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BYU Student Snags Scrotum In Gruesome Pole Vault Accident The student needed 18 stitches — and his urologist father was the one to operate.
Dallas Now Has A Leaning Tower To Rival The One In Pisa, Italy An online petition has popped up to “save this landmark from destruction,” noting, “if anything, do it for the memes.”
36-Year-Old Woman Arrested For Calling 911 After Parents Shut Off Cellphone Ohio police said she repeatedly called emergency dispatchers and became "belligerent.”
Swiss president celebrates 60th with anyone born on same day Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga is turning 60 on May 14 and is planning a party with a difference by inviting along all Swiss citizens who share her birthday. There were 94,372 births in Switzerland in 1960 -- the year Sommaruga ...
New Hampshire Police Chief Strips Off Uniform After Being Stripped Of Duties After the town of Croydon chose to eliminate its one-man police department, Chief Richard Lee responded by disrobing to his underwear and walking out into a snowstorm.
Chihuahua That Can't Walk Befriends Pigeon That Can't Fly The two animals met at the Mia Foundation, a nonprofit in Rochester, New York, that helps animals with disabilities.
Superfan prays to Trump idol ahead of US President's India visit Die-hard Donald Trump fan Bussa Krishna is celebrating the visit of his hero to India next week the only way he knows how -- offering prayers to a life-sized idol of the US President in his home. The 33-year-old has ...
'Owner' makes claim to ghost ship grounded off Ireland The purported owner of a "ghost ship" grounded off Ireland's south coast after drifting crewless for more than a year has made contact with authorities, a government agency said on Wednesday. The 77-metre (250-feet) cargo ship MV Alta ran aground ...
Rembrandt Painting Thought To Be A Knockoff Turns Out To Be Real Thing A nearly 400-year-old painting that had long been attributed to an unknown artist in Rembrandt’s workshop has now been judged to have been a work of the Dutch master himself.
'Ghost ship' washes ashore in Ireland after Storm Dennis A "ghost ship" drifting without a crew for more than a year washed ashore on Ireland's south coast in high seas caused by Storm Dennis, the Republic's coast guard said. The abandoned 77-metre (250-feet) cargo ship MV Alta ran aground ...
Cape Town restaurant wins Guinness world milkshake record Guinness World Records has named a South African restaurant as the official titleholder for 'Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commercially Available'.
Osaka airport introduces canine comfort room, complete with pole Osaka's Itami airport is setting up a toilet area for travelling dogs, complete with a pole for them to cock a leg on.
Come to Rio, get robbed: Brazil tourism body shares awkward Instagram post When marketing Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's national tourism agency typically focuses on the city's world-class beaches, samba-filled music scene and caipirinha-fueled parties. Violent crime is rarely listed among the attractions.

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