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  Facebook Appears to Be Down   (Reuters)
  • Facebook appeared to be down early on Jan. 27th, with the social media site saying it is working on fixing the issue.
  •   Man May Have Taken Dead Mom for Bank Withdrawal   (UPI)
  • Authorities are looking into whether an elderly woman was already dead when her son brought her to the bank for an $850 withdrawal.
  •   Police Chase Ends In Prison Parking Lot   (UPI)
  • A chase with a suspect who refused to pull over ended when the man drove into a prison parking lot.
  •   Woman Says Aliens Told Her to Break Into Theme Park   (Associated Press)
  • A couple broke into a theme park that was closed for the offseason, and the woman told investigators that God and aliens directed her there.
  •   Government UFO Files Now Available Online   (UPI)
  • The U.S. Air Force has released 130,000 declassified UFO documents.
  •   Lottery Releases Bacon-Scented Ticket   (Associated Press)
  • Lottery ticket buyers who dream of bringing home the bacon now can smell it, too.
  •   Handcuffed Woman Stole Cruiser   (Associated Press)
  • A handcuffed shoplifting suspect climbed into the front of a patrol car and raced off at speeds of up to 100 mph.
  •   Man Scooped Up By Garbage Truck Survives Ride   (Associated Press)
  • A man searching for his wallet in a trash bin was scooped up by a garbage truck and taken on a long ride.
  •   Stray Cat's Cuddles Credited With Saving Abandoned Baby   (UPI)
  • A stray cat is being hailed as a hero for using her warm snuggles to save the life of a baby abandoned in a cardboard box.
  •   Snoozing Zoo Guard Allows Rhinos To Escape   (UPI)
  • A zoo has fired a security guard whose on-the-job snooze was blamed for the on-camera escape of three female rhinos.
  •   Cabbie Gets Tip of a Lifetime: Almost $1,000   (Associated Press)
  • An anonymous passenger brightened a cab driver's night with the tip of a lifetime: nearly $1,000 on a $4.31 fare.
  •   Family Creates 45-Foot Icicle in Front Yard   (Associated Press)
  • Garrick Moreland, a tree trimmer, climbed into a tree with a hose and turned on the water when temperatures dropped.
  •   'Coke in the Trunk' Pranksters Fail to Amuse Police   (UPI)
  • A YouTube prank involving officers being tipped off to a trunk full of "coke" that turned out to be Coca-Cola wasted police resources.
  •   'Docile' 8-Foot Gator Seized from Home   (UPI)
  • Animal control officials said an 8-foot alligator seized from a home had been owned by the family for nearly 40 years.
  •   Sheriff's Office Rug Says 'In Dog We Trust'   (UPI)
  • The bright green and yellow emblem is supposed to read "In God we trust," but a major typo was discovered this week by a security guard.
  •   Strip Club Gets Neighborhood Award for Cleanliness   (Associated Press)
  • A strip club has received a neighborhood award for its efforts to improve the area.
  •   Company That Glitter-Bombs Enemies Can't Keep Up With Demand   (Quartz)
  • The internet can’t get enough sparkly, decorative revenge.
  •   Men Accused of Taking Lamb Chops in Burglary   (Associated Press)
  • A deputy questioned two men carrying large black garbage bags over their shoulders and found they were carrying frozen lamb chops.
  •   Ring Bearer and Flower Girl Wed 20 Years Later   (CNN)
  • Briggs and Britney Fussy took their first walk down the aisle when they were just 3, as a ring bearer and flower girl in the wedding of Briggs' godmother.
  •   Smuggler Caught With 94 iPhones Taped to Body   (Sky News)
  • The man's unusual posture as he walked caught the attention of customs officers.
  •   YouTube Censors Back Off Genital Song For Kids   (UPI)
  • A TV station has persuaded YouTube to drop the "adult" restriction from a video featuring dancing cartoon genitals.
  •   Cleric Condemns Snowmen As Anti-Islamic   (Reuters)
  • A prominent cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen.
  •   Subway Riders Around the World Ditch Pants for a Day   (UPI)
  • Bare-legged strap-hangers braved brisk January weather in cities around the world for the annual No Pants Subway Ride.
  •   Warehouse Fire Wipes Out the Dinosaurs   (UPI)
  • Firefighters extinguished a warehouse blaze blamed for wiping out a herd of eight animatronic dinosaurs.
  •   Clamp Down on Cross-Border Pizza Delivery   (Reuters)
  • Switzerland's frugal pizza lovers have had their hopes dashed for a special rule that would have allowed them to keep ordering cheaper pizza delivery from neighboring Germany.
  •   Interstate Pileup Leaves Road Covered in 500 Pounds of Fries   (Associated Press)
  • A six-vehicle pileup left a road covered in 500 pounds of McDonald's french fries.
  •   'I Saw Your Willy' Video Teaches Kids Texting Safety   (UPI)
  • A British children's charity has unveiled I Saw Your Willy, an animated video aimed at educating kids about the dangers of sending salacious pictures.
  •   Conman Sold Urine as Whiskey   (The [Blackpool] Gazette)
  • A “persistent and troublesome” conman who sold coloured urine as alcohol has been branded a danger to public health.
  •   Attempt to Steal Shrimp Lands Man Prison Term   (Associated Press)
  • An attempt to steal $300 worth of shrimp from a supermarket has landed a man a five-year prison sentence.
  •   Carjacker Offered to Return Vehicle for $50   (UPI)
  • An alleged carjacker contacted the vehicle's owner and offered to sell the 1998 Chevy Malibu back to her for $50.
  •   Injured Hiker Located via Facebook After 911 Fails   (Reuters)
  • A badly injured hiker stranded on a remote trail was located by a quick-thinking dispatch trainee using Facebook after a 911 distress call got cut off.
  •   Does CNN Really Have a Video Ready for the Apocalypse?   (BBC News)
  • If the end of the world arrives, chances are you aren't going to be watching CNN. But just in case you are, the cable news network has a video ready for the Big Sign-off.
  •   Man with a Double Penis Speaks Out   (Rolling Stone)
  • The man who goes by DiphallicDude or DoubleDickDude has published a new memoir, 'Double Header: My Life with Two Penises.'
  •   Man Wearing "I Have Drugs" T-Shirt Arrested for Drugs   (The Independent [UK])
  • As alleged felons go, John Balmer is nothing if not honest.
  •   Man Brought Baby To Home Burglary   (Reuters)
  • A man is accused of bringing his 5-month-old son to a home burglary attempt, during which he set the baby down so that he could pull a knife on the homeowner.
  •   Octopus Steals GoPro While It's Recording   (UPI)
  • A man was filming at the La Jolla Tide Pools when the invertebrate grabbed the waterproof camera in one of its tentacles and fled while it was still recording.
  •   Reptile Shop Owner Charge With Bearded Dragon Attack   (UPI)
  • Authorities arrested a pet shop owner accused of striking employees with a bearded dragon lizard.
  •   Man Gets 13 Years for Eating Three Tigers   (UPI)
  • A court upheld a 13-year jail sentence for a man convicted of purchasing and eating three endangered tigers in separate incidents.
  •   Woman Cited For Mailing Cow Poop To Neighbors   (UPI)
  • A woman is facing a harassment charge for having a box of cow poop mailed to her neighbors after they repeatedly complained about her dog's barking.
  •   T-Bird Part Removed From Man's Arm 51 Years After Crash   (UPI)
  • A man suffering pain in his arm underwent surgery to remove a turn signal rod embedded in his body when he crashed his Ford Thunderbird 51 years ago.
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