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Genies have been blamed for a recent spate of possessions and fits in Saudi Arabian schools. Continue reading →
A new California law requires that warnings accompany new cell phone sales. But is it needed?
The giant squid's imposing size and fearsome appearance has long cast them as predatory monsters in human imaginations and fictional depictions.
A photo of a 'Roswell alien' turns out to be much less mysterious.
Photos of a supposed alien body recovered from the 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, N.M., are going viral. Continue reading →
The controversy over a Bud Light label slogan assures that the beer brand will be remembered.
Wellness guru Belle Gibson claimed her special diet and holistic treatments cured her cancer, but she never had cancer. Continue reading →
A baby in India born with a conjoined twin is being worshipped as the reincarnation of a god.
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