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Turtles Make a Break for Freedom from Georgia Farm

You’d think that, out of all the different kinds of livestock, turtles would be the easiest to keep penned in. And yet, some 1,600 turtles recently fled a Georgia farm. Granted, it was probably a very slow break for freedom.

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Category: Pets, Weird News
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New York City Store Actually Charging People for Tap Water

It should come as no surprise that the newest startup in the East Village section of New York City is even more ridiculous than those that precede it. The Big Apple is known for its food ‘niche’ stores — The Hummus Place, The Dumpling Man, Rice to Riches, a spot dedicated solely to rice pudding. And Pickles. Oh, and Mayonaise. Who even LIKES mayo that much to warrant an entire business dedicated to its “Empire”?

So when we heard about the latest of these “boutique” stores, we were only too amused to hear what it specializes in: tap water. 

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Category: Weird News
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Woman Outs Her Husband’s Affair on For Sale Sign

A newly single mother of two has come up with a novel marketing ploy to sell the home she once shared with her adulterous husband in Oregon.

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Category: News, Weird News
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Online Dating for Animals on the Rise

Finding your soul mate is never easy, but the search for a perfect match is rendered all the more urgent when you’re in danger of being wiped out unless you reproduce.

That is why zookeepers are now turning to online dating sites designed to find the ideal mate for threatened species on the verge of extinction.

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Category: Pets, Weird News
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You Can Now Get Mashed Potatoes and Gravy From a Vending Machine

In a move that will probably delight and disgust convenience store shoppers at the same time, 7-11 has begun offering mashed potatoes and gravy via a vending machine. Alas, the machines aren’t available here in the US yet. As strange as it sounds, we’d probably be first on line if they were.

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Category: Weird News
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Do You Feel ‘Phantom’ Phone Vibrations? — Survey of the Day

As our cell phones evolve to perform more and more functions, we become more and more tethered to the devices.

In fact, our phones have become so much a part of us that the majority of people report feeling ‘phantom’ phone vibrations during times in which nobody is actually trying to contact them.

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Category: News, Weird News
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Greatest Boss Ever Gives Workers $7,500 for Dream Vacations [VIDEO] — Dollars and Sense

Even though many American employees don’t use their vacation days, numerous studies have shown time off is actually good for productivity. So the owner of a Denver-based tech startup not only insists his workers take a vacation, he gives them $7,500 in travel money.

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Category: News, Weird News
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Comic-Con 2012 Cosplay: Best Photos of Geeks Gone Wild!

Comic-Con 2012 is the social event of the season… for geeks. It’s equivalent to the Oscars for actors, New York Fashion Week for style junkies and the MTV Movie Awards for B- to C-List celebrities. That being said, what you wear to Comic-Con is just as important as Comic-Con itself.

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Category: Photos, Weird News
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Man Assaults Girlfriend With Steak Sauce For Reading ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

When Emma McCormick read aloud passages of the runaway erotic best-seller ‘Fifty Shades of Grey‘ to her longtime boyfriend last month, he had a very, um,  saucy reaction.

Unfortunately for McCormick’s eyes and Raymond Hodgson’s permanent record we’re talking the A.1. kind of saucy.

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Woman Will ‘Snuggle’ With You for Cash

When it comes to a career, the best option is always to do what you love. Jackie Samuel loves snuggling. So the 29-year-old from the Rochester, New York-area has started a business called The Snuggery in which clients pay her $60 an hour for a relaxing session of cuddling.

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Category: Music, Weird News
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Family Leaves Pizza Server $500 Tip in Deceased Relative’s Honor

A loving family recently fulfilled a deceased relative’s last wish by eating at a local restaurant and lavishing the waitress with a massive $500 tip. Fortunately for us, they captured the touching moment on video.

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Category: Music, Weird News
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See the First Image Ever Uploaded to the Internet

The very first photo uploaded to the internet is making the rounds once again nearly 20 years after earning the distinction. And, no, it’s not a photo of cat, a corgi or even Nicolas Cage. It’s way, way worse than that.

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Category: Photos, Weird News

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