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Why NASA chief said prayer is the way to go with an asteroid

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About a month after a meteor hit the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, a U.S. House panel led by Texas’ Rep. Lamar Smith, put scientists on the hot seat, asking if the United States is prepared for such an event.

NASA administrator Charles Bolden was widely reported to have told them that if an asteroid is headed to Earth, his advice is to “pray.” He did say that, but as is often the case, it’s not the whole story.

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Penis theft reported on the rise in Africa

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According to a postdoctoral fellow in geography, men in the tiny African village of Tiringoula have reported having their penises stolen. [Read More]
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Officers get a shock in roadside stop

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Some police officers in Kalamazoo, Mich., after stopping a man who said he had hit a deer and put it in his trunk, got a big surprise when they took a closer look.

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Video: Pole snaps, exotic dancer falls to floor onstage

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An exotic dancer takes a nasty spill while performing on a pole onstage. The pole snaps and she falls to the floor. But she wasn’t seriously hurt. [Read More]
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Porn rampant on video app, but Twitter fights back

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Twitter’s video-sharing app Vine, which has been plagued with porn since it launched recently, is now blocking many searches for pornographic terms, reports The Verve. [Read More]
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Reckless driver tells cop squirrel was eating him

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Driver Warren Thomas Michael III pulled over after swerving and weaving on and off a road in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday night and told a Clay County sheriff’s deputy that the squirrel did it, wptv.com is reporting: Michael opened his window to greet officers, he wasn’t holding his driver’s license and registration — he was holding [...] [Read More]
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Amanda Palmer, the million-dollar woman

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Just a few years ago, Amanda Palmer might have taken issue with anyone labeling her sound — gasp! — pop. [Read More]
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Bomb threat reports from LSU campus

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‘Fifty Shades’ author says story is her fantasy

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In May 2011, a small Australian press released an erotic e-book, with an agreement to print paperbacks on demand. The title: “Fifty Shades of Grey.” [Read More]
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Woman discovers ex-boyfriend living in her attic

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A Rock Hill woman who heard weird noises in her attic discovered an old boyfriend living in there. And he had just been released from jail. [Read More]