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Forty-Seven Percent of Americans Own Guns — Survey of the Day

Gun ownership is at an 18-year high, according to a new Gallup poll.

Forty-seven percent of Americans report having a gun in their home or elsewhere on their property, up from 41 percent last year and the most since 1993 when 54 percent reported gun ownership.

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Christmas Is America’s Favorite Holiday — Survey of the Day

According to a new Harris Poll, we are about the embark on the season of America’s most cherished holidays.

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Dallas Cowboys Are America’s Favorite Football Team — Survey of the Day

For the fifth year in row, the Dallas Cowboys really are America’s team.

Dallas was the top answer to a Harris poll of 2,462 American adults asking who their favorite football team is.

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Cell Phones Eliminate the Three-Day Rule in Dating — Survey of the Day

If a new survey from dating site Match.com is to be believed, the rules of dating have changed — largely because of cell phones, email and texting.

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60 Percent of Women Are Attracted to Other Women — Survey of the Day

Those drunk and otherwise heterosexual girls who make out in the bar might not just be doing it for male attention, according to a new study.

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UCLA and Arizona Players Brawl After a Streaker Disguised as Referee Runs on the Field [VIDEO]

Arizona dominated UCLA when they played Thursday night, but the big news was the large brawl right before halftime that was sparked when a fan streaked across the field.

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Florida Woman Hit with Staggering $200,000 Cell Phone Bill

If you think your cell phone bill is high, you haven’t met Celina Aarons.

The Florida woman added a cell phone to her account for her mute and hearing-impaired brother, who didn’t know to turn off his data roaming when he was recently in Canada. Since his only form of communication with the phone is via text messages, those international data rates added up quickly — to the tune of over $200,000 in one month.

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Man Caught at Swiss Airport Trying to Smuggle Tarantulas

A Swiss man returning home from the Dominican Republic was busted by custom officials at the Zurich airport with a whopping 261 endangered Mexican tarantulas, which he had packed into individual plastic bags and stuffed in his luggage.

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Wild Animals Escape and Terrify Ohio Community [VIDEO]

An Ohio man who owned an exotic animal farm released his animals to the wild and then committed suicide on Tuesday, according to police.

Farm owner Terry Thompson was found dead in his home near Columbus, OH by the sheriff’s deputies, who say his body had been disturbed by animals. Authorities will not comment on how Thompson killed himself.

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Brave Firefighter Catches Boy Dropped From Third-Story Window [VIDEO]

On Monday, a Roxbury, MA firefighter took heroism to new heights by catching a terrified boy dropped from a window in a burning apartment building, according to ‘Today.’

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