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A member of the nursing staff at King Edward VII Hospital in London reportedly committed suicide after falling for a phone hoax about the pregnant Kate Middleton.

Two Australian DJs apparently phoned the hospital pretending to be Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, the grandmother and father of Prince William.

The DJs were dispatched to the Duchess of Cambridge's personal nursing staff and were given private details regarding the mother-to-be's condition and care.

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The Notorious B.I.G. (real name Christopher Wallace) sustained four gunshot wounds the night he was murdered in L.A. back in 1997, according to a just-released autopsy report.

Wallace, who was listed at 6'1" and 395 lbs., was struck a total of four times in a drive-by shooting by a still-unknown assailant on Los Angeles' Wilshire Blvd.

He was only 24.

As he sat in the passenger seat of a Chevy Suburban, Biggie was ambushed by bullets from the car alongside him. The first three, it turns out, were not fatal:

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A Christmas display in Meridian, Idaho, may put all others to shame - even this Gangnam Style Christmas house - with its unorthodox take on festive music and decor.

Synced to dubstep, the pulsating, bass-heavy show rocks the house (literally):

Thousands of lights flash spastically in time to the dubstep beat, making for a transfixing feast for the eyes (or a possible seizure / flashback to that rave in college).

Anybody seen a house that tops this? The gauntlet has been thrown down!

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George Zimmerman has filed a lawsuit against NBC over the way the network edited and played a 911 call following the shooting of Trayvon Martin in February.

Zimmerman claims NBC made him look like a "hostile racist."

NBC launched an internal investigation over the Trayvon Martin 911 call after it aired the recording, which featured Zimmerman quotes outside of their original context.

The tape played on the air made it sound like Zimmerman immediately told police that Martin, who he says he shot in self-defense, was black, without being prompted.

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A Brooklyn couple broke up in unique, musical fashion this week.

Posted online late Wednesday, the couple's breakup song announced the split to friends, punctuating a five-year relationship on a bittersweet, catchy note.

Jonathan Mann, 30, and now-ex-girlfriend Ivory King, 31, thought the music video, entitled, “We’ve Got To Break Up”, would be the easiest way to break the news.

The basic reason their once-happy coupledom broke down?

“I want kids and she doesn’t,” Mann told the N.Y. Daily News.

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A Penn State sorority is under scrutiny - and investigation - after a racist photo from a recent party created a stir online. The Mexican-themed image appears below:

Racist Sorority Photo

The picture, taken around Halloween, shows the women dressed in sombreros and mustaches.

Some held signs that read "Will mow lawn for weed + beer" and "I don't cut grass I smoke it."

Get it??! The photo was posted on Tumblr and Facebook, after which a Penn State blog ID'd the women as members of the Chi Omega sorority on campus.

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is making headlines for an unusual reason.

Last month, he was widely mocked for saying he wasn't sure of the age of the Earth. On Wednesday, he assured the public that he does, in fact, know the Earth's age.

Rubio

It's about 4.5 billion years old, he says, and more significantly, the 41-year-old Miami native doesn't think that fact is inconsistent with his Roman Catholic faith.

"There is no scientific debate on the age of the Earth, it's established pretty definitively, it's at least 4.5 billion years old," he told Politico's Mike Allen Wednesday.

"I was referring to a theological debate."

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PBS has released a remixed Reading Rainbow video montage, and it's as awesome as it sounds.

The show, starring LeVar Burton, aired for 30 years and is still teaching kids each year how to read, through reruns and a 2012 digital re-launch as an iPad app.

Host and producer Burton picked a different theme each week - maps, inventions, etc. - and go from there. The hip Reading Rainbow remix pays homage to him:

The latest in a series of remixed PBS icons was produced by Symphony of Science’s John D. Boswell (a.k.a., melodysheep) for the PBS Digital Studios YouTube channel.

Earlier this year, they produced a similarly unreal Mister Rogers remix.

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Bigfoot is totally real.

At least that's what veterinarian Melba S. Ketchum claims after a five-year study of more than 100 DNA samples that she believes comes from the elusive hairy beast.

Bigfoot Crossing

Under Ketchum's direction at DNA Diagnostics in Nacogdoches, Texas, a team of researchers has concluded that the creature may be a human relative.

One that somehow developed around 15,000 years ago as a result of a hybrid cross between Homo sapiens (modern humans) and an unknown primate.

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