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Confused About Brexit? So is Britain.

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Lets start at the beginning. The United Kingdom voted for Brexit, Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation, and THEN tons of people turned to Google and typed, "What happens if we leave the EU?"—just a few hours AFTER they already voted to do it.

Google Trends says there was a 250% spike in just one hour for people searching "What happens if we leave the EU?"

Friday morning, even more confused people searched, "Are we in or out of the EU?"

Unfortunately proving that we can all be uninformed voters, the term "What is Brexit?" was another top search AFTER the vote. BTW "Brexit" is what the media called the effort of Britian leaving the European Union.

-Mike Draup

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You Are The Wind Beneath My...Llama

Leaf Blower
It's a charming tale of a llama and her leaf blower.

Fiesta the llama at the Houston Zoo apparently LOVES the leaf blower and gets a blow out on the daily for zoo staff.

AP shared this delightful story which made women everywhere call their stylists.



And for fun...



-Mike Draup

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Amazing Robot Dog Will Do Your Dishes

Photo of a real dog
A company called Boston Dynamics has just created a robotic dog that will also work as a housekeeper. Now that would be man's (and woman's) best friend!

Skip to the one-minute mark to see it do dishes:


-Mike Draup

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Harry Styles Is Officially Going Solo Without One Direction

One Direction
For One Direction fans this might be a bigger exit than the Brexit.

Harry Styles has signed a record deal without his bandmates. Billboard magazine points out this has been a long time coming, with four songs performed and written by Harry already registered with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) last year.

-Mike Draup

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KFC Is Offering A Chicken Meal Box That Will Charge Your Phone

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I just became a KFC fan! Or at least I will if they bring this to America.

KFC India is offering a chicken meal box that will charge your cell phone.
After reading into it a little more it turns out only a select few customers will get this, so it's really just a media stunt. Boo.

-Mike Draup

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Calvin Harris Reportedly Says Taylor Swift 'Controlled The Media'

Calvin Harris
You need to know that a rep for Calvin Harris has since denied this, but someone using Calvin's account (probably Calvin) started responding to hate comments from Taylor Swift fans on Instagram.

The comments have since been deleted, but the two that stand out were about how Taylor "controlled the media and this situation" and about how he's free. Of course Taylor controls the media!

Taylor Swift is basically the face and CEO of a big corporation. She employs numerous people and wants the brand to do as well as possible. So yes, she and her team are going to have a great handle on their PR.

See screenshots of the deleted comments.

-Mike Draup

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Jury Says: Led Zeppelin Didn't Steal 'Stairway To Heaven'

Led Zeppelin
A jury spent 5 hours deliberating and concluded that Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page did not steal the intro for their most famous song.


They were being sued by the estate of Randy Craig Wolfe for stealing from the band Spirit's song "Taurus," which came out 4 years before "Stairway To Heaven."

Check out more details about the trial here, and enjoy the song that still belongs to Plant & Page:



-Mike Draup

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The Latest Food Abomination: Mac 'n Cheetos

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ICYMI, Burger King is testing out its latest menu item: Cheetos-flavored mac & cheese bites. Who's in? They are just what your diet needs, deep-fried sticks of macaroni and cheese encrusted in Cheetos-flavored breading. Bloomberg points out that this is part of a trend toward blending fast food with well-known snack brands. Remember Taco Bell's Doritos taco?

The Mac 'n Cheetos sticks will be sold for 8 weeks. I suspect they will have a large fan base in Washingtion and Colorado.

-Mike Draup

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The 100 Most Powerful People In Entertainment

Leonardo DiCaprio

The Hollywood Reporter has put together a list of the 100 most powerful people in entertainment. Basically, it's rich white guy followed by slightly less rich white guy. Only 19 women and 10 people of color made the cut. The Hollywood Reporter gets it and says their list reflects "currently reality."

Here's the top 10:

  1. Bob Iger, Disney CEO
  2. Rupert Murdoch and sons, 21st Century Fox
  3. Leslie Moonves, CBS President and CEO
  4. Steve Burke, CEO of NBC Universal
  5. Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer
  6. Shari Redstone and Sumner Redstone of Viacom and CBS
  7. Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner Chairman and CEO
  8. Peter Rice, Chairman and CEO of Fox
  9. Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios Chairman
  10. Leonardo DiCaprio, actor and producer
Get the full list here.

-Mike Draup

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New Company Will Send 'Game Of Thrones' Spoilers To People You Hate

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones continues to dominate the pop culture landscape, even forcing some people away from the Internet until they can get caught up on the latest episode. So how do you torture one of those people? Send them spoilers of course!

According to Spoiled.io, you put the person's info in along with payment of a buck or so, and immediately after each week's episode they'll start sending them spoilers.

Before running off and doing this, keep in mind you're giving your credit card info to a company you've never heard of.

-Mike Draup

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