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  • The bacon doughnut (Dunkin' Donuts)Dunkin’ Donuts wants everyone to have the opportunity to experience its culinary creation. So the store has decided to begin selling its bacon, egg and doughnut sandwiches at all of its locations beginning June 7.

    The sandwich contains a fried egg and slices of smoked bacon stuffed between the halves of a sliced, glazed doughnut.

    “The glazed doughnut is light and fluffy and gives you just the right amount of sweetness,” says Dunkin’ Executive Chef Stan Frankenthaler. “Combined with the lightly salted, smoked bacon, the texture and flavors marry together in a wonderful way. It’s a delicious bite of the perfect harmonization of sweet and savory flavors.”

    And the timing is perfect, as June 7 is also the too-good-to-be-true holiday National Doughnut Day.

    As it turns out, Dunkin' is not the first operation to produce a doughnut-based sandwich. The Illinois minor league baseball team the Gateway Grizzlies has been selling a doughnut hamburger, using Krispy Kremes in place of traditional

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  • A kangaroo was on the loose in Florida. (Pasco County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)Florida deputy Gene Smith thought the calls about a kangaroo on the loose were part of a prank.

    But WTSP reports that the story was true: A five-foot-tall, 200-pound kangaroo was hopping around Pasco County on Sunday.

    Then the call came that it was now on U.S. 301. Smith—who noted that the calls were the strangest he's received during 17 years on the force—said, "Sure enough, there was a kangaroo in the middle of the road. It was a pretty big and extremely strong animal. It wasn't until I grabbed those legs that I realized just how strong they were. It doesn't look like that on TV."

    In fact, the kangaroo was so strong police couldn't catch it. Along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Pasco County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Unit, they tried a number of approaches to wrangle in the marsupial without seriously injuring it. But not even tranquilizers could slow the creature down.

    "We attempted to Taser the kangaroo," Smith said. "That had no effect."

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  • (KXTV)

    It sounds like a stoner's dream, but it's been a bit of a nightmare for a California man who recently got an unexpected FedEx delivery: 11 pounds of marijuana.

    George Burton, from Sacramento, Calif., said the FedEx Kinkos box—with his name and return address handwritten on it—was left on his porch Thursday.

    Burton and his dog sitter cut it open to find a layer of spray Styrofoam.

    "We break into it, I look and say, 'This isn't what I think it is,'" Burton told Sacramento's KXTV.

    Burton turned the pot over to police, who believe his address was picked at random. But Burton and his fiancee decided to temporarily leave their home out of fear the intended recipient may resort to violence after discovering the pot—worth about $24,000—is gone.

    A sign posted on his front door reads: "Kinkos/FedEx Box Given to Sac Police."

    "I'm really concerned someone is going to come looking for this," Burton said. "People have gotten hurt for a lot less than $24,000 worth of marijuana."

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