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Wednesday morning online trends 9/25

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Here's a look at Wednesday's top trending headlines.

What came ashore on an Alabama beach was enough to get police involved.

Officers say beachgoers found a kilo of cocaine on a Baldwin County beach.

The drugs were wrapped in plastic, tightly bound just sticking out of the sand.

Police say another kilo of cocaine was found earlier this week on a beach a little farther west.

Officers believe the drugs likely belong to a South American drug ring but say it's nearly impossible to find out exactly where it came from.

A stolen SUV has been found thanks to a Mississippi man who was simply scanning land using Google Earth.  

That SUV was reported stolen from a convenience store in March of this year.

The man who spotted the SUV was using Google Earth when on the map he discovered what looked like an illegal shooting house.  

He and his son actually walked up to the exact area and using coordinates on his GPS, they found the SUV tucked far back in the woods and covered in brush.  

Heavy equipment was brought in to access the SUV and remove it.

The Smithsonian is making room for more Muppets!

More than 20 of the beloved puppets and props including Miss Piggy, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, and Bert and Ernie were welcomed.

They were donated by the family of their creator Jim Henson on Tuesday, the anniversary of his birth.

They will join Kermit the Frog and Oscar the Grouch at the museum.

Included are some of the first constructions of puppets that starred in the Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and Sesame Street.

Miss Piggy will go on display in March of next year.

It may sound simple but researchers say it is possible to sleep away your fears overnight.

It involves a very specific new tactic that taps into powerful memories.

The new study, published in the Journal Nature Neuroscience, found that your memories, which are prompting the fear, can be weakened with specific sleep-based tactics.

The study worked with participants who were taught to fear a specific image by receiving a mild but uncomfortable shock when the image was shown.

And since smell is tied to memories at the same time the researchers introduced an odor to accompany that image of fear.

Then participants took a nap and while they were sleeping their fears were being worked on. 

Researchers repeatedly reintroduced the odors, linked to the fears and shock but this time there was no shock.

After the nap the participants were less likely to have a fear response to the same images.

And the longer they slept and the more they were exposed to the scent the less afraid they were when they woke up.

CNN has an article up on their main page asking the question: is Twitter the angriest place on the web?

It could be if you take a look at some of the recent hate spewing from the Twitter-verse.

Something you will not be able to escape today, no matter how hard you try is the Miley Cyrus interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

Her cover shot is plastered everywhere online.

Buzzfeed has a list of things that the article taught us about Miley.

That way you can get the cliff notes, but won't have to read the article.

Join Tech Reporter Jen Baird for Trending Now every morning on the Breakfast Show.

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