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Little Boy Drinks Milk Directly From Cow’s Udder [VIDEO]

A boy in the Cambodian village of Koak Roka has gained worldwide attention for suckling milk directly from a cow’s udders, Reuters reports.

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Missing Colorado Cat Shows Up Five Years Later in New York City

If she could talk, this calico cat named Willow would have some stories to tell.

Five years ago, the feline left the Squire home in Broomfield, Colorado when a contractor neglected to close a door. After there were no responses to the “lost cat” posters the Squires put up around the neighborhood, the family figured their pet had been eaten by the coyotes that are prevalent in the area.

Then, yesterday, the Squires got a very surprising phone call. Calico, who was mircochipped as a kitten, had been brought to an animal rescue shelter in New York City after a man spotted her wandering a Manhattan street.

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Is ‘White House Gate-Crasher’ Michaele Salahi Missing?

Michaele and Tareq Salahi, best known as the “White House gate-crashers” and the sometime stars of ‘Real Housewives of DC,’ may or may not be in the midst of a true crime drama.

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b3nscott, Flickr
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Why Are People Who Think Wi-Fi Makes Them Sick Moving to West Virginia?

Although most scientists believe the electromagnetic radiation emitted by technology such as Wi-Fi and cell phones is largely harmless, a small group of people nevertheless believe they suffer from a malady called Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity, or EHS.

The five percent of Americans who think they have EHS allegedly experience such symptoms as chest pains, headaches, and hearing loss. Some of them are so convinced of the evils of electromagnetic radiation that they’ve packed up and moved to a 13,000-square-mile area of West Virginia that has no wireless technology.

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Google Maps Takes Picture of Naked Women in Miami

Have you ever been using Google Maps and wondered how they get all those images of different addresses? You may have seen the Google van driving around your neighborhood or near the place you work -- yep, that's the van taking photo footage of the area.

While taking this footage of your town, the Google van has picked up some oddities you wouldn't believe. Recently while in Miami, Fla., they caught a naked lady on her front porch holding nothing but a jug (image above.) Find what else Google has found over the years.

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Online Dish
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Man Sues White Castle Over Booth Size

Normally a lawsuit involving a fast food chain and a patron has something to do with the food. In the case of Martin Kessman versus White Castle the main complaint by Mr. Kessman is that the restaurant’s booths aren’t big enough. Online Dish explains how his local White Castle repeatedly broke promises to make the booths at his local franchise bigger.

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Xu Bing
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Art Made From the Dust of 9/11 Attack

When the Twin Towers fell on 9/11, the surrounding streets were enshrouded in plumes of smoke and massive clouds of dust.

Artist Xu Bing collected much of this dust and ten years later has used it as material for an installation called Where Does the Dust Collect? Blowing the dust onto the floor of an exhibition space with a leaf blower, he then stenciled a zen poem into it.

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Massive Blackout Leaves Parts of the Western US and Mexico in the Dark

Almost six million people in Southern California, Arizona, and Mexico found themselves without power Thursday after something went awry while an employee was carrying out a procedure at an Arizona substation, triggering a massive blackout.

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Couple Has Raised Gorilla as Daughter for 13 Years [VIDEO]

Thirteen years ago, French couple Pierre and Elianne Thivillon adopted an infant gorilla after her mother refused to breastfeed it. They named the baby great ape Digit, and have raised it like their own daughter in what is believed to be the world’s only such human/gorilla living arrangement.

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Americans Are the Coolest People on the Planet, Says the Rest of the World

A survey of 30,000 people in 15 nations by the social networking site Badoo.com has found that America ranks as the world’s “coolest nationality.”

Other countries singled out for their hip nature were Brazil (second coolest overall) and Spain (coolest in Europe.) Belgium edged out Poland for least coolest nationality status.

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