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Is Nike Manufacturing ‘Back to the Future’-Style Self-Lacing Shoes? [VIDEO]

When ‘Back to the Future 2′ premiered way back in 1989, its vision of 2015 was exciting: Marty McFly got to enjoy inventions like the hoverboard and self-lacing sneakers. The hoverboard has yet to fully materialize, but we can at least be excited that Nike might be manufacturing those shoes of the future someday soon.

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NBC Universal
NBC Universal
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Man in Gumby Suit Tries to Rob 7-11 (But Doesn’t End Up in the Pokey) [VIDEO]

A man dressed as Gumby made such a horrible attempt at robbing a 7-11 store that the clerk thought it was all a joke. The assailant told the clerk he was being robbed then fumbled inside his costume as if he was going to pull out a gun. He ended up dropping 27 cents on the floor and being told by the man behind the counter “not to waste his time.”

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YouTube
YouTube
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Cow Takes a Stroll Through Sporting Goods Store [VIDEO]

It lacks the suspense of a bull in a china shop, but shoppers in an Austrian sporting good store were certainly surprised to see a large cow wondering about the aisles.

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YouTube
YouTube
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Double-Jointed Musician Plays the Piano Backwards [VIDEO]

Evan Patrone has double-jointed shoulders and elbows, which allows him to sit on a bench and play the piano backwards. You’ll probably cringe a little bit when you see his talent in action (nature did not intend for arms to bend that way, right?). And you may continuing cringing, depending on how you feel about Coldplay’s ‘Clocks,’ the song he plays in the clip below:

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eBay
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Working Batmobile Available to Buy on eBay for $620,000

A turbine-powered Batmobile replica manufactured by Pusch Racing Designs can be yours for $620,000. Owner Casey Pusch posted the car on eBay, but thus far, we suspect the listing has attracted more bloggers and comic fans than serious buyers.

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YouTube
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Steven Seagal Sued For $100,000 After Driving Tank Through Man’s Home and Killing Puppy

Arizona man Jesus Llovera is out for justice after actor Steven Seagal drove a tank into his home, killing his puppy, during a police raid that was filmed for Seagal’s reality TV show ‘Steven Seagal: Lawman.’

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Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office
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Woman Conned Into Paying $180 for iPad That Was Just a Block of Wood

Ashley McDowell of Spartanberg, South Carolina probably thought she was a master negotiator when she haggled with two men a McDonald’s parking lot for a new iPad, getting the price down from $300 to $180. But when McDowell got home and opened the box, she instead found a plank of wood.

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University Medical Center, Tuscon
University Medical Center, Tuscon
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Man Impaled Through Eye by Pruning Shears, Retains Sight [PICTURE, VIDEO]

86-year-old LeRoy Luetscher dropped his pruning shears while gardening, and tripped and fell when he went to pick them up. In a horrifying mishap, the handle of the shears entered into his right eye-socket and made its way all the way to the middle of his neck.

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Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamonds

In the most stunning piece of planetary news since Pluto’s sad demotion, astronomers have found a star-orbiting land mass that is so dense its carbon is crystalline — which means it’s basically a planet made out of diamonds.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
Scott Olson, Getty Images
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Marines in Afghanistan Banned From Making Audible Farts

The military has banned Marines serving in Afghanistan from emitting audible farts, as such gastrointestinal expressions offend the Afghan people.

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The Sun
The Sun
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Arizona Mom Strives to Be Fattest Woman Ever [VIDEO]

World’s fattest mom Susanne Eman weighs 728 pounds, and the 32-year-old mother of two is consuming over 20,000 calories a day in hopes of eventually setting the all-time record for heaviest woman, which is 1,600 pounds.

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Macomb Daily
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Driver’s Fred Flintstone Braking Technique Results in Multiple Crashes [VIDEO]

A Georgia man was aware that his pickup truck had no functional brakes when he took it for  a drive Wednesday afternoon. But the 24-year-old was under the mistaken — and likely Saturday morning cartoon-influenced — impression he could just stop the vehicle by sticking his foot out the door and dragging it across the pavement, Fred Flinstone-style.

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