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Nelson Mandela dies aged 95

Nelson Mandela dies aged 95

The South African anti-apartheid activist died Thursday at his home after a lengthy illness, said South African President Jacob Zuma. “He passed peacefully,” said Mr. Zuma in a state address. “This is a moment of our deepest sorrow. Our nation has lost its greatest son.” Mandela has being treated for the past three months in a Pretoria hospital for a ... Read More »

Barry Bonds Selling Beverly Hills House for $25 million (PHOTO)

Barry Bonds Selling Beverly Hills House for $25 million

Barry Bonds put his estate in the gated Beverly Park community on the market for $25 million, the Wall Street Journal reports. The colossal estate is a home run: The seven-bedroom, 13-bathroom home sits on 1.85 acres and boasts a music room, theater, wine room, gym, spa and elevator. There’s also a pool, a basketball court, a guesthouse and a ... Read More »

NYC train engineer ‘zoned out’ before deadly crash : Official

NYC train engineer ‘zoned out’ before deadly crash

NEW YORK, NY – Days after New York’s Metro-North Hudson train crashed, killing four people and injuring 67, a search for exactly what went wrong immediately went underway. The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Monday that speed was a factor, saying the train was going 82 mph into a curve, nearly three times the 30 mph limit for the curve. ... Read More »

Joey Prusak : selflessly helps blind customer (VIDEO)

Joey Prusak

When Joey Prusak saw an old lady steal $20 from a blind man, he did what he thought was right. The 19-year-old Dairy Queen employee refused to serve her. Prusak, who was working the cash register at a Dairy Queen store in Hopkins, Minn., on Sept. 10, was serving one of his regular customers, who is visually impaired. When the ... Read More »

Tippy the fainting squirrel keeps going (VIDEO)

Tippy the fainting squirrel

Okay, so the strange video above shows a black squirrel nicknamed “Tippy” repeatedly conking out while going about his business looking for buried nuts, or whatever the hell those rodents do while not in trees. This does not mean it’s a slow news day for NMR. Repeat: not a slow news day. Check here, here, here, here and here for ... Read More »

Japan police find 80 snakes in osaka home

Japan police find 80 snakes in osaka home

Japanese police are investigating a resident of the southern city of Osaka after discovering about 80 snakes and poisonous lizards in his apartment, media reports said Tuesday. A neighbour contacted the police after spotting a 1.5-metre-long (4.9 foots) snake on a wall outside the man’s home, said the Sankei Shimbun newspaper. Read More »

The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs (VIDEO)

Weeki wachee springs mermaids

The mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs have delighted visitors since 1947. Today, visitors can still witness the magic of the mermaids, take a river boat cruise and canoe or kayak on the Weeki Wachee River. The 538-acre park features a first magnitude spring and a 400-seat submerged theatre for watching the live mermaid show. Read More »

Akshinthala Seshu Babu stood motionless with no facial movements

Akshinthala Seshu Babu stood motionless with no facial movements

the mission: entering the guinness book of world records. the challenge: standing still for 40 hours at a stretch starting 12 noon today dressed as a statue of mahatma gandhi, complete with a coating of silver paint. the venue: andhra pradesh bhawan. the man with a mission: akshinthala seshu babu. standing still for 40 hours is, obviously, no cakewalk. but ... Read More »