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  Bunglebrag: Facebook Boast Robber Caught   (Sky News)
  • An armed robber bragged about his plans to steal cash from a supermarket just minutes before he was picked up by police.
  •   Man Bought Auto Insurance From Crash Site   (Associated Press)
  • A man called an insurance company from a crash scene to buy auto coverage and later claimed his wreck happened after he got the policy.
  •   Man Burned By Fajitas While Praying Can't Sue   (Associated Press)
  • A man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a restaurant.
  •   Man Arrested With Sword In Cane, Tried To Visit Jailed Son   (Associated Press)
  • A man trying to visit his jailed son also landed behind bars after being caught with a combination cane and 2-foot sword.
  •   "Fairy Control" To Get Rid of Garish Fairy Doors in Woods   (UPI)
  • Trustees for a stretch of woods said they are implementing "fairy control" measures due to the proliferation of tiny doors on trees.
  •   Buffalo Rams SUV Head-On in Yellowstone   (UPI)
  • A man taking video at Yellowstone National Park captured the moment a speeding buffalo rammed his SUV head-on.
  •   Restaurant Pays 101-Year-Old For His Birthday Breakfast   (Associated Press)
  • A restaurant's policy to give customers a percentage off their bill on their birthday actually became a 7-cent refund for man who turned 101.
  •   Goldfish-Swallowing Man Banned From Owning Fish   (UPI)
  • A man has been banned from owning fish for five years after he posted a video online showing him swallow a live goldfish.
  •   Feral Felines Run Amok on Cat Island   (UPI)
  • An island with only 22 human residents is drawing tourists interested in its other population — an estimated 120 cats.
  •   Legalizing Medical Marijuana Will Lead to Stoned Rabbits   (UPI)
  • An agent of the Drug Enforcement Administration said legalizing medical marijuana could lead to rabbits getting high on it.
  •   Man Busted for Using Wooden Dummy in Carpool Lane   (UPI)
  • A state police officer pulled a car over for speeding in a carpool lane and discovered the passenger was a wooden dummy in a hooded sweatshirt.
  •   Graffiti Gaffe: Vandals Paint 'Hail Satin' on Historic Bridge   (UPI)
  • Vandals targeted a 135-year-old covered bridge for graffiti including swastikas and the apparently misspelled message "Hail Satin."
  •   Thwarted Thief Takes a Bouncing Brick to the Face   (UPI)
  • A would-be thief was caught on camera throwing a brick that bounced off a car window and hit him in the face.
  •   Woman Admits Digging Up Dad's Grave In Search of 'Real Will'   (Associated Press)
  • Police said she felt she was shorted in her share of the inheritance after her father died in 2004. They didn't find a will in the casket.
  •   Police Find Pot Inside Container Labeled 'Not Weed'   (Associated Press)
  • A man has been cited for possessing pot inside a container that had been slapped with a label reading: "Not Weed."
  •   Credit Card Thief Swallows Diamond Ring   (Associated Press)
  • A man suspected of using stolen credit cards to buy expensive jewelry tried to hide some of the evidence by swallowing a diamond ring.
  •   Canadians Turning the Politicians on Their Money Into Spock   (UPI)
  • Canadians are drawing on their money to make politicians look like Spock from Star Trek, in honor of recently deceased Leonard Nimoy.
  •   Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar Gown Returned by Thief   (Reuters)
  • The $150,000 Oscar gown worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o that was stolen two days ago was returned by the thief, who tipped off a celebrity news site after learning the pearls on the dress were fake.
  •   Sheriff Investigates Case of Stolen Log Cabin   (Reuters)
  • “I was sitting in a meeting and one of the deputies from the front desk came in and said, 'Frank, you’re not going to believe this. Someone just stole a house.'"
  •   Zombie Walk Hit-and-Run Driver Faces Charge   (Sky News)
  • The motorist says he accelerated through the crowd after children in his car became scared of the people in zombie make-up.
  •   Llama Drama As Animals Run Wild on Streets   (Sky News)
  • The skittish animals stopped traffic and rampaged across a retirement village before being captured by some deft rope-slinging.
  •   Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar Dress Stolen   (Associated Press)
  • The $150,000 pearl-adorned dress Lupita Nyong'o wore to this year's Academy Awards has been reported stolen.
  •   Shares of Contraceptive Makers Surge After Court Scraps Adultery Ban   (Reuters)
  • South Korea's highest court struck down as unconstitutional a decades-old law banning adultery, triggering a surge in shares of condom makers and morning-after pills.
  •   The Plan to Send Two Bears to Rehab   (Newsweek)
  • Two alcoholic bears may be given a new lease on life if animal rights groups succeed in their bid to have them moved from a cage outside a restaurant to a rehab facility.
  •   Young Percussionists Cover Led Zeppelin   (UPI)
  • A group of young percussionists have gone viral with a video medley of Led Zeppelin songs "Kashmir," "The Ocean" and "Immigrant Song."
  •   Pranksters Install Toilet, Sink at Bus Shelter   (UPI)
  • Pranksters installed a toilet, sink and toilet paper holder at an outdoor bus stop.
  •   Woman Knocked Out In Drive-By Egging   (Associated Press)
  • A woman was knocked unconscious when she was pelted by an egg in a so-called drive-by egging.
  •   Trucker Accused of Avoiding Toll With Device Inspired by James Bond   (Reuters)
  • A trucker accused of using a James Bond-style retractable bumper to evade a $95 toll has been charged with using burglary tools.
  •   Driver Blames Owl-Watching for Car Crash   (Reuters)
  • A man who crashed his car into a utility pole gave police a unique excuse for the pre-dawn accident: He was owl watching.
  •   New Species of Wasp Named for Goalie   (Associated Press)
  • There's a new buzz surrounding Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.
  •   Sinkhole Swallows Unsuspecting Pedestrians   (Sky News)
  • Two people escaped with minor injuries after being swallowed by a sink hole that opened as they walked along a pavement.
  •   Helicopter Being Towed by Truck Tumbles Into Traffic   (Associated Press)
  • A helicopter being towed behind a truck struck a freeway overpass and tumbled off its trailer into the roadway, hitting at least two vehicles.
  •   India Insists Obama's Tree Is Not Dead   (Associated Press)
  • Officials in India want to make one thing clear: The tree that President Barack Obama planted in New Delhi three weeks ago is not dead. It just looks dead.
  •   Police Dog Fired After Biting Two People   (Associated Press)
  • A police dog is being kicked off the force after biting a doughnut shop worker and an officer in separate incidents.
  •   Man Finally Buried After Earlier Funeral With Wrong Body   (Associated Press)
  • A mistake at the state crime lab led the family of Johnny Morgan Lowe III to bury the wrong man during a closed-casket funeral.
  •   Overly Tight Cheap Underpants Force MP Out of His Seat   (Reuters)
  • Legislator Pat Martin offered up one of the most original excuses ever heard for hurriedly running out of the House of Commons during a vote, his new cheap pair of underpants was too tight.
  •   Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested After Stopping For Coffee   (CBS News)
  • Police arrested a man suspected of robbing a bank after he stopped for a cup of coffee a block away.
  •   Butt-Dialers Arrested After Calling In Robbery Plan   (Reuters)
  • An accidental cellphone call landed two men in jail after their employer heard them discussing plans to steal and sell $8,000 in construction equipment.
  •   Wave Takes Out Reporter During Broadcast   (UPI)
  • A news reporter who was knocked off her feet by a huge wave during a live broadcast laughed off the mishap and continued her report.
  •   Basketball Game Ruined by Uncooperative Ball   (UPI)
  • A basketball game had a heartbreaking end for one team when the ball came to a rest on the rim in the closing seconds.
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