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Via: Gawker
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While out on a dinner date with his husband earlier this week, Blake Loates from Alberta, Canada was shocked to find the words "You Retard" printed on the cap of her VitaminWater bottle. Outraged, Loates' father Blake, whose youngest daughter has been living with cerebral palsy and autism, then sent off an angry letter to Coca-Cola's board of directors to demand answers, to which the company responded with an apology to the Loates and an explanation that makes the story even more bizarre and incredulous. According to CocaCola Canada's spokesperson, the unfortunate wording on the cap was an unintended byproduct of a promo campaign that involves pairing up a random English word with a random French word, which by chance happened to be "retard," meaning "late" or "delayed."

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The controversial Christian talk show host Pat Robertson has fallen victim to the Streisand Effect after unsuccessfully trying to get rid of a YouTube video clip in which he claims that San Francisco gay men with AIDS have been intentionally trying to spread the virus by cutting people with "special rings" on the pretext of shaking hands.

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Via: BoingBoing
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Like the rest of Scandinavian countries, Norway is usually known for its progressive-mindedness when it comes to gender equality, yet the country's leading brand of dairy products Prior has created a minor controversy after unveiling their latest line of gender-branded eggs, dubbed "Princess Eggs" and "Pirate Eggs" for boys and girls respectively and complete with bright pink and dark blue packagings. Despite the ridicule that the products have drawn, Prior's parent company Nortura defended the decision by saying that they didn't want to over-think it and simply wanted to get children to eat more eggs.

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Via: MTV
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The Korean singer PSY issued an apology today following the revelation of his 2004 live performance of an anti-American song titled "Dear American." in which the singer takes some harsh shots at the U.S. military:

Kill those f---ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives Kill those f---ing Yankees who ordered them to torture Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers Kill them all slowly and painfully.

The song was actually written by a South Korean metal band called N.E.X.T. and performed by PSY and number of other Korean pop stars alongside the band during an anti-Iraq war protest concert in 2004, which was largely held in response to the beheading of a South Korean missionary in Iraq earlier that year. The song itself was written two years prior in 2002, shortly after an American military vehicle fatally ran over two high school girls and sparked a wave of anti-American sentiments across the country.

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Via: WFTV
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A Florida resident has caused a stir in his neighborhood for putting a strange sign in the front yard proclaiming himself as a sex offender. According to the local news report, Jeffrey Mitchell was given the status for pleading no contest to one count involving child pornography allegedly found on his computer (after two years of costly but unsuccessful legal dispute) and decided to put the sign up as a way to start a conversation with his neighbors and share his side of the story with the community.

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YouTuber ALB speaks out against the Idiot Nerd Girl meme in response to the recent buzz surrounding the "fake geek girls" phenomenon.

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Casey Anthony's murder trial is back in the news circuit again after an Orlando-based news station reported that detectives had overlooked a Google search for "foolproof suffocation" that was likely made by the now acquitted suspect and the mother of the victim. According to WKMG, the search query took place on the day of Caylee's disappearance, specifically an hour after her grandfather George had left the house for work, leaving the 26-year-old mother as the likely suspect behind the Google search. Even during the trial in 2011, the prosecutors' put forth several suspicious Google search terms that may have been input by Casey Anthony, including "how to make chloroform," "chest trauma," and "neck breaking."

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