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Dozens Burned After Fire-Walking Event At Tony Robbins Seminar

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Date: June 24th, 2016

hotDallas – Tad Schinke, the head trainer for the Robbins’ organization, said the event went as planned.

“I’ve been doing events with Tony for 23 years, and while it may not look like that way, this was a successful event.”

More than 7,000 people participated in the fire walk without injury, and the organization does plan ahead to help people who have some level of pain or discomfort as a result, Schinke said.

The coal-walking venue was set up on a parking lot to the north side of the convention center. The injured could be seen limping back to the convention center to seek treatment, according to people on the scene.  More

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Woman banned from national parks during 2-year probation for defacing rock formations

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Date: June 23rd, 2016

Casey NocketA San Diego woman who pleaded guilty to defacing several treasured national rock formations at national parks across the west and was sentenced to two years of probation was also banned from all national parks and federal lands during her probation.

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto said Casey Nocket (picture), 23, will also have to pay some kind of restitution as well.

Nocket pleaded guilty in a federal court in Fresno, Calif. earlier this month to seven misdemeanors for the autumn 2014 painting spree at seven national parks, including Yosemite in California and Zion in Utah.  More

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Swedish soccer player removed from game for farting

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Date: June 23rd, 2016

footballPERSHAGEN, Sweden – Audible flatulence resulted in one Swedish soccer player being ejected early during a lower-league match.

The Guardian reports that Pershagen SK defender Adam Lindin Ljungkvist, 25, was given a red card and sent out of a match against Järna SK’s reserve team after the referee determined that his fart was “deliberate provocation” and “unsportsmanlike behavior.”

“I had a bad stomach, so I simply let go,” Ljungkvist said.

“Then I received two yellow cards and then red. Yes, I was shocked, it’s the strangest thing I have ever experienced in football.”  More

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Australian woman wakes to find 17-foot python in her bedroom

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Date: June 23rd, 2016

snakeMISSION BEACH, Australia – An Australian woman who awoke to a 17-foot python in her bedroom said she believes the serpent had been hiding in her home for a decade.

Trina Hibberd of Mission Beach, Queensland, posted a video to Facebook after she awoke Monday to find the 17-foot python, which she dubbed Monty, stretched from her living room to her bedroom.

Hibberd said a friend visiting her home previously alerted her to the snake inside the building.

She said she believes Monty has been living inside the roof of her house for 10 years.  More

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Chinese farmer wants to trade a 176lb ‘magical mushroom that prolongs life’ for a wife

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Date: June 23rd, 2016

mushroomChina – A farmer in China is hoping to sell a rare mushroom so that her son could afford to find a wife.

The woman, from the village of Xianghe, said her son, named Xiao Li, found the 176-pound giant mushroom a few days ago in a pond, reported People’s Daily Online.  

The family have shown the media their treasured fungus, known as Tai Sui, which is considered to be the medicine for immortality in traditional Chinese medicine.  More

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Texas mom wakes up from surgery with a British accent

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Date: June 23rd, 2016

momRosenberg, Texas - Jaw surgery has left a Texas woman with a British accent, a rare neurological disorder that has the mother-of-three sounding more like a character from “Downton Abbey.”

CBS Houston reports that six months ago, Lisa Alamia underwent jaw surgery to correct an overbite, resulting in nerve damage that led to a condition known as foreign accent syndrome.

Now, chatting with strangers in her town of Rosenberg, Texas, is no simple matter, Alamia said.

“People who don’t know me, they’re like, ‘Hey, where are you from?’”  More

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Florida man gets 17 years in prison for stealing $500,000 from blind woman

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Date: June 23rd, 2016

blindFlorida – A Florida man was sentenced to 17 years behind bars after he drugged an elderly woman for three years — so he could steal her money and use it on $500,000 of luxury items, including Lamborghini rentals, paint-ball equipment and high-end nipple pasties.

Eduardo Ravelo, 36, took care of the aging Irene Boyansky for a decade, according to the Miami Herald.

As the Bal Harbour widow began to lose her eyesight, Ravelo saw an opportunity.

He started writing himself checks from her account and later added his name to her credit card, even going so far as to call American Express using his best old lady voice.  More

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Exorcist banishes demonic possession from screaming, vomiting, woman

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Date: June 23rd, 2016

addyThe footage – shot in Mexico – is gripping viewing as the woman named as Diana battles with some kind of ‘beast’ within.

It begins by introducing Diana – who it says is suffering from being attacked by hexes or curses – and an older woman, Addy, the exorcist, who is described as a psychic and clairvoyant.

Diana is led to stand in the center of a circle drawn on the ground with white chalk – about four feet in diameter – and surrounded by around a dozen lit candles.  More

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Cheerleader charged in homeless man’s murder

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Date: June 22nd, 2016

cheerCalifornia – A high school cheerleader fought back tears Monday as she pleaded not guilty to helping a pair of brothers who allegedly beat a homeless man to death during an April robbery near San Diego.

Hailey Suder, 18, pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of being an accessory after the fact in the shocking murder, Tanya Sierra, spokeswoman for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, told the Los Angeles Times.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported last week that Suder is the girlfriend of one of the two brothers who are charged with killing George Lowery, 50.

However, it’s unclear what role she played in the man’s death, or which brother she was dating.  More

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Intelligent robot that ‘remembers and learns’ could be scrapped after escaping a lab for a second time

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Date: June 22nd, 2016

robotA robot capable of thinking for itself is set to be scrapped after it escaped from a high-tech lab for a second time.

The Promobot IR77 has been fitted with artificial intelligence meaning that it learns from its experiences and its surroundings, although the programmers had not expected it to yearn for freedom.

They say that despite reprogramming it twice, the robot continues to attempt to escape and they are now considering scrapping it.

The other robots which have been created from the same series are well-behaved, and have not been escaping, say the team.  More

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Who are the mysterious ‘men in black’?

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Date: June 22nd, 2016

blackIowa – A county in Iowa is being terrorized and terrified by a mysterious group of men dressed in black trench coats who are appearing alongside desolate roads in the middle of the night.

No one knows who these mysterious men in black are and more and more people are reporting sightings, and not just in Iowa but also now in Illinois and other nearby states.

The Muscatine County Sheriff’s Department in Iowa is now asking for help and any information as to who these men may be – and why they appearing out of nowhere and approaching moving cars.  More

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Rattlesnake Bites Groom Posing For Wedding Photos

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Date: June 22nd, 2016

snakeFORT COLLINS, Colorado – There was more proof it’s rattlesnake season in Colorado after a rattlesnake bit a groom while taking wedding photos at Horsetooth Reservoir in Larimer County last weekend.

The groom wasn’t badly injured and was actually able to make it to his reception and honeymoon.

Manda Walters with Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the snake population is holding steady.

“There isn’t more or less rattlesnakes this year,” Walters said.  More

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Man cuts off head of neighbor who stole cans of beer from his home

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Date: June 22nd, 2016

akersMaine – A man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly cutting of the head of his neighbor who stole cans of beer from his home, according to police in Maine.

Limington police said that they have arrested 57-year-old Bruce Akers, after being accused of using a machete to kill his neighbor, 55-year-old Douglass Flint.

Akers was charged with one count of murder. According to the police, Akers led officers to Flint’s grave after he was confronted about the murder.

He had buried Flint beneath a rotting deer on his property.  More

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Firefighters Rescue Teen Trapped Inside Barney Head

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Date: June 22nd, 2016

barneyAlabama – A 15-year-old Alabama girl had to be rescued by firefighters after her head got stuck inside a Barney the dinosaur costume.

The teen, Darby Risner, had put on the Barney head as a prank among friends on Sunday night.

She was trapped inside for 45 minutes after it accidentally slipped over her shoulders, AL.com reports.

“The head was closing in on me,” she told the news outlet. “It was like a stuck-in-a-small-place-and-can’t-get-out-panicking. I kind of gasped in fear like, ‘Oh no, what did I do?’”  Source

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Plane heading to South Pole for daring medical rescue

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Date: June 21st, 2016

south poleA small plane was en route to Antarctica Tuesday afternoon on a mission to extract at least one sick worker from a remote U.S. scientific research station.

A Canadian Twin Otter plane left a British base in Antarctica Tuesday morning for the nine-hour flight, said Peter West, spokesman for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

A second turboprop stayed behind on the ice-covered runway at the Rothera station in case something goes wrong with the rescue attempt.

Monday was the first day of winter in the Southern Hemisphere — the sun will not rise at the South Pole till the first day of spring in September. Source

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Pilot who crashed plane into ocean rescued by teen lifeguard – on his first day on the job

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Date: June 21st, 2016

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lifeguardDramatic video of a pilot being rescued by a newly-minted lifeguard after bringing his crippled plane down in the ocean has been released.

The plane went down just 30 yards off a private beach on Rhode Island, crowded with weekend visitors.

The 62-year-old pilot from Long Island, New York, was seen climbing out on the wing of his aircraft after it crashed Saturday.

Moments later, the single-engine plane started sinking nose first. The tail section was poking out of the water.  Source

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China holds annual dog-meat eating contest despite protests

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Date: June 21st, 2016

dogYULIN, China – A city in southern China went ahead with an annual dog-meat eating festival Tuesday despite heavy criticism and protests from animal rights activists.

Vendors slaughtered dogs and cooked their meat in dozens of restaurants across the city of Yulin, in an event that has come to symbolize the cruelty and potential for spreading disease associated with the largely unregulated industry.

Activists bought dogs from dealers who had been planning to slaughter them, while local residents complained that outsiders were ruining what they consider a local tradition.  Source

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Man who passed away 3 years ago returns home, kneels before his own grave

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Date: June 21st, 2016

maChina – In 2012, Ma Jixiang’s family members buried his cremated remains in Xiangtan, Hunan. Or so they thought.

NetEase reports that Ma, a mentally disabled man, disappeared in 2009, slipping out when his siblings weren’t looking.

After three years of waiting, his family received a phone call from the police saying that the long-lost man may have died in a car crash.

A forensic lab deduced that the man might have been Ma Jixiang.  Source

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Amazon customer catches USPS driver throwing his package on the sidewalk without even getting out his van

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Date: June 21st, 2016

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uspsA US Postal Service driver was caught on surveillance cameras tossing a package onto the sidewalk.

The footage was posted to YouTube by Brent Gregory, who said he was ‘surprised’ to find his Amazon package on the sidewalk, which prompted him to review his security cameras.

And to his surprise, the video showed the delivery man pulling in front of his home and throwing his package onto the ground.  Source

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Fox steals ball from the green at New Jersey golf course

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Date: June 21st, 2016

foxDENVILLE, New Jersey – A golfer who spotted a young fox on a New Jersey course started recording in time to catch the animal stealing his ball and running away.

A video posted to YouTube by CJ Kern shows the fox cub wandering around the green on a hole at the Peace Pipe Country Club in Denville.

The fox wanders around as Kern films, commenting that the fox appears interested in a golf ball, which is on the ground nearby.

The fox eventually approaches the ball, repeatedly getting up close to the object before cautiously retreating. Source  Video

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