, these additions will, seemingly make the candies a viable year-round treat.

    The jury, however, remains undecided about whether any of the new flavours actually taste good, says TIME. 

    Recently, a few editors at the Huffington Post conducted a blind taste test of the three new varieties.

    So far, the front-runner appears to be the caramel apple flavour, although registering only a lukewarm endorsement.  

    “My taste buds are rather confused, but I like it,” said one of the blind reviewers.

    The pumpkin spice Peep had mixed reviews with one editor saying “[it] tasted like pumpkin chapstick.” Another reviewer said they would actually eat it

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  •  It seems the days of the good old-fashioned back-to-school promotion that featured a pack of three-ring binders with a stack of pencils and run-of-the-mill lined paper at discounted prices have passed us by.

    Just look at the promotion well-known grocery store brand President’s Choice ran on really sharp knives.


    The one in the bottom right corner of the display is particularly appealing to the young student in your home who aspires to pursue a career in culinary arts…or your local butcher shop. The promotion was featured on Tumblr; we're not sure when it actually ran in store (it appears to date back as far as 2012).

      For those worried that sending kids to back to the classroom with a brand new set of knives is a bad idea, consider making a stop by the local liquor store and discover yet another candidate for the worst back-to-school promotion ever.

      

     

    Discounted liquor is sure to be a hit with students moving away for college this fall, but not so much with the parents that are

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  • Anyone with young children can understand the importance of a security blanket or a special stuffed animal. They act as a sense of safety and reassurance, easing away any form of stress or fear. 

    What you might not expect to see, however, is a baby kangaroo who clings to his precious teddy bear. It just goes to show that comfort and reassurance are sentiments that are shared throughout the animal kingdom. 

    This adorable little joey is named Doodlebug, an eastern grey kangaroo that was brought into the care of Gillian Abott, who runs the wildlife company WIRES in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.

    According to the Daily Mail, Doodlebug was brought into Abott’s care when he was only a few months old. She gave the small joey a teddy bear to play with and the two have been

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  • "Awkward!": Comedian embarrasses couple making out on New York subway

    “They’re all watching you!” Everybody’s watching you!”

    Sometimes, the only way to handle an awkward situation is to make it a little more awkward. (Photo: YouTube)Sometimes, the only way to handle an awkward situation is to make it a little more awkward. (Photo: YouTube)

    Most of us understand the sheer awkwardness of encountering a couple getting a little too friendly in public. More often than not, it’s easy to simply walk away and pretend you didn’t just see that couple playing tonsil hockey.

    Sayings such as “get a room!” often come to mind.  

    But if you’re travelling on, say, a subway car, fleeing the scene may not be in the cards. So you scramble for other things to look at while still feeling compelled to look up and check if the PDA is ongoing. 

    That is, unless you’re comedian Josh Nasar, whose hilarious approach to acknowledging the awkwardness was to simply embarrass the couple by yelling “AWKWAAAAAAARD!”

    In a video shared on YouTube, Nasar captures the PDA happening just behind him on his smartphone. As he awkwardly taunts the affectionate couple, all eyes on the subway car are quickly drawn to the action. 

    “They’re all watching you!” he screams. “Everybody’s watching you!”

    The couple then turns to look at the camera, seemingly laughing it

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  • MADD P.E.I. chapter president resigns after charged with impaired driving

    “It was very disappointing and shocking to be honest."

    (Photo: CBC)(Photo: CBC)

    The Mothers Against Drunk Driving organization is committed to preventing potential drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. But when one of its members gets charged with impaired driving, what happens next is inevitable.

    David Griffin was a volunteer president of the East Prince County chapter of MADD in Prince Edward Island, and he also had experience working in law enforcement.

    The 52-year-old served as a police officer in Summerside for more than 40 years before retiring.

    “He was a great volunteer. He led that chapter and was engaged with the organization,” MADD Canada CEO, Andrew Murie told Global News. “You couldn’t have asked for a more model volunteer.”

    But back in June, Griffin’s rosy reputation was tarnished when he was pulled over with a blood alcohol level above the legal limit. He was later charged with driving under the influence.

    According to the Globe and Mail, Griffin sent an email to Murie the next day to inform him about the charges.

    “He basically send three

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  • Bacon may arguably be one of the most delicious cured meats, so when it’s taken from just under your nose, what’s a hungry guy (or girl) to do?

    One irate man from Northern England was left with this very dilemma after his girlfriend gave his bacon to their cat. And instead of simply cooking more or eating something else, the man reacted quickly — by calling the police and asking to press charges.

    “Sir, it’s not a criminal offense to let your cat eat your bacon,” the operator says in the video.

    “We don’t arrest cats,” she adds, apologizing.

    With resigned defeat in his voice, the man says goodbye to the operator, and hopefully has since had some bacon.

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  • Every crane operator’s worst nightmare has come true after two large cranes carrying a large piece of a bridge fell over, crashing into nearby homes and shops.

    Two cranes in Alphen aan den Rijn, in The Netherlands, were trying to restore an old bridge, when they both collapsed into the surrounding neighbourhood, injuring about 20 people. Rescuers are currently searching for victims the BBC reports.

    The cranes were situated on a pontoon floating on the River Rhine in the Dutch town, attempting to lift a large section of the Juliana Bridge and move it to a new location when the cranes toppled over, collapsing under the weight.

    The horrific disaster was caught on film by witness Dick van Smirren. Van Smirren spoke with NOS national broadcaster after the incident about his footage and said: “You see the cloud of dust rise - that is a terrible image and you think: ‘Who is under there?’ You can’t believe what you see.”

    The BBC reported that there were a number of people at the site watching

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  • You may think twice before grabbing another burger from a fast food joint after watching this gross video.

    YouTube user Duane Moore recently uploaded a video of a fast food worker breaking a serious health food regulation.

    The unidentified woman, who works at a Checkers fast food restaurant, is seen in the video dropping the burger bun before bending down to wipe the floor with it.

    “Oh my god,” another employee is heard saying in the background as they laugh, while filming the incident. 

    She then picks up the bun, placing it on the counter and uses it to make a hamburger. She spreads mayonnaise on it and adds pickles.

    And apparently she served it to a customer, according to the video description.

    The worker is seen then turning to the employee who is filming and asks them to grab another bun for the next order.

    Many YouTube users reacted with outrage after the video was posted. 

    One user saying: “This is a serious health hazard especially to people with weakened immune systems. It’s

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  • The imaginary spear thrown by Australian footballer Adam Goodes during a game this past May is for sale to the highest bidder – really.

    As of August 4th, over 50 bids had been made on the invisible item used by the Sydney Swans player, which according to the eBay seller, is “capable of terrifying an entire small-minded crowd with an implied lob in their direction.”

    The original post has since been taken down, but not before generating a $20,000 bid, reports The Herald Sun

    The invisible spear (and Goodes) made headlines when the footballer re-enacted an indigenous war dance during a match this past May, launching the spear into the direction of the opposing team’s cheer squad.  

    The dance and imaginary spear stirred controversy for the nationally-recognized and awarded Aboriginal athlete, who told reporters he has thought about retiring, due to incessant booing from opposing fans.

    Saturday night will see Adam Goodes' return to football. Geelong coach Chris Scott is hoping for no booes.Saturday night will see Adam Goodes' return to football. Geelong coach Chris Scott is hoping for no booes.

    As for the invisible spear, copycat listings are now being posted, despite the fact that the imaginary

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  • Last month, luxury car maker Lexus got Back to the Future fans excited with its teaser video showing a real-life hoverboard. 

    Now, the company has released a new video showing the hoverboard in action after spending more than a year to build it.

    Professional skateboarder Ross McGouran is seen in the video testing out the high-tech device, SLIDE. It’s clear that even he experienced a learning curve.

    “Everything I knew about skating went out the window,” McGouran told Lexus.  

    The hoverboard works by using liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and permanent magnets to achieve its floating movement.

    According to the Lexus web site, the hoverboard needs a skate park “that empowers the best ride,” which means it requires a track containing permanent magnets in order to maintain its levitation above ground. 

    Any ordinary concrete skate park will not suffice.

    Lexus had to re-design a traditional skateboard park using “almost 200 metres of magnetic track,” which was transported to Cubelles,

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