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Husband Builds Electric Chair To Murder Wife Who Wants A Divorce

Over in Great Britain, things can get a bit dramatic.  Andrew Castle's wife of 18 years asked him for a divorce.  He built a make-shift electric chair in the garage and invited her in for a chat

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Pope Benedict XVI Sends First Papal Tweet From an iPad [VIDEO]

The technologically-savvy Pope Benedict XVI has already encouraged priests to blog and helmed the launch of the Vatican’s YouTube channel and Pope2You mobile and Facebook apps. So it’s really no surprise that as part of his newly-launched news portal, the pontiff sent his first tweet recently — from the papal iPad.

You can follow the Vatican on Twitter at @news_va_en.

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Swedish Preschool Does Away With Boys and Girls

The “Egalia” preschool in Stockholm, Sweden is taking that nation’s goal of breaking down gender roles in early education to the extreme.

Not only are boys encouraged to play with toy kitchens, and girls with building blocks, but the pronouns “him” and “her’ (or “han” and “hon” in Swedish) are banned from usage.  Instead, everyone is refereed to with the invented pronoun of “hen.”

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Missing Moon Dust Found After 40 Years

Proving that the lost CAN be found, a small speck of lunar dust that has been missing for 40 years turned up recently in St. Louis.

"It's a speck — the size of a fingertip," said David Kols of Regency-Superior auction house, where the dust had been placed for sale

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Vancouver Riot Kissing Couple Tells Their AmazingTale.

Scott Jones kissing his girlfriend Alex Thomas are part of one of the most famous kissing photos ever. What a "once in a lifetime" moment. Remember the kiss from the servicemen returning home? Brittany Spears and Madonna....ok, maybe that doesn't count.

The Couple, who have been making the rounds just to clarify what the photo is really about and what was really happening, have been dating 6 months.

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Two-Foot Tall Filipino Named World’s Shortest Man By Guinness [VIDEO]

For the first time in his life, Junrey Balawing is standing head and shoulders over everyone else.

Balawing can indeed look down on everyone else now that he has been named the world's shortest man by Guinness World Records. The Filipino man received the honor in a ceremony Sunday, which just so happened to be the same day he turned 18.

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Deep Sea Diver Vows to Recover and Photograph Osama bin Laden

President Obama's recent announcement that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by US operatives in Pakistan prompted happy cheers and a giant, collaborative sigh of relief from citizens around the world. After five minutes of celebration, though, came demands for photographic or video proof that our nation's nemesis was actually dead.

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Tokyo Named World’s Most Expensive City

You may have to dig deep into your pockets to get to Tokyo.

 

You may have to dig even deeper to stay.

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Australia’s Metropolitan Cities Suffering From ‘Man Drought’

Finding your true love has always been a difficult feat, but female singles in Australia's busy metropolitan areas are facing an extreme case of the lonelies. The reason: a lack of eligible men.

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Barack and Michelle Obama Visit the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace [IMAGE]

President Barack Obama and wife Michelle, while visiting the UK on state business, plan to spend two nights at Buckingham Palace, thanks to their royal hosts. The Obamas were greeted in London on Tuesday by Queen Elizabeth II and newlyweds Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (better known stateside as Kate Middleton).

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Cuban Strives to Beat World Record With 268-Foot Cigar

Last month, Cuban native Jose Castelar set out to break his own record for the world's largest cigar.

Castelar began the project at the end of April and, with the help of assistants, finished the super-cigar on Tuesday.

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Bin Laden Paid Neighborhood Kids for Soccer Balls Lost Into His Compound [VIDEO]

As we try to unwrap the mystery of how the world's most wanted man was able to hide in an affluent Pakistani suburb - in a house located only 1,000 yards away from Pakistan's equivalent of West Point Military Academy, no less - the folks at NBC have offered up a bizarre detail of Osama bin Laden's domestic life.

Acording to reporter Tazeen Ahmed, when neighborhood kids would mistakenly kick soccer balls over the walls of bin Laden's compound, they would not be returned. Instead, someone would appear at the gate and offer the children money to buy a new soccer ball.

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