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Lion Killer Walter Palmer Slammed on Social Media, Shuts Down Dental Office

Lion Killer Walter Palmer Slammed on Social Media, Shuts Down Dental Office

Originally posted 07/29/2015 03:30PM

Dr. Walter Palmer's Bloomington, Minnesota, dental office abruptly closed on Tuesday, after news broke that Palmer was the hunter responsible for killing Cecil, a famed and protected Zimbabwe lion, and has remained shut down, reports The Star Tribune.

The locked front doors of River Bluff Dental have become a stuffed animal shrine to the murdered 13-year-old lion, who was part of an Oxford University study. Plush big cats are set amongst signs calling Palmer a "killer" and "coward."

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'Happy Birthday' Song May Finally Lapse into the Public Domain

'Happy Birthday' Song May Finally Lapse into the Public Domain

Originally posted 07/29/2015 10:30AM

The copyright saga around "Happy Birthday" has been a long one. Though the song is one of the world's most famous, and many people assume it's in the public domain, the copyright for it is held by Warner/Chappell Music, who purchased the rights to the song in 1988 from the Summy Company.

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Grumpy Cat Has Another Competitor: Meet Earl the Grumpy Puppy

Grumpy Cat Has Another Competitor: Meet Earl the Grumpy Puppy

Originally posted 07/28/2015 04:30PM

Other kitties have tried to challenge Grumpy Cat's reign over the Internet throne of viral displeasure, but this may be the first true dog competition.

Earl is a puggle, a beagle and pug mix, sporting a permanently frowny face. According to Yahoo! U.K., Derek Bloomfield, the owner of the 5-month-old puppy, recently posted photos of Earl's pouting mug online, and the ravenous animal lovers of the Web went wild.

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Utah Boy Who Reads Junk Mail Receives Thousands of Books Thanks to Mailman's Facebook Plea

Utah Boy Who Reads Junk Mail Receives Thousands of Books Thanks to Mailman's Facebook Plea

Originally posted 07/28/2015 03:15PM

Postal carrier Ron Lynch was delivering mail to an apartment complex in Sandy, Utah, when he saw 12-year-old Matthew Flores searching through a junk mail bin for something to read.

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Mysterious Pink Pigeons Popping Up Around Britain

Originally posted 07/28/2015 01:40PM



Words hurt humans and pigeons alike. After years of being called rats with wings, a few pigeons have decided it is time for a shocking change.

According to Mashable, these city birds have been popping up around Britain, startling citizens and taking over Twitter.

The Manchester Evening News was the first sharp-eyed paper to spot one of the unusual cooers, posting a photo of one of the white and magenta birds outside a Stockport church.

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300-Year-Old Sunken Treasure Trove in Florida Worth over $1 Millon

300-Year-Old Sunken Treasure Trove in Florida Worth over $1 Millon

Originally posted 07/28/2015 12:50PM

Remember when you wanted to be a treasure hunter when you grew up? And everyone – from teachers to parents to literally anyone else you explained this dream to – said it wasn't a real job?

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Curious Taste Testers Unknowingly Chow Down on Dog Food (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/28/2015 12:10PM

Can kibble be a palate pleaser? That is what Freshpet is trying to find out.

The pet food company recently treated a group of curious eaters to a bountiful plate of burgers, tacos and spaghetti with meatballs. All the chow looks appetizing, but lurking beneath is a secret ingredient: dog food.

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School's Haka Dance for Deceased Teacher Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/28/2015 12:00PM

Unless you're a rugby fan or familiar with New Zealand's culture beyond the fact that The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed there, you might not have had an opportunity to see a traditional Maori war dance, or haka, all that often. While New Zealand's rugby team, the All Blacks, perform a haka before every game, rugby doesn't exactly have, say, Bachelorette levels of exposure in the U.S.

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Peruvian Government Reaching Out to Isolated Amazon Tribe

Peruvian Government Reaching Out to Isolated Amazon Tribe

Originally posted 07/28/2015 10:15AM

The Mascho Piro, also known as the Mashco-Piro, are an isolated tribe who live in remote regions of the Amazon rainforest in Peru. Around the turn of the millennium, there were an estimated 100 to 250 Mascho Piro living in Manú National Park, according to the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs. Now, the Peruvian government has decided it's time to say hello.

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