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Maxim reveals annual Hot 100 list

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It’s no surprise that Maxim has crowned Bar Refaeli #1 on its annual Hot 100 list. The Israeli supermodel received “millions of votes” from readers, propelling her up from the #6 spot she held last year. We’ve listed Maxim’s top 30 below, and you can see the full list at Maxim.com. [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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Hidden pictures discovered in Mona Lisa

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One of the world’s most fiercely debated paintings just became even more mysterious. Artist Ron Piccirillo recently discovered “a secret that has been hiding for five hundred years” — three animal heads in the landscape of the Mona Lisa. Piccirillo claims to have figured out Leonardo da Vinci’s “secret vantage point” for viewing paintings, which [...] [Read More]
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Tiger Woods wins tournament, loses fashion show

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After a painful 749-day losing streak, Tiger Woods is finally back on top. The golfer eked out a one stroke victory Sunday in the Chevron World Challenge, finishing up four rounds of solid play with a birdie-birdie finish on the final two holes. In fact, Woods only made one glaring mistake yesterday, and it had [...] [Read More]
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“Sexually provocative” Dakota Fanning ad banned

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A Marc Jacobs perfume advertisement featuring teenage actress Dakota Fanning has been banned in the UK, following several complaints that the photograph sexualized children. In the ad for Jacobs’ new fragrance “Oh, Lola!,” Fanning poses in a lace dress, an oversized bottle of perfume placed suggestively between her legs. The UK Advertising Standards Authority released [...] [Read More]
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Cyclops shark terrorizes the web

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The creepy fish pictured below might seem like a Halloween hoax, but rest (un)assured…the photos are 100% real. As reported by National Geographic, marine biologists in Mexico have confirmed that the strange creature is indeed a rare “cyclops shark.”  The shark was discovered by an unsuspecting fisherman, who cut the one-eyed fetus from the belly of a [...] [Read More]
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The case of the disappearing cleavage

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If you think Photoshopping is reserved for flashy advertisements and glossy magazine covers, think again – even politicians can’t escape the wrath of the digital airbrush. Case in point: First-year Canadian MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan is currently at the center of a Photoshopping controversy after someone deemed her cleavage too sexy for Parliament. According to Canadian blog [...] [Read More]
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Beyonce is pregnant! And other VMA highlights…

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From the outrageous red carpet costumes to the daring performances, the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards were, once again, more of a circus than a proper awards show. But this year’s buzziest moment didn’t come from a dress made of meat or a Kanye-style interruption. Beyonce stole the show by announcing her pregnancy in true [...] [Read More]
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Iconic tree damaged by storm

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This summer’s severe weather outbreak has claimed its latest victim – an iconic Ohio tree featured in “The Shawshank Redemption.” MansfieldNewsJournal.com reports that the oak tree was “heavily damaged” during an afternoon storm last Friday. High winds took a toll on the already fragile tree, nearly splitting it in half. Though “The Shawshank Redemption” is set [...] [Read More]
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