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Man Jailed for Mailing Tarantulas
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Man Jailed for Mailing Tarantulas

Snail mail isn't for everyone. According to The Los Angeles Times, a German man has been sentenced to six months in prison after he pleaded guilty to shipping nearly 250 tarantulas by mail to the United States.

A federal prosecutor said 37-year-old Sven Koppler, who must also pay a $4,000 fine, is one of the "largest illegal importers of tarantulas."

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Government Sends Foul-Mouthed Letter To Company
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Government Sends Foul-Mouthed Letter To Company

If you thought grape juice was the biggest challenge for those in the carpet cleaning business, you'd be wrong. It turns out getting people to know your name is the real dilemma.

According to WSB, the Georgia Department of Labor has launched an investigation after one its employees sent a piece of mail to a suburban Atlanta cleaning company called Rug Suckers last month with a rather foul word we can't mention here in place of "suckers" that just so happens to rhyme with it. Yeah, you know the one.

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Facebook-Obsessed Couple Names Their Baby ‘Like’
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Facebook-Obsessed Couple Names Their Baby ‘Like’

An Israeli couple recently named their newborn daughter "Like," as in, the button you press when you enjoy a post on the popular social media site Facebook.

This is how the girl's father, Lior Adler, explained the name

Online ‘Planking’ Craze Leads to Man’s Death
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Online ‘Planking’ Craze Leads to Man’s Death

The Internet photo sensation called "planking," which can be best described as extreme lying down, led to a 20-year-old Australian man plunging to his death while partaking in the fad this weekend, police said.

Queensland police said the man fell several stories from a Brisbane high-rise early Sunday morning while engaging in the activity, in which the planker lies flat on their stomach in various environments while onlookers capture photos. Those photos are then uploaded to various social media sites.

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Naked Man Throws Tennis Balls at Passing Cars
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Naked Man Throws Tennis Balls at Passing Cars

A naked man and some tennis balls sure caused a lot of racket in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday.

According to stuff.co.nz, police arrested the unidentified man for walking around in his birthday suit while tossing tennis balls at cars as they zipped by.

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African Man Marries 107 Women
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African Man Marries 107 Women

Bello Maasaba is what you might call a ladies' man.

Maasaba is an Islamic faith healer in Niger who has married 107 women and fathered a whopping 185 children. Polygamy is common in the African country, but Maasaba's tally is high even by that nation’s standards.

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Man Tries to Smuggle Baby Animals Past Airport Security
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Man Tries to Smuggle Baby Animals Past Airport Security

In a bizarre twist, a first-class passenger was arrested this week after he was caught trying to smuggle two panthers, an Asiatic black bear, one macaque monkey and one marmoset in his luggage.

According to the Guardian, the suspect, Noor Mahmoodr, was charged with "possessing endangered wildlife and smuggling endangered wildlife." The animals were reportedly drugged at the time, and received immediate veterinary care after Mahmoodr was caught.

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Will Smith Forced to Move Giant-Sized Trailer
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Will Smith Forced to Move Giant-Sized Trailer

Though he's beloved by millions of moviegoers, Will Smith ticked off a number of Manhattan residents this week by parking his 1,150-square-foot, double-decker trailer right on the street.

According to the NY Post, SoHo residents and business owners

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High School Senior Banned From Prom After Romantic Gesture
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High School Senior Banned From Prom After Romantic Gesture [VIDEO]

High school senior James Tate decided to go big when he asked friend Sonali Rodrigues to the prom last Friday.

So, in the middle of the night, he taped large cardboard letters spelling out "Sonali Rodrigues, Will you go to prom with me? HMU - Tate" on an exterior wall of Shelton High School in Connecticut. (HMU stand for "Hit Me Up.")

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Mom Gives 8-Year-Old Daughter Botox Injections
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Mom Gives 8-Year-Old Daughter Botox Injections [VIDEO]

Kerry Campbell took herself out of the race for Mother of the Year Thursday when she revealed to 'Good Morning America' that she gives her 8-year-old pageant queen daughter Botox injections.

Campbell, a part-time aesthetician, told 'GMA's' Lara Spencer that she does the injections herself, and claims the reason she started giving them was due to pressure from other pageant moms.

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‘Grrl,’ ‘Thang,’ ‘Facebook’ Added to Scrabble Dictionary
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‘Grrl,’ ‘Thang,’ ‘Facebook’ Added to Scrabble Dictionary

Are you desperately searching for that perfect triple-word score? Well, Scrabble is here to help.

The Scotsman is reporting that Scrabble has added everything from slang to social media to the Collins Official Scrabble Words book.

Yep, that means you can now play such words as "grrl," "thang," "innit," "Facebook" and "MySpace." (We're totally blaming AT&T for this one.)

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Man Found Living On Top of Waffle House
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Man Found Living On Top of Waffle House

An air conditioner repairman made a startling discovery while doing work at a Waffle House in Atlanta, Georgia.

According to reports, he found a man living on the roof of the Gordon Highway location. Authorities were quickly notified, and police and firemen were called in to bring him down.

It's unclear

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