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Anti-Tanning PSA Shows Women Burning Themselves With Waffle Irons and Toasters [VIDEO]

“Indoor tanning is out,” says the Canadian Dermatology Association, who’ve placed tanning beds squarely in their crosshairs with a new web PSA that shows young women singing their skin with a clothes iron, toaster and waffle iron. Ouch. The CDA hopes these exaggerated examples of frying one’s skin hammers home the dangers of tanning. According to their website:

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Engineers Finally Rule Whether Toilet Paper Rolls Should Go Over or Under

It’s an age-old question (and probably the cause of more than one marital argument): Which way should toilet paper rolls be oriented? This is serious business, people. So serious that even engineers have gotten involved. The awesome folks at EngineeringDegree.net put together an infographic covering everything from the history of toilet paper to the physics involved in how it’s hung and the pros and cons of each.

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Nevada Gives Thumbs-Up To Driverless Cars on the Road [VIDEO]

YouTube A bill has passed in Nevada that makes it legal for Google’s fleet of driverless cars to take to the state’s roads.

The hope is that in the future, these automated cars could avoid the crashes currently caused by distracted driving. Several companies are already hard at work creating the technology necessary to make it happen.

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55 Foot Sea Monster Found In China

A very large (to say the least) unidentified sea creature washed up on a beach in Guangdong, China recently.

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How Many Grandparents Are Tweeting and Facebooking? More Than You Might Think

If your grandmother has recently friended you on Facebook or followed you on Twitter, you’re not alone.

The website myvouchercodes.co.uk recently conducted a survey in which it asked people over 60 about their social media habits. It yielded some interesting results.

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High School Principal Wears Iron Man Costume for Graduation Address [VIDEO]

Apparently they do high school graduation a little differently in Taichung, Taiwan. Instead of just throwing on ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ and reading out a list of names, Ming-Dao High principal Albert T. Wang emerges onto a smoke-filled stage dressed in a full Iron Man costume and delivers a speech in not one, but two languages. His message: “Believe in yourself. You are also Iron Man.”

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Yikes! Dead Man’s Body Dug Up To Give Back Dentures To Rightful Owner

Kenneth Ray Manis won’t rest in peace just yet.

The Chattanooga, Tennessee man died earlier this month, but his body will be dug up so officials can retrieve a set of dentures belonging to another man who recently shared a hospital room with him, leaving the roomie with teeth not properly sized for his mouth.

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Naked Australian Man Streaks Through Weather Report [VIDEO]

We don’t know what it is exactly, but Australia has been having its fair share of great news bloopers recently. This video of a streaker running behind a 9News weatherman as he reports on the bitter cold temperatures in the mountain town of Katoomba (about 60 miles west of Sydney) is no exception. Be sure to pay close attention though: It’s a quick streak and if you blink, you might miss it. In fact, given how cold it is, you might still miss “it” if he were standing there, stark naked, right in front of you. There’s also a part of us that wonders if most Australians would even bat an eye at this sort of thing because if you’ve ever seen one of those “World’s Funniest Commercial” specials, all the naked ones are from Australia.

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Man Robs Bank For $1 To Get Prison Healthcare [VIDEO]

Last week, James Verone walked into an RBC bank –sans gun – with a robbery plan. However, unlike most bank robbers, his plan did not involve walking out with loads of cash.

Instead, the 59-year-old North Carolina man actually wanted to be arrested so he’d have access to prison healthcare provided by the government.

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Man Arrested After IRS Mistakenly Deposits $110K In His Account [VIDEO]

When Stephen McDow discovered there was an extra $110,000 from the IRS in his checking account, it was probably one of the best days of his life.

Unfortunately, the money wasn’t for him.

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Dead Soldier Leaves Money to Send Friends to Las Vegas

Everyone needs a friend like David Hart.

The British soldier who was killed by a Taliban bomb last year left more than $160,000 in his will so his friends could go to Las Vegas.

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Wild West Shootout Re-Enactment Hospitalizes Three Spectators

Tourists watching the Old West show in Hill City, South Dakota last Friday got a real taste of the mayhem associated with that time period when live ammo began spraying into the crowd.

Investigators  aren’t sure if real bullets somehow got into the actor’s guns, or if it was  shrapnel from blanks that wounded three spectators seriously enough to be taken to the hospital in  ambulances.

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