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Skinny Puppy bills the US Defense Department for Guantanamo Bay torture music royalties
Skinny Puppy bills the US Defense Department for Guantanamo Bay torture music royalties

A Guantanamo Bay guard reports that songs by Skinny Puppy and others were used in psychological warfare against their inmates, and Skinny Puppy is not pleased. They didn’t give permission for their music to be used for torture, and they’ve sent the Defense department a rather sizable bill.


VIDEO Researchers develop successful peanut allergy treatment, study finds
VIDEO Researchers develop successful peanut allergy treatment, study finds

Researchers from Cambridge University Hospital in the UK have reportedly had a breakthrough in their attempts to find a treatment for peanut allergies! According to a study published Thursday, the researchers have developed an six-month oral immunotherapy treatment that “resulted in a majority of youngsters allergic to peanuts being able to eat them without showing ill effects.” Keep reading for more details on the result of the study!


MUG SHOTS Babysitter tattoos kids, mom’s boyfriend tries to burn them off with hot razor blade
MUG SHOTS Babysitter tattoos kids, mom’s boyfriend tries to burn them off with hot razor blade

Three people have been arrested in Virginia in a story that could best be described by the movie title Dumb and Dumber. Campbell County sheriff’s Maj. L.T. Guthrie says two girls under the age of 13 were in the care of 20-year-old family friend Alexander Edwards (mug shot photo above) when he decided to give both girls tattoos with a home tattoo kit. Afterward, the children’s mom and boyfriend were arrested after he attempted to remove the tattoos with a scorching hot razor blade.


Plane crash survivor Ferdinand Puentes takes incredible selfie
Plane crash survivor Ferdinand Puentes takes incredible selfie

Check out what many are calling “the most intense selfie ever” as plane crash survivor Ferdinand Puentes snapped a pic following his harrowing experience as he lay floating in the Pacific waiting for rescue. Before the photo that’s going viral, he also shot brief video footage of the crash as it happened – which we’ve included.


PHOTOS Target uses thin pregnant model for “plus-size” dress
PHOTOS Target uses thin pregnant model for “plus-size” dress

Perhaps it’s just a coincidence, but it has been approximately nine months since Target came under fire for labeling “heather gray” dresses as “manatee gray” for their plus-size versions, and now the retailer is once again in a plus-size heap of trouble after it was discovered they used an otherwise svelte pregnant woman to model their plus-size version of a Merona maxi dress.


DUI arrestee calls drunk friend who gets a DUI who calls drunk friend who gets a DUI
DUI arrestee calls drunk friend who gets a DUI who calls drunk friend who gets a DUI

In shaking-my-damn-head-worthy scary-as-hell news, 34-year-old Carmen Reategui of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey called a friend to come pick her up after she was arrested for driving under the influence and her friend showed up drunk and was also arrested for DUI. They called a third friend and (yep!) he also showed up drunk and was also charged with DUI. They called a third friend and (yep!) he also showed up drunk and was also charged with DUI.


VIDEO Habitual DUI offender coma prank goes viral
VIDEO Habitual DUI offender coma prank goes viral

So how do you teach a friend convicted of five DUIs to change his ways? Easy. The next time he (or she) passes out drunk, set up a fake hospital room complete with hospital bed and equipment and have people in nurse and doctor uniforms there when he wakes up to reveal he’s been in a coma for ten years after a drunk driving accident.


PHOTOS Man in Duck Dynasty beard and bandana disguise robs bank in Florida
PHOTOS Man in Duck Dynasty beard and bandana disguise robs bank in Florida

It seems the Duck Dynasty boys may have a black sheep sibling named Bank, as in Bank Robertson! Police in Ocoee, Florida are looking for a man who donned a beard and bandana inspired by the show to hold up a Fifth Third Bank on Friday afternoon. Keep reading to see photos of “Jase James” in action from security camera stills released by police.


Social Services takes child from woman’s womb via forced caesarean, starts adoption process against mother’s wishes
Social Services takes child from woman’s womb via forced caesarean, starts adoption process against mother’s wishes

In a story that is making headlines around the globe it has been revealed that a pregnant Italian woman who was in Great Britain for a two-week work training program was sedated against her will at the behest of Social Services and her baby was removed via caesarean due to concerns about her mental health after she suffered a panic attack. A judge later ruled that the child, now 15 months old, be placed for adoption, despite the mother having no further episodes and seemingly getting her life on track. She is now desperately trying to stop the adoption process.


Offshore worker returns home to find wife, meth lab and another man
Offshore worker returns home to find wife, meth lab and another man

Welcome to Breaking Up Bad — a real-life, cajun-flavored take on AMC’s critically acclaimed series in which offshore worker Grant Williams returns to his home outside of New Orleans to find his estranged wife and an unknown man (standing in the shower) with drugs and the components of a meth lab.


 

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