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Motorist Blames "Bad" Chinese Food For His Decision To Flee Accident Scene

A Florida man who fled the scene of a fender-bender explained to cops that he had consumed some “bad” Chinese food and was “on the verge of …

'Idiot' Bilderberg conspiracy theorist Alex Jones disrupts BBC politics show

Bilderberg conspiracy theorist Alex Jones flew into an uncontrollable tirade live on the BBC’s flagship politics programme after host Andrew Neil described him as an “idiot”.<p>Mr Jones, who runs a conspiracy theory website, began shouting and ranting after the Sunday Politics host told him to “shut …

Axa eventually pays up for hospital, taxis, car park – and cat

Jessica, our financial troubleshooter, unravels a complex travel insurance case and wins full recompense for our reader.<p><i>This is about an insurance claim to retrieve $10,000 (£6,500) that I was obliged to part with while a patient in an American medical centre in 2012. This was charged to me</i> …

Buckingham Palace

16 Of The Highest-Grossing Book-to-Big Screen Film Adaptations

Presley 'Rhonda' Gridley, Self-Described 'Psychic,' Ordered To Pay $7 Million For False Mass Grave Claim

We see financial pain in her future.<p>The Houston Chronicle reported this week that Presley "Rhonda" Gridley was ordered to pay $6.8 million to a Texas couple after she made false claims about a mass grave at the home of Joe Bankston and Gena Charlton.<p>Gridley called the Liberty County, Tex. Sheriff's …

Uri Geller Documentary Claims That Spoonbending Psychic Was CIA Spy

Uri Geller rose to fame in the 1970s by staring at spoons and apparently bending them with his psychic powers.<p>But while he was wowing TV audiences, did he have an even more amazing career -- working as a spy for the CIA and Mossad?<p>A new British documentary, "The Secret Life Of Uri Geller –- Psychic …

Audio: unemployed man rejects job because of baker's hat

A man on benefits rejected a job as a baker because he did not want to wear a hat.<p>listen to ‘Long-term Unemployed Man Turned Down Baker Job As He'd Have To Wear A Hat’ on Audioboo<p>The unemployed man, known only as Paul from Clerkenwell, said he turned down the job offer because the hat would ruin …

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Cornered and Someone Wants to Tell Me Their Paranormal Story

One of the hazards of being a "skeptic" about paranormal subjects is that those who have had their own personal experiences or investigated a peculiar case like to play "Stump the Skeptic."<p>"Oh, you are a Skeptic. Well, I have a story for you," and then I get an earful.<p>How do you explain that?" they …

China’s Walking School Has Children as Young as Eight Marching 1,000 Km across the Country

The Xu Xiangyang Education and Training Workroom, or the Walking School is an atypical educational facility which enrolls Chinese problem children …

Walking

'Above The Game' Kickstarter Apology: Site Makes Changes After Offensive 'Seduction Guide' Raises $16,000

Kickstarter has apologized and changed its guidelines after helping to raise more than $16,000 for a "misogynistic" seduction guide.<p>In a statement released today, the crowdfunding website admitted "we were wrong" for not immediately taking down the campaign for "Above The Game: A Guide to Getting …

Dieter Zorn, Snake Expert, Dies After Viper Bite During Presentation On Overcoming A Fear Of Snakes

A German snake expert died after being bitten multiple times by a viper during a presentation aimed at helping people ease their fears of the scaly reptiles.<p>Dieter Zorn, a 53-year-old herpetologist, died Tuesday evening of a heart attack minutes after he was bitten by an Aspic viper, according to …

Stonehenge UFO Photo Among Final Release Of U.K. X-Files

A photograph taken of a possible UFO over the prehistoric monument known as Stonehenge (see image above) is among the 25 files of 4,400 pages of UFO files just released by the U.K. National Archives.<p>Of the total amount of the U.K. X-Files that have been periodically released since 2008 -- about …

Gary The Capybara Lives A Dog's Life Despite Being A Rodent (VIDEO)

Some people are into dogs, others cats, but Melanie Typaldos is what you would call a "capybara person."<p>A capybara is the largest species of rodent in the world, about the size of a dog. and Melanie and her husband, Richard Loveman, share their home in Buda, Tex. with Gary, who weighs 112 …

Teenage Star Witness Against George Zimmerman Has Tweeted About Case, Getting High, And Her "Court Nails"

<b>6/26 UPDATE:</b> <i>Dozens of incriminating posts were deleted last night from the Twitter account of Rachel Jeantel, a female acquaintance of Trayvon</i> …

George Zimmerman

Woman Who Cries Blood, Yaritza Oliva, Is Believed To Have Rare Condition Called Haemolacria (VIDEO)

We've heard of people crying tears of joy, but tears of blood?<p>It may sound pretty strange, but the mysterious condition has cropped up in the past. Now, Yaritza Oliva, a 20-year-old Chilean woman who cries blood, is the latest person believed to suffer from haemolacria.<p>According to local reports, …

Ohio Man Rips Off Part Of His Penis After Taking Hallucinogenic Mushrooms: Police

A naked man was found bloody and screaming after he ripped off a part of his penis during a drug-fueled craze, police say.<p>The 41-year-old Columbus, Ohio, native, whose name has not been reported, was found at about 1 a.m. on June 18 after Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm …

Twitter Account Gets Scrubbed In Zimmerman Case

JUNE 26--In a late-night scrubbing spree, dozens of embarrassing and incriminating posts were deleted Tuesday evening from the Twitter account of a …

Social Media

Meet the Breatharian Who Lives on Energy and Only Eats a Few Times a Year

Kirby de Lanerolle is a breatharian who gets his nourishment from light, wind and the “vibrations of God”. He claims to eat regular food as rarely as …

Sri Lanka

Woman Glues Lips Shut, Thinking Adhesive Is Balm

A New Zealand woman was left speechless by making a simple mistake while sifting through her medicine cabinet.<p>A 64-year-old woman made the unfortunate mistake of thinking a container of super glue was medicated cream. Wiithin minutes she couldn't open her mouth, the Otago Daily Times reports.<p>The …

Bigfoot DNA Tests: Melba Ketchum's Research Results Are Bogus, Claims Houston Chronicle Report

A Texas vet who claims to have DNA proof that Bigfoot is real went on the attack against a journalist who said her evidence comes from a small woodlands creature.<p>It's been five years since Texas veterinarian and genetics researcher Melba Ketchum began studying DNA samples from a creature she calls …

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Sharp Minded Tests

You asked for another test for your brain so we delivered what you want! Here is another intriguing #test for only the sharp minded that can step up …

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What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

5 Fascinating Questions on Quora | Inc.com

Since its 2010 launch, Q&A site Quora has used its $61 million in VC funding to probe doozies like "What should everyone know about prison?" (It's "overcrowded...yet it feels like the loneliest place," writes an inmate at San Quentin.) Here are some of the site's most popular questions.<p><b>Q: Which are</b> …

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Why you’ll share this story: The new science of memes

More and more of the things that set the internet on fire are of that species of charmingly moronic pairing of text and image that allows even the post-literate to feel like they have partaken of a shared cultural moment. And now, scientists are beginning to understand how the curiously addictive …

Memes

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

Surreal Digital Illustrations by Tebe Interesno | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying these digital illustrations by artist Tebe Interesno, who explores a wide variety of themes from surrealism to science fiction. …

Spacewalk PHOTOS: 25 Iconic Images Of Astronauts Floating In Space

From the 1965 photo of America's first spacewalker to the 1984 snapshot of an astronaut frighteningly far from the relative safety of his spacecraft (above) to a topsy-turvy Chris Hadfield, some of the most iconic images from space are the ones that show astronauts floating outside the safety of a …