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This Makes Coal Look Like a Great Stocking Stuffer The box, which quickly sold out to more 30,000 purchasers, contained actual feces, to the dismay of many fans hoping the move was a prank.
MSNBC | Dec 18, 2014 10:33 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Texas plumber harassed after company truck seen in Syrian war photo A Houston-area plumbing company owner has been getting threatening phone calls after one of his former work trucks turned up in a photograph on a Twitter feed that appears to show a militant group fighting in Syria's civil war. | Dec 18, 2014 04:08 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Canadian picks stranger with ex-girlfriend's name for world trip TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian man will travel the world with Elizabeth Gallagher. Just not the same Elizabeth Gallagher he used to date.
Reuters | Dec 17, 2014 10:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
B.C. intruder raids the fridge, takes a nap: Police Police in Vancouver say a man broke into an apartment, had a snack and took a nap. | Dec 17, 2014 9:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NY City council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shops NEW YORK (Reuters) - What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears? The adorable little creatures are about to join a menagerie of wildlife prohibited for sale by New York City pet shops.
Reuters | Dec 17, 2014 9:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
[video] The Onion Reviews 'The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies' The Onion's movie critic Peter K. Rosenthal reviews 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ' in this week's Film Standard.
The Onion | Dec 17, 2014 6:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Super-Earth spotted by ground-based telescope, a first Brooks HaysCAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- For the first time, a ground-based telescope has observed a super-Earth exoplanet passing in front of its host star.
United Press International | Dec 17, 2014 5:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Church of England appoints first female bishop Ed AdamczykLONDON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The Church of England announced the appointment of its first female bishop Wednesday, saying Rev. Libby Lane will become the Bishop of Stockport.
United Press International | Dec 17, 2014 5:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kill my dog and bury it with me: Dead woman's will A German shepherd in Indiana was scheduled to be killed Tuesday as per its dead owner's will, but public outcry has delayed the dog's demise. | Dec 17, 2014 3:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tennessee police looking for Christmas tree thief NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Police in suburban Nashville are looking for a Scrooge who sawed off a live Christmas tree loaded with decorations in a suspected holiday season theft.
Reuters | Dec 17, 2014 3:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend