The British Have Poopy Cell Phones

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According to a new study from the University of London's School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary (yes), one in six mobile phones in a study spanning 400 phones and hands and 12 British cities had fecal matter on it. Possibly worse, one in six hands also had fecal matter on them -- specifically, E. coli, which, in the case of this study, was used as a marker for the presence of fecal matter.

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Prince William Wears Chinos: Things We Learned From A New Interview In The Daily Mail

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We here at Runnin' Scared have fastidiously documented our obsession with the royal family/wedding. So when we read that the Daily Mail had run an exclusive interview with Wills (an excerpt from an upcoming book on the queen), we just had to weigh in. In the Daily Mail piece -- which is accompanied by a series of photos that would make a great set of memes -- we hear more about the prince's daily life and his relationship with his grandma. See what we learned after the jump.

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Prince Harry Gets A Comic Book And Graphic Novel, We Go Slightly Insane

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Big news: Prince Harry is getting his own comic book and graphic novel come August. Both are called "The Royals: Prince Harry" and both feature creepy cover art. In one version Harry has brown hair and kind of looks like George W. Bush (anyone else see it?) while a framed picture of Diana in profile looms in the background. In the other an oddly shiny Harry wearing polo gear sits atop a white horse. Whatever! We're excited! And we don't even care that Harry ditched us this year, we just want to see how weird they can make his pretty ginger face look.

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5 Reasons to Get Excited About the Royal Wedding in Monaco

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You can call him Al.
OMGEEZE ANOTHER ROYAL WEDDING. Okay, so this one isn't quite as engrossing as the Kate and Wills hoopla in April, but there are reasons to get excited about the upcoming nuptials of Prince Albert II and South African former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock. There are two ceremonies, one civil today and another religious tomorrow. Double your pleasure, double your fun! Let's break this princely affair down.

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Royal Wedding Junk Is Up for Sale -- Get It Before the Rapture!

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The Royal Wedding happened way back in a world in which Osama Bin Laden was still alive. Remember, Prince William married commoner Kate Middleton, which made them the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge? The wedding was attended by crying children, both Beckhams, and even silly hats (more on that in a minute). We liveblogged it all for your reading pleasure at five in the morning. Now that the Rapture is coming (maybe), it's important to hold these loving memories close to our hearts. If we're going down, we want to go down holding stuff that reminds us of the greatest wedding in the history of mankind. Let's see what priceless Royal Wedding memorabilia is still lurking about the Web!

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Porn Producer Offers Pippa Middleton $5 Million To Star In Film

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Pippa Middleton has an opportunity to make a quick buck or two with relatively little effort! Porn producer Steven Hirsch, the head of Vivid Entertainment, is offering Kate's little sister $5 million to appear in just one scene in one of his movies. And if Pippa wants to bring along brother James, Hirsch is prepared to offer him $1 million to appear in a separate scene. Well, I just don't see where the downside is in this situation. More »

William and Kate Immortalized in L.E.S. Mural

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This excellent mural was spotted on the corner of Clinton and E. Houston by our very own Francesca Stabile. It really nails the essence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, don't you think?

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Did Men and Women Really Watch the Royal Wedding For Different Reasons?

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Contrary to popular belief, both women and men were into the (magical!) royal wedding. According to a study that looked at social media activity among 100 million people, women made up 57% of those planning events to watch the wedding on TV, not the 99% you chauvinist pigs probably assumed it would have been. But apparently women and men watched the wedding for totally different reasons. Can you guess what they are? Duh: Women watched for the "romance," men watched because of its importance as a historical event. More »

Death Toll From Tornados Rises to Over 340; Charlie Sheen Shilling E-Cigarettes

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  • The number of dead from the tornados that ravaged the South this week has climbed to 342, officials say. Wednesday's storms are the second deadliest tornado outbreak in U.S. history. Tuscaloosa, AL has experienced more devastation than any other area; at least 45 people have died in the Tuscaloosa area alone. A visiting President Obama told reporters, "I've got to say I've never seen devastation like this." [CNN]
  • Say hello to NicoSheen, Charlie Sheen's "winning e-cigarette." Just when we think he might be going away, he comes at us from a totally different angle. [TMZ]


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Armadillos Spreading Leprosy; Are Will and Kate Next?

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Researchers have discovered that Armadillos in the country's southern states carry the bacteria that cause leprosy. The Independent reports that "the nine-banded armadillo is one of the few indigenous mammals that harbour the bacteria that cause the often-disfiguring disease." This news breaking on the same day of the royal wedding has not gone unnoticed, and now a world that was enchanted by their nuptials just 12 hours ago fear for William and Kate's health and safety, lest they are besieged by a pack of leprotic armadillos.More »

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