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The fastest texters in the US compete in the US National Texting Championship in New York City.
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Quick Texters Compete in US National Texting Championship – Daily Dose of Weird [VIDEO]

It seems like most people text with their phones more than they talk on them these days. I text all the time, and I'm not always sure why. It takes more effort to type out thoughts on a tiny keyboard, rather than just say them.  Plus, it's impossible to know someone's inflection and tone of voice through text. If I had a dime for every misinterpreted text I've dealt with, I'd have...well, a whole lot of dimes; at least ten or 20 bucks worth! But some folks are so good at texting, they are actually winning huge cash prizes for doing it!  Read on to see what I mean.

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A man ordered a TV from Amazon.com, and they sent him a rifle!
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Man Orders TV Online, Gets Gun Instead – Daily Dose of Weird [VIDEO]

I love buying things online.  Sometimes, it can be a pain waiting for shipping, but I feel like the convenience of being able to shop at my computer evens that out.  I'll admit, though, that every time I order something online, there's that little part of me that asks, "What if they get the order wrong?"  I'm usually able to dismiss these thought as me just being paranoid; but this story proves that the way I like  shop isn't completely fool-proof.

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Happie the skateboarding goat just set a world record!
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Skateboarding Goat Sets World Record – Daily Dose of Weird [VIDEO]

World record categories just get weirder and weirder.  First is was the world's largest pie fight.  Now, it's a goat on a skateboard!

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Hosts of a fishing show take catching fish to a whole new level!
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Fishing from a Helicopter – Daily Dose of Weird [VIDEO]

Some people might think fishing is boring; and, in all truthfulness, it can be.  Unless, that is, you're the host of a fishing show with a budget for a helicopter!

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A class for people who want to learn to fight like a jedi!
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Light Saber School Teaches Adults to Fight Like Jedi – Daily Dose of Weird [VIDEO]

If you know me, you know that I'm a science fiction fan.  And it doesn't get much more sci-fi than Star Wars.  So when I stumbled upon this story about a very specific type of choreography class, I was more than a little intrigued.

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World Record Pie Fight
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USA Sets Record for Largest Pie Fight – Daily Dose of Weird [VIDEO]

In the midst of the serious competition of the Olympics, it's nice to see that some attention is being paid to more lighthearted pursuits.

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Replica of Noah's Ark now open to the public in the Netherlands!
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Millionaire Builds Life-Sized ‘Noah’s Ark’ – Daily Dose of Weird [VIDEO]

I've always had the opinion that if you have tons of money, do whatever you want with it.  I have to admit, though, building an authentic life-sized replica of a giant biblical boat would never have crossed my mind!

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Dancing with an Excavator: Daily Dose of Weird [VIDEO]

Of all the things to do with heavy machinery, this never came to my mind.

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Daily Dose of Weird: Hot Dog Stuffed Crust Pizza [POLL]

Every so often, a restaurant releases a new menu option that’s so unhealthy it makes my heart hurt.  I’m not saying these things don’t sound delicious; but I’d just as soon avoid them, and thus avoid a heart attack.  And now Pizza Hut U.K. has taken a new leap in that direction.

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