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Man selling dead fleas on eBay for thousands An Innisfil man will make several thousand dollars this weekend selling dead fleas on eBay. | Aug 5, 2016 12:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Creepy clown haunting Green Bay at night Nobody in Green Bay, WI., seems to know what to make of Gags the Clown -- a mysterious, shabby-dressed figure in ghoulish clown makeup that's been lurking the streets after midnight. | Aug 4, 2016 11:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New Mexico bear hitches a ride on top of a garbage truck A New Mexico bear hitched a ride on top of a garbage truck, travelling at least 5 miles on the vehicle before it was able to make its escape up a tree. | Aug 3, 2016 11:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Strange looking 'elevated' bus straddles traffic to ease gridlock in Chinese city One Chinese city has come up with a partial solution to its notorious traffic problem -- but, boy, is it a weird looking thing. | Aug 3, 2016 6:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Famed flamingo Pinky dead in Florida after man attacks it TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Chilean flamingo named Pinky which was known for its dancing was euthanized at a Florida theme park after being badly injured by a man who reached into its pen and threw it to the ground, Tampa police said on Wednesday.
Reuters | Aug 3, 2016 4:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Porn star Candy Charms travels to Islamic Republic to get nose job: Report Apparently unaware she could face a death sentence, a British porn actress says she flew to Iran to undergo a nose job and later wrote online about it, immediately sparking a social media outcry in the largely conservative Islamic Republic. | Aug 2, 2016 3:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Higher BMI linked to increased risk for diabetes, but not heart attack or death Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Higher BMI was shown in a study of twins to increase risk for diabetes, but did not appear to affect risk for heart attack or death, according to researchers.
United Press International | Aug 1, 2016 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Some fish tackle ocean global warming by pretending it's night OSLO (Reuters) - Some fish may cope with the changing chemistry of the oceans linked to global warming by permanently setting their body defenses to night-time levels, the time of day when they find sea water least hospitable, a study said on Monday.
Reuters | Aug 1, 2016 3:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins ends brief holdout The Sports Xchange HOUSTON -- Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins reported to Houston's training camp Sunday afternoon.
United Press International | Aug 1, 2016 04:23 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Miguel Cabrera hits two homers as Detroit Tigers rout Houston Astros By Rich Shook, The Sports Xchange DETROIT -- Games sometimes go on within the games.
United Press International | Aug 1, 2016 04:22 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend