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Restaurant Featured in 'Sopranos' Finale Pays Tribute to James Gandolfini
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‘Sopranos’ Restaurant Pays Moving Tribute to James Gandolfini

Tributes have been pouring in from friends, colleagues and fans ever since the news of James Gandolfini's death broke yesterday. But one of the most fitting tributes took place last night at Hosten's Brookdale Confectionary in Bloomfield, NJ, where the finale of 'The Sopranos' was filmed.

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Bank Employee Falls Asleep on Keyboard and Transfers Millions to Customer
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Bank Employee Falls Asleep on Keyboard, Transfers Millions to Customer

Everyone gets sleepy during work sometimes, but as a clerk in Germany recently learned, a bank transaction probably isn't the best time for a power nap. In fact, he fell asleep on his keyboard and accidentally transferred more than $295 million dollars to a customer. How come our bank never did that for us?

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Miss Universe Canada Crowns Wrong Contestant Due to Typo
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Miss Universe Canada Crowns Wrong Contestant Due to Typo

In what has to be one of the cruelest things to ever happen due to a typo, 26-year-old Denise Garrido of Ontario reigned as the new Miss Universe Canada for a full 24 hours before being informed that she hadn't actually won the competition. Turns out, judges miscalculated and she came in fourth, not first.

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Mom Puts Son Up for Adoption on Craigslist
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Mom Puts Three-Year-Old Son Up for Adoption on Craigslist

Craigslist is a great resource for meeting people and buying and selling almost anything. But when it comes to giving away children, there are probably better ways. That didn't stop a Texas woman from offering her three-year-old for adoption on the service, however.

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The 10 Worst Moms in Pop Culture

If movies and TV have taught us anything, it's that all mothers are NOT created equal. While some fictional moms might be willing to play the doting matriarch, others engage in twisted mind games, dole out severe corporal punishment and even commit murder most foul. Think about that the next time you forget to call your mom on Mother's Day.

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Robots
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The 10 Best Robots in Pop Culture

Sadly, Matt Groening's long-running cartoon 'Futurama' was canceled earlier this week after seven seasons and 140 episodes on two different networks. Yes, we'll miss Fry, Leela and the rest of the crew, but we'll miss Bender, the acerbic, cigar-chomping robot, the most. But it's not all bad news -- Bender has rightfully earned himself a place among the most memorable robots in pop culture.

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The 10 Weirdest Bunnies in Pop Culture

You may not be aware, but the Easter Bunny has been around for a long time. Easily one of the most recognizable symbols of the holiday, the loveable critter was first mentioned in an essay by German physician and botanist Georg Franck von Frankenau all the way back in 1682. Funny, we always figured he was just a Hallmark creation.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Die Hard’

When it comes to action flicks, 'Die Hard' ranks among the all-time greats. If you're anything like us, you've probably seen it so many times you can act out entire scenes in your sleep. So, there couldn't possibly be anything about the movie you didn't already know, right? Wrong. There are tons of juicy behind-the-scenes tidbits for this undeniable classic and we've gathered the best of them here.

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Fortune-Telling Camel Predicts Ravens Will Win Super Bowl
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Fortune-Telling Camel Predicts Ravens Will Win Super Bowl

After Teddy the talking porcupine correctly predicted the winner of the 2012 Super Bowl, we decided never to scoff at a fortune-telling animal again. So, when we heard that a clairvoyant camel had peered into the future and determined the winner of this year's game, we were all ears.

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MIT Student Invents Ice that Tells Friends to Take Him Home When He's Had One Too Many
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MIT Student Invents Ice That Tattles on Binge Drinkers

When it comes to ice, we only want it to do one thing -- make our drinks cold. We certainly don't want it to snitch to our friends after we've had one too many. But a MIT student has invented exactly that -- digital ice that monitors how quickly someone is drinking and sends out an alert when they've hit their limit.

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