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  The Inhuman Handprint   (27 March 2015)
  • News: Why you can't find the mysterious "Inhuman Handprint" page on snopes.com.
  •   Underground Radiation Leak Caused By Cat Litter   (Sky News)
  • A drum of waste containing radioisotopes including plutonium was incorrectly packaged with the wrong sort of cat litter.
  •   Piano Mysteriously Appears In Mountains   (UPI)
  • A musical mystery is unfolding in the Santa Monica Mountains as a piano appeared without explanation at a lookout point 2 miles from the nearest road.
  •   Signs Tell Hikers: "Stop Pooping On Bike Path"   (UPI)
  • New signs reading, "Stop pooping on bike path," are aimed at pooping people rather than defecating dogs.
  •   Disability Conference Not Wheelchair Accessible   (UPI)
  • Activists are criticizing the National Disability Summit after a speaker had to be carried on stage because the venue wasn't wheelchair accessible.
  •   Man Gets $7 Million Lottery Ticket in Get Well Card   (Associated Press)
  • A man recovering from surgery has won $7 million off a lottery ticket tucked into his get-well card.
  •   Missing: Two Bactrian Camels   (Reuters)
  • The hunt is on for two missing Bactrian camels apparently taken from a farm along with a pair of steers.
  •   Suspect Left Behind Credit Card Used To Jimmy Door   (Associated Press)
  • A trespassing suspect used his own credit card to jimmy open a garage door, then left it behind when the homeowner suddenly appeared and startled him.
  •   Homeowner Finds Former Rental Rigged to Explode   (UPI)
  • A former landlord discovered a house he is planning to sell was rigged to explode with the flip of a light switch.
  •   Firefighters Rescue Visitors From The Incredible Hulk   (UPI)
  • Firefighters were called to rescue 32 passengers stranded on the Incredible Hulk Roller Coaster.
  •   Elephants Hold Up Tipping Tractor-Trailer   (UPI)
  • Deputies responding to a report of a stranded tractor-trailer said they were "astounded" to find two elephants keeping the vehicle from overturning.
  •   Moth Lays Eggs in Reporter's Ear During Live Broadcast   (UPI)
  • A TV news reporter who drew the attention of an African moon moth while delivering a report said the insect laid eggs in his ear.
  •   Restaurant's Well-Endowed Bull Statue Irks Neighbors   (UPI)
  • A restaurant owner whose sign bearing a bull statue with large male genitalia is proving controversial said there is a "conspiracy" against his business.
  •   Cardboard "Most Interesting Man" Fails As Carpool-Lane Ruse   (Associated Press)
  • "I don't always violate the HOV lane law ... but when I do, I get a $124 ticket."
  •   Police Track Suspect Through Social Media Messages   (Associated Press)
  • Wallace posted a Snapchat message saying police were in the house looking for him and he was hiding in a cabinet. He was found in the cabinet.
  •   Authorities Seek Remedy for Naked Neighbor   (Associated Press)
  • The man stands naked at his door several times a week and has been doing so for years.
  •   Why Stepping on Legos Makes You Want to Die   (Quartz)
  • “I hope you step on a Lego” is such an apt curse that it has become a meme.
  •   Drug Dealer Spit Out Bags of Heroin 'Like a Pez Dispenser'   (UPI)
  • A heroin dealer tried to swallow evidence, but instead "spit out the twenty bags like a Pez dispenser."
  •   CCTV Catches Restaurant Fraudster Releasing Rat   (UPI)
  • Security camera footage from a restaurant recorded the moment a man set his pet rat on the ground in an attempt to scam a free meal.
  •   Real Life Human Torch Runs 645 Feet While On Fire   (UPI)
  • A stunt man ran 645 feet while on fire to break the world record for longest distance run during a full body burn.
  •   Nearly Forty Snakes Stolen   (Sky News)
  • Two men were seen fleeing a flat with sacks thought to contain 38 Royal Pythons, including eight pregnant females.
  •   Girl Tried to Poison Mom Twice for Taking Away iPhone   (UPI)
  • A 12-year-old girl was taken into custody on allegations she tried to poison her mother twice as revenge for taking away her iPhone.
  •   Woman Looking For Cats Finds Burglar Under Bed   (New York Daily News)
  • The woman reached under the bed, hoping to find her cats but “felt she had touched human skin.”
  •   Man Arrested Two Years After Reported Death   (UPI)
  • A businessman who was reported dead two years ago was arrested alive and well.
  •   Lack of Orange Juice Leads Man to Shoot Son in Buttocks   (Reuters)
  • A man was in custody after shooting his 18-year-old son in the buttocks during a fight about orange juice.
  •   Boston Yeti Selling Swag to Benefit Animals in Need   (Associated Press)
  • The Boston Yeti is using its new-found notoriety to help some fellow furry friends.
  •   Extreme Ironer Smooths Path to Comeback   (Reuters)
  • The man who invented one of the world's most weird activities — extreme ironing — has decided to make a comeback after taking 11 years off.
  •   Customs Agents Seize Radioactive Maxi Pads   (UPI)
  • Customs agents seized more than half a ton of maxi pads after radioactive material was detected in the shipment.
  •   Smell Like a Whopper: Burger King Will Sell Cologne   (Associated Press)
  • For hamburger aficionados who want the smell even when they can't get a bite, Burger King is putting the scent into a limited-edition fragrance.
  •   104-Year-Old Drinks Dr Pepper Daily   (21 March 2015)
  • News: A 104-year-old woman has drunk Dr Pepper every day for the past 40 years.
  •   Suspect Drove Stolen Car to State Patrol Office   (UPI)
  • Detectives said they made an easy auto theft bust when a suspect drove a stolen Audi to a State Patrol office.
  •   Zoo Discovers 2-Year-Old Bear is Female, Not Male   (Associated Press)
  • The zoo is fessing up to what it calls an "embearassing" mistake regarding one of its animals.
  •   Teachers Take 1,000 Apples to Governor in Protest   (Associated Press)
  • The teachers say each of the shiny red apples represents a local teaching position unfilled because of years of underfunding for public education.
  •   Fire Extinguisher Factory Burns Down   (UPI)
  • More than 150 firefighters were called to fight flames at a building housing one of the department's closest allies — a fire extinguisher factory.
  •   No Claws for Alarm: 30,000 Pounds of Lobsters Survive Crash   (Reuters)
  • The truck, fully loaded with about $300,000 worth of lobsters in seawater, slid into the median and landed on its side after swerving to miss a vehicle that had spun out.
  •   Police Impersonator Who Pulled Over Real Cop Gets Probation   (Associated Press)
  • A man who pulled over a detective while impersonating a police officer has been sentenced to 18 months of probation and ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.
  •   Bill Would Allow Sick Pets To Use Medical Marijuana   (Associated Press)
  • The proposal is in its earliest stages and faces several legislative hurdles before it could become law.
  •   Darth Vader Bank Robber Used Rifle as Show of Force   (UPI)
  • A real-life villain dressed as Star Wars antagonist Darth Vader robbed a bank at gunpoint.
  •   Man Hid Wife In Suitcase at Border Crossing   (UPI)
  • A man was detained by border guards after a search of his suitcase revealed shocking contents -- his bride.
  •   Man Steals Ambulance, Crashes Into Fence   (Associated Press)
  • A man was arrested after he commandeered an ambulance at knifepoint and reached speeds of 70 mph along city streets before crashing into a fence.
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