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McDonald’s Employee Goes Viral After Revealing A Sneaky Hack To Get Free Drinks

A McDonald’s employee has revealed a secret hack to getting free drinks – and earned himself viral fame in the process.  There are over 38,000 McDonald’s locations in the world – and thanks to one US-based staff member, there might have to be an emergency meeting of managers today.  The employee, who is known only by his online username @leroy_corduroy, … Read more

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The Baby Names That Could Become Extinct In 2019

According to the Office for National Statistics (in the UK), parents are no longer choosing certain names – causing them to die out.  Taking the top spot for girls, the names Shannon and Kirsty are expected to die out.  As for boys, Parents across the country are unlikely to name their son Craig or Jordon.

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Massive Fire At A Japanese Animation Studio Kills At Least 23 – Arson Suspected

There was a terrible tragedy overseas overnight. At least 23 people are now confirmed or presumed dead following a suspected arson at a popular animation studio in Kyoto, Japan. Authorities say another 36 are injured, some critically. Witnesses report a man burst into the Kyoto Animation building screaming “You die!” before lighting the fire and spraying an unidentified liquid to … Read more

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New Study Shows How Unaffordable Rent In Canada Is

A new report confirms what you probably already knew … the rent is too damn high. The Canadian study found that someone earning minimum wage would only be able to afford rent for a one-bedroom apartment in nine per cent of the 795 neighbourhoods studied. Only 3% would be able to afford a two bedroom. David Macdonald from the Canadian … Read more

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It’s World Emoji Day – Here Are Some Of The New Emojis Coming This Fall

Apple has shared a glimpse at the new emoji coming to iOS later this year.  The firm previewed a slew of its upcoming designs in honor of World Emoji Day, revealing several more inclusive options that users have long been asking for.  This includes a slew of disability-themed characters and interracial couples with changeable skin tones.  And as always, there … Read more

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[Video] Passenger Uses Bare Feet To Browse Airplane Movies

A now viral video circulating on Twitter shows a Delta passenger using his bare feet to scroll through movies on the screen in front of him.  The clip was shared by New York-based author Alafair Burke, who didn’t see the atrocity happen first-hand.  In 20 hours, the post has racked up more than 25,000 retweets and 118,000 likes.  In a … Read more

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Police Trying To Find The Person That Keeps Pooping In The Pool

A Michigan community is dealing with a fecal fiend.  The Buckingham Recreational Facilities Association is asking the crapping culprit to stop doing his business in the community pool.  And now, as a heatwave ramps up, the pool has been closed. The association believes the actions were on purpose.  “Due to the frequency over the past week, we believe this is … Read more

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New Research Confirms Your Cat Is Probably Fat

A study done by researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph has found most cats continue to put on weight for years after they reach adulthood. They analyzed data from more than 19-million cats across Canada and the United States. They found cats for the most common purebred breeds such as Siamese and Maine Coon hit … Read more

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This CAMH Patient Left The Facility And Fled The Country On An International Flight

How did this happen? A man who went missing from C.A.M.H. (the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) two weeks ago … apparently went to Pearson Airport, jumped on a plane and fled the country. On Monday police issued a release saying 47-year-old Zhebin Cong had been missing since July 3. They now know he boarded an international flight the … Read more

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First Look At Ariana Grande’s Givenchy Campaign

The first photos from Ariana Grande’s Givenchy‘s Fall-Winter 2019-2020 campaign are here … and they’re stunning! In an Instagram post, Ari said, “honored to be your girl and wear these looooks @givenchyofficial ☁️☁️☁️ happy campaign reveal day. can’t wait for everybody to see all of the photos.” The #Arivenchy campaign will begin appearing in select magazines in September.  … Read more

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Twitter Is Changing It’s Layout

Twitter is rolling out a redesign of its desktop interface that will rearrange its most important navigation features and ad multiple new ones.  According to the Twitter, over the next few days the platform will migrate important features in its navigation bar like the home button, notifications, messages and more, from the top of the page to the left side.  … Read more

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The Two Missing Girls In Algonquin Park Have Been Found Safe

In case you missed the update yesterday: It was a happy ending for the two teenage girls who went missing last week while camping in Algonquin Park. An O.P.P. canine unit (Dog: Zoe – pictured above) found the two 16-year-old girls from Kitchener — Marta Malek and Maya Mirota – “alive and well” around noon yesterday. They were … Read more

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Ontario Stockpiling High Dose Flu Vaccine – A Bad Flu Season Is Anticipated

Ontario is already stocking up on high-strength vaccines for this year’s flu season. Health Minister Christine Elliott says the province is expecting this season to be a bad one. She says the province is looking to Australia, which has reported an early flu season with unusually high activity for this time of year. The severity is reported as low, but … Read more

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Starting Today Starbucks Delivers Via Uber Eats

Today, Starbucks Canada announced the launch of Starbucks Delivers, bringing door-to-door delivery service to major Canadian cities this summer. In partnership with Uber Eats, the delivery service offers the majority of Starbucks menu for delivery from hundreds of stores nationwide.

Customers can access Starbucks Delivers through the Uber Eats app. Key features of the Starbucks Delivers experience include:

  • Starbucks Experience: 
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Intense Search Underway For These Missing Campers In Algonquin Park

 

Police and volunteer searchers continue to look for two teenage girls that were last seen on a camping trip in Algonquin Provincial Park on Thursday. The OPP say the two campers from Kitchener were last seen on the Western Uplands Trail between Rainbow Lake and Susan Lake. The girls were part of a camping group and were reported missing … Read more

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Djokovic Wins A Historic Wimbledon Final – Federer Announces He Won’t Play In The Rogers Cup This Year

In a historic clash between two of tennis’ titans, Novak Djokovic came out on top.  Djokovic defeated Roger Federer yesterday in a five-set classic to win the men’s singles Wimbledon title, 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3). This marked the first year Wimbledon instituted a fifth-set tiebreak at 12-12, making this final the first in Wimbledon history to … Read more

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Today Is Amazon Prime Day 2019

Amazon Prime Day is the annual shopping holiday that’s exclusive to Prime subscribers. This year, Prime Day launches today, and unlike Black Friday or Cyber Monday, deals last up to 36 hours.  If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can sign up for a free trial just to take advantage of the deals. You may not find absolutely everything on … Read more

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Police Searching For This Man – Call 911 If You Spot Him – Do Not Approach

Toronto Police are looking for a man wanted in two separate dangerous driving investigations. They say the first incident happened on July 7th, when a man driving a white BMW refused to stop when an officer tried to pull him over.  He sped away and blew several stop signs in a residential neighbourhood so the chase was called off.  Police … Read more

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Taco Bell Warns Of A Wrap Shortage

Taco Bell has warned of a wrap shortage as staff brand it the “tortillapocalypse”.  The chain says it has impacted some of its 5,600 restaurants, but accounts purportedly from employees online say the problem is widespread.  The shortage is being attributed to a warehouse shortage in 10 inch tortillas, affecting burritos, quesadillas, quesaritos, grillers and more.  The post … Read more

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Joey Chestnut Wins His 12th Nathan’s Fourth Of July Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut ate 71 hot dogs in 10 minutes yesterday to claim his 12th title in Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest.  Chestnut beat 17 other competitors.  Last year Chestnut set a record by eating 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes. He ate 72 in 2017 and 70 in 2016. He’s now won four in a row, … Read more

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“My Girlfriend Is Not Hungry” Menu Item Goes Viral At Arkansas Diner

An Arkansas diner’s menu is going viral after a customer shared a photo of an unusual menu option called “my girlfriend is not hungry.”  Nick Chisler posted a photo to Facebook showing the menu listing at Mama D’s in Little Rock, which allows a customer to add extra fries, chicken wings or cheese sticks to an entree so … Read more

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Aftershocks Occurring Every Few Minutes After Yesterday’s Massive Earthquake In The U.S.

More than 100 aftershocks have now rocked the southern California town of Ridgecrest in the Mojave Desert, with the ground shaking every few minutes. Yesterday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake was the strongest to hit the area in 20 years, and a state of emergency has been declared for Kern County. Reports say you could feel it all the way to Los … Read more

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New Study Finds Concussion Rates In Ontario Are Much Higher Than Previously Thought

A new study suggests concussion rates in Ontario are higher than previously suspected. The study estimates an average of 1.2 per cent of the province’s population was diagnosed with a concussion every year between 2008 and 2016. Researchers from the University Health Network say that figure is at least twice as high as what previous research led them to expect. … Read more

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It Could Feel 40 Degrees Tomorrow – Special Weather Statement In Effect

This mini heatwave that we are experiencing has prompted a special weather statement across most of Southern Ontario. Environment Canada says this hot and humid air mass will remain in place through tomorrow night. Maximum afternoon temperatures near 30 degrees and humidex values in the high thirties are expected. Humidex values near 40 can be expected tomorrow afternoon. A cold … Read more

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Rare First Edition Of Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone Could Sell For $35,000

An ultra-rare first edition of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone is set to fetch $35,000 at auction – after it was bought for just $1.50 two decades ago.  The lucky vendor, an unnamed 54-year-old woman, bought the second hand book 20 years ago when she was looking for some holiday reading.   She was unaware that it was one of … Read more

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Starting In September Ontario Grade 10 Students Must Learn Financial Literacy

 

The Ontario government unveiled a new career studies curriculum for Grade 10 students yesterday. A revised lesson plan for the mandatory course will include a greater focus on financial literacy and jobs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Students will be asked to prepare a plan to fund their first year after high school, and to compare borrowing … Read more

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Two Dead After Car Crashes Into Lake Ontario In Burlington

Two people are dead after a car crashed into Lake Ontario in Burlington last night. It happened around 8pm at LaSalle Park Marina.  Halton Police say the car crashed through a barrier and a sign and then drove into the lake approximately 40 to 50 feet from the shore. Two witnesses jumped in the water and tried to rescue the … Read more

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Starbucks May Be Releasing A Limited Edition Frappuccino Next Week

Starbucks may be coming out with a limited-edition Tie-Dye Frappuccino next week.  Images that have leaked on social media show a red, yellow, and blue swirl Frappuccino with matching colors sprinkled on top.  According to Business Insider, the specialty drink is scheduled to hit stores on July 10 and will be available for just five days, or while supplies last.  … Read more

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Multiple Pet Foods Being Investigated By The FDA For Causing Heart Disease In Dogs

Sixteen pet food brands have been named in an ongoing U.S. F.D.A. investigation into a possible link between heart disease in dogs and a diet of grain-free dog food.  The F.D.A. is studying the link between dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and food after 119 dogs died in over 500 cases between 2014 and 2018.  Of all the cases of DCM reported … Read more

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A 27-Year Old Pitcher From The Angels Was Found Dead Yesterday

The Los Angeles Angels have confirmed that 27-Year-Old pitcher Tyler Skaggs died while the team was in Texas to play the Rangers.  The pitcher was found unresponsive in his hotel room in Texas on Monday and pronounced dead at the scene. Police are investigating but say no foul play is suspected. The Texas Rangers immediately released a statement and announced … Read more

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Nazem Kadri Is Gone As The Leafs Make A Splash On Day 1 Of The Free Agent Frenzy

The Leafs made a lot of moves yesterday including a deal to acquire defenceman Tyson Barrie, forward Alex Kerfoot and a 2020 sixth-round pick from Colorado. The Avalanche got back forward Nazem Kadri, Calle Rosen and a 2020 third-round pick. The Leafs also signed veteran centre Jason Spezza to a one-year, $700,000 deal. Spezza was playing for Dallas last season. … Read more

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CDC Warns Fecal Parasite Found In Public Pools Is On The Rise

If you’re heading to a public pool anytime soon you should know that “crypto,” a diarrhea-causing fecal parasite is on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Cryptosporidium — which causes cryptosporidiosis — can lead to “profuse, watery diarrhea” among healthy adults that can last as long as three weeks.  “The Read more

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Stem Cell Research Has Pointed Scientists To A Possible Cure For Baldness

A cure for baldness may be on the horizon, thanks to a breakthrough new discovery.  Using human stem cells, scientists have been able to grow an unlimited amount natural-looking hair.   The revolutionary new findings were shared at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) conference yesterday in Los Angeles.  Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have created … Read more

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38 Refreshingly Honest Life Truths Every Adult Needs To Hear

Declan Cashin, Curation Lead for Twitter UK, chose to celebrate his 38th birthday by sharing a list of 38 things he’s learned during his lifetime.  His post was so refreshingly honest that it quickly went viral, with more than 17,000 people liking it and over 2,000 retweeting.

Here’s a look at all 38 things Declan has learned:

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You Can Now Buy Pills Which Make Your Farts Scented

A French inventor claims to have developed a pill which can transform the smell of your farts.  Your gas can now smell like chocolate; how about violet?  You can even make your farts smell like actual roses and it’s all thanks to Christian Poincheval.  The mastermind behind the bizarre product (called PilulePet) came up with the idea for … Read more

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Everything You Need To Know About Canada Day 2019

It’s the Canada Day long weekend. Monday we will celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday. There will be fireworks and lots of closures. For a full list of closures and fireworks locations, scan down.

This weekend is the unofficial kick-off to cottage season. Expect the cottage bound routes to be busy throughout the weekend and for the return trip on Monday … Read more

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In Response To The Plant Based Meat Trend Arby’s Introduces Meat Based Vegetables

Ever feel like you should eat more vegetables, but just want to eat meat instead? Well, Arby’s has the solution.  In a strange gimmick targeted at the recent popularity of fake meat options (like Beyond and Impossible) the home of “the meats” has rolled out its own version of faux-food: Megetables.  The chain’s first Megetable, known as the … Read more

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This Asteroid Is Going To Fly Past The Earth Today

An asteroid that’s three times the length of a football field is expected to whiz by Earth today.  The asteroid, known as 2008 KV2, is expected to zip by at a distance of about 4.2 million miles.  To put that distance from Earth into perspective, the moon is about 238,900 miles away from us, and the asteroid will be more … Read more

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His 2019 McLaren 600 LT Was Impounded For Stunt Driving 10 Minutes After He Bought It

The owner of a 2019 McLaren 600 LT supercar didn’t get much of a chance to drive it. Police in West Vancouver say they impounded the vehicle for speeding 10 minutes after it left the dealership. Authorities say officers clocked the supercar going approximately 161 kilometres per hour in a 90 kilometre per hour zone. The $240,000 dollar supercar was … Read more

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Two New Menu Items Coming To McDonald’s This Fall

McDonald’s is heating up its menu this fall.  According to a report from Business Insider,  McDonald’s will be adding two spicy new items in mid-September:  The Spicy BBQ Sandwich and Spicy BBQ Glazed Tenders . Business Insider reported that the new options will be hotter variations of the chain’s buttermilk crispy chicken sandwich and crispy tenders, referring to leaked … Read more

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