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On this day: January 11

POSTED: 2:39 PM Jan 10 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jan 11 2015

A U.S. marshal dies in the line of duty for the first time, a landmark report points to the hazards of smoking, the designated hitter comes into play, and Mark McGwire admits to steroid use, all on this day.

OTD January 11 - Ariel Sharon
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2014: Ariel Sharon, the 11th prime minister of Israel, dies eight years after suffering a stroke. Sharon had served as Israeli prime minister from March 7, 2001, until his stroke on Jan. 4, 2006, which left him in a permanent vegetative state. During his time in office, he had orchestrated Israel's unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip and was widely expected to push for clearing Israel out of most of the West Bank before his stroke.

Around The Watercooler

Honey bee

Man covers self in 240 pounds of bees

Some people are frightened by the prospect of a bee sting. Others enjoy wearing bees as clothes.

ducks

Town holds wake services for beloved duck

He quacked, ate gratuitously, was good with the hens and in general, lived life to the fullest.

Bacon in pan

Reports: Bacon assaults man over piece of sausage

A New Jersey man was arrested and accused of assault after fighting over a piece of sausage, USA Today and the Huffington Post reported.

Ladybugs

72k ladybugs released in senior prank

Was it funny or is it just bugging you?

Dictionary

'WTF' in the dictionary?! That's 'clickbait'

It's official: WTF is in the dictionary. It's short for an informal phrase that starts with "what the ..." and is "used especially to express or describe outraged surprise, recklessness, confusion, or bemusement."

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