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Carl Pettit is a columnist, editor and writer working for an array of colorful publications. He specializes in cultural and social issues, as well as East Asia, politics and satire.
Celebrity Hobbies
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10 Celebrity Hobbies That Might Surprise You

Sometimes we think our favorite celebrities only exist on this planet for our own amusement. In fact, many of them do have lives away from the limelight. When they’re not acting, singing, dancing or just being fabulously rich and famous, some of your favorite stars take part in some pretty interesting extracurricular activities. Here

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Dogs Get Lavish $5,000 Wedding Bash

Most of us love our pets to death, and have no problem lavishing attention upon them when they are good. Sometimes in the winter, if we happen to live in a cold place, we might even knit a sweater for them (especially the little ones). These days, if your dog is acting a bit strange, you can even take it to a pet psychologist. There seems to be no end to the ways we try and make our animals more like us.

Keeping with this tradition, some people have gone so far as to throw a wedding bash for their canine friends.

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Tattoo Artist Surgically Attaches iPod to His Arm

Are you always taking off your watch and then losing it? Or what about your iPod? You put it in one pocket, forget it’s there, and then somehow manage to let it fall out while roaming about town. Well, if these are the kinds of things that worry you, you can rest assured. There is now a perfect, if somewhat invasive, option available to you.

Dave Hurban, a tattoo artists and piercer from New Jersey, has gone to some pretty extreme lengths to keep his iPod Nano Touch stuck to his wrist.

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Category: Amazing, Video, Weird News
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How Did This Whole Handshake Greeting Get Started?

Shaking hands upon greeting someone new has become such a routine and automatic "Hello" response -- that is, unless you're one of those guys who bump fists or put people in head locks. As with most things, the majority of people just accept this act as customary without question, but for the rest of us, we want to know why we do it.

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Category: Weird News
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Why Do We Escape By the ‘Skin of Our Teeth?’ Ouch, Sounds Painful

If you escape something dangerous, like a possible ninja assassin or your mother’s rage after forgetting her birthday yet again, you just might catch yourself saying, “Whew, I escaped that by the skin of my teeth.” In others words, you almost didn’t make it out at all, but why would we say something that sounds kinda painful?

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Category: Weird News
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Why Do Some People Carry Around a Lucky Rabbit’s Foot?

People carry around a lucky rabbit’s foot for luck... Duh! "Where did this peculiar habit come from?" is perhaps a better question.

The custom of toting around a rabbit’s foot for luck is practiced all over the world, but there are two main reasons why some of us choose to keep one in our pocket these days.

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