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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Wed 6/18/14

CABLE BOXES USE AN ABSURD AMOUNT OF ENERGY - The machines many people use to experience their favorite programs are greedy energy-guzzlers. There are approximately 224 million of them in the United States and, combined, they consume approximately the same amount of electricity as would be produced by four nuclear reactors -- enormous ones, running around the clock. According the L.A. Times the boxes have become "the biggest single energy user in many homes, apart from air conditioning."

LORDE'S PARENTS ENGAGED AFTER 30 YEARS - After three decades and several children, including musical superstar Lorde, Vic O'Connor finally proposed to Sonja Yelich at Niagara Falls on Monday. Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor broke the news on Twitter. The 17-year-old singer wrote: "BEST DAY - went to niagara falls - my dad proposed to my mum after almost 30 years together." O'Connor, an engineer, and Yelich, a poet, have three other children together - Jerry, India and Angelo.

$1.8M WATERFRONT HOME MUST BE REMOVED - A developer who mistakenly built a $1.8 million waterfront house on park land has been ordered to remove it. The Rhode Island Supreme Court found that the home, built by developer Four Twenty Corp., was built entirely on land owned by the Rose Nulman Park Foundation, and therefore must be removed. The developer began building the home in 2009, but didn't discover the error until 2011. It argued it should not be penalized for an innocent surveying mistake. The court said the park's property rights outweighed that. It's not known whether the unoccupied house can be moved or will have to be torn down.

Kim Kardashian is creating her own video game called Hollywood.

Deadline.com claims Warner Brothers may reboot Scooby Doo

The Washington Post claims the FBI has complied an 83-page glossary of Internet slang terms and textspeak abbreviations

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will return to office on June 30th following his stint in rehab

The American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios is closing in January

Dallas-area 7-Eleven's are selling Doritos Loaded. The triangles are stuffed with hot cheese

A woman in Kentucky picked up her dog's water bowl to put out a small fire on Saturday.  But her three-year-old had accidentally filled it with GASOLINE.  So the small fire turned into a RAGING fire, which spread to their neighbor's house.  Luckily no one was hurt. 

A suicidal guy in China climbed out a fifth-story window on Monday, and sat on the windowsill because he was depressed.  But firefighters prevented him from jumping by BLASTING him with a WATER cannon . . . so his only choice was to climb back in.

A 22-year-old guy in Michigan tried to get some drugs and cell phones to his buddies in prison on Sunday . . . by stuffing them in a FOOTBALL and throwing it over the prison fence.  But he JUST didn't have the arm.  The football landed between two fences, the guards grabbed it, and he was arrested.

A 20-year-old topless model from England was on probation for assaulting two cops in 2012 . . . but recently missed a probation meeting.  And she explained to the judge that it was because she was in Belgium getting her breasts enlarged to a 32H.  The judge actually bought it and let her off with a warning.

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