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Surgery saves girl’s face from Parry-Romberg syndrome

One in a million have Parry-Romberg syndrome. The autoimmune disorder causes one side of the face to stop growing as the body rejects it.
Before and after plastic surgery photos of a 55-year-old Parry-Romberg syndrome sufferer. The disorder is in an advanced stage.

Claims of Horseman of the Apocalypse in Egypt video run wild

The pale green Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse video from the Cairo riots has gone viral. Is it the Last Judgment – or just lens flare?
Artist's charcoal drawing of death, depicted as a skull face on the back of a skeletal hand.

Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

Internet land rush may lead to .nazi, .gay and .god domains

A new Internet land rush may be headed to every corner of cyberspace by spring, including such domains as .nazi, .gay, .muhammad and more.
File photo of the character Sgt. Schultz from “Hogan's Heroes.”

Car salesman fired for Packers tie offered a new job

A car salesman in Chicago was recently fired for wearing a Green Bay Packers tie. However, the media attention led to a new job offer.
Tie

National Hug Day, January 21, celebrates healing power of hugs

National Hug Day and the Free Hugs Campaign are not officially associated, but they're a perfect pair for encouraging simple acts of kindness.
Free Hugs

Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

Romanian witch tax caps off a big year for witches

Romania has passed a law forcing witches and fortune tellers to pay income taxes. There was a lot of witch related media this past year.
Witch

Tide with Anthrax stories are the latest riff on old wives tale

There's a chain email and text message going around about tide samples with anthrax in them. It's a new version of an old wives tale.
Anthrax

Millions of dead fish join dead birds phenomenon

More than 2 million dead fish have washed up in Maryland after 100,000 dead fish showed up in Arkansas. This occurred after the dead birds.
Spot Fish

The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

More flocks of dead birds show up in Louisiana

Flocks of dead birds in Louisiana have been discovered days after thousands of birds fell out of the sky in an Arkansas town on New Year's.
Starling

Insecurity: A recipe for successful dating?

While it may seem backward, a recent psychological study found that insecurity may be a desirable trait when one is looking to get a date.
A man and a woman on a date. She's kissing his neck.

Indiana earthquake measures 3.8, riles heartlanders

A 3.8-magnitude Indiana earthquake was recorded Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey. No damage was reported, but people were shaken.
Logo from the Indiana state flag, depicting an outline of the state with a torch in the center that is shooting stars.

What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

Recessionomics: Santa Claus robs yacht club

The recession has hit even Santa where it hurts. Reports indicate that Santa Claus robbed a yacht club in Rhode Island.
A comic photograph of a “Bad Santa.” He's wearing brass knuckles and brandishing a baseball bat.

Government collars drunk nuclear weapons transport drivers

The U.S. Energy Department has investigated 16 incidents involving drunk nuclear weapons drivers. They were drunk while on duty, not driving.
General Bernard A. Schriever (right) with members of Avco Cooperation (today: Textron, Inc) inspects an experimental missile warhead re-entry vehicle in 1959. Creating an effective nuclear-armed missile force was one of his main goals. ICBM Test Vehicle of U.S. Air Force Thor-Able Reentry Program. Recovered April 1959 after 5000 mile flight.

TSA official pats down distraught 3-year-old girl

A TSA official patted down a screaming 3-year-old at an airport, piling on more doubt about the effectiveness of TSA training and methods...
Mock cover of a children's book entitled “My First Cavity Search.” A young child is being approached by airport security officials. The officials are wearing inspection gloves.

No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

Jones bacon-flavored soda is your pig potable

Bacon-flavored soda will be available this holiday season, thanks to a partnership between Jones Soda and J&D Foods. You'll be in hog heaven.
A large collection of Jones Soda bottles.

Chris Matthews to Michele Bachmann: Are you hypnotized?

CNBC's Chris Matthews asked Minnesota Sen. Michele Bachmann “Are you hypnotized tonight?” during Election 2010 coverage. It was ... hilarious.
File photo of Sen. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) Someone is waving a pocket watch in front of her, hypnotically.