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UPDATE: Libyan Dictator Muammar Gadhafi Killed by Rebels in Sirte

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, who’s been in hiding since August when a NATO-backed rebel force seized his headquarters in Tripoli, was killed on Thursday after rebels stormed his hometown of Sirte, where the last remnants of troops loyal to him were hiding. He was 69 years old.

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Man Caught at Swiss Airport Trying to Smuggle Tarantulas

A Swiss man returning home from the Dominican Republic was busted by custom officials at the Zurich airport with a whopping 261 endangered Mexican tarantulas, which he had packed into individual plastic bags and stuffed in his luggage.

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What Are the 10 Best Places to Retire?

When people retire, they often decide to pull up stakes and move to a new city. No longer bound by the restraints of employment offices or client locales, retirees may instead find themselves drawn to places with great weather, affordable housing or better amenities than where they currently live.

U.S. News used data from Onboard Informatics to ascertain 10 things people look for when they retire, and matched up those attributes with cities excelling in each.

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Passenger Sues Continental Airlines for Severely Turbulent Flight [VIDEO]

A Texas woman has decided to sue Continental Airlines and three other air carriers for mental trauma she endured during a particularly hellish flight.

What, did she have to sit through ‘The Smurfs’ on the in-flight movie?

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German Prostitutes Have to Feed a Street-Walking Meter

Prostitution is legal in Germany, and subject to taxation. While the German government doesn’t have a problem collecting taxes from sex workers who operate out of brothels, getting street walkers to pay up has been tricky.

The German city of Bonn thinks they have a solution to this problem: a parking-meter like device which women who solicit on the street put $8.70 into nightly for a ticket that gives them the privilege of using the pavement.

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Man Escapes Ankle Monitor By Detaching Prosthetic Leg

A 29-year-old man from the UK found a pretty ingenious way of outsmarting authorities and beating his ankle monitor: he lost a leg. Well, he probably lost his leg first, but then tricked a security firm into attaching his court appointed ankle monitor to his prosthetic leg.

 

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Finally! Passport Reveals True Spelling of Muammar ‘Gathafi’s’ Last Name

The spelling of Muammar Gaddafi’s last name has long been a mystery, with different news organizations employing different standards, such as Gaddafi, Kadafi, Qaddafi and Kaddafi. In fact, a 2009 ABC news story found a whopping 112 different ways one could spell the despot’s name.

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Facebook : #1 New Place to Hire an Assassin

I knew that damned ole facebook was gonna be trouble. But ruining marriages is one thing. Addiction to "Farmville" is stupid and irritating to hear someone talk about, but it's not the real problem now either.

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Yikes! Amazon UK Sees Giant Spike in Sales of Aluminum Bats, Clubs During London Riots

As the London enters another day of rioting, looters and bystanders have taken to the web to arm themselves. Amazon’s UK site has seen scary-high spikes in sales of blunt objects over the past 24 hours, including a 50,000% spike in clubs and a more than 35,000% spike among different aluminum baseball bat models.

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Update on Alaska’s Mysterious “Orange Goo”

Ok. Scientists say they have it figured out. Kind of anyway. Maybe "figured out" is pushing it, but narrowed down, at least.

They claim now that is definitely a "natural" substance. It's not man-made. So their verdict as to WHAT it exactly is...Eggs.

Eggs? What kind of eggs? They don't know. At least, not yet.

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First Apple, Now IKEA – Another Completely Fake Store Spotted in China [VIDEO]

A couple weeks ago, we showed you the fake Apple store uncovered by a blogger in Kunming, China. But it seems Apple isn’t the only one with an intellectual property headache on its hands. In the exact same Chinese city, a pseudo IKEA has been spotted.

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What Have Sharks Ever Done For You ? : The 10 Worst Beaches For Attacks

I want them dead. All of them.

Don't give me that crap about how killing them off would be messing up the ecosystem. Screw'em. What have sharks ever done for you, except make you afraid to swim in the ocean? And perhaps provide a little entertainment for a week every summer on the Discovery Channel.

Let me answer that question for you...Nothing. That's what.

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