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  1. LUSH Classy Thief Steals $26K of Bourbon Getty

    1. Classy Thief Steals $26K of Bourbon

    Note to self: make friends with this robber. Over the past couple months, an unknown thief has stolen roughly 65 cases of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon from a Kentucky distillery—nine of which are specialty family reserve rye. Detectives investigating the robbery, which took place at Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Frankfort factory, are calling it an inside job, according to Sheriff Pat Melton. “This is the mac daddy,” Melton said. The popular Kentucky bourbon, which retails for about $130 a bottle, has a reported production of only about 7,000 cases a year.

    October 19, 2013 12:00 AM

  2. AFTERLIFE Sudoku Headstone Is a No-Go

    2. Sudoku Headstone Is a No-Go

    A woman in London has been told she must replace her late husband’s headstone, which is adorned with a Sudoku puzzle, because it lowers the standards of the cemetery. Angela Robinson, who received the letter of request from town officials, explained that the puzzle and equation on the headstone was designed to honor her husband, who was a mathematician and who loved the puzzles. “It was personal to him,” Robinson said. “How can they possibly say what we have put on there is lowering standards?” We stand with Angela.

    October 19, 2013 12:00 AM

  3. ADORBS Puppy Born With Heart on Back Getty

    3. Puppy Born With Heart on Back

    Precious! A London-born puppy was born with a brown heart-shaped patch on her fur. The owners, Joanne and Dave Boardman, who say you “can’t miss” the heart shape, welcomed the precious Jack Russell-Chihuahua this week. Unfortunately, the couple, who already have 25 dogs (including 12 puppies) in their household, likely won’t be able to keep the puppy. "I'd like to keep her, but I don't think I will be able to persuade my dad," their daughter said. Talk about a heartbreaker.

    October 19, 2013 12:00 AM

  4. YUM Diners Eat Straight From Toilets

    4. Diners Eat Straight From Toilets

    Potty all night long! Not only does the Magic Restroom Café, a new Southern California eatery, have toilets, but there are also showerheads, urinals, and tile details decorating the whole place. The bathroom-style restaurant was inspired by the Modern Toilet Restaurant in Taiwan, so restaurateur YoYo Li brought the trend to the United States. Diners sit on toilets and eat out of out small toilet bowls. Sounds appetizing.

    October 19, 2013 12:00 AM

  5. DISNEY INSPIRATION Man Tries to Rescue 101 Dalmatians Oli Scarff/Getty

    5. Man Tries to Rescue 101 Dalmatians

    After seeing the Disney movie 101 Dalmatians, Chilean dog owner Nelson Vergara was inspired to save as many dogs as he possibly could—101 to be exact. Vergara, who is currently housing 42 dalmatians, has been deemed “Dalmatian Man” by whooo? But it’s hasn’t all been a rewarding experience. Not only are his neighbors complaining about the odor, but officials have threatened to evict him. “It all started because of that film,” he said. “I wanted to do the real thing.”

    October 19, 2013 12:00 AM

  6. I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW Man Spreads Ashes at a LensCrafters Jag Gundu

    6. Man Spreads Ashes at a LensCrafters

    We all deal with death differently. For one Florida man, it meant spreading the ashes of his dead fiancée inside a LensCrafters. According to police, a mall in Sarasota was closed for more than two hours after a man in mourning “crushed up solid product” into the store before fleeing the scene. The man apologized following the incident, saying that he didn’t mean any harm. “Why sprinkle her ashes in a LensCrafters? Did she need new glasses for the afterlife? Weird,” one (insensitive) person commented on the mall’s Facebook page.

    October 19, 2013 12:00 AM

  7. MUSICAL CREATURES Tiny Bats Play Music With Leaves AFP/Getty

    7. Tiny Bats Play Music With Leaves

    It’s not as stupid as it sounds. A tiny species of bat—they only weigh four grams each!—has been found to use folded leaves as “trumpets” to amplify ingoing and outgoing calls to others bat friends. Several of the little guys can crowd inside a single leaf, which they often to do avoid weather or predators. But the new discovery is that the leaves act as a way to “increase sound intensity” from the outside. The downside? The leaves can distort the calls, so the little bats can’t tell whether the calls are going from friends or strangers Talk about the cutest game of telephone ever.

    October 19, 2013 12:00 AM

  8. sea serpent 18-Foot Oarfish Found in CA KTLA

    8. 18-Foot Oarfish Found in CA

    Who says the Loch Ness monster isn't real? A snorkeling marine science instructor made the discovery of a lifetime on Tuesday when she discovered the carcass of an 18-foot-long oarfish, a serpent-like creature. "We've never seen a fish this big," said a senior captain of a sail training ship at the Catalina Marine Institute. "The last oarfish we saw was three feet long." Sightings of the oarfish, which can grow up to 50 feet, are extremely rare since the animal dives more than 3,000 feet deep into the ocean. The fish appears to have died of natural causes and will be buried in the sand to decompose then its bones will be reconstituted for display.

    October 15, 2013 9:08 PM

  9. BENCHING BAD Workout Supplement Sorta Like Meth Shutterstock

    9. Workout Supplement Sorta Like Meth

    Meth-heads and juicers unite! Scientist found that craze, a sports supplement that was recently listed by Bodybuilding.com as the “New Supplement of the Year," contains a synthetic chemical called N,alpha-DEPEA, which is derived from methamphetamine. Harvard scientists began investigating the product after two athletes were banned from international competitions following failed anti-doping drug tests. The manufacturer of Craze, Driven Sports, does not list the ingredient, which is surprising since according to the Boston Globe, the owner has already served a prison sentence for “selling and transporting a highly toxic industrial chemical packaged as a weight loss supplement that resulted in a young woman’s death.” The FDA has said it cannot review the findings by the scientists due to the shutdown.

    October 15, 2013 4:24 PM

  10. DOUBLE STUFFED Study: Oreos as Addictive as Cocaine

    10. Study: Oreos as Addictive as Cocaine

    Tell us something we don’t already know. A new study by undergraduates at Connecticut College has found that Oreos, and their creamy white filling in particular, are very addictive. So addictive, in fact, that lab rats in their study were just as focused on obtaining Oreos as they were powerful drugs like cocaine and morphine. The study was intended to show how addiction to foods with lots of fat and sugar is a significant part of the obesity epidemic.

    October 16, 2013 2:50 PM