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Townsfolk Put Mayor In Stocks For Doing A Poor Job

Mayor in stocks. In most countries, the only way you can punish politicians and civil servants for not doing a…

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Chinese Lottery Winners Collect Prizes Dressed As Cartoon Characters

A Chinese man was recently in the news for not only winning millions of yuan in a lottery, but also…

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Chinese Casanova Had To Leave Hospital With Police Escort

Chinese casanova has to leave hospital with police escort. When a man from China’s Hunan province got into a car accident…

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Nine Million Deaths In 2015 Because Of Pollution

Pollution creates a deadly aftermath. In 2015, about one in six of the deaths around the world were linked to…

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Human Gene Editing Is Leaving Ethics Dangerously Far Behind

In a breakthrough scientists successfully did gene editing of a human embryo to eliminate a dangerous gene mutation. The birth…

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Why People Don’t Believe That The Moon Landing Happened

No conspiracy theory has captured the imagination quite like that time we faked the moon landing. That’s right, we never…

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Asia’s Deadly Secret: The Scourge Of The Betel Nut

The scourge of the betel nut. It is used by almost a tenth of the world’s population. It gives people…

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Do Words Get Removed From A Dictionary If They Are Not Used?

Do words get removed from a dictionary if they are not used? The Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary [OED] is generally…

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The Warning Signs Of Online Fraud And How To Avoid It

The warning signs of online fraud and how to avoid it. Logged 207,000 Internet fraud reports to the U.S. Internet Crime Center.

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Fish Create Huge Underwater Spirals 

Fish create huge underwater spirals.  American photographer Octavio Aburto thrives on the fascinating world of life in the sea. He has…

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Groom Tried To Drown Himself After Seeing “Ugly” Bride For The First Time

Groom tried to drown himself. A  young groom from China’s Hubei province was so disappointed after seeing his bride for the first…

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SEO Scams

If you are paying a company less than five hundred a month for Search Engine Optimization, then you are being scammed.

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Scams: Volkswagen’s Impact On The World

The Outbreak In September of 2015, the German car Company, Volkswagen, was caught in the act of a huge emissions…

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Scams: Foreign Lotteries

Foreign lottery scams have been circulating online and offline for years.

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Scams: Gerard “Jerry” Brewer – Wilmington, NC – Fraud

Scams. Unfortunately, RSA was forced to file a civil complaint for theft in seeking the return of its funds against Mr Brewer

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Homeless Man Lives In A Grave For The Last 15 Years

Homeless Man Lives In A Grave. Bratislav Stojanovic, a 43-year-old homeless man from Serbia, has been living with the dead…

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Life-Size Transformer Sculptures 

Life-size transformer sculptures. A Chinese scrapyard became a tourist attraction after the staff built Transformers from metal junk. One day,…

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The World’s Smallest Postal Service

If you truly believe great things come in small packages, then you’ll want to use the World’s Smallest Postal Service…

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Hyper-Environmental Skyscraper Acts Like A Squid 

Hyper-environmental skyscraper acts like a squid. Animal-inspired architecture has undoubtedly been on the rise. The long legs of giraffes and spiders seem to naturally lend themselves…

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Guy Sues Parents For Not Loving Him Enough, Wants $200,000

Guy Sues Parents. Bernard Bey, a homeless man from Brooklyn, New York, is suing his parents for not loving him…

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Silicon Valley Tech Companies Turn to Wiccan Witch For Help

Silicon Valley tech companies turn to a Wiccan witch to deal with pesky computer viruses and demons. Modern technology doesn’t…

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Trained Eagles Tackle Pesky Drone Problem

Trained eagles tackle pesky drone problem. The Dutch are using an ingenious, low-cost, totally organic solution to the country’s increasing…

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Japanese Hotel Rents Out An Alpaca Wedding Witness

Alpaca Wedding Witness. The Epinard Nasu Hotel, in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture, offers a highly unconventional wedding service. Newlyweds can rent a…

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Woman Spends 14 Years With Mannequin Family

You would think that a woman living with a mannequin family has got to be some sort of weirdo. Contrary to…

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Guy Crashed Elite College Courses for Four Years, Never Got Caught

Guillaume Dumas, a 28-year-old Canadian entrepreneur, got his higher education for free, he crashed courses at ivy league colleges across…

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Dark Japan Revealed In Film About Internet Cafe Living

Some of the Internet cafes are also called “manga kissa,” because they specialize in serving as manga (comic books/graphic novels) reading spots (the name is short for manga “kissaten,” which means cafe in Japanese).

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Chinese Company Builds 57-Storey Skyscraper in Record 19 Days 

A construction company in China has managed to erect a 57-storey skyscraper in a record 19 days, using prefabricated modules…

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Pseudis Paradoxa – The Paradoxical Frog That Shrinks as It Grows

Pseudis Paradoxa, or paradoxical frog, is one of the most curious creatures in the world. It grows into giant 11-inch…

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You Think Taxes Are Bad? They Were Heavier in Ancient Egypt

Tax day is never fun, but you can take solace in a new finding: A recently translated ancient Egyptian tax…

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How To Survive If You Wake Up And You’re Buried Alive

So, you’ve been buried alive. We’re not going to lie to you — things are looking real bleak right now….