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Steven Hoffer
Steven Hoffer is New York-based journalist who previously worked for and Relix Magazine.

Entries by Steven Hoffer

There Was A Brawl At The Wing Bowl And That's Not So Delicious

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 3:57 PM

A fight broke out in the stands at the 2016 Wing Bowl -- because chicken wings clearly bring out some very strong emotions.

The fan footage shows competitive eating spectators inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia as they brawl over who knows what. Perhaps there wasn't enough blue cheese dressing for everyone. 

Warning: The video above contains language that may be unsuitable for some audiences.

Down on the playing field, Molly Schuyler devoured 429 wings to take home her second Wing Bowl title in three years. Last year's champ, Patrick Bertoletti, chowed down a mere 408.

Most importantly, six competitive eaters were eliminated from the competition for vomiting, according to

Here's another clip of the fight. Can't we all just get along?

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Wife Crashes Own Funeral After Husband Tried To Have Her Killed

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2016 | 11:12 AM

Noela Rukundo remembers the feeling, like her "head was going to blow up."

She was visiting her native Burundi from her home in Australia, to mourn the death of her mother, when she was abducted and tied up...

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Courageous Sea Lion Visits Gift Shop, Doesn't Buy Anything

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 11:12 AM

An adventurous sea lion in California recently paid a visit to a local gift shop, taking a break from the ocean in favor of a little window shopping.

According to the gift shop's Facebook page:

A young sea lion climbed up all 145 steps from Sunny Jim Sea Cave and wandered into The Cave Store right at closing today! He wandered around the store for nearly 10 minutes, confused and scared before I got him out the back door, through the garden gate, and heading back to the ocean!

We can only assume that the sea lion's parents were like "You're not going to the gift shop." And the sea lion was like "Oh, yes I am."

The pictures are outstanding:

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Drone Captures Rare Glimpse Of Blue Whale Mother And Her Calf

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2016 | 8:57 AM

Anti-whaling activists have shared remarkable drone footage showing a blue whale mother swimming alongside her calf.

The MV Steve Irwin was searching for poachers in late January as part of "Operation Icefish 2015-16" when the ship happened upon the massive animals.

"The ship ... encountered the pair while on the search for illegal activity on the high seas," said a post on the ship's official Facebook page.

Crew members dispatched a drone and recorded the unbelievable sighting.

The blue whale is known to grow up to 100 feet long and weigh upwards of 200 tons, according to National Geographic.

"Spotting a blue whale from the deck of the Steve Irwin is a thrill, but being able to film the biggest animals on the planet from the air is truly awe-inspiring," Gavin Garrison, a drone pilot and crew member, said in the post.

The ship, named for the late "Crocodile Hunter" star Steve Irwin, has been featured on the Animal Planet show "Whale Wars."

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Family Of Missing Girl Just Wants To Know 'She's Safe'

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 8:32 AM

Authorities in Florida are searching for a 17-year-old girl last seen when she left home for the school bus.

Friends and family are searching for Kaylee Posey of Ocoee. Her mother, Katherine Evans, told ClickOrlando that it's possible her daughter ran away or ended up in a bad situation.

"Basically, we don't have hardly any leads. We are just looking for her," Evans said. 

"Somebody has to know something. If somebody knows something, I just want them to say, 'Yes, well, she's OK. She's safe. I know where she's at.'"

Posey was last seen on Jan. 25, according to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Ocoee Police Lt. Mike Bryant said Posey never showed up for school the day she disappeared.

We don’t think she’s in danger like in somebody taking her," Bryant told Fox 35. "Just because of her age and she’s out there on her own, there is the temptation. She’s vulnerable and we don’t want anyone taking advantage of a runaway that’s out there by herself."

Investigators say that, in addition to Florida, Posey could be in West Virginia or Georgia, where she has family.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Grogan with the Ocoee Police at (407) 554-7211.

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Bank Manager With Impressive Arm Strength Shuts Door On Would-Be Robber

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 12:55 PM

Here's a practical use for all those tug-of-war games you had a to play in gym class.


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A Giant Gas Cloud Is Coming Toward Us At 700,000 Miles Per Hour

(8) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 10:02 AM

An invisible cloud of gas is speeding toward our Milky Way galaxy at 700,000 miles per hour. But don't worry: It will take about 30 million years to get here.

It's a case of “what goes up must come down," according to Hubble Space Telescope...

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Anyone Can Lift A Car With A Little Help From Their Exoskeleton

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 8:57 AM

It's a common problem: You want to lift up a car, but the average human body isn't supposed...

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That Feeling When You're Trapped In A Box Of Whirling Money

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 3:28 PM

 There are few greater joys in life than that feeling when you frantically collect money from the inside...

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Why Did The Sheep Cross The Road? To Stop A Car Chase, Of Course

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 11:19 AM

Someone is in sheep trouble.

Police in New Zealand received an assist from a flock of sheep when...

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스티븐 호킹 "1천~1만년 안에 우리는 재앙을 맞닥뜨릴 것이다"

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 11:56 AM

과학과 기술의 발전이 인류가 "잘못될 수 있는 새로운 방법"을 만들고 있다고 영국의 저명한 천체물리학자 스티븐 호킹이 말했다.

캠브리지 대학의 교수 호킹은 핵 전쟁, 지구 온난화, 유전공학 바이러스와 같은 것들이 인류가 미래에 맞닥뜨릴 큰 위협이라고 지적했다.

"일 년간 지구에 재앙이 닥칠 위험은 꽤 낮을지도 모른다, 하지만 시간이 점차...

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20-Year-Old Lottery Winner Gunned Down In Georgia, Police Say

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 9:16 AM

A Georgia man who recently won nearly half-a-million dollars in the lottery was gunned down Thursday night in a home invasion robbery, police say.

Craigory Burch, Jr., 20, was found dead at a residence in Fitzgerald, WALB reports.

Burch won $434,272 playing...

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Hawking Warns We're Facing A Disaster In Next Thousand Or Ten Thousand Years

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 11:32 AM

The progress of science and technology is creating "new ways things can go wrong" for humanity, according to British...

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Woman Allegedly Stripped Naked, Punched Customer At Waffle House

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2016 | 10:06 AM

Two eggs, hashbrowns, toast, and one very naked customer.

A Georgia woman is accused of ditching her clothes and unleashing a rampage at a Waffle House diner in Kennesaw, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

“The accused stripped off all of her clothes off in front...

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Rare 'Frost Quakes' Are Another Reason To Plan A Beach Vacation This Winter

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 10:25 AM

Frigid temperatures in southern Wisconsin led to accounts of a rare "frost quake" late Tuesday, the Milwaukee...

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6 Last-Minute Powerball Numbers That You Should Totally Play

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2016 | 8:21 AM

Lately, statisticians and data bloggers are quick to point out that you will not win the lottery. I say, not with that attitude!

With the Powerball jackpot reaching record levels, you're going to need some numbers that you believe in. Numbers that summon the gambling spirits and say,...

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Who Robs A Monk Buying Lottery Tickets?

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2016 | 9:20 AM

Not the best way to give up your possessions.

A Philadelphia man is accused of robbing a Buddhist monk as he purchased lottery tickets from a gas station.

Security footage shows the 61-year-old victim -- dressed in orange robes -- at a lottery machine on Jan. 3 when he is ambushed by the suspect. Police said that the suspect grabbed about $350 in cash from the monk's hands.

The victim chases the suspect out of the Sunoco station in South Philly and into the parking lot. A struggle between the monk and suspect ensued, leaving the monk with a scratch on his leg.

The suspect escaped in a dark silver Ford Mustang with a PA tag of JHY-3783, according to CBS Philly.

The Philadelphia Daily News confirmed with authorities that the victim is indeed a monk.

Anyone with information pertaining to the incident or suspect is urged to call the Philadelphia Police tip-line at 215-686-8477.

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Man Planned To Kidnap Obama Family Dog, Claimed He Was Jesus, Police Say

(1) Comments | Posted January 8, 2016 | 12:16 PM

Nobody messes with Bo and Sunny.

A man who claimed to be Jesus and allegedly planned to kidnap one of the Obama family dogs was arrested in Washington, D.C., late Wednesday.

Police found Scott Stockert, of North Dakota, at a Hampton Inn near the Washington Convention...

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Stolen Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon May Meet A Tragic End

(1) Comments | Posted January 8, 2016 | 11:16 AM

Whiskey aficionados are facing a harsh reality after authorities recovered 28 stolen bottles of Pappy Van...

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Hopefully This Guy Feels Better Now That He's Gone Ballistic

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2016 | 1:51 PM

Sometimes, you have a bad #@&!%$ day.

CBS 8 in San Diego was

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