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Dick Heads of the Week

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Sep 24,2010 - Australian researchers said female marine snails living off the Perth coast are growing male sex organs on their heads. The condition, called imposex, results from exposure to the chemical...

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Spontaneous Human Combustion

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Sep 17,2010 - When a witness startled a man and a woman trying to siphon gas from a Salvation Army van in Tacoma, Wash., it suddenly erupted in flames, which spread to a second vehicle.

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Drugs & Fake Guns

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Sep 10,2010 - When Caleb Smith, 19, approached the pharmacy counter at a drug store, showed a gun and demanded narcotics, police in Pensacola, Fla., said pharmacist Steven Rodick ...

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No Squatting at Ground Zero

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Aug 27,2010 - After attending a cultural awareness course run by a Muslim community activist in England, managers of a Rochdale shopping mall installed two squat toilets.

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Fear of Walking

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Aug 20,2010 - Hoping to help the growing number of pedestrians who stumble into stationary and moving objects while texting on their cell phones ...

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Face Jobs

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 30,2010 - Chinese companies are hiring white people to pose as employees or business partners to impress clients and officials ...

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Counterfeit Bail

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 23,2010 - After police arrested Ronald White, 35, for shoplifting in Cinnaminson, N.J., they discovered he had outstanding warrants that required posting $400 bail ...

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Dumb Criminals, Dumber Students

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 16,2010 - Law schools at New York University, Georgetown and eight other universities have made their grading systems more lenient in the past two years, so their graduates will appeal to prospective employers ...

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Nuts to Charity

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 9,2010 - When Joe Cooper, 24, agreed to undergo a bikini waxing at a charity fundraising event in Leicester, England, onlookers bid to pull off the strips ...

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Beeline to Disaster

By Roland Sweet
POSTED // Jul 2,2010 - The latest suspect in the widespread disappearance of honeybees and the collapse of their hives throughout Europe and North America is radiation from wireless phones.
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