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Simon McCormack
Simon McCormack is a Crime and Weird News editor for the Huffington Post. He lives in New York City.

Entries by Simon McCormack

Couple Finds Worms In Their Salmon

(12) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 2:56 PM

You might fish you never saw this video.

A Peoria, Arizona, couple discovered two worms inside the salmon they purchased from a local Fry's grocery store on Sunday, according to ABC Arizona.

"Getting ready to do my food prep. Found these little worms underneath the packaging,” Jen Chafitz...

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Mom Allegedly Tied 4-Year-Old Son To Bush, Say Cops

(28) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 11:20 AM

A New York mom has been accused of tying her child to a bush while she was babysitting other kids.

Spring Valley resident Mery Isabel Quinde Castro, 22, allegedly tethered her 4-year-old son to a bush for about half an hour on Monday because he refused to go...

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Robots Are Getting Married Now

(13) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 9:15 AM

She can do so much better.

In a ceremony that confirmed the worst fears of anti-gay marriage advocates the world over, two robots were wed in Japan over the weekend, according to the Telegraph.

robot wedding
Frois, the groom robot, married Yukirin,...

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Gay Marriage Case Plaintiff Jim Obergefell Gets Call From Obama Live On CNN

(12) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 2:27 PM

Friday was a great day for Jim Obergefell.

The Supreme Court ruled in his favor in Obergefell v. Hodges, a decision that legalizes gay marriage in all 50 states.

The lead plaintiff in the case also got a congratulatory call from President Barack Obama live on CNN.


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Olympic Sailor Trevor Moore Missing After Boat Appears Off Florida Coast

(14) Comments | Posted June 26, 2015 | 1:19 PM

A U.S. Olympic sailor is still missing after his boat was found off Dinner Key Marina in Miami on Thursday night.

Trevor Moore, 30, was nowhere to be seen after his personal belongings were found in the boat, according to CBS News.

Moore's fiancee posted about his disappearance...

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Charleston Cop Appears To Tell Children: 'Don't Go To Church And Get Hurt' In Video

(106) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 5:58 PM

Video has surfaced on YouTube that appears to show a police officer in Charleston, South Carolina, telling a group of children "don't go to church and get hurt."

The video comes in the wake of a shooting last week at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston...

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'Testicle Eating Fish' With Human-Like Teeth Caught In New Jersey

(712) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 5:23 PM

A fisherman at a South New Jersey lake caught an exotic fish native to South America with human-like teeth and an overblown reputation for munching on male genitalia.

Ron Rossi caught a pacu -- a tropical freshwater fish typically found in the Amazon River -- in Swedes Lake on Sunday,...

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Never-Before-Seen Photos Of Kennedy Family Up For Auction

(17) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 3:36 PM

More than 70 never-before-seen photos of the Kennedy family are up for auction.

The 79 pictures are part of an auction that also includes a maternity dress worn by Jackie Kennedy when she was pregnant with John F. Kennedy Jr.

The dress and the photos originally came from Kennedy family...

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Gatita toma accidentalmente un vuelo en aeroplano (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 1:10 PM

Alisten las garras para despegar.

Una gatita se encontró de pronto en el vuelo de su vida y se aferró al ala de un aeroplano que volaba sobre Kouruou, Guayana Francesa.

En un video publicado en YouTube este domingo, el piloto, Romain Jantot, y...

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'Vampire Woman,' Other Ink Fanatics Swarm Expotattoo In Colombia

(9) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 3:28 PM

At the Expotattoo in Colombia, you can see tattoos from head to toe, titanium horns, dental "fangs" and numerous facial piercings ... and that's just on one woman.

Maria Jose Cristerna, Mexico's famous "Vampire Woman," was just one of the many tattoo and body modification enthusiasts who descended...

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Cops Bought Dylann Roof Burger King Hours After Charleston Shooting

(660) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 11:11 AM

The man accused of gunning down nine people inside a historic black church in South Carolina was "polite" and "quiet" while he was in police custody in North Carolina, according to a police chief who spoke with the Charlotte Observer.

Dylann Roof, 21, was apprehended by...

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고양이 뜻밖의 비행을 하다(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 11:03 AM

어쩌면 이 고양이는 그저 날고 싶었을 뿐인지도 모른다.

격납고에 있는 비행기에서 낮잠이라도 즐기고 있었던 건지 날아가는 비행기 위에서 깨어난 고양이는 대체 이게 무슨 일인가 싶은 표정으로 인간들에게 도움을 청한다.

지난주 일요일, 프랑스령 기아나의 쿠루 지역 상공을 비행하는 로마 장토트(Romain Jantot)는 영상에서 보듯이 무임승차한 한 고객 때문에...

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Cat Takes Accidental Ride On An Airplane (VIDEO)

(358) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 5:27 PM

Meow ready for takeoff.

A cat finds itself on the flight of her life as she clings to the wing of a plane flying over Kourou, French Guiana.

In a video posted on Sunday to YouTube, the pilot, Romain Jantot, and his passenger, don't...

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Ohio Cop Trying To Shoot Dog Shoots 4-Year-Old Girl Instead

(490) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 12:40 PM

A police officer in Whitehall, Ohio, accidentally shot and wounded a 4-year-old girl Friday while attempting to shoot her family's dog instead.

Columbus, Ohio, police Officer Jonathan Thomas was investigating a hit-and-run in Whitehall on Friday when a woman came up to him asking for help, according to...

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What It's Like To Spend Father's Day In Prison

(183) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 12:57 PM

Father's Day produces a complicated mix of emotions for the thousands of fathers in the U.S. who are imprisoned.

"Father's Day is a uniquely difficult time of the year for me," dad and prisoner Bruce W. Harrison wrote in a note sent to The Huffington Post via nonprofit organization

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Dylann Roof Charged With 9 Counts Of Murder

(603) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 8:06 AM

Dylann Roof, the man accused of killing nine people at a Charleston, South Carolina, church on Wednesday, has been charged with nine counts of homicide and possession of a firearm during commission of a violent crime.

Roof confessed to the crime, unnamed law enforcement officials told CNN...

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Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Received Gun For His 21st Birthday, Uncle Says

(142) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 2:05 PM

The 21-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting nine people at a South Carolina church on Wednesday received a gun for his most recent birthday, his uncle said on Thursday.

Carson Cowles told Reuters and the New York Daily News that his nephew, Dylann Storm Roof, got...

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Charleston Church Shooting Photos Show Aftermath Of Deadly Crime

(7) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 11:03 AM

Photos taken after Wednesday night's deadly shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, show the heartbreak and devastation of community members.

The suspect in the shooting was identified as Dylann Roof, who was apprehended at a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina, more than...

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Florida Woman Facing Bestiality Charge Says Dog Did It 'On His Own'

(133) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 3:47 PM

A Florida woman is accused of engaging in sexual acts with a pit bull.

This story contains explicit language.

Earlier this month, Bradenton Police detective Kevin Bunch discovered 17 photos of a dog performing oral sex on 18-year-old Ashley L. Miller, according to an arrest report obtained by...

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Alabama Teacher Indicted For Sex With Student Marries Her

(51) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 2:04 PM

An Alabama high school math teacher married an 18-year-old recent graduate over the weekend, after he was charged in January with having an inappropriate relationship with her.

Matthew Shane Wester, 37, was indicted in January and charged with one count of a school employee having sexual contact with a student...

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