Stadium leaves sports fans perplexed by selling ‘ridiculous’ burger for £25,000

mirror.co.uk – By Brogan-Leigh Hurst – A baseball stadium in America is selling an incredibly expensive burger for a whopping £25,000 ($33,000). The unique burger is intended to commemorate the Atlanta Braves’ 2021 World Series title and has caused a stir on social media, with many people sharing their thoughts.

For the hefty price tag, the burger includes a lot of fancy ingredients, including a Wagyu beef patty, pan-fried eggs, foie gras, lobster tail, Tillamook cheddar cheese, truffle aioli and an heirloom tomato. It also comes with a side of parmesan waffle fries.

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Netflix Backs Away from Will Smith Film ‘Fast and Loose’ (Exclusive)

pagesix.com – By Kathianne Boniello – Some of Will Smith’s upcoming projects have been paused in the wake of the Oscars-slap controversy, a new report said. The actor, who stunned the world when he smacked comedian Chris Rock in the face for making a bald joke about wife Jada Pinkett Smith, has had a Netflix film and a movie for Sony put on hold, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Netflix was in the process of finding a new director for “Fast and Loose,” after David Leitch withdrew from the project ahead of the Academy Awards, THR said. Smith was to play a crime boss with a memory problem.

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‘They Don’t Have a Redhead Over There’: Trump Mocks Reports Psaki Is Leaving White House for MSNBC

mediaite.com – By Katherine Huggins – Former President Donald Trump on Saturday mocked reports that White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki will leave her role for a job with MSNBC, joking during the “Save America” rally in Michigan that “they need a redhead.”

Trump touted his record handling the military while president, noting that he formed Space Force, a branch that has the “full support” of the Biden administration.

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Trump Says Seven-Hour Gap in January 6th Phone Calls Due to Shark Marathon on Discovery

newyorker.com – By Andy Borowitz – PALM BEACH (The Borowitz Report)—After the House select committee investigating January 6th revealed that there was a seven-hour gap in Donald J. Trump’s phone records for that day, the former President said that the hiatus was caused by a marathon of shark documentaries on the Discovery Channel.

“I was flipping around the channels, and suddenly I see the sharks,” he said. “I never miss the sharks.”

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QAnon founder may have been identified thanks to machine learning

engadget.com – By I. Bonifacic – With help from machine learning software, computer scientists may have unmasked the identity of Q, the founder of the QAnon movement. In a sprawling report published on Saturday, The New York Times shared the findings of two independent teams of forensic linguists who claim they’ve identified Paul Furber, a South African software developer who was one of the first to draw attention to the conspiracy theory, as the original writer behind Q. They say Arizona congressional candidate Ron Watkins also wrote under the pseudonym, first by collaborating with Furber and then later taking over the account when it eventually moved to post on his father’s 8chan message board.

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Wife’s need for a bathroom break leads man to $200,000 lottery prize

upi.com – By Ben Hooper – A South Carolina man credited his wife’s need for a bathroom break with leading him to win a $200,000 lottery jackpot. The winner told South Carolina Education Lottery officials he had been driving with his wife when they stopped at the Rainbow Gas Garden in Swansea so the woman could use the restroom.

The man said he decided to go into the store and bought a Carolina Riches scratch-off ticket. The player said he waited until his wife returned to the car to scratch the ticket, which revealed a $200,000 top prize.

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery approved as historic-cultural monument

dailynews,com – By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH, City News Service – The Hollywood Forever Cemetery was designated a historic-cultural monument by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, March 22, following a unanimous recommendation from the city’s Cultural Heritage Commission.

The cemetery was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, the cemetery’s 100th anniversary. On June 25, Councilman Mitch O’Farrell began the city’s effort to include the cemetery on its own list of historic-cultural monuments. The Cultural Heritage Commission considered the property on Oct. 21 and recommended the City Council add it to the list.

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The Magician Who Allegedly Made Battle Tanks Disappear

ripleys.com – Among the chaos of WWII, a British magician claimed he could fool the Nazis by hiding tanks in plain sight and making armies invisible. But was he a hero or a fraud?

Stage magician Jasper Maskelyne came from a family that was well-versed with accomplishing the impossible. His father was a magician and inventor (though his invention of the paid toilet wouldn’t necessarily have been useful during war times) and his grandfather, John Nevil Maskelyne, invented the trick of human levitation and even founded the Occult Committee to investigate and expose fraudulent supernatural power claims.

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Kevin McCarthy Bashes Biden Over Ukrainian Military Aid After Throwing Up Hands When Trump Delayed It

rollingstone.com – By Peter Wade – Republican members of Congress who refused to hold then-President Donald Trump accountable for delaying congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine are now criticizing President Biden for not providing more military aid to the nation.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), a fierce opponent of impeaching Trump for trying to extort Ukraine into digging up dirt on Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 election, had the nerve to blame Biden for not doing enough to equip Ukraine. “The challenge that we have is, it’s the actions that we could have done before from this administration to make sure today wasn’t happening,” McCarthy said Tuesday on Fox & Friends. “We could have supplied the weapons to Ukraine. They’re not asking for American troops, they’re just asking for the ability to fight.”

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