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Gay flamingos pick up chick

Gay flamingos pick up chick

John Waters, Devine? Well not quite… LONDON (AFP) – A pair of gay flamingos have adopted an abandoned chick, becoming parents after being together for six years, a British conservation organisation said Monday. Carlos and Fernando had been desperate to start a family, even chasing other flamingos from their nests to take over their eggs(…)

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Woman told to ditch bra to enter court

Woman told to ditch bra to enter court

found image Clip: COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho – Security guards refused to allow a woman into a federal courthouse until she removed a bra that triggered a metal detector. Lori Plato said she and her husband, Owen Plato, were stunned when U.S. Marshals Service employees asked her to remove her bra after the underwire supports set(…)

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Secret Service Codenames

I like that Ted Kennedy is 'Sunburn'! Secret Service codenames are a throwback to the period before electronic transmissions were encrypted. Although they serve no practical security function today, the US Army Signal Corps still assigns codenames (mostly out of tradition). John Anderson Miracle, Starburst, Stardust   Keke Anderson Scarlet   Howard Baker Snapshot  (…)

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Mexico’s Island of the Dolls — Creepy stuff…

Mexico’s Island of the Dolls — Creepy stuff…

From Bizarre Magazine: The Island Of The Dolls – located in the vast, bewildering network of canals that lies to the south of Mexico City, between the urban sprawl and the more traditional farmland region called Xochimilco (pronounced so-chee-meel-koh and meaning ‘place of flowers’) – is rich in history and superstition. Created by the hermit(…)

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Texas cops mistake actual weed for marijuana, spend hours doing yard work

From The Raw Story: Like the old song goes, one of these things is not like the other… However, remind a police officer in Corpus Christi, Texas of those famed Cookie Monster lyrics and they’re likely to give you an annoyed look.That’s because a recently discovered cache of plants, initially pegged by officials speaking to(…)

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A multimillion-pound collection of forged art seized by police has gone on public display for the first time.

A multimillion-pound collection of forged art seized by police has gone on public display for the first time.

From Sky News: Spot the difference: This ‘Lowry’ pastel is one of the top fakes in the display The exhibition, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, features more than 100 fake works from Lowry paintings to Barbara Hepworth sculptures. Experts say the collection, which also includes ‘paintings’ by Thomas Moran and graffiti artist Banksy, would(…)

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Feeling grumpy ‘is good for you’ — what a relief…

Feeling grumpy ‘is good for you’ — what a relief…

From The BBC: An Australian psychology expert who has been studying emotions has found being grumpy makes us think more clearly. In contrast to those annoying happy types, miserable people are better at decision-making and less gullible, his experiments showed. While cheerfulness fosters creativity, gloominess breeds attentiveness and careful thinking, Professor Joe Forgas told Australian(…)

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Tonight only! Zombie strippers at the Admiral: The undead meet the unclothed

Tonight only! Zombie strippers at the Admiral: The undead meet the unclothed

From The Chicago Tribune: One rips off a bikini top. The other rips an arm off a hapless victim, beating the just-single-limbed person mercilessly before feasting on the bloody remains. Neither wants you touching them. Exotic dancers and zombies, the two grand pillars of American subculture, have finally joined forces — thus proving our nation’s(…)

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European Farmers’ Anger Spills Into the Streets of Brussels — view the picture…

European Farmers’ Anger Spills Into the Streets of Brussels — view the picture…

From NYTimes: BRUSSELS — After months of complaints by European dairy farmers angry over low prices, protesters in Brussels on Monday poured milk onto the streets, hurled eggs and other missiles, and started fires that filled the air with black smoke.

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