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Drunk guys allegedly steal penguin from Sea World Australia

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Three young men face charges after allegedly breaking into an Australian aquarium after dark, swimming with the dolphins and taking a penguin home with them, Reuters reported. Police tracked down the suspects, ages 18, 20 and 21, after they posted on Facebook about their aquatic animal antics. The trio, thought to be drunk at the [...] [Read More]
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Man charged in Cheez-It attack

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Cheez-It snack crackers may seem harmless, but wielded properly, they can be enough to send someone to the hospital and get the attacker in trouble with police. A Floridian concert-goer suffered an eye injury after a man allegedly attacked her with Cheez-Its. The suspect, Andy Vincent Gatz, was under a court-ordered injunction not to contact [...] [Read More]
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Rare, all-white killer whale spotted

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A white dorsal fin among a pod of orca whales swimming off the coast of Russia is believed to be that of the first all-white adult orca spotted by scientists, the BBC reported. The rare creature, nicknamed Iceberg, was found by the Far East Russia Orca Project. “We’ve seen another two white orcas in Russia [...] [Read More]
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Va. lottery player wins $1 million twice in a day

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Winning the lottery once would be more than most people will ever experience, but one woman in Berryville, Va., won a Powerball prize of $1 million twice in the same day. [Read More]
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Program your dreams with new app

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Want to dream bigger? If you’ve got an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, help is here. A 99-cent app called Sigmund, from Iris Sky Labs and developed at Harvard University and MIT, is designed to influence the content of your dreams, according to its tout on iTunes. You influence the content of your dreams by [...] [Read More]
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Photos: Man dons 73 lbs. of bees

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Fearless Chinese beekeeper She Ping attempted a new world record last week, covering himself in a 73 lb. bee suit – an estimated 331,000 bees total. According to China Daily, local media reported that Ping had smashed the previous Chinese record of 53 lbs., set in 2008. But Ping’s taste of sweet victory didn’t last. As the [...] [Read More]
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Lakers’ Metta World Peace ejected after elbowing rival

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Metta World Peace has been ejected for elbowing Oklahoma City’s James Harden in the head. [Read More]
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Controversial Korean Oreo ad leaked

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Kraft, the owner of Nabisco, which produces Oreos, said the company did not make the ad and the ad never ran in any country. The ad is believed to have been created by Cheil Worldwide, an independent advertising agency. [Read More]
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Swedish minister defends her role in female circumcision art cake

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Sweden’s minister for culture, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, has faced criticism after photos were released of her slicing into a cake formed into a stereotypical image of a black woman meant to symbolize female circumcision in Africa. The performance piece, which was part of World Art Day at the Moderna Museet in Sweden, included a portion [...] [Read More]
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Starbucks to drop crushed bugs from drinks

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There will be a little less protein in that strawberry Frappucino this summer. Starbucks announced Thursday it will stop using insects as a food colorant in their rosy-hued drinks and foods in the wake of protests by vegetarians. “After a thorough, yet fastidious, evaluation, I am pleased to report that we are reformulating the affected [...] [Read More]
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