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Morgellons: A hidden epidemic or mass hysteria? Posted: 7 months ago by plurk
I meet Paul in a pub in a Birmingham suburb. He shows me pictures he's collected of his fibres. On his laptop, a grim parade of images flicks past. There are sores, scabs and nasal hairs, each magnified by a factor of 200. In each photo there is a tiny coloured fibre on or in his skin.
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Sword Wielding Pirate Shot By Cops Posted: 7 months ago by suebe
Jonathan Martis of Omaha was shot by police on Thursday after calling them to his house. His mother says he had been feeling depressed and telling people he wanted to die. But this fact doesn't fully explain why he was dressed up as a pirate.
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John Ashcroft Becomes the Head of Xe's (a.k.a. Blackwater's) "Ethics Committee" Posted: 7 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
Ashcroft, who became a controversial figure while serving as George W. Bush's attorney general from 2001 to 2005, will head the company's subcommittee on governance, which "will focus on the company's efforts to maximize governance, compliance and accountability, continuing to build and promote the highest degrees of ethics and professionalism within the private security industry."
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Married Teachers Charged With Raping a 17-Year-Old Boy Posted: 7 months ago by Bornbad
The ballots for Worst Teacher Ever have been tabulated — and we have a tie! And they're married!
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VenomousVagina Murder Plot Posted: 8 months ago by 2manyusernames
A man is claiming that after an argument his wife tried to kill him by dousing her vagina with poison and asking him to service her.
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Woman Mutilates Cat for Lady Gaga Costume Posted: 8 months ago by Bornbad
A 20-year-old Oklahoma woman killed and mutilated her family's cat, apparently so she could use its blood for an outfit to wear to a Lady Gaga concert. Talk about a "little monster"! But seriously, she killed a cat.
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Woman crashes car while brushing teeth Posted: 8 months ago by Bornbad
Alcohol may have been involved.
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Unkindest cut: Woman charged in home circumcision Posted: 8 months ago by Bornbad
A 29-year-old Portland mom is accused of performing a home circumcision on her 3-month-old.
She allegedly performed that procedure at midnight, using a box cutter for a scalpel and a pair of pliers as a tourniquet.
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Is Your Meat Made With Meat Glue? Posted: 8 months ago by Bornbad
If you see "composite meat product" on the label, it might be fish slurry slapped together with an enzyme from cow's blood.
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I've eaten only crisps for the past 10 years Posted: 8 months ago by Bornbad
I've been eating two family-size bags a day for two years, and little else for the past decade. 'When my son was five, I bought a packet of barbecue-flavoured crisps and that was it: I was in love'
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Cow Manure Fetish Man Jailed For 2 Years Posted: 8 months ago by Bornbad
A British man with a fetish for cow manure was beginning a two-year jail sentence Thursday after he was caught sexually pleasuring himself while covered in dung on a farm in southwestern England.
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Ghost Babies Posted: 8 months ago by Bornbad
The traffic in dead babies is booming, on eBay.
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Sheriff Arpaio Sends SWAT Team, Armored Vehicles, and Steven Seagal To Bust Cockfighting Ring Posted: 8 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
Campus said he believes the entire scene was basically a stage, to help actor Steven Seagal’s TV show, “Lawman.” Seagal was riding in the tank.
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Japanese Artist Explains Nuclear Crisis to Kids With a Cartoon About Poop and Farts and Nuclear Diarrhea Posted: 8 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
With all the problems facing the land of the rising radiation plume, only one metaphor makes sense: Defecation.
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Sammy Hagar Claims He Was Abducted by Aliens Posted: 8 months ago by Bornbad
Or, at least, his brain was.
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Virginia Middle School Students Suspended for Oregano Possession Posted: 9 months ago by Bornbad
A few Virginia parents would probably like to know what local school administrators are smoking.
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The Scariest NYC Subletting Story... Posted: 9 months ago by suebe
Not safe for lunch.
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So...How Much Is A Disembodied Foot Worth? Posted: 9 months ago by suebe
A man is suing a medic who stole his disembodied foot to train her cadaver-sniffing dog.
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Thieves break into prison Posted: 9 months ago by b2run
Thieves made off with a big screen tv in heist on New Plymouth Prison.
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Lockheed Martin Tried to Trade F-16 for Frozen Chickens Posted: 9 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
The defense contractor was in negotiations with the Thai government to trade fighter jets for chickens before the regime was ousted in a military coup last year. Couldn't make this up.
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Two Fetuses "Testify" Before Ohio Legislature Via Ultrasound Posted: 9 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
The lobbying effort to end abortion in the United States moved into strange new territory Wednesday as two fetuses were presented via ultrasound to a packed committee room of the Ohio state legislature. Two women were laid out six metres away from state legislators while a technician used a probe to show images of each woman’s fetus on a portable screen. A heart monitor was used to project the sound of the beating heart of each fetus, nine and 15 weeks respectively.
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Terrie Robinson Charged With Killing 3-Year-Old Son, Cooking Him in Oven Posted: 9 months ago by NoPantsMan
A Mississippi mother was arrested Wednesday in the death of her 3-year-old son after authorities said they found the child's burned body in an oven.
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1 in 20 Americans Fall Asleep at Wheel Posted: 9 months ago by pvisi111
About one in 20 survey participants reported they'd dozed off while driving at least once in a month.
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Atherton teacher rattles table, student calls 911 Posted: 9 months ago by Bornbad
Atherton police release recording of distraught student's 911 call
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California Man Dies After Falling Into Meat Grinder Posted: 9 months ago by Bornbad
Authorities are investigating the death of a 72-year-old worker who fell into a meat-grinding machine at a Kings County meat processing plant.
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