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America's first printed book auctioned for record $14.2 million

'The Bay Book of Psalms,' believed to be the first published in America in 1640, was printed by Puritan settlers and actually predates the founding of the United States.
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"The Bay Psalm Book", a translation of Biblical psalms, is seen at Sotheby's in New York on Nov. 26, 2013. The book, printed by Puritan settlers in Massachusetts in 1640, was sold for more than $14 million, becoming the world's most expensive book. (TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
It's believed to be America's first printed book. And now it's the world's most expensive.

Israeli woman fined $140 a day for refusing to circumcise son

The fine comes at the request of the Israeli woman's estranged husband, who wants his son circumcised as the couple goes through divorce proceedings.
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An Israeli woman has been ordered to pay a penalty of $140 a day for refusing to circumcise her son. (Wikimedia/Wikimedia commons)
In an unprecedented ruling, an Israeli woman has been ordered to pay a penalty of $140 a day for refusing to circumcise her son.

Australian family sets Guinness World Record for Christmas lights on a house (VIDEO)

The Richards family decorated their house and garden in Canberra with 502,165 light bulbs.
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This picture taken on Dec. 19, 2011 shows a house in Canberra, Australia, decorated with Christmas lights. (Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
The family spent weeks decorating their house and garden in the capital Canberra with 502,165 LED lights.

Black widow spiders found in supermarket-sold fruits

“I looked in the grapes and there was a black widow staring right at me."
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I love grapes and scaring people. (Ian Waldie/AFP/Getty Images)

Rarely do we think of the place our fruits and vegetables come from.

That is until one of the animals native to that place pops out of the fruit and tries to kill us!

Black widow spiders have recently been found in supermarket-bought fruit in three states so far.


Only in Canada: Shark chokes on a moose but is saved by friendly Newfoundlanders

A beached shark was rescued by two passersby after it had bit into a moose and choked on its thick skin and fur.
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A Greenland shark lives most of its life blinded by cornea-eating parasites. It must be why this one shark attacked a moose and nearly died choking on its skin. (Wikipedia/Wikimedia commons)
Two friendly Newfoundlanders saved a shark that was choking on a moose.

Libyan MP says she needed handbag grenade for 'self-defense'

Libyan MP Souad Soltan was caught with a grenade in her pocket as she entered Tripoli's city hall on Nov. 21.
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These are not toys, but live hand grenades seized by police in Colombia on October 28, 2011. (LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

A Libyan parliament member was caught with a decidedly unusual item inside her handbag as she attempted to enter Tripoli's city hall on November 21: a hand grenade. 

MP Souad Soltan's curious self-defense strategy was discovered as she walked through a metal detector en route to a meeting, according to the Libya Herald


Rob Ford's personal trainer is a convicted felon, of course

"Putting Toronto mayor Rob Ford through a Valerio workout. The BodyPro training system!!!”
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Rob Ford needs to find a new workout partner. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/AFP/Getty Images)
Rob Ford has all sorts of interesting friends.

Sandy Hook shooting game sparks outrage (VIDEO)

The computer game called "The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary School" allows players to reenact the day last December when 20 first-graders and six teachers were gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut.
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A screengrab from the computer game "The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary School." (Screengrab)
A new computer game that allows players to reenact last year's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is drawing sharp criticism.

Toronto mayor Rob Ford's TV show cancelled after first day (VIDEO)

The show, brought in approximately 155,000 viewers Monday evening, the highest amount the network had ever seen.
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Toronto mayor Rob Ford: reality television star no longer. (Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images)
Toronto's mayor Rob Ford, the world's most likely reality television star, is a star no longer.

Zebra grounded after biting a zookeeper at National Zoo

The zebra will not be on public display as punishment for the incident, which sent the staff member to hospital.
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A zebra has bitten a zookeeper at the National Zoo near Washington DC. The incident spooked a gazelle, which accidentally ran into a wall and broke its neck. (Steve Terrill/GlobalPost)
A male zebra is grounded after biting a zookeeper at the Smithsonian National Zoo on Monday.