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Drunk Pair Rudely Awakened in Dumpster Love Nest

Why yes, the Sunshine State strikes again

(Newser) - It takes a good stretch of the imagination to get from a hot night at the casino to the back of a garbage truck, but a couple from America's hotbed of strange and often illegal activity has this morning given us such a tale: As the Tampa Bay Times... More »

Body of OSU Player Was Found in Dumpster

Gun found as well in apparent suicide

(Newser) - More sad details are emerging in the apparent suicide of the missing Ohio State University football player found dead yesterday. NBC4i and ABC News report that Kosta Karageorge's body and a gun were found in a dumpster just a few hundred yards from his apartment. "Reports were that... More »

Prof Plans to Live in Dumpster for a Year

Jeff Wilson wants highlight benefits of green living

(Newser) - Talk about slumming it: A professor in Austin, Texas plans to live in a dumpster for a year to highlight the benefits of a green lifestyle, TreeHugger reports. Environmental science professor Jeff Wilson started by selling off his belongings—appliances, clothes, furnishings—for $1 each and secretly planning the project... More »

Dumpsters Make Splash as Swimming Pools

In Brooklyn, people clamor to get into ultra-private urban pools

(Newser) - The newest hangout for the recession chic set is the Dumpster—transformed into a swanky pool. The repurposed, invitation-only trash bins, hidden on a private lot in Brooklyn, are gaining a reputation in the blogosphere and could soon pop up in formerly dingy strip malls. “It’s a very... More »

Full-Price Fury Sends Writer to the Dumpster

W. Hodding Carter fed up with supermarket prices

(Newser) - Since February, W. Hodding Carter's family of six has been living within their means on $550 a month, which means making hummus at home and slashing extras like candy and fancy cheese. But now, in a fury over the "unconscionably insufficient number of sale items" at his local supermarket,... More »

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