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Two bicyclists in Russia are lucky to be alive after somehow emerging relatively unscathed from a truck collision .  Dash cam video posted on LiveLeak shows two cyclists riding alongside a road in Kirov Oblast, a region about 500 miles northeast of Moscow, when a truck appears to try to pass another vehicle right next to them.  However, when the truck switches into the left lane, it moves right into the oncoming path of another truck. The two vehicles collide, and the trailer of one truck is torn apart, sending a shower of sharp debris around the bicyclists.  Amazingly, none of the debris seems to hit either bicyclist.

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Thousands of people gathered in a Japanese city over the weekend to bid farewell to a beloved local icon: a cat named Tama who served as stationmaster of a rural railway station for almost a decade. The calico cat has been credited with saving the struggling station, and its railway line, from financial collapse.

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In 2008, a kayaking tourist spotted a “face” etched into a cliff on a remote island in Canada’s Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. She snapped photographs of the rocky countenance, but when she returned to land, she wasn’t able to pinpoint its exact location

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A pig who was hauled off in a cop car last week is getting a life sentence — as a pet! Photo: Shelby Township Police Department More…

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UFO Spotted At PGA Tournament

19May

Did a UFO share the field of view of a flying golf ball during a PGA tournament in Florida? Upon first examination, this is some approach shot. It was during the Players Championship part of the PGA tour, held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida on May 9.

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There are a lot of strange jobs out there, but Bryan Lee Madden may have the sketchiest of all.

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Armed with a can of washable spray paint, an artist in Greater Manchester, England, has embarked on a worthy crusade: to rid the region of potholes… by drawing penises on them. The anonymous artist, who goes by the name “Wanksy,” told the Manchester Evening News that he decided to draw attention to the “appalling” pothole-ridden streets after some of his cyclist friends were badly injured on the roads

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Burglar Foiled By Crocs Shoes: Cops

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Crocs plastic shoes left tread marks that helped link a 22-year-old Fairbanks man to downtown burglaries, authorities said. The owner of a building where break-ins occurred provided surveillance footage to police, who posted it on the department’s Facebook page.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Officials say a 2-year-old boy is recovering after falling several feet into a cheetah exhibit at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Cleveland Fire Department spokesman Larry Gray tells the Plain Dealer that the boy’s mother was holding him and another child when the boy slipped and fell into the pit Saturday

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Quit hogging up all the space, human. Meet Virginia.

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Hey, Dad, ask next time. A 58-year-old Michigan dad called emergency workers Wednesday morning after he ate several marijuana-filled brownies and had no idea what was happening to his body and mind, the Detroit Free Press reports. More…

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Is that a banana in your pocket, or have you just been bitten by a Brazilian wandering spider? A British couple was horrified on Tuesday after they found a bunch of bananas they purchased from a Tesco store were infested with spiders they believe to be Brazilian wandering spiders, the Bristol Post reports. The bite of that spider can cause a host of unpleasant symptoms, including a hours-long painful erections and death.

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Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see: Here’s a performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” that’s as hilarious as it is spirited. In this viral video , watch as three ladies of Australian sketch group SketchShe passionately lip-sync to the classic Queen song in a car.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah peace officers have been suspended without pay over a risque video shoot featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities suspect a Portland, Oregon, man accused of stealing two bicycles also took a dwarf goat

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A passenger was found hiding inside the cockpit of a JetBlue airplane after it landed in New York early Tuesday. Police say the 26-year-old unidentified man hid in the cockpit at about 2 a.m. after all the other passengers had gotten off the plane.

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We’re all fully aware that trivial entertainment can go viral.

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The military just shot the elephant in the room. Hours after two llamas wreaked havoc on the streets of Phoenix, Arizona Thursday, the United States Northern Command answered the questions on everyone’s minds: Who were the llamas working for?

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For the group that puts on an art show called “DAMNED: An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness,” an abandoned church seems like an appropriate venue. But hosting in 5 acres of Hell is even more fitting.

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Driver Blames Car Crash On Owl: Cops

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SEATTLE (Reuters) – A man who crashed his car into a utility pole near Seattle on Wednesday gave police a unique excuse for the pre-dawn accident: He was owl watching. Police in Tukwila, about 10 miles south of Seattle, said the driver told officers he rammed into the pole by accident because he was in hot pursuit of one of the nocturnal birds. Nobody was injured in the early morning crash on a residential street, the police report said.

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Like many 8-year-old girls, Shelby Counterman has a doll house in her room. She also something most girls don’t have: Thousands of breeding cockroaches as pets. Shelby, who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, became a cockroach collector when she was 3, after a neighbor generously gave her some bugs of her own

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Luke Ruehlman is a healthy 5-years-old boy. Still, he’s already had a lifetime of experiences — he has even died! At least, that’s what he claims

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When Kat Hoffman was growing up in Bellefontaine, Ohio, bullies were a big problem for her. Hoffman, 26, was born with a form of dwarfism that stunted her growth at 3 feet, 11 inches and made her a target of teasing. More…

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To serve and protect. And maybe sing along to Taylor Swift from time to time, too. For one brief, fleeting moment on Friday, all was right with the world after the Dover Police Department released this video of one of their officers singing along to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off,” recorded by a dashcam in the officer’s car.

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Have you ever even tried petting a chicken? If you haven’t, maybe you should, because the results are insanely adorable — well, until the end, when the chicken takes a massive bird dump

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Don’t be fooled by the little pink kiddie instruments because they certainly don’t sound like little pink kiddie instruments in the hands of Frank Pasquale and Drew Creal. The duo used the guitar and three-piece drum kit from First Act , a company that makes instruments for kids, to perform a killer medley of Slayer tunes

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The real-life inspiration for the animated character Shrek might just be a man nicknamed “The French Angel.” Known formally as Maurice Tillet, a Russian-born Frenchman, the man rose to prominence as a wrestling star in the 1930s and ’40s. Born in 1903, Tillet is said to have been called “angel” by his boyhood friends because of his blonde hair and angelic face.

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The Year In UFOs and ETs

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There never seems to be a problem finding UFO stories to talk about. Year after year, people around the world report encounters with and sightings of odd, unexplained objects in the skies above Earth — and, even, in the skies above the moon or Mars. More…

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HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) — A mayor in Massachusetts is outraged that someone stole a baby Jesus statue from a church’s Nativity scene and replaced it with a pig’s head. Haverhill Mayor James Fiorentini says the desecration has “all the elements of a hate crime.” More…

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A fast-paddling good Samaritan in a kayak helped sheriff’s deputies in Washington state nab a suspected Christmas mail thief.

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can’t use his arms because of a spinal condition is being held in jail while facing a gun possession charge his lawyer calls shocking. Bail was lowered Tuesday for Marcus Hubbard, who has been jailed since his arrest in Trenton in August.

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A woman in Brooksville, Florida, is happy to be alive after a state trooper saved her from being strangled by her seatbelt on Thursday evening. The 38-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, became entangled in the passenger side seatbelt of her 2010 Toyota when her 4-year-old daughter put the seatbelt around the woman’s neck to protest being put in a child seat.

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A woman accused of stealing $6,400 worth of sausage from her employer isn’t coming out a wiener. Regina Shaw, 45, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with felony theft between $1,500-$20,000 for an alleged sausage heist that took place Sept. 14 at the Kiolbassa Provision Company, where she was employed, KSAT reports

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If Evel Knievel had ever traded in his hog for a giant semi-truck — or a Formula One racer — he would have likely attempted something like this.

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Four Utah National Guard soldiers are being disciplined for their unauthorized involvement and use of military vehicles in a risque video featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks. Guard Lt. Col

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A car in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles had an unusual crash landing after it went off the road and came to rest atop a concrete barrier, according to images caught by ABC7.

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A video shot outside of Vancouver, British Columbia, during a forest fire unexpectedly captured a lot more than firefighting efforts. On July 17, 2014, Castanet.net , a news organization in Western Canada, posted a video shot in West Kelowna — northeast of Vancouver — featuring efforts to stop the Smith Creek Wildfire.

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