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Santa Claus' Vegas home burns to the ground on Christmas

Luckily neither Santa nor anyone else was at home at 2 am when the 45-foot tree caught fire likely due to faulty wiring.
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Christmas tree burns down Santa Claus' home in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/AFP/Getty Images)
Santa Claus' Las Vegas home was burned to the ground early Christmas Day.
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SpongeBob gravestone for deceased soldier taken down (VIDEO)

Growing up Army Sgt. Kimberly Walker loved "SpongeBob SquarePants" cartoons. She even took a stuffed version of the character to war with her in Iraq.

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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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.
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Japan porn dealers deliver illicit catalogue to police

Six men were arrested for possessing obscene material with the intent to sell it in the city of Osaka.
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Japanese illegal porno dealers made a little mistake when they delivered their illicit catalogue to the Osaka chief of police. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
Sometimes criminals do the darndest things.
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How to get served quicker at a bar, revealed

German researchers say just stand near the bartender, face him or her and stare.
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A new study shows you how exactly to get quick service while ordering at the bar. (Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images)
Many of us lean over the bar, hold cash in our hands and even shout at the bartender.
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Philosophical argument leads to shooting in Russia

A philosophical debate led to a near-fatal shooting at a bottle shop in Russia this week.

92 year old French lady locked in bank vault for 23 hours

A 93-year-old woman was locked for 23 hours in a bank vault in total darkness in the French city of Rennes.
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