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Drought Drives Drilling Frenzy for Groundwater in California

Counties in the farm-rich Central Valley are issuing record numbers of permits for new water wells. Arthur says his company’s got an eight-month …

Eatsy: Spicy Zucchini Pickles

My step-grandmother Mary Ann grew up with a family of twelve on a farm in rural Tennessee. Their modest home, located at the western edge of the Appalachian mountains, was part of a tiny community called Possum Trot. In fact, she and her sisters wrote a book about the food they grew up eating,</i> …

ASUS Transformer Book V Is Five Devices In One

Not content to launch another 2-in-1 hybrid, ASUS has announced the ASUS Transformer Book V, a device which combines a 5-inch phone, a 12.5-inch tablet, and a keyboard dock into a system which can serve as an Android phone, an Android tablet, a Windows tablet, a Windows laptop or an Android …

For Her Latest Trick, 85-Year-Old Hooker Sheila Vogel-Coupe Tells All

As one of the oldest practitioners of the world's oldest profession, 85-year-old Sheila Vogel-Coupe would have good reason to retire. But she's digging in her heels.<p>"I don’t think I will ever stop," Vogel-Coupe told outlets ahead of a British Channel 4 documentary, "My Granny the Escort," about her …

Dogs Align Themselves With The Earth's Magnetic Field When Pooping

Scientists have found that dogs across a variety of breeds align their body axis with the Earth's magnetic field before squatting to poop, Fox News …

FL man claims he can prove 'time warp' caused him to kill NY state trooper with his truck

A Florida man accused of intentionally swerving to hit and kill a New York state trooper blames a supernatural event.<p>Almond Upton, of Melrose, …

HP's back-to-school portables include convertible Windows laptop-tablets, Android notebooks, and Chromebooks.

Hewlett-Packard is announcing a line of consumer laptops, Chromebooks, and tablets today for the consumer market. The new devices feature hybrid designs and operating system choices that fit the way consumers work and play.<p>The line-up shows that HP is spreading its bets across Windows 8.1, Android, …

Take-Two CEO Worries About 'Anti-Social' Oculus Rift

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick recently spoke to Bloomberg about a number of gaming-related topics, the upcoming Oculus Rift among them. Usually you hear nothing but gushing praise for the VR headset, but Zelnick is a little wary of its potential effect on gaming..<p>“I think for a core gamer, it could …

How Sisi plotted to save army rule even while Hosni Mubarak was in power

Abdulfattah el-Sisi plotted a military takeover even while Hosni Mubarak was still in power and sees himself as Egypt's saviour, writes Richard Spencer<p>Egypt’s new strongman drew up a blueprint for the army to seize power in case of a revolution against ex-president Hosni Mubarak as long ago as …

Weightlifting

Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero's ear partially bitten off by teammate

Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero was the victim Tuesday of a<p>Mike Tyson-like ear chomp by triple-A teammateMiguel Olivo, according to Guerrero’s agent, Scott Boras.<p>Guerrero, a Cuban infielder who is in the first year of a four-year, $28-million contract, was scheduled to undergo plastic surgery to …

Video Footage Shows Woman Growl, Attack Man On Train

Well this goes bad in a big hurry.<p>A video that surfaced recently on comedy website Break.com shows a woman on a train go from looking calmly through her purse, to snarling like a demon, to attacking the man sitting next to her.<p>It's not clear from the footage, which was filmed in Edmonton, Canada, …

Pro Tip: Don't Put Firecrackers In Toilets (NSFW VIDEO)

As far as toilet humor goes, this is the best we've seen in a while.<p>In a video uploaded to YouTube and making rounds on Reddit, some Irish scoundrels attempt to prank their showering friend with a firecracker. It goes about as well as you might expect.<p>"It's in the fuckin' toilet!" one of our brave …

Sefer Calinak, Dating Show Contestant, Killed 2 Women And Now He's Looking For Love

Think U.S. reality TV shows are bad? Check out this dating program out of Turkey, in which one of the contestants confessed to killing two women.<p>"I'm an honest person looking for a new wife," 62-year-old Sefer Calinak said on Flash TV's "Luck of the Draw," according to Reuters.<p>Wearing a name tag …

Russell Crowe And Ricky Gervais Get Drunk Together, Act Like 'Brothers In A Weird Movie'

Ricky Gervais and Russell Crowe went out together in Newcastle, England, Sunday night, May 11, and we know this because they live-tweeted it. Their documentation includes one iteration of the C-word and at least three photos in which they look really drunk like people who should one day play …

The Sultan Of Brunei Just Imposed A Draconian Set Of Laws — Here's What They Mean

The new code includes harsh penalties like amputation and stoning for offenses like theft and gay sex. The law went into effect May 1, with even more draconian punishments being phased in over the next two years.<p>International human rights groups decried the change, with Amnesty International saying …

Russia questions Ukraine holding an election while its troops are deployed

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday ruled out holding a second international meeting in a bid to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, also saying it would be "unusual" to hold a presidential election in the country when the army was being deployed against the population.<p>In what could be a …

Free iPhone use? FreedomPop proves it's possible

FreedomPop, one of a growing number of mobile service providers that deliver services atop a traditional provider's network, is enabling its customers to use iPhones at no charge.<p>The company is now selling a refurbished iPhone 5 for $349. After picking up the device, customers can use the handset …

Mobile

Music video service Vevo may be looking for a buyer

The owners of popular music video service Vevo are mulling plans to put it up for sale, reports Bloomberg.<p>Vevo, whose co-owners include Universal Music Group, Sony Music, and Abu Dhabi Media, is seen as a vastly important service for Google’s YouTube, and it’s undoubtedly part of the reason Google …

Acer's Switch 10 is a shape-shifting tablet with four display modes

You gotta hand it to Acer for giving its products self-explanatory names. The company just announced the Aspire Switch 10, and it's pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Which is to say, it's a 10.1-inch Windows device that switches (get it?) from one mode to another. In particular, it's a …

Weighing The Risks Of Warrantless Phone Searches During Arrests

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in two cases testing whether police can search cellphones without a warrant at the time of an arrest, be it for a traffic violation or for a felony.<p>The Supreme Court has interpreted the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches to require that …

24 Visits to the Nail Salon Could Trigger Skin Cancer

Beauty comes at a price, and for long-lasting manicures, that may include skin cancer. One of the more popular services at nail salons involves …

Cancer

A Guy Won $50K In Vegas Then Got Pulled Over By A Cop, Guess What Happened Next

Tan Nguyen had a great weekend in Las Vegas, but when he drove back to to California, he made the mistake of taking Interstate 80 through the town of …

Another Rob Ford Crack Video Is For Sale. Here Are Stills.

Why did Toronto mayor Rob Ford announce tonight he was taking leave from his duties to get help? It probably had something to do with these images, …

Internet

Inside the Bizarre World of ‘Bronies,’ Adult Male Fans of ‘My Little Pony’

They build motorcycles. They drink beer. And they love ‘My Little Pony.’ And—would you believe—there’s not anything wrong with that.<p>Adult male fans …

Here’s the First Look at the New Satanic Monument Being Built for Oklahoma’s Statehouse

We got exclusive access to the controversial statue of Baphomet.<p>In January the Satanic Temple announced plans to erect a monument glorifying the Dark Lord on the front lawn of the Oklahoma Statehouse. An Indiegogo campaign was launched with what seemed like a somewhat lofty goal of $20,000, but by …

Watch An Entire Street Disappear In This Insane Video

After experiencing an inordinate amount of rain over a 24 hour period, a street in Baltimore collapsed in a landslide, sending at least 10 cars down …

Baltimore

Ben Affleck Kicked Out Of Casino For Counting Cards (REPORT)

Ben Affleck was allegedly kicked out of the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas after security believed they caught him counting cards, TMZ reports.<p>Sources told the website that the 41-year-old actor was in Las Vegas earlier this week with wife Jennifer Garner so the pair could spend some quality time …

TSA Seizes 81 Pounds Of Pot At Oakland Airport

Authorities at Oakland International Airport said they seized 81-pounds of marijuana on Friday when a young woman tried to pass through security with the hidden stash.<p>Anastasia Murdock, 26, checked in just before 6 a.m. for a US Airways flight to Jackson, Mississippi, when Transportation Safety …

This Guy Is Trying to Collect Every Single Copy of the Movie 'Speed' on VHS

Ryan Beitz currently owns over 500 copies of the movie 'Speed'. His goal is a simple one: To collect every copy of 'Speed' on VHS ever made.<p>Ryan Beitz owns over 500 copies of the movie <i>Speed</i> on VHS. He also owns 26 laser discs of the film, but those aren’t part of the collection. He just holds onto …

The Unexpected Thing a Fisherman Caught in the Ocean Has Scientists Intrigued

A fisherman accidentally caught a rare “goblin shark” last month off the coast of Key West, Florida.<p>Scientists say the April 19 catch is only the second time on record that a shark like it has been captured in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …