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  • Frank Bourassa is a confident man. ?I can do anything?
    Frank Bourassa is a confident man. “I can do anything I want. I can go to the moon. I’m good at figuring out stuff. I could do a heart transplant if I wanted to.” He?s not cocky, he?s confident with good reason. He made more than $200 million in fake currency that was so good […]
  • In 1986, when a five year old boy fell into a gorilla?
    In 1986, when a five year old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure and lost consciousness, a large male gorilla named Jambo stood between the boy and the other gorillas in a protective gesture, even stroking the boy’s back. The incident helped create a positive public perception of gorillas.
  • In order to discover that penguins sleep more deeply?
    In order to discover that penguins sleep more deeply in the afternoon, scientists crept up on sleeping king penguins at different times of the day and poked them with a stick until they woke up. It took around nine pokes to rouse a bird from an afternoon nap – five to wake one sleeping in […]
  • Guards at New Mexico State Penitentiary had?
    Guards at New Mexico State Penitentiary had a “snitch game”. They would label inmates as snitches, let them be abused, and wait for them to turn into informants to escape their tormentors.
  • In 1849 New York, a man would walk up to strangers?
    In 1849 New York, a man would walk up to strangers and begin a conversation. Gaining their trust, he would ask “Have you the confidence to trust me with your watch until tomorrow?” He would never return. When finally caught, he was labeled a “confidence man”, later shortened to simply “con man”. The man, William […]
  • If pigs are not castrated the meat?
    If pigs are not castrated the meat will have an unpleasant odor when cooked; referred to as “Boar Taint.” With the feral pig explosion across many parts of North American hunters have developed the practice of “Twice hunting”. Hunters trap the male boars, take their testicles off (yikes), and then release the pigs for several […]
  • On Halloween 1992 the UK show ?Ghostwatch? purported?
    On Halloween 1992 the UK show ‘Ghostwatch’ purported to show a real haunting which was spreading around the country. Banned for a decade and never re-aired, it was blamed for several traumas, including a suicide.
  • Since the 12th century, Judaism believes that if?
    Since the 12th century, Judaism believes that if the truths derived through science or philosophy contradict religious beliefs, the religious beliefs are incorrect.
  • In 1991 a woman was kept ?alive? although?
    In 1991 a braindead woman was kept “alive” because she was pregnant. The baby was born alive.
  • In 2010, when Google replaced their logo with playable?
    In 2010, when Google replaced their logo with playable Pacman, users spent an extra 36 seconds on the page. Assuming this time was wasted, it resulted in a $120M loss in man hours.
Cat has been mayor of Alaska town for 15 years
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Wednesday, 18 July 2012
cat mayorThere is a town in Alaska that has had a cat as mayor for 15 years. The cat named Stubbs has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for nearly all of his life -- no joke.
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Rise in alcohol poisoning amongst teens by ingesting hand sanitizer
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Tuesday, 08 May 2012
/images/stories/Hand_Sanitizer_Drug_Facts.jpgPoison control centers across the US are monitoring a recent increase in the trend of teenagers getting drunk by consuming hand sanitizer. In an effort to educate the public about the trend's detrimental effects, these centers will be publicizing preventative methods, according to James Mowry, director of Indiana Poison Center.
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Cat runs for office in Russia
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Thursday, 26 April 2012
BublikJumping on the political bandwagon, a cat in Russia followed the example of a fellow Virginia-based feline to launch a political career, aiming for a seat in the legislature of the country’s fourth-biggest city.
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New Jersey capital city running out of toilet paper
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Monday, 19 March 2012
Toilet paper supplies in Trenton, the capital of the US state of New Jersey, may run out by week's end following their city council's dispute over budgets.
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Teacher quits school to be a rapper
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Thursday, 23 February 2012
rap_battle_youtubeAn English teacher has quit school for a hip-hop career after beating one of his students in a rap battle.

A clip of Mark Grist's victory over 17-year-old MC Blizzard has been watched by more than 1.5 million people on YouTube.

Now, Mr Grist, 30, of Peterborough, is to swap Shakespeare and Chaucer for Snoop Dog and Dr Dre.

He started by using rap in class to try to get his pupils interested in poetry, reports Orange.co.uk.
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Girl eats nothing but McDonald's chicken nuggets for 15 years, lives
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Thursday, 26 January 2012
Stacey IrvineChicken nugget fan Stacey Irvine has been warned they are killing her — because the 17-year-old has eaten practically nothing else since the age of two.

Horrified doctors learned of the teenager's chronic 15-year addiction after she collapsed and was rushed to hospital struggling to breathe.

Factory worker Stacey, who has never touched greens or fruit, was found to have anaemia and swollen veins in her tongue.
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Woman gives birth on New Jersey PATH train
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Saturday, 21 January 2012
New Jersey woman, 31-year-old Rabita Sarker, gave birth on a moving Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) train yesterday morning. She and her husband Aditya Saurabh were heading to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan for a "practice run". She gave birth between the Journal Square and 33rd Street stations at 9:49 am ET (1449 UTC).
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Hungary bans homelessness
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Tuesday, 06 December 2011
Homeless people in Budapest, Hungary, in 2005.As of December 1, 2011, it is illegal to be homeless in the European country of Hungary, as a new law prohibiting it comes into effect. Those who are found to be in breach of this law will initially be given a warning for sleeping out on the streets. Offenders may also face a fine of US$600, which equates to £382 or €445, or a jail sentence.
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Romantic American stranded among Ukrainian homeless
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Thursday, 17 November 2011
A former write-in candidate for Arizona governor who flew to Ukraine in May to meet his internet date was discovered last week among homeless people at a train station in the small Ukrainian town of Chernovtsy, Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reported on Tuesday.
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100-year-old finishes marathon
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Monday, 17 October 2011
Fauja SinghA 100-year-old Briton has become the world's oldest marathon runner after finishing a race in Canada.
Fauja Singh, from Ilford, east London, ran the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in eight hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds. The record-holder "hit the wall" at 22 miles but soldiered on for another two hours and finished in 3,850th place, ahead of five other competitors. Mr Singh, who took up running 11 years ago after his wife and son died, trains every day by running 10 miles.
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Sexy video clips influence young girls more than boys, study shows
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Monday, 26 September 2011

Sexy video clips have a more negative influence on girls than on boys, says Dutch pop professor Tom ter Bogt. Ter Bogt investigated the influence of sexy video clips on the thoughts, behaviour and self-image of 13 to 16 year old children. After viewing the clips, girls felt that outward appearance was more important, they were less satisfied with their own appearance, and they became less resolute in denying permissive sex.

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Man wins dumpling eating contest, then dies
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Thursday, 22 September 2011
East European-style dumplings with cream.A Ukraine dumpling-eating contest to find the person who could eat 10 of the dough balls most quickly went horribly wrong when the 77-year-old champion keeled over and died.
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Woman Hasnít Used Money in 15 Years
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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Heidemarie SchwermerHeidemarie Schwermer, a 69-year-old woman from Germany, gave up using money 15 years ago and says she’s been much happier ever since.

Heidemarie’s incredible story began 22 years ago, when she, a middle-aged secondary school teacher emerging from a difficult marriage, took her two children and moved to the city of Dortmund, in Germany’s Ruhr area. One of the first things she noticed was the large number of homeless people, and this shocked her so much that she decided to actually do something about it. She had always believed the homeless didn’t need actual money to be accepted back into society, only a chance to empower themselves by making themselves useful, so she opened a Tauschring (swap shop), called “Gib und Nimm” (Give and Take).

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Woman charged with severing husband's penis
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Saturday, 16 July 2011

severed penisA California woman has been arrested after authorities said she cut off her husband's penis with a kitchen knife and ground it up in a garbage disposal.

Catherine Kieu, 48, is accused of tying her sleeping husband to a bed with nylon ropes, pulling down his pants and slicing off his penis.The

Garden Grove woman then took the severed penis into the kitchen, threw it into the garbage disposal and turned it on, mutilating the organ.

She then called 911.

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Scottish university to introduce comic studies degree
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Monday, 13 June 2011
In the Central Lowlands of Scotland, the University of Dundee is to become the first university in the United Kingdom to provide degrees in comic studies. The university has said that courses for its comic studies subject within the English section will commence in September 2011.
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Train passenger arrested for a 16-hour loud cellphone conversation
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Thursday, 26 May 2011
amtrakA 39-year old woman, Lakeysha Beard, talked for more than half a day while on an Amtrak train going from Oakland, California, to Salem, Oregon. The loud cellphone conversation lasted sixteen hours last Monday, after which police stopped the train for twenty minutes to arrest the woman.
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U.A.E. man beats up imam for refusing to perform exorcism
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Saturday, 21 May 2011
An imam of a mosque in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, was beaten up by a local man for refusing to chase away an evil spirit from his body, the Emirate Al Youm newspaper said.
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