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Warren Buffett Backs Billion Dollar March Madness Contest

In a move apt to bring a smile to the face of every statistics geek on Earth, Warren Buffett is backing a one billion dollar payout for anyone who can perfectly pick the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Quicken Loans is running the contest, and the payout, in the extremely unlikely event that there is a payout, will be backed by …

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Snoop Dogg Wants You To Be His Intern

Snoop Dogg is just looking out for the kids. In a recent promotional video, Snoop Dogg released his latest campaign: the chance to work for the Dogg himself for a day. All you need to enter is to make a small donation to Snoop Dogg’s charity, The Snoop Youth Football League, and you may be chosen to be flown out …

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John Mayer: Win Tickets To See Him In Brooklyn

Have a John Mayer fan in your life? Not sure what to get them for Christmas? Well here’s an early Christmas gift idea, and it could be quite cheap too! On Monday, Mayer took to his Instagram to announce a photo contest. The soulful singer posted, “Submit pictures with #BKLOVESMAYER to enter a flyaway contest to JM’s show in Brooklyn …

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Watch the Trailer

Lest we imagine Hollywood lacks strategy in trailer timing, several Horror flicks are seeing the light of day in advance of Halloween. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, exposed the trailer yesterday (shown above). Fans of the franchise will find the same heart-stopping thrills and “found-footage” camera tricks they’ve come to love, but fair warning, this is not Paranormal Activity 5. …

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Coca-Cola Prints “YOU RETARD” Under Bottlecap

Why is it that our very politically correct American culture detests derogatory and dehumanizing words but so liberally uses the term “retard”? Have you ever noticed that? Well, Coca-Cola is pulling no punches, and they won’t be getting in as much trouble were the insult any other word – but the company just recently apologized to a family in Alberta …

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Fisherman Sues for $1M Contest Winnings

Every avid fisherman has a story about “the one that got away”. Usually it is a fish that was so big, fought so long, broke line, stripped reel gears, tipped a boat, etc. Fishermen have better stories about the ones that got away than they do about the he loveless they caught, weighed, photographed, stuffed, and mounted. But Rodney Ply …

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Beer Contest Winner Drinks 1.6 Gallons in 20 Minutes, Dies

A beer drinking contest in Spain’s Murcia region ended in tragedy this week when the contest winner, Joaquin Alcaraz Garcia, died of cardiac arrest. The rules of the contest were simple: Consume as many 1-liter glasses of beer as possible in 20 minutes. Garcia consumed 6 liters (roughly 1.6 gallons or 200 ounces) of beer during that period. He was …

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Halo 4 Spartan Ops Resumes in January

Microsoft today revealed the future of Halo 4 for the next couple of months. Of particular note is that Halo 4‘s Spartan Ops mode is going on hiatus until January. The first five interactive episodes of Spartan Ops, comprising the first half of “season 1″ have already aired. All five episodes will all be re-entered into Matchmaking, one per week, …

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YouTube Is Looking To Fund New Video Projects

There’s a lot of popular channels on YouTube. The personalities that populate said channels occasionally combine their talents to create collaborations. YouTube is now looking for those kind of people to help kickstart its next contest. YouTube is bringing back its NextUp program in 2012 after a successful run last year that saw multiple creators from around the world get …

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Borderlands 2 Contest Destroys Handsome Jack’s Face

Gearbox must have hired the most eclectic and creative marketing team in video game company history, then dumped pallets of money into their office and said, “go!” That’s how it feels anyway, with Borderlands 2 having some of the best trailers of the year, an unbelievably cool limited edition of the game, and a playable 16-bit version called The Border …

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Oklahoma School Produces Doodle 4 Google Finalist Two Years In a Row

Seriously, are the pencils and art brushes possessed by the ghost of Vincent Van Gogh at Maryetta School, in Oklahoma? For the second year in a row, the school will represent Oklahoma in the national Doodle 4 Google contest the search engine giant has put on for the past five years. Janessa Chastain, an eight year old second grader has …

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Florence and the Machine, MSN Partner for Twitter Contest

Are you a fan of Florence Welch and her band Florence and the Machine? How about Vegas? If either of those things excite you, I’m here to inform you that @MSN just started a Twitter contest to give one lucky winner a trip that includes both. It’d a pretty simple Twitter promotion – all you have to do is follow …

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