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Video: Helmet saves Marine from sniper’s bullet

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A U.S. Marine has uploaded this footage of a fellow solider taking a sniper’s bullet to the helmet — totally escaping injury. The footage was recorded in 2013 in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan during the raid of a village. The footage is pretty amazing: [Read More]
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See the giant inflatable ‘sex toy’ that’s making Parisians blush

See the giant inflatable ‘sex toy’ that’s making Parisians blush

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A giant inflatable sculpture erected in Paris’s Place Vendôme is leading some Parisians to blush. The 80-foot-tall object towering over 17th-century buildings was designed to look like a Christmas tree but many are saying it resembles a sex toy — or to be more precise, a butt plug. American artist Paul McCarthy, 69, created the […] [Read More]
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Ebola scare in San Diego was a false alarm

Ebola scare in San Diego was a false alarm

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The latest news on an Ebola scare at a college outside San Diego is that the incident was a false alarm. This morning a building at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif., was cordoned off after reports that a student might have been exposed to Ebola. News outlets were saying that the student had contact […] [Read More]
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Documentary: Hitler was on crystal meth while yelling at Mussolini

Documentary: Hitler was on crystal meth while yelling at Mussolini

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Adolph Hitler, one of the worst people in history, was taking crystal meth during at least one rant-filled meeting with Il Duce. The führer’s drug use is the subject of a new documentary from Britain’s Channel 4.  ”Hitler’s Hidden Drug Habit: A Secret History,” relies on diaries and medical journals to tell the story of  Hitler […] [Read More]
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At 113, a woman is forced to lie about her age to join Facebook

At 113, a woman is forced to lie about her age to join Facebook

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When Anna Stoehr went to join Facebook and plug in her date of birth, she faced a problem. Her birth year wasn’t available in the pull down menu. That’s because Stoehr of Plainview, Minn., is 113 years old and she was born in 1900. The earliest date you can choose on Facebook is 1905 and […] [Read More]
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Woman allegedly abducted for 2 hours by Uber driver

Woman allegedly abducted for 2 hours by Uber driver

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Story update: Uber reached out to SFGate with the following statement: Early reports on this ride are inaccurate. Based on the information we have at this time, this driver called 911 to ask for assistance with an intoxicated rider who requested an extended trip. Nonetheless, we have refunded the rider’s trip and reached out to […] [Read More]
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Why you should date someone from Connecticut

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Real estate site, Movoto, recently came up with 10 reasons it’s a good idea to date someone from Connecticut. Check out five reasons here, and visit movoto.com for the full list. [Read More]
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Army vet not allowed to hang jacket on U.S. Airways flight

Army vet not allowed to hang jacket on U.S. Airways flight

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Thousands of people took to Twitter to express their outrage over a U.S. Airways flight attendant who refused to allow an Army veteran to hang his decorated jacket on a recent flight. On Flight 1930 between Portland, Ore., and Charlotte, N.C., First Sgt. Albert Marle asked a flight attendant to hang his navy-blue Army Ranger […] [Read More]
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