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Yikes! Amazon UK Sees Giant Spike in Sales of Aluminum Bats, Clubs During London Riots

As the London enters another day of rioting, looters and bystanders have taken to the web to arm themselves. Amazon’s UK site has seen scary-high spikes in sales of blunt objects over the past 24 hours, including a 50,000% spike in clubs and a more than 35,000% spike among different aluminum baseball bat models.

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Update on Alaska’s Mysterious “Orange Goo”

Ok. Scientists say they have it figured out. Kind of anyway. Maybe "figured out" is pushing it, but narrowed down, at least.

They claim now that is definitely a "natural" substance. It's not man-made. So their verdict as to WHAT it exactly is...Eggs.

Eggs? What kind of eggs? They don't know. At least, not yet.

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First Apple, Now IKEA – Another Completely Fake Store Spotted in China [VIDEO]

A couple weeks ago, we showed you the fake Apple store uncovered by a blogger in Kunming, China. But it seems Apple isn’t the only one with an intellectual property headache on its hands. In the exact same Chinese city, a pseudo IKEA has been spotted.

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What Have Sharks Ever Done For You ? : The 10 Worst Beaches For Attacks

I want them dead. All of them.

Don't give me that crap about how killing them off would be messing up the ecosystem. Screw'em. What have sharks ever done for you, except make you afraid to swim in the ocean? And perhaps provide a little entertainment for a week every summer on the Discovery Channel.

Let me answer that question for you...Nothing. That's what.

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Pole Dancing for Men Gaining Popularity in China [VIDEO]

Pole dancing-as-exercise is no longer strictly for women. Recently, the fitness trend has begun popping up in gyms across Beijing, ‘Today‘ reports.

Gym owners say pole dancing is a great way to stay fit, and some Chinese men are embracing it as a way to build up abs, arms and upper-body strength.

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Teenage Member of the LulzSec Hacking Group Arrested in London

A leading member of the LulzSec hacking group, famous for high-profile invasions of the computer databases of companies such as Citibank, has been arrested in the UK.

The 16-year-old boy, who goes by the name Tflow online, was taken into custody by the London Metropolitan Police’s E-Crime Unit.

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‘Today’ Show Finds Monster 2,000-Pound Crocodile [VIDEO]

Fans of Brutus, the monstrous saltwater crocodile, take heart: He’s real! Ever since a photograph of the 18-foot-long, 2000-lb. crocodile surfaced earlier this week, some have alleged that it may have been a hoax.

So, an intrepid crew from ‘Today’ embarked on a tour of the Adelaide River in Australia in search of the massive reptile. Lo and behold, the crew managed to film footage of the approximately 80-year-old animal as it happily munched on buffalo provided by their tour guide. And, disturbingly, Brutus appeared to be every bit as large as the stories said.

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Wow!! She Cut Off His Frank and Beans!!

It's a long while since we've had a story like this. Lorena Bobbit, this nation turns it's lonely eyes to you. Where have ya gone?

Well now it doesn't matter. There is a new Lorena Bobbit.

Let the jokes come later. Let the observations and comments come later. For now, just read.

Read and cringe.

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New ‘Superbug’ Strain of Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics
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New ‘Superbug’ Strain of Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics

Gonorrhea, a bacterial sexually transmitted infection, used to be easily treated with antibiotics. But now, a "superbug" strain of the STD has been found in Japan and scientists fear it could become a global public health threat.

"Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhea in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it," said Magnus Unemo of the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria, who discovered the strain with Japanese colleagues.

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Casey Anthony DENIED a Porn Contract!!

I guess even porn companies have a few standards. A suspected child murderer was just too much. Good for them.

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Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World Is Shutting Down [VIDEO]
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Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World Is Shutting Down [VIDEO]

Amid allegations of widespread phone hacking, the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World is shutting down after 168 years of operation.

The weekly British tabloid, called the largest English-language newspaper in the world, is accused of illegally accessing the cell phone messages of up to 4,000 victims -- all to gain salacious headlines.

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Strauss-Kahn’s House Arrest Lifted as Case Faces Possible Dismissal

The sexual assault case against former International Monetary Fund Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn faced possible collapse Friday after credibility issues arose with the woman who alleged assault against him. The issues resulted in the French politician being released from house arrest.

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