Jim Gaffigan’s 2004 standup special “Beyond the Pale” contains some hilarious jokes on the well-traveled subject of fast food and the devastating lack of health and nutrition in America. To really drive the point home, he invented a fictional and absurdly unhealthy “doughnut ham hamburger.” Nine years later, Gaffigan’s joke became reality. If this isn’t a wake-up call for the American food industry to make a big ol’ cultural U-turn in the name of health, I don’t know what is.
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The history you learned was probably too boring to properly shape your paradigm. These are 25 mind boggling facts that will change your perspective on history.
20. Julius Caeser’s army once split apart to perform a flanking manuever and spent hours in a standoff against itself
15. It is said that for every American killed during World War II about 21 Soviet soldiers were killed.
10. The last widow of a Civil War soldier died in 2003. Gertrude Janeway was 18 when she married 81 year old John Janeway in 1927
5. The current U.S. flag was designed by 17 year old Robert Heft for a school project. He received a B minus. When the president selected his design the teacher changed his grade to an A
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Veterans Day might be once a year, but we can honor the memory of fallen soldiers by remembering there are plenty of vets who need our help everyday of the year. The average wait for a vet to hear back on a disability claim is 256 days. They deserve better.
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Meet a man who is pro-gun, but also pro-background-check. Not only is it possible to be both, but most gun owners feel the same way. The only one who feels bad about this whole thing is this gross water-filled target. Something about it really freaks me out.
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