Rob Beschizza

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Rottweiler loves cat

Do you like being licked? I'm not convinced that this extremely tolerant cat is, despite its passive demeanor. YouTube via Reddit. Previously.

Police officer charged, tried and sentenced for unlawful killing

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His victim was an elk. "Sending a cop to prison is a very tricky thing," said Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett.

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Horrid Christmas suits

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Shinesty offered a full collection of eye-popping Christmas suits to enchant your friends and family with this holiday season, but made a critical mistake: none of them are three-piece. Alas, they're all sold out. Maybe next year!

Labrador opens fridge door, dines

12-year-old yellow lab Allie is an expert at tipping trashcans, but she knows where the good stuff is kept. [via Arbroath]

Demonically-possessed giraffe toy

Sometimes a toy with a cheap sound chip will seem, vaguely, to be saying something bad or naughty. Not this one! [via]

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Queen's chemistry and Freddy Mercury's indefatigable work ethic

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Alan Light interviews Brian May and Roger Taylor and asks about what made the band tick, and about Freddy Mercury's final days.

May: …When he couldn’t stand up, he used to prop himself up against a desk, at the mic here, down a vodka…

Taylor: Have a big Stoli!

May: And do a blinding vocal. He just loved it, he absolutely loved it—I’ll sing it till I fucking bleed! I remember doing the demo for “The Show Must Go On,” with the guide vocal, some of it in falsetto because I couldn’t reach the top notes, and I said, Fred, I don’t know if this is going to be possible to sing. And he went, I’ll fucking do it, darling, vodka down, and went in and killed it…

German pedestrians play Pong on traffic light controls

Streetpong is the name of the game: a concept art installation that radically improves the experience of waiting to cross the road. Created by Sandro Engel and Amelie Künzler, with Holger Michel at the HAWK Hildesheim, it is, alas, "not a permanent installation." [Vimeo via This is Colossal]

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Duck hunts dog

2:46 of the tables turned—or, perhaps, unrequited love. [via]

The NYPD's chokehold problem

The Atlantic's Conor Frierdersdorf looks at the historical context behind this police department's unceasing deployment of the lethal restraint.

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North Korea praises Sony hack

Though North Korea denied involvement with the humungous hack that brought electronics giant Sony low, it described it as a 'righteous deed' that may be the work of sympathizers. Here is a fake press release.

Ralph Baer, 1922-2014

Ralph Baer, the developer of the first commercial video game console, has died at 92.

Aussie science chief touts "80% accuracy" for dowsers

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports that the incoming chief of Australia’s leading scientific research agency suggests public money should be used to investigating dowsing and divining: "I’ve seen people do this with close to 80% accuracy, and I’ve no idea how they do it"

Puppies with guns calendar

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Road safety campaign donkey killed by car

The BBC reports that a foal who helped teach youngsters to drive safely in England's New Forest has been killed by a car.

50 party horns in an exhaust pipe

If you are dumb enough to try this at home, send us video.