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Burning Gas Crater in Turkmenistan — Incredible pictures, incredible back-story

Burning Gas Crater in Turkmenistan — Incredible pictures, incredible back-story

In the heart of the Karakum desert of Turkmenistan the Darvaza Gas Crater or The Burning Gates give off a glow that can be seen from miles away during the dark night. The large crater is a result of a Soviet gas exploration accident in the 1950’s. It was created when a Soviet drilling rig(…)

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Spray your tag on West Bank wall!

Spray your tag on West Bank wall!

For 30 Euros, a group of enterprising Palestinian graffiti artists are offering to tag the West Bank wall with your message. Clip: It could turn out to be the world's longest graffiti space – the massive concrete barrier separating Israel from the Palestinians. Over the Internet, a group of Palestinian graffiti artists is offering to(…)

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Sisters mail hot dog back and forth for 54 years

Sisters mail hot dog back and forth for 54 years

(Keenesburg, Co.) – Flora Zimbelman says it all started 54 years ago when she put an uncooked hot dog in her sister’s suitcase.  "I don’t know what made me do it. The devil I guess," she said. Flora’s sister, Rose, found the hot dog when she opened the suitcase back up in Idaho, where she(…)

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Positive cancer victim beats the odds — literally

Positive cancer victim beats the odds — literally

One Briton was so determined to beat his terminal cancer prognosis, he put money on it – and collected £5000. Jon Matthews, 58, had the bet of his lifetime – literally – when he asked bookmakers William Hill to take the wager. After being diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2006 he beat doctors' predictions(…)

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Great news! They’re stealing our books!

Great news! They’re stealing our books!

Clip: FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The Frankfurt Book Fair has an indicator to help publishers gauge public interest in the new offerings presented at the annual exhibition — the unofficial "most stolen book" index. Bild am Sonntag and Germany's ZDF television have come up with lists of titles most stolen from 15 leading German publishers' stands(…)

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Real Dolls and the men who love them…

Real Dolls and the men who love them…

Over the last few weeks I've been running into articles on this topic including an excellent documentary by Channel 4. Link to documentary 'Guys and Dolls'. This phenomenom is not to restricted to Japan, if you've watched the video above you'll see Americans and an Englishman. c-r-e-e-p-y  From Reuters article:  Real love is hard to(…)

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Germans… knitting… grandmas… kink?

Germans… knitting… grandmas… kink?

Clip:  A group of German grannies have turned their knitting circle into a company selling kinky knitwear. Their range includes lingerie, face masks and willy warmers, as well as conventional woollen clothing. Manuela Buesch-Dankewitz, 45, who manages the group of lady knitters said: "The women love to knit, and it's great to earn something from(…)

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Police seize magic trick from preacher

Police seize magic trick from preacher

Not to be confused with the post from last week. (image: trunc)  KAMPALA (Reuters) – Ugandan police are holding a Ghanaian preacher over a stage magic device they fear may dupe people into believing they have experienced miracles. Customs officials seized the Electric Touch device — which magicians use to give small electric shocks to(…)

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Pole Dancers on NYC Subway in an effort to win $10,000

Pole Dancers on NYC Subway in an effort to win $10,000

From Daily News: The N train may need to be changed to the NC-17 and the L could be dubbed the lap dance express. That's because commuters on the lines got their two bucks worth – and then some – when four leggy New Yorkers set out to turn the subway cars into strip-club Champagne lounges. On(…)

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Pagans have a cow over Homer (guerilla marketing)

Pagans have a cow over Homer (guerilla marketing)

From the Sun: PAGANS have pledged to perform “rain magic” to wash away cartoon character Homer Simpson who was painted next to their famous fertility symbol – the Cerne Abbas giant. The 17th century chalk outline of the naked, sexually aroused, club-wielding giant is believed by many to be a symbol of ancient spirituality. Many(…)

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40 acre cornfield maze makes Guinness World Record

40 acre cornfield maze makes Guinness World Record

The elaborate corn maze in Dixon, 40 acres in size, has been certified as the largest in the world by Guinness World Records. It's easy to get lost in the tall stalks that make up the maze. Link with more pictures

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What’s up with the pizza and porn collaborations recently?

What’s up with the pizza and porn collaborations recently?

Pizza and porn delivery: Winnipeg pizza place serves up side of porn It's only about a week old, but a new pizza place in Winnipeg has already aroused attention — not for its pizza pie, but for the racy extra that comes with it. Patrons must be 18 years and older to order from Porno(…)

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8ft tall Lego man washed up on Dutch beach

8ft tall Lego man washed up on Dutch beach

From  ABC: A giant, smiling Lego man has been fished out of the sea in the Dutch resort of Zandvoort. Workers at a drinks stall rescued the 2.5-metre tall model, which had a yellow head and blue torso. "We saw something bobbing about in the sea and we decided to take it out of the(…)

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A stripper and a widow walk into a Berlin courtroom for the Checkpoint Charlie case…

A stripper and a widow walk into a Berlin courtroom for the Checkpoint Charlie case…

From Spiegel article:  The stripper was Tom Luszeit, a 34-year-old who — for his day job — dresses up in various period military outfits to pose with souvenir-seeking tourists. The widow was Alexandra Hildebrandt, 48, who has run the Wall Museum at Checkpoint Charlie since her husband passed away in 2004. She has taken issue(…)

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Electric scooter zips along nicely for pennies per mile

Electric scooter zips along nicely for pennies per mile

From news article: Bay Area zero-emission advocates got their first test ride Thursday on a zippy new all-electric motor scooter that can take two commuters on a silent freeway ride that will cost them just pennies in electrical power. The plug-in hybrid automobile crowd, in the news these days because of advances in the technology(…)

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“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

NASA Airbrushed UFOs – Lunar Base Towers Link to YouTube 

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Life Imitating Art — Chuck Palahniuk style…

Life Imitating Art — Chuck Palahniuk style…

From AP: Man sentenced for faking seizures at restaurants A Baltimore man has been sentenced to a year and a half in jail for faking seizures to get out of paying restaurant bills. City prosecutors said 43-year-old Andrew Palmer pleaded guilty last week to one count of theft scheme, and a judge agreed to impose(…)

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BBC apologizes for talking on-air about a plant known as a “black man’s willy”

BBC apologizes for talking on-air about a plant known as a “black man’s willy”

Quotes from article:  Gardening author Bob Flowerdew admitted he had "only ever seen one close up – and not that colour". Horticulturalist Anne Swithinbank added: "I've never seen one in my life. They don't really like the cold, as you can imagine. They shrivel up and look very unhappy." Link to article 

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