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America's Most Wanted has captured more criminals than they have aired episodes!

Although the series was canceled in 2011, America’s Most Wanted ran for twenty-three years and became world famous.

Presented by John Walsh, the show profiles criminals and attempts to help law enforcement apprehend fugitives wanted for a variety of crimes ranging from murder, to rape, to kidnapping, to child molestation, to mafia actions, to robbers, to gang violence, and even terrorism!

Walsh himself became an anti-crime advocate after his son was murdered by Ottis Tool in 1981.

America’s Most Wanted isn’t just for show. Although the show ran for a long time, totaling at 1149 episodes, it has caught 1173 criminals! One of the most famous was the show’s aid in the discovery of Elizabeth Smart after her kidnapping in 2002!

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Japanese teens started having “potato parties” when McDonald’s lowered the price of fries!

You’re probably kicking yourself for not throwing yourself a classic potato party for your last birthday.

While it is a festivity most Americans would look at and say “huh?” We think it sounds like a splendid idea! So what is a potato party?

It’s pretty much exactly what you think! Last October, McDonald’s lowered the price of fries in Japan. Now an order of large fries isn’t so expensive and people have been taking advantage of it.

Kids are even holding potato parties, in which they order so many fries a post-meal heart attack has to be in the cards. Then they invite their friends and eat them.

Sound fun? Not as much fun as looking at the mandatory pictures uploaded after the party and comparing just how close you came to matching the greatest potato party!

The real question is: How long until schools everywhere abandon pizza parties and focus just on French fries? Think it will catch on? Tell us in the comments!


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Valve got a video game hacker caught by tricking him into thinking they had a job for him!

Half-Life 2 was developed by the company Valve back in 2003. It was mostly just a rumor until the network of the company was cracked and the game’s source code and multiple other files such as maps, models, and even a playable version were leaked.

The CEO of Valve, Gabe Newell, posted a public plea in the game’s forums for people to help him out if they know anything about the hacking. Amazingly, he got a response.

Newell received correspondence from a German black-hat hacker named Acel “Ago” Gembe. It turns out this was the hacker responsible for the leak, yet Newell didn’t scare him off with threats of police.

Instead, he convinced the hacker that there was actually a job waiting for him in America at Valve should he want it. Newell was so convincing, Gembe actually got on a plane!

Upon landing he was immediately arrested by the FBI. A startlingly stupid end for someone who had brilliantly hacked an entire network!