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Loyal Ikea customers could win candle that smells like its Swedish meatballs

Ikea is famous for the Swedish meatballs served at its stores’ cafeterias. Now, it’s turning those meatballs customers love into … scented candles. Ikea is offering meatball-scented candles as a prize in a sweepstakes event for “Ikea Family” loyalty club members to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the free loyalty program. Ikea hopes that dangling the candles may entice additional customers to sign up for a loyalty card, which gives members rewards and other perks. Ikea says 1,925 lucky winners will get to claim one of the Huvudroll meatball candles...

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Man seriously injured after gator attack in Stuart park

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla.– Officials are responding to an alligator attack at a park in Stuart. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that a man was severely injured after being bit by a gator. The man said he fell off his bike and was attacked. Video of a helicopter taking the bike rider to the hospital can be seen here: The post Man seriously injured after gator attack in Stuart park appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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Dallas auction house sells unopened Super Mario 64 game for $1.56 million

Related coverage: Rare ‘Legends of Zelda’ video game sells for a record $870,000 DALLAS (AP)— A copy of Nintendo’s Super Mario 64 that remained unopened sold at an auction for $1.56 million. The 1996 game sold on Sunday, breaking Heritage Auction’s record for the selling price of a single video game, as reported by the AP. The auction house said in a statement that Super Mario 64 was the best-selling game on the Nintendo 64 as well as the first to feature the Mario character in 3D. This past Friday, an unopened copy of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda sold for 870,000. Heritage...

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Message stuck to dead alligator found in Collier County

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– A dead alligator was found marked with a message near Olde Cypress Golf Course on Monday morning.  “I was walking along Logan Boulevard and was pretty startled to see a dead alligator laying there along the path with a big piece of yellow tape stuck on it,” Elizabeth Axeberg said.  The yellow piece of tape was stuck on the gators stomach with a message saying “hit by a car”.  “It was just very surprising that someone would be callous enough to take the time to stick a piece of tape on it then just throw it to the side of the road. It just doesn’t...

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WANTED: Woman promising ‘witchcraft services’ steals $100K from victims in Naples

NAPLES, Fla. – A mysterious woman named Rosalia advertised around Golden Gate and East Naples, promising to solve relationship problems using “witchcraft services,” according to police. Instead, she reportedly swindled more than $100,000 combined from at least 10 victims using —not magic— but an elaborate and disturbing scheme, the Naples Police Department reported. The first victim called police on March 14. He told detectives he encountered a flyer for Rosalia’s services at a 24-hour laundry mat on Golden Gate Parkway. The flyers had a “100% guarantee” promising results...

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Woman conceives second child while carrying her first

At first, baby Noah was all alone, growing beatifically in his mother’s womb. Noah’s first close-ups, taken by ultrasound at seven and 10 weeks into the pregnancy, showed 39-year-old mom Rebecca Roberts and 43-year-old dad Rhys Weaver the baby they had tried for more than a year to conceive. Then, at three months into the pregnancy, Noah suddenly had company. An ultrasound taken at week 12 showed that Noah had an unexpected little sister — fraternal twin Rosalie, CNN reports. “I got pregnant whilst I was already pregnant, which was absolutely crazy … because that’s...

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Man finds slithery surprise in his salad bag

CANBERRA, Australia [AP] – When Alex White returned home from a trip to a Sydney supermarket, he quickly realized he wasn’t alone. As he unpacked plastic-wrapped lettuce he had bought, he thought he saw a huge worm wiggling around — until its tongue flickered. It was a snake, and a venomous one at that. “I kind of completely freaked out when I saw this little tongue come out of its mouth and start flicking around and realized it was a snake because worms don’t have tongues,” White said on Thursday. “I definitely kind of panicked a bit,” he added. It was a venomous pale-headed snake...

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Caught on camera: Cape Coral man roundhouse kicks car in road rage incident

CAPE CORAL, Fla.– A road rage incident was caught on camera at a busy Cape Coral intersection. A witness took a cell phone video at the intersection of Del Prado Boulevard and Hancock Bridge Parkway on Tuesday afternoon. The witness said two cars were racing each other on the street, swerving lanes and cutting one another off.  Once they stopped at a red light, a man is seen getting out of his car throwing jabs at the persons window appearing to tell them to get out. The man is seen round house kicking one of the cars back windows.  Master Corporal Phil Mullen with...

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