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  Lawn Mower Shoots Wire Up Man's Nose   (Associated Press)
  • A man is lucky to be alive after a lawn mower shot a 3 1/2-inch metal wire up his nose and into his head.
  •   Sex Club Vows to Become a Church   (Associated Press)
  • A swingers club has undergone a conversion — it says it's now a church — in order to win city approval so it can open next to a Christian school.
  •   Owner Spots Stolen Truck in Rear Vew Mirror   (Associated Press)
  • A man driving to work suddenly noticed his stolen pickup truck following him.
  •   There's a 3-Hour Wait at the First Taco Bell in Japan   (Buzz60)
  • The lines are crazy, with some people camping overnight or waiting for more than three hours to get in.
  •   Tater Tots, Comfy Couch Waylay Burglar   (Associated Press)
  • A burglar got sidetracked by snacks and a comfy place to snooze, heating up some tater tots and taking a nap on the sofa of the house he broke into.
  •   "Cheeky" Jockey Loses His Pants Mid-Race   (UPI)
  • A jockey whose backside was bared to the world said the elastic in his pants gave out during the race.
  •   Literary Litterbug Dumped 600 Books on Highway   (UPI)
  • The "Literary Litterbug" responsible for dumping more than 600 books on a stretch of highway over several months was caught in the act.
  •   Tagger Sprays Graffiti on Police Horse's Backside   (UPI)
  • Charlie, a horse with the Metropolitan Division's Mounted Platoon, had his hindquarters spray-painted with the initials "RBS" while the officer assigned to the equine was writing a citation.
  •   Police on Vacation Break Up Fight on Subway   (Associated Press)
  • New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton is thanking four Swedish law enforcement officers who broke up a fight on the subway.
  •   Ancient Hangover Cure Discovered in Greek Texts   (LiveScience)
  • Rather than popping an ibuprofen for a pounding drunken headache, people in Egypt may have worn a leafy necklace.
  •   Teen Wears Fake Bomb to Ask Date to Prom, Gets Suspended   (Associated Press)
  • A teen who strapped fake explosives to his body in a stunt to ask a date to prom has been suspended from school.
  •   Woman Gets 3-7 for Shooting Over Bacon-Less Burger   (Associated Press)
  • A woman has been sentenced to three to seven years in prison for opening fire at a restaurant after workers twice failed to put bacon on her burgers.
  •   Vandals Spray Paint Graffiti on Whale Carcass   (UPI)
  • The carcass of a whale that washed up last week was defaced with graffiti bearing the name of a motorcycle gang.
  •   Surgeons Find Brain Tumor Was Embryonic Twin   (UPI)
  • Surgeons working to remove a tumor from a woman's brain said the growth turned out to be the patient's embryonic twin.
  •   Man Hospitalized After Attempt to Kiss Venomous Snake   (UPI)
  • A man is recovering from a cottonmouth snake bite to his lip after he tried to smooch the serpent on the mouth.
  •   Thief Sneaks Ice Cream Cooler Past Sleeping Store Clerk   (Associated Press)
  • A thief worked for 15 minutes to drag a cooler full of ice cream past a sleeping clerk at a gas station.
  •   Church Ends Pig Wrestling After Advocates Raise Stink   (Reuters)
  • A four-decade tradition of people mud-wrestling pigs at a church's summer fundraiser has been halted after 81,000 people signed an online petition by activists who raised concerns about animal abuse.
  •   Lincoln Misquoted Again On Banner   (Associated Press)
  • A banner marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death includes his famous words "With malice to no one, with charity for all." Except that's not exactly what Lincoln said.
  •   Willie Nelson Launches His Own Weed Brand   (Associated Press)
  • "Willie's Reserve" will be grown and sold in Colorado and Washington, where recreational pot is legal.
  •   Dinosaur Eggs Found by Road Construction Crew   (UPI)
  • Workers moving earth for a road construction project discovered the 43 eggs and 19 of them were found to be completely intact, with the largest measuring about 5 inches in diameter.
  •   Prison Escapee Turns Himself In 40 Years Later   (UPI)
  • A man who escaped from prison in 1972 called authorities to turn himself in and said he wants to "make this right."
  •   FAA Investigating if Plane Dropped Toilet Paper on Neighborhood   (UPI)
  • A family says toilet paper and pieces of plastic that fell across their neighborhood were dumped by an aircraft, and the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
  •   Man Cited for Killing Computer with Handgun   (Reuters)
  • Police have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after a long battle with the uncooperative machine.
  •   Segway Polo, Anyone?   (Reuters)
  • Described as a cross between polo and hockey on a motorized scooter with oversized wheels, Segway Polo is a modern take on the usually fast-paced sport long embraced by the elite.
  •   Handcuffed Suspect Steals Police Car, Doesn't Get Far   (Associated Press)
  • A handcuffed man who stole a police car has been arrested again.
  •   A Different Kind of Heavy Metal   (Associated Press)
  • Several dozen competitors from around the world took turns hurling a sacrificial banjo into a polluted urban canal to see who could throw it the farthest.
  •   Fan Catches Ball in Beer, Chugs the Beer   (UPI)
  • A fan attending a game was caught on camera catching a foul ball in her beer cup and then chugging the remaining liquid.
  •   Parrots Made Calls for Help in Burning Home   (UPI)
  • Firefighters responding to screams for assistance in a burning home thought they were saving people but instead rescued a group of parrots.
  •   Puppies Rescued From Roof of Van Speeding Down Highway   (UPI)
  • Four puppies in a cage strapped to the roof of a minivan were rescued after the vehicle was spotted speeding down a major highway.
  •   All-Female Auto Body Shop Opens   (UPI)
  • The owner of an auto body shop that recently opened its doors said her all-female staff is aiming to fix more than just cars.
  •   Aquarium Offering Penguins "Honeymoon Suites"   (Associated Press)
  • The facility is giving its penguins "honeymoon suites" — cozy plastic igloo-style homes and other private nooks off the main exhibit designed to get them in the mood.
  •   Family Adopts Bear Cub Left On Doorstep   (Reuters)
  • A family has adopted a baby bear left orphaned after his mother was killed by poachers.
  •   Family Wins Back Seized Gold Coins That Could Be Worth $80 Million   (AP)
  • A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more.
  •   Art Museum Unveils Piece Won In Super Bowl Bet   (WBZ)
  • A Massachusetts art museum is collecting on its Super Bowl wager with a Seattle museum.
  •   Highway Abuzz With Bees After Truck Overturns, Dumps Hives   (Associated Press)
  • A semitruck carrying honeybees scattered hundreds of hives when it overturned.
  •   Buffalo Herd Roams City Neighborhoods   (Associated Press)
  • Two buffaloes are on the run after authorities failed to round up all of an escaped herd.
  •   Booze Clues: Fingerprints on Bottle Lead to Robbery Suspect   (Associated Press)
  • A suspect in a liquor store stick up tripped himself up by leaving fingerprints on a whiskey bottle before pulling a gun and telling a cashier he was robbing the place to help his kids.
  •   Norway Is Raining Earthworms   (The Week)
  • It may sound crazy, but it's true: Earthworms have been raining over southern Norway this week.
  •   Coffee-Craving Parrot Distracted Driver Before Crash   (UPI)
  • A woman who crashed her car told investigators she was distracted by her coffee-craving parrot's attempts to get into her cup.
  •   Researchers Share MRI Video of Knuckle Cracking   (UPI)
  • The video shows the knuckle joint separating and creating a bubble of gas in the synovial fluid between the bones when the researchers used a cable to pull the man's finger and crack his knuckle.
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