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Published: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Looney tunes

Beep, beep, honk, honk: A large contingent of Canada geese has been hanging out at Deception Pass State Park on Whidbey Island, leaving behind what geese will leave behind. State parks officials are now attempting to chase the geese off using several methods, including dogs and cutouts of coyotes.

Why just cutouts of coyotes? We know of a particular coyote who has a standing account with Acme Anvils, Cannon Balls and Giant Magnets who has years of experience in chasing birds.

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Brought to you by the number 1 billion: "Sesame Street," the PBS children's program, is a mainstay on television, but it also reaches its fans by way of YouTube. Clips of "Sesame Street" and its Muppets and moppets will soon pass 1 billion views on the video-sharing website. It will celebrate with a special video when it reaches the mark normally reserved for pop stars, such as Justin Bieber.

Hmm. All this time and we thought Justin Bieber was a Muppet.

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The sky is falling! The sky is falling! While astronomers were focused on a large asteroid passing within 17,000 miles of Earth on Friday, the heavens rattled nerves with a smaller but much louder meteorite that streaked across the Russian sky before exploding in the atmosphere and causing shockwaves that injured more than 1,000 people.

Having failed to train the meteorite on a flock of geese with giant magnets, Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius, went back to his Acme Drawing Board, Pat. Pend., and pondered.

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