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Danny Gallagher is a freelance writer, reporter, humorist and all around nice guy living in Texas who is a regular contributor to TheFW and has also contributed features, essays and stories to Maxim, GameTrailers, Aol, TruTV's "Dumb As a Blog," Cracked, Mental Floss, CBS' "Mancave Daily and Spike. He also likes puppies and cookies. He can be found on the web at and on Twitter @thisisdannyg.
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Truck Labeled as ‘Meth Lab’ Turns Out to a Mobile Meth Lab

Police detectives have a hard job. They have to spend every day looking for the equivalent of a needle in a haystack to make their cases. They have to endure the emotional pain and torture left in the victims of horrific crimes. The leads alone that they have to find just to achieve the basic principles of justice can reduce the toughest of men to tears.

Some crimes, however, present their own solution and prevent a lot of needless paperwork.

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Category: Weird News
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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Tim Burton

Few Hollywood filmmakers have left as distinctive a mark on modern cinema as Tim Burton. Not only has he created a number of memorable films that have inspired countless other filmmakers over the years, but he’s also developed a signature, quirky style that has made him an iconic director and storyteller in his own right. (Once you see the name "Tim Burton," you know you're in for something offbeat.)

Now with the release of his latest stop-motion animated film ‘Frankenweenie,’ the unique mind and career of Tim Burton comes full circle as you’ll see in these strange and interesting facts that are as strange and interesting as its subject. (In keeping with Burton's freaky persona, we're giving you 13 facts.)

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12 Things You Didn’t Know About Bruce Willis

It’s hard to imagine the modern Hollywood action movie being the big, bawdy blockbuster it is without Bruce Willis’ influence. He took the average action movie star and turned them from the typical musclebound, humorless hero into a vulnerable, wisecracking smartass who could blow the enemy away and make at least three good jokes before their body hit the ground.

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Peter Cullen Explains Where He Got the Voice for Optimus Prime

Voice actor Peter Cullen has provided the voice for the leader of the Autobots for more than 25 years. His booming, deep tones have become so engrained with Optimus Prime and the 'Transformers' franchise that it's hard to imagine it going on without him behind the mic.

So where exactly did that commanding voice come from?

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The UK Reacts To The Death Of Apple Co Founder Steve Jobs
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Thai Buddhist Group Makes Steve Jobs a ‘Celestial Warrior-Philosopher’

Apple's founder may have passed on, but his spirit is still with us, according to a group of Buddhists in Thailand.

The Dhammakaya Temple announced on television that the late Steve Jobs has become a "celestial warrior-philosopher" in his next life, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The news was sparked by a software engineer who emailed the Temple asking if they knew what happened to Jobs following his death. Phra Chaibul Dhammajayo, the abbot of the Temple, claimed that Jobs' spirit has been reincarnated. He says that he is now "a divine being with a special knowledge and appreciation for science and the arts." Really.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ninjas

The ninjutsu, better known as ninjas, are a bit of mystery, especially when it comes to their origins. Historians believe the practice is a mix of different cultural self-defenses and philosophies from a mix of eastern nations. We like to think it’s all part of the ninjas’ plans to make them even more feared, unseen and mysterious.

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