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Vietnamese Woman’s Face Ages 50 Years in Just a Few Days [VIDEO]

Every woman of a certain age knows the horror of waking up to find a few new wrinkles, but Nguyen Thi Phuong lived a worse nightmare. This 23-year-old Vietnamese woman woke up one morning three years ago and looked 50 years older than she was.

The young woman was given medication for a seafood allergy that may have caused a reaction in which her skin aged decades in a matter of days.

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Toddler Suffering From Rare Disease Pica Will Eat Anything – Even Glass [VIDEO]

If you think your toddler eats everything in sight, you haven’t met Natalie Hayhurst.

The three-year-old is normal in many ways, but her appetite for non-edible items — a rare medical condition called Pica — is a real cause of concern.

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Mimes Patrol South American Streets in the Name of Safety [VIDEO]

On the noisy streets of some South American cities, police have a new ally in their efforts to encourage drivers and pedestrians to follow traffic laws: mimes.

The brightly-dressed mimes in cities such as Caracas, Venezuela and Sao Paulo, Brazil silently admonish rule-breakers with gestures as simple as a wagging finger or by encouraging drivers to stop, slow down or otherwise change their reckless driving habits.

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Seattle ‘Superhero’ Phoenix Jones Arrested

For about a year, a man using the pseudonym Phoenix Jones has donned a costume and mask and prowled the streets of Seattle in an effort to thwart crime. But early Monday morning, it was the self-styled superhero who found himself behind bars.

Seattle police say Jones approached a group of people at about 2:30 a.m. and assaulted them with pepper spray. The individuals involved say they were “dancing and having a good time” after leaving a Seattle nightclub, but Jones maintains they were fighting and he was simply breaking it up.

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English Cliff Crumbles Into Ocean [VIDEO]

The coastal region of southwest England has been battered by storms lately and this stunning video captures its more drastic effects when the entire face of a cliff in Cornwall crumbles into the sea.

Check it out below:

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Woman Gives Birth Shortly After Finishing Marathon

Amber Miller finished the Chicago Marathon three hours off her pace on Sunday, clocking in at six hours and 25 minutes.

But there’s a good explanation for why.

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California Bans Minors From Tanning Beds

In a landmark new law, the state of California has prohibited all children under 14 from using tanning beds. State residents between the ages of 14 and 18 will only be allowed to tan under artificial light if they provide proof of parental consent.

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Study Finds That Being Easily Embarrassed Is a ‘Sign of Virtue’

People who are quick to be moderately embarrassed are more trustworthy, more generous, and more likely to be monogamous, according to a study from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Martha Stewart’s Daughter Alexis Lashes Out In New Book

It should come as no surprise that growing up as the daughter of domestic goddess Martha Stewart was difficult, but nobody, except for Alexis Stewart, knew just how bad it could get.

“If I didn’t do something perfectly, I had to do it again,” she writes in her upcoming book ‘Whateverland: Learning to Live Here.’ “I grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head.”

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‘King of Infomercials’ Don Lapre Dead from Apparent Suicide

The self-proclaimed “King of Infomercials” Don Lapre, 47, was found dead in his cell of an apparent suicide on Sunday, although an investigation is still underway.

Lapre was jailed in an Arizona federal jail without bond on charges of defrauding at least 220,000 people out of nearly $52 million.

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