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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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