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This cartoon book named "Book of Bunny Suicides: Little Fluffy Rabbits Who Just Don't Want To Live Anymore" is being pulled from the shelves in China after a 12 year old committed suicide and four other kids attempted to kill themselves.
The book is filled with cartoons of a cute bunny trying to kill itself in bizarre and often improbable ways, and is more morbid humor than kid's book. "The cartoon bunny's attempts to commit suicide are ridiculous. They're obviously meant to be funny. The pressures those poor children face come from reality, not a comic book," said the book publisher's marketing director.

Drunk guy arrested for humping a Chevy Blazer.

Kevin Smith's movie poster gets censored by the MPAA, replaced with stick figures, becomes more awesome.

Hubble finds "something" in previously empty region in space, and no one has even the faintest clue what the hell it is.

Bird's Nest Architects' Latest Unveiling: A vertigo-inducing Jenga apartment tower in NYC.

And now, high heels for babies.

23 Muslims were killed in a stampede of thousands in Indonesia trying to receive a cash handout for the holy month of Ramadan worth £2.36 each from a rich family.

Activist poledancers demand Olympic recognition.

Epic fail as streaker knocks self unconscious during game.

Vegetarians are six times more likely to have shrinking brains.

Satanists kill and eat four teenagers in Russia.

Babysitter sticks five month old in clothes dryer, turned it on and walked off because she was frustrated with him.

Prosecutors can’t use secret videotapes of a Watertown minister having sex with his comatose wife while she was in a nursing home because of what looks like a legal loophole. His lawyer called the case "tragic," arguing that he had a reasonable expectation of privacy, and that he "visited her daily, reading to her, praying with her."

Teacher gives lecture on photography to high school class using laptop and projector, gives them an assignment to start working on, starts looking at S&M porn on laptop, forgets that the projector is still running with the class of high schoolers watching the same thing he is. Hilarity ensues.

Fourth grader suspended for using a broken pencil sharpener.

Ten years of messages from Osama Bin Laden leaked onto Wikileaks. One message includes bin Laden's denial of having anything to do with the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania.

Star Trek's George Takei marries his partner in a Buddhist ceremony in Los Angeles.

Dog dials 911.

A fantastically horrible 1946 Disney film about menstruation, "The Story of Menstruation."

1,253 babies in China have gotten sick from drinking powered milk that had been intentionally spiked with melamine, a chemical used to make plastic tableware.

Meanwhile authorities in Naples are warning people not to buy bread made by the Mafia, as it is baked with carcinogenic wood.

Iraeli city to use DNA testing on dog poop to punish / reward dog owners.

Peugeot bringing a hybrid to Le Mans.
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Terrorist bomb blast in M Block market outside my house.

Serial blasts rock Delhi; over 20 injured.
NEW DELHI: Three blasts rocked the National Capital on Saturday, leaving several people injured. The blasts were reported from Karol Bagh, Greater Kailash and Connaught Place markets. Initial reports suggest that more than 20 people were injured.

And that's literally all the information available anywhere right now.

ETA: For those of you that don't know, I live right in Greater Kailash One, literally a two minute walk from M Block Market, which was blown up. I live so close to M Block market that I just tell people I live there, coz it's that close to my place. I heard the main explosion but went back to sleep (there has been some construction in my neighborhood). Needless to say a lot of my friends were / are worried about me and have been calling, but since everyone's been worried, the circuits are getting jammed.

I went up to the roof but haven't been able to see anything, just hear sirens on and off for the rest of the evening. I was curious about walking down there to check it out but I guess that's a dumb idea all round.

Finally, there were two more bombs that were defused at India Gate, which is where I went for a cycling trip this morning but came home too tired to update about it.

Creepy, tragic and disturbing, but I'm not going to let myself live in fear all the time, which is what these assholes want, and they're not going to get it, at least not from me.
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LOL, Cockburg.

Happy birthday, Mike The Headless Chicken!

Socotra Island: The most bizarre, alien looking place on planet earth.
Geographically isolated from mainland Africa for the last 6 or 7 million years, like the Galapagos Islands, this island is teeming with 700 extremely rare species of flora and fauna, a full 1/3 of which are endemic, i.e. found nowhere else on Earth.

Tardigrades or water bears, uber tough tiny bugs that can survive temperatures above 300 degrees Fahrenheit and below minus 240 degrees Fahrenheit, survive open space.
Microbiologists from the Institute of Aerospace Medicine sent tardigrades into orbit last September and exposed them to the cosmic radiation and deep vacuum of space. They returned alive. Once in orbit, the tardigrade box popped open. Some were exposed to low-level cosmic radiation, and others to both cosmic and unfiltered solar radiation. All were exposed to the frigid vacuum of space. Just how the invertebrate astronauts protected themselves "remains a mystery," wrote the researchers.

BME: Discussing the idea that employers should reconsider their dress codes now that so many people are tattooed and pierced today that it's reached a "critical mass" type of effect.
As Ozzy Osbourne himself said, "if you really want to be different, DON'T get a tatto, because everyone and their mum's already got one."

Neatorama: Ten things about the Large Hadron Collider you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
Including the fact that the inside is colder than outer space.

Also, a 16 year old girl in India committed suicide by swallowing weedkiller because she thought the LHC would destroy the earth. The obvious question is why she would choose to kill herself in such a painful manner rather than be painlessly obliterated in an instant, but whatever.

Eleven colorful optical illusions that will make you literally not believe your eyes.
With explanations of how they work. Amazing.

About the small but growing movement of tiny homes, defined as homes smaller than 1,000 square feet, often smaller than even 100 square feet.

Cracked: Seven real college scholarships that require absolutely no talent.
I agree with an art school friend of mine that argued that there should also be a scholarship for normal, healthy, straight, right-handed white males, since they've got a scholarship for every other possible demographic you can think of.

Also from Cracked: Nine of the most terrifying, messed up restaurants in the world.
Including a highly exclusive one where you f*ck an animal and then eat it, apparently. Ten more unusual restaurants.

Beehive truck gets into accident in China, triggering a massive swarm of pissed off bees.
Six people were killed.

Obnoxious CVS clerk calls HIV+ patient a "fucking AIDS freak" while his boss looks on.

Tonya Harding Shot JFK dot com. Enough said.

Quebec man changes name to dodge relentless airport screening. The disturbing thing is that it worked for him, therefore it could theoretically work for any terrorist too, right?

Also: House burns down because Homeland Security shut off the sprinklers to fight terrorism. Apparently a lot of other houses may have no water in their sprinkler systems because of Homeland Security.

Also also: Man gets investigated by Homeland Security over bean plant.

On the 7th anniversary of 9/11, Cameron O'Reilly asks: "Assuming there really is a guy called Osama Bin Laden, has he won? Here’s some questions to ask yourself:
1. Is America’s reputation abroad stronger or weaker today than it was pre-9/11?
2. Is America’s economy stronger or weaker today than it was pre-9/11?
3. Is America’s internal political climate more or less divisive today than it was pre-9/11?
4. Does America have more or less enemies today than it did pre-9/11?
5. What would most Americans say the reason for the 9/11 attacks was?
I’m guessing a poll would show most think “they hate our freedom” is the answer. FAIL. I suspect most Americans have learned nothing from the last six years.
...I submit to you that if bin Laden’s objective was to hurt America, he has already won."

Fourth grader suspended for two days for using a broken pencil sharpener. The boy -- a fourth-grader described as a well-behaved and good student -- cried during the meeting with his mom, the deputy and the school's assistant principal. He had no criminal intent in having the blade at school, the sheriff's report stated, but was suspended for at least two days and could face further disciplinary action.

Newspaper sales have fallen a record $3 billion in just six months.

Hummer dealership in Las Vegas to stop selling Hummers and sell smartcars and mopeds instead.

How to escape a hurricane by car.

Italian comedienne arrested for blasphemy, may get upto five years.

Hot rumors are circulating that HP is secretly working on switching completely to their own customized Linux OS to combat consumer dislike and bitching about Vista's bullshit, and then compete with Apple. Makes perfect sense. What good is the best hardware when your OS is a pile of dogshit?

Neighbors keep pissing on the all-glass roof of a trendy bar and nightclub in New York's SoHo.

Israeli jailed after forbidding a pregnant woman in labor past a checkpoint, leading to her giving birth right there, and her baby was stillborn.

MASA plans to put a nuclear reactor on the moon.

Also, Interplanetary internet tested in space.

And now, a cellphone charger for your bicycle, powered by your pedalling.

YouTube bans terrorist training videos.

An Australian politician lost his job after getting drunk and dancing in his underpants at a staff party.

Police closed down a Berlin sweet shop after discovering the owner was selling chocolates and lollipops laced with hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana.

Women are more prone to nightmares and have more intensely emotional dreams than men, according to a recent study.

Australian authorities are on the hunt for a teenager who kicked and punched a confused kangaroo to the ground while his friend videotaped and laughed. Bizarre, because I thought kangaroos could be surprisingly quite aggressive.

The RSPCA has asked clergymen to pray for pets.

Orthodox rabbis blacklist popular music. Yawn. Look up Hells Bells.

Japan leads the world in broadband.

Mom who microwaved her baby to death gets life in prison.

New Zealand's national airline needs bald people to tattoo advertisments onto in a new campaign.

Madonna dedicates her song "Like a Virgin" to Pope Benedict XVI. I'm surprised it wasn't Like A Prayer instead.

A group in a tiny overwhelmingly Christian town in Alabama is ready to pay $50,000 for Jews to move there. DOTHAN, Ala. — Larry Blumberg is looking for a few good Jews to move to his corner of the Bible Belt. Blumberg is chairman of an organization offering Jewish families as much as $50,000 to relocate to Dothan, an overwhelmingly Christian town of 58,000 that calls itself the Peanut Capital of the World. Get involved at Temple Emanu-El and stay at least five years, the group’s leaders say, and the money doesn’t have to be repaid. Via Friendly Atheist.

Saudi Arabia's top judiciary official has issued a religious decree saying it is permissible to kill the owners of satellite TV networks that broadcast immoral content.

Top fifteen most disgusting, repulsive food dishes in the world in clear, large pics, so be warned. Includes duck fetus, bee larvae, maggots, scorpions, dogs and ox penis. I personally know several people who have eaten dog and cat meat, and one American woman who had the duck fetus thing mentioned during a missionary trip to the Philippines.
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Funeral of a three year old gets Twitter'd

Newspaper liveblogs on Twitter the funeral of a three year old boy who was struck and killed by a car at an ice cream stand, causes huge and pretty much deserved shitstorm.

RMN_Berny: family members shovel earth into grave
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 11:40 a.m.
RMN_Berny: rabbi calls end to ceremony
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 11:28 a.m.
RMN_Berny: rabbi chanting final prayer in hebrew
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 11:27 a.m.
RMN_Berny: earth being placed on coffin.
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 11:22 a.m.
RMN_Berny: rabbi recites the main hebrew prayer of death
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 11:20 a.m.
RMN_Berny: rabbi zucker praying
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 11:18 a.m.
RMN_Berny: coffin lowered into ground
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 11:18 a.m.
RMN_Berny: people gathering at graveside
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 11:14 a.m.
RMN_Berny: procession begins
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 11:01 a.m.
RMN_Berny: cars queueing up to follow hearse
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 10:59 a.m.
RMN_Berny: pallbearers carry out coffin followed by mourners.
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 10:48 a.m.
RMN_Berny: people again are sobbing. rabbi again asks god to give
marten everlasting life.
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 10:46 a.m.
RMN_Berny: video shows marten blowing out candles on birthday cake,
marten with dog. last images are of headlines.
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 10:44 a.m.
RMN_Berny: video of marten is projected on screen.
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 10:32 a.m.
RMN_Berny: rabbi says marten is close to god now.
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 10:31 a.m.
RMN_Berny: rabbi says marten loved to be tickled. calls the death a
nightmare. no words can sooth us, he says.
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 10:28 a.m.
RMN_Berny: family member says marten is with grandmother who died
last year. ‘ marten we loved you,’ he says. People sobbing.
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 10:22 a.m.
RMN_Berny: family member remembers marten.
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 10:20 a.m.
RMN_Berny: rabbi says we will always remember marten and he will live
in our memory.
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 10:18 a.m.
RMN_Berny: rabbi recites 23rd psalm.
Wednesday, Sep. 10, 10:16 a.m.

Via Cynical-C>.
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American Airlines upgrades from losing luggage, sends corpse to wrong country, then bills grieving husband $321 to correct their screwup. Finally, when the body was returned, it was badly decomposed because they didn't refrigerate it, scrapping the family's planned wake. On the plus side they waived the $321 charge when they determined one of their employees was to blame.

Meanwhile, a rumor that United Airlines was about to file for bankruptcy protection caused its stocks to plummet 99% to about one cent, hinting at how much (or how little) faith there is in the US airline industry.

Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the world yet? dot com. Click here to find out.

San Antonio plans to be the first city to harvest methane from human waste to create clean fuel on a massive scale. [insert poop joke here]

Despite being #1 on Amazon, Spore has 1,494 one star ratings
as a result of its over the top DRM.

This post was much, much bigger than this, but Chrome crashed and this is all that got saved. Methinks it's time to go back to using Opera for LJ. It may not be as fast as Chrome but it doesn't crash this much. Or at all, rather.
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Apparently, a few recent robberies in Dubai were committed by men on bicycles. The police response has been to impound 1,000 bicycles without explaining their reasoning to the people riding them. I'm scared of what the authorities will do when they realize some robbers flee on the power of their own two feet.

And other fail Dubai-related news from dubaiwalla.

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Telescopic Text: I made Tea. Or, illustrating the importance of brevity in creative writing. Via Cynical C blog.

How many camels is your girlfriend worth? Find out with this handy calculator. According to this thing, Kim is worth 37 camels, 6 goats and 0 sheep :D

5 lies you were taught in history class.

Answering the question "If you aren't doing anything wrong, what do you have to hide?" concerning privacy versus security, or rather, liberty versus control.

Remember that priest proposing a beauty contest for nuns? Yeah, it's been cancelled.

Denver mint fails to levitate; 9/11 conspiracy theorist has screaming match with Michelle Malkin; Democratic National Congress otherwise unremarkable.

Mom attempts to hack up her two adopted Chinese girls to death with an ax, then attempts to stab self, fails. She was overwhelmed with financial pressures and incredible stress and sought help over fears that she would harm her girls.

How the Soviets drilled the deepest hole in the world.

How to pick out the perfect pet tarantula.

NJ puppy scares off three bears.

Father who ran off reunited with the son he left behind, after 22 years... both doing hard time in the same prison for sex offenses. Awww. Via Fark, of course.

Man spends $10,000 on bar mitzvah. For his dog.

Two brothers burn down their grandma's house trying to play a prank on their cousin, who wasn't even home at the time. Alcohol may have been involved.

The Catholic Church is under growing pressure to abandon the exhumation and reburial of the body of one its most famous cardinals in defiance of his wish to lie for eternity next to the man he loved. So much WTFery here if you really think about it. If the Catholic stance on homosexuality is that it is wrong, then how did this guy end up (and remain) a Cardinal in the first place? If he was buried next to his lover, it's hardly a secret. And what does exhuming his corpse and moving him prove by now? And by this measure, aren't there dozens or hundreds more worthy (?) prominent deceased figures in the Catholic Church's history that should be exhumed and "chastized" long before this guy?

Cows have the ability to remember and recognize human faces. Also, research using Google Earth images has proved that cows have a magnetic sense, like birds.

The Mona Lisa remixed by various prominent modern artists. Hilarity ensues.