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  Colombia Plans to Fight Cocaine with Hungry Caterpillars   (Popular Science)
  • When the eggs hatch, the caterpillars munch on the leaves around them, consuming up to 1.5 times their body weight. The result: Growers have no leaves left with which to make cocaine.
  •   Injured Sea Turtle Gets 3-D Printed Prosthetic Jaw   (UPI)
  • An endangered sea turtle injured by a boat propeller has become the first of its species to receive a 3-D printed titanium jaw.
  •   Crane Fights Off Three Tigers   (UPI)
  • A red-crowned crane that fell into a tiger enclosure at a zoo became a crowd favorite hero when it successfully fended off three of the big cats.
  •   1,080-Calorie Burger Comes Topped with Hot Dogs, Chips   (Bloomberg)
  • The Most American Thickburger features a beef patty topped with hot dogs and a layer of potato chips, combining three Fourth of July barbecue staples in a creation aimed squarely at the fast-food chain’s core customers: “young, hungry guys.”
  •   Party Pooped: Feces Rains on Sweet 16   (UPI)
  • A teen's sweet 16 party was spoiled and soiled when airplane bathroom waste fell on the birthday girl and her guests.
  •   BASE Jumper Dies After Setting Parachute on Fire   (Associated Press)
  • A 73-year-old BASE jumper who died after leaping from a bridge had set his parachute on fire as part of a stunt.
  •   Deceased Councilwoman Wins Primary   (Reuters)
  • A councilwoman who died earlier this month easily defeated the only other candidate on the ballot for the county.
  •   Radio Host Misses Show for 1st Time in 56 Years   (Associated Press)
  • "I can tell you that in the past, Pinky has done his show from a hospital without anyone knowing that he was doing it from a hospital, including his doctors, I would imagine."
  •   Police Seek Man Who Swiped $3K Bottle of Cognac   (Associated Press)
  • Police are seeking a thief who apparently appreciates the finer things in life.
  •   Stuffed Tiger Atop SUV Generates 911 Call   (Associated Press)
  • The sight of a stuffed tiger — a very large stuffed tiger — lashed to the top of an SUV was enough to generate a 911 call from someone who apparently thought it was real.
  •   If You Can Make It There: Acts Try Out for Subway Spots   (Associated Press)
  • It's a rite of spring: performers auditioning for the privilege of doing their thing in grubby, noisy subway stations.
  •   Capitol Evacuated for Burnt Pizza Crust   (Associated Press)
  • Weeks after burned macaroni and cheese emptied out the building, a charred pizza crust has done it again.
  •   Court Hears the Tall Tale of a Trooper's Missing Hat   (Associated Press)
  • Was firing a state trooper who lied about what happened to his hat justified?
  •   Police Officer Caught Napping May Face Discipline   (UPI)
  • An officer apparently sleeping on the job in a video that went viral on Facebook may face disciplinary action.
  •   Musician Farts Major Seventh Arpeggio   (UPI)
  • A comedian recording his flatulence said he accidentally farted a "major seventh arpeggio in the key of b flat," which he dubbed his "rectum opus."
  •   Teacher Ate Hamster to Show 'How Dear Life Is'   (UPI)
  • A teacher is facing child abuse charges for eating a live hamster in front of his students to teach them "how dear life is."
  •   'Smart Plate' Knows What You're Eating — And When You've Had Too Much   (UPI)
  • SmartPlate uses built-in cameras and weight sensors to identify the food being eaten and uses wifi and Bluetooth to pair with an app and keep track of the user's diet.
  •   Lightning Filmed in Slow Motion   (UPI)
  • A videographer shared slow-motion footage of lightning strikes during severe storms.
  •   Fire Brigade Warns Teens: Don't Light Yourself on Fire   (UPI)
  • The "fire challenge" trend, which has become popular on Facebook and YouTube, involves a person — usually a teenager — pouring flammable liquid on their body and then igniting themselves before jumping into a body of water.
  •   To Heel or Not To Heel, That Is the Cannes Question   (Reuters)
  • Perhaps not since Cinderella lost a glass slipper at the ball has there been such a stir about glamorous footwear as there was in Cannes over a report that women had been turned away from a film premiere for failing to wear heels.
  •   40,000 Bees Removed From Home   (Associated Press)
  • It wasn't a monster making a ruckus under the floor of a bedroom. But it was still a bit scary.
  •   Disney Tells Riders to Stop Using Selfie Sticks   (Associated Press)
  • Disney policy forbids visitors from using the sticks, which can be used to extend cameras out up to 3 feet.
  •   Burglar Breaks Into House, Falls Asleep on Couch   (Associated Press)
  • Police have arrested a man they say broke into a home, then fell asleep on the couch.
  •   Meet Jonathan, the 183-Year-Old Tortoise   (Mental Floss)
  • At an estimated 183 years old, Jonathan the Tortoise just might be the world’s oldest living land creature.
  •   Great White Shark Becomes Twitter Star   (Associated Press)
  • @MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, nearly 3,500-pound great white whose movements can be tracked online and in real time.
  •   Police Looking For Burglar Named Bob   (Associated Press)
  • Police say they're looking for a burglar who goes by the name Bob.
  •   Why Do Men Exist? Study Offers an Explanation   (Reuters)
  • Since in many species, sperm is males' only contribution to reproduction, biologists have long puzzled about why evolutionary selection, known for its ruthless efficiency, allows them to exist.
  •   Man's Roar Scares Off Charging Bear   (UPI)
  • A man out training his new hunting dog was caught on camera warding off a charging bear with a scream emulating a ferocious roar.
  •   Crayola Warns Against Using Colored Pencils as Makeup   (UPI)
  • Art supply company Crayola is warning against following the advice of beauty bloggers who have posting tutorials for using colored pencils as eyeliner.
  •   Man Rescued After Four Days Trapped in Storm Drain   (UPI)
  • Firefighters broke through a cement pipe to free a man who spent four days trapped in a storm drain.
  •   Herd of Cows Ignores Tornado at Feeding Time   (UPI)
  • Storm chasers captured footage of a herd of very brave — or very foolish — cows ignoring a tornado threatening to interrupt their grazing.
  •   Lion Feels Grass for the First Time   (UPI)
  • An animal sanctuary shared video of a lion's first joyful encounter with grass after spending 13 years in a circus cage.
  •   Motorcycle Becomes Ultimate Popcorn Machine   (UPI)
  • A motorcyclist posted a YouTube video of his "expensive" popcorn machine — a BMW S1000R motorcycle.
  •   40 Year Old Message in a Bottle Discovered   (The Weather Channel)
  • On a remote beach, Mikki Stazel came upon a bottle containing a message dating back 40 years.
  •   Zombies Invade Park   (AFP)
  • Some 100 zombie fans lurched around a city park for an annual gathering in grisly makeup.
  •   Lawmakers Try to De-Bat Chamber As Interloper Halts Debate   (Associated Press)
  • The bat flew around in circles several times before the House Speaker called a 10-minute recess.
  •   Network Airs 24 Hours of Sheep Birthing   (UPI)
  • A public TV network aired 24 hours of live sheep birthing to give residents "insight into the traditional farming life."
  •   Fox Channel Blurs Out Breasts on Picasso Painting   (Newsweek)
  • The Fox affiliate obscured three pairs of breasts and covered up two nipples with a news banner at the bottom of the screen.
  •   Wife Challenging Husband for City Council Seat   (UPI)
  • A city councilman said he was "surprised" to learn his wife is also seeking an office — the one he has held for six years.
  •   Boy Bewildered by 'Old Fashioned' Pay Phone   (UPI)
  • A young boy named Jake became the physical embodiment of the generational divide when he came face to face with his first payphone and was utterly bewildered.
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