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How about a chocolate Peach Bowl stadium, Rebels fans?

Ole Miss fans, a company has just the thing for you and your friends when you watch Wednesday’s game Peach Bowl between your Rebels and the TCU Horned Frogs. Noveautes Inc. has an officially licensed Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl made of chocolate. It’s made from 1 pound of milk chocolate, filled with chocolate footballs. It also  can […]

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Cabbage kid

New Albany third-grader grows ginormous cabbage

So, this kid, Carter Hall,  grew a 16.8 pound cabbage. That is not a misprint.  He was randomly selected by the  Mississippi Agriculture Department and will receive a $1,000 saving bond toward education from Bonnie Plants‘ Cabbage Program. Hall was among more than 22,000 kids statewide who participated in the program. Hall was the state winner for […]

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First a bourbon shortage, now a chocolate shortage … oh, my!

Remember last year when Maker’s Mark was going to dilute its popular bourbon a little so that it could stretch out its limited supply? Yeah, that didn’t work well.  But bourbon makers have been warning for some time that demand is outstripping supply. It takes time to properly age it in charred oak barrels, and according […]

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AP: Bigger butts bring bigger business

So, you like big butts and you cannot lie? Apparently it’s big business to get a more plump posterior, according to this Associated Press story. Excerpts: Gym classes that promise a plump posterior are in high demand. A surgery that pumps fat into the buttocks is gaining popularity. And padded panties that give the appearance […]

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World Twinkie-Eating Championship coming back to Mississippi

We had the World Slugburger Eating Contest in Corinth earlier this summer, and now we’re getting the World Twinkie Eating Championship returning to  Tunica in a couple of week.. The returning champ is Joey Chestnut – yeah, the famous hot dog eating champ. He ate a record 121 Twinkies in six minutes last year.  Read on and […]

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Off the menu: Arby’s now selling $10 “Meat Mountain”

From the Washington Post comes this story about a new item from Arby’s  that came about not from design, but by circumstance. Arby’s made a poster showing a tall stack of every meat on the menu to show people the restaurant serves more than roast beef. Then people started asking for it. Highlights from the story: […]

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McD's Happy Mascot

Not-so-Happy? New Happy Meal mascot scary for some

McDonald’s rolled out its updated Ronald McDonald recently, and on Monday, it rolled out its new Happy Meal mascot, Happy. Note the bulging eyes, big teeth and long, loopy arms. Yeah… Apparently a bit intimidating and creepier than the new Ronald McDonald, according to several reports Here’s one from The Wire, which says: (more…)

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