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Dunkin' Donuts worker stops robbery -- with hot coffee

When a man tried to rob a Dunkin’ Donuts in Connecticut on Saturday night, an employee acted quickly and stopped him with the closest weapon available -- hot coffee.
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There is a place in Tahiti where the eldest son is raised as a girl!

There is a place in Tahiti where the eldest son is raised as a girl! | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
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Minty Fresh Art – Quirky Artist Paints with Toothpaste

Minty Fresh Art – Quirky Artist Paints with Toothpaste | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The paintings of Mexican artist Cristiam Ramos are, quite literally, like a breath of minty fresh air! The 34-year-old creates celebrity portraits using nothing but tubes of ordinary toothpaste.
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Florida Entrepreneur Creates Purses Out of Dog Hair

Florida Entrepreneur Creates Purses Out of Dog Hair | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Doris Carvalho, an entrepreneur from Tampa, has come up with an original way of combining her two greatest passions – veterinary science and fashion. She recycles dog hair that’s left over from grooming, converting it into high-end designer purses.
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Why Are Some Animals So Weird Looking? - Huffington Post UK

Why Are Some Animals So Weird Looking? - Huffington Post UK | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Why Are Some Animals So Weird Looking?
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The oddly named, Aye aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) native to the biodiversity hub of Madagascar is equally as strange in its appearance, but there is method in its madness.
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Man Spends 20 Years Turning His Home into a ‘Kitty Playland’

Man Spends 20 Years Turning His Home into a ‘Kitty Playland’ | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Greg Krueger, from St. James, Minnesota, has spent over 20 years renovating his home – not for his own comfort, but for that of his cats!
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The Duke of Argyll sued his wife for adultery with another 88 men!

The Duke of Argyll sued his wife for adultery with another 88 men! | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
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10 Weirdest Islands

10 Weirdest Islands | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From the stunning Pacific atoll that is supposedly cursed to a secret society's rustic retreat, check out these 10 unusual island getaways.
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Inside the Former Soviet Union's Secret Nuclear Test Cities

Inside the Former Soviet Union's Secret Nuclear Test Cities | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Though it played out on the international stage, the arms race between the United States and the USSR took place mainly in rural, isolated parts of the world. The Americans tested their nuclear bombs on a desolate patch of Nevada.
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13 Mind-Blowing Tricks Advertisers Use To Manipulate Photos

13 Mind-Blowing Tricks Advertisers Use To Manipulate Photos | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When someone tells you an ad has been PhotoShopped, the natural reaction is "Well, yeah, duh." What you don't think about is that the manipulation goes far beyond messing with shading and cleaning up blotches.
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Fast Food Workers Say: NEVER Order These Items

Fast Food Workers Say: NEVER Order These Items | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Some grossed out fast-food workers filled us in, and now we'll never get these again. So that's what they do with the left-over hot dogs . . . (Just when I thought eating fast food couldn't get any scarier.
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If You Don't Believe In Ghosts, You Might Want To Check This Out. Freaky.

I never used to believe in ghosts. Then I saw this. (If You Don't Believe In Ghosts, You Might Want To Check This Out. Freaky.
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10 Things You Never Knew About Instant Ramen

10 Things You Never Knew About Instant Ramen | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
You never knew these facts even if you eat ramen every single day....
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More Weird Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Original Star Trek

More Weird Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Original Star Trek | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
50 years ago, one of science fiction's greatest series was in development.
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Chinese City Launches Special Lane for Cellphone Addicts

Chinese City Launches Special Lane for Cellphone Addicts | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you’re tired of walking behind someone who’s trudging along as they text, has this Chinese city got the sidewalk for you. (RT @went1955: Innovation !
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Stylist Carves Intricate Designs into Men’s Hairy Chests

Stylist Carves Intricate Designs into Men’s Hairy Chests | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
While some men like to leave their bushy chests intact, others prefer to stay groomed with a trim or a wax. And then there are a few fuzzy fellas who like putting an artistic spin on body hair.
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Real-Life ‘Catch Me If You Can’ – Colombian Man Impersonates Ambassador, Lives Like a King for Several Months

Real-Life ‘Catch Me If You Can’ – Colombian Man Impersonates Ambassador, Lives Like a King for Several Months | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
For several months, master impersonator and conman Jeison Neck Jair Garcia managed to fool Colombian authorities into believing that he was a diplomat from Lebanon.
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Our Ancestors Wore Babies Into Battle

Our Ancestors Wore Babies Into Battle | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
According to MIT graduate student Tomer Ullman, humanity's early ancestors harnessed the "natural adrenaline boost" brought on by the sound of wailing babies by strapping infants to their bodies and wearing them into battle.
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Chinese Men Are Paying Virtual Girlfriends to Listen to Them Complain about Work

Chinese Men Are Paying Virtual Girlfriends to Listen to Them Complain about Work | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
They say money can’t buy happiness, but it sure can buy empathy in China. Lonely businessmen are actually paying women up to $5 a day, just for a few kind words and a bit of understanding. A similar service is available for women as well.
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You Must Be Wasted - Weird Stories About Drugs

You Must Be Wasted - Weird Stories About Drugs | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When you're high on drugs, anything can happen. Here's proof. Check out strange drug busts, hilarious stoner activity in this recurring feature on Buck Wolf's Weird News Central at About.com.
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10 Controversial Works of Art Using Animals as Canvas

10 Controversial Works of Art Using Animals as Canvas | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Works of art or animal cruelty? You be the judge.
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The Bizarre German Car That Was Ultra-Aerodynamic—And Totally Impractical

The Bizarre German Car That Was Ultra-Aerodynamic—And Totally Impractical | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
What makes the Prius so fuel efficient? The hybrid drivetrain is a big part of it, yes, but put that into a box on wheels like the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen or even a Kia Soul and it’s not nearly so helpful.
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The Movie You Haven't Watched Because No One Told You How Weird It Was

The Movie You Haven't Watched Because No One Told You How Weird It Was | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
You know when you catch a movie late and it's so good you can't help but shout, "Why did no one TELL me about this?" Well we're not letting that happen with The One I Love.
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10 Famous People Who Make Horrible Art

10 Famous People Who Make Horrible Art | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
These people may be well-known for one thing or the other, but that does NOT make them an artist. Take a look and you'll see what we mean.
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The Most Absurd Creatures on Earth, From Satanic Geckos to Fairy Armadillos | Science | WIRED

The Most Absurd Creatures on Earth, From Satanic Geckos to Fairy Armadillos | Science | WIRED | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Well, here we are. Absurd Creature of the Week made it one year without getting canceled. It seems like just yesterday when I awkwardly asked WIRED’s resident GIF expert to make one of a pearlfish swimming up a sea cucumber’s bum.
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10 Unbelievable Stories of Donations

10 Unbelievable Stories of Donations | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Sometimes what people give to charity can be extremely helpful, but other times downright bizarre.
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