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A woman was apparently so smitten with texting her boyfriend that she fell straight into a frozen canal in the UK, which suffice it to say is pretty hilarious.

It all went down in Birmingham, England, when Capital FM Radio personality Laura Safe was texting her boyfriend en route to a shopping center.

She was so engrossed in the text message that she didn't notice she was heading straight for an icy cold canal a few feet from the base of a stairway.

The rest, as they say, is viral history:

Fortunately, area businessman Neil Edginton was able to rescue Safe.

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Andre Barbosa is living the dream. The 23-year-old has been crashing at a vacant mansion in Boca Raton, Fla., for free - and it's all legal. Say what now?

Using an obscure Florida real estate law to stake his claim on the foreclosed waterside property, Barbosa is legit squatting. The police can't move him.

No one saw him breaking into the house, so it's a civil matter. Representatives for the real owner, Bank of America, are "following a legal process."

Not surprisingly, the situation is driving his neighbors crazy.

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President Barack Obama made history on Monday when he spoke about the Stonewall uprising and the gay rights struggle during his inaugural speech.

Many in the LGBT community were thrilled, but an 11-year-old girl named Sadie wondered why Obama didn't directly address transgender people, too.

As a result, she spelled out her own vision for America:

Sadie's Letter

"Sadie was so proud of President Obama for including the gay community; however, she felt like the trans community wasn't included," said Sage, Sadie's mother.

"That inspired her to write her own 'speech.'"

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You don't typically associate Legos with racism, but the company has come under fire over its “Jabba’s Palace” Star Wars that some say is offensive.

The Lego racism claims come from the Turkish Cultural Community (TCC) of Austria, which railed against the company for a set it feels is offensive.

Lego Racism?

The group says Jabba's Palace is rife with negative and one-dimensional stereotypes, and the TCC outlined the reasons in a statement on their website:

“The terrorist Jabba the Hutt likes to smoke a hookah and have his victims killed."

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It took years to find and convict Ingmar Guandique, the apparent killer of Chandra Levy. But now his conviction could be thrown out, according to reports.

Chandra Levy Photo

Prosecutors now say that Guandique was convicted of Levy's 2001 disappearance and murder with the help of a witness whose credibility is now in doubt.

Citing safety concerns raised, the judge issued a gag order.

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano issued a scary warning to the county yesterday:

We need to take precautions against a severe cyber attack, one that could take place at any moment and cripple our online infrastructure.

Napolitano Pic

"We shouldn't wait until there is a 9/11 in the cyber world," Napolitano said in Washington D.C. "There are things we can and should be doing right now that, if not prevent, would mitigate the extent of damage."

Such as?

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A Nevada woman attacked by a man she met on Match.com is suing the website for failing to alert her of the dangers that come with an online match.

Mary Kay Beckman, 50, met Wade Ridley on the site in 2010 but when she ended their courtship after eight days, Ridley stabbed her 10 times.

She filed a lawsuit against the site Friday, seeking $10 million in damages, alleging that it does not do enough to keep violent offenders off the website.

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The Internet loves it some cats. One New Zealand man, not so much.

Businessman Gareth Morgan is putting out a nationwide call to ban cats, his reasoning being that a cat-free country would bring birds back to cities and improve avian life.

Cat Photo!

On Twitter, Morgan created #catstogo to help the cause. New Zealand, believe it or not, has the most cat owners in the world; about 1.419 million kitties reside there.

As a result of these numbers, cats pose a threat to native birds and are believed to have already contributed to the extinction of nine species in the island nation.

Morgan encourages people to "make this cat your last." That may be extreme … but seriously people, but a bell on your furry friends and neuter/spay at least.

Cats: You a fan?

 

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WARNING: This is the grossest thing we have ever seen.

Giovanna Plowman, a teenager from Buffalo, has seemingly filmed herself sucking on a used, bloody tampon.

The new viral sensation originally posted the video on a Facebook page that has since been deleted, but not before the stomach-turning event exploded on the Internet.

Could this actually be legitimate?!? Is Plowman really swallowing a used feminine hygiene product just to make a few headlines? Watch and decide:

Is the Giovanna Plowman tampon video real?

 

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Two days into President Obama’s second term, the North Korean military is using its most aggressive rhetoric toward the United States in quite some time.

In a brazen verbal salvo - one the rogue state's first since Kim Jong-Un took power - it pledged to build up its arsenal and further nuclear testing.

Obama and Kim Jong Un

In a lengthy statement released by its National Defense Commission through state-run media, North Korea wagged a finger in the face of the U.N. Security Council.

It also repeatedly challenged the U.S. role in particular insofar as pushing sanctions aimed at neutralizing the isolated, but erratic and nuclear state.

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