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Spirit Crowns Gilda’s LaughFest Community Kickoff, Even If World Record Doesn’t [Videos]

A paper crown-capped world record was part of the agenda at the Gilda's LaughFest Community Kickoff.

While the world mark set last July didn't tumble, the throngs at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids more than made up for it in spirit, energy, effusiveness and antics Thursday night.

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Gilda’s LaughFest’s Community Kickoff Moved to Fountain Street Church

Gilda’s LaughFest is relocating its LaughFest Community Kickoff for the 10-day festival on Thursday night to Fountain Street Church because of weather concerns, festival officials announced.

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The Mystery of The Dress Is Solved

There seems to finally be an answer to the question that has everyone going nuts: "Is the dress blue and black or white and gold?"

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Category: Humor, Weird News
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Two Llamas On the Run In Arizona Made Everyone’s Day [Video]

It seems like it doesn't take much to capture the nation's attention anymore.

Two llamas escaped their owner Thursday afternoon in Glendale, Ariz., and the Arizona pair instantly became internet phenomenons, The Arizona Republic and KPNX-TV 12 News reported.

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Disney On Ice’s ‘Passport to Adventure’ Skates into Grand Rapids [Video]

Mickey and Minnie Mouse and their Disney pals are coming to town when Disney on Ice’s Passport to Adventure skates into Van Andel Arena from Thursday through Sunday.

Tickets are still available, ranging from $12 to $58, with special deals for children.

Show times are 7 p.m. EST Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Tired of Snow Blowing Your Driveway? Try the Toilet Plow [video]

With the amount of snow that has fallen, you need to find ways to keep your spirits up. That's certainly what this guy is doing.

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LaughFest, MI Blood & Blue Care Network Team up for Blood Drive

It's often said that laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the third year in a row, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (GCGR) and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during LaughFest. The drives will be held on Feb.24, March 2, 3, 4 and 9, 2015.

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LaughFest Central Now Open in Grand Rapids Art Museum

Gilda's LaughFest 2015 kicks off in just a few weeks, organizers opened the doors to LaughFest Central on Monday.

Laughfest Central serves as the hub for the 10-day festival of laughter.

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New Holland Brewing Co. Pours It On for Dessert Wars [Audio]

New Holland Brewing Co. is pouring it on for Dessert Wars.

The Holland-based craft brewer, distiller and restaurant is pouring up a sweet alcohol-infused mix for Dessert Wars 2015 on Thursday night at the Amway Grand's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

Fred Bueltmann, New Holland Brewing's beervangelist and vice president of brand and lifestyle and a co-owner, tipped back on some desserty gin and beer topics Thursday morning with Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis."

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LaughFest Central Open Doors Monday at Grand Rapids Art Museum

LaughFest Central will open its doors Monday, Feb. 16, at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) GOSite space, located at 101 Monroe Center. The festival headquarters will serve as a focal point for LaughFest information, as well as a location where tickets and merchandise can be purchased. Prior to the festival, LaughFest Central will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. During the festival, from March 5 to 15, hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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Sisters Create Deodorant to Help Pregnant Women Stink Less [Video]

Necessity is the mother of invention.

And in this case, the necessity was for this woman to stop stinking so badly.

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Great Harvest Bread Co. ‘Rolling in the Dough’ for Dessert Wars [Audio]

Great Harvest Bread Co. is, to quote co-owner Chad Smith, "rolling in the dough" headed into Dessert Wars.

Chad and Kristy Smith, who operate Great Harvest Bread Co. Grand Rapids, stopped by Channel 95.7's "Connie and Curtis" to share the scoops this morning. The visit came ahead of Dessert Wars, which is Thursday night at Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

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