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Dad Hires Virtual Hitmen to ‘Kill’ Video Game Addicted Son

Feng's son Xiao had been a good student with a promising future. But according to Feng, who lives with his son in China, Xiao got really into video games in high school and his obsession was such that he hadn't found a job or moved out of the house by 23.

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New Poll Shows that Americans Hate Congress More than Nickelback
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New Poll Shows Americans Hate Congress Even More than Nickelback

It's no surprise that Congress' approval numbers have dropped significantly since the fiscal cliff debacle. But what's surprising is exactly how unpopular the legislative body has become. To put things in perspective, Congress is currently more unpopular than even the much-hated rock band Nickelback. Now that's saying something.

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New Facebook Help Will Help Find Who Gave You the Flu
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New Facebook App Will Help You Find Out Who Gave You the Flu

After last year's flu season, which health officials say was one of the mildest in the past 30 years, the illness is back with a vengeance. Well, if you're unlucky enough to currently have the flu, at least a new Facebook app can help track down the diseased jerk who gave it to you in the first place.

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Brave Cat Saves Baby From Python

Not long ago, Tess Guthrie's cat was hissing so loud that the sound woke her from her slumber. And when the 22-year old Australian mom did open her eyes she saw a six foot python had wrapped itself around the arm of her six-month-old daughter, who was sleeping right next to her.

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New Social Networking Site For Cat Launches
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Cats Get Their Own Social Network, Grumpy Cat Probably Unhappy About it

Grumpy Cat will soon have a new place to post about how unhappy she is. Matthew Phiong and Koekoe Loo Wan Koe, two enterprising men from Malaysia, have launched a new social media networking site for felines and the humans who love them, called Catmoji.

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Rich Dude Dons Solid Gold Shirt to Attract the Ladies

Datta Phuge is a wealthy man, but he doesn't like expensive cars or vacations. Instead, the Pimpri, India, man has a passion for gold, and he doesn't feel like hiding it away. After much research, he had a team of 15 goldsmiths make him a shirt of gold, that he apparently plans on wearing around.

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James Franco’s Justin Bieber Tribute Video Is Weird Even For James Franco

You can't really be too surprised by this -- it is James Franco we're talking about here. Of course he made a full-length video for Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend.'What else is he going to do, get another PhD?

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Escalator Develops Mind of Its Own and Reverses Direction

Commuting is hard enough, but when a train station escalator suddenly decides to throw its riders off by reversing direction, that's when it's time to find an alternative to mass transit.

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Teen 'Sick and Disgusted' After Finding Brain Inside KFC
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Teen ‘Sick and Disgusted’ After Finding Brain Inside KFC

While it sure is tasty, KFC is always a bit of a risk. A UK student learned that the hard way when he discovered what he thought was a brain inside a piece of chicken he was eating. Um, maybe we'll be avoiding the Colonel from now on.

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Cat Caught Trying to Smuggle Contraband into Prison
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Cat Caught Trying to Smuggle Contraband into Prison

Generally, it's impossible to get cats to do anything on command, let alone smuggle contraband. But a kitty in Brazil was recently detained for attempting to sneak nearly a dozen items into a prison in the northeastern town of Arapiraca.

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Tuna Sells For a Cool $1.76 Million Dollars

It's a story that should make everybody want to invest in a fishing boat. A 489 pound bluefish tuna caught off the coast of Japan has just been sold for $1.76 million during an auction at Toyko's Tsukiji fish market. 

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Prison Guards Catch Cat Armed With Escape Tools

A cat in Brazil is in custody after being caught trying to smuggle all sorts of contraband into the Luiz de Oliveira Souza prison.

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See Crazy Photos From Coney Island’s New Year’s Polar Bear Swim

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club's annual New Year's swim looks like a great time. People in costumes, swimming, having fun. We probably should've gone, but there was that whole hangover thing to deal with. Which makes us wonder, does jumping into the freezing Atlantic ocean cure a hangover? If so, we're totally there next year.

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Subway ‘Sandwich Artist’ Fired Over Ketchup Dispute Gone Awry

Maybe Subway is stepping up their game a tad. They've made it abundantly clear that they now have avocados and sriracha sauce, and they will NOT be putting ketchup on anybody's sandwich. At all. They don't even have ketchup, and one employee was willing to fight to prove it. They don't call them sandwich artists for nothing.

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Teen Girl Drugs Parents So She Can Go Online Past Curfew
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Teen Drugs Parents So She Can Stay Online Past Curfew

We've all heard the stories about stressed-out parents drugging their unruly toddlers with a dose of Benadryl so that they can get some shut-eye, but this is certainly a new twist. On December 28, a 16 year-old girl and her 15-year-old friend from Northern California decided to buy her parents two milkshakes from a local fast-food joint and crush prescription sleeping pills in them so that they can explore the wonderful world of the Internet without that pesky 10 p.m. curfew.

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