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Monthly Archive:: June 2011

100 Acres of Pizza Served Daily in the U.S.

For those of you yet to take lunch, we think it’s the perfect time for a hunger-inducing stat of the day. The Daily tells us, in a profile of healthy pizza purveyor Naked Pizza, that the United States pizza industry “serves about 100 acres of pizza a day.” This figure comes from the National Association of Pizza Operators, an organization that aims “to create and foster a community of independent and small chain pizzeria operators and their industry suppliers where doing business with one another is mutually beneficial.

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Unknown 55-Foot Creature Washes Ashore In China

A giant 55 foot ’sea monster’ has been found washed up on a beach in China. The beast from the deep is so badly decayed it cannot be identified. But according to local reports from Guangdong, in the south-east of the country, it weighed at least 4.5 tons.

People have flocked to see the creature — despite the rotting corpse’s foul stench. It was found tangled in ropes and one theory is fisherman caught it but could not land it as it was so big.

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Marilyn Monroe’s iconic dress sells for record price

Marilyn Monroe’s white “subway” dress sold for more than $5.6 million in a Beverly Hills, California auction Saturday night in which bidders paid another $2.7 million for three other Monroe movie outfits.

It was the first in a series of auctions to sell the massive Hollywood history collection that singer, dancer and actress Debbie Reynolds accumulated over the past 50 years.

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Man Threatens Suicide After Cable Is Cut Off

To be honest, I think it is a bad idea to threaten to kill yourself over your cable being cut off. I know living without your cable modem, premium channels and HBO is hard but it’s nothing to kill yourself over.

Police received a call at 10:44 p.m. on Friday from 22300 block of Butterfield from a caller from Cox cable who said he has a man on the line saying that if they don’t turn his cable back on, he’s going to kill himself.

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