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Bear Falls Through Skylight At Boy's Birthday Party, Eats All The Cupcakes

This bear definitely has a sweet tooth.<p>A bear crashed a boy's birthday party in Alaska recently and helped himself to some treats. Homeowners said that the black bear fell through the skylight before festivities kicked off Saturday, Juneau Empire reports.<p>"I was literally in the room, and I heard …

Say Cheese! Wife Flips Car And Husband Sees Photo Opp

Make some space on the mantle next to the wedding photos for this precious memory of a husband posing next to his wife in their overturned car.<p>Benjamin Neufeld heard a commotion outside his home in Los Angeles' Bel Air section last Friday. He soon discovered his 85-year-old wife Elizabeth trapped …

19th Century Artist’s Amazingly Detailed Sand Art Will Blow Your Mind

Andrew Clemens (1857 – 1894) was an extraordinary self-taught artist from Iowa who created unbelievably intricate art using tiny grains of colored …

Art

World’s Strangest Job? Man Impersonating a Woman Plays Fox-Human Creature for 12 Hours a Day at Pakistan Zoo

One of the top attractions at Karachi Zoo in Pakistan is ‘Mumtaz Begum Africa Wali’ – a mythical half-fox, half-woman chimera. With the body of a fox …

South African Homeless Man Refuses to Beg, Makes a Living by Selling Books on the Pavement

Philani Dladla, a homeless man living on the streets of Johannesburg, is probably the last person you’d expect to be a bookworm. Yet, the 24-year-old …

Gold Nugget Dubbed “Devil’s Ear” Weighs 6664 Grams, Was Discovered on Friday the 13th, on a Full Moon Night

Miners in Russia’s Irkutsk region found an oddly shaped nugget of gold on Friday the 13th, this month. The discovery scared them quite badly – …

Park Ranger Deryl Nelson Claims He Was Fired For Dancing On The Job

A park ranger's love of public dancing may have sent him waltzing into the unemployment line.<p>Deryl Nelson, 51, worked at Coolidge Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for seven years. About a year into into the job, he drew cheers for joining a group of visitors doing the Macarena.<p>After that, there was …

There Are 'Tens Of Billions' Of Habitable Planets In Our Galaxy, Astronomer Seth Shostak Says

The question of whether humans are alone in the universe may have an answer sooner rather than later.<p>The search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has always been a needle-in-a-haystack effort, utilizing radio and optical telescopes to seek out alien signals from deep space. In the past few …

Guy Travels 3,000 Kilometers Eating Only from Dumpsters to Protest Against Food Waste

Baptiste Dubanchet, from the city of Tours, in central France, is protesting against the wastage of food by only eating the stuff that people throw …

Man Walks Into McDonald's With a Knife In His Back

Customers were stunned when a man walked into a Queens, New York McDonald's with a knife sticking out of his back and blood pouring down his shirt.<p><b>Story continues below ...</b><p>CBS New York reports that the unidentified victim walked down the street and into the restaurant on Tuesday morning, according …

Teens Try To Steal Elderly Woman's Car But Don't Know How To Drive A Stick Shift

Three teens tried to steal an elderly Seattle woman’s car at gunpoint on Saturday but realized too late that none of them knew how to operate the car's stick shift.<p>According to Seattle news outlet KOMO, Nancy Fredrickson, 70, was returning home after buying a sleeping bag at a local garage sale. …

Dead or Meditating?

A court has been called to rule on whether a wealthy guru is dead or in a transcendental meditative state.<p>One of the wealthiest spiritual leaders in India has either been dead or in a transcendental meditative state since January. <i>The Telegraph</i>'s Dean Nelson reports from New Delhi that a court has …

U.S. healthcare ranks last among 11 developed nations, report says

Despite having the costliest care, the U.S. ranks last among 11 industrialized countries on healthcare quality and access, according to a new report.<p>The analysis by the Commonwealth Fund published Monday ranked the United Kingdom first overall, even though its per-capita health spending is less …

Health Care

How Many People in the World Are Actually Poor?

Good news: Economists at Oxford have come up with a better method for measuring global poverty. Bad news: There are way more poor people than previously thought.<p>Poverty got redefined this week.<p>The Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) released a report, the Global Multidimensional …

Supernova dust factory seen at last; may explain early galaxy formation

Using a powerful radio telescope, scientists have spotted an enormous cloud of dust billowing in the center of a supernova - finally.<p>The discovery, announced at the American Astronomical Society, helps to confirm what scientists have long thought - that massive supernova explosions could have …

Universe

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is …

There's More Than One Way To Cure Diseases With Genes

A recent roundup in The Economist looks at a few new ideas for gene therapy.<p>Many people have inherited genes that are making them sick, or will, one day. Troublesome genes are part and parcel of being human. In the future, however, doctors may have some fixes, ranging from giving their patients …

Genetics

Newly Discovered Dwarf Planet Hints at 'Super Earth' in Far Reaches of Solar System

There's more to the solar system beyond Pluto's orbit. Researchers have discovered a new dwarf planet nearly 7.5 billion miles away from the sun.<p>Even …

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Waves Discovered on Saturn’s Moon Titan?

Wildlife<p><b>Surfers rejoice! Fresh waves are still out there to conquer—on Saturn’s moon Titan. There, astronomers report a first sighting of waves rolling on an alien sea.</b><p>Using its cloud-penetrating radar, the international Cassini spacecraft team mapped the frigid surface of Titan, the ringed …

100% Renewable Electricity Will Be Achieved In German State Soon

<b>Published on</b> June 23rd, 2014 | <i>by Jake Richardson</i><p>45<p>June 23rd, 2014 by <b>Jake Richardson</b><p>Germany’s windiest area, Schleswig-Holstein, will probably achieve …

How to Read a Book | The Art of Manliness

1. Open book.<p>2. Read words.<p>3. Close book.<p>4. Move on to next book.<p>Reading a book seems like a pretty straightforward task, doesn’t it? And in some …

38 Vintage Conversation Rules | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The excerpt below comes from a book published in 1875:</i> A Gentleman’s Guide to Etiquette <i>by Cecil B. Hartley. Hartley’s rules may be</i> …

How To Start a Fight Club | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Tim Chilcote.</i><p>Forget the first rule of Fight Club (“You do not talk about Fight Club.”). You’re going to …

Student Gets Trapped In Vagina Sculpture (PHOTOS)

We bet he feels like a d--k.<p>An American exchange student had to be rescued after he got stuck inside a giant vagina sculpture.<p>The Guardian reports that the unidentified student got trapped on Friday at the Tübingen University's institute for microbiology and virology in southern Germany.<p>22 …

Ohio Boy Finds Mummy Hanging Inside Abandoned House

According to the CNN, as a boy stepped into an abandoned house in Dayton, Ohio, on the morning of Sunday 15, he was terror-stricken to find a mummified corpse of a man hanging by the neck from a belt.<p>Edward Brunton was the man. He occupied the house in circa 2009, when he was about 40 years old. …

Archaeology

Is 'Tranny' a Derogatory Term?

Norrie, the first person to win the right to be classified as non-specified sex in Australia, doesn't think so.<p>Photo by Nicole Verges<p>If you're strolling through inner-city Sydney and someone rides by wearing heart shaped sunglasses, a rainbow coloured top, and bubbles are blowing out the back of …