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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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A200Wells, Flickr
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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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David McNew, Getty Images
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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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Kissing Vancouver Riot Couple Appear on ‘Today’ Show [VIDEO]

Alex Thomas and Scott Jones, the couple who made headlines after being caught in a kiss at the Vancouver riots last week, appeared on ‘Today’ this morning to tell the story behind the makeout session seen ’round the internet. Jones explained that Thomas had been knocked to the ground by police trying to tame the crowd (which a video that emerged over the weekend supports) and he was only trying to soothe her:

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Man Sets House on Fire While Cleaning Foot Infection

Sure, your feet burn when you have athlete’s foot, but a Fort Walton, Florida man had a foot injury that caused much worse burning than that.

The unidentified man accidentally set his house on fire Wednesday while he cleaned an infection in his foot.

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Woman Drives Car Into Water, GPS to Blame [VIDEO]

In many cases, your GPS can be a life saver. In others, it’ll lead your car into a scary neighborhood, the wrong way on a one-way road or worse — into a body of water.

A woman who was using the GPS in her rental car while in Bellevue, Washington learned the hard way that you can’t always trust your GPS.

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Couple Making Out at Vancouver Riot Become Its Accidental Stars [PHOTO]

After the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in Game Seven of the Stanley Cup finals, hockey fans took to the streets of British Columbia’s capital city in a massive riot. With so much passion in the air, somebody was bound to get some action: Photographer Rich Lam snapped a couple making out somewhere between the throbbing horde and a line of riot police. See the full image below:

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