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King Richard III
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Bones of 15th-Century Monarch King Richard III Found Under Car Park

In September, British researchers believed they had made a pretty startling discovery while digging under a car park in Leicester, which is about 100 miles southeast of London.

They had come upon what they thought were the remains of King Richard III, who died fighting the forces of Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. He is the last English monarch to die during war.

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Cookie Monster Ransom
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‘Cookie Monster’ Steals Gold Cookie, Demands Cookies For Sick Kids

The mystery of who stole a 44-pound gold cookie from the outside of the German headquarters of biscuit maker Bahlsen has been solved. Well, sort of.

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Mob of Wild Monkeys Go on Rampage in Indonesia
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Mob of Wild Monkeys Are Rampaging Through Indonesia

Humans may share DNA with monkeys, but, if this report out of Indonesia is any indication, our primate cousins couldn't care less.

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Dad Makes Curfew Breaking Teen Daughter Wear T-Shirt With His Photo on It

The latest parental public shaming technique is also the most narcissistic one we've ever encountered.

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‘Stoner Mice’ Make For the Best Police Sketch Ever

The Wichita Police Department just had parts of three packets of marijuana stolen from their evidence room. And, thanks to the bite marks the drug-loving thieves left behind, they're pretty sure rodents are behind the brazen robbery.

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Rotten Twinkie Goes Up for Sale on eBay
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There’s Still Time to Buy a Rotten Twinkie on eBay

Popular belief has it that Twinkies never go bad, but there's a disgustingly rotten Twinkie currently up for auction on eBay that proves this wrong. Oh so wrong.

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The Pope's Dove of Peace Gets Attacked by Seagull
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The Pope’s Dove of Peace Was Attacked by a Seagull

Just as he finished a sermon on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI symbolically released two doves into the air as a call for peace. But soon after the birds took flight, an aggressive seagull began dive bombing one of them. Uh oh. We're generally not superstitious, but we sure hope this isn't a sign of bad things to come.

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Burger King
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Funeral Procession Takes Burger King Drive-Thru Detour

David Kime Jr. wasn't the kind to check the nutritional content of his food. According to the World War II veteran's daughter Linda Phiel her dad's idea of a healthy meal was "lettuce on his burger."

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Student Driver
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Student Driver Attempts To Run Over Instructor After Failing Test

When a student fails a driving test, they sometimes respond emotionally.

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Boy Fakes Own Kidnapping to Prevent Parent Teacher Meeting

An 11-year-old Spanish boy really didn't want his parents to find out what his teacher thought about him. But with a scheduled parent/teacher meeting later that day it was pretty inevitable that his folks were about to learn what had been going on in the classroom.

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Flamy is the Most Horrifying Fire Safety Mascot Ever
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Meet ‘Flamy,’ the Scariest Fire Safety Mascot Ever

In Brazil, they really don't mess around when it comes to fire safety. In fact, one hospital has introduced a terrifying mascot who teaches kids how to avoid flammable materials and how burns should be treated. He looks, by the way, like a man engulfed in flames. Very sensitive, guys.

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Man Calls Cops Because Spicy McChicken is Too Spicy
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Man Calls Cops Because His Spicy McChicken Is Too Spicy

When you eat out as much as we do, crummy food is inevitable. Usually, we just grumble about our bad meal and move on. But a man in China did one better by calling cops after discovering that his Spicy McChicken sandwich was way too spicy.

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Kidney Found in KFC Meal — Why Are We Still Eating There Again?

How many times does this have to happen before we all stop going to KFC? Hopefully twice is the answer. Three weeks ago a teenager in the UK thought he had been served a giant chicken brain from the fast-food chain. It turned out to be a kidney. On the one hand, gross. On the other hand, at least we're pretty sure that what Redditor six6six4kids found in his order was also a kidney. MAKE IT STOP!

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Can The ‘Dell Dude’ Come Back and Save the Computer Giant?

A decade ago, Dell was riding high. They sold more computers than any other company in the world, and some of their success could be attributed to an ad campaign featuring a character affectionately (or not so affectionately) known as the "Dell Dude."

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Man Develops Crazy Plan to Rid New Zealand of Cats
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Me-Ouch! Man Wants to Rid New Zealand of Cats

Nobody loves cats more than us. After all, where would the internet be without Henri the Existential Cat, Grumpy Cat and Dubstep Cat? Probably firmly under the control of corgis, that's where. So, imagine how dismayed we were to learn that a man has a nutty plan to completely rid New Zealand of all kitties forever for the sake of birds.

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