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An ordinary wire clothes hanger wishing to obtain its 15 minutes of fame decided to do so by sneaking into the Fox 9 studio in Minnesota stuffed in the jacket of Meteorologist Steve Frazier.

At just the right moment, the chafe factor was turned up and the hooked hider was promptly revealed on live TV, resulting in facepalms, embarrassment and a much needed explanation.

Check it out after the jump.

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The answer has been there all along. Tech writer Owen Williams decided to skip the endless debate on this important subject and go right to the source for answers: inventor Seth Wheeler’s 1891 toilet paper patent. As it shows, the toilet paper is clearly supposed to be hung in an overhand fashion.

Not like this means anything… the over/under debate will undoubtedly continue unabated, but overhand fans will have a new bit of ammo to back up their preference.

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FOX45 Baltimore’s “Traffic Jam Jimmy” was supposed to be updating locals about deteriorating weather conditions when reporter Candace Dold passed the mic. Instead, viewers got to watch him order a fish sandwich from a McDonald’s drive-thru while explaining how hungry he was.

Local news sets a new benchmark for quality after the jump.

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After spotting a spider in his laundry room, a Seattle man decided the best option for removing the pest was to nuke it with a lighter and a can of spray paint. Unfortunately, the wall of the rented home caught fire and all efforts to extinguish the rapidly spreading blaze proved futile, resulting in $40,000 worth of damage to the structure and another $20,000 in damaged or destroyed content.

So, did the spider survive? Firefighters stated that it isn’t too likely. We’re betting that it did and is currently biding it’s time before returning to finish this guy off.

At any rate, this is why “killing it with fire” isn’t always the best option. Maybe it’s time you considered the shoe?

(Komo News via Geekologie)

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Unfortunately, he didn’t get the joke until he was clued in by the anchor, at which point hilarity ensued. Of course, with the cavalcade of stupid baby names these days, there very well could have been a 10-year old Hugh Janus out there who didn’t appreciate the laughter.

Check it out after the jump.

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Has BBC reporter Caroline Bilton pioneered a new camera fade out technique? Maybe, but its hilariousness means it could never follow a serious story.

Check it out after the jump, followed by another reporter’s bland explanation.

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knee to the crotch

When a videobomber decided to get some uninvited airtime on a Weather Channel broadcast, meteorologist Jim Cantore was prepared with a “dumbass deflection” technique that consisted of a knee in the crotch followed by a seamless continuation of his report.

Watch the professionalism after the jump.

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Exposure to hypothermic conditions and the people at US Air Guitar (which worked by the way).

Check out his chops after the jump.

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