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Old 09-02-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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Magnetic Mom Attracts Metal and the Media.

(Sept. 2) -- If Brenda Allison's refrigerator door should ever get too covered in metal trinkets, she can always start adding them to her forehead.

That's because Allison, 50, happens to be a human magnet.

'Human Magnet' Brenda Allison Attracts Metal and Plenty of Attention
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:06 AM
 
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6ft 9 teenager who cannot fit on the school bus.

A 14-year-old girl who stands at 6ft 9in has been forced to quit school because she cannot fit on the school bus.

6ft 9 teenager who cannot fit on the school bus - Telegraph
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:11 AM
 
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Sweden wants refund for Hells Angel's backache.

The Swedish Social Insurance Agency has ordered a local Hells Angels leader to pay back more than one million kronor in sickness benefits after he committed crimes that would not have been possible if his purported back pains were real.

Kent Nilsson, a Hells Angels chief in Luleå in northern Sweden, has received a cumulative total of 1.4 million kronor ($200,000) in sick pay since first registering his alleged back trouble in 1998, newspaper Expressen reports.

Sweden wants refund for Hells Angel's backache - The Local
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:25 AM
 
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As temperatures soar, Japanese turn to ghost houses.

With Japan suffering its worst heatwave since records began in 1898, haunted houses or "obake yashiki" are doing a roaring trade as the traditional summertime venues to cool off.

Ghost houses are set up especially for the summer in amusements parks in Japan with the tradition linked to Japanese Buddhism which views August as the time when ancestral spirits may return for a visit and Japanese visit their elders' graves.

As temperatures soar, Japanese turn to ghost houses | Reuters

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Old 09-03-2010, 03:59 PM
 
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8-Foot Shark Caught in Potomac River.

Willy Dean has an incredible fish tale to tell. On Tuesday, he caught a shark while on the Potomac River in St. Mary's County, Md.

Don't believe him? He has the pictures to prove it.

8-Foot Shark Caught in Potomac River | NBC Washington
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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All I can figure is that you go to the same weird-ass websites that I do.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:21 PM
 
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Whole rat found in can of beans

LONDON, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- British health authorities say a cook discovered a whole rat upon opening a catering-sized can of baked beans.

Officials did not release the name of the manufacturer but confirmed the rat was discovered in January and tests performed indicated it had gone through the canning process, The Independent reported Friday.

Whole rat found in can of beans - UPI.com
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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Penn State mascot busted for drunkenness.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Penn State University says it has suspended its Nittany Lion mascot for a month over his arrest for being drunk in public.

Clint Gyory, 20, won't be donning his lion costume for the first month of the football season; however, it was not clear Wednesday if the cheerleading team had brought in a temp.

Penn State mascot busted for drunkenness - UPI.com

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Old 09-05-2010, 11:23 PM
 
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Toilet tours a new movement in Berlin

For tourists tired of traditional sightseeing tours, one Berlin tour guide is offering something altogether different: a tour of Berlin's public conveniences.

Tour guide Anna Haase wanted to take visitors to Berlin off the beaten track and came up with the novel idea of showing them some of the German capital's most famous toilets.

Toilet tours a new movement in Berlin - oddstuff | Stuff.co.nz
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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Bladder Lane, Bent Street and Butt Hole Road – the street names that reached the end of the road.

Dozens of councils across Britain have reported cases of residents changing the names of their street because they are embarrassed by or dislike the one it had been given.

Bladder Lane, Bent Street and Butt Hole Road – the street names that reached the end of the road - Telegraph

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