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China bans Winnie-the-Pooh mentions from social media

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July 18: Chinese censors blocked mentions of Winnie-the-Pooh from social networking sites after photos comparing the cartoon bear to President Xi Jinping went viral. Posts and comments that featured mentions A.A. Milne’s famous stuffed bear, made famous by a series of Disney films and animated TV shows, were blocked during the weekend by China’s Internet […]


British woman didn’t know she had 27 contact lenses on one eye

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July 18: A British woman had 27 contact lenses on her eye and didn’t know about it, doctors said. The 67-year-old woman reportedly believed that she was experiencing discomfort in her eye due to dry eye or old age. “None of us have ever seen this before,” specialist trainee ophthalmologist, Rupal Morjaria, told Optometry Today. […]


Diners ignore floodwaters rushing through restaurant

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July 18: Diners at a Chinese restaurant were filmed ignoring rising floodwaters around their table while enjoying a hot meal. The video, filmed Thursday at a restaurant in Changchun, Jilin Province, shows a table of diners with their feet up on the benches of their booth enjoying a hotpot meal despite the water rushing around […]


Driver survives when 7,000-pound pipe crushes van

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July 18: A Florida man survived with only minor injuries when a 7,000-pound metal pipe fell from a crashed truck and crushed the roof of his van. Jesus Armando Escobar, 36, of Orlando, was exiting from Interstate 4 to State Road 528 in Orange County when a Mach truck loaded with scrap metal crashed into […]


Teenage taekwondo master flips for concrete-breaking record

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Jun 13: A young taekwondo master was recorded performing an unusual stunt — using a front-flip technique to break 90 concrete slabs with his head in 25 seconds. The video, filmed Saturday in Bosnia, shows Kerim Ahmedspahic using a series of front-flips to break multiple stacks of concrete blocks laid out in two lines. Ahmedspahic, […]


‘Vicious’ raccoon steals tourist’s lunch in Costa Rica

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Jun 13: A seemingly friendly raccoon approaching tourists in Costa Rica betrayed one of its new friends and stole her lunch right out of her hand. Trevor Higgins posted a video to YouTube showing the “vicious” raccoon approaching a group of tourists last week in Quepos. The raccoon weaves through the crowd of curious onlookers […]


Huge snake slithers up moving car’s hood on the highway

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Jun 13: A man driving on a Georgia highway started recording when he was faced with a sight out of a horror film: a massive snake slithering up the hood of his car. Ryan McMurphy captured video when he was driving June 1 on Interstate 85 in Buford and the huge snake appeared at the […]


Colorado couple win third major lottery jackpot

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Jun 13: A Colorado couple who won $500,000 on a scratch-off ticket revealed they previously won lottery jackpots for $5 million and $4,000. The Colorado Lottery said the couple, whose names were not released, purchased 4 Brilliant Bucks Scratch tickets recently and discovered one of them was a $500,000 winner. The couple told officials the […]


NY man breaks world record for extinguishing matches with tongue

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May 14: A New York man set a new world record by extinguishing more than 30 matches with his tongue in a minute. Ashrita Furman, who holds more than 200 Guinness World Records, claimed the new title for “most matchsticks extinguished with the tongue in 1 minute.” Furman, 61, sat at a table at the […]


Ky., woman indicted for stealing $15K in Girl Scout cookies

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May 14: If ever there was a case for Cookie Monster to investigate. A Kentucky woman was charged this week with stealing $15,000 worth of Girl Scout cookies and has since disappeared, state police said. A grand jury in Pike, Ky., indicted Leah Ann Vick, 26, on one count of felony theft after troopers said she […]




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