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Snake on a plane hitches a ride to New Zealand, which has no snakes

Despite the close distance to Australia, there are no snakes in New Zealand, bar the occasional sea snake.<p>So you can imagine the surprise when …

Zoology

This jewelry store's billboard got everyone so riled up even Chelsea Clinton tweeted about it

A family-owned jeweler thought it had a funny, witty take on an old adage so the company put it on a billboard.<p>Spicer Green Jewelers' cheeky sign …

North Carolina

Spiders could eat all humans in one year, and this petition wants to make it happen

<i>The Washington Post</i> either ruined or made your day on Tuesday when it published a bit of an analysis that suggests spiders could eat every human on …

Angry Sean Spicer tells April Ryan, a veteran black female journalist, to "stop shaking" her head

It'd be nice if, for once, Sean Spicer could make it through a press conference without crushing one of the country's core values.<p>Unfortunately, that …

Crayola is killing off a crayon and WTF does it think it's doing right now?

Sorry to ruin your lives, but Crayola is acting ~cray~ and we really need to address it.<p>Last week, the beloved art supply company that fueled all of …

Local authority instantly regrets asking public to name new ferry

Public bodies in Britain really don't learn from their mistakes.<p>They whole Boaty McBoatface saga and the lesser known Gritty McGritface incident …

Would you live in this huge skyscraper suspended from an asteroid?

This is a new one: An architecture firm has released speculative plans to build a tower suspended from an asteroid that would hang down to Earth.<p>Yes, …

Space

Why so many married couples are sleeping in separate beds

After waking up from her husband’s snoring too many times to count Lilly Grossman decided it was time to sleep in separate bedrooms.<p>Ten years later, Grossman and her husband sleep in separate bedrooms not only at home, but on vacations, and she believes they may have gotten a divorce if she …

Queen Elizabeth II

Donald Harvey, ’Angel of Death,’ serial killer dies after attack in prison

TOLEDO, Ohio — A former nurse’s aide known as the “Angel of Death” after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky died Thursday, two days after he was attacked and beaten in his prison cell.<p>Donald Harvey, who was serving multiple life sentences, was found injured in …

Crime

Witness: Truck driver in Texas crash that killed 13 was texting

HOUSTON - The driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, apologized after the crash and acknowledged he had been texting while driving, a witness said Friday.<p>Jody Kuchler told The Associated Press he was driving behind the truck and had seen it …

Text Messaging

There are 11 newly-classified clouds, and all of them are breathtaking

It's time for you to look up at the sky more often.<p>If you did, you might catch a volutus, or roll cloud, which looks like a tube that appears to be …

World Meteorological Organization

Colorado city vows to appeal judge's ruling that allows women to go topless

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The city of Fort Collins plans to appeal a federal judge’s decision to block the city’s ban on women appearing topless in public.<p>Attorneys representing the city on Tuesday notified the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver that they will appeal a preliminary injunction …

Civil Rights

Snooki's $32,000 payday for appearing at Rutgers inspires New Jersey bill

Gym, tan, legislation.<p>A bill inspired by <i>Jersey Shore</i> star Nicole Polizzi, better known as Snooki, aims to cap spending of state money for speakers at public universities in New Jersey at $10,000.<p>Republican Assemblyman John DiMaio was inspired to write the bill after learning of the reality star's …

New Jersey

Inside Charlotte’s absurd midnight fight over abortion protests

When two sides often face off at one of Charlotte’s abortion clinics, only one group gets to use a bullhorn.<p>For that right, they need an amplified …

Texan wearing leopard print robe, armed with hairbrush holds up McDonald's

GROVES, TEXAS — A Port Arthur man armed with a hairbrush and wearing a leopard print robe attempted to rob a McDonald's in Groves early Thursday morning.<p>Gevondis Demond Joseph, 29, was arrested by Groves Police officers and transported to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility where he is being …

McDonald's

Virginia police arrest sword-wielding man dressed as the Joker

A 31-year-old man in Virginia was arrested and charged with wearing a mask in public Friday after he was spotted walking around dressed as the iconic …

Comic Books

Parents question man who legally brought gun into trampoline park

Loading...<p><b>NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga.</b> - A Georgia man who legally took his handgun into a popular trampoline fun building was not breaking the law, but …

United Airlines bans 2 girls with leggings from flight because they weren't 'properly clothed'

United Airlines is in hot water after a dress code incident on Sunday morning.<p>In a series of live tweets, activist Shannon Watts explained that two …

This is why Emma Watson avoids taking selfies with her fans

Emma Watson is no stranger to celebrity. The actress has been in the public eye ever since she scored the role of Hermione Granger at age 10. While …

Emma Watson

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Schoolchildren honor their dead goldfish with a fiery Viking-style sendoff to Valhalla

The children of the Papdale Primary School in Kirkwall, Orkney, decided that a toilet bowl funeral wasn't good enough for their beloved class pets — …

Fish

Amazon reveals the cause of massive AWS outage, and it's really embarrassing

Amazon has finally revealed the cause of the lengthy outage that disrupted service to dozens of internet services for hours — and it's pretty …

Wearable for your dick wants to measure thrusts, girth and warn you about STIs

These days you can track just about anything with the aid of a wearable device — your steps, your calories burned, and even how soundly you sleep at …

Wearable Tech

U.S. justices skeptical of sex offender social media ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared poised to strike down a North Carolina law barring convicted sex offenders from Facebook and other social media services, with justices noting the expansive role such online tools play in today's society.<p>Lester Packingham, a …

Social Media

Increase in labiaplasty as women strive for 'normal' look

Have you ever wondered if your nether regions are normal? Many women have, and new data shows they may be going under the knife in a quest for what they believe are more aesthetically pleasing genitals.<p>Data released Wednesday by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found a 39% increase in …

Self-awareness

Bill could allow Sunday morning alcohol sales

Apparently mimosas have the power to transcend party lines.<p>A bipartisan bill filed in the N.C. Senate on Wednesday proposes a change to the blue law …

Guy jumps into a vat of oil and immediately regrets all of his life choices

It's unclear if this dude lost a really awful bet or if he expected a different outcome, but somewhere along the line he really messed up.<p>Even after …

No Good Deed

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