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Japan Develops Shock-Absorbing Car Covered in Airbags

Remember that time you got super drunk, duct taped couch cushions to your body and smashed into things around the house like a human pinball? You don't? Well you were super drunk so that doesn't shock us.

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Category: cars, Weird News
Calvin and Hobbes Artwork Breaks Auction Record
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Original ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Artwork Sells for Record-Breaking Amount

We've been mourning the sad loss of 'Calvin and Hobbes' ever since cartoonist Bill Watterson stopped producing the beloved comic strip in 1995. But apparently the strip hasn't gone completely forgotten, since a piece of original 'Calvin and Hobbes' artwork recently broke a record at auction by selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Category: Amazing, Weird News
The Biblio-Mat
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Used Bookstore Introduces Book Vending Machine

What bibliophile hasn't dreamed of just putting money into a vending machine and out comes a book that you can read to your heart's content? Sounds great, but not very likely, right? Well, that's where you're wrong. The Monkey's Paw, a used bookstore in Toronto, Canada has created such a machine.

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Category: Amazing, Weird News
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Thankful Stories

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, my friends at Ripley's Believe It or Not(!) have some amazing "Thankful" stories from their new Ripley's book, "Download The Weird" & next Thursday afternoon, Thanksgiving day, you'll have a chance to win this beautiful hardcover coffee table book presentation from Ripley's

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John Turner
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Man Who Helped With Hurricane Relief Won New Jersey Lottery

It is often said that a good deed is its own reward. However, John Turner got quite a bit more than that when he went to New Jersey to help with Hurricane Sandy clean up.

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Category: Amazing, Weird News
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Astrid Stawiarz
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80-Year-Old Denied Service at Hooters Because He Didn’t Have His ID

When you're in your twenties and a bartender, bouncer or waitresses doesn't ask for your ID you feel sort of good -- like you're getting away with something.

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Category: Weird News
Teen Falls Into Snake Pit While Using Cell Phone
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Teen Using Cell Phone Walks into Snake Pit

By this point, it should be fairly obvious that getting distracted by a cell phone can be extremely hazardous to your health. And yet, a teen girl in California actually fell into a pit of rattlesnakes while searching for a signal in the desert. Need further proof? We didn't think so.

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Category: Weird News
Christmas In Tinseltown
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Recipes From 6 Feet Under

Puffman here inviting you to join me this afternoon (Monday) on "Puffman Musical Trivia" at 4:30. Today I'm giving away "Christmas in Tinseltown-Celebrity Recipes & Hollywood Memories from 6 Feet Under the Mistletoe". It

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It was a Brute, Alright…But Was It a Brutus?

There's no argument that the winter storm that buried the Golden Triangle in snow last  week was a brute. But if you watched any of the coverage on The Weather Channel, you heard them refer to it repeatedly as "Brutus". Yes, TWC- and so far only TWC- is naming major snowstorms this winter. You can read the rational behind the decision HERE, but it boils down to three arguments:

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Emerito Pujol
Orange County Sheriff's Office
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Man Tries to Sneak Into Epcot Center by Impersonating Federal Agent

Seventy-four year old Emerito Pujol wanted to to explore Disney's Epcot Center, but he didn't want to pay the hefty $99.79 admission fee. So he devised what he surely thought was an innovative plan to get inside the theme park's gates for free.

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David Silverman, Getty Images
David Silverman, Getty Images
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Bell Ringer Nearly Gets Her Bell Rung

Ringing bells, it turns out, is not a job for the inexperienced. That's something Helen Springthorpe learned the hard way when things went... a bit wrong.

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The Giant Edible Gummy Python Must Be Seen to be Believed

Today is full of strange and sweet treats. Earlier we taught you how to make glowing lightsaber popsicles, and now, well, now it’s time to point you to an even weirder and brilliantly bizarre sugary treat – the 26-pound gummy party python.

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