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Man Slips Out of Prison

Prison officials in Tennessee say an inmate escaped from jail by smearing himself in grease and squeezing between the bars of his cell. Kristopher White, 23, is 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds, yet he managed to writhe his way between bars ...
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Neanderthals—the other white meat

Neanderthals, a sturdy hominid species closely related to Homo sapiens, lived in Europe for about 270,000 years until humans arrived on the continent, about 30,000 years ago, at which point they quickly disappeared. The latest theory for their puzzling extinction ...
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Failing School? Fake Your Own Kidnapping!

■    A Georgia college student faked his own kidnapping to avoid telling his parents he was flunking English. After receiving the F grade, Aftab Aslam, 19, texted his parents on behalf of a group of make-believe abductors, warning them not ...
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Does Wi-Fi damage sperm?

If you’re worried about infertility, don’t try to Google the term with a computer on your lap, says the London Telegraph. A new experiment suggests that radiation from a single Wi-Fi-enabled laptop may be strong enough to cause cell damage ...
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VR Headsets For Chickens

■ An Iowa State University professor has developed a virtual reality headset for chickens that will fool factory-farmed hens into thinking they're free-range. The gadget uses a special headset that lets caged chickens pad around a virtual farmyard, pecking at ...
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Cheating in school: Why it’s on the rise

Have we raised “a generation of cheaters?” asked Robert Kolker in New York magazine. That’s the question people are asking after a series of major cheating scandals involving some of the nation’s top schools and colleges. New York City’s prestigious ...
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Giving every Kid a trophy

“Losing is good for you,” said Ashley Merryman. But as your children return to school and fall sports, they are stepping back into a fantasyland where everybody is a winner and everybody gets a trophy. “Trophies were once rare things,” ...
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Social media: Now, even babies tweet

“Harper Estelle Wolfeld-Gosk has 6,282 Twitter followers,” said Joe Coscarelli in NYMag.com. “She’s 2 weeks old.” The infant daughter of Today show correspondent Jenna Wolfe is just one of thousands of kids who have Twitter accounts that are written in ...
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Up, Up, and Away!!

A helium balloon launched by a British schoolboy was discovered in Australia after making an incredible 10,545-mile journey across the world. Joshua Blackaby, 6, from Alvaston, England, released a balloon tied to a letter in December as part of a ...
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throwing alligator into fast food restaurant

Man charged with throwing alligator into fast food restaurant

"Man charged with throwing alligator into fast food restaurant", read the headlines when this Florida fast food restaurant got a customer it wasn't expecting who tossed a live alligator through a drive-thru window. Joshua James, 23, of Jupiter, Florida, had ...
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