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The smell mosquitoes can’t resist (hint, check your gym bag)

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In the ongoing global fight against malaria, Tanzanian scientists have discovered a smell that is four more times more attractive to mosquitoes than the scent of humans: Stinky socks. Ripe athletic socks stewed in rotten sneakers may disgust most people, but to mosquitoes the odor is like steak sizzling on the grill or fresh buttered [...] [Read More]
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The costume that got Adrianne Curry tossed from Comic-Con

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Adrianne Curry, the first winner of “America’s Next Top Model,” tweeted that police threw her out of Comic-Con because her Aeon Flux outfit was too revealing in the caboose. To which we respond: Comic-Con has a dress code?! If Curry’s outfit is too hot, how come the San Diego convention hasn’t been jettisoning slave-costume Princess [...] [Read More]
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Korea solves mystery of shaking skyscraper

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Korean scientists think they have determined what caused a 39-story Seoul skyscraper to shake violently for 10 minutes, causing the building to be evacuated for two days. Earthquake? Nope. Gale-force winds? Sorry. Volcanic activity? Unh-uh. No, the culprit, they say, was 17-middle-aged gym rats working off the midriff bulge in a Tae Bo class. Apparently, [...] [Read More]
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Magnificent El Cup! Stanley Cup tours Yosemite (video)

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Is the Stanley Cup getting staid in its old age? After all, as a younger trophy, it rode a Harley, swam in pools, “slept” with untold numbers of NHL players, shared the runway with strippers and showered with Steve Yzerman. At various times, it has served as punch bowl, dog food dish and baptismal font. [...] [Read More]
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Missing Texas woman’s body found in duct work

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Police in Austin, Texas, are trying to figure out why a 26-year-old woman climbed into the exhaust duct system of a downtown parking garage – a decision that cost her her life. The body of Jamie Minor, a hostess at the W Hotel, was found Monday in the air duct of the Norwood Tower garage. [...] [Read More]
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Vancouver hero and villain: Pro mountain biker IDd as rioter

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There’s nothing like senseless violence and destruction to bring out the worst in people. And less frequently, the best. On the one hand, we have Alex Prochazkas, a.k.a. Alex Pro, professional mountain biker and daredevil skier. That’s him doing a back flip off an 80-foot cliff. But the flip he’ll probably be remembered for is [...] [Read More]
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Schwarzenegger’s mistress: Maria figured it out on her own

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s housekeeper turned mistress has come out of hiding and broken her silence about the affair. In an Internet preview of an exclusive interview to HELLO! magazine, Mildred Baena revealed that Maria Shriver found out about the affair by herself and that Baena’s son, Joseph, only learned who his father was a year ago. [...] [Read More]
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The LeBron e-card: When you care enough to mail it in

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It’s time to stop dumping on LeBron James for Miami’s crushing defeat. Enough is enough, even though he attributed it to divine will in a tweet – “The Greater Man upstairs knows when it’s my time. Right now isn’t my time.” And yes, even though he chastised those who took pleasure in his failure, telling [...] [Read More]
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