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  • Jobs Report Misses Expectations by a Mile
    The new unemployment report for April is out, and the takeaway number didn't come close to meeting expectations. Details: The number: Employers added 266,000 jobs in the month, even though analysts had expected roughly 1 million, reports CNBC . The outlet characterizes the figure as a "huge letdown." What's more,...... Read more »
  • Cops: Woman Tried to 'Run People Over' at Ex's Funeral
    There are likely numerous contenders for the "Worst Ex-Girlfriend Ever" title, but a Minnesota woman may have just secured herself a place in the finals. Per court documents cited by the Twin Cities Pioneer Press , North Dakota police officers were alerted over the weekend by attendees of a graveside... Read more »
  • Back in Court, Holmes Looks on Verge of Small Win
    Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' trial on fraud charges is still months away, but she was back in court for the first time in more than a year this week as the sides argued over what information should be included. The argument about whether jurors should hear about Holmes' luxury...... Read more »
  • Twitter Introduces a 'Tip Jar'
    "Show your love, leave a tip." It's now possible, Twitter announced Thursday in introducing a new test feature designed to allow you to easily send money to your favorite accounts. To use the so-called "Tip Jar" feature, available to English-speaking users of Android and iOS app versions as of Thursday,...... Read more »
  • Capitol Riot Suspect Has Completely Wild Virtual Court Hearing
    It was a chaotic, to say the least, virtual court hearing Thursday for Landon Kenneth Copeland, a 33-year-old Utah man charged in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. Copeland, who is accused of attacking officers during the insurrection attempt, allegedly invited some of his Trump-following friends to log...... Read more »
  • Lawmaker on Video Call Busted by His Seat Belt
    On Monday, House Bill 283 was introduced in Ohio in a bid to tamp down on distracted driving by banning texting, taking photos, livestreaming, or otherwise using an electronic device while behind the wheel. That same day, a state senator was busted doing just that during a virtual meeting of...... Read more »
  • Will Smith's Whole Dad Bod Situation Is Depressing
    Will Smith got a lot of love for revealing his quarantine body on Instagram, but he immediately followed that up by announcing he'd be ditching the dad bod in a new YouTube series tentatively titled, Best Shape of My Life . The "whiplash" has Kyndall Cunningham bemoaning the "cynical truth"... Read more »
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    Toronto Sun - Weird

  • OnlyFans model asks haters why she can't create topless content
    An Australian OnlyFans model is tired of the haters. Tori Ann Lyla Hunter doesn’t understand why she’s constantly blasted for posting topless photos on her subscription site, according to the U.K. Sun . “I enjoy creating content and being topless, so why not profit from doing two things I love?”... Read more »
  • ODDS AND ENDS: Unfortunate mascots and other offbeat offerings
    JAPAN WISELY SCRAPS A RATHER UNFORTUNATE MASCOT Sometimes not even a cute mascot can win over a crowd. The Japanese government had hoped that Little Mr. Tritium, a cute animated character, would help win people’s support for the release of more than one million tonnes of contaminated water from the... Read more »
  • Las Vegas pool build unearths bones from ice age
    A Las Vegas couple who wanted to build a pool to help them cool off ended up finding bones from the ice age in their backyard. Matt Perkins said he and his husband were woken up by police on Monday after workers dug up a set of bones about five... Read more »
  • Teen accidentally moves into retirement community
    If there’s one thing independent young people and seniors both have in common, it’s the to need for affordable housing. It’s this search to find a low-cost apartment that led one teen to accidentally move into a retirement community. Madison Kohout, 19, told Insider.com she was moving from Oklahoma to... Read more »
  • Woman who smuggled gun into jail in 'body cavity' gets 10-year sentence
    An inmate in Missouri will spend the next 10 years behind bars for using an intimate body part as a holster for a loaded handgun. According to The Smoking Gun , Amy Wilhite pleaded guilty to smuggling a .22-calibre pistol into Boone County Jail inside her vagina on Valentine’s Day.... Read more »
  • Prodigy, 12, graduates high school and college in same month
    An overachieving 12-year-old boy is graduating from high school and college next month. Mike Wimmer, of Salisbury, N.C., took a year to complete four years of schooling and will graduate from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College on May 21, and from Concord Academy High School on May 28, CNN reported. To rub... Read more »
  • BARKING MAD! 'Activist' says pets causing climate change
    WATCH as political columnist and dog lover Brian Lilley reviews an environmentalist’s opinion who suggests canines and cats contribute to climate change. Has this guy lost his mind? Let us know by tweeting or Facebooking us! And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.... Read more »
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    Ripley's Weird News

  • Millennium Falcon Signed By Original Star Wars Cast
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! This Millennium Falcon® was signed by six of the original Star Wars™ trilogy members! Source: Millennium Falcon Signed By Original Star Wars Cast... Read more »
  • The Real Mexican Rebels Behind Princess Leia’s Iconic Buns
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! Like Princess Leia and the woman who embodied her, Carrie Fisher, the legacy of these historical female figures will live on in history—buns and all! Source: The Real Mexican Rebels Behind Princess Leia’s Iconic Buns... Read more »
  • Tenacious Turtle Taunts Lions Quenching Their Thirst
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! A couple of lions trying to enjoy a refreshing post-feast beverage were interrupted when a fearless turtle popped up from the water. Source: Tenacious Turtle Taunts Lions Quenching Their Thirst... Read more »
  • Fleetwood Mac And The “Rumours” That Defined Them
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! What’s old is new again, as Gen Z falls in love with the sounds of Fleetwood Mac. Source: Fleetwood Mac And The “Rumours” That Defined Them... Read more »
  • The Great Wall Has Stood For Centuries Thanks To Sticky Rice
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! In China, some ancient building techniques proved downright delicious… Source: The Great Wall Has Stood For Centuries Thanks To Sticky Rice... Read more »
  • The Biggest Hoax In History (Literally): The Cardiff Giant
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! This stone giant, unearthed in 1869, was believed to be a giant from the time of Noah Source: The Biggest Hoax In History (Literally): The Cardiff Giant... Read more »
  • Rescued Pelican Returns Home 11 Years After Traumatic Exit
    Featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not! A brown pelican has finally made its way back home to Louisiana after being rescued from a massive oil spill over a decade ago. Source: Rescued Pelican Returns Home 11 Years After Traumatic Exit... Read more »
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    Strange & Offbeat News -- ScienceDaily

  • Scrap for cash before coins
    How did people living in the Bronze Age manage their finances before money became widespread? Researchers ave discovered that bronze scrap found in hoards in Europe circulated as a currency. These pieces of scrap -- which might include swords, axes, and jewellery broken into pieces -- were used as cash... Read more »
  • Evading the uncertainty principle in quantum physics
    In quantum mechanics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle dictates that the position and speed of an object cannot both be known fully precisely at the same time. Researchers now show that two vibrating drumheads, the size of a human hair, can be prepared in a quantum state which evades the uncertainty... Read more »
  • What can a dinosaur's inner ear tell us? Just listen
    If paleontologists had a wish list, it would almost certainly include insights into two particular phenomena: how dinosaurs interacted with each other and how they began to fly.... Read more »
  • Sharks use Earth's magnetic fields to guide them like a map
    Sea turtles are known for relying on magnetic signatures to find their way across thousands of miles to the very beaches where they hatched. Now, researchers have some of the first solid evidence that sharks also rely on magnetic fields for their long-distance forays across the sea.... Read more »
  • Physicists describe new type of aurora
    The famed northern and southern lights have been studied for millennia, but they still hold secrets. Physicists describe a new phenomenon they call 'diffuse auroral erasers,' in which patches of the background glow are blotted out, then suddenly intensify and reappear.... Read more »
  • New study tracked large sharks during hurricanes
    Biologists tracked large sharks in Miami and The Bahamas to understand how these migratory animals respond to major storms, like hurricanes.... Read more »
  • First member of ill-fated 1845 Franklin expedition is identified by DNA analysis
    The identity of the skeletal remains of a member of the 1845 Franklin expedition has been confirmed using DNA and genealogical analyses by a team of researchers.... Read more »
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    SFGate - Weird News

  • Flock of giant California condors trashes woman's home
    TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) — Giant California condors are rare — but not at Cinda Mickols’ home. About 15 to 20 of the giant endangered birds have recently taken a liking to the house in the city of Tehachapi and made quite a mess. Mickols’ daughter, Seana Quintero of San Francisco,... Read more »
  • Goats return to Reagan Library to eat and create a firebreak
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — More than 350 goats are using their mouths to help protect The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum from wildfire danger. The herd returned this week to eat brush around the institution's campus in the Southern California community of Simi Valley. The goats create a... Read more »
  • Play it again, Sam: Polish city recruits new bugle players
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ready to welcome tourists back, Polish's southern city of Krakow has recruited two more trumpeters to play the city's trademark bugle call every hour from the tower in St. Mary’s Basilica. They joint a contingent traditionally composed of retired firefighters who are physically fit and good... Read more »
  • Mom who gave birth on flight didn't know she was pregnant
    HONOLULU (AP) — Lavinia “Lavi” Mounga had no idea a baby was coming when she went into labor on a flight from her home in Utah to Honolulu last week. “I just didn't know I was pregnant, and then this guy just came out of nowhere,” Mounga said during a... Read more »
  • Detroit pizza man paints street, tries to save people dough
    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit pizzeria owner who was upset over people getting $150 tickets for unwittingly parking in a handicap zone got a bucket of blue paint and marked the street himself. “People come to Detroit, try to support our city and walk away with a $150 ticket, and... Read more »
  • Comic strip artists band together for a silly and good cause
    NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of newspaper comics will instantly notice something missing in many of the strips this Friday — pants. More than 25 cartoonists behind strips from “Blondie” to “Zippy the Pinhead” are celebrating the quirky holiday No Pants Day in a way that helps charities get clothing... Read more »
  • Nature at its craziest: Trillions of cicadas about to emerge
    COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Sifting through a shovel load of dirt in a suburban backyard, Michael Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury find their quarry: a cicada nymph. And then another. And another. And four more. In maybe a third of a square foot of dirt, the University of Maryland entomologists find... Read more »
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