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85-Year-Old Restaurant Critic’s Review of Olive Garden Goes Viral

An Olive Garden recently opened in Grand Forks, ND, and according to the Grand Forks Herald’s 85-year-old restaurant reviewer Marilyn Hagerty, it had become the talk of the town.

So, being a good journalist, Hagerty wrote a review of it. Almost immediately after her article was posted to the Herald’s website, it started to get an unusual number of hits, and quickly became the most read article on the site by a large margin. 

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Family Kicked Off Plane for Unruly Two-Year-Old Speaks Out

Last month, two-year-old Natalie was getting ready to take off on a JetBlue flight with her parents and her sister from Turks and Caicos to Boston. As two-year-olds are wont to do, little Natalie started to throw a fit. After about five minutes of some pretty intense screaming, Dr. Colette Vieau and her husband, Dr. Mordecai Stolk, were able to get their toddler under control and strapped into her seat.

But the pilot of the plane had already heard enough, and made the decision to return to the gate and eject the family from the flight for violating FAA regulations.

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Do You Cast Your Newspapers Aside for eReaders? – Survey of the Day

Apple’s release of their iPad 3 set the tech world abuzz last week. While the tablet has many functions, it is often used as an electronic reader, and its competing devices are eReaders, like Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook.

According to a new survey from Harris Interactive of 2,056 adults there is plenty of demand for all these tablets, as eReaders are becoming more and more popular.

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First Photo of Johnny Depp as Tonto in ‘The Lone Ranger’ Hits the Web

The big budget update of ‘The Lone Ranger’ won’t hit theaters until the summer of 2013. But the first official images of the film were just released on producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s Twitter account, offering a peek at Johnny Depp as one of the most iconic sidekicks in pop culture history. 

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Hockey Dad In Hot Water for Using Laser Pointer During High School Game

Kathyrn Hamer, goalie for the Medway-Ashland girls hockey team in Massachusetts, started to feel something in her eye during the third period of her team’s playoff game against Winthrop. While she compared the sensation to “looking at the sun,” it turned out the annoyance was a laser pointer.

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Do You Steal from Hotel Rooms? – Survey of the Day

While that bathrobe hanging in your hotel room closet may look inviting, you aren’t actually supposed to take it, or anything from the room that you didn’t bring in besides the complimentary toiletries. However, a new survey from Living Social has found that 39 percent of all travelers admit to snagging something else from a hotel that they’ve stayed at.

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The Swarm Roller Coaster Could Be the Scariest Ride Ever Built

Would you want to ride a roller coaster whose sheer force has been ripping the limbs off of crash test dummies? Or one that has been described by a fighter pilot who was given a preview as “gut-wrenching”? Visitors to Thorpe Park in England will have to make that decision in a couple weeks when The Swarm roller coaster opens to the public.

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Is ‘Manteresting’ Pinterest for Men?

Over the past month or so, Pinterest has taken the internet by storm, with the pinboard-style photo sharing platform proving to be especially popular with women. So does that mean there is space in the cyberverse for a Pinterest-like site geared toward men?

Enter Manteresting, which is described as a place where men 1) get inspired by awesome content; 2) share manly things with the community; and 3) view what other members are posting.

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