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Florida Manager Terminates 13 Workers via Group Text

A Florida restaurant manager took communication to a new low when he fired 13 employees at once via text last week. "[W]e have decided to move on without you. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you and all of your hard work," the text stated, according to United Press International.

The servers from Lilly's on the Lake in Clermont, Florida were shocked when they got the text last Friday. They told reporters that they expected an individual discussion and an explanation of the terminations. But from a legal standpoint, management needed no reason to fire them.

Dog Swallows BBQ Skewer, Wins Hambone Award for Quirkiest Pet Injury

The Nationwide Hambone Award for most unusual American pet insurance claim went to a 5-year-old boxer who swallowed a barbeque skewer. Every year the award is given to a pet in the US who has survived a bizarre injury, Nationwide Insurance reported.

Contestants are chosen by the insurance company's employees every month, and once a year, the top twelve weirdest claims are voted on nationally. According to Nationwide, the awards began when the company noticed that pet insurance claims were unusually quirky. "These claims had bizarre tales that exemplified the inspiring strengths of our pets and the harrowing actions of our members and their trusted veterinarians," the company said in a statement.

Vegetarians Save $200 on Rent, per Landlord's Advertisement

Jinesh Varia is renting out a luxury three-bedroom townhouse with Jacuzzi, fireplace, and backyard. If you prefer veggie burgers and think meat is murder, he'll give you a deal.

A landlord in Bethel, Washington, Varia is offering a rental discount to vegans and vegetarians. He wants to encourage environmental activism and start a trend by knocking $200 off the rent for non-carnivores. But is that legal?

New 'Peeple' App to Allow Online Reviews of You

A new app will allow us to rate each other online. Peeple, set for release in November, is Yelp for, well, people.

The Peeple tag line is "Character is Destiny." The app seems destined to be the source of numerous libel lawsuits. Anyone who has your cell phone number can create a profile for you and rate you online. And to many of us, that is not at all fine.

Selfie Stick Deaths Reveal Dangers of Narcissism and Tech

Narcissus was killed when he gazed lovingly at his own reflection in a pool of water and drowned. Now technology has brought Greek mythology to life.

Twelve people died from selfie-stick-related deaths in 2015, and that is just known cases. Let's take a look at these sticks and the safety hazards they present.

Flying in the face of new Texas legislation allowing citizens to openly carry handguns in the state, Whataburger has said it won't allow the open carrying of firearms in any of its locations. Predictably, gun activists reacted with hysteria, promising to boycott the restaurant.

Not everyone was on the boycott bandwagon, however. For example, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America supported the move and has been successful in getting other restaurant chains to follow suit.

Let's drink some beers and fire some guns. Doesn't that sounds like a great idea?

Soon, Florida gun enthusiasts may be able to drink alcohol and shoot guns all in one place!

Can Your Yard Be Too Gay?

In a simmering battle in a Baltimore suburb, we may find out just how gay a yard can be.

Julie Baker received an anonymous letter warning that her yard was "becoming Relentlessly Gay." So she did what any normal American in 2015 would do: she started an online fundraising campaign and raised $26,000 to make her yard even more gay and more relentless.

Medical Pot for Pets? Nev. Legislator Wants to Legalize It

We thought the weirdest pet marijuana story was the "stoner dog" story from 2012. Veterinarians in Colorado said they were seeing increased cases of dogs high on marijuana after eating pot brownies their owners have left laying around.

Certainly some of those dogs needed marijuana for medical reasons, though, right? Dogs suffer from some of the same pains in old age that humans do. Why not ease their symptoms? That's what a Nevada state senator wants to do: Legalize medical pot for pets.

A powdered alcohol drink mix going by the name of Palcohol has been approved for sale in the United States, but at least one senator is trying to rain on the powdered booze parade.

So how close are you to getting your hands on a pouch of Powderita? Let's take a look at the law as it currently stands: