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China is taking its penchant for piracy to new levels.

A ring of underground workshops producing millions of counterfeit, brand-name condoms was busted by police in the Asian nation this week.

Fake Durex, Contex, Jissbon and other brand-name prophylactics were apparently being produced - up to 4.69 million of them, officials say.

Condom Ring

In a dimly lit room in southeast China's Fujian province, dozens of workers were on a production line, lubricating the condoms, when cops arrived.

The floor was piled high with the contraceptives, and according to police, and the stench of the cheap oil lubricants was described as nauseating.

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A bowler pulled a Plaxico Burress in Florida this week, shooting himself in the leg prior at the Jupiter Lanes Bowling Alley and scaring his fellow patrons half to death.

Bowler, florida

Officers confirm that the man's own gun discharged during his back swing with the ball.

A bullet struck this idiot in the leg and he was taken away in a stretcher once paramedics arrived.

The unnamed individual was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries and authorities will not be pressing any charges.

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The Facebook page of an Arizona bakery became a national story after the owners of Amy's Baking Company were featured on Gordon Ramsay's FOX show.

But the insane-seeming duo now says they had nothing to do with the EPIC rants that followed their Kitchen Nightmares appearance, which was ridiculed online.

Instead, they're playing the "hacking" card.

Amy's Baking Company

The couple’s behavior on the show was beyond bad - it was even too much for Ramsay, who walked out before renovations in the May 10 episode.

The Scottsdale, Ariz., establishment was accused of stealing tips from employees, selling desserts from elsewhere and being rude to customers.

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The Powerball jackpot ballooned big time in the run-up to this evening's drawing, with an estimated $360 million in play. Do you have the winning numbers?

We highly doubt it. But if you have a ticket, you never know!

Jack Pot

Officials expect jackpot totals of this size to continue to climb, thanks in part to a game redesign that increased the odds of winning some kind of prize.

This also lowered the possible number combinations to win the Powerball, however. In any case, the lotto craze is showing no signs of slowing.

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A man in China attempted to stick it to his car dealership this week... by smashing his very own car with a sledgehammer!

Evidently angry over poor service, the Maserati owner actually hired others to help him beat his vehicle to a pulp outside the Qingdao Auto Show.

Car Smashing

Sources say the man was displeased with the company behind Maserati distribution in the Qingdao area because it used second-hand parts to repair his sports car, failing to make all the fixes he asked for.

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Professional networking site LinkedIn has now updated its privacy policy and terms of use agreement to specifically ban prostitutes, escorts and adult services.

In related news ... those things hilariously used to be on LinkedIn.

HOES on Linkedin

According to the terms, users may not, "even if it is legal where you are located, create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution."

Prostitution is a "skill" for which you can be endorsed by other users.

However, that particular LinkedIn attribute also seems to apply to law firms, legal and advocacy groups, law enforcement and religious outreach groups.

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The Boston University College Republicans' news whites-only scholarship has sparked national attention, debate, and in some cases outrage.

The group's president admits his goal in establishing a $250 Caucasian Achievement and Recognition Scholarship was to kick the proverbial hornets' nest.

Mission accomplished, and then some.

Whites Only Debate

"To tell you the truth, we didn't see this coming," Joe Mroszczyk said. "The Drudge Report picked it up yesterday, and today I just finished a round of national interviews."

"It's kind of overwhelming."

Applicants for the group's award must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher; must write two essays; and must be at least one-quarter Caucasian.

The application offers an explanation: "We believe that racial preferences in all their forms are perhaps the worst form of bigotry confronting America today."

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If you're a regular THG visitor, you expect scandalous, very frequent and occasionally unclothed news regarding Kim Kardashian, Jenelle Evans, etc.

Bea Arthur nude? We're gonna guess not on your radar.

Bea Painting

Still, variety is the spice of life, and here we are discussing that very topic, thanks to artist John Currin, who painted this portrait of the star in 1991.

Then 69, Bea (1922-2009) didn't model for this portrait.

The New Yorker refers to it as part of a series by Currin featuring "acrid fantasy portraits of menopausal women." Gawker calls it "quite beautiful."

The work is up for auction today and is expected to go for between $1.8-2.5 million. Check out the full, voluptuous, NSFW painting after the jump:

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A Seattle native named Richard Swanson was killed yesterday morning in Lincoln City, Oregon, not long after he started on an epic trek:

The 42-year old graphic designer was trying to dribble a soccer ball from Washington to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup.

Man with ball
Law enforcement officials report that Swanson was struck around 10 a.m. by a pickup truck along U.S. Highway 101. He was declared dead at the hospital shortly afterward.

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Time's most recent cover story has really struck a nerve with "Millennials," or people born between 1980-2000, a group it labels "entitled narcissists."

The cover photo, fittingly, is a teenage girl snapping a selfie.

Time Millennials Cover

The accompanying story, written by Joel Stein, sums up Millennials as such: They’re narcissistic. They’re lazy. They’re coddled. They’re a bit delusional.

The National Institute of Health backs this up. Among people in their 20s, Narcissistic Personality Disorder is three times as high as in other adults.

However, despite being self-obsessed social-media addicts, these young adults are really the US' saviors - or at least have the potential to be.

Changing fast in a world undergoing rapid technological shifts, they’re surprisingly optimistic, confident, pragmatic and most of all, adaptable.

Despite its somewhat positive (or at least mixed) conclusion, the story is receiving backlash for its overt, sweeping generalizations of 80 million people.

Some critics suggest that the baby boomer generation may be the real narcissists who instilled these values (or lack thereof) that they now condemn.

What do you think: Kids these days ...

 

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