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March 28, 2014

What you missed recently at Daily Blast: We want to see spring!

We collect and add to the doofier parts of the Internet over at the Daily Blast. If you haven't visited in a while, here are some of the items you might have missed:

We want to see spring now!

-- Have you submitted a photo to our signs of spring photo contest? You can submit pics at, on our Facebook page or on Instragram or Twitter by using #dispring.

Shikellamy track and... Have you ever pole-vaulted?!

-- Only a handful of athletes per track team participate in the pole vault. Ever wonder what that's like? Trusting photographer Amanda August strapped a camera to a Shikellamy High School pole vaulter's head. Yep, it's as cool as it sounds.

SPRAGGING can save your life

-- Spragging, whether on a bike, sled or in a car, can save your life and the life of others.

Pumbaa, Ella, Baylor and Scout are fighting tooth and nail for your love

-- Vote for the SPCA Pet of the Week.

Guess Who

-- A tiny inch-and-a-half rock is one of her prized possessions. With a million dollars, she'd take a trip to Japan before upgrading her self-described "old kitchen." Can you Guess Who?

Odd News

-- A couple really needed their food stamps and other assistance so they could keep the yacht fueled.

-- It is illegal to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats or other domesticated animals in Zion, Illinios.

-- A Texas CPR instructor's first life-saving experience: A newborn puppy.

-- Urgently needed: Shaggy sheep for shear-lympics.

-- A sniffy, scratchy 911 call puzzles Minnesota emergency workers

-- A woman, born and abandoned in a Burger King, had a joyful reunion with her birth mom.

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    There he was, this 66-year-old grandfather of four, hanging 200 feet above the jungle canopy, under which may have been slithering boa constrictors, Burmese pythons or the odd tarantula. “If I fell down,” this resident of Montour County says, “I’m in there dealing with bugs and snakes and whatever.” His goal earlier this month was to hang on

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  • Guess Who! Week 28 ID'd!

    1, 2, 3 ... . This Lancaster County native’s job was to count every Allegheny Mountain dusky salamander he saw in every square yard of that expansive swamp off Interstate 79 in Crawford County.

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