America's most dangerous jobs: 7. Farming and ranching
September 20th, 2012
03:45 PM ET
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Fatality rate per 100,000 workers: 25.3
Median wage: $70,010

Working on a farm or a ranch is labor-intensive and machines help lift much of that burden - but they are also the cause of many fatal accidents.

Ranch hands use all-terrain vehicles to reach distant fields and even to herd cattle. The use of ATVs has become so widespread that in states like Montana, they surpassed horses as the biggest source of injuries on ranches, according to Gene Surber, who teaches safety at large agricultural organizations such as the Montana Stockgrowers Association, a non-profit organization for cattle ranching families.
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September 20th, 2012
02:00 PM ET
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Bargain-seeking bidders score big at grocery auctions
September 20th, 2012
11:15 AM ET
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"Somebody give me a six dollar bill to start. A six in the hand."

Auctioneer Doug Allen rapidly runs off numbers into a microphone trying to find the highest bidder in the crowd. Over 100 people have shown up in this volunteer fire department's banquet hall in Severna, Maryland, where there are hundreds of items to be sold off.

Unlike auctions held by Christie's or Sotheby's, Allen is not auctioning off a Picasso or a Monet. The item up for bid is a cardboard box full of Rold Gold pretzel snack bags. Doug Allen and his wife Kathy are holding a grocery auction.
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September 20th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Avast, mateys! What, you say Talk Like A Pirate Day was yesterday? Well, you can still enjoy rum drinks, as today is National Rum Punch Day.

Continue drinking like a pirate, as notorious brigands such as Captain Avery and John Rackham have been depicted as fond of punch, Welsh pirate William Davis sold his wife for some punch, and Edward Low once forced a captive at gunpoint to share a bowl of punch.
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