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  1. Say Cheese! Seriously Rare Animal Photographed

    1. Seriously Rare Animal Photographed

    For the first time in 15 years, a camera trap in a forest in Vietnam captured an image of an extremely rare mammal on Earth, the Saola. “This is a breathtaking discovery and renews hope for the recovery of the species,” WWF's Vietnam director said. The creature, which was first discovered in the mountains in 1992 and resembles an antelope or an ox, was pictured walking through foliage. As far as the WWF know, no more than a few hundred, and maybe only a few dozen, are living along Vietnam's border.

    November 16, 2013 12:00 AM

  2. Heads Or Tails? Coin Toss Decides Town’s Mayor

    2. Coin Toss Decides Town’s Mayor

    Well, that's one way to decide. In the tiny Idaho town of Albion—fewer than 300 people live there—Don Bowden was reelected mayor after winning a coin toss (he picked tails). Bowden and John Davis both received 60 votes during the Nov. 5 election, so the town turned to the state's law which says ties in municipal elections will be resolved with a coin toss. Davis, who said the toss had been the talk of the town, anticipated a large audience. Following the toss, Bowden turned to his opponent and the crowd and said, "well, as they say, I'd rather be lucky than good."

    November 16, 2013 12:00 AM

  3. Sorry, Bats Helping Earth Means Killing Bats Noah Berger

    3. Helping Earth Means Killing Bats

    You can’t have both. Roughly 600,000 bats were killed in 2012 by wind turbines, a structure that creates sustainable energy in the U.S. The turbines, which spin up to 179 miles per hour and rise hundreds of feet, are killing bats mid-air. Ironically, the scary creatures have been helping the environment for year by eating a large number of flying insects and helping pollinate crops. And considering many bat carcassses are taken by animals before researchers could find them, the numbers are probably conservative, biologist Mark Hayes noted. Even worse, it’s unlikely the species will repopulate quickly, considering bats give birth just one time every year.

    November 16, 2013 12:00 AM

  4. Surprise! Oops! ‘Health Drink’ Contains Meth DEA - digital version copyright Science Faction

    4. Oops! ‘Health Drink’ Contains Meth

    Note to self: Never drink something from a random package dropped off at the front door. Romano Dias drank what he thought was a fruit-based health drink, but was actually filled with a huge amount of pure crystal meth, only to die shortly afterwards. The bottle may have been part of a plan to bring the drug to the UK, detectives on the case reasoned. Dias’s partner said that he took a swig of the drink and then began complaining about the taste and that his throat was burning. Moments later he uttered, “I am in trouble here. I am dying. I am dead.”

    November 16, 2013 12:00 AM

  5. Gotcha Neck Tattoo Is Also a Lie Detector craftvision

    5. Neck Tattoo Is Also a Lie Detector

    Of course Google is behind this. The tech giant filed a patent for a neck tattoo that doubles as a lie detector last year, and now, the details are here. It’s not permanent; it’s an electronic tattoo of sorts that sticks onto the skin. The patent explains the features: “It is contemplated that a user that may be nervous or engaging in speaking falsehoods may exhibit different galvanic skin response than a more confident, truth telling individual.” Police interrogation rooms may never be the same.

    November 16, 2013 12:00 AM

  6. Big Ones Hairy Crabs Crawl Down Train

    6. Hairy Crabs Crawl Down Train

    A bunch of hairy, large crabs, known as Shanghai Hairy Crabs, broke free from a box and were spotted on a high-speed service train in Germany roaming about the cabin. Only 10 were caught and “spared the cooking pot,” but just four of those have managed to stay alive, transport police said. As for the others: they “remain at large” though are presumably dead by now, a spokesman stated. The bodies of such crabs can grow as large as centimeters, not including the legs. Yum.

    November 16, 2013 12:00 AM

  7. Spooky Ghost Town for Sale on Craigslist RJ Sangosti

    7. Ghost Town for Sale on Craigslist

    Plus, you get a bar! In 1975, a man named Tim TenBrink and his friend decided to buy Seneca, California, which is known as being a ghost town, for $60,000. Now, they plan to sell it. But the new owner won’t just inherit the haunted property. TenBrink took over the bar when he bought the land and is looking to sell that, as well as the liquor license, for $225,000. Naturally, they believe Craigslist is the best place to make a secure, honorable deal. Bidding wars commence!

    November 16, 2013 12:00 AM

  8. morbid curiosity Marilyn Monroe Had Plastic Surgery AP

    8. Marilyn Monroe Had Plastic Surgery

    This isn't creepy at all. Marilyn Monroe's medical files and X-rays were sold for $25,600 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills this weekend. The documents, which use aliases but match Monroe's address, were of particular interest because they confirm the starlet underwent cosmetic surgery on her chin and nose. Four years of medical records also show she suffered from an immune deficiency, an ectopic pregnancy, and problems with her plastic surgery. Also auctioned was a dress owned by Princess Diana, a piece of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding cake, and Julie Andrew's wedding dress from "The Sound of Music."

    November 13, 2013 2:45 PM

  9. NECESSARY? Xbox One Guarded By Sharks JAIME REINA

    9. Xbox One Guarded By Sharks

    Can you play Grand Theft Auto with fins? The very first Xbox One console that will be handed over at midnight on November 21 in New Zealand is currently being guarded by 20 tiger sharks at the SEA LIFE Aquarium in Auckland. The eagerly anticipated gaming console by Microsoft will have its launch broadcast on Spike TV, and over 10,000 stores worldwide will be opening at midnight on November 22 to satisfy hungry gamers everywhere. 

    November 13, 2013 6:01 PM

  10. Mystery Solved? DNA Shows Dogs Came from Europe Jens Buettner/AP

    10. DNA Shows Dogs Came from Europe

    It’s mystified scientists for years, but a new study may help solve the puzzle of where man’s best friend first emerged. The large DNA study, published in the journal Science, shows that dogs originated in Europe somewhere between 19,000 to 32,000 years ago. The earliest known fossils came from Europe, but other DNA studies have suggested Asia and the Middle East. Scientists generally agree that dogs descended from wolves to become the first domesticated animal. They theorize that wolves developed a symbiotic relationship with humans after being attracted to the garbage groups of people discarded, and people found them useful for hunting and protection.

    November 15, 2013 7:44 AM