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[28 May 2010 | 18 Comments | ]
German Hotel Tycoon Chokes to Death on Steak from His Own Resto

Billionaire and hotel tycoon Dieter Bock, 71, choked to death on a steak served at one of his own luxury hotels in Germany.

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[27 May 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Smoking 2-Year-Old Sparks Controversy

Anti-smoking advocates have called on the Indonesian government to investigate the parents of two-year-old Ardi Rizal, who is seen in a video posted on YouTube smoking a cigarette in a way that would put some adult smokers to shame.

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[23 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
China Jails Orgy-Organizing Professor

A Chinese computer science professor who was convicted for organizing a swingers club has vowed to fight on, saying that those who participated in the sex orgies he organized did so in their own free will.

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[20 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
UK’s oldest fisherman doesn’t like seafood and can’t swim

The 80-year-old great-grandad from Cornwall admits that he can’t swim, and he will not eat his catch because he doesn’t care that much for the taste of fish.

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[13 May 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Vacation for Teddy Bears

Teddy Tours Lapland, a Finnish company, is offering to bring anybody’s teddy bear for a trip to Finland’s northern tourist spots. The trips cost 110 to 170 Euros (140 to 200 USD).

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[28 Apr 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Puerto Rican Dead Man Embalmed in a Motorcycle Sitting Position

A man, who died after being shot last Thursday, April 22 in Puerto Rico, was embalmed in a non-traditional way. Visitors at his wake will find him riding atop his motorcycle and complete with the attire and sunglasses.

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[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Man Sells Advertisement Space in His Own Urn

A man diagnosed with terminal aggressive colon cancer is planning to sell advertisement spaces on his own urn that will help pay for his cremation and the urns.

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[19 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Iranian Cleric: Blame Women in Revealing Clothes for Earthquakes

Senior Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi said women who reveal too much skin cause earthquakes.

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[18 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Cookbook Typo: Recipe Calls for “Ground Black People”

The Australian publisher of the “Pasta Bible” is reprinting some 7,000 copies after its proofreaders failed to catch a typo that resulted in a recipe calling for “ground black people.”

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[17 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
20 Year Old Woman Became First to be Restricted in All Pubs and Clubs in UK

Laura Hall, 20 years old, from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, has been given the very first national Drinking Banning Order (DBO) in the United Kingdom.