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This is one of the stranger stories you'll ever read:

A two-year old boy in China was forced into emergency surgery this week after physicians discovered that his unborn, parasitic twin brother's fetus was actually growing inside his belly.

The child's stomach had grown so enlarged that he had trouble breathing, prompting his parents to take him to the emergency room and doctors to conduct an MRI that revealed the shocking undeveloped fetus.

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by Tattle Taylor at

Sacramento couple Cat and David Kaufman had a storybook relationship. They met. They loved. They married.

"We were each other's best friend," Cat said.

But after 20 years of marriage, things changed for the couple. For starters, Cat realized she was attracted to women. Then David became Dani.

When Cat realized her attraction to women, she knew she had to tell her husband. She also knew it would be the end of their marriage and could potentially destroy their relationship.

"I could tell she was really nervous," Dani said.

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Authorities in Harlem found 14 bags of marijuana in the backpack of a 3 year old at The New LIFE school  in Harlem on Friday morning. 

14 bags. Of marijuana. In a 3 year old's backpack. Put there by an adult friend of her family.

File this one under: RAGE.

Toddler Backpack

A teacher at the child's school called the police after smelling marijuana on the toddler. Upon investigating, police found the 14 bags of marijuana which had been put there at some point before the toddler was taken to school.

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Lynne Spalding, 57, was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment on September 19 and underwent treatment for infection.

Two days later, on September 21, Lynne Spalding disappeared.

San Francisco authorities and Spalding's family are seeking information on her whereabouts and appealing to the public for help in locating her.

Lynne Spalding

"Lynne is an upbeat, lively person and her family's at a complete loss over her disappearance," family spokesperson David Perry said, in an interview with People.

Spalding, who had recently lost a great deal of weight, was being treated for an infection. Her condition was improving and listed as "fair" though family noted she seemed "very confused" when they last saw her. 

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Tom Clancy, one of the best-selling authors of his generation, died yesterday at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 66 years old.

The novelist was best known and respected for his detailed portrayal of the espionage and military world.

He wrote such successes as The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears and created the character of Jack Ryan, who went on to be played on the big screen by such stars as Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.

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by Free Britney at

Touche! Next Media Animation has posted a response to former employee Marina Shifrin, who danced her way out of a job in a video that went viral this week.

Jaded twenty-something Shifrin posted a video of herself announcing her exit from the Taiwanese video animation company and dancing to Kanye West's "Gone."

Now her spurned employer is looking to have the last laugh, though:

The company's takeoff of Shifrin's "I Quit" message? "We're hiring!"

The video by NMA - the company that makes those hilarious animated, Asian reenactments of current events - makes a few tongue-in-cheek references to Shifrin's.

Pitching potential candidates with the perks of the job, it lists the apparent opportunities to satisfy your boss' need for revenge among the selling points.

Who's the winner here, NMA or Marina Shifrin? You decide ...

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Turns out, there is one positive to come out of this week's government shutdown.

Aside from John Boehner swinging naked on a wrecking ball, that is.

With Congress unable to come to a funding agreement by September 30, all national parks and monuments have now been closed, a crushing blow to anyone planning to visit Yosemite in the near future...

... And also to a Maryland based Ku Klux Klan chapter who had received a special-use permit to hold a rally at Gettysburg National Military Park on Saturday.

The event was scheduled to protest illegal immigration and also to demand that President Obama produce proof of American citizenship.

But the group has been forced to cancel the rally after park officials rescinded all permits due to the shutdown. Might Congress have had this in mind all along? And isn't truly acting like a bunch of self-centered, immature idiots?

Sigh. We doubt it.

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by Free Britney at

A Jeopardy contestant was flat-out hosed this week because of his accent, specifically the way he pronounced "Elaine" as in Elaine Benes from Seinfeld.

The question in the "Name TV Role" category was essentially "Julia Louis-Dreyfus' character on Seinfeld," and Fidelito Cortes responded, "Elaine."

Host Alex Trebek said this was incorrect, however, and moved on to another contestant who guessed "Benes." The other contestant was deemed correct.

Trebek then corrected Cortes on his pronunciation. Check it out:


Viewers took to Twitter to bash the show. Some choice Tweets:

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by Free Britney at

The first government shutdown in 17 years, which is in effect as of this morning, has people everywhere pointing fingers and/or scratching their heads.

House of Turds

In a nutshell, the federal government is closed after Congress could not reach an agreement on the funding to keep it running past September 30.

The GOP-controlled House passed a short-term funding bill conditional upon a repeal of a medical device tax and a one-year delay in the implementation of Obamacare.

Clever way to block policy labeled as toxic since it passed in 2010?

Pointless, desperate political gambit? All depends who you ask.

The Democratic-controlled Senate and President Barack Obama weren't having any of it, and with both sides at an impasse and no end in sight, here we are.

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A couple in Missouri shared some huge news last week. Literally. Jessica Helmers, gave birth to a 13-pound, 8-ounce baby girl named Karsyn on Friday.

"I was tickled," said Jessica. "I still can't believe she weighed over 13 pounds."

Doctors confirmed it as well. Karsyn Raleigh Helmers was born and weighed in at 13 pounds, 8 ounces. She was delivered by c-section right on time.

The new father, Wesley Helmers, said he still can't believe the numbers.

"They called me in there and did all the other measurements," he said.

"They wanted me to see the weight and as soon as it said 13 pounds, 8 ounces I was like, 'Umm, how am I going to explain this one to the bunch.'"

A good question. As for Jessica, she says she's looking forward to arm workouts with Karsyn. That should help shed the baby weight quickly, if it's any consolation ...

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