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Photo: Lightning bolt greets Usain Bolt in victory

Can it get any cooler than this? Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest human, won the 100-meter dash at the world championships in style on Sunday. The race, in a pouring rain, didn’t start well for him. But the Jamaican blew by American Justin Gatlin with 30 meters left in the race to win. His 9.77  
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Ear missing after Seattle man-on-man biting

A Seattle man’s ear was bitten off Thursday night during a confrontation with a man who was urinating in his yard, according to police. Just before 10 p.m., the 23-year-old reportedly told the peeing man to leave in his fenced yard, according to police reports. The girlfriend of the urinating man also told him they should  
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Tara Reid’s confusing theory about whale-shark sex [VIDEO]

Just because Tara Reid starred in “Sharknado”, doesn’t mean she’s an expert on sharks. Someone tell that to Discovery Channel, who cast the starlet on a Shark Week “Shark After Dark” talk show panel, where she stunned the world with a rambling rant about the origin of whale sharks, the largest living species of sharks,  
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On-board video captures deadly bus wreck

Surveillance video taken inside a Chinese bus captured the chaos as the bus rolled. The video, attached above, shows the driver as he is thrown from the bus. Another view shows passengers tossed from their seats and piled on the bus roof as it rolls. Reports on the Aug. 2 wreck indicate at least one  
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Bezos WaPo spoof trips up Chinese news agency

It seems satire isn’t Chinese state media’s strong suit. A gag blog post on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ purchase of the The Washington Post has tripped up an official Chinese news source. Here’s the joke offered by the New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz: Bezos bought the Post by accidentally clicking on it. You know, “buy now” style.  
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A ‘Hunger Games’ summer camp, minus the murder

You can take the violence out of “Hunger Games,” but you can’t take it out of the kids. Reports of a summer camp based on the wildly popular novel-turned-movie are focused on the pretend violence, which the camp organizers tried but apparently failed to censor. “I don’t want to kill you,” 12-year-old Rylee Miller tells  

5 Ridiculous Smartphone apps

S.M.T.H. (Send Me to Heaven) is a new free app where Android users throw their phones as high as they can for a high score … That’s it.  That’s the game. Kotaku reported the Apple store rejected Carrot Pop’s game in 2012 for “encouraging behavior that could result in damage to the user’s device”.  Of  
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Gallup survey: Beer’s popularity falling – Do you believe it?

Despite the proliferation of microbrews and craft beers, drinking Americans are losing interest in beer in favor of wine and liquor, according to a new Gallup survey. Come on. This is one of those surveys that makes you wonder about the validity of polls … but then maybe we’re drinking in the wrong watering holes.  
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Naragansett reintroduces retro ‘Jaws’ can

AP — Narragansett Beer is reintroducing a 1970s can design featured in the movie “Jaws.” In the 1975 film, Capt. Sam Quint, the shark hunter played by the late Robert Shaw, crushes a can of ‘Gansett with one hand to intimidate the oceanographer played by Richard Dreyfuss. The company says the retro design depicting a  
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Twitter responds to news Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is buying Washington Post

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