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GM Recalls Almost 500,000 Cars!!!

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Whoops, indeed.

General Motors is recalling nearly 474,000 2007-2010 Chevrolet Malibus, Pontiac G6s and Saturn Auras because of transmission problems that cause the cars to somehow to roll away without warning.

Woah!

GM says the reason is because

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World's First Genetically Modified Babies Born Eva!

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Wowza!

For the first time ever in the entire world - genetically modified humans were successfully created!

That shiz cray!

Apparently, thirty one hundred percent healthy babies were born after being experimented on.

Two of the babies' genes have been tested and are confirmed to have genes from three different parents - one father and two mothers.

Over the past three years at least fifteen of these babies have been born who have received these genetic experimentations.

They began as embryos in women who originally had trouble conceiving - extra genes were injected into these womens' eggs before they were fertilized in order for them to be conceived.

DNA tests confirm that two of the babies both have three inherent DNA traits from three different parents.

If any of these babies eventually have children they will also pass their genes to their offspring and so on and so forth.

The practice, which is the first of its kind in the history of the world, has caused extreme outrage and criticism among the majority of scientists in the world.

Geneticists do not want this method to eventually be used to create new races of humans with super natural strength or extremely high intelligence.

Obviously that would just be totally unfair.

Darwin could've never predicted this.

Who needs survival of the fittest when you got science like this??

Scientists also believe this kind of experiments may be the first step towards cloning humans which is just a bad science fiction movie waiting to happen.

Ha!

[Image via Warner Bros.]

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Super Bowl To Cut Ad Rates??

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Super Bowl Ad Rate Cuts

Wow!

The one constant out there is that Super Bowl ad space costs an arm and a leg… so could it be true that the networks are considering cutting ad rates??

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Two More Companies Pull Their Ads From Skins!!!

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The list is getting bigger and bigger!

First it was Taco Bell and GM. And now, Wrigley and H&R Block are the latest companies to pull their ads from MTV's racy teen drama, Skins.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Wrigley said:

"Wrigley has decided to suspend any advertising during MTV's Skins as it was never our intent to endorse content that could offend consumers. Any ads that previously aired during the show were part of a broader advertising plan with the network."

Meanwhile H&R Block says that their ads were never supposed to run during the show, adding:

"H&R Block is not an advertiser of the show. One ad ran by mistake as part of a rotation. Once we learned this, we immediately took steps to ensure it didn't happen again. This program is not brand right and H&R Block did not select it to be part of our rotation."

Ouch!

The Parents Television Council has called the show "the most dangerous television show for children that we have ever seen" and has urged advertisers to pull their ads.

MTV responded to all the criticism, saying:

"We review all of our shows and work with all of our producers on an ongoing basis to ensure our shows comply with laws and community standards. We are confident that the episodes of Skins will not only comply with all applicable legal requirements, but also with our responsibilities to our viewers.

We also have taken numerous steps to alert viewers to the strong subject matter so that they can choose for themselves whether it is appropriate."

All this controversy is just creating more buzz for the show! The show may have limited advertisers, but it's sure to have higher ratings now.

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