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  1. Weird

    FBI Busts Indiana Archaeologist With Thousands of Artifacts

    The FBI has seized thousands of archaeological artifacts from 91-year-old amateur archaeologist Don Miller. It's unclear if Miller actually broke any laws with his collection, but the FBI plans to return at least some of the items to their country of origin. That could take a while considering the size and range of the collection.

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  2. Weird

    Thirty Wolves Suddenly Howling in Unison’s Haunting and Eerie

    The children of the night. What music they make! Except that these children of the night are impatient pooches who don't wait for the night at all. So at some point during your day, you really could do worse than listen to a chorus of wolves sing in eerie unison. In this case, all 30 at the Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue in Indiana channel the beast within.

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  3. Tech

    Appeals Court Overturns Indiana Law Banning Sex Offenders From Facebook

    In the kind of ruling that reminds us all to double check our privacy settings, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a 2008 Indiana law that made it illegal for registered sex offenders to use Facebook and other social media sites. The court released a 20-page decision explaining the ruling. That seems like the right number of pages to explain something like this.

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  4. Weird

    Man Sells His Amputated Thumb to Fundraise to Save Haunted Train Museum

    John Baker runs Baker's Junction Railroad Museum in Smithville, Indiana. The museum, which features a haunted house that takes place in old train cars, actually sounds pretty awesome, but apparently, Baker is in need of money to fix the place up. That being the case, he's doing what any sane person would do: He's selling his thumb. Relax, it got severed before he decided to sell it.

    Baker says he'd been holding a saw above his head when his bad leg (this guy has it rough) gave out and his thumb was severed in the fall. Thinking quickly, he threw the thumb into a glass of ice and caught a ride to the nearest hospital, 60 miles away. As it turns out, the thumb was too mangled to be reattached, so Baker had it mummified, set in clear plastic, and put on a keychain. He hopes to sell the thumb for enough to pay for the museum's new metal roof. Where he'll find a buyer willing to pay top dollar, I can't imagine.

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  5. Weird

    Calvin and Hobbes Snowmen IRL

    Calvin and Hobbes' snowmen are unrivaled in creative brutality, which is why they served as inspiration for a group of Indiana Tech students who playfully impaled them on the school's Ellifritt Structure. (via TDW)

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