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A 59-foot rubber duck is lost at sea, and a Gawker reporter ate a bunch of mozzarella sticks

There’s an Ernie and his rubber ducky joke in here somewhere.
  • Caity Weaver, a Gawker reporter, set out on a marathon mozzarella-stick-eating challenge to test the validity of TGI Friday’s $10 Endless Appetizers promotion. At the end of the day, she ordered seven plates, consuming 32 mozzarella sticks — only a little more than two an hour.
  • 59-foot rubber duck, which weighs a literal ton, vanished during a week of torrential rain and flooding in China.
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