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Oh no! Christmas tree ‘busts’ through roof

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Did Patrick Kruger’s giant Christmas tree really bust through the roof of his low-slung house in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood? Sure looks that way. But a closer a look shows a bit of clever construction. Kruger told KING-5 TV in Seattle that the tree is actually cut in two, with the crown bolted to the top […] [Read More]
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An end-of-the-world soundtrack

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You’ve only got a few days left until the end of world. So of course, we suggest you dance. Honestly, it’ll all be fine. Things will go on. Until the next doomsday prophecy freaks us all out. (LIKE INSTAGRAM.) “‘Til the World Ends,” Britney Spears: Apocalyptic dance anthem? We’ll take it. Spears even references 12/21/12 […] [Read More]
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Indiana Jones mystery solved

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The University of Chicago has finally figured out why an intricate replica of Indiana Jones’ journal in “The Raiders of the Lost Ark” appeared in the university’s mail last Wednesday – it was all a big mistake. Too bad for the university since we were hoping the real Indy would turn up. The journal arrived […] [Read More]
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Texas restaurant owner receives threats after Facebook comments on Connecticut shooting

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The owner of Thai Noodle House in Austin, Texas has received threats after making a controversial Facebook comment about the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Connecticut. Thailand-born Eddie Nimibutr wrote on his Facebook page Friday “I don’t care if a bunch of white kids got killed. …When kids from minority groups get shot , nobody […] [Read More]

Tweets from the scene: How the tragedy unfolded locally on Twitter

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[View the story “How shooting unfolded on social media” on Storify] [Read More]
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Video: Aussie hurdler Michelle Jenneke wins us over again

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend a day with Michelle Jenneke? Well, this guy has. Remember the, um, bouncy, Junior Olympian who hypnotized 50% of the world’s population with her warm up dance then went on to smoke her competition in the 100m hurdles? The Chive shows us what it’s […] [Read More]
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12 cats a-climbing Christmas trees

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They just can’t resist becoming feline Christmas decorations to enliven the tree. [Read More]
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Man dies after dancing to ‘Gangnam Style’

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You might feel somewhat ill after seeing yet another “Gangnam Style” parody on YouTube. But now the popular dance has claimed a real-life victim. An IT worker from Lancashire, England, collapsed and died after dancing to “Gangnam Style” onstage at his company’s Christmas party. According to The Telegraph, 46-year-old Eamonn Kilbride suffered acute heart failure […] [Read More]
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