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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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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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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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Cleveland Police say truck full of cookies also contained $1,000,000 in Mexican pot.

Cleveland Police say truck full of cookies also contained $1,000,000 in Mexican pot.

One stop shopping: Another big cache of drugs off the streets…this time in a legitimate shipment of Chips Ahoy cookies! 634 pounds of marijuana were seized early Friday morning on Cleveland’s west-side. It represents the second $1,000,000 seizure of marijuana in as many weeks. This latest bust resulted from a three-month joint Cleveland Division of(…)

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New carry case for your Taser and MP3 Player…

New carry case for your Taser and MP3 Player…

Jaysus, gotta get me one of these. iTase?  LAS VEGAS – A handy new holster from Taser International Inc. holds not only your stun gun but a music player too. Link to article 

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…stripped of their clothes were Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle…

…stripped of their clothes were Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle…

Photo: Alice and Indiana Jones Dublin, Ireland:  The theft of National Wax Museum figures will not stop next month's reopening of the tourist attraction, the museum's management insisted today. Dozens of models, including Bob the Builder, the Teletubbies and Frankenstein , were stolen from a warehouse in central Dublin last month. Replica uniforms from the Easter(…)

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Breaking news from Charlotte: 2 cars in Gastonia are ‘buttered’

Breaking news from Charlotte: 2 cars in Gastonia are ‘buttered’

From article: Someone spread butter all over two cars in Gastonia early Tuesday morning. The cars, a 2005 Saturn Vue and a 2003 Jeep Wrangler, were outside a home on the 500 block of Hillcrest Avenue. Gastonia police do not have any suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000. Sweet(…)

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White guy arrested for rapping! Go Florida!

White guy arrested for rapping! Go Florida!

Article:  Brooksville, Florida – A 19-year-old was taken to jail Sunday evening for singing the profane words of a rap song when children were around. The children's mother, Amy Churchill, called Hernando County sheriff's deputies and complained that Christopher Holder was yelling profanities as he walked with two juveniles on Gordon Loop in Brooksville. Churchill(…)

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Alcohol consumption by country

Alcohol consumption by country

LUXEMBOURG glugs more than 15.5 litres of alcohol per person in a year, more than any other country. One explanation is that the duty on alcohol is relatively cheap in the tiny nation, encouraging booze tourism from its more heavily taxed neighbours. No such explanation for the Irish, however, who quaff 13.7 litres a year,(…)

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20kilo/41lb mushroom a savory stunner in Mexico

20kilo/41lb mushroom a savory stunner in Mexico

A mushroom weighing more than 20 kilograms has been picked in a forest in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas, university officials say. The white mushroom, macrocybe titans, measured a towering 70 cm tall, was found near Tapachula, near the Guatemalan border, according to the Southern Border University Centre. There is no word as to what(…)

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