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Actress Ashley Benson Kicks Off #AweSummer ::: 49-cent Slurpees all Memorial Day Weekend Nationwide

Actress Ashley Benson Kicks Off #AweSummer ::: 49-cent Slurpees all Memorial Day Weekend Nationwide

Actress Ashley Benson of hit TV show “Pretty Little Liars” and box office hit “Spring Breakers,” appeared at a Los Angeles 7-Eleven store to take the ceremonial first Slurpee sip of summer. 7-Eleven is kicking off the Slurpee season as the country heats up for summer this Memorial Day weekend. The convenience retailer is making summer #Awesummer with Summer Slurpee Days – a 49-cent medium-size Slurpee drink offer Friday through Monday, May 24-27, at participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide. 

Dulles CBP Intercepts Suitcase Surprise

Dulles CBP Intercepts Suitcase Surprise

From U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

STERLING, Va. – Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at Washington-Dulles International Airport were in for a bit of a surprise Dec. 3, when a passenger from Ghana opened his suitcase. Staring back at them was a plethora of animal products including a hedgehog, elephant tails, chameleons, genet skins, seed pods, bloody sheets and a lot of soil.

“This is by far one of the strangest suitcases we’re ever opened. The passenger told us that the items were to be used for spiritual purposes. From what we were able to learn, the items seem consistent with that explanation,” said Christopher Hess, CBP Port Director for the Port of Washington (DC). 

“Regardless of its intended purpose, each item posed potentially severe animal and plant disease threats to American agriculture,” Hess said. “Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists were required to destroy them.”

What to do with Halloween Candy?

Do you dread the pillowcases full of candy that will be coming home with your munchkin on Halloween? Instead of having them chalked up on a sugar high for the next 11 months, persuade them to watch some really cool experiments! This site has some really cool ideas of experiments you can do with Halloween candy that are sure to delight your little ones. Whether it's watching a warhead dissolve into bubbles or seeing an "S" from the word Skittles float to the top of the water, you must try a few of these!

Check out the website HERE.

Snails on a Plane at Dulles International Airport

This past Labor Day weekend, a traveler coming in from Ghana attempted to bring over a dozen Giant African Land Snails into the states. U.S. Customs agents see a vast array of unusual items coming through Dulles International Airport, but snails are up there on the list of out of the ordinary items. These snails could also have been devastating to American crops; these particular snails are one of the most invasive species and can cause a great deal of damage to crops.

These are not your average snails! Each Giant African Snail is about the size of a young child's balled-up fist, reproduces rapidly, and can grow to nearly 8 inches long and 4 inches wide. Customs had to dispose of the snails because they are illegal in the United States. The traveler was not fined because he declared the slimy creatures.