Photoworthy: Iowa Tornado
Sometimes overachieving can hurt.
Fack this dog is scary ugly.
Less sleep means more snacking = fat
People who get less sleep tend to eat more snacks, according to a new study.
Dr. Plamen Penev of the University of Chicago studied 11 volunteers in 14-day studies. At least three months apart, they were given 5½ hours or 8½ hours to sleep in a room with not much to do but plenty of snacks that they could eat at their will. When they had the shorter times in bed, they consumed more energy from snacks, including eating more carbohydrates.
The author said that longer exposure to unlimited food and changes in reward seeking and motivation may underlie the increased consumption of snacks associated with a lack of sleep.
Summer is meant for kite-tubing faceplants.
Facebook Gangsta; tagged you in real life.
17-year-old plumber $12 million dollar mistake
A 17-year-old rookie plumber has burned down a £5 million ($12 million) waterside mansion in southwest England, after a soldering task during his first day on the job went horribly wrong.
The historic mansion in Kingswear, Devon, was undergoing a £2 million renovation when a fire ripped through the eight-bedroom house overnight.
In just minutes it burned it down to the ground. It is thought the fire started after polystyrene insulation caught alight from the flame of a blow torch. The plumber was working for a firm of sub-contractors.
Everyone is protesting nowadays.
Treadmill accidents are always fun to watch [language NSFW]
Police shoot dude as he beats toddler
Police killed a 27-year-old man as he kicked, punched and stomped a toddler to death despite other people's attempts to stop him on a dark, country road, authorities said.
Investigators on Sunday were trying to establish the relationship between the suspect and the child they say he killed Saturday night. The Stanislaus County coroner said the boy appeared to be between 1 and 2 years old based on his size, according to county sheriff's deputy Royjindar Singh.
"What we got from witnesses is he was punching, slapping, kicking, stomping, shaking," Singh said. "They tried to intervene and get involved, but their efforts really didn't have an effect. The suspect was engaged in what he was doing. He just pushed them off and went back to it."
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Worst sign light outage ever.
Lawyer wants to use a plaster cast of client's penis for testimony
The lawyer for a man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl wants to have a plaster cast made of his client's penis to use as evidence at his trial that he didn't commit the crime.
But prosecutors in the case are firmly against it. Ronald A. McDade, 33, of Green Street, is being held without bail on charges that he sexually assaulted and raped a 13-year-old girl in his apartment last January.
His defense lawyer, Marvin Gold of Hatboro, on Thursday explained his reasoning behind seeking the cast. He said that his client's penis is apparently “extremely large.”
He said that the alleged victim of McDade's assault, although she said she experienced “great pain,” exhibited no signs of injury to her genitals, according to a medical examination. “It occurs to me that, given my client's size, it's unusual there were no injuries,” Gold said.
Bouncing boobs from the Price is Right <-- yeah, really.
Have you seen this lost dog?
Dude gets DWI on motorized cooler.
Leslie J. "Bomber" Marr, 57, was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after the police saw him swerving on the street and driving on the sidewalk in his "Cruzin Cooler," Whitehall Police Chief Richard LaChapelle told the Post Star newspaper.
Marr's electric-powered cooler was filled with 14 beers and has room for 24 cans and ice, Fox News reported.
Under New York state law, driving any motorized vehicle must be done without alcohol, including motorized coolers. In various states, other modes of transportation in which driving is prohibited while intoxicated include lawnmowers, boats, bicycles, golf carts, wheelchairs and horses.
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Shia LaBeouf aka 'Indiana Jones' wants to be slapped.
Couple found having sex in confessional during church
An Italian couple who were caught having sex in a church confessional box while morning Mass was being said have repented and made peace with the local bishop.
The couple, in their early 30s, were detained by police earlier this month after they had made love in the confessional box in the cathedral in northern Cesena. They were cautioned for obscene acts in public and disturbing a religious function.
Their lawyer said they had been drinking all night and realized they had gone too far.
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Best Father's Day AD ever.
Dude wears diaper full of heroin.
Frank Keys Jr. faces up to 40 years in prison after he was found cruising down the highway with more than 200 grams of heroin in the diaper he was wearing, federal officials said.
Keys, 38, of New Orleans was charged. The occupants were ordered out of the car, and patted down. During the pat-down, "officers felt a large hard object in the pants area on Keys," according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office.
Keys told officers he was wearing a diaper and when they asked if there was anything in the diaper, he "shook his head affirmatively." Officers then removed a package containing about 257 grams of heroin from the diaper.
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