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Enormous oarfish sighted off California coast

The huge — and rare — fish resembles a dragon, and has been little studied by science.
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A rare Oarfish. (Wikimedia commons)
A gigantic and extremely rare oarfish has been found off the California coast, allowing researchers a rare look into the lives of these dragon-like creatures.

Germany: Husband accidentally leaves wife behind while on honeymoon, doesn't realize for hours

Wife to local press: "My first reaction was, ‘is he daft’?"
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A German man drove off without his new wife while on honeymoon and didn't realize she was missing for two hours, according to reports. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Wife to local press: "My first reaction was, ‘is he daft’?"

Lady problems: world's strangest laws applied to women

Guess where women aren't legally allowed to drive while wearing a 'housecoat.'
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An Activist calling herself 'Aziza' defies a ban on women driving cars in Saudi Arabia, in a rare protest coordinated through social media under the banner "I will drive the car myself day". Still image taken from a video posted to YouTube on June 17, 2011 user "aziza134". (Youtube/YouTube)
Women's rights have advanced across the world, and legislation is catching up with the times. But not everywhere.

International hockey player caught in UK grocery store onion scam

A former international hockey player has been caught abusing UK self-scan grocery stores, passing off avocados for onions.
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The checkout line at a UK Sainsbury's grocery store. (Wikimedia commons)
A former international hockey player was busted in a self-scan grocery store scam, after a Sainsbury's security guard caught him attempting to pass off $35 in groceries as a passel of loose onions.

Vladimir Putin to battle zombies in upcoming video game

A new video game for iOS and Android will see the Russian leader battle the undead led by Rasputin.
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The most interesting man in the world will now be killing zombies in a new video game. (LEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images)
Vladimir Putin will star in a new video game app that sees the Russian president battling zombies.

Louisiana pastor shot and killed at church while preaching

The shooter fled the scene, but turned himself in to police minutes later.
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An assortment of rifles and shotguns at a gun expo in El Paso, Texas, USA, on March 13, 2011. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

A pastor was shot and killed while he was preaching to a crowd of about 50 people at a church in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Friday night.

Woodrow Karey, 53, walked into the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center and shot Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. with a shotgun twice – first as he walked in, then again at close range after Harris had fallen to the floor.

Harris died at the church.


Carla Bruni forgets the lyrics to her song at Alzheimer's concert (VIDEO)

Bruni paused for an instant, admitting she had made a mistake, and then recommenced her performance.
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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy forgot the lyrics to her most famous song at a charity concert Wednesday night - a charity on dementia. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)
Carla Bruni forgets the lyrics to her song at a concert for dementia.
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A homeless man named Bob waits for donations from passing motorists on October 11, 2012 in Camden, New Jersey. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Camden, New Jersey is now the most impoverished city in the United States with nearly 32,000 of Camden's residents living below the poverty line. (Spencer Platt/AFP/Getty Images)
A jobless British man reportedly threatened a local job center in order to get arrested and get jail food, but then threw hot chocolate all over his jail cell. Strange but supposedly true.

Apple Maps directs drivers to cross Alaska airport runway

Alaska's Fairbanks International Airport had to close one of its runways because Apple Maps was directing drivers to cross the aircraft access route.
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Apple's Maps have run into some glitches since the application's launch. (Justin Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images)
The airport said that in the past three weeks, two drivers made their way along the taxiway and across a runway.

Two British men sentenced for bizarre Oompa Loompa attack

A prosecutor noted the irony that the two were dressed as "peaceable characters" from the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when they started a fight.
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Oompa Loompas hands out Golden Tickets for the '40th Anniversary of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory' event on October 18, 2011 in New York City. British police say a man was beaten by men dressed as Oompa Loompas in Norwich, Norfolk. (CINDY ORD /AFP/Getty Images)
The two men were wearing white overalls, green wigs and had painted their skin orange like the Oompa Loompa characters.