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Dave’s Diary: Drinkuing U.K. Parents – the Glass is Half Empty!

 

  I know dozens of parents who, at one time or another, have all joked about being driven to drink by their kids. But it seem like in the U.K. they aren’t joking!

A new report reveals that almost  a fifth of Britain's mothers and fathers believe drinking alcohol actually helps make them a better parent …a “fifth” get it!  How ironically inappropriate.   And how unsettling that six out of 10 parents claim their drug or alcohol use had no effect on family life.

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Heaviest Pumpkin Ever Nets Man $15,000

Ron Wallace was able to grow a pumpkin to 2,009 pounds. And now the Greene, RI man is $15,500 richer for it.

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Female Ferry Thief Claims She’s Jack Sparrow

The Brits never seem to let us down. For starters, they’ve given us Rita Ora’s cleavage and penis cookies. Honestly, could it get any better? Abso-freakin-lutely. 

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Rich Johnson of Spectacle Photo, Getty Images
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Woman Arrested For Trying To Throw Drug-Filled Footballs Into Prison

It’s September, which means the nation is starting to go football crazy. Ohio woman Janine Fulton recently took football insanity to a new level when she filled a couple official size Wilson balls with pills, marijuana, cigarettes, cell phones, and cell phone chargers and tried to toss them into the Richland Correctional Institution in Mansfield, OH.

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The State Department Wants You to Stop Using Offensive Phrases You Don’t Even Know Are Offensive

It appears as if the State Department wants to wash out the mouths of the American people with a proverbial bar of soup for being so insensitive to the offensive nature of popular phrases like “hold down the fort” and “rule of thumb.”

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Linda Sirois, Facebook
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Maine Grandmother Gives Birth to Her Grandson — Find Out How

It’s the typical American story. Daughter is becoming a first-time mom, and her mother wants to be supportive and helpful to her child. But that’s where our story takes a 21st century twist. What happens when a wannabe mother has a health condition that makes it dangerous for her to get pregnant? Enter first-time grandma. Literally.

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Dave’s Diary:First Impressions Most Often Accurate

We’ve all heard it…perhaps we’ve all said it…”You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  Truth be told while we may not be able to judge a book by its cover, it seems you can trust your first impressions of people.

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Via Creative Commons by Squaregraph on Flickr
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Sick of The Olympics? Download The Olwimpics

The Olympics are the pinnacle of human athletics achievement. Hundreds of millions will tune in to root for their heroes and witness sports miracles.

Some of us, however, just could not care less.

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Olympics.org/Oli Scarff, Getty Images
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10 Amazing Olympic Facts You Might Not Know

With the Olympics coming to London this summer, we thought we’d take a look at some amazing facts and traditions that make up part of this celebrated global event.

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Coke and Pepsi’s Newest Ingredient Is Booze

When you drink your favorite sodas, you’re getting more than just a kick of caffeine.

France’s National Institute of Consumption tested 19 popular carbonated soft drinks and found that 10 — including Coke and Pepsi — contained a very small amount of alcohol.

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