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A bizarre trend for life-size dolls in Thailand is forcing airlines to adopt new rules

The owners put the dolls through a ceremony to 'draw angels into them'. They take care of the dolls, which are the same size as infants, as they would real children, which includes cradling them, feeding and dressing them up.<p>The dolls can cost anywhere from 2,000 baht to 20,000 baht (£1.1 to £391; …

Indian Tycoon Gets Life for Murder After He Killed His Guard for Being 'Too Slow'

Indian tobacco and real estate mogul Mohammed Nisham was sentenced to life in prison for murder Thursday after he drove his Hummer into a security …

Massive Search And Rescue Finds Its 'Victim' -- A Sex Doll

So deflating.<p>All she needed was a little air.<p>A major search and rescue operation in Cornwall, England, Monday discovered that reports of a body floating in the water were blown out of proportion.<p>The actual victim turned out to be an inflatable sex doll, SWNS reported.<p>A fisherman phoned emergency …

Saltwater

Hundreds of DHS badges, guns, cell phones lost or stolen since 2012

Hundreds of badges, credentials, cell phones and guns belonging to Department of Homeland Security employees have been lost or stolen in recent years -- raising serious security concerns about the potential damage these missing items could do in the wrong hands.<p>Inventory reports, obtained by the …

Woman Wakes to Find a Strange Animal Cuddling Her

At 2 a.m., Carlos Aguaras’s phone rang. It was his 99-year-old mother-in-law. As he told NBC Miami, that “is never good news.”<p>As it turns out, …

Man named Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop arrested for assault

You should never judge a book by its cover, but it's kind of OK to judge someone by their name.<p>Especially when your name is Beezow Doo-doo …

Man chokes to death trying to eat McDonald's cheeseburger whole

Darren Bray told his friends to 'watch this' as he rolled 99p burger into a ball and tried to fit it into his mouth in one go before turning blue<p>A father of three choked to death as he tried to eat a McDonald's cheeseburger in one mouthful, an inquest heard.<p>Darren Bray, 29, blacked out when he …

Someone Is Riding A Tricycle Under This Moving Stack Of Crates

Hail to the delivery driver.<p>Tricyclists carrying heavy loads are nothing new in China.<p>But this delivery driver gets major kudos for navigating downtown Shanghai's streets underneath what looks like an enormous mountain of wooden crates.<p>People's Daily posted the 24-second clip of what's believed to …

China

FBI Arrests Nearly Every Single Elected Official In A Texas Town

Only two of the elected officials in a remote Texas town were left unscathed after the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) arrested six members …

Corruption

Holy Crab! Fearless Australian Poses With Massive Coconut Crab

"To get nipped by one you have to be pretty slow."<p>You've heard of king crabs, now meet the mighty coconut crab.<p>An Australian man fearlessly posed with one of the massive critters, going so far as to raise it up in the air, after stumbling upon a cluster of them on Christmas Island in the Indian …

Nature

Happy Meal left in a cupboard for six years. Here's what it looks like now...

"We did this experiment to show our patients how unhealthy this 'food' is," said Jennifer Lovdahl<p>What would a McDonald's Happy Meal look like if you left it untouched for six years?<p>Thanks to one woman, we now know.<p>Jennifer Lovdahl, 33, of Anchorage in Alaska, posted a photo of an ancient Happy Meal …

Man solves his own disappearance mystery after 30 years

Edgar Latulip "finds himself" after recovering his memory after three decades, ending long missing person search<p>It is surely one of the most unlikely pieces of detective work ever recorded.<p>When Edgar Latulip went missing from a rooming house in the Canadian town of Kitchener, Ontario in 1986, he …

Man Accused Of Tossing Gator Into Wendy's Drive-Thru Window

Where's the beef?<p>A Florida man in Jupiter is facing assault charges after Fish and Wildlife officials said he tossed an 3.5-foot live alligator into the drive-thru window of a Wendy's.<p>U.S. Marshals arrested 24-year-old Joshua James on Monday and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon and …

Palm Beach County

Spanish civil servant off work unnoticed for six years

<b>A Spanish civil servant who failed to turn up for work for "at least" six years has been caught after becoming eligible for a long service award.</b><p>Joaquin Garcia, 69, was fined €27,000 (£21,000; $30,000) after the award brought his long absence to light.<p>Mr Garcia, whose job was to supervise the …

University Police Officer: “It’s Illegal to Offend Someone”

In a move sure to excite millennials everywhere, the University of Texas police issued a disorderly conduct citation to a preacher for the heinous …

Drunk Chinese man kicks elevator doors in and falls down its shaft

What was supposed to be a fun karaoke night out turned into a harrowing tumble for a 24-year-old man from Hangzhou, China, when he accidentally fell …

The Pentagon's Rampaging Surveillance Blimp Will Fly Again

When a 240-foot unmanned U.S. Army blimp broke free of its moorings and rampaged across two states in October, it looked like the embarrassing …

Someone's Blowing A Dart Gun At Golden Gate Bridge Pedestrians

At least two people who were walking on the Golden Gate Bridge were struck by darts Friday, projectiles police say were sent from — I'm not kidding — …

Otter drowns after zookeepers give him 'unauthorized' pants

It can be so tempting to give cute animals human clothes, but sometimes we take it too far.<p>At the Calgary Zoo this week, two zoo employees thought …

Federal judge: people don't have reasonable expectation of privacy when using Tor

On Tuesday, a federal judge in Washington released a court order arguing that users of the digital anonymity tool Tor do not have a reasonable …

The Least Competent and Most Corrupt Law Enforcement Agency Spent $200 Million Per Arrest

There was the air marshal who sued because he was denied his onboard meal choice, and the one who left his loaded gun in the bathroom. (Another left …

State Trooper Accused Of Raping Woman Gets Just 6 Months In Jail

As part of a plea deal, Samuel McHenry admitted only to sexual misconduct.<p>A former Alabama state trooper will spend just six months behind bars following shocking allegations that he raped a car accident victim while on duty, using threats of jail time to force himself on her.<p>As part of a plea deal …

Corruption

The FBI has a new plan to spy on high school kids across the country

New surveillance program urges teachers to report students critical of government policies and “Western corruption”<p>Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high schools across the country to report students who criticize government policies and “western corruption” as potential future …

You can buy a house in Flint for $14,000

The hits keep coming for Flint's housing market.<p>The Michigan city that sits roughly 60 miles north of Detroit is currently under a state of emergency after it was discovered that residents were exposed to unsafe levels of lead from the city's water system.<p>And the fallout is starting to hurtits …

Real Estate

Career burglar recruited by police as 'consultant' is jailed again after returning to crime

Man who shared 'tricks of trade' with police after being chosen as face of anti-burglary campaign is returned to prison after carrying out more break-ins<p>A career criminal recruited by police as a "crime consultant" to help track down burglars is back in prison after carrying out a string of …

A United Airlines pilot was charged with running 6 brothels in Texas

After an investigation that ended with a series of raids of alleged Houston brothels, Bruce Wayne Wallis, 51, and Tracie Rebekah Tanner, 37, were arrested on Wednesday and charged with prostitution-related offences.<p>It is alleged Wallis controlled six brothels in the the Texas city and controlled …

More than half the men on a tiny Pacific island have been convicted of sex crimes

Michael Warren, who served as mayor of the tiny South Pacific island from 2008 to 2013, could become the only inmate in the island's prison, after being handed a 20-month sentence by a court in New Zealand for charges stemming back as far as 2004.<p>That year, the island — which has a total population …

US man's bank payment stopped over dog's 'terrorist' name

A US man was left stunned when his bank refused to clear a payment to his dog walker because of his pet’s ‘terrorist’ name.<p>Bruce Francis was unable to pay his dog walker when Chase Bank flagged the transaction to the US Treasury Department over the ‘suspicious’ name.<p>He added the name of his dog, …

Florida Woman: Bill Cosby Told My Parents He'd Take Care of Me, Then Pressured Me for a Sex Act

Bill Cosby’s assurances to the parents of an aspiring 17-year-old model from Maryland paved the way for her to move to New York City in 1988.<p>What …

Comedy

Jesus Wants Me to Have This Jet

Pastor Creflo Dollar has spoken to God, and God wants him to buy a $65 million private jet. His congregation, thus far, has obliged his every …

New York City