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Oklahoma Woman Beheaded
Report of an Oklahoma woman who was beheaded in an attack at her workplace.
Florida woman named Jasmine Tridevil claims to have had a third breast implant.
Tupac Shakur Murder
Rumor that rapper Sean Combs was arrested in connection with the murder of Tupac Shakur.
Claim that facebook soon plans to institute a monthly charge for users.
NBA or NFL?
List details crimes and disturbing backgrounds associated with members of the U.S. Congress, the NFL, or the NBA.
Images show President Obama disembarking from Marine One with a cell phone or coffee cup in his hand.
WArning that ISIS operatives plan to 'slaughter' American troops at their houses after finding the addresses of military servicemen online.
McDonald's Exposed for Using Human Meat
Report that an Oklahoma City McDonald's outlet was caught with horse meat and human meat in their freezers.
iPhone Ebola Contamination
Rumor that new iPhone 6s are contaminated with the deadly Ebola virus.
Kanye West Basketball Game
Report that Kanye West scoreed 106 points in a charity basketball game against a team of handicapped children in wheelchairs.
Prayers for Queragosh
Request for prayers for the city of Queragosh, which has fallen to ISIS.
Report that actor Russell Johnson of Gilligan's Island fame has been identified as the Zodiac Killer.
Facebook Banning Drag Queens
Report that Facebook is banning drag queens who are not using their legal names on their accounts.
Warning that use of the Facebook Messenger app require user acceptance of many privacy-violating conditions.
Texas Pot Resolution
Report that Texas is about to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use.
Warning about thieves armed with "code grabbers" breaking into cars by recording signals sent from remote keyless entry devices.
Michelle Obama Visits St. Jude
Social media outrage: Michelle Obama visits St. Jude Children's Hospital, disrupts treatments, alienates parents.
Christian Version of 'Harry Potter'
Claim that a Christian mom has rewritten the Harry Potter novels to exclude witchcraft.
"Angry feminist" bakes inappropriate cookies for young students, then gets angry when the treats are rebuffed.
Microwave Cell Phone Recharging
Claim that Apple's new "Wave" technology allows you to quickly recharge your iPhone by microwaving it.
Vertasha and Mary
Rumor that a mother-daughter lesbian couple named Vertasha and Mary seek acceptance of their taboo romance.
Claim that a Texas 'cannibal pedophile' death row inmate requested a child as his last meal.
Truck Destroys Drive-Through Canopy
Video shows a truck destroying the canopy of a bank's drive-through lane.
Claim that the FBI has confirmed that there were no murders in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.
Warning that the new iPhone 6 may bend if carried in a pocket.
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