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Long-Haired Lady Sues Walmart for Ruining Her Locks

Lifelong long-haired lady claims a bottle of bad shampoo, "Equate Everyday Clean Dandruff," messed up her mane so bad she had to lop it off. Now she wants $10,000 to make things right

A Portland, Oregon, woman is suing Walmart for $10,000 over a bottle of shampoo she says got her butt-length hair into such a tangled mess she was forced to cut most of it off.

Jennifer Fahey, 30, says she has had waist-length hair since childhood. She claims that within seconds of applying Equate Everyday Clean Dandruff Shampoo to her hair it was so knotted she was forced to cut all but about four inches off.

The lawsuit, which identifies shampoo manufacturer Vi-Jon as a defendant as well, requests $10,000 in compensation for “past, present and future physical and emotional pain and suffering, anxiety, humiliation and embarrassment, expenses for replacement hair, along with diminished and lost wages” as well as “loss of life’s pleasure and activities.” The bottle of shampoo, according to The Oregonian, runs about $3.44.

Walmart could not be reached for comment.

[The Oregonian]

Bizarre

The ‘Most Haunted Island’ on Earth Is Now Up for Auction

Poveglia: A Venice Lagoon Island of Sadness and Horror
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 27: Beds and furniture remain in one of the dormitories in the psychiatric ward of the abandoned Hospital of Poveglia on August 27, 2011 in Venice, Italy. The island of Poveglia, with its ruined hospital and plague burial grounds, is said to be the most haunted location in the world. The area is located within a multi-million dollar piece of real estate but is deserted and off limits to the public. The dark and derelict forbidding shores are only minutes away from the glamour of the Venice Film Festival on the Lido. (Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images) Marco Secchi—Getty Images

American Horror Story: International Edition

For those who watched American Horror Story and thought, “Gee, it looks like Connie Britton is having a fantastic time, how can I recreate this living experience?”—you’re in luck. To pay off its public debt and appease the European Union’s budgeting guidelines, Italy is auctioning an island off of Venice that just happens to be considered one of the most haunted places on earth! Or as HuffPost puts it, “Like Hell, but in Italy.” Getting driven into madness by ghosts is so much more fun when you get to eat pasta while doing it!

Why should you be afraid of the deserted Venetian island of Poveglia?

For starters, it is deserted. Even though it’s beautiful and incredibly close to Venice, one of the most fannypack and Segway-tour-filled cities in the world. Literally 10 minutes from Saint Marco Square.

Poveglia’s sordid history serves asa good explanation for why no one wants to go there. The 17-acre island became a dumping ground for Europeans dying of the plague. And as the rumors have it, the ghosts of the plagued still haunt the island. Things took a turn for the lighter in 1922 when a hospital for the elderly—thought to be a cover for mental institution—was opened. Cue widely spread rumors of botched lobotomies and a doctor who threw himself to his death from a hospital tower. No doubt a side-effect of getting haunted by the patients he was maiming.

Other fun facts: there’s a local saying that goes “When an evil man dies, he wakes up in Poveglia,” there are rumors that the soil is made 50% out of human ash, and talk that an American TV host was possessed during a recent visit to the island.

Apart from that, though, we’re sure it will make a great spot for a destination getaway.

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WATCH: “Rapping Staff Sergeant” Teaches Little Girl How to Take Care of Her New Cast

The most adorable clip you'll watch all day

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In a video uploaded by YouTube user Amanda Luhr, a “staff sergeant” appears to be showing a little girl how to take care of the new pink cast on her leg for the next three weeks: “Don’t get the cast wet, don’t stick nothin’ in it ’cause if you did you’re the one who got to deal with it.” We dare you to watch this clip without smiling. (Viral Viral Videos)

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WATCH: China Zoo Builds Amusement Park to Cheer Up a Sad Panda

If you have ever been lonely after a good friend has moved away, then you’ll understand what one giant panda in southwest China is going through. Sijia has reportedly been depressed and not eating well since Meixi, her best friend for six months, left. So as a consolation, the staff at Yunnan Wild Animal Park set up parallel bars, swings, a climbing apparatus, and a flat screen TV that “plays video footage of her and her old companion,” according to The Telegraph. Now she is reportedly playing on her own more and more without any prodding.

Watch her play in this NBC video:

celebrity

Drop Enemies Like They’re Hot While You Play Call of Duty, Now Narrated by Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg
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"It's the coolest game in the hood. All my homies play this game."

Fans of the first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Ghosts can soon enhance their playing experience by downloading an add-on pack featuring narration by Snoop Dogg.

Yes. Really. Snoop Dogg! The rapper has lent his voice to the game to provide commentary like “Ballistic vests ready. Those are some fine ass threads” and “Rack up points by reaching the enemy portal, ya dig?”

Snoop will also provide encouragement to players with pep talks like “Don’t stop! Cap ‘em and shank ‘em.” Oh man, now we kind of wish Snoop could just narrate out everyday lives.

“What interested me most about the project is that my voice could be connected with a game that’s so hip, that’s so hood,” Snoop said in the announcement video. “It’s the coolest game in the hood. All my homies play this game.”

The Snoop Dogg voiceover pack will cost $2.99, available on April 22 for Xbox One and Xbox 360. We suggest sippin’ on some gin and juice while you play.

Joe Biden Joins Instagram, Everyone’s Lives Improve Exponentially 

Fingers crossed for daily selfies of the Veep rocking Ray-Bans

Well, it finally happened. Vice President Joe Biden has joined the selfie-snapping, brunch-loving, filter-abusing masses of Instagram, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it.

His handle is @VP and everyone should probably start following him immediately.

Seriously, his first post is utter perfection:

Can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us, Amtrak Joe.

Food & Drink

KFC Is Reintroducing a Sandwich That Replaces Bread With Fried Chicken

KFC Launches Controversial Double Down Burger
XXX YYY at XXX on May 10, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. The KFC 'Double Down' is a 604-calorie 'bunless' burger that consists of two strips of bacon, cheese and 'special sauce' served between two KFC chicken fillets and has been a hot topic after being condemned by nutritionists concerned with the high calorie and saturated fat content. Sandra Mu—Getty Images

The Double Down is coming back

Maybe KFC felt like it didn’t go far enough by bestowing a $20 fried chicken prom corsage upon the world earlier this week. Wednesday, the fast food chain announced that is bringing back the Double Down starting April 21.

To the uninitiated (way to keep those arteries unclogged, guys!), the Double Down is a sandwich that replaces bread with fried chicken, used to hold together an assortment of bacon and cheese. Although the item has been in and out of stores since its 2010 premiere, now is the obvious time to bring it back. Why? Because the internet is currently facilitating American consumers’ slow overdose on viral food hybrids. Taco Bell uses both Doritos and waffles in place of taco shells. McDonald’s has new ads for it’s pancake breakfast sandwich. Dominos announced a fried chicken crusted pizza Monday. (Pizza Hut Middle East stuffed chicken nuggets and cheeseburgers into its pizza crust in 2012, so we’re slightly underwhelmed.)

Can the Double Down stand tall in among its Twitter-friendly “food” hybrid counterparts? Maybe it can make a compelling SnapChat campaign to convince us. According to USA Today, the tagline has been dubbed “Double Down Dare”… so we’ve been warned.

Sidenote: If you want more information on what the Double Down is actually like, here’s TIME’s Joel Stein chowing down when it was first released:

Science

This Is How Caffeine Actually Affects Your Brain 

The science behind America's favorite drug

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Over 83 percent of Americans drink coffee, making the U.S. the world’s largest consumer of the potent beans. We probably love it so much because it’s also our favorite drug—caffeine keeps us going (even in today’s strangely wintry weather). But only a fraction of addicts actually understand how caffeine impacts the brain. Here’s a video that explains the addiction.

The Reactions video explores the chemistry of caffeine, which breaks up into three different molecules: theobromine, paraxanthine, and theophylline. The combined impact of these three compounds induces the wakeful state we all need to start our mornings.

animals

See One Man Perfectly Imitate 30 Different Animals 

Who needs a zoo? 

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RudiRok is a Finnish comedian and beatboxer, but he also wouldn’t be out of place on Noah’s ark. In this video, he perfectly mimics the sounds of 30 different animals, from horses and pigs to lambs and even flies.

The beatboxer’s lion and pig imitations are spot-on, the wolf perfect. He yowls like an upset kitten, then purrs like a contented one.

While RudiRok’s other videos haven’t catapulted him to instant Internet fame, mimicking animals seems to be a particular talent. Just imagine the possibilities! Helping pandas mate by faking their calls. Ordering bears to catch salmon for him. Attracting ducks for hunters. Way better than being a DJ.

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Dog Gets Summoned for Jury Duty In New Jersey

German Shephard
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Unfortunately, she didn't up serving

It’s always a hassle getting called for jury duty. This is something all of us can agree on. Now, there’s a dog out there who can also agree on this, because she too got called in to fulfill her civic duty.

Yes, really. Last week, New Jersey’s Cumberland County sent a jury summons to resident IV Griner. But IV Griner is not a person. She’s a German Shepherd. Her owner, Barrett Griner, tells CBS Philly that he figured out the mishap quickly, but it was still pretty funny. His full name is Barrett Griner IV, so a computer likely mistook the roman numerals for his first name before the summons was mailed out.

So unfortunately, no, the five-year-old pooch will not be serving on a jury. Although that could actually make for a pretty compelling TV series, right? The German Shepherd who turns out to be a very skilled juror and ends up working her way up through the ranks of the local justice system? If anyone from HBO is reading this, we’ve got plenty more ideas where that came from.

 

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