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'Tipsy' Partygoers Confuse Real Cops for Strippers Strippers dressed as cops are a tale as old as time, which could explain why revelers at a birthday party got a bit confused when officers showed up.
MSNBC | Jul 20, 2016 10:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Brazilian sex shop reveals its Olympic line (Reuters) - According to a sex shop in Sao Paulo, during the Rio Olympics everyone can be an athlete, or more specifically a 'Sex Athlete', in keeping with new line of Games-themed toys shop owners unveiled.
Reuters | Jul 19, 2016 10:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
No diamonds in the dirt for burrowing Italian jewel thieves ROME (Reuters) - The search for lucre was filthy indeed for six Italians jailed this week over a bid to burrow up from the sewers of Naples into luxury shops and make off with jewels worth hundreds of thousands of euros.
Reuters | Jul 19, 2016 8:09 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Salad dressing, mayo spill all over Toronto highway when truck rolls over A mix of salad dressing and mayonnaise oozed over a portion of a major Toronto highway after a transport truck carrying large vats of the condiments rolled over while making a turn. | Jul 19, 2016 7:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Frenchman caught in Indonesian military base hunting Pokemon Indonesian police say they detained a Frenchman who trespassed on a military base while playing the augmented reality game Pokemon Go. | Jul 19, 2016 7:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mountain goat drowns trying to escape photo-taking crowd in Alaska (Reuters) - A mountain goat drowned after photo-taking onlookers crowded the wild animal at a boat harbor in Seward, Alaska, and it leaped from rocks into the ocean, an official said on Tuesday.
Reuters | Jul 19, 2016 5:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Runners face steep challenge on skijump hill (Reuters) - Usually the world's best ski jumpers race down the hill in Titisee-Neustadt in Germany, but this weekend it was the other way around. More than 600 runners from 28 countries took part in Red Bull's 400 event in the Black Forest, running up the
Reuters | Jul 18, 2016 11:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Annual Royal 'Swan-Upping' takes place on River Thames (Reuters) - A census of the Queen's swans has taken place annually on the River Thames for the last 800 years.
Reuters | Jul 18, 2016 11:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Arsenal of medieval swords and armour pilfered from Calgary shop Bold brigands, or maybe orcs, have pilfered an arsenal of medieval arms and armour from a southeast shop. | Jul 18, 2016 6:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Calgary's North Hill Centre sets Guinness World Record with massive cowboy hat mosaic This massive cowboy hat makes a 10-gallon Smithbilt look like a mere beanie. | Jul 18, 2016 12:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend