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  1. Weird

    A Town in Spain Hired a Poo Detective, Sorry Space Lawyers, There’s a New Most Entertaining Job

    We've all, at one time or another, stepped in a pile of someone else's pet poop and thought, "Man, if only I could find the person responsible for this and make them pay." Well, a town in Spain finally made that a reality by hiring a poo detective to seek out and find these dastardly poo-petrators.

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  2. Weird

    Woman Jailed for Not Returning Jennifer Lopez Monster in Law Video

    Remember physical video rentals? Kayla Michelle Finley will probably never forget. She was arrested and jailed for not returning a copy of the Jennifer Lopez epic Monster in Law.

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  3. Science

    Science Finally Able To Tell The Genetic Difference Between Identical Twins

    It's such a great conceit for a crime show: guy commits murder; guy denies it; turns out it was guy's identical twin all along; everyone is happy (except murdered dude). Sadly, procedurals are going to have to get some new plotlines, because scientists at Eurofins have finally discovered a way to tell identical twins apart genetically.

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  4. Weird

    Nissan Leaf Owner Arrested for “Stealing” Five Cents Worth of Electricity

    Stealing is bad, mmkay? That's a lesson the Chamblee, Georgia police are trying to teach Kaveh Kamooneh, who plugged his electric car into an outlet at his son's school while he was waiting for the boy to be finished with tennis practice. The sum total of his crimes? About five cents. Must have been a slow day in Georgia.

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  5. Weird

    This Kid Lived Leo DiCaprio’s Life From Catch Me If You Can

    Did you watch the Leonardo DiCaprio film Catch Me If You Can, and think, "Gee, that's a great idea. I think I'm going to try that, because Leo makes fraud seem fun!" Well apparently one Scottish kid thought exactly that, and started living the high life, con-artist style.

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  6. Weird

    Man Convicted For Burglary Attempt Is Sentenced To Singledom For Three Years

    If you ever get dragged into a plot to commit robbery, you don't just have to worry about possible jail time, legal fees, or probation if you get caught -- you'll also have to worry that you're not going to be allowed to date anyone anymore. That's apparently a thing a judge can demand of you now.

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  7. Weird

    Oompa Loompas Plead Guilty in Street Fight, This Really Happened

    We always knew the Oompa Loompas had a mean streak in them, so we're not surprised to hear that two Oompa Loompas have been charged for their part in a brawl outside a nightclub. We were surprised to find out that it was actually just two guys dressed as Oompa Loompas, and not real Oompa Loompas, because Oompa Loompas aren't real.

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  8. Weird

    Student in Spider-Man Costume Tazed and Arrested for Robbery

    21-year-old University of Pitttsburgh student Jonathan Hewson was arrested on robbery charges while wearing a full Spider-Man costume. A clerk at the Atwood Express called police after tazing Hewson, who was then found about a block away. Don't worry: There's video.

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  9. Weird

    Man Locks Verizon Worker in His Underground Vault For Parking On His Grass

    A 71-year-old storage facility owner in Westborough, Massachusetts, took the whole "get off my lawn" thing too far when he trapped a Verizon worker in an underground vault for parking on his grass. He was probably either mentally unstable or an overzealous AT&T customer. I'm going to guess it was probably the former.

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  10. Weird

    10,000 Live Turtles Found Packed in Luggage at Indian Airport

    Two passengers have been detained at an airport near Kolkata, India on charges of smuggling wildlife. The evidence against them? A staggering total of 10,043 baby sea turtles found stashed in their luggage. Now, I'm not exactly well versed in India's legal system, but I do have to assume "possession of 10,000 turtles" is fairly ironbound evidence of wildlife smuggling no matter where in the world you go.

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  11. Weird

    Oh No! Stolen Picasso and Other Paintings Potentially Burned to Ash

    Theft in the real world isn't all Thomas Crowne and Daniel Ocean. It actually tends to be kind of terrible. For instance, one of the Netherlands' biggest art thefts in recent history might have come to a close with a painting each by Picasso, Matisse, Gauguin, de Haan, and Freud -- as well as two Monets -- burned to ash.

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  12. Weird

    Dog Gives Away Burglary Suspect’s Hiding Place

    Ever wondered why you hear a lot of talk about "cat burglars," but never so much as a peep about "dog burglars"? Well, it's because dogs make terrible burglars, as a San Antonio man learned when he brought his chihuahua along on a break-in earlier this week. After making a daring escape and hiding in the bushes, the growling of the dog gave away Gerardo Daniel Reyna's position to police, leading to his arrest. This is why, traditionally, dogs stay on the "security" end of crime. It plays to their strengths.

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  13. Weird

    The Farting Policeman: Officer’s Flatulence Helps Bust Pot Grow-Op

    Today in Top Notch Police Work news, police in Britain sniffed out an outdoor marijuana farm and brought the operation to a halt -- and it was all thanks to the rank farts of one of their colleagues.

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  14. Weird

    British Burglar Gives Police The Runaround, Expands House Arrest Area To Whole Block

    While being fitted for an ankle monitor -- the must-have spring accessory for any fashion forward petty criminal -- a 16-year-old burglar in the United Kingdom had a brainstorm, taking off for a brisk run around his block before returning. The young convict wasn't trying to escape his captors, though -- just irk them. By taking a dash around the neighborhood while his ankle monitor was being set, the hoodlum expanded the range of his own captivity.

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  15. Tech

    Police Released Images of Marathon Bombers To Take Hold Of Investigation From Online Detectives

    Social media did some things right during the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. They also got plenty wrong, misidentifying suspects and throwing around the names of people who ended up having nothing to do with the bombing as suspects. No doubt well-meaning detectives on Reddit and 4chan misidentified the suspects so convincingly, though, that some traditional media outlets -- most notably The New York Post -- ran with the story. One of the consequences of this amateur detective work was that once they were sure that the Tsarnaev brothers were the men they were looking for, police released the photos in an effort to prevent further misidentifications and confusion.

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