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Watch A Guy Cut Up (Chunk) A Watermelon In Less Than 30 Seconds

My kids love watermelon and would probably flip out if I had the chopping skills of this guy. He literally 'chunks' a watermelon in less than 30 seconds, 21 to be exact! He was gunning for 20 seconds, but I think we can forgive him because kids everywhere can eat watermelon as often and as fast as possible without us parents having to get carpal tunnel

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kids with chalk drawings, in memoriam of richard martin killed in the Boston bombings
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Celebrating The Life Of Kids Everywhere, In Memoriam Of 8 Year Old Martin Richard Who Died In The Boston Bombings

I heard bits and pieces about explosions in Boston yesterday and was out with my kids at the park and drawing chalk pictures on the sidewalk and was largely cut off from the world for the day, so I had no idea of the brevity of what happened in our neighboring state until I came in this morning to prep for the morning show.

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15 April Fools Practical Joke, Prank, Gag & Trick Ideas!!

If you are dry on ideas to pull a prank or trick on somebody today for April Fools or can never get enough of practical jokes no matter what day it is, these 15 gag ideas should give you (and eventually your target once they've forgiven you) plenty of snickers and laughs as you try to catch your unsuspecting family, friends and co-workers unawares

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Jumpin' Zach Flash, Oldiez 96.1
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Local Summer Farmers Market Takes Root at New Location; Begins in May

I am a huge fan of farmers markets. I have been to many farmers markets stretching from Utica to Rochester, and everywhere in between. It's always a good day when there is time to stop at a farmers market. And, speaking of a good time to go to a farmers market--mark your calendars for Sunday, May 19  because that's when the Westmorland Summer Farmers Market begins, according to the market's Facebook page. In addition, the market will be at a new location this year.

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Viral Video – Man Wrestles Shark Away From Kids On A Beach, Gets Fired!

So, 62-year-old Paul Marshallsea of South Wales was on vacation in Queensland, Australia is just mozeying along and notices a shark a tad too close to some kids and decides to walk over, grab the shark with some other brave passersby and literally wrestle it away from the children (the grab is at :14 sec in). You'd think he'd be branded a hero, but his work fired him for the act... Why?

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Wade Boggs Plans To Develop The Famous Dyersville Iowa Property From ‘Field Of Dreams’ Into ‘All-Star Ballpark Heaven’

If you owned that iconic baseball field, how much would you let it go for? Me, I wouldn't let it go for anything! After all, have we not learned the chief lesson of the movie?

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Sick Of Traffic During Your Morning Commute To Work? Take Up Paragliding!

You know how it works, you sleep till the last possible second, leave your house at the last possible second and know exactly how long it takes to get to work and allow yourself no breathing room, only to find that crazy drivers and a zillion lights on Genesee Street have different plans for you. Enter Zeng Daxia from Zhuzhou City in China who found a way to beat the system , the gas pumps AND the clock by leaving his car at home and power paragliding to work!

 

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Meet The Gibbs ‘Quadski’: An amphibious ATV [VIDEO]

Well, they finally did it... AND they're going to produce it commercially! For a paltry $40K this Quadski vehicle can be in your garage and/or your boat dock, and just in time for Christmas too as it's expected to be released at the end of this year!

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photo: twitter, @whiskeydranks
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Star Wars Meets Beer Keg With R2-D’Brew’

This 'overweight glob of grease' is the three-foot creation of a 26-year old LSU sculpture major who was given the idea in an offhanded comment by a pal at their tailgate parties before Tiger games. It is the sole job of this particular R2 unit to grease-up the fans before games but now his fame has extended beyond hi

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A&W Carhop Restaurant Sighted!

I found myself near wine country over the weekend and while I was tooling around in Cortland I happened to glance over to my right and there was an A&W Restaurant, but it wasn't like the combo KFC one in Oneida, all of the patrons were being served in their cars by carhops!

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Pudding Shots UPDATED

Move over jello shots, here comes pudding shots.  If your backyard Labor Day party usually includes the customary jello mixture, add a twist this year with it’s flavorful cousin, pudding. Polly Wogg and I discovered these at a Heron Creek golf outing, so we refer to them as Heron Creek Pudding Shots.  Read more for a couple of recipes.

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photo by Chip Douglas
photo by Chip Douglas
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Summer Fun, Alive And Well at Peter Paul Recreation Park in Rome

Nobody likes to hear those words you hear this time of year.  "Oh, school starting soon...Summer almost over".  Shhhhhh, put a sock in it. 

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