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Miracle Whip trends on Twitter, causing great debate on the condiment

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Technically speaking, Miracle Whip is famous.
It’s not uncommon for random words and phrases to appear on Twitter’s trending list, as social media users will debate just about anything. Sometimes, however, a trending topic will be categorized in a way that confuses users and ends up making the topic trend more when everyone starts asking what is going on.
For example, Twitter users noticed on Tuesday that “Miracle Whip” was trending under “entertainment” instead of “food.” This seemingly left Twitter users confused, as the topic appeared to be trending due to people debating whether Miracle Whip was better than mayonnaise in tuna salad.
One user posted a screenshot of their trending list, featuring Mircale Whip, and commented, “Things I never thought I'd see: Miracle whip as ‘entertainment.’
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The topic seemingly originated when actress Yvette Nicole Brown posted about putting Miracle Whip on tuna salad, sparking a debate about the merits of the topping. Since Brown is a well-known, that might explain why Twitter labeled the topic as “entertainment.”
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Users continued to debate the condiment, with one person posting, “Miracle Whip is disgusting and will never be mayonnaise. That's it. That's the tweet.”
Another commenter, however, came to Miracle Whip’s defense, writing, “People be on the Internet trashing Miracle Whip while they have a couple jars of the stuff sitting in their kitchen.”
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A third group also emerged – people who apparently didn’t realize what Miracle Whip was.
Or, as one user put it, “I don't understand the difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip, and at this point I'm too embarrassed to ask.”

5 funky features on the Rivian R1T electric pickup

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The first electric pickup has arrived.
The Rivian R1T is now in production, and you can read all about it from Fox News Car Reviews by clicking here, but here's a look at some of the battery-powered truck's most unusual features:
Frunk

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Like many electric cars, the R1T has a front trunk where an engine usually goes. It's 11 cubic feet big and covered by a power hood.
Gear Tunnel

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Rivian made use of the dead space between the cabin and the bed to create a cargo area that runs through the center of the vehicle and has doors on both ends that are strong enough to stand on to reach the roof.
Gear Shuttle

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The Gear Tunnel can be equipped with a sliding tray to make loading it easier.
Camp Kitchen

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Or, you can fill it with a $5,000 kitchen that has a 1,440 watt electric induction stovetop that runs off of the vehicle's battery.
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Flat bottom

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Since there isn't a driveshaft, the bottom of the R1T is perfectly flat and covered in a giant bash plate that you may never need because the truck's air suspension system can lift it so high that there's over 14 inches of ground clearance underneath it.

How to make copycat KFC popcorn chicken in the air fryer

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In the mood for copycat KFC popcorn chicken? This air fryer rendition from RecipeThis.com hits the spot.
“If there is a food that is easy and perfect for game day, then it is air fryer popcorn chicken,” says Samantha Milner of RecipeThis.com. “The trick to it is using up leftover chicken burger patties and rolling them into balls. It saves on time, and you can then create perfect popcorn chicken balls.”
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See the recipe below.

KFC popcorn chicken recipe
(Samantha Milner, RecipeThis.com)
Air Fryer KFC Popcorn Chicken by Samantha Milner of RecipeThis.com
Makes 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes

KFC popcorn chicken recipe
(Samantha Milner, RecipeThis.com)
Ingredients:
2 Tbsp KFC Spice Blend or spice blend of choice
400 grams (14.11 oz) of ground chicken
150 grams or 5.29 oz plain flour
4 large eggs
150 grams or 5.29 oz breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp chicken seasoning of choice
Salt and pepper, to taste
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KFC popcorn chicken recipe
(Samantha Milner, RecipeThis.com)
Instructions:
1. Form your minced chicken into small meatball shapes. Or use raw chicken burgers and cut into quarters and then make into meatball shapes.
2. Crack eggs into a bowl and mix with a fork. Place flour in a bowl and season well with chicken seasoning, salt, and pepper. Place breadcrumbs into a bowl and mix with your KFC rub.
3. Load chicken balls into the flour mixture, then into the egg, and then into the breadcrumbs bowl. Make sure each piece of chicken is well coated from each bowl.
4. Place the popcorn chicken into the air fryer basket on a single layer.
5. Cook for 8 minutes at 360 °F, Then turn and cook for a further 4 minutes at the same temperature.
6. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

GM’s BrightDrop electric van company starts production

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General Motors new electric commercial delivery division BrightDrop has built its first production truck less than two years after its formation.

The BrightDrop EV600 has a range of 250 miles per charge.
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The 20-month development period is the quickest in GM's history for a new vehicle, and the EV600 is the first of many that FedEx Express plans to have on the road before the holiday season kicks in.
The van uses the same Ultium electric vehicle platform that will underpin all of GM's future battery-powered models, including the Hummer EV that goes on sale later this year.
The EV600 has a payload rating of 2,200 pounds and a maximum range of 250 miles per charge, or roughly double what the upcoming Ford Transit Electric promises.
Pricing hasn't been announced, but BrightDrop claims the vehicle can save operators up to $7,000 annually compared to a similarly sized diesel-powered van.
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The BrightDrop EV4 has 400 cubic feet of cargo space.
(BrightDrop EV410)
BrightDrop has also unveiled a smaller model called the EV410 that's less than 20 feet long and will first be used by Verizon.

‘Goodbye kisses’ jar offers one last treat for dogs before euthanasia: ‘It just broke my heart’

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A veterinary clinic in Alabama is going viral after it shared with its Facebook followers the sweet way in which it bids farewell to furry patients.
Jennifer Williams, manager of Smiths Station Animal Hospital, told Fox News that technician Casey Hinkley brought the idea to the facility after seeing a similar jar online. Tracy Gee made the jar and Dr. Nicole Namie came up with the quote, which was shared on the hospital’s Facebook page Sept. 20.
“This jar is reserved for our euthanasia appointments…because no dog should go to Heaven without tasting chocolate,” the post read.

Smiths Station Animal Hospital in Smiths Station, Alabama, shared an image of its goodbye kisses jar onto Facebook, where thousands commented from around the globe.
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“I think it was a good idea because it was designated jar and seeing the ‘goodbye kisses,’ it just broke my heart,” Williams told Fox News.
Williams said the hospital would give animals a bite of a sandwich or another treat before being euthanized.
The image of the jar quickly garnered 125,000 shares on Facebook and 13,000 comments from pet owners sharing their own stories of loss.
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“We had to say goodbye to our boy on 8/30,” one user wrote. “He had intestinal cancer..10 years old. Hardest thing ever, putting him to rest…”
Others shared the final treat they gave their pets.
“Our little PeeWee got a frosty on the way to his appointment on July 2nd. Our poor old mans heart stopped responding to meds,” one woman wrote.
“My baby ate chocolate ice cream with banana and whipped cream on her last night. Banana was her favorite thing, she couldn't go without it,” said another.
Williams said she and her colleagues were stunned by the outpouring as a result of the picture.
“It was just so sweet that this one little jar filled with Hershey’s kisses brought people together from all over the world,” Williams said.
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“They are complete strangers…but we have that one commonality – that people really do love their pets and they understand what it's like to lose a family member,” she added.
Since the post touched so many, Williams said Smiths Station Animal Hospital has received bags of kisses from strangers offering to help fill the next jars.
Other vet workers have shared that they’ll now create jars at their facilities, Williams said.

Test Drive: The 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup is a game-changing truck

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Pop car quiz: What do Ford, General Motors, Ram and Tesla have in common? Aside from building things with four wheels, of course.
Answer: None of them will go down in history as the American brand that put the first mass-market electric pickup into production.

(Rivian)
That distinction will now and forever belong to startup automaker Rivian, which has begun manufacturing the R1T pickup at its factory in Normal, Ill., and shipping them to customers less than three years after revealing the first prototype.
It’s a remarkable feat. Launching a new car company is hard, doubly so in the middle of a pandemic that’s been making semiconductor chips hard to come by and slowing supply chains across various industries.

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The truck is pretty remarkable, too. I call it a “truck” with confidence in the face of sticklers because the midsize R1T features a body attached to a frame in the traditional sense of the word, even if it’s far from traditional.

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In this case, the frame houses a 135-kilowatt-hour battery pack that’s good for 314 miles of range; four electric motors with a combined output of more than 800 horsepower that let the R1T accelerate to 60 mph in three seconds and tow 11,000 pounds; and a fully independent air suspension that can raise or lower it to provide from eight to 14 inches of ground clearance, give or take.
The first R1Ts off the line are the limited Launch Edition trim, which was priced at $73,000, but is already sold out. Latecomers to the party can order the similarly outfitted and priced Adventure or the entry-level Explore that starts at $67,500, with earliest deliveries scheduled for January. All qualify the full federal tax credit of $7,500, which knocks the base price down to $60,000. Models with a larger Max Pack battery expected to be rated at over 400 miles per charge will be available next year for an extra $10,000. Sales of the vehicle are direct from Rivian, which plans to have just a small number of showrooms and a nationwide network mobile service technicians that can come to your house to handle most repairs.

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The R1T is roughly the same size as a Jeep Gladiator, so it’s large for a midsize pickup and has a roomier cabin than a Ford Ranger or Toyota Tacoma that’s impeccably dressed more along the line of a Land Rover. The interior of the Launch Edition is trimmed with reclaimed wood inserts, top shelf vegan leather and houses a digital instrument cluster and large touchscreen display that controls just about everything.

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The skateboard-style layout of the R1T’s platform leaves room for a front trunk or “frunk” under its power-opening hood as well as compartment under the bed that’s large enough for a full-size spare tire, and the Launch Edition’s all-terrains are a very large 34-inches tall.

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The bed itself is a compact 4.5 feet long, but the tailgate has a gooseneck hinge that extends the composite floor to 6.9 feet when it’s down and it’s wide enough between the wheel wells to accommodate the benchmark 4×8 sheet of plywood. A built-in roll-top cover is included on the Explore and powered on Adventure and Launch Edition models, but the R1T’s most unique storage feature is found further below.

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It’s called the Gear Tunnel and runs straight through the middle of the truck between the cabin and the bed. It has 11.9 cubic feet of storage space and its fold-down doors are strong enough to stand or sit on. There’s a power outlet and lights inside and it can be ordered with either an optional $1,500 sliding rack to make it easier to load and unload things, or a pull-out $5,000 electric camp kitchen with a sink and an induction stove that runs off of the battery, plus custom cookware and a dining service. Both can be rolled into the R1T’s financing and Rivian said that orders for the kitchen are far outweighing expected demand.

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Among other clever touches that leverage R1Ts electric power are a set of four 110-volt outlets, a built-in air compressor, a removable and rechargeable speaker that stores in the center console between the front seats and a flashlight that pops out of the driver’s side door jamb that brings the total number of Samsung-supplied battery cells in the R1T to a neat 7,777.
Rivian chose the mountains outside Breckenridge, Colo., to show off the R1Ts on-road and off-road abilities, not to mention one big advantage electric vehicles have over their internal combustion engine counterparts. Since they don’t need oxygen, there’s no power loss at altitude. That’s more than I can say about the rental car I drove in to get there, which was working as hard as I was to cope with the thin air.
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The R1T pulls away with all of the stren..

4-year-old runs into the arms of Michael Myers in video gone viral

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A little girl’s reaction to Michael Myers making an appearance at her fourth birthday party is bringing millions into the Halloween spirit.
The moment was recently caught on video as Aria Alvarado was surprised by the fictional slasher film character who crept from behind a bush in his familiar mask and classic blue jumpsuit.
Mom Rose Alvarado posted the footage onto Twitter and TikTok showing Aria’s excitement as Myers greets her. Alvarado told Fox News that her daughter is a huge fan of all-things Halloween, as well as the Michael Myers character.

4-year-old runs to Michael Myers at her birthday party
(Rose Alvarado)
“Over time, I’d buy her little trinkets that had [featured] Michael Myers,” Alvarado said. “It’s not like she watches the movies religiously…I guess she just liked him as a character. It’s pretty innocent. She doesn’t mean any harm by it.”
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Alvarado said she hosted a costume party for Aria’s birthday this year, so her husband Daniel decided to dress as Myers.
“He said, ‘I’m going to surprise her and come around the corner and see if she notices,” Alvarado said, adding that she played the theme song from the movie “Halloween,” in which Myers appears.

4-year-old runs to Michael Myers at her birthday party
(Rose Alvarado)
Aria went viral on social media as she ran towards the frightening Myers, and not away from him, with many praising the child for her bravery in the comments section.
Other users criticized Alvarado’s parenting for exposing Aria to horror movie characters.
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♬ Halloween Theme – John Carpenter & Cody Carpenter & Daniel Davies “She’s trending for being herself,” Alvarado defended. “Even us, we weren’t expecting that reaction from her.”
Alvarado said Aria also takes a liking to Sam from “Trick 'r Treat,” and the characters from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Aria Alvarado is seen in front of the character Michael Myers' house from the movie, “Halloween.”
(Rose Alvarado)
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Tributes made for TikToker Gabe Salazar amid reports of death in car crash

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Social media is in mourning TikTok influencer Gabriel Salazar, who reportedly died over the weekend at age 19.
According to friends and family, Salazar died Sunday in a car crash in San Antonio, Texas — although his death has yet to be confirmed, the Sun reported.
The social media sensation — who went by @gabenotbabe on TikTok — was known for posting short humorous lip-sync vids to his page, which has a staggering 1.4 million followers.
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“I don’t know what’s real and not real anymore but unfortunately gabe past away on a car crash September 26 we couldn’t believe it the moment we found out [sic],” wrote friend Chris Vazquez on a GoFundMe page dedicated to the TikTok star.
The bereaved buddy added, “Dont really want to get into details because it’s so hard for us to even talk about the pain he went through. Never expected this happen but now you’re watching over us.”
As of Monday afternoon, the fund-raiser had netted nearly $18,000, which will go toward Salazar’s funeral expenses as they’re “too much for his family to afford,” per the page.
San Antonio Police Department, however, told The Post that “no one by that name” was involved in an accident recently.
We “found no one by that name involved in any crashes from this weekend,” PIO Jennifer Saucedo Rodriguez told The Post.
Friends and fans alike were torn up over his loss.
“Rest easy brother,” good pal and frequent TikTok collaborator Ricky Flores wrote on his Instagram page along with a pic of the two during better times. “Words can’t even explain how I feel right now. Man I would do anything to get you back right now bro.”
Flores also posted a black-and-white pic of Salazar with digitally imposed angel wings. “Gabe: in loving memory,” read the caption.
“Rip Gabe :/,” wrote fellow Tokfluencer Desiree Montoya under Salazar’s purported final video, which was posted Friday.
Another heartbroken fan wrote: “You were literally one of the first guys I saw and followed when I started on TikTok, rest in peace Gabe. I will love you all my life.”
“Please tell me this isn’t real,” said another.
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Vazquez described Salazar as someone who “loved his family and was always horsing around with [his] sister and little brother.”
“He was always there with a big hug and smile, and his family will never forget those warm moments,” the devastated friend wrote. “He was so funny with a quiet sense of humor and sarcasm. I cannot believe that I am sitting here writing this.”
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Dog earns Guinness World Record for longest ears

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This dog can definitely hear it when people say he’s a good boy.
Sometimes, all it takes to set a Guinness World Record is to have a unique feature. For example, a dog named Lou recently earned his spot in the record book for having the longest ears on a living dog.

Lou’s ears are 13.38 inches long.
(Guinness World Records)
Lou’s owner, Paige, told Guinness that she’s always known his ears were longer than average. According to a press release from the record-keeping organization, Paige only decided to measure them during the pandemic.
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“Lou is a black and tan coonhound, and all of them should have ears that extend at least to the tip of their nose,” Paige, a veterinary technician, explained. “All black and tan coonhounds have beautiful long ears, some are just longer than others. Their long ears drag on the ground and stir up scents when they are tracking out in the field. It makes them great at following long, very old or 'cold' tracks that other breeds of dog may not pick up on.”
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Lou’s ears measure out to 13.38 inches.
Paige said that while Lou’s ears are extraordinarily long, they don’t require much more cleaning than those of a normal dog. During the winter, however, she does wrap them in an ear-warmer to keep them from dragging in the snow.
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“People always have questions about the breed. Coonhounds are not very common in this region so I get the opportunity to educate a lot of people on the breed,” Paige said. “Of course everyone wants to touch the ears, they’re very easy to fall in love with with just one sighting.”

Restaurant bans all minors after string of bad incidents involving drugs and destruction

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Sorry kids, this restaurant isn’t for you.
A restaurant in California has decided to ban any minors from its premises unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. This news came after a string of incidents occurred at the business that included objects being thrown at the wait staff, drugs being consumed on the premises and destruction of property.
The Red Rooster Burgers and Brew in Garden Valley, California, announced the ban on its Facebook page. Apparently, the business had been dealing with issues from underage customers for two years before implementing the ban.
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The restaurant wrote, “For the last 2 years we have spoken to kiddos and voiced our concerns numerous times! Then, we implemented rules so they could still feel like they had a place to go, feel safe, and hang with their friends. It's very clear to us that the bad behavior is not going to end. If you have a kiddo that needs a safe place to be after school please reach out to us. It is not our intent to exile the youth in our community but to protect our property. Some of their actions are unlawful and we won't allow it.”
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According to the post, the incidents included underage patrons throwing coins, French fries and candy across the dining room (and sometimes at workers), marijuana being smoked in the bathroom and other inappropriate behavior occurring in the bathroom.
The post states that other customers have been driven away due to the misbehavior of the kids.
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“We also have issues with youth roaming the streets at night vandalizing the neighborhood,” the post continues. “Recently a neighbor's Halloween display was vandalized. We found pieces of it in our parking lot. It's unfortunate but we will have to install security cameras to catch these vandals. We live in such a quaint beautiful town. I wish it didn't have to be this way.”