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  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.
  •   Stolen Animatronic Clown Found in Sex Offender's Home   (UPI)
  • Police have recovered a $10,000 organ-playing animatronic clown seven years after it was stolen from a defunct amusement park.
  •   Woman Changes Name to ABCDEFG HIJKLMN OPQRST UVWXYZ   (UPI)
  • A woman has won her yearlong battle with the government to have her name changed to the entire alphabet.
  •   Ninja Day Sneaking Up On Japanese Cities   (UPI)
  • A pair of Japanese cities are gearing up for one of the most anticipated holidays of the year -- Ninja Day.
  •   Hero Dog Defends Gas Station From Robber   (UPI)
  • Security camera footage from a gas station robbery attempt captured the moment a heroic dog jumped to the rescue of the clerk.
  •   Goodwill Shopper Flips $6 Watch For $35,000   (UPI)
  • A man said the $6 watch he bought at a Goodwill thrift ship turned out be a rare 1959 timepiece that he was able to sell for $35,000.
  •   Australia's Toughest Koala   (UPI)
  • A malevolent marsupial branded "Australia's toughest koala" was caught on camera body slamming a rival out of a tree.
  •   1,585 Snowmen Break Guinness Record   (UPI)
  • Residents of a town built 1,585 snowmen in one hour at a high school field to set a Guinness World Record.
  •   Wanted Man Arrested After Taunting Police on Facebook   (UPI)
  • A wanted man who taunted police on Facebook with a "catch me if you can" comment was arrested less than two days later.
  •   Chefs Set Taco World Record   (BBC News)
  • Chefs in Guadalajara have broken a world record with a three-kilometre long uninterrupted line of tacos.
  •   Sham Wedding Groom Forgot Bride's Name   (Sky News)
  • A man and woman have been jailed for immigration offences after the would-be groom was unable to remember his bride's name.
  •   Pig Is Top Dog at Training Center   (UPI)
  • The star pupil at the Family Dog Training Center isn't a dog at all — she's a 5-month-old miniature pig.
  •   Police Chase Tractor-Trailer 34 Miles, Dodge Thrown Fridge   (Associated Press)
  • A tractor-trailer driver threw items from his cab at police — including socks, shoes and a small refrigerator — as he led them on a 34-mile chase.
  •   Scorpion Stings Alaska Airlines Passenger   (Reuters)
  • The crew of the Boeing 737 checked for other scorpions and the plane departed about 50 minutes late.
  •   Snow-Free Roof Leads Police to Marijuana Farm   (UPI)
  • Police were tipped off to an illegal marijuana farm when the heat from the resident's lamps melted the snow on the roof.
  •   Court Rejects Suit From Teacher With Fear of Children   (UPI)
  • A teacher with a phobia of young children lost an appeal accusing her former district of failing to accommodate her disability.
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