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Ebola Outbreak Thought to Have Spread to Liberia Ebola Outbreak Thought to Have Spread to Liberia

The largest Ebola outbreak in Africa in seven years has likely spread from Guinea to the bordering nation of Liberia and possibly Sierra Leone. Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s chief medical officer, stated that five people in Lofa County in northern Liberia …

NM4 Vultus Motorcycle Unveiled by Honda NM4 Vultus Motorcycle Unveiled by Honda

Friday at the 30th annual Osaka Motorcycle Show, Honda unveiled its new NM4 Vultus motorcycle, which features “Front Massive Styling.” The rider sits toward the rear of the bike, more like one would on a scooter, though the Vultus has …

Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie Dead at 50 Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie Dead at 50

David Murray Brockie, known by his stage name Oderus Urungus as the frontman of fantasy thrash-metal band Gwar, was found dead in his Richmond, Virginia apartment Saturday night. The cause of the death is currently unknown, though no foul play …

Elephants Run Rampant in St. Louis Elephants Run Rampant in St. Louis

During a Shriners Circus show Saturday at a multipurpose arena near St. Louis, Missouri, three elephants were spooked by a loud noise, and took off into the parking lot. The three female pachyderms escaped their handlers during the “ride-an-elephant” segment …

Sean Connery Champions Scottish Independence Sean Connery Champions Scottish Independence

The original James Bond, Sean Connery, recently wrote an essay concerning the independence of his native Scotland, which was featured on the website of The New Statesman. While Connery presently resides in the Bahamas, he’s stated that if a referendum …

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Delayed by FDA Multiple Sclerosis Drug Delayed by FDA

Biogen Idec Inc. has stated that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extended the review process its multiple sclerosis drug called Plegridy by three months to evaluate the application, though the FDA didn’t request any further studies. Biogen had planned …

Tammy Wynette’s Name to be Restored to Her Grave Tammy Wynette’s Name to be Restored to Her Grave

Tammy Wynette, one of country music’s best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers just had her stage name restored to her grave, after the name on the crypt was changed to Virginia W. Richardson in 2012, 14 years after the icon’s …

Georgetown Student Arrested for Making Ricin in Dorm Georgetown Student Arrested for Making Ricin in Dorm

A Georgetown student was arrested in Washington Friday, after showing his resident advisor a bag of homemade ricin he’d made in his dorm room. The advisor contacted police, and Daniel Harry Milzman, 19, of Bethesda, Md., was taken into custody, …

Ana Ivanovic Beats Flavia Pennetta at the Sony Open Ana Ivanovic Beats Flavia Pennetta at the Sony Open

Number 12 in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings for singles Ana Ivanovic defeated 20th seed Flavia Pennetta on Saturday, at the Sony Open in Miami, at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park. Serbian Ivanovic, 26, claimed victory over Pennetta …

William Shatner Turns 83, Launching New Series William Shatner Turns 83, Launching New Series

Cultural icon William Shatner turned 83 yesterday, and has yet to show any sign of slowing down – He’s set to star in his own home renovation series on the DIY network, entitled The Shatner Project. Best known for his …

Robin van Persie Out for Six Weeks Robin van Persie Out for Six Weeks

Dutch Manchester United striker Robin van Persie will be sidelined for four to six weeks due to a sprained knee sustained shortly after scoring against Olympiakos in the Champions League on Thursday. Van Persie, regarded as being one of the …

Kate Bush Announces First Full Shows in 35 Years Kate Bush Announces First Full Shows in 35 Years

English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer Kate Bush announced on Friday that she will be playing at least 15 full, live sets at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, beginning on August 26th. The Hammersmith Apollo is the same venue where …

“Dumb and Dumber To” Gets New Posters “Dumb and Dumber To” Gets New Posters

The upcoming sequel to 1994′s “Dumb and Dumber,” entitled “Dumb and Dumber To” just got a couple of new promotional posters. The Warner Bros.-distributed film, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, is set to …

Brazil No-Fly Zones for World Cup: With a Catch Brazil No-Fly Zones for World Cup: With a Catch

Brazil’s Air Force has established no-fly zones around the stadiums hosting the 64 soccer games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup taking place July 12-13. A four mile perimeter has been set around each stadium, and the suspensions will begin …

Kurt Cobain’s Case Won’t Be Reopened by Seattle PD Kurt Cobain’s Case Won’t Be Reopened by Seattle PD

Seattle police have stated that they won’t be reopening the case regarding the death of iconic Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, just days before the 20-year anniversary of his suicide in 1994. He was 27. Over the years there has been …

Ivan Lendl and Andy Murray Parting Ways Ivan Lendl and Andy Murray Parting Ways

Ivan Lendl, described as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, has parted ways with Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray. During their two-year coaching partnership, Murray won Wimbledon, as the first Briton to do so in 77 years. …

Oscar Pistorius’ Mansion to be Auctioned Off Oscar Pistorius’ Mansion to be Auctioned Off

Paralympian “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, accused of the premeditated murder of of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has put his Pretoria, South Africa mansion up for sale to help pay for his mounting legal fees. The house would nominally sell for up …

Pontiac Silverdome Memorabilia to be Auctioned Off Pontiac Silverdome Memorabilia to be Auctioned Off

Pieces of the former home of the Detroit Lions will soon be auctioned off, as renovations of the Pontiac Silverdome get underway. Fans will have the opportunity to own seats, signs and even stadium urinals, by way of an auction …

Colorado Man Involved in Real Life GTA Car Chase Colorado Man Involved in Real Life GTA Car Chase

A Colorado man was recently involved in a 2-hour long car chase that resembled a real life depiction of a scene from the popular video game Grand Theft Auto. The incident began when Ryan Stone, 28, stole an SUV with …

Puppy with ‘Lion’s Blood’ Sells for $2M in China Puppy with ‘Lion’s Blood’ Sells for $2M in China

An ancient canine breed called the Tibetan Mastiff has become a status symbol among the affluent of China, and a puppy recently sold for a record-breaking $2 million. The golden-haired dog measuring 31 inches tall was purchased by a property …

Sons Unite to Create New Roy Orbison Song Sons Unite to Create New Roy Orbison Song

The three sons of singer/songwriter Roy Orbison have united to create a new track featuring the late artist, using samples from an old boombox recording of a song entitled “The Way is Love.” Wesley, Roy Jr. and Alex Orbison were …

Tom Brady, Gisele Selling Mansion for $50 Million Tom Brady, Gisele Selling Mansion for $50 Million

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen have put their 14,000 square foot, eco-friendly mansion on the market for $50 million. The couple reportedly invested $20 million into the construction of the Bentwood, California home, which …

Heiress Tamara Ecclestone Gives Birth to Baby Girl Heiress Tamara Ecclestone Gives Birth to Baby Girl

British-Croatian socialite, television personality and model Tamara Ecclestone welcomed a baby girl yesterday in London. The child was named Sophia, and is the first for Ecclestone and her husband, stockbroker Jay Rutland. The 29-year-old Formula One heiress took to Twitter …

Redditor ‘Socializes’ Duckling Using Beard Redditor ‘Socializes’ Duckling Using Beard
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In a series of revealing photos, a Reddit user known as ‘Spongi’ has documented his rearing of an abandoned duckling named “Peeps,” using his beard in place of its mother’s wing. While unsuccessfully attempting to hatch chicken eggs, Spongi inadvertently …