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Most Americans Couldn’t Afford An Emergency $500 Expense

Injured Piggy Bank WIth Crutches

Americans have a saving problem when it comes to money, and it’s putting them at risk for financial disaster. Image Source: Flickr

If you unexpectedly received an emergency $500 bill that you had to pay–medical operation, home repair, etc.–would you be able to pay it? A recent Bankrate.com survey found that approximately 63 percent of Americans say that they wouldn’t, in fact, be able to deal with an unexpected expense in the $500-1,000 range. And some of us are feeling that pressure more acutely than others.

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Video Of The Day: The Sad Outcome Of America’s War On Poverty, 52 Years Later

Americans love to declare war on abstract ideas. The War on Christmas, the War on Drugs and, declared on Jan. 8, 1964, the War on Poverty. Much like these other “wars,” President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty was, by and large, a failure.

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25 Strange Elvis Facts: Sex, Drugs, And Rock And Roll–And Nicolas Cage

On January 8, 1935, Elvis Aaron Presley was born–just minutes after his identical twin. And that’s just the first of many seldom-heard, very strange Elvis facts. From dating a 14-year-old to impersonating cops to earning the karate nickname of “Mr. Tiger,” this is the tale of the king of rock and roll’s weird side. See what we mean with these 25 things you probably never knew about The Pelvis:

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Fun With Elvis

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Elvis Jokes

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Police Lights Elvis

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Strange Elvis Facts Twin

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Heartbreak Hotel

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Fish Plate Elvis

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Elvis Peanut Butter Sandwich

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Elvis Sandwich Ingredients

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Elvis Sandwich

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Karate Elvis

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Elvis The Pelvis

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Elvis Animals

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Elvis Army

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Elvis Hair

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Elvis Priscilla

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Strange Elvis Facts Poster

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Elvis Impersonators

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Barry White Elvis

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Presley Cash

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Dr Feelgood Elvis

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Elvis Grave

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Jesus Book Elvis

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Elvis Chains

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Lisa Cage Elvis

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What We Loved This Week, Jan. 3 – 9

107 million spiders found in huge Baltimore web, gorgeous tropical Instagram photos, China’s panda researchers in panda suits to comfort cubs, up-close snowflake photos from the 1800s, TIME’s best animal photos of the year.

A Man Rides A Horse With A Child Through The Flames During The "Luminarias" Annual Religious Celebration In San Bartolome De Los Pinares

A man and child ride a horse through flames during the “Luminarias” annual religious celebration in San Bartolome de los Pinares, Spain. Image Source: TIME

TIME’s Most Astounding Animal Photos Of The Past Year

Baby Undulate Rays

Two endangered 10cm baby undulate rays which were born last month at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium. Image Source: TIME

Whether they’re small remarkably tiny or remarkably huge, compellingly cuddly or compellingly dangerous, markedly domesticated or markedly exotic, we’re inexhaustibly enthralled by animals. And from baby hippos to baby pandas to some creatures that are far more dangerous, TIME has collected the 50 most astounding, singular animal photos of the past year. See the full gallery here.

Hippo Tossing Baby Hippo

An sub-adult hippo tosses a small calf into the air as the distressed mother watches, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa. Image Source: TIME

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