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Woman Robs Liberty Tax Services Using Curling Iron

If you use your imagination, maybe it looked like a gun.

A woman and her son are on the run after they allegedly used a curling iron draped with a towel to rob a financial services business in Ohio, police say.

Witnesses told Toledo Police Department officials on Thursday that the woman attempted to use her hair appliance-turned-weapon to intimidate employees at the Liberty Tax Services location, Fox Toledo reports. Read more…

Amanda Knox “Loves Italy” And Plans To Go Back

Just because Amanda Knox spent most of the last four years locked in an Italian prison doesn’t mean she doesn’t love the land of pasta and fine wine.

The 24-year-old study-abroad student from Washington, who was freed in October after an appeals court overturned her murder conviction, “loves Italy” and will probably return, her attorney said on Tuesday. Read more…

World’s Longest Hug Record Broken In London

Four couples in London spent more than 24 hours hugging it out last week, effectively — and lovingly — seizing the Guinness World Record for longest marathon hug.

Six couples began hugging early on Jan. 19 at the St. Pancras International train station with one goal: wrap their arms around one another, with only a five-minute break each hour, for exactly 24 hours and 44 minutes to beat the former record, according to the London Media Centre. Read more…

Weird Crime Of The Day: Flaming Tampon Attack On Car

“Flaming Tampon” might sound like the next indie rock sensation, but not in this case.

Pennsylvania State Police say Patricia Deshong, 25, and Quentin Deshong, 22, who were arrested Jan. 7 in in Metal Township, Penn., after allegedly attempting to blow up a vehicle outside of a bar using flaming feminine hygiene products, according to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.

The incident took place outside the Hillside Tavern at around 2:50 a.m., after officers got a report that a man and woman were allegedly vandalizing a green 2006 Ford Fusion car in the bar parking lot, the website reports. Read more…

Man Marries Dead Girlfriend In Joint Funeral And Wedding Ceremony In Thailand

A man recently married his deceased girlfriend in a combination funeral and wedding ceremony.

Chadil Deffy, also known as Deff Yingyuen, placed a ring on the finger of Sarinya “Anne” Kamsook, his girlfriend of 10 years, during the ceremony in Thailand’s Surin province. The couple had planned to get married in the future, but Yingyuen wanted to focus on his studies before tying the knot, the Thai-Asean News (TAN) Network reported. Unfortunately, Kamsook unexpectedly died in an accident before the couple could set a date. Read more…

“Blue Ivy” Strain Marijuana Sprouting Up In LA Weed Shops

Jay-Z & Beyonce

We knew Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby Blue Ivy was going to be influential, but this just isn’t what we expected.

The week-old child is already racing up the Billboard charts with her cries audible on her dad’s song “Glory,” and she already has her own strain of marijuana named after her, reports TMZ.

According to the website, several weed dispensaries in Los Angeles are selling a new strain of pot called “OG Blue Ivy.” Of course, Beyonce and Jay-Z didn’t sign off on the new strain, but they don’t have a trademark on their daughter’s name and so far the stores haven’t received any sort of legal notice from the couple. Read more…

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