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Police hunt woman after she rides manatee

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By Soumya Karlamangla: Swimming with the dolphins is OK, but riding a manatee? Not so much. A Florida woman turned herself in Tuesday after police began investigating reports and photos they received of a woman illegally riding a manatee in Fort DeSoto Park in Pinellas County, Fla. Manatees are mammals that are frequently a part [...] [Read More]
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Giant pumpkin shatters world record

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It’s the biggest fruit ever grown in the world, and Rhode Island resident Ron Wallace did it in one growing season. His pumpkin, which tips the scales at 2,009 pounds, earned him $15,500 at the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, Mass.

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Bikini basketball league coming soon

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After the success of the Lingerie Football League, comes the Bikini Basketball Association. According to the BBA’s Twitter account, there are eight teams gearing up for the league’s debut.

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If the Earth could speak…well, it can

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A research team at the University of Iowa has released a new recording of the sound the Earth broadcasts to outer space, a phenomenon otherwise known as “chorus.” The recording, made on Sept. 5, captures radio waves magnetosphere that surrounds the Earth. The radio waves, which are at frequencies that are audible to the human [...] [Read More]
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The CD turns 30, remembers when Reeboks were cool

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The Compact Disc turns the big three-oh today making it way older than the hipsters who wince at the sound of its non-analog music.
Sony introduced the CDP-101, which after years of industry development, was the first commercially available CD player.
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Study: Cute animal photos improve concentration

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Perusing cute photos of furry cats and dogs may not be a complete waste of time, a new (and not-so-scientific) Japanese study suggests . The study found that test subjects experienced improved concentration in a game of “Operation” after they were shown a series of cute animal photos. The study conducted three experiments to determine [...] [Read More]
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Justin Bieber throws up on stage

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During a performance in Arizona over the weekend Justin Bieber vomited on stage.
He quickly left the stage but came back to finish a 21 song set.
He later tweeted “milk was a bad choice! LOL”. [Read More]
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Fox News inadvertently airs live suicide

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Fox News inadvertently aired a live suicide while broadcasting helicopter footage of a carjacking suspect in Arizona. Anchor Shepard Smith, visibly upset, calls for the live shot to be pulled, but not in time — Viewers saw Smith repeating “get off it,” after the gunshot, indicating he was watching the video on a delay. The [...] [Read More]
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Resident Evil’s gruesome publicity stunt

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Warning: Disturbing content (NSFW) Visitors to London’s Smithfield Meat Market might find they’ve lost their appetites when they walk by one butcher shop. Video game maker Capcom is drumming up enthusiasm for its October release of “Resident Evil 6″ with a grisly display of raw meat formed to resemble human body parts. “The key thing [...] [Read More]
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America’s best cities ranked – Who’s No. 1?

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A big list of “America’s 50 Best Cities” makes for a good bar argument. Bars are even one of the ranking factors. Businessweek.com and Bloomberg teamed up to release a ranking of the best U.S. cities, and two West Coast cities were at the top of the list. San Francisco and Seattle were Nos. 1 [...] [Read More]
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