Wednesday Link-Off: See It to Believe It

hilary-duff-cosmo15-06Some news stories can be just a little too far out there for you to believe that they are on the level. While not every odd news story comes from The Onion, sometimes, they sound like something those guys would craft.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday so it’s time for us to do the links. Let’s change things up from the standard and kick things off with Hilary Duff. Remember when she was a thing?

Reports say that the Charleston shooter’s sister was the one who tipped off the FBI as to his identity. (Daily Mail)

The internet has a long memory. Rick Mercer’s old Talking to Americans skit has been dug up and it features then-Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee talking about Canada’s national igloo. (BuzzFeed)

Kim Jong-un claims to have cured AIDS, cancer and ebola with one wonder drug. No, this isn’t a story from The Onion. Okay, the Korean Central News Agency is almost as good as The Onion. (The Independent)

The obese outnumber the overweight in America and the both combined outnumber healthy or underweight Americans. This is all using BMI so I take it with a grain of salt. I’ve lost 20 pounds in the last year and have to lose another 11 to get to a health walking around weight of 178 pounds. That seems a bit much, doesn’t it? (LA Times)

Verizon bought AOL for $4.4 billion. That means that one of net neutrality’s biggest enemies has control of Tech Crunch, Engadget and the Huffington Post. (Venture Beat)

Ever wonder which careers have the most psychopaths? Surprisingly, my career doesn’t turn up on there… unless you count my blogging/podcasting hobby under media. (Alternet)

Israel’s men’s soccer team went to a country with a large Muslim population for the first time in over a decade. (Vice Sports)

Are you a blogger interested in growing your site? Jim Cramer has some advice for the team behind Crossing Broad that you could probably apply to your site. (BizPhilly)

Clara Oswald isn’t dating Robb Stark, the King in the North, but is dating Prince Harry, 28th in line to the throne, and I don’t know what to believe in any more. (Us Magazine)

The Rock’s new HBO show, Ballers, uses actual NFL team names and logos. How can they do that without being sued? (AA)

I don’t have much in the ways of videos I liked from the last couple of days so have a crazy StarCraft game instead.


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