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Top 10 strangest phobias

I always find it interesting to learn the fears of others, things that make people cringe, shiver and shudder. Most of the time I can relate as mine are rather common: spiders, AKA arachnophobia, and dark, open water, AKA hydrophobia (sort of).

However, the list I’m about to surrender to you, Associated Content’s Top 10 Strangest Phobias, is something I can’t relate to in the least, let alone pronounce most of the names. Good luck.
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Tebow’s tough take down

The Gators lucked out in this latest edition of college football’s rank obliterating game day.  Anyone who has watched the Florida Gators take the field and play the last three years has seen plenty of big hits that the Gators have landed as well as received.  Tim Tebow, the football Jesus who walks on water, was no stranger to the pounding abuse of the game, dishing out much of the punishment himself as a quarterback who runs like a fullback.  But in a game where Tebow was sacked hard, a moment of pure fear struck the Gator Nation as Tim Tebow didn’t get up.

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The perfect mix: Live TV and idiots

The U.S. is full of wonderful things, ranging from food to liberties. However, if I would have to choose my current favorite things about the U.S., they would have to be First Amendment rights and live television coverage.

Those two things remind me of Oreos and milk. They’re great separately but even better when they’re together.
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Taxing the plastic, surgery that is

It seems the King of Plastic Surgery, ahem, the King of Pop, may have gotten away just in time. The Senate Finance Committee has discussed the possibility of a 10 percent excise tax on cosmetic surgery; essentially any procedure intended to “improve” your looks vs. improve your health.

Of course (why else?), the idea behind this is to bring in extra revenue, but would it?
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Trade in old clunkers, gas guzzlers for cheaper new car smell

Last month, Congress approved the “Car Allowance Rebate System,” also known as “CARS,” in an attempt to help push auto sales up, at the same time as rid the road of those old clunkers, gas guzzlers and otherwise inefficient vehicles. Taking advantage of this deal could mean $3,500 to $4,500 off the sticker price of a new — and overall better — car for you and your family.
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Trends we will regret

We’re all guilty of at least one.

Every decade, we’re facing with the joys and horrors of trends. Sure, they’re cool now, but in 20 years you’ll probably be laughing at how ridiculous you looked.

The 1970s welcomed paisley corduroy and pale yellow wallpaper. In the ’80s we had neon leg warmers and big hair. In the ’90s we regrettably listened to boy bands while playing POGs, and today we’re dealing with equally horrifying trends. Sure, they seem cool now, but you may come to regret them just as your 1987 high school yearbook picture or ‘NSYNC posters.

Here are 10 trends of the 2000s we’ll most regret:

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Twitter takes away from verbal socialization

Twitter has officially taken over.

I’m not really sure how or why but there is talk of Twitter, “twittering” or “tweets” everywhere. I have a Twitter account and I’m proud to say that it doesn’t consume my life…at least not yet.

Apparently because of this I’m behind the times. (And if YOU’re not on Twitter, then you’re seriously not with it.)

Its popularity increased earlier this year when all the celebs began to “tweet.” Even the old ones! I guess America was surprised to know that Barbara Walters could use a computer.

Twitter has become what all other social networking sites dream to be: phenomenally used worldwide and all over the news. Its verbs have quickly become more acceptable to use than ones like “Facebooking” or “MySpacing” and I wonder why. Social networking is the only way to go with friends, family and co-workers.

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The great baseball debacle: Steroids and the Hall of Fame

Whenever you see a huge mountain of muscle, or a guy that looks like he ate a bus, the first thought to cross most people’s minds is: “That dude is on Steroids.” With an exception to .01 percent of these people, you’d probably be correct. Most people that size have indeed taken a performance enhancing substance, whether it be basic like creatine, or more serious like andropen or Deca. Looking at professional sports, this is a topic that has been making appearances more and more often due to this past winter’s media frenzy.

When ESPN started running the A-Rod Marathon, the crap hit the fan, so to speak. His stalker paparazzi, Selena Roberts, broke a story on Rodriguez testing positive in 2003 for a steroidal substance. A-Rod then admitted it, which was both good and bad.  He “came clean” and many people respected him for basically coming out and saying what most of America had suspected for a long time; anyone in professional sports can be suspect of taking a PED (performance enhancing drug). 

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The who and what of Sonia Sotomayor

Hopefully at this point you have at least an idea of who Sonia Sotomayor is. She’s been in the news, well, obscenely because of her Supreme Court nomination on May 26. Then the press has found plenty of other things to critique her about. While the nation anxiously awaits the confirmation or rejection of the first female Hispanic Supreme Court Justice, the nation also anxiously analyzes her every move.

Sonia Sotomayor was born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents. Her father died when she was 8, leaving her mother to raise her. She graduated valedictorian in 1972 at Cardinal Spellman High School. She married Kevin Edward Noonan in 1976 and entered Yale Law School that same year. After graduating from Yale in 1979 with a J.D. she passed her bar exam the following year. Three years later, in 1983, Sotomayor and Noonan divorced. They had no children.

After being a lawyer for several years, Sotomayor was nominated on November 27, 1991 by President George H.W. Bush for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York after it was vacated by John M. Walker, Jr.

According to The White House’s Web site, “If confirmed for the Supreme Court, Judge Sotomayor would bring more federal judicial experience to the Supreme Court than any justice in 100 years, and more overall judicial experience than anyone confirmed for the Court in the past 70 years…”

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The dumb blonde and her origin

She’s attractive. She’s fun. She’s flirty. She’s…dumb?

The concept of the dumb blonde, a common stereotype placed on fair-haired women, continues to pervade society through today. Its origin, however, like many popular-cultural stereotypes, is clouded.

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