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Not Necessarily the News

"News" and "true" are not synonymous. Much of what's posted to the Internet as news is inaccurate, misleading, exaggerated, or outright fake.

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A Romanian couple named their son 'Yahoo' as a sign of gratitude for their having met over the Internet.

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A man freed himself from an avalanche by drinking beer and urinating on the snow to melt it.

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Women in Germany face the loss of unemployment benefits if they decline to accept work in brothels.

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A mouse set a house on fire after the homeowner threw the rodent into a pile of burning leaves.

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An Oregon girl's message-in-a-bottle was found by a boy in Hawaii.

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An alligator captured in the Chicago River in June 2008 was the first such creature ever found in that body of water.

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A vengeful Polish dentist pulled out all of her ex-boyfriend?s teeth after he dumped her.

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A Swedish man died after having sex with hornet's nest.

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A man in China has sued his wife for bearing him ugly children.

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The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is slated for demolition in early 2015.

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Doctors discovered that a pregnant woman's unborn daughter was also pregnant.

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A death row inmate was released from prison after two execution attempts failed.

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Oprah Winfrey posted bail for 'sexy felon' Jeremy Meeks.

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President Obama has proclaimed August 2014 to be 'International Muslim Awareness Month.'

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Police recently found 17 plastic-wrapped bodies in the Ohio River.


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U.S. schools are requiring children to be implanted with
RFID chips in an effort to curb gun violence.

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An Oklahoma City McDonald's was caught with horse meat and
human meat in their freezer.

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Police in New Jersey found a
body that had lain undisturbed for five years under a motel bed.

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Former president
George W. Bush was arrested in Dallas for cocaine possession.

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Yankee shortstop
Derek Jeter has cancelled his retirement plans to sign with the Boston Red Sox.

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Actor
Russell Johnson of Gilligan's Island fame has been identified as the Zodiac Killer.

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Coca-Cola is
recalling millions of bottles of Coke with the name Michael on the label.

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A school of
killer whales attacked and killed 16 crewmembers of a Japanese whaling boat.

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A NYPD police officer killed a
baby following a breastfeeding dispute with the child's mother.

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Photograph shows a honeymooner taking an underwater
selfie moments before he was killed by a shark.

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The artificial sweetener
aspartame was originally developed as an ant poison.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as
food stamps, will be discontinued in March 2015.

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Facebook will begin monitoring posts for indications of
drug activity.

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The state of
California is fining ?Ice Bucket Challenge? participants for wasting water.

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A group of teenagers re-enacting the plot of the film
The Purge 2 in Chicago murdered over 112 people.