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Steven Hoffer
Steven Hoffer is New York-based journalist who previously worked for and Relix Magazine.

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Sinkhole At Bus Stop In China Swallows 5 People

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 8:44 AM

Five pedestrians in a Chinese provincial capital were swallowed by a sinkhole on Saturday when a stretch...

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Mother Confesses To Killing 3 Young Sons Over Past Year

(10) Comments | Posted August 19, 2015 | 9:21 AM

An Ohio woman has confessed that she suffocated her three young sons over the course of a year,...

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Couple Wakes Up To Find Naked Intruder With Them In Bed

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 3:32 PM

This nightmare is all too real. 

An Australian couple awoke shortly before 2 a.m. on Monday to discover a naked stranger snoozing alongside them in bed, The Daily Telegraph reports.

Katie and Chris, of Maroubra, believe that the uninvited 25-year-old visitor entered through a window left open for their cat.

"Chris is on one side, I'm in the middle and then our stranger on the end right in with us," Katie told reporters. She added that she could "feel heat" from the intruder's body.

Chris managed to persuade the intruder to leave while Katie called police. The suspect came back, though, and tried to enter through another window in the house. That's when police arrived.

Responding authorities took the unidentified suspect to Prince Of Wales Hospital for treatment of drug-related health issues, News 9...

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호수에서 수영하다 금괴를 찾은 소녀(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 4:11 PM

독일에서 휴가를 보내던 한 16세 소녀가 호수에서 수영하던 중 500g짜리 금괴를 주웠다.

가치는? 17,900달러로 대략 2천만 원. 호수에서 수영을 열심히 한 대가 치고는 과하다.

한편 정직한 이 소녀는 당국에 금괴를 신고했고 경찰이 출동해 호수 밑바닥을 샅샅이 뒤졌으나 수확은 없었다고 한다.

BBC에 따르면 이 호수는 나치가 금괴를 수장했다는...

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Teen Finds Gold Bar While Swimming In German Lake

(1) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 10:27 AM

A teenage girl vacationing in Germany discovered a gold bar worth approximately $17,900 while swimming in a lake on Friday, police say.

The 16-year-old found the precious metal about six-and-a-half feet under the surface of the Koenigssee lake, located in the German Alps near the Austrian border,

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Perseid Meteor Shower Expected To Peak This Week

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 10:14 AM

The annual Perseid meteor shower is set to make a dazzling late summer appearance this week. 

Stargazers are especially excited because this year marks the first time since 2010 that the meteor shower aligns with a new moon, making for ideal dark skies, according to...

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Man To Marmot: 'Dude, Get Outta My House!'

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 8:54 AM

Warning: The video above contains language and marmot activity that may be unsuitable for some audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. 

This marmot is either a terrible listener or, worse, couldn't care less.

As you can clearly see, no amount of foul language or desperate pleas for this "dude" to "get outta my house" could remove the animal.   

Reddit user tydalt, who apologizes for posting a vertical video, explains that he was inspecting his new home when he encountered the yellow-bellied beast. He says that he was "kind" to the marmot because "Dude was acting sketchy and rodents in this part of the country carry the f***ing PLAGUE." 

Anyway, it could be worse.

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'Ritual Killing' May Be Linked To Blue Moon, Police Say

(3) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 8:24 AM

A triple-homicide in Florida is being investigated as a "ritual killing" with possible ties to the recent blue moon, police say.

The bodies of Richard Smith, 49, John Smith, 47, and their mother, Voncile Smith, 77, were found on July 31 inside their home in Pensacola,

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Indiana Beauty Queen Killed In Car Accident

(1) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 12:44 PM

An Indiana beauty queen died early Saturday morning when the car she was in veered off the road and hit several trees. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Abby Sutherland, 20, was the reigning Miss Crawford County and planned to participate in the County Queens...

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Hero Pastor Tackles Robbery Suspect During Church Sermon

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 11:31 AM

A 21-year-old man was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly tried to rob a Florida church congregation during the sermon. 

Pastor Les Snodgrass was delivering a sermon entitled "The Value of Life," when John Grace drew a weapon and told...

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Drive-Thru Robot Freaks Out Innocent Fast Food Workers

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 8:54 AM

Self-driving cars may be just around the corner, and one can only hope they'll feature creepy robot chauffeurs to fetch your fast food like the one in this hilarious prank video.

Though we can't blame these innocent drive-thru workers as they duck for cover and, in some instances, scream in terror, you have to ask yourself: Is that little latch on the pick-up window really going to protect you from your burger-loving, Terminator-esque overlords?

We think not.

Also on...

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Kentucky Man Arrested For Shooting Down Neighbor's Drone

(9) Comments | Posted August 3, 2015 | 10:56 AM

A Kentucky man was arrested last week after he shot down a neighbor's drone that he believed was hovering over his yard.

William "Willie" Merideth, 47, was at his Bullitt County home...

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해변 도로에 모인 거대한 하리보 곰돌이 젤리(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 3:05 AM

젤리를 좋아하는 사람이라면, 수입과자 전문점에서 한 번쯤 '하리보' 젤리를 구입했을 것이다. 그처럼 친숙한 모양의 이 젤리가 최근 시칠리아 남방의 몰타 섬 거리에 모였다. 사람 못지 않은 크기의 형태로 말이다. 이들은 병이 든 녹색 곰돌이 젤리 주변에서 그를 위로하고 있었다.

leon keer

사실 이 젤리들은 모두 그림이다....

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해변 도로에 모인 거대한 하리보 곰돌이 젤리(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 3:05 AM

젤리를 좋아하는 사람이라면, 수입과자 전문점에서 한 번쯤 '하리보' 젤리를 구입했을 것이다. 그처럼 친숙한 모양의 이 젤리가 최근 시칠리아 남방의 몰타 섬 거리에 모였다. 사람 못지 않은 크기의 형태로 말이다. 이들은 병이 든 녹색 곰돌이 젤리 주변에서 그를 위로하고 있었다.

leon keer

사실 이 젤리들은 모두 그림이다....

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What Happened To This Gummy Bear?

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 11:58 AM

The good news is this 3-D street art is super-awesome. The bad news is this gummy bear is dead. 

Artist Leon Keer describes the scene, painted last weekend for the Malta Street Art Festival, as a group of gummy bears gathering around their "deceased green friend."


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Boy, 8, Is First Child Ever To Receive Double Hand Transplant

(3) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 8:53 AM

An 8-year-old Maryland boy took a big step closer to his dream of throwing a football earlier this...

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Sé como este pug y relájate

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 9:47 AM

Estamos a punto de llegar a agosto. Es hora de ponerte tus estilizadas gafas rojas, sumergirte en la "piscina", roncar un poco, y tomártelo con calma.

Deja que este pug sea tu inspiración. Siéntate, relájate y mantente fresco.

--Esta nota fue publicada originalmente en inglés por

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'Brazen Bandit' Robs Bank, Takes Complimentary Lollipop

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 8:49 AM

The 8-year-old in you will totally understand.

Police in Florida "#Busted" a "brazen bandit" who took a complimentary lollipop for the getaway when he robbed a bank, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on Facebook.

Authorities shared photo evidence of the alleged bank robbery/candy robbery. Jonathan Boston,...

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New York Daily News Calls Bill Cosby 'America's Rapist'

(2) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 10:00 AM

The New York Daily News hit newsstands on Monday with a full cover spread calling out Bill Cosby as "America's Rapist."

The cover directly nods to the July 27 issue of New York Magazine, which features interviews with 35 women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault. The NY...

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Be Like This Pug And Just Chill

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 8:28 AM

August is almost upon us. It's time to put on your stylish red shades, take a dip in the pool bucket, snore a little, and take it easy.

So let this carefree pug be an inspiration. Sit back, relax, and stay cool out...

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