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  • You'll Never Guess Who I Ran Into In the Bathroom...

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Remember that scene from "The Hangover" where a tiger belonging to Mike Tyson is found in the bathroom of a hotel room being used by Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms after a night of partying?    

    Jenna Krehbiel's first trip to the circus with her family is one she never will forget after she came face to face with a jungle cat in the women's bathroom.

    Krehbiel had finished watching the large cat show during the 7 p.m. show at the Isis Shrine Circus on Saturday at the Salina Bicentennial Centennial Center when she decided to step out go to the bathroom but instead got a close-up view of a tiger she had just seen perform in the arena.

    "I went in to use the bathroom, and a lady came in to get her daughter out and said there was a tiger loose," Krehbiel said. "I didn't know it was in the bathroom, and I walked in the (open) door, which closed right after I had walked in. I saw the tiger; it was at most two feet in front of me, and I turned around calmly and walked back toward the door. Someone opened the door and said get out."

    "It was the closest I have ever been to a tiger not in a cage," Krehbiel said. "You don't expect to go in a bathroom door, have it shut behind you and see a tiger walking toward you."

    Chris Bird, manager at the Bicentennial Center, said the tiger escaped during the show, and staff quickly barricaded off the concourse. He said the tiger veered off into an open bathroom and a security guard got people out, shut the door behind the tiger and barricaded the door. Krehbiel went in the opposite door.

    Bird said he hadn't heard about Krehbiel's account until contacted by the Journal but confirmed, after talking with circus personnel and security, that it was "definitely accurate," but he doesn't know how close she got to the tiger.

    Krehbiel said her 3-year-old had a different view of the event.

    "My daughter wanted to know if it had washed its hands," Krehbiel said. "That was her only concern."

  • Weight Loss With A Hand-Held Vibrator? (yes, there's video...)

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Remember how your mom always told you not to eat too much or too quickly? Well now it seems there is an electronic fork which does the same thing. It’s called the HAPIfork. Its French manufacturer claims it allows consumers to quickly monitor and reduce the speed at which they eat. They also hope it will combat obesity. The HAPIfork vibrates and alerts you with a light if it senses you’re eating too quickly. And that’s not all - the fork also records how many “fork servings” are taken per meal, how long each meal takes and the exact start and finish time. The people who make the fork say slowing down and paying attention are important steps towards healthier and smarter eating habits. And before you scoff, the HAPIfork was awarded the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 Innovations Award.

  • Jack Hoffman Gets His Own Football Card

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    7,000,000 views on You Tube of this:

    On Saturday, April 6, a crowd of over 60,000 fans rose to their feet at Memorial Stadium in Nebraska and cheered louder than they ever had before at a spring game. Young Jack Hoffman took a handoff from quarterback Taylor Martinez and made his way 69 yards through a sea of defenders for a touchdown and celebrated with the entire team in the end zone. What makes this story so special is that Jack is only 7-years-old and is also a brain cancer patient.

    Jack Hoffman football card

    “Jack is the type of inspirational athlete who absolutely deserves an Upper Deck rookie card,” said Chris Carlin, Upper Deck’s sports marketing manager. “Upper Deck does not want to risk Jack’s amateur status with the NCAA so the card we created will not be part of a mainstream trading card release. Jack had a larger than life moment on the field that day for Nebraska which is why Upper Deck is creating a limited number of promotional blow-up rookie cards for Jack to sign and use for charitable purposes. Upper Deck is proud to play a small role increasing awareness in Jack’s cause and we are excited to be a part of ‘Team Jack.’”

    Team Jack will be releasing details on how fans can bid on these signed promotional cards in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can check out the “Team Jack” official website and to like the “Team Jack” Facebook page.

    (Sports Collector Daily)

  • Boston Bruins' Fans Unite a City (Video)

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Bruins V Sabres last night- the first major sporting event held in Boston since bombings at the Boston Marathon.  

    With a blue and yellow ribbon projected on the ice and the Boston Fire Department Honor Guard present to represent the city's first repsonders, singer Rene Rancourt began the song himself.  And then this happened...  

  • Best Breakfast Idea EVER!

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Why wait until you reach the bottom of the cereal bowl?  Thanks to Cow Wow- that amazing after-cereal milk mixture at the end of your breakfast can now be enjoyed any time of the day!

    The company has so far released two flavors, with many more to come...

    cow wow bottle shots

    The milk after a bowl of Fruity Pebbles or Cocoa Puffs?  Yes please!

    Learn more here:

  • Who is with me?

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    As a true Minnesotan, I can 100% endorse the following message:

  • Shark Versus Kayak (Video) SCARY!

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Isaac Brumaghim was fishing in his small kayak off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii and had a pretty nice tuna on the line. All of the sudden a 10-foot tiger shark leapt from the water and caught hold of the tuna, nearly pulling Issac overboard. He eventually managed to wrestle back control of his rod from the shark and has now uploaded a YouTube clip of the clash, called "Chompy The Shark," which has so far been watched nearly 1.4million times.  (Ananova) 

  • $350 a month, utilities included, to own your own home? (Video)

    Posted by Justin "The Big Deal"

    Carrie and Shane Caverly ditched a traditional living space for this tiny, 204-square-foot home.

    Meet Carrie and Shane Caverly.  This small family has decided to free themselves from the shackles of a mortgage payment and have instead opted eco-friendly 204 square foot house-on-wheels they built from scratch.

    The pair used their own money to start building their downsized home in February 2012. They were able to move in by May.

    The Caverlys’ home is 24 feet by 8 feet.  The bathroom sink is in the shower and there’s a dog kennel underneath the bedroom.  They collect rainwater from their metal roof and use an incinerating toilet to dispose of their waste.

    The house has a built-in porch.

    Land rent, electricity, and water  add up to $350 every month- the utility bill comes out to $130 for an entire year.  The entire house is built on a gooseneck trailer that can be hitched to a pick-up truck and pulled.

    The closet and dog kennel are underneath a queen-size bed.
    Interested?  They’re selling a replica of their own home for $48,000 and they'll take custom orders.