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Twin New Year’s Babies Actually Have Different Birth Years — Wait, What?

Sometimes twin babies born hours apart can end up having different birthdays, but one set in Minneapolis actually have different birth years.

While Beckett Humenny was born at 6:40 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, it seems his sister Freya wasn’t quite ready to leave the comforts of the womb until nearly six hours later. She was born at 12:26 a.m. on January 1st.

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Iowa Lottery Winner Finally Materializes to Claim $16.5 Million After Year-Long Delay

On Monday, the deadline passed for an unknown $77 million lottery winner in Georgia to claim the prize. Unbelievable as that may have been, officials in Iowa had a similar situation — days before the deadline, a Hot Lotto ticket worth $16.5 million was still unaccounted for.

But no more. In a squeaker of epic proportions, an attorney for the unnamed winner stepped forward with the valuable little slip of paper on Thursday, just two hours before it would’ve been worthless.

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Paleontologist Who Worked on ‘Jurassic Park’ Wants to Hatch a Real Dinosaur

Extracting DNA from fossilized amber to create a living breathing dinosaur might sound like the work of science fiction, but one paleontologist wants to do it.

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Los Angeles to Vote on Mandatory Condoms in Porn Films

A California-based AIDS organization is one step closer to getting a measure on the June election ballot that would require porn actors to wear condoms while filming in Los Angeles.

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Man Orders Beer at Bar, Leaves to Rob Bank, Comes Back for Beer

Authorities say a Tampa Bay area man ordered a beer at a bar, left to rob a nearby bank then came back to finish his beer according to Yahoo...

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US Population Growth Slowest in 70 Years

Population growth has slowed to its lowest levels since before the baby boom, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Wednesday.

The country’s population increased about 2.8 million to 311.6 million between April 1, 2010 and July 1, 2011 – a growth rate of 0.92 percent, the lowest since the mid-1940s.

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Pen Swimming in Stomach Acid for 25 Years Still Writes

Doctors at a U.K. hospital proved the pen is truly mightier than the sword, when they discovered a pen that was sitting in stomach acid for 25 years still writes.

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Study Shows People More Likely to Lie When Texting

A study conducted by the University of British Columbia, and published by Engadget, shows that people are more likely to lie when texting...

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Most Americans Think They Are Darned Good Looking — Survey of the Day

According to a new survey in which respondents were asked to rate their own looks on a scale of one to ten, Americans are a very self-confident bunch.

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Worst Malfunction Ever Cheats Man Out of $57 Million Jackpot

Most slot machines these days are run on computer chips, which means that just like your trusty laptop, they’re bound to fail on occasion.

That’s what happened to Behar Merlaku, who thought he’d won a $57 million jackpot, only to learn a software error voided his big score.

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