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Science meets art: Japanese artist turns preserved animals into masterpieces

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Those preserved animals you dissected in science class are now also artwork that prices up to $20,000 yen or $250. Iori Tomita, a 28 year old Japanese artist, transforms dead animal carcasses into colorful art through a long and tedious scientific process that can take him months, even a year. Designboom reports that Tomita removes the [...] [Read More]
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Shoppers shocked when young bear wanders into mall

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Automatic doors allowed a year-0ld female black bear to wander into a Sears store about 20 minutes before closing time Saturday night, startling shoppers at Pittsburgh Mills mall in Frazer, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. It turned out the bear was likely more afraid than the shoppers, who quickly evacuated the store. No one was harmed [...] [Read More]
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Man with ‘world’s biggest penis’ stopped at SFO security

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A New York man known for his unusually large penis was patted down by airport security at San Francisco International last week after they questioned him about the bulge in his pants, he said. Jonah Falcon, 41, who has been featured in several documentaries about the world’s biggest penises, was returning from a trip in [...] [Read More]
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James Holmes ID’d as suspect in Colorado movie shooter

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The suspect in a mass shooting at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” in Colorado has been identified as 24-year-old James Holmes. According to ABC News, a woman who identified herself as Holmes’ mother told the news station she had a gut instinct her son was involved in the shooting. “You have the [...] [Read More]
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The search may have ended for Mona Lisa’s bones

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Archaeologists may have found the remains of the plain yet enchanting woman Leonardo Da Vinci painted back in the early 1500’s.  Discovery News reports that archaeologists found the complete skeleton of Lisa Gherardini, the woman thought to be Da Vinci’s inspiration for the Mona Lisa, underneath the floor of an abandoned nunnery in Florence, Italy. [...] [Read More]
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Accused child-foot licker blames President Obama

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A 49 year old man arrested for inappropriately touching and licking two young girls’ feet is blaming President Obama for being set up. “I’m being set up by the President Barack Obama and the city and federal government,” the man, Anthony Parri said, after he was charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a [...] [Read More]
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Two years ago Instagram launched its first photo

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Instagram has skyrocketed to popularity for the photo sharing world since developers tested the first Instagram photo two years ago. The first photo is nothing extravagant, just a simple picture of a dog and a foot that was uploaded to an app called Codename. Three months later in October 2010, Instagram became a public website [...] [Read More]
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Greenpeace unveils billboard in Texas that spoofs Shell ad

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Environmentalists who oppose Shell’s planned exploratory oil drilling in Arctic waters have taken their campaign to Texas. [Read More]
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