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  1. Weird

    Sriracha Shortage Looms Again as Town Council Gives Factory an Ultimatum

    Devotees of Sriracha are once again feeling the burn as the dispute between the city of Irwindale and hot-sauce maker Huy Yong Foods continues to heat up. The company received a "chili" ultimatum from the California town last night: stop stinking up our city, or we'll stop you ourselves.

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  2. Weird

    Berlin’s Abandoned Amusement Park Now Available On E-Bay

    If you and your family of ghosts are looking for some new real estate to haunt, Spreepark--an abandoned amusement park in Berlin-- is now available on EBay for a mere 1.62 million Euros. That's over 223 million US dollars, and like, a billion boos in Ghost currency.

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  3. Entertainment

    You Can Now Buy “The Force” on Ebay

    From the people who brought you figures of Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen's charred remains comes a brand new custom action figure done up in the style of the old Kenner Star Wars toys — "the Force!" No collection in the universe is complete without it!

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  4. Weird

    Dream Come True: Own Your Own AT-ST (For Only 16k!)

    Admit it: your life is lacking something. Your backyard is just a little too empty. The lobby of your office building is just so bare. We both know what you need in your life: an almost-scale replica of an AT-ST that you can stand behind and yell "pew! pew!" at unsuspecting passers-by. Well if you've got £9,800 sitting around, today is your lucky day.

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  5. Entertainment

    Robert Heinlein’s Bed Is Being Auctioned Off, Not Sure Why You’d Want That

    The Heinlein Society doesn't know what to do with celebrated sci-fi novelist Robert A. Heinlein's old bed -- every museum they've offered it to has refused to take it. So they've decided instead to auction the thing, which was designed by Heinlein himself for he and his wife Ginny, off on eBay. I mean, hey: do what you gotta, right?

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  6. Gaming

    Rare Pikachu Illustrator Card Up For Auction on Ebay, Bidding Starts at $100,000

    I think every nerd my age had that sad day in their childhood when they realized the Pokémon cards they'd been collecting weren't really going to be worth anything in the future. Scott Pratte presumably does not have this same problem, because he's got an unbelievably rare illustrator card from Japan -- and now he's asking for $100 grand on eBay.

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  7. Tech

    PayPal Computer Error Briefly Credits Man With $92 Quadrillion Fortune

    Chris Reynolds is your average small-town Pennsylvania resident who uses PayPal to buy and sell vintage car parts on eBay. While a fun hobby, he never expected it to make him successful beyond his wildest dreams or anything -- so you can imagine his surprise when he received his monthly statement in the mail and found that PayPal had mistakenly credited him with approximately $92 quadrillion. Geez oh man, think all of the overpriced hair twigs you could buy on Etsy with that kind of money! Like, at least eight or nine very fancy, very overpriced twigs.

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  8. Weird

    Guess How Much That Guinea Pig Armor’s Going for Now

    There's six hours left to place your bid on this astounding guinea pig armor -- guess how much you'd have to spend to make your pig's dream of chivalrous destiny a reality? Hint: You could probably also buy a person-sized jet ski with the same amount of money.

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  9. Weird

    Protect Your Guinea Pig With This Set of Scale Armor

    Crime. Terrorism. Nuclear war. Cats. There are a lot of things to be scared of in today's world, especially if you're a guinea pig. If you're a pet owner who wants to keep their guinea pig about as safe as any guinea pig has ever been, you might want to consider a set of guinea pig scale mail armor, available right now for purchase on eBay. Redwall historical recreationists may want to take note and start polishing their tiny halberds.

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  10. Weird

    New York City Puts Morgue Refrigerator Up For Sale On eBay

    Looking for a way to keep things nice and frosty this summer? Whether it's beer or bodies you're trying to keep cool, the city of New York may be able to help you out. Just visit eBay to place your bid on a morgue refrigerator put up for sale by the city's Office of General Services. According to the listing, this steel refrigerator, hailing from the Manhattan Psychiatric Center, is used, but in good condition (which we assume means no longer full of dead bodies) and has space to hold up to four cadavers or an as yet determined quantity of cold cuts and six packs.

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  11. Gaming

    Own a Piece of Rapture: Rare BioShock Audio Diary For Sale

    With the release of BioShock: Infinite, and the game's impressive reviews, there's never been a better time to rustle up odds and ends from the franchise. Case in point: A ridiculously rare functional BioShock audio diary is currently up for grabs. The eBay auction is slated to close on March 31st, though, so collectors don't have long to bid.

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  12. Tech

    Can’t Wait for Google Glass? Don’t. Build Your Own

    Google Glass, and projects like it, promise to be an exciting new future for how humans interact with technology. The problem, of course, is that the future these wearable computers promise isn't here yet, or is it? Tired of waiting, artificial intelligence researcher Rod Furlan built his own prototype of Google Glass out of components already available. The best part? He outlined his process, so now we can all give it a try.

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  13. Weird

    80-Year-Old Woman Who Ruined That Jesus Fresco Just Sold a Painting on eBay

    Back in August the Internet exploded with pictures of an attempt at restoring a Spanish fresco that depicted Jesus called Ecce Homo or Behold the Man. The attempted restoration was done by an 80-year-old woman named Celia Gimenez. She is now widely considered to be the worst, but it hasn't stopped her from painting, and now Celia Gimenez just sold a painting on eBay for $1,421. What are the chances she's really Banksy?

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  14. Tech

    DIY Backscatter X-Ray Machine Keeps Your Garage Safe From Nail Files

    There's good news for those of you who just can't get enough of airport security this holiday season -- now, you can build your own backscatter X-ray machine, just like the one that ensures you're not bringing anything unsafe like nail clippers or a lighter onto the airplane. It's a little more cumbersome than a pair of X-ray specs, but as the video demonstrates, it's a pretty effective tool for seeing through things. Considering it was built entirely with parts purchased off of eBay, it's a pretty serious feat of DIY engineering, and we doff our caps to inventor Ben Krasnow, who will no doubt be scanning friends and family as they come through the door for his holiday party. Anything to avoid the Christmas pat down, right?

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  15. Tech

    eBay Reveals New Logo, Attempts to Explain Why It’s Not Boring

    The announcement of new corporate logos are often a dull affair. It's often meant to signal some kind of shift in business strategy, but more often than not it feels like a self-masturbatory maneuver. Yes, we see that you've grown, and it's great that you're doing well, but using a new font doesn't actually mean your company intends to go about things any differently than they have. This is the kind of environment that eBay's announcement that they have a new logo exists within. So, huzzah for them.

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