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It's people like these who voted to evict six-year-old Kimberly Broffman. Not these people specifically, but people like them. You can see it in their eyes. (Photo:

Grandparents Ordered to Evict 6 Year Old | HOA Down!

Let Bylaws Be Bylaws I’m a parent, so I’m going to proudly display just a bit of bias here. If the homeowners’ association at the Largo, Florida retirement community where Jimmy and Judie Stottler live think it’s a good idea to force them to evict their six-year-old granddaughter Kimberly Broffman, I cry for their misplaced
Rachael Shardlow got stung by a box jellyfish like this and survived.

10-year-old Rachael Shardlow, stung by box jellyfish, survives

About a month ago, 10-year-old Rachael Shardlow was swimming in the Calliope River near Gladstone when she was stung by a box jellyfish, a very potent venom-producing jellyfish. The box jellyfish is known to be one of the deadliest creatures in the world, capable of killing an adult human being in just four minutes, with
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Kelly Ann Walz of Ross Township, PA Killed by Pet Bear

It’s No Surprise: Bears Are Wild Animals You know they call them killer whales But you seem surprised When it pinned you down to the bottom of the tank Where you can’t turn around It took half your leg and both your lungs – Neko Case, “People Gotta Lot of Nerve” Ross Township, PA isn’t
Pictured: A sweat lodge in Hawaii. Many cultures have used sweat lodges for centuries, but they are very selective about the materials used. Image from Flickr.

Sweat Lodge Survivor Speaks | Worst $9,000 Ever Spent?

Will Arthur Ray be accused of murder? James Arthur Ray a couple of weeks ago charged a few dozen of his followers $9,000 to attend a five-day retreat that culminated in spending couple of hours in a makeshift sweat lodge. Three people died and several others were hospitalized. A lawyer representing a woman who survived
A man has a dead crab stuffed in his mouth.

Thousands of dead crabs wash ashore near Kent, England

On the Thanet Coast near Kent, England, tens of thousands of dead crabs have washed ashore. The Huffington Post reports that scientists do not believe that there is a link between the dead crabs and other recent mass animal deaths. Hypothermia caused dead crabs It would be easy to assume that a toxic agent is

Unknown Life Form Found in North Carolina Sewer | Run!

In those dark places There are non-adventurous souls out there who will tell you that there are certain things that we are better off not knowing. What goes into hot dogs? What do your bed sheets look like when you magnify them 1,000 times? What’s all the fuss about the unknown life form in a
A missing pet poster of a cat nailed to a tree.

Boston residents say fisher cats are to blame for missing pets

Reports of beloved family pets vanishing and turning up dead are flooding in at an alarming rate in Boston, Mass. Many families in the local area believe fisher cats are to blame. More than a few people claim to have seen the wild, sharp-toothed, weasel-looking fisher cat in residential neighborhoods, and residents are advised to
A man contemplating public urination is feeling pangs of conscience – and trying to decide whether that outweighs the potential for public humiliation.

Swedish court rules public urination is not a crime in some cases

The Local reports that a Swedish court recently acquitted a 45-year-old man of his fine for urinating in public. The Nacka resident (Nacka is a suburb of Stockholm) tried to urinate without offending anyone, which was enough for the Stockholm court to drop charges. The Nacka ruling brings public urination to the masses Most people

Chuck Norris: Crackpot Birther

The eyes of a Ranger are upon your birth certificate Apparently, Chuck Norris took too many blows to the head during his climactic fight with Bruce Lee in “Way of the Dragon.” That’s the only way to explain his link to one of the most pointless mass hallucinations in far right wing-nut history. He doesn’t
Andrea Parrish and Peter Geyer. Image from Flickr.

Paying for Wedding with Aluminum Cans | Crafty or Crazy?

More than a car decoration With the amount of cash people spend on weddings nowadays (average in U.S. is $28,000), it’s practically impossible to pull it off without involving a personal loan, either on the part of the parents or the couple. It’s no wonder some people would rather just elope. But couples are coming
A Seattle Police cruiser, much like the one used by the cop who punches a woman on video.

Seattle cop punches woman after jaywalking stop

Seattle police have had a difficult time in the media the past 12 months, and the latest “cop punches woman” incident doesn’t help matters. Back in November 2009, Deputy Paul Schene was videotaped beating then 15-year-old Malika Calhoun while she was in her jail cell. Schene’s actions prompted a civil rights investigation. Now Seattle Police

Orange alligator wandering Florida neighborhoods

In one Florida neighborhood, an orange alligator is making headlines. Wildlife biologists have been consulted about this new orange alligator. Some are wondering whether the orange color is from a toxin related to recent fish die-offs. Orange alligator spotted in Florida In Venice, Fla., the newest resident of a subdivision is turning a lot of heads.
Is a TV this size for $9.99 too good to be true? Yes.

Best Buy $9.99 TV Will Go To Five Lucky Customers

Other $9.99 TV buyers will get money back Although thousands of BestBuy customers ordered the Samsung Best Buy $9.99 TV, only five people will get the 52″ flat-panel LCD TV for that price. As most people assumed, the Best Buy $9.99 TV price was a mistake. This message has started making its way around: To
A Playmobile play set that enables children to simulate the thrill of going through airport security.

Passenger John Tyner calls TSA patdown sexual assault

Airport security screening is more up close and personal than ever, and people like John Tyner have had enough. According to ABC News, the 31-year-old programmer was attempting to get on a flight at San Diego International Airport. Tyner objected to the full body scanner, then objected to a patdown on the inner thigh (a
A beautiful orange and red sunset. Inset of the sun's new owner, Angeles Duran, hovers above in the firmament.

The sun has an owner, and it is Angeles Duran

When Arthur Schwartz and Dorothy Fields wrote the song “I’ll Buy You a Star” for the musical “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” they had no idea that people would eventually take them literally. When the band Smash Mouth opined that “You might as well be walking on the sun,” they weren’t seriously suggesting that our
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Trina Thompson Sues Her College Because They Failed Her

I say, “Go for it.” Trina Thompson spent $70,000 in tuition for a degree in Information Technology from Monroe College in the Bronx, New York. Now that she can’t secure a job with her advanced degree, she has taken it upon herself to sue the university and get her tuition money back. Some would call