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Scientists Think They Can Lower the Mosquito Population Using… Mosquitos? – Daily Dose of Weird [VIDEO]

If I had to pick my least favorite thing about Summertime, it wouldn’t be the heat.  It would be the mosquitos.  Those blood-sucking little buggers leave me itchy for weeks!  Add to that the fact that they carry diseases like West Nile Virus and H1N1 Flu, and there’s really no good reason to put up with them.  And luckily, scientists seem to agree.  Read on to see what their plan is!

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Quick Texters Compete in US National Texting Championship – Daily Dose of Weird [VIDEO]

It seems like most people text with their phones more than they talk on them these days. I text all the time, and I’m not always sure why. It takes more effort to type out thoughts on a tiny keyboard, rather than just say them.  Plus, it’s impossible to know someone’s inflection and tone of voice through text. If I had a dime for every misinterpreted text I’ve dealt with, I’d have…well, a whole lot of dimes; at least ten or 20 bucks worth! But some folks are so good at texting, they are actually winning huge cash prizes for doing it!  Read on to see what I mean.

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Category: Weird News
TODAY.com
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Man Orders TV Online, Gets Gun Instead – Daily Dose of Weird [VIDEO]

I love buying things online.  Sometimes, it can be a pain waiting for shipping, but I feel like the convenience of being able to shop at my computer evens that out.  I’ll admit, though, that every time I order something online, there’s that little part of me that asks, “What if they get the order wrong?”  I’m usually able to dismiss these thought as me just being paranoid; but this story proves that the way I like  shop isn’t completely fool-proof.

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Category: Weird News
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Jeffrey Beall, flickr
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New Buildings in Fort Collins Will Be Required to Have More Bike Parking

There’s no disputing that Fort Collins is a bike-friendly town.  It’s rare to see a street that doesn’t have bike lanes, at least around where I live.  In keeping with its pro-bike philosophy, Fort Collins is making sure that once you get where you’re going on your bike, you’ll have somewhere to put it!

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Category: Fort Collins News
Drew, 99.9 The Point
Drew, 99.9 The Point
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Occupy Demonstration in Loveland Leads to 13 Arrests [PHOTOS][POLL]

This morning, “occupy” protesters from Denver, Greeley and Fort Collins converged on the Walmart distribution center in Loveland, according to local police.  13 arrests were made, after the protesters decided to sit in the street, arms locked, in an attempt to block semi trucks that were trying to leave the center.

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Category: Loveland News

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