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Frank the Cat Vs. the Elf on the Shelf: Day Two, the Taunting (Video Pt. 2)
Offbeat  (tags: scary elf, poor Frank, the cat, funny video, pt 2 )

Barb
- 16 minutes ago - catster.com
Frank is going mad because now the elf is in his head and knows his plan to off him!
Frank the Cat Vs. The Elf on the Shelf: Day One, the Arrival (Funny Video Pt. 1)
Offbeat  (tags: Frank the Cat, vs. The Elf on the Shelf, part 1, funny video )

Barb
- 45 minutes ago - catster.com
A creepy elf from the North Pole has arrived to spy on Frank, and he's certain of one thing: The intruder must go.
Dog Shoots Man After Being Ordered Out of Front Seat
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, dog, story )

Stephen
- 2 hours ago - abc13.com
Now there`s a headline you don`t see everyday!
#AlmostEatenAlive: US Naturalist Offers Himself to 6-Meter Anaconda, Sparks Debate (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Ecology, Health, Show, South America, Thrills&Spills, Travel, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 3 hours ago - rt.com
After working a decade to save the Amazon rainforests, Paul Rosalie decided that he could attract attention to the issue by filming a stunt âEUR" to be eaten alive by a 6 meter anaconda. While not actually being eaten,he certainly got the media hype.
NY Cracks Down on Toy Gun Sellers
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Police, Security, Shooting, USA )

Ray
- 3 hours ago - rt.com
Giants of American retail such as Walmart and Amazon have announced they will comply with New York Attorney General�s order to stop selling realistically looking toy guns, unless their barrels are clearly marked with clearly visible orange markings.
10 DIY Gifts For Your Furry Best Friend
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, pets, toys, interesting )

Jean
- 5 hours ago - thedodo.com
1. A bit of rope and dried sweet potato can come together to make a tasty chew toy.
Four Afghan Guantanamo Inmates Sent Home
Offbeat  (tags: Inmate's, Guantanamo Bay, Pentagon, USA )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Four Afghan detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says.
Crossrail: Tunnelling Beneath London
Offbeat  (tags: Crossrail, London, UK )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
In exactly four years' time, Europe's biggest infrastructure project will open to the public. Crossrail is a new railway line running from east to west across London. It sounds simple enough but this is a project on a scale that echoes the great Brunel
Farage Defends UKIP ActivistâEUR(TM)s Racist, Homophobic Comments
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Mass media, Politics, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 17 hours ago - rt.com
Once again, UKIP leader Nigel Farage is unable to make it through a week without a slip of the tongue landing him in an unfortunate media quagmire. This time he has been attacked for defending a former party activistâEUR(TM)s racist and homophobic slurs.
Affairs of State? Tony Blair 'Breaks Into Sweat' Over Alleged Relationship With Murdoch's Wife
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, Scandal, Sex, UK )

Ray
- 17 hours ago - rt.com
Tony Blair says he will "never" discuss the true nature of his relationship with Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife, Wendi Deng. The media mogul filed for divorce in June 2013 amid speculation the former prime minister had been having an affair.
Law Enforcement Is Most Obese Profession - Study
Offbeat  (tags: Drugs, Education, Food, Health, Science, USA )

Ray
- 17 hours ago - rt.com
A study on the prevalence of obesity by occupation found nearly half the cops, firefighters and security guards in the United States are obese. Economists, scientists and psychologists scored the lowest rates of obesity.
Secret Service Needs More Training, Staff and Outside Leadership - Report
Offbeat  (tags: DHS, Intelligence, Law, Politics, Security, USA )

Ray
- 17 hours ago - rt.com
Weaknesses in the Secret Service mean key reforms are needed to ensure it effectively protects the president and other high ranking officials, a panel of outside experts found, adding that it is stretched beyond its limits and is too insular.
âEUR~Hidden Death Penalty:' Pope Francis Calls for End to Life Sentences
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Religion, Vatican )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - rt.com
Pope Francis has renewed the Catholic ChurchâEUR(TM)s call to eliminate the death penalty, going one step further to blast life sentences and urge countries to prohibit the practice of transferring prisoners to torture centers.
US Prisoner Executions Drop But Are More Painful, Brutal
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Europe, Globalization, History, Human rights, Politics, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 18 hours ago - rt.com
The numbers of executions in the United States may have declined in 2014, but a new survey says that changes in European law have contributed to a series of botched executions, one lasting as long as two hours and used 15 drug doses.
25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, marriage, weddings, pics )

Dave
- 23 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
If you are romantic, these are worth seeing....and they offer more than just the original 25.....
13 Times Yorkies Were the Biggest Dorkies - BarkPost - Cute Pics -
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, animals, dogs, interesting, pictures )

Jean
- 1 day ago - barkpost.com
Oh, Yorkies, how we love you. Your miniature size, your enviably silky locks. But beneath those golden tresses, thereâEUR(TM)s a good chance youâEUR(TM)ll find an adorably derpy dork. LetâEUR(TM)s count down 13 times we caught out a Yorkie being perfectly dorky.
I-Wonder: Why Didn't Christianity Die Out in the 1st Century?
Offbeat  (tags: Christianity, religion )

Ray
- 1 day ago - bbc.co.uk
Across 2,000 years, Christianity has grown from a tiny community of disciples gathered around a village miracle-worker, Jesus of Nazareth, to a world religion counting over two billion members. In its early centuries,
   

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