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Worth a Second Look
- Will a planet-dissolving dust cloud wipe out our solar system in December 2014?
- Is the Syrian "hero boy" video real?
- Images purportedly document a Hamas-organized mass wedding of adult men and pre-pubescent girls in the Gaza Strip.
- A pregnant woman was detained by security at a sporting goods store on suspicion that she was trying to shoplift a basketball.
- Photographs purportedly show the aftermath of a car fire caused by a GPS device.
- Article claims farmers are saturating wheat crops with Roundup herbicide as a dessicant before each harvest, causing an increase in wheat-related ailments.
- Was Tim Tebow arrested for soliciting a prostitute?
- A young woman named Elisa Lam died under mysterious circumstances in Los Angeles.
- Purported e-mail from a dying black veteran named William G. Lillas spoke out on his deathbed about a number of issues in black culture.
- BMW is giving away free cars on Facebook?
- Will the world run out of chocolate by 2020?
- Has Starbucks teamed up with Monsanto to sue Vermont over GMO labeling?
- Photograph claimed to be a 430-pound buck shot in Hartford, Michigan.
- Has the U.S. government imposed a 15-cent tax on Christmas trees?
- Did President Obama secretly meet with Ferguson protesters and urge them to 'stay on course'?
- Were Green Bay Packers receivers caught using 'performance enhancing gloves'?
- Did Chicago Public Schools plan to teach "safe anal sex" and other sexually explicit topics to fourth or fifth graders?
- Did child actress Raven Symone accuse Bill Cosby of abusing her?
- Did Orly Taitz discover a hidden connection between Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch and former Attorney General Eric Holder?
- Did the FDA bust Chipotle in the act of using cat and dog meat and force the chain to close all locations?
- Is a 179-year-old man living in India?
- Does the satanic leaf-tailed gecko have wings like a dragon?
- Did a busy NYC restaurant keep getting awful reviews until surveillance footage revealed the reason to be that customer smartphone use was ruining the restaurant experience?
- Is giant retailer Walmart now selling caskets and urns?
- Does Hillary Clinton want to ban beards because they are sexist?
- FSU student Jason Derfuss survived a campus shooting after a bullet intended for him lodged in a book he was carrying in his backpack.
- Can your answering a call from the number 96723345 enable scammers in Peru or Pakistan to clone your cell phone's SIM card?
- Was a retired Marine was forced to remove USMC decals from his car or be fined, while neighbors were allowed to keep their Obama stickers without incident?
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