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Mistaken Identity

Dream Vacation Turns Into Jail Nightmare After Cops Mistake Woman's Identity

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Crime

A Missouri woman says she was returning home from a dream vacation in Cancun, Mexico, when authorities at a Texas airport arrested and jailed her for ...

"That's Funny, You Don't Look American!"

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.16.2016 | Travel
Lev Raphael

The first time someone wondered if I was Norwegian, it was actually on a beach in Israel. A new Dutch friend I'd made at a conference came over to me and pointed back to this guy further up the beach and said, "Bjorn wants to know where you're from in Norway."

Who is Jarryn Avery?

The Washington Post | Dave Sheinin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Black Voices

Two years ago, Damion McIntosh received a message from a ghost. It came to his Facebook account, asking, “Do you know who this is?” McIntosh ponde...

A Hard to Believe but True Personal Story: 'How I Died and Then Came Back'

Quora | Posted 11.08.2014 | Weird News

The year was 1983 and yours truly, who worked at the UN Secretariat in New York, was on the last day of his summer leave at home in Moscow. The whole leave was spent in the rustic countryside village far from the spoils of civilization.

Jason Linkins

Better Know A Koch Brother! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

As the 2014 midterms approach, the billionaire industrialists and politically conservative uber-donors known as the Koch Brothers continue to loom lar...

A Story of Two 'Hanks'

Peggie Walsh | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Peggie Walsh

"Your style of editing leaves a lot to be desired. The job you did on my last article was so emasculated, the thrust of what I intended was lost in translation."

David Lohr

Police K9 Attacks Wrong Man | David Lohr | Posted 05.13.2014 | Crime

A case of mistaken identity left a South Dakota man injured Sunday, when a police K9 confused him for a criminal. "I think it was an honest mistake...

Man Calls 911 On 'Bear' That's Really Just A Big, Doofy Dog

Posted 03.14.2014 | Weird News

Everyone's just lucky this encounter didn't turn grizzly. A "bear" that prompted a 911 call near Toronto on Thursday morning turned out to be a rat...

Saw-Swinging Attacker Apologizes After Mistaking Victims

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.01.2013 | Weird News

A North Texas man allegedly attacked a father and son before realizing he mistook the pair for someone else. The alleged attacker then apologized b...

Is It Possible To Be Late For Your Own Funeral?

Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

We all know at least one person who would show up late to their own funeral. The well-known saying is meant to be hypothetical, but in the case of 50-...

Woman Turns Up Alive 13 Days After Funeral

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.23.2013 | Weird News

While just about every culture and religion has a time-honored way of commemorating the dead, what's the protocol for welcoming the buried back to lif...

Mistaken Identity: How I Suddenly Became A Movie Star (In Iceland)

Al DeLuise | Posted 02.21.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

From the moment I began writing my blog, I have been having a blast. Suddenly, literally thousands of strangers are reading my writings and, although I do get some negative feedback, most responses have been wonderful. But then an Icelandic website did a funny thing.

Georgia Couple Held At Gunpoint While Trying To Enter New Home

Posted 06.24.2012 | Black Voices

A Georgia couple who were trying to move into their new home were confronted by neighbors at gunpoint before they were then arrested and held overnigh...

UPDATE: Man Mistaken For Intruder Stabbed To Death

Posted 01.20.2012 | Denver

A member of a Littleton family was mistaken for an intruder and stabbed to death on Saturday night in a retirement community. 7News reports that an un...

Police Arrested The Wrong Teresa: Woman Jailed For 53 Days Because Of First Name

Posted 12.19.2011 | Black Voices

An Atlanta woman spent 53 days behind bars because she has the same first name as a woman wanted by police for aggravated assault. Teresa Culpepper...

Elizabeth Banks: I Pretended I Was Chelsea Handler

Posted 10.16.2011 | Celebrity

"30 Rock" actress Elizabeth Banks visited the "Chelsea Lately" show last night to promote her new movie "Our Idiot Brother" and had a blast talking ab...

WATCH: Witnesses See Double, Father Sees Red In Twin Shooting Case

Posted 10.01.2011 | Crime

The man alleged to have shot and killed a 19-year-old at an Arizona nightclub was freed on bond after his attorney claimed it could have been the susp...

My Talk With Michael Hudson, Part 3

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

However preordained the financial crisis was, it's remarkable how long its architects kept the game going. They managed to sustain the unsustainable for five years -- roughly from 2002 into late 2006.

My Talk With Michael Hudson, Part 2

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

The Reagan years inundated American homeowners with advertising campaigns encouraging them to borrow against their homes to take dream vacations. This was the first time, in history, when people imagined the way to get rich was to run in to debt.

My Talk With Michael Hudson, Part 1

Michael W. Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael W. Hudson

We first became aware of the "Will-the-real-Michael-Hudson-please-stand-up?" problem years ago when we started getting compliments from friends and colleagues for each others work.

Family Holds Bedside Vigil Over The Wrong Girl After Fatal Crash

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The families of two young women are in shock after a tragic case of mistaken identity. Six days after a fatal car accident, one family learned their d...