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Hot Air Balloon Crashes into Power Lines in Massachusetts, 5 Hurt

A hot air balloon crashed into power lines over the weekend in Massachusetts, injuring the five people on board. “A Colt Balloon was attempting to land in a residential area near Clinton, MA when it struck a power line and caught on fire today at 7:40 p.m.,” the Federal Aviation Administration released in a statement. “Please contact local authorities for information on the passengers. The... 

Horseshoe Lake in Kitsap County, Washington Closed After People Sickened With Illness

Horseshoe Lake in Kitsap County, Washington is closed after more than 200 people got sick after swimming in the lake over the weekend. Many complained of vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Not everyone who swam got sick, and most people have recovered. “Horseshoe Lake park and swimming beach closed until further notice,” reads an alert on the park’s website. A sign on the park... 

Father Asks Reddit Users to Remove Tubes from Daughter’s Picture, Gets Overwhelming Response

A grieving father turned to the help of Reddit for a simple request of removing the tubes from his daughters photo. Nathen Steffel, whose daughter died last Thursday, posted a brief request on Reddit: “My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children’s hospital,” he wrote. His daughter Sophia was born May 30 and lived just six weeks, he said. She died from complications... 

Most Popular Baby Names of 2014, So Far: Imogen and Asher

The most popular baby names of 2014, so far has been released by Nameberry.com. Rather than measure what people name their babies in the past, like the official popularity lists from the US and other countries, the Nameberry list gauges which names parents are most interested in for babies due to be born in coming months. Nameberry co-founder Pamela Redmond Satran wrote in a blog post, “The 2014... 

Free Slurpee Day 2014 at 7-Eleven From 11-7 Today

It’s free slurpee day at 7-Eleven today. Between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at participating stores, visitors can receive a free small Slurpee drink (while supplies last). This will be the 12th year 7-Eleven has offered free Slurpee drinks on its birthday. In addition, participating 7-Eleven stores will also offer ¼-pound Big Bite® hot dogs for $1 as part of the birthday celebration. 7-Eleven is extending... 

Verruckt, Schlitterbahn Water Slide Opening Date Scheduled for July 10, 2014

After months of delays, the world’s tallest water slide in Kansas City, Kansas at Schlitterbahn water park is scheduled to open on Thursday, July 10, 2014. In April, Verruckt ride’s design had to be changed after some test rafts went flying through the air and crashed to the ground. The ride was originally scheduled to open on May 23 when the Schlitterbahn water park season began, but a mechanical... 

Chobani Greek Yogurt Fungus Which Prompted Recall, More Dangerous Than Previously Thought

When Chobani brand Greek yogurt was recalled in September 2013, it was believed that the fungus was only a health threat to people with weakened immune systems. However, there were many complaints about gastrointestinal illness from healthy people, prompting researchers to take a closer look at the fungus in the yogurt. The yogurt was found to be contaminated with a fungus called Murcor circinelloides. “Typically... 

Potato Salad Kickstarter by Zack Danger Brown Raises Thousands in Days

A Kickstarter campaign started by Zack Danger Brown was simply to raise $10 to make his very first potato salad. “Basically I’m just making potato salad. I haven’t decided what kind yet,” says Zack Danger Brown on the Kickstarter page for his crowdsourced potato salad project. Within a couple of days, his kickstarter had raised more than $1,000. That’s when BuzzFeed interviewed... 

Graco Recalls 1.9 Million Infant Car Seats Due to Faulty Harness Buckle

After a five-month spat with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Graco is recalling 1.9 million infant car seats. Earlier this year, Graco recalled 4.2 million toddler seats because the harness buckles can get stuck, but at that time, didn’t recall infant seats. When Graco announced the initial recall in February, NHTSA questioned why the infant seats weren’t included.... 

Burger King Offers Proud Whopper in San Francisco to Celebrate Gay Pride

A Burger King in San Francisco offered a special “Proud Whopper” wrapped in the rainbow colors of the gay-rights movement during the 44th Annual Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29. Inside, customers found a regular Whopper burger with the message “We are all the same inside” inscribed on the wrapper’s interior. The $4.29 burger will be available through Thursday, July 3... 
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