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Owner Insults Potential Buyers in Profane Used-Car Ad

'This isn't the car you want, it's the car you deserve'

(Newser) - Looking for a car that's old enough to vote, listens to the Gin Blossoms, and boasts absolutely no amenities? Brendan Tokarski has found your perfect ride. Per the Daily Mirror , Tokarski spied a "savagely honest" Craigslist ad out of Houston trying to dump a 1999 Toyota Corolla, and... More »

The Story Behind a Bag of 'Scuba Crap' on eBay

'Maybe I can make enough from selling to cover the pain and sadness'

(Newser) - Amy Cook was recently cleaning out her attic in Lubbock, Texas, when she came across her husband's scuba gear. It hasn't been used in years, so she got his permission and posted the items on eBay . But her post, titled "Steve's Scuba Crap & why it... More »

Oops: Google Docs' Filler Name Is a Real Person

Casey Baumer has been accused of hacking into people's Google accounts for 2 years

(Newser) - Google doesn't just use "lorem ipsum" as filler text. It has also used "Casey Baumer" as the randomly generated filler name on all its Google Docs prompts because, well, it's so much more personal than the ever popular Jane or John Doe, reports Gizmodo . But it'... More »

America's Funniest City Is...

Chicago, according to new study

(Newser) - Need a laugh? Head to Chicago. A new study finds the Windy City is also the funniest one in the US, according to the Chicago Tribune . "We found humor often has a local flavor," the lead researcher says . "The jokes that get laughs at comedy clubs in... More »

Ig Nobel Winner: Scientists Who Ate a Parboiled Shrew

Yes, it's once again the 'weirdest night in science'

(Newser) - The 23rd Ig Nobel Awards—a spoof on the only slightly more prestigious Nobel Prizes—were held at Harvard last night, in what Slate describes as "the weirdest night in science." Legit scientific research is honored for its ability to make people laugh, the BBC reports, and the... More »

17 Hilarious Super PAC Names

Including: Raptors for Jesus

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert launched the first satirical super PAC—"Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow— but he's got a growing amount of company, especially since it's relatively simple to register a super PAC with the FEC. A sampling of Politico's favorites: More »

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