Top 10 Non-White Superheroes

“These super heroes – often relegated to a second tier status relative to the preponderance of characters that are Euro-centric in nature – reflect the diversity that is part and parcel of the American landscape. These are the superheroes of color, many of whom inspired a generation of readers emerging out of the throes of the civil rights movement. These groundbreaking characters had (and continue to have) a significant impact on the portrayal and utilization of minorities within the comic genre. Gone are the days when characters of color were no more than a convenient backdrop in a splash panel. Their stories are our stories… So get ready for a trip down memory lane, because here are the top ten comic book superheroes of color.” w/ photos

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Mouse Found In Bag Of Big Mac Rolls

“It’s the video you’ll see only on Fox 29: a mouse stuck in a bag of McDonald’s hamburger buns, nibbling away. A now former employee at a McDonald’s in Philadelphia claims he saw the rodent while on the job and whipped out his cell phone camera. He’s talking only to Fox about what his manager told him to do with that food. The man says this happened when he worked for the McDonald’s on Stenton Avenue in the Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane section. The Fox 29 viewer contacted us because he says he was so disturbed by what was happening, he wanted to warn customers: In the video is a bag of hamburger buns used to make Big Macs. Inside that bag, a mouse is scurrying around, making contact with who knows how many buns.” w/ video + photo

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Vintage Ice Cream Trucks

“The original idea of the ice cream truck was relatively simple, that the delicious tasty treats of the ice cream parlor are coming directly to you. We still see them during the summer months at public events, parks, beaches anywhere where crowds of people are likely to gather, as well as driving down residential streets hoping to entice customers. These examples here at Dark Roasted Blend may not be the cream of the crop, but they’re certainly some pretty cool pictures.” w/ photos

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I’m Da Bess!

“A triumph of artistic expression. That’s it, everybody! That’s a wrap! Art is over. There’s no topping this. This da bes.” — JelloKZ

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Korean Pizza Hut

“Here is what pizza looks like in Korea. It’s very Koreanized, and the Pizza Huts just don’t serve the same stuff that we’re used to.” — eatyourkimchi

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Wine Drinkers Consumed 3.7b Bottles Last Year

The United States is a boozy bunch. Americans consumed the equivalence of 3.73billion bottles of wine in 2011, making it the top global consumer of fermented grapes. Old World wine drinkers came in next, with Italy, France, and Germany coming in second, third, and fourth places, respectively. The report, released by trade show Vinexpo and International Wine and Spirit Research, revealed that the New World and the Far East greatly increased their consumption in recent years. The study surveyed 114 consumer markets and 28 producer countries, AFP reports.” w/ photos

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