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I always try to believe three impossible things a day

Next time that you listen to your iPod, or other similar device, remember the words of a scientist from the French Academy of Sciences who, after listening to a recording made by Thomas Edison, stated: “… clearly that is a case of ventriloquism”. So you aren’t really hearing the iPod, it’s only a teeny ventriloquist hiding in there. The French Academy of Sciences said so.

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Yipe! I’m outta here!

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Discretion is the better part of valor. 

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Boy! Did she have a wrong number!

KMBC

A [Sedalia, Missouri] woman was arrested after police said she dialed a wrong number and told a police detective that she wanted to buy drugs.

Detective Phil Stewart said he was sleeping last Thursday morning when he got a call on his cell phone from Tammy Banks, 41, of Sedalia. The call was a wrong number, but Stewart was suspicious, so he said her friend wasn’t around and then asked the caller what she needed.

“That’s when she told me she wanted half a gram of meth,” Stewart told KMBC’s Marcus Moore. Stewart, who has been a drug enforcement officer for six years and has executed about 250 warrants, agreed to help “I just said, ‘Sure, I can do that for you,'” Stewart said.

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She’s being held on a $5000 bond.

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That’s one big toad!

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A giant cane toad the size of a small dog has been captured in northern Australia…nicknamed Toadzilla … [it ] is the biggest cane toad ever found in Australia’s Northern territory.

Environmentalists have been trying to stop the spread of the poisonous creatures across the country’s tropics. The toads were introduced from Hawaii in the 1930s in a failed attempt to control native cane beetles.

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Some estimates put their numbers as high as 200 million. 

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Dragon ‘to rival Great Wall of China’ — not even close

Ananova

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[ The ] Chinese people have condemned a project to build a 13-mile long dragon along a mountain ridge outside a city. Developers say the project will rival the Great Wall of China and revive tourism to historic Xinzheng city, Henan province.

But, in a survey of 50,000 people, 92% strongly opposed the project for “abusing the environment and wasting money”.

More than 800 metres of the dragon, made of steel and cement, have already been completed, reports Henan Business News.

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