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  Michael Vick Attacked By Pitbull   (16 April 2014)
  • Was New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick really attacked by a stray pitbull?
  •   Student Loses 'Wheel of Fortune' Puzzle with All Letters Revealed   (Today)
  • During an appearance on 'Wheel of Fortune', an Indiana University student’s Achilles' heel was revealed in extremely painful fashion.
  •   US Airways Apologizes for Accidental Pornographic Tweet   ([New York] Daily News)
  • Someone at US Airways accidentally violated one of the most obvious rules of corporate social-media management -- don't tweet lewd images.
  •   Official Arrested with Meth Pipe Stashed in His Rectum   (Miami Herald)
  • The former purchasing director of a Florida city panicked while he was being pulled over in downtown Fort Lauderdale and stashed a glass methamphetamine pipe in the only place he could think of -- his rectum.
  •   Man Ordered to Pay $5,001 to Coworker for Peeing in His Coffee   (Star Exponent)
  • A jury ordered an ex-town employee in Culpeper County Circuit Court to pay $5,001 to his former co-worker whose coffee pot he admitted to spiking with his own urine five years ago.
  •   Woman Accused of Driving While Cooking in Mobile Meth Lab   (WVEC-TV [Hampton Roads, VA])
  • A woman may have been “braking bad” while allegedly driving a mobile methamphetamine lab down I-64 in Virginia.
  •   Man Says Pot in Car Isn't His Because the Car Is Stolen   (Franklin Sun Journal)
  • Police said a man was adamant that the marijuana police found in the car he was driving was not his because he had just stolen the car.
  •   'Crackathon' Video Game Setting Internet on Fire   (UPI)
  • A new online video game allows players to pick up marijuana leafs, crack pipes and bottles of booze while playing as a digital version of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
  •   Nursing Home Sued for Hiring Male Strippers   (UPI)
  • A Long Island nursing home is likely going to be sued after allegedly hiring a male stripper to entertain its elderly residents during a party in the recreational room.
  •   Smart Cars Being Tipped in Vandalism Spree   (UPI)
  • Vandals apparently have a problem with Smart Cars -- so they’re flipping them over.
  •   Woman Receives Birthday Card in the Mail 45 Years Late   (UPI)
  • A woman was overjoyed to recently receive a birthday card from her parents -- even though they have both been dead for more than a decade.
  •   'Noah' Screening Canceled After Movie Theater Floods   (UPI)
  • It’s unclear if moviegoers entered the first screening of Noah two-by-two, but what is certain is that the theater had to cancel the movie because of flooding.
  •   Woman Arrested After Calling Police to Complain About Poor Pot Quality   (UPI)
  • A woman was arrested after she apparently thought the police wanted to hear about her pot problems.
  •   Gasoline Loving Spiders Cause Car Recall for Second Time   (Reuters)
  • For the second time in three years, Mazda Motor Corp has issued a recall for Mazda6 sedans in North America because of a spider that likes the smell of gasoline and weaves a web that blocks a vent in the engine.
  •   Love Triangle Rat Attack   (Reuters)
  • A woman seeking revenge on a romantic rival smashed the windows of her home and dumped a box of live white rats inside.
  •   'Human Skin' Book Found to Be Bound in Sheepskin   (Reuters)
  • A 17th century book owned by Harvard Law School, thought to have been bound in human skin because of an inscription that referred to a man "flayed alive," has been shown through scientific testing to have been bound in sheepskin.
  •   Home Intruder Turns Out to Be a Duck   (WBZ)
  • Police responding to reports of an intruder in a woman’s home quickly quacked the case.
  •   Family Claims to Have Caught Mythical Chupacabra   (UPI)
  • As far as biologists are concerned, there's no such thing as a chupacabra. But a family in East Texas is sure they've caught one.
  •   Woman Left by Lover After Falling Down a Well During Sex   (The Independent)
  • Police in Spain are hunting for a man who left his lover down a well when she fell in as they had sex.
  •   Pooping in Courthouse Elevator Lands Woman in Trouble   (UPI)
  • A Florida woman was arrested on the charge of “nuisance injurious to health” after she allegedly defecated in an elevator at a courthouse.
  •   Man Stages Home Burglary to Avoid Going to Work   (UPI)
  • A Florida man may have gotten out of going to work after staging a fake burglary at his home, but the place he ended up is probably worse -- jail.
  •   McDonald's Receipt Tattoo Recipient Gets Another Strange Tattoo   (UPI)
  • The 18-year-old Norwegian teen who had a McDonald's receipt tattooed on his forearm has struck again, this time with another receipt.
  •   The Skinny On Harvard's Rare Book Collection   (Harvard Crimson)
  • A few individuals give new meaning to the idea of spending forever in the library—their skin binds three of the books in Harvard’s 15-million-volume collection.
  •   Tree Trimmer Hospitalized With Chain Saw In Neck   (Associated Press)
  • A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck.
  •   Firefighter Rescues 6-Foot Python   (Associated Press)
  • A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 6-foot-long python from a burning home.
  •   Water Buffaloes Escape Film Set, Race Down Busy Street   (Reuters)
  • Two water buffaloes startled residents as they pelted 2 km (1.2 miles) down a city street past disbelieving pedestrians, while car drivers scurried to get out of the way.
  •   Cupcake Machine Opens in New York   (Associated Press)
  • A 24-hour vending machine that dispenses gourmet cupcakes has opened for business on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
  •   Wooly Creatures Join Tourists in Louvre Museum   (Associated Press)
  • It's not every day that you can stand in line at the Louvre Museum next to a flock of live sheep.
  •   Teen Says Typeface Change Could Save Millions   (Associated Press)
  • A teenager has published a study suggesting the federal government could save millions of dollars a year in printing costs by switching to a thinner typeface that uses less ink.
  •   Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69   (Chicago Tribune)
  • Ramis, a longtime North Shore resident, was surrounded by family when he died at 12:53 a.m. from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his wife Erica Mann Ramis said. He was 69.
  •   Burglary Suspect Found Sleeping on Victim's Couch   (UPI)
  • Police in Florida said an alleged burglary spree ended when the suspect fell asleep clutching a kitchen knife on a woman's couch.
  •   Cleaning Woman Throws Out Artworks   (Associated Press)
  • A cleaning woman in southern Italy has unwittingly thrown away contemporary artworks that were supposed to be part of an exhibition.
  •   Smash-and-Grab Burglars Steal Warm Beer   (KRIV-TV)
  • The fact that there is nothing more disgusting than warm beer didn’t deter thieves from ramming into a Valero gas station’s convenience store so they could steal an 18-pack of warm Bud Light.
  •   Mom Buys All of Store's 'Indecent' T-Shirts   (Associated Press)
  • A mother upset about "indecent" T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one.
  •   10-Year-Old Drives Off with Second Car in Two Weeks   (Reuters)
  • A 10-year-old Norwegian boy who took his parents' car for a joyride, claiming he was a dwarf who forgot his driver's license, has hit the road again.
  •   Teacher Rickrolled by Inspired Quantum Physics Essay   (The Independent)
  • Breathing life into a very old meme, physics student Sairam Gudiseva Rickrolled his teacher in spectacular fashion, inserting every word of Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up into an essay.
  •   Mile Marker 420 Becomes 419.99 to Thwart Thieves   (Associated Press)
  • Colorado officials think a difference of one-hundredth of a mile will be enough to stop thieves from stealing the mile marker 420 sign along Interstate 70.
  •   Dead Chickens Being Left at New Mexico Cemetery   (KQRE-TV)
  • A small Albuquerque cemetery appears to be the victim of some fowl activity: Someone is leaving dead chickens and bird parts near its headstones.
  •   Man Has Cockroach Removed from Ear   (105.7 ABC Darwin)
  • Hendrik Helmer has taken out the unofficial title for having the largest cockroach removed from an ear in Darwin.
  •   Beagle Won't Be Denied Chicken Nuggets   (Yahoo! News)
  • Lucy wants some chicken nuggets. The good news is there's nobody there to stop her. The bad news: Lucy is a dog, and the nuggets are frustratingly out of reach.
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