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  1. TROUBLING Meet the Man With 6,000 Barbie Dolls Edgar Su/Reuters

    1. Meet the Man With 6,000 Barbie Dolls

    It all started with the “Great Shape” Barbie in a turquoise Spandex gym outfit and striped leg warmers. Yes, there is a 33-year-old Singaporean man who has been collecting Barbies for 20 years. Jian Yang, who calls himself a “toy nerd,” has more than 6,000 Barbie dolls and 3,000 dolls of other kinds—on which he’s spent at least $392,000—spilling out of cabinets and shelves in his home. His friends have come to support the strange obsession. His parents ... well, they merely accept it.

    September 5, 2013 3:51 PM

  2. STRAIGHT AHEAD Chinese Device Helps You Aim Your Pee Getty

    2. Chinese Device Helps You Aim Your Pee

    For $1.65, you too can pee straight. A contraption, literally called “Pee Straight,” designed by an entrepreneur in southern China, is a standard funnel attached to a 10-inch piece of tube pipe and comes in his and hers versions. Something had to be done after the Shenzhen City Public Toilet Management Act was introduced, which allows sanitation managers to fine people $15 if they miss the toilet.

    September 5, 2013 3:49 PM

  3. NOT-SO-BALANCED DIET Crack Pipe Found Inside Guy’s Stomach Karen Mower/Getty

    3. Crack Pipe Found Inside Guy’s Stomach

    Like the saying goes, a crack pipe a day keeps the doctor away. Or something. After allegedly, probably “lurking” on the streets and throwing an object under a vehicle, a Florida man, Oliver Johnson, was arrested and taken to jail. Investigators later found he had been in possession of crack cocaine, which he tried to hide in his hat. While in custody, Johnson denied hiding any illicit goods in his body, but an X-ray revealed the truth! An apparent crack pipe was lodged in his stomach. 

    September 5, 2013 3:48 PM

  4. GENIUS A Folding ‘Armadillo’ Car Now Exists Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

    4. A Folding ‘Armadillo’ Car Now Exists

    It’s just an experiment ... for now, at least. The “Armadillo-T” electric car, manufactured in South Korea, will fold itself nearly in half and then park itself. The purpose of the new car, which can travel 62 miles on a 10-minute charge and with a maximum speed of 37mph, is to create more parking spots in crowded cities. Smart, right? Instead of rear-view mirrors, the car has tiny digital cameras that show the back and sides of the car on a screen located on the dashboard.

    September 5, 2013 4:12 PM

  5. WATCH 152-Foot Bratwurst Sets World Record

    5. 152-Foot Bratwurst Sets World Record

    A family beat their own world record by grilling the world’s longest bratwurst at 152 feet and about 80 pounds. The Ptacek family went on the mission to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their Wisconsin grocery store, Ptacek’s IGA. The sausage, which was accompanied by a huge bun, required roughly 80 people to flip it over on the makeshift charcoal grill. 

    September 5, 2013 3:52 PM

  6. HOT PROPERTY London Building Melts Cars Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

    6. London Building Melts Cars

    The owners of a 37-story skyscraper known as the Walkie Talkie building in London are investigating how a beam of light reflecting off the structure is so strong that it’s melting cars. Officials, who have blocked off three parking spaces near the building, have said the ray depends on the position of the sun and will last about two hours a day at this time of year. Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group said they believe the light will last for two or three more weeks and are working on a long-term solution for the problem. Meanwhile, a local paper, which has reported that the building has also set a carpet on fire, used the light beam to fry an egg in a demonstration that had what looks like delicious results.

    London's 'Walkie Talkie' building can fry an egg.

    September 3, 2013 11:50 AM

  7. VINTAGE Man Chooses to Fight With Samurai Sword Getty

    7. Man Chooses to Fight With Samurai Sword

    To preface: this happened on the Jersey Shore. A samurai sword is apparently the weapon of choice for John Jandola, a 35-year-old man, who reportedly held the weapon to his neighbor’s throat after being told to clean up a bad smell. Police charged the man with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose—although it’s hard to say when using a samurai sword would be appropriate—and his bail was set at $30,000.

    September 5, 2013 4:14 PM

  8. RECORD BREAKING Two Giant Alligators Caught in Mississippi Joe Raedle/Getty

    8. Two Giant Alligators Caught in Mississippi

    Don’t go swimming in Mississippi. The first statewide alligator hunt has already yielded two record-setting catches. The first, a 723.5-pound gator, held the record for the heaviest ever caught in the state, beating the previous record of 697.5 pounds. “I yelled, ‘Oh, my gosh, we caught the Loch Ness Monster!’” said Beth Trammell, part of the five-person team that caught the alligator after a five-hour struggle. But they held the record for only two hours: several miles away, another group of hunters reeled in a 727-pound alligator.

    September 3, 2013 10:52 AM


    9. Mini Frog Hears With Mouth

    So they’re adorable and amazing! French scientists have discovered that Gardiner’s frogs—some of the world’s tiniest vertebrates in existence at just a centimeter long—hear sounds through their mouths. The frogs, from the Seychelles islands, use their mouths as an amplifier for frequencies. Because they have no eardrums, the frogs were previously thought to be deaf.

    September 3, 2013 7:18 AM

  10. 25 OR OLDER ‘House MILF’ Ad Sparks Investigation Getty

    10. ‘House MILF’ Ad Sparks Investigation

    Craigslist at its finest. An ad seeking an “attractive older woman” who will cook and clean for a group of college boys at the University of Vermont that was posted on Craigslist is now being investigated by campus police. Someone claiming to write on behalf of the UVM house stated that in return for labor, the selected “MILF” is welcome to “hot sex with a number of fit 20 somethings.” What a dream job! A university spokesman told the Burlington Free Press, “We do not yet know for a fact that this ill-advised and offensive post originated with a University of Vermont student or students.”

    September 5, 2013 3:37 PM