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Bank Tellers Don't Believe Would-Be Robber

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:29am

A Virginia man rode a bike into the drive-through lane of a bank. He told the tellers he had a bomb. In Minnesota, police say a man drove a bulldozer while drunk and ended up in the Mississippi River.

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Elephant Uses VW To Satisfy An Itch

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:22am

A South African elephant rubbed itself against the roof of a VW Polo. A field guide tells the Daily Mirror that elephants often satisfy their itches against logs and small trees but none were nearby.

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'The Kills' Sustains Suspense Across A Massive Structure

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:03am

Richard House's 1,048-page thriller is a series of interlocking novels-within-novels about a British contractor who flees Iraq after being framed for the loss of $53 million in development money.

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What A Balloon Shouldn't Do, But For Some Reason Does

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:03am

Tether a balloon to the floor of a car, step on the gas, and watch the balloon do something it shouldn't. Ask why. Then discover the answer. Then feel smart.

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Russia Gives Edward Snowden Three-Year Residence Permit

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:31am

Snowden has been in exile for a little more than a year, after he leaked a cache of classified documents that revealed some of the United States most deeply held secrets.

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