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Why an Almost 110-Year-Old Used to Swear by Beers and a Shot a Day

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Miller High Life and Johnnie Walker Blue, to be exact

Agnes Fenton, who turns 110 Saturday, admitted that she has had to give up Miller High Life and Johnnie Walker Blue in the walk-up to her birthday, she told The Record.

In 2010, she said that, since 1943, she has been drinking “three cans of Miller High Life a day and a shot of good booze at 5 p.m.” What kind of good booze? Johnnie Walker Blue. In what sounds like a joke or a tall tale, she has told journalists that a doctor said she could drink three beers a day after a tumor she once developed ended up being benign.

Nowadays, the paper reports that she can’t drink that much anymore since her appetite has decreased, so that means we should take shot of Johnnie Walker Blue for her (but drink responsibly, of course).

Read next: Meet the New World’s Oldest Person

 

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This Dog Has the Weirdest Sneeze

Adorable, but weird

The latest in the long video history of adorable animal sneezes on the Internet is an 11-second clip of a Pomeranian dog named Roux that appears to sneeze in an unusual way. It kind of sounds like the noise that a car makes when the engine is sputtering or screeches to a halt.

Pomeranian sneezes are especially entertaining. Tommy the Pomeranian, Tumblr’s office dog, seemed to have been struck by the urge to tap dance during one attack.

But none of these animal sneezes will be as epic as the baby panda sneeze that scared its mama, which has been watched more than 218 million times.

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This Man Called the Police Because His Girlfriend’s Cat Ate All the Bacon

Operator: 'We don't arrest cats'

A man wanted to press charges against his girlfriend and her cat because she let the feline eat his bacon, according to audio of an emergency call released this week by the West Yorkshire Police.

During the call, the operator calmly explained, “It’s not a criminal offense to let a cat eat your bacon, okay? And we don’t arrest cats. I’m very sorry.”

The authorities shared the audio with the Yorkshire Evening Post to show the public how much time is taken up by non-urgent phone calls, from complaints about expired food at the grocery store to a question about how to get a pigeon out of the house.

 

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This Baby Sloth Totally Thinks This Teddy Bear Is His Mother

The sloth's real mother, Marilyn, can't rear him

The London Zoo has released photos of its seven-week-old, two-toed baby sloth Edward hugging a stuffed animal.

The sloth is named after Johnny Depp’s role as Edward Scissorhands because of its four-inch-long claws.

It is being hand-reared by a zookeeper, Kelly-Anne Kelleher, after its mother, Marilyn, stopped producing milk. According to the zoo, “To help build up the muscles that Edward would normally use holding on to [mom], keeper Kelly-Anne customised his sloth-teddy with carabiners so that it can be hung from a branch, enabling the youngster to climb on and strengthen his little limbs.”

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The Number of Ways You Can Put Together 6 LEGO Bricks Will Astound You

The math professor who created this computer program appears in the documentary A Lego Brickumentary, out July 31

With the Danish documentary on LEGO, A LEGO Brickumentary, premiering in U.S. theaters, iTunes, and OnDemand Friday, the gaming news website Kotaku posted a clip from the film profiling the math professor who became famous for calculating that there are 915,103,765 ways to combine six, eight-stud LEGO bricks.

Inspired by a LEGOLAND display that seemed to lowball the number at 103 million, Søren Eilers from the University of Copenhagen created a computer program that now drums up that figure in 5 minutes. Why was LEGO’s estimate off? Eilers says it’s because it only counted the ways bricks could be stacked on top of each other in tower formations, not accounting how low, wide structures can be put together.

To figure out how many ways seven bricks can be combined, it took Eilers two hours. Eight bricks? Nearly 21 days (20.83 to be exact). Nine? Ten? That would take years, hundreds of years, he says, so something to think about if you have some free time this summer.

 

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Relive the Best Lines From Seinfeld in Under 3 Minutes

An early Festivus present

A new supercut video is perfect for Seinfeld fans who are looking to procrastinate. In a little over two minutes, it highlights some of the most memorable lines from the so-called “show about nothing.” From George’s aphorism, “It’s not a lie if you believe it,” Jerry’s greeting “Hello…Newman,” and words you have probably already incorporated into your vocabulary like “close-talker” or “low-talker” — which was used to describe a woman Kramer went out with who talked Jerry into wearing a “puffy shirt” on TODAY.

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Man Stops Robbery Mid-Proposal, Woman Obviously Says Yes

Hero husband-to-be

NBC Charlotte reports a man proposing to his girlfriend at the restaurant Salsarita’s Monday was interrupted by a man who broke in and attempted to rob the place.

Nicholas Anderson told the news station that he put the robber in a chokehold when he tried to flee, knocking him out. Then he went back to the original task at hand, taking her to Winkler Park — which was supposed to be the plan B venue — to pop the question. His girlfriend, Deanna Deal, said yes.

As Anderson told the news station, “After all of that happened, asking her to marry me wasn’t near as bad.”

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Watch 1000 Musicians Play ‘Learn to Fly’ to Inspire Dave Grohl to Do a Concert in Italy

A thousand musicians appear to have learned how to play the Foo Fighters’ song “Learn to Fly” together in an effort to inspire Dave Grohl to come and play in Cesena, Italy. The website “Rockin’ 1000″ claims the group has not been to Romagna since 1997. These diehard fans had to raise 44,000 euros (nearly $50,000) in a crowdfunding campaign to pull off the stunt. Now it is just a question of whether the Foo Fighters or Dave Grohl will see the video and post on social media that he will be there — or not.

Read next: Watch Dave Grohl Make This Guy’s Birthday the Best Ever

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Watch Jason Segel and Jimmy Fallon Teach a Master Class on Ridiculous Conversations

It's all part of a game called Word Sneak

On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night, actor Jason Segel joined Fallon for a game of “Word Sneak,” in which the two are challenged to insert random words into a normal conversation. When Segel is tasked with using the word “Mongoose,” he says he wants to head down South to check out “mongeese,” while Fallon talks about doing a “squat thrust” in Norway to communicate with the locals.

The actor appeared on the late-night show to promote his starring role as David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour, out in theaters July 31.

 

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Watch the First Clip From The Unauthorized Full House Story

The 50-second clip highlights the trouble in paradise

Lifetime has released the first clip from The Unauthorized Full House Story, premiering on August 22 at 10 p.m.

The 50-second clip is supposed to show the drama behind the scenes of the sitcom. The actor playing John Stamos’s character Jesse (Justin Gaston) complains the Olsen twins are not comfortable on stage. Bob Saget (Garrett Brawith), who plays Danny Tanner, the wholesome TV anchor dad in the original show, gets yelled at off-stage for making a vulgar remark in front of the actress playing the character Stephanie (Dakota Guppy) — which is not surprising, given how raunchy his set is in real life.

Meanwhile, behind-the-scenes looks at Netflix’s upcoming 21st century Fuller House paint a much happier picture. John Stamos revealed this week that his character is still married to Becky (Lori Loughlin) in the reboot.

 

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