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One dead and eight injured in L.A. during freak lightning strike

A 20-year-old man was killed and at least eight others were injured in Los Angeles on Sunday when a freak lightning strike hit Venice Beach. All of the victims were hospitalized after the lightning hit near Ocean Front Walk at around 2:15 p.m. on Sunday. Most of the victims, include
Earth might be in the early stage of a sixth mass-extinction

Remember the mass-extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs? Earth is apparently on the verge of another great biological extinction, and humans are solely to blame. The loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet’s sixth mass biological extinction event,
Investigation into the O.S.U. marching band reveals disturbingly “sexualized culture”

The Ohio State University Marching Band director Jon Waters was fired from his position after a recent review of the band’s culture and practices “revealed conduct by members of the band and staff that is inconsistent with the University’s values and Title IX requirements,” a statement from the university said.
North Korea is building and underwater hotel for tourists

Outside of Pyongyang, North Korea may not have regular indoor heating or a robust enough agricultural infrastructure to keep its people from going hungry for much of the year, but the capital Kim Jong Un is planning to add an underwater hotel to the list of attractions to accompany the
Iraq War Veteran and His Ducks

An army veteran living in Ohio who was wounded during the Iraq War is worried that a recent citation will result in the confiscation of his 14 therapeutic ducks. Darin Welker, of West Lafayette, was cited with a minor misdemeanor June 23 for having the ducks in his yard. He
Dead Great White Shark

A great white shark washed up on a beach near the small, western Australian town of Geraldton on Monday. The 13-foot shark was found dead on Coronation Beach two days after it was filmed thrashing around in the shallows just a few feet from shore. The shark didn’t appear t
The world’s oldest edible ham has turned 112-years-old

A cured ham in the United States celebrated its 112th birthday this week, making it potentially the oldest cured ham in the world. First cured by the Gwaltney meat company in 1902 and then forgotten about at the back of a storage room, the ham was donated to and is
A Japanese artist has been arrested for making a vagina-kayak

A Japanese artist, who goes by the name of Rokudenashiko, has been arrested in relation to recent art project of hers in which she created a kayak that was shaped like a vagina, her vagina to be exact. As strange as this may seem, this isn’t even Rokudenashiko’s first foray
Chinese Man Spends Six Years Playing Games

China has a rapidly growing problem with Internet and video game addiction among its youth. This issue is best described by the case of Li Meng, a young man who has essentially lived in an Internet café for over six years. According to the Chinese media, Meng has been essentially
Central Florida faces a suicide epidemic using rented firearms

Numerous gun-shops across Central Florida have begun restricting or prohibiting gun rentals in response to a growing number of suicides that occur when customers borrow weapons and use them to take their own lives. Shoot Straight, the largest independent chain of gun-shops in Florida, has announced that it will be