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Thieves Steal Wedding Dress, 911 Operator Saves the Day by Loaning Hers

Something nice happened! Something really actually nice happened! A woman in Kent, WA (King County! Woooooo!) discovered that her wedding dress was …

Public School Teachers Becoming 'Sugar Babies' On Seeking Arrangement Dating Site

About 40,000 public school teachers are supplementing their salaries with a night gig likely too scandalous for your average PTA. The job title? Sugar baby.<p>That's according to dating site SeekingArrangement.com, the go-to Internet marketplace for "mutually-beneficial relationships" almost …

5 Exes Even Crazier Than Yours

Yeah, yeah, we've heard it all before: "No, seriously dude, my ex is CRAZY." And maybe you're right. Just remember that no matter how much he texts you, no matter how much she shows up on your doorstep in the rain at 1 a.m. -- your ex STILL isn't as crazed as these whack-a-doos.<p><b>1. Elizabeth Segundo</b> …

Man Mistakenly Shot At By Police During Dorner Manhunt Awarded $20,000

More than six months after his pickup truck was riddled by bullets by Torrance police during the Christopher Dorner manhunt, a Los Angeles …

SWAT-Team Nation

The moment the assault rifles surrounded her, Angie Wong was standing in a leafy art-gallery courtyard with her boyfriend, a lawyer named Paul Kaiser. It was just past 2 <i>A.M.</i>, in May, 2008. Wong was twenty-two years old and was dressed for an evening out, in crisp white jeans, a white top, and tall …

How Sheryl Swoopes's Pregnancy Changed Professional Sports Forever

Before her, hardly any female athletes had given birth mid-career. Sixteen years later, it's relatively normal.<p>Sheryl Swoopes was at the top of her game in 1997. The year before, she and the United States' women's basketball team won gold at the Centennial Olympics in Atlanta. Shortly after, …

Burglars return stolen goods, leave note

A burglary victim reacts to thieves returning stolen computers and leaving an earnest written apology. Police say they've never seen anything like …

Ward Hall, Sideshow Legend, Subject Of New Kickstarter Campaign (PHOTOS)

The man known as "King of the Sideshows" is now becoming the main attraction of a new book and Kickstarter campaign.<p>Ward Hall, who at 83 years old is entering his 70th year in the carnival business, will be the subject of "Ward Hall: King Of The Sideshows," a new book about his career, if -- drum …

The Fort

In the middle of the 18th century, <b>Lord Palmerston</b> ordered the construction of <b>three Solent forts</b> to protect Britannia’s most important naval base against attacks from <b>Napoleon</b> the <b>III</b>’s navy. Some several hundred years later these forts transformed into exclusive island retreats.

Make a Straw Bale Planter

Affordable and easy, straw bale planters are seeing renewed popularity with gardeners today.<p>Photo: strawbalegardens.com<p>Straw bale gardening is an old …

'Teenage Exorcists' Explain the Dangers of Sexually Transmitted Demons

Vice's new documentary <i>Teenage Exorcists</i> follows three teen girls from Arizona who tour the world saving souls from "sexually transmitted demons."<p>Many …

We Are Unlike You – A Modeling Agency for Unique Real-Life Characters

Most modeling agencies are interested in beautiful, tall and slender models with perfect proportions, but Berlin-based <i>We Are Unlike You</i> is not your …

Man rekindles love affair with ex-partner after donating her a kidney

It was the ultimate declaration of love. A man who split from his girlfriend 20 years ago has rekindled his love affair after he stepped forward to donate her a kidney.<p>Gordon Henry, 53, and Jo Macfarlane, 44, separated in 1993 but are now back together following his life-saving gift.<p>Miss Macfarlane …

Woman Is Offering $10,000 to Whoever Finds Her Future Husband

Finding true love can be pretty tough for a lot of people, but a female management supervisor from a fairly well-known San Francisco advertising …

USC Student: Police Said I Wasn't Raped Because He Didn't Orgasm

The University of Southern California is facing a federal investigation for alleged failures by school officials and campus police to prosecute rape.<p>In response to a Title IX complaint filed in May, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights launched the inquiry on June 26, although …

Mother Seeks Hooker Online to Take Son's Virginity

In the God-I-Hope-That's-Not-Real department is this nugget from Gawker.com, detailing a Philadelphia mother's ad on Craigslist's "casual encounters" section seeking a young woman who will, for a fee, claim her "socially awkward" son's virginity and turn him into a "cool college kid" prior to his …

Woman missing for 50 years turns up in the Yukon

A woman police once believed was murdered by her husband after she was last seen in September 1961 in westernmost Canada has been discovered living in the Yukon, with a new family.<p>Lucy Johnson, now 77, was last spotted by a neighbour in Surrey, British Columbia where she had been living. Police had …

Angela Corey’s Overzealous Prosecution of Marissa Alexander

The Florida state attorney’s prosecution of a battered woman who was trying to defend herself is grossly unjust, writes Kirsten Powers.<p>Angela Corey …

Tyler The Creator Creates Mountain Dew Spot Starring His Goat Alter Ego

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpTnAlg3NgE<p>Some new kind of level has been achieved in soft drink marketing with this Mountain Dew spot, directed by Tyler the Creator.<p>The Odd Future personality lent his creative direction and directorial skills to the spot which stars Felicia the Goat (voiced by …

What You Need to Know About Getting Magnetic Finger Implants

Not content with the mere five senses that nature gave them, an increasing number of biohackers have turned to magnetic finger implants. But the …

Over 150,000 to Lose Water for Days Amid Heat Wave in Maryland

More than 150,000 residents outside of Washington, D.C., have been told to stockpile water for as long as five days during the hottest week of the …

Wily Woman Lures Unsuspecting Men Into Marriage With Cake

In the world of things I might be reflexively reactionary about, let's just say that at FIRST GLANCE, "cakebarring" hits the mark on a couple levels: …

Dog Lover Will Live in Animal Shelter for 35 Days to Highlight the Plight of Abandoned Pets

Sean Le Vegan, a dog lover from Manchester, England, will spend over a month in an animal shelter enclosure to raise awareness about the plight of …

Man Swims for 5 Hours to Save Family

A man swam for five hours off of the Maryland coast to reach help for his family after their boat capsized in a storm Tuesday night. After climbing ashore, John Franklin Riggs found a phone and called 911, sending rescuers to the 16-foot Carolina skiff that had capsized near Deal Island, on the …

Dissected Alive: The Case of Colleen S. Burns in Historical Perspective

On Sunday, <i>The Post Standard</i> reported a story that could have come straight from the script of a horror movie. In October 2009, Colleen S. Burns was admitted to St Joseph's Hospital Center in New York for a drug overdose. A short time later, a team of doctors pronounced the 39-year-old woman dead. …

The Unread: The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

Stored away in the rare-book library at Yale University is a late-medieval manuscript written in a cramped but punctilious script and illustrated with lively line drawings that have been painted over, at times crudely, with washes of color. These illustrations range from the fanciful (legions of …

New York’s real-life fight club

<b>(Jessica Bal for Narratively)</b><p>Although MMA is not sanctioned in the state, amateur fighters circumvent the law by forming secret basement leagues<p>Dina Abdel-Haq<p>July 6, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Narratively.<p>On the rooftop of a seventeen-story building in the middle of a …