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Over the weekend, a banjo jauntily strummed on the airwaves of Mansfield 103.2, a local radio station in England. As the singer of the tune broke out into a chorus about his love of masturbation, the calls flooded in. It was the eighth time the station's airwaves had been hijacked by someone who just loves "The Winker's Song". And no one knows who's responsible.

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Like the ocean it takes place on, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has had plenty of ups and downs. These metaphorical seas have been so rough, in fact, that some people don't even remember there was a fourth film in 2011, On Stranger Tides, even though it grossed a billion dollars worldwide. I'm happy to say the fifth film, Dead Men Tell No Tales, is probably the best film in the franchise since the very first movie... even though that's not a particularly high bar.

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The jolly good life of a pirate was not a jolly healthy one, what with the syphilis and scurvy and ship-raiding. Archeologists excavating Blackbeard's flagship off the coast of North Carolina have unveiled their latest findings: a cache of medical instruments that include this rather horrifying urethral syringe.

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With the spring TV season drawing to a close (MAD MEN SEASON FINALE YOU GUYS!!), TorrentFreak has done the wonderful service of rounding up a top 10 list of the most torrented shows out there this time around. Can you guess number one? (You can definitely guess number one.)