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You Can Now Buy a Personal Flame-Thrower – and It Will Only Cost You $1,600 (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/01/2015 03:00PM

When John Lennon sang that "happiness is a warm gun," he was critiquing American society's fixation with firearms, or something. But taking that statement at face value, could not a gun that itself literally shoots warmth provide an exponential amount of happiness?

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Former Boxer Survives Shark Attack by Punching Great White Repeatedly

Former Boxer Survives Shark Attack by Punching Great White Repeatedly

Originally posted 07/31/2015 04:45PM

Tough guys the world over have a new idol: 52-year-old Craig Ison, a former champion boxer from Australia, who was attacked by a great white shark Friday morning at Evans Head, and simply punched the animal repeatedly until it backed off.

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James Taylor Performs 'Shed a Little Light' with Charleston Choir in South Carolina (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/31/2015 04:45PM

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Last night in Columbia SC, James was joined onstage by Charleston choir Lowcountry Voices. Together, they sang “Shed a Little Light” in memory of the victims of the Charleston shooting and their families. The entire audience stood in support. #CharlestonStrong(Video: Pull:Brand Stories)Posted by James Taylor on Thursday, July 30, 2015 James Taylor was in Columbia, South Carolina Thursday night, performing at the Colonial Life Arena. And while he wasn't in Charleston, Taylor didn't miss an opportunity to dedicate a song to the victims of June's church shooting. He had some help, too, enlisting Charleston choir Lowcountry Voices.

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Boss Gives 100+ Employees Over $200,000 Each After Selling the Company

Boss Gives 100+ Employees Over $200,000 Each After Selling the Company

Originally posted 07/31/2015 11:45AM

Nevzat Aydin started Yemeksepeti, a Turkish food delivery company, with only three other people 15 years ago. Fast-forward to today, when the 114-person company was sold to a German-based company for a staggering $589 million.

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Athletes in 2016 Olympics  in Rio to Be Swimming, Boating in 'Basically Raw Sewage,' Study Finds

Athletes in 2016 Olympics in Rio to Be Swimming, Boating in 'Basically Raw Sewage,' Study Finds

Originally posted 07/30/2015 05:00PM

What's your favorite event at the Summer Olympics? The Unidentifiable Pile of Refuse Jump? The Dead Rat Dodge? How about the 100-Yard Dash to the Shower Because You've Been Swimming in Garbage?

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Chechen Women Fleece ISIS Out of Over $3,000 on Social Media

Chechen Women Fleece ISIS Out of Over $3,000 on Social Media

Originally posted 07/30/2015 11:00AM

In a very novel form of counterterrorism, three young Chechen women are facing charges for scamming ISIS fighters out of thousands of dollars on social media.

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60% of People Have Fallen Asleep Holding Their Phone, Motorola Reports

60% of People Have Fallen Asleep Holding Their Phone, Motorola Reports

Originally posted 07/30/2015 09:00AM

Look at your hand. Is there a phone there? Did it leap into your grasp, unbidden? Is it impossible for you to distinguish its warmth from that of your palm?

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Here's What You Need to Know About Illusionist Vine Star Zach King

Originally posted 07/29/2015 05:30PM

He can make traffic disappear, turn laundry into a kitten, and make emojis come to life. Known as the Final Cut King, Zach King is a bona fide Vine star. While other popular Vine users post six-second pranks, mash-ups or jokes, King's Vines are also comedic, but they stand out from the crowd with his astonishing illusions that use major motion-picture-quality special effects.

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Drug Companies Look to 'Real-Life' Superheroes' DNA for Solutions

Drug Companies Look to 'Real-Life' Superheroes' DNA for Medical Advancements and Solutions

Originally posted 07/29/2015 04:35PM

Steven Pete has a rare genetic disorder that doesn't allow him to feel pain. He inherited two different mutations, one from each parent, that combined to form his condition.

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Man Halts Police Standoff to Play Banjo, Shirtless (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/29/2015 03:30PM

KPTV - FOX 12 A Vancouver, Washington, man was involved in a police standoff Sunday that featured an interlude in which the man strapped on a banjo and played a few notes for police before being subdued, Oregon Fox affiliate KPTV reports.

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