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  • Monterey Bay Aquarium apologizes for ‘fat-shaming’ otter, calling her 'thicc' on Twitter

    December 20, 2018 6:15 PM 140

    Monterey Bay Aquarium in California has been slammed online because of a tweet fat-shaming Abby, one of its otters. On Tuesday, the California aquarium sent out a tweet referencing the overweight otter’s physique. However, the aquarium was quickly inundated with criticism – particularly over its choice of slang, which has been called out as being AAVE (African

  • 133 million cars are 'lost' here every year

    December 19, 2018 2:33 PM 127

    Brits spend 35 million hours a year looking for their parked cars, according to research. A survey of 2,000 drivers revealed over one third regularly forget where their car is parked, and on average ‘lose’ their vehicle once a month. A further one in 20 drivers said they struggle to locate their parked car on a weekly basis. According to the data, it commonly

  • Popeyes launches 'Emotional Support Chicken' carrier at Philadelphia airport

    December 18, 2018 4:22 PM 127

    Popeyes is jumping on the controversial emotional support pet bandwagon with its latest promotion — a to-go container for its “Emotional Support Chicken.” For a limited time, the fried chicken chain is offering travelers at Philadelphia International Airport an “Emotional Support Chicken” carrier when they purchase a 3-piece chicken tender combo meal. The promotion

  • 'Secret Santa' pays Walmart shoppers' layaway, spreads holiday cheer in NJ town

    December 16, 2018 5:25 PM 105

    For some lucky shoppers in New Jersey, the season just got a little bit merrier. Five-year-old Jason Rake of Washington, N.J., thought that Santa might have put him on the naughty list. Little did he know that a special "Secret Santa" was about to make his mom's life a lot easier -- by paying off the remainder of all the layaways at a Walmart in Phillipsburg

  • 'Modern' Santa? Some want Father Christmas to be gender-neutral, have tattoos, survey finds

    December 14, 2018 8:51 PM 114

    A tattooed, hoverboard-riding, beardless Santa Claus? Some respondents to a recent survey think this Christmas icon needs an upgrade. The survey, which was conducted by logo-making company GraphicSprings in October and November, used Google surveys to gather responses from 400 people across the U.S. and U.K, asking them how they would “rebrand” or modernize

  • Costco discontinues Kirkland Signature Light Beer

    December 13, 2018 6:11 PM 111

    Costco has stopped selling its Kirkland Signature Light Beer, a longtime staple of low-budget parties. (iStock) Bad news, frat boys. Costco has stopped selling its Kirkland Signature Light Beer, a longtime staple of low-budget parties. On Dec. 12, The Takeout broke the news that the wholesale superstore had discontinued the beverage, which had long been chastised

  • Whataburger fan paints pastoral landscapes featuring iconic burger chain

    December 13, 2018 6:02 PM 124

    If Thomas Kinkade only painted fast-food chains, the result would be this Texas-based artist Michael Esparza’s Etsy store. Esparza, of San Antonio, had just moved back to his hometown in 2012 after studying art in Italy, he told Texas Monthly. The first thing Esparza did once he was back in the Lone Star State? Go to Whataburger. “Then right after that, I went to Bill Miller’s

  • Chick-fil-A knockoff? Walmart's new 'Chicken Dipping Sauce' likened to fast-food fave

    December 13, 2018 5:41 PM 116

    Chick-fil-A's signature dipping sauce is a favorite among the fast food restaurant's customers. (Reuters/Rashid Umar Abbasi) Chick-fil-A aficionados devoted to the fast-food chain’s signature dipping sauce may have another way to satisfy that craving. Walmart’s Great Value brand of chicken dipping sauce has drawn stark comparisons to Chick-fil-A’s classic

  • Record-breaking holiday traffic is expected this season, and these are the worst times to drive in it

    December 13, 2018 4:27 PM 103

    AAA says it expects 102.1 million Americans to hit the road this season, and not all on Christmas Eve. Wednesday, Dec. 19 is predicted to be the worst day for driving in Boston, Houston and Seattle, with traffic moving 2.5 to 3.5 times slower than usual. New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. should peak the following day as folks try to escape for a very long weekend

  • Burger King thief arms himself with chair, demands food

    December 12, 2018 6:14 PM 111

    One Louisiana man recently reportedly held up a Burger King in New Orleans, arming himself with a chair to demand food from the chain. (iStock/New Orleans Police Department) One Louisiana man reportedly held up a Burger King in New Orleans armed with a chair to demand food from the chain. On Dec. 10, New Orleans Police Department officers arrested Steven