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Camel busts loose before California circus performance

A Mexican circus’ visit to Glendale, California took an unusual turn when one of the show’s camels decided to “work out” on her own Friday. According to KCAL-TV, Atula, a 4-year-old camel traveling with the Ramos Brothers Circus, got away from a trainer she “wasn’t too thrilled with” while being…

Abandoned toddler found in K-Mart parking lot after Black Friday sale

A two-year-old boy was found abandoned in a Springfield, Massachusetts K-Mart store’s parking lot late Friday night. According to Springfield’s WWLP News 22, the boy was left in 34-year-old Anthony Perry’s Nissan Venza while Perry went into the store to buy a 51-inch television. Police found the boy sleeping in…

Microsoft patents its own augmented reality glasses

Microsoft Patents Its Own Augmented Reality Glasses Microsoft has patented a set of augmented-reality glasses intended to supplement entertainment events.…

Scientists create device that allows blind people to ‘see’ Braille

Scientists Create Device Allowing Blind to See Braille (via NewsLook) Scientists have created a device that allows the blind to see braille thanks to an implant in their eye.…

Two people shot amid Black Friday shopping violence

Police in Florida are still looking for the person who allegedly shot two people at a Walmart in Tallahassee, the most serious reported instance of violence in the midst of the “Black Friday” holiday shopping maelstrom. The Tallahassee Democrat reported that police were interviewing witnesses in order to get a…

Naked man perched atop statue brings London to standstill

A naked man brought parts of central London to a standstill on Friday after he installed himself on a statue near Prime Minister David Cameron’s office for nearly three hours. He braved the November cold and gawking crowds to straddle the monument to Prince George, a 19th century military chief…

Thanksgiving horror: Foggy conditions lead to 140-car pileup in Texas

In the early hours of Thanksgiving Day, dense fog in south Texas led to an astonishing 140-car pileup that left two people dead and more than 80 injured. The wreck, which occurred off Interstate 10 near Houston, wasn’t immediately identified by police as a major pileup due to the fog.…

Watch: The disenfranchisment of Native Americans continues today

Though the story of the first American Thanksgiving in which the Pilgrims host a great banquet to thank Native Americans who helped them survive the first winter, there is a darker history to the encounter. The man behind that generosity, Tisquantum (Anglicized as Squanto), had been kidnapped by a British…

Watch: A ‘Teddy Bear Picnic’ with koalas (with bonus slideshow)

Deep in the archives of the Chicago Film Archives’ Margaret Conneely Collection, historians found the below footage of koala bears from around 1959 as part of an Australian National Travel Association production. Produced by Mel. F. Nichols and edited by Winifred Lade, the film shows koalas and their joeys frolicking…

Watch: Anita Hill and Sandra Fluke talk about being in the eye of the misogynist media storm

On November 14, 2012, the National Women’s Law Center honored Anita Hill, Sandra Fluke and “Doonesbury” comic Garry Trudeau and invited them to talk about being at the center of a media hullabaloo, feminism and what happens when one talks about feminist issues in a public space. Watch the video,…

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