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The ‘Possum Drop’ Is The North Carolina Answer To New Year’s Celebrations

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Throughout the years, there have been hundreds of variations on the classic New Year’s Eve ball drop. Georgia drops a peach, Pennsylvania drops a Liberty Bell, and MTV even once dropped Mark Wahlberg’s pants. But in Brasstown, N.C., they drop a live possum … for real. Read more on Huffington Post …

The Biggest, Fattest, Hairiest World Records Of 2013

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By definition, world records are pretty weird. Someone or something does something that has never been done before. But some world records are weirder than others, such as the world’s hairiest cat! This past year, HuffPost Weird News went to great lengths, not just to cover the weird records, but to tell the stories of the people who set them. Check out all of their favorites on Huffington Post … 

Nice Jewish Guys Calendar 2014 Pairs Up With JDate

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Bubbies, worry no more! The 2014 edition of the Nice Jewish Guys Calendar is here! This year the calendar’s creators paired up with Jewish dating site JDate for some bonus bachelors. Let’s just say there are no schmucks in this heap of hunks. Read more on Huffington Post …

Glow-In-The-Dark Piglets Created In China Using Jellyfish DNA

Glow-In-The-Dark Piglets Created In China Using Jellyfish DNA

Just in time for Christmas, a team of scientists in China were able to create 10 little piglets that glow green under black fluorescent lights, thanks to a technique developed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Medicine.

Scientists, however, are not creating glowing farm animals for seasonal décor. The goal of the research is to have an efficient and cheap way of getting a beneficial gene into humans that could help treat many genetic disorders. Read more on Huffington Post …

The 50 Most Insane Driving Laws Around The World

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There are some wackadoo laws out there for drivers. Who better to make a list of the 50 most bizarre than an international freight shipping company like Barrington Freight?

From driving a car dirty in Russia (“Nyet!”) to a totally bizarre $78 fee for hitting a pedestrian, read some of the more inane rules of the road around our fine, fine world on Huffington Post …

Man Claims “Big, Black Snake” In Toilet Bit His Penis

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Sssssucks to be you, man. A man in Ghana claims he was using a public toilet when a ‘big, black snake’ bit him on the tip of his penis on Wednesday. Kwabena Nkrumah, 34, said the pain was intense, and that he ran out of the public toilet screaming, “Snake! Snake! Snake!” which in turn caused others using the facilities to panic and flee, according to Ghanaweb.com. Read more on Huffington Post …

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