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So, yeah. As public service announcements go, this one definitely takes an unexpected turn about halfway through, and goes where most PSAs do not.

Australian ad agency Henry & Aaron created the spot, in which teenagers sneak out of their homes and go AWOL from school, hitting the beach instead.

They're having a freaking blast until things go wrong. Like, horribly wrong.

Spoiler alert: Staying in school might have been a better move on this day. Why, specifically? Take a guess, then watch and see if it was anywhere close:

Certainly a more literal approach to the typical "Stay in School" scare tactics we're accustomed to seeing, with a bit of dark comedy thrown in there.

If the specific takeaway is that you shouldn't frolic on a beach adjacent to a weapons testing facility while truant from school? Point made and then some.

If the broader message is that skipping school is akin to putting your life in danger? Murkier.

Tell us, would this have kept you from playing hooky in school? Is that even the actualy point of this, or do you think it's a spoof on serious PSAs?

Either way, is the ad effective, funny or just wrong? Vote in our poll:

 

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An emotional Amanda Knox is vowing to fight her murder conviction once again, saying defiantly "this is wrong" and that she will never willingly return to Italy.

A jury found Amanda Knox guilty yesterday in the 2007 slaying of Meredith Kercher, which she spent four years in prison for before being released on appeal.

Prosecutors in Italy retried the case, however, and Knox was convicted a second time. She has been in the U.S. since her 2011 release, however.

She wasn't present for the retrial, and Friday morning, she struggled to hold back tears as she railed against the verdict, saying: “This is wrong.”

Appearing on Good Morning America, the Seattle native expressed outrage at the verdict and 28 year sentence the Italian justice system handed down.

She told Robin Roberts she is “going through waves of emotions” and said she couldn’t believe what she was hearing when the decision was read.

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A mandatory breastfeeding law is part of a new, comprehensive Child's Rights Law being debated in the United Arab Emirates, according to reports.

Lawmakers could pass a bill that would require new moms to breastfeed babies for two years, the amount recommended by the World Health Organization.

Gisele Bundchen, who controversially stated that there ought to be a law forcing all moms to breastfeed, might get her wish in the Middle East nation.

Is that really a good idea, though? Even if you're pro-breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding Rocks

Supporters point out the same health and developmental benefits that American breastfeeding advocates do. It's not about that as much as this fact:

Can you really legislate something so personal and complicated?

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An Italian court has returned a verdict in the third trial of Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, in the 2007 death of Meredeth Kercher:

Knox was found guilty of the crime for the second time in the notorious case.

Hard Knox Life

Amanda was sentenced to 28 years and six months in jail, though it's rather unclear if she'll ever serve even a day of that. More on that in a second.

The first two trials produced flip-flop verdicts of guilty then innocent for Knox and Sollecito, who were acquitted on appeal in 2011 after four years in custody.

An appeals court found that important evidence regarding blood and DNA had been handled improperly by investigators, leading to the released of the duo.

But Italy's supreme court, called the Court of Cassation, dismissed that ruling based on what it said was key evidence that had been omitted during the appeal.

A new trial, at which Amanda Knox did not appear, began in 2013.

The three-day deliberations were closely watched as jurors were tasked with either confirming or overturn the initial guilty verdict "as if the acquittal never happened."

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face the death penalty for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing if the U.S. has its way, Attorney General Eric Holder saod today.

He was arrested for the blasts last April that killed three people, injured more than 260 others, and sent a wave of shock and fear through Massachusetts.

Prosecutors notified a federal judge in Boston today of the decision.

“After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions made by the defendant’s counsel," Holder said in a statement.

"I have determined that the United States will seek the death penalty in this matter. The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm compel this decision."

With the authorization, the U.S. attorney’s office can move forward in requesting a trial date. The death penalty can also now be a factor in any plea negotiations.

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Meet Park Seo-yeon, a South Korean woman, makes $9,000 a month from fans who like to watch her eat for hours each day, according to reports.

Known as "The Diva" online, Seo-yeon cooks up elaborate meals, sits down and ingests them in front of a camera, all while chatting with her adoring fans.

Who pay handsomely for the privilege of doing so, obviously.

Almost surprisingly, there is no sex or nudity involved. Nor is there remote suggestion of it. Any hoovering she does involves food and food alone.

The web craze is called "Meok-Bang" and it cures loneliness and hunger pangs ... seriously. This is a thing and it's reportedly common in South Korea.

"People enjoy the vicarious pleasure of my online show when they can't eat that much, don't want to eat food at night, or are on a diet," Seo-yeon said.

It boils down in part to demographics:

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Police have arrested 18 operators of a high-end drug and prostitution ring allegedly banking on Super Bowl week to deliver "party packs" of cocaine and hookers.

Sorry, Seattle and Denver fans looking to score either/or in NYC.

A nearly year-long undercover investigation discovered that in addition to selling the "party packs," the ring allegedly laundered the money illegally.

Proceeds were funnelled through front businesses that included a clothing wholesaler, a wig wholesaler, a limousine service and a beauty supply company.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the ring targeted wealthy customers in New York for large events, which the Super Bowl clearly is.

Fans can still build Legos for oral relief from Christy Mack, at least.

Last week, a text message was blasted to frequent customers of the "organization" noting that "new sexy & beautiful girls R in town waiting for u."

The enterprise also ran numerous ads online and on public access TV.

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With no disrespect to President Barack Obama's address to the nation Tuesday, here's another look at the State of the Union ... through the eyes of Google.

Google autocomplete, to be exact. Thanks to the search engine's real-time results and the Twitter account @Amazing_Maps, we can now stereotype all 50 states!

If we're not being clear: When a search phrase like "Why is Illinois so..." is typed into Google, the search engine auto-fills the sentence with its best guess.

That guess, using algorithms based on how often people associate said words with that particular state, is usually pretty accurate. Usually. Take a look:

US State Stereotypes

In the case of Illinois, the result was hilariously "corrupt."

Clearly, the state's political apparatus lives up to its reputation. Ditto the cost of living in New York State, the longtime leader in all things taxation.

Apart from Ohio, which was dubbed "important," Massachusetts ("smart") Oregon ("good") and Colorado ("fit"), it's hard to call many of the results positive.

Nebraska is apparently "boring." Georgia is "backwards." Pennsylvania and Connecticut are "haunted" somehow, while a handful of states are "expensive."

A lot of places are poor. The entire Upper Midwest is COLD.

What's your state stereotype, and do you agree with it? Which ones do you think are the most and least accurate? Share your comments with us below ...

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Could cow farts, in the right quantity and environment, actually blow up a barn? We've all wondered this over the years, and the answer is ... apparently so!

Talk about blowing the roof off this place. A static charge triggered an explosion of methane gas inside of a barn in Rasdorf, Germany earlier this week.

Methane released by the cows caused the static electric charge that triggered an explosion and burst of flames that nearly took the structure's roof off.

The roof was damaged and one cow suffered light burns. No people were hurt.

Police say 90 cows are kept in the shed and it wasn't clear why quantities of methane had built up, though such a setting is prime for such an occurrence.

Bovine flatulence and belching releases large quantities of the gas.

Someone should really try to harness these emissions for some new green energy initiative. Cap-and-trade methane offsets? Think about it. It's all-natural!

Between these cows and this deer farting (below), we'd be set ...

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You want fries and a vial of heroin with that? A Pittsburgh McDonald's employee was arrested for dealing the drug using Happy Meal boxes, according to reports.

People would roll up to the drive-thru window and use the code phrase, "I'd like to order a toy," at which point the accused employee would hook them up.

Customers more in the mood for hard drugs than Big Macs were allegedly instructed to order this way, then pick up their "order" at the next window.

Undercover officers from a local narcotics enforcement team made a buy from the accused employee after being tipped off by an informant, officials said.

DA spokesman Mike Manko told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that undercover officers bought 10 bags of heroin in stamp-sized packets from the location.

Another 50 bags were found on the employee's person after making the buy.

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