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Creepster Northampton clown stares down British town

Clown freakishly similar to a character in Stephen King’s 1990 film 'It' stands on street corners.
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A silent, staring clown is scaring the British town of Northampton. Here, a clown poses prior to a show of the UniverSoul Circus at National Harbor, Maryland on June 16, 2013. (MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)
A weirdly silent clown started haunting Northampton on Friday the 13th.
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Ikea monkey Darwin staying in zoo, Toronto judge rules

Darwin the Japanese macaque appeared in a Toronto Ikea dressed in shearling coat and diapers last December.
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The Ikea monkey saga continued in a Toronto court this week after the sanctuary where Darwin is being held has dropped allegations that his former owner Yasmin Nakhuda abused him. (Darling Darwin Monkey/Facebook)

Canadians are resting easily again after a judge on Friday settled a national crisis of conscience: the Ikea monkey is staying in a zoo.

Forget that Prime Minister Stephen Harper kiboshed important political and social debates when he postponed parliament.

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Blobfish wins world's ugliest animal contest (VIDEO)

The blobfish, which looks like — as its name suggests — a gelatinous blob, has won the title of world's ugliest animal, and is now the official mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society.
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The blobfish, which looks like — as its name suggests — a gelatinous blob, has won the title of world's ugliest animal, and is now the official mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society. (Ugly Animal Preservation Society/YouTube)
The winning animal, described by The Guardian as "a marine Jabba the Hut," received 795 of 3,000 online votes and was announced at the British Science Festival in Newcastle.
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Skateboarding goat among entries to the 2014 Guinness Book of World Records

The latest edition of the Guinness world records book features more than 3,000 new or updated entries.
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He Ping Ping of China earned a spot in the 2009 Guinness Book of World Records as the shortest person on the planet. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
The latest edition of the Guinness world records book features more than 3,000 new or updated entries.
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'Siberian Mowgli' found after 16 years in the wilderness (VIDEO)

The 20-year-old man dubbed the "Siberian Mowgli" emerged from a remote forest near the town of Belokurikha and told authorities he had lived there for the past 16 years.
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Dubbed the "Siberian Mowgli," this 20-year-old man has spent the past 16 years of his life living in a remote forest in Siberia. (Belokuriha prosecutor's office/Courtesy)
A young man emerges remote forest in Siberia where he's reportedly been living the past 16 years.
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Feral pig gets drunk, picks fight with cow and passes out under tree

A feral pig ransacked an Australian campsite and got drunk after downing three six-packs of beer before running amok and putting on a show for campers.
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A feral pig got drunk after ransacking an Australian campsite and proceeded to behave badly by picking a fight with a cow and swimming out into a river before passing out under a tree. This may seem like strangely human behavior but it did not, however, go on a date with a woman, like the Geico pig did (pictured above). (Geico/Youtube/Screengrab)
The pig went on a drunken bender after getting into the supplies of a group of campers at DeGrey River, east of Port Hedland, Australia, and drinking what appear to be all 18 of its cans of beer.
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Teen killed by toy helicopter in New York City park

The 19-year-old Queens man was killed when the toy remote control helicopter he was flying struck him in the head at a park in New York City.
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A 19-year-old Queens man was killed Sept. 5, 2013, when the toy remote control helicopter he was flying struck him in a New York City park. (CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A 19-year-old Queens man is dead after the the toy remote control helicopter he was flying struck him in the head.
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Alaska mayor Stubbs the cat badly injured in dog attack (VIDEO)

Stubbs the cat, who was elected mayor of Alaskan town Talkeetna 15 years ago, was badly injured Saturday in a dog attack.
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A photo of Stubbs the cat, mayor of Alaskan town Talkeetna for the last 15 years, was posted on his Facebook page on September 5, 2013, to show his recovery from a dog attack the previous Saturday. (Stubbs Mayor Cat/Facebook)
Stubbs, now 16, who was elected in a write-in campaign, is receiving veterinary care for a punctured lung, bruised hips, a deep five-inch gash on his side and a fractured sternum.
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King Richard III had worms, researchers say

Researchers in England say they have discovered new evidence showing the hunchback King Richard III was infected with intestinal worms during his medieval reign.
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A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is unveiled by the Richard III Society on Feb. 5, 2013, in London. After carrying out a series scientific investigations on remains found in a car park in Leicester, the University of Leicester announced that they were those of King Richard III. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Researchers in England say they have discovered new evidence showing King Richard III was likely infected with intestinal worms during his medieval reign.
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30 police horses stampede through Mexico City (VIDEO)

Residents of Mexico City got a scare on Monday when 30 police horses stampeded down one of the capital's busiest avenues, damaging 11 cars and injuring one person.
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Residents of Mexico City got a scare on September 2, 2013, when 30 police horses escaped their handlers and stampeded down one of the capital's busiest avenues, damaging 11 cars and injuring one person. (Euronews/YouTube)
Police said horses were startled by the sound of car engines. They were getting ready to join fellow officers in helping control protesters.
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