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A Romanian couple named their son 'Yahoo' as a sign of gratitude for their having met over the Internet.
A man freed himself from an avalanche by drinking beer and urinating on the snow to melt it.
Women in Germany face the loss of unemployment benefits if they decline to accept work in brothels.
A mouse set a house on fire after the homeowner threw the rodent into a pile of burning leaves.
An Oregon girl's message-in-a-bottle was found by a boy in Hawaii.
An alligator captured in the Chicago River in June 2008 was the first such creature ever found in that body of water.
A vengeful Polish dentist pulled out all of her ex-boyfriend’s teeth after he dumped her.
A Swedish man died after having sex with hornet's nest.
A man in China has sued his wife for bearing him ugly children.
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