People (pretend) to discover an old safe that has cool stuff in it


[UPDATE: Never mind. It's a hoax designed to raise interest for an important charity that looks like it has something to do with dogs that have rubber bands stuck on their muzzles but I have stopped believing anything these people say. - Mark]

During a home renovation project, a couple in Mesa, Arizona discovered a safe buried in the floor of their new home. Months earlier, the combination had been discovered written on the inside of a medicine cabinet in the bathroom.

When they opened the safe, they found photographs, a book, a bingo card, a bottle of bourbon with a 1960 tax stamp, and over 50K in bills which have yet to be accurately dated and priced. The book, bingo card, and photos are garnished with a cryptic penciled message from "Vincent" to "Alan."

The book is a first-edition from 1977, and the bills appear even older. The safe has a barcode and is much newer.

Genuine time capsule, or elaborate hoax? D.B. Cooper's stash, or viral marketing for bourbon? The Internet demands answers!

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Holy smoke: IRS awards cannabis church tax-exempt status


The IRS has incorporated an Indianapolis marijuana-smoking church as a tax-exempt religious organization. Donors to the church can now deduct contributions on their taxes.

"We got the approval back in less than 30 days," said church founder Bill Levin. “Somebody at the IRS loves us."

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X-ray scan at border reveals child stashed in suitcase

Guardian: "An eight-year-old boy has been handed over to Spain’s child protection services after he was found curled up in a suitcase as a woman attempted to smuggle him across the border from Morocco." Read the rest

Watch: doctor hammers out an intramedullary nail


Kettlebells are out. Removing intramedullary nails with hammer is in. What a workout!

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Fighter jet that buzzed Berkeley was “personal air show” from one bro to another

The jet triggered car alarms, upset dogs, disrupted hot yoga classes, and just generally freaked everyone out.

Christian miner who refused ‘Mark of the Beast’ Antichrist biometric hand scanner awarded $150K

A mining company employee who refused to submit to biometric hand scanning because he feared the scanner would imprint him with the “Mark of the Beast,” was awarded $150,000 in damages by a federal jury last week. Read the rest

Serial: The Prosecutor's Interview, part two

Required reading for followers of the true-crime drama.
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Neighbors dislike "terroristic threat" Christmas display in man's front yard

The display in Bill Ansell's yard features a beheaded choir and a urinating Santa Claus that lights up at night. Image: ABC News

Bill Ansell's neighbors do not like his holiday display. Read the rest

Terror plumber truck of doom spotted in Syria

What the truck?

Back in November, Mark Oberholzer traded in one of his company's pickup trucks. Shortly thereafter, Oberholzer and his company began receiving death threats. Read the rest

Uber can track your one-night stands

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Uber's bad PR just got worse. Read the rest

Residents of upscale LA neighborhoods pissed at Waze. They're fighting back in the most passive-aggressive way possible.

Waze is a smartphone app that offers real-time smart route alternatives to help drivers avoid congested freeways. In Los Angeles, Waze often directs drivers to side streets through upscale neighborhoods, so surface streets in neighborhoods also become congested with traffic. Read the rest

Road rage: expert level

When most people are tailgated, they slam on the brakes or slow down. This fellow stopped his car on the highway and stared at his tailgater. Read the rest

Jailed former dictator Manuel Noriega suing game maker Activision

The former leader of Panama says he's entitled to compensation because his image appears in "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" without his consent.

Stanford engineers built an earthquake-resistant house. Watch the shake test.

Engineers at Stanford have designed, built, and tested an earthquake-resistant house which has stayed upright even when subjected to three times the intensity of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Read the rest

Florida Governor Charlie Crist has a fan that blows him every day. No. Wait.

This video frame grab made available by CBS 4, shows a fan at the bottom of the lectern near Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist in Davie, Fla., Wednesday Oct. 15, 2014. The fan caused a delay in the gubernatorial debate between Crist and Governor Rick Scott, after the Scott campaign considered the fan a violation of the rules prohibiting the use of electronic devices.

Florida Governor Charlie Crist insists on bringing an electric fan to campaign appearances. One GOP operative calls the fan Crist's "teddy bear."

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